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New Jersey

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The state of New Jersey is on the east coast of the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States of America. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the east, and by the states of Delaware to the south west, Pennsylvania to the west, and New York to the north and north east. Parts of the state are suburbs of New York City, just across the Hudson River to the the north east, and Philadelphia, just across the Delaware River on the south west.

Although the most densely populated state in the nation, New Jersey is well known for its beautiful beaches and other natural attractions, including the migratory birds of Cape May.

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The Jersey summers are typically hot and humid, with statewide average high temperatures of 82–88 °F (28–31 °C) and lows of 60–70 °F (16–21 °C); however, temperatures exceed 90 °F (32 °C) on average −25 days each summer, though rarely exceed 100 °F (38 °C). Winters are usually cold, with average high temperatures of 38–46 °F (3–8 °C) and lows of 26–32 °F (-3–0 °C) for most of the state, but temperatures could, for brief interludes, be as low as 10–20 °F (-12–-7 °C) and sometimes rise to 50–60 °F (10–16 °C). Northwestern parts of the state have slightly colder winters with average temperatures just below freezing. Spring and autumn may feature wide temperature variations, ranging from chilly to warm, although they are usually mild with lower humidity than summer.

During winter and early spring, New Jersey can in some years experience nor'easters, which are capable of causing blizzards or flooding throughout the northeastern United States. New Jersey may also experience drought and rain-free periods for weeks. Hurricanes and tropical storms (such as Hurricane Floyd in 1999), are rare.

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Approaches and Navigation

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Ports and Popular Stops

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Marinas & Yacht Club

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  • Free Anchorage: While it's not a designated anchorage free anchoring is permitted inside Cape May Harbor along the south side of the harbor from the Coast Guard station (38.56.9N 74.53.4W) west. The depths are good ranging from three to fifteen feet and the holding ground is good. It's a bit of a dinghy ride to get into town from here but the bay is well protected and is a much more sheltered than the only other option for anchoring nearby inside the Cape Henlopen breakwater which offers less shelter and no easy shore access.


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{{Reference|Rod Heikel|Greek Waters Pilot Imray||Laurie and Wilson, Cambridgeshire|9780852889718}}, expands to
Rod Heikell, Greek Waters Pilot Imray, Laurie and Wilson, Cambridgeshire, ISBN 9780852889718
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