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Old 01-26-2019, 11:05 AM
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Was going to rent a house on block island this summer but my wife had a sudden health issue and needs to stay close to good hospitals and is spooked about being on an island not able to access good care in an emergency.

Ive done the cape and am over it.

Where else Lise can I trailer the boat and fish where the rest of the family would have fun. I love in ct and am looking for options within an 8 hour drive.
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Old 01-26-2019, 11:55 AM
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Mid coast Maine? Rent a house for a week, plenty of boating areas, good access to Maine Medical Center in Portland.
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NH lakes region. Think wolfeboro has a sm hospital
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Old 01-26-2019, 12:41 PM
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Narragansett RI, Pt Judith Harbor
Westerly or Charleston RI

All of the above get you in the same area as BI with access to Hospitals but I would try to avoid South County Hospital and go to RI Hospital, back to Yale or up to Boston.

Not an expert but somewhere North of Boston may be an option.
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The fishing is not what it is down in mass or ct, but it would be a fun place. Rent a place in Portland, and get a slip for that time at any number of marina's in portland or s. portland. Tons of eating, city walking, and the like.
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Why not Watch Hill? Ocean House views of Block, stuff to do all around and medical service available.
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Old 01-26-2019, 05:31 PM
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We have been along the coast from Boston to as far as the roads go--Sydney, NS on Cape Breton Island.

And the most beautiful place we discovered was Camden, Maine. They have an incredible bay with a bunch of wooden schooners and tall sail ships docked. The town is where ship captains of big sailing boats/ships lived, and many of their homes are now bed and breakfasts. We're going back to that place.
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i'd do Block or OB,Pete
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Old 01-26-2019, 05:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Bassmantweed View Post
Was going to rent a house on block island this summer but my wife had a sudden health issue and needs to stay close to good hospitals and is spooked about being on an island not able to access good care in an emergency.

Ive done the cape and am over it.

Where else Lise can I trailer the boat and fish where the rest of the family would have fun. I love in ct and am looking for options within an 8 hour drive.
When in "summer" ? The answer might be different the second week of September versus the last week in June, especially as it relates to fishing.

What size boat and type of fishing?



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Old 01-26-2019, 06:06 PM
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2nd Maine .Camden/ Rockport area nice and soooo not the cape .(I do like the cape, but my heart is in ME)
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Old 01-26-2019, 06:43 PM
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Maine is beautiful but don’t go for the fishing
unless giants
much better in shore fishing ma and ri
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Old 01-26-2019, 07:05 PM
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What type of health care access does she need? Minutes, hours? Most islands can have you to a level one trama center within an hour. Its expensive though.
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Old 01-26-2019, 07:16 PM
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Westport, Mass . . . sssh!
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Old 01-27-2019, 02:53 AM
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There are simply too many options with the information provided. Does budget matter? How close to nightlife do you need to be? What is considered fun for the family? Do you want to leave the boat in the water for the week? The options could range from something a bit quieter in southern RI or southern MA to the summer frenzy at Hampton Beach.

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Newburyport Mass. Route 1 is right there and will have you into Boston in no time. Plenty of marinas on the merrimack that will do a transient, or seasonal rental, but also plenty of houses for rent with private docks or moorings. Short boat ride to Rockport, Gloucester, ipswich, etc. Beautiful sandbars and beaches in ipswich. Great food and nightlife in newburyport. Also, if you can find a rental on plum island in the Basin thats a nice spot and lots of moorings in there. Feel free to PM me with any questions. And most important, I hope everything is ok with your wife and you dont end up needing any hospital trips.
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Originally Posted by liquid plumber View Post
Newburyport Mass. Route 1 is right there and will have you into Boston in no time. Plenty of marinas on the merrimack that will do a transient, or seasonal rental, but also plenty of houses for rent with private docks or moorings. Short boat ride to Rockport, Gloucester, ipswich, etc. Beautiful sandbars and beaches in ipswich. Great food and nightlife in newburyport. Also, if you can find a rental on plum island in the Basin thats a nice spot and lots of moorings in there. Feel free to PM me with any questions. And most important, I hope everything is ok with your wife and you dont end up needing any hospital trips.
I agree with the Newburyport recommendation, and will add Salisbury that is right across the river. Plenty of boat ramps and marinas in the area. Newburyport has a hospital and Boston hospitals are only about 30 minutes away.
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Thanks for the reccomendations so far. Im liking the Portland idea. Maybe Newport as well.

Providing more details for those who asked.

- time - early to mid August.
- Medical treatment - cardiac.
- boat is a 23 parker se and yes Id like to leave it in the water.
- family acitvity fun is low key chilling. Beach and eating seafood.
- We do enough culture throughout the year so that is not really a requirement
- budget Id say $4000 for a weekly rental.

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unless you are going to consider other remote places, nothing is really going to be like block.
why are you so "over the cape"? considering your list above - i'd put hyannis and vicinity at the top of your list.
cape cod hospital is right there in hyannis. they saved my brothers life (aortic aneurism), so i can vouch for their cardiac related abilities.
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Originally Posted by Nicknotsebastian View Post
unless you are going to consider other remote places, nothing is really going to be like block.
why are you so "over the cape"? considering your list above - i'd put hyannis and vicinity at the top of your list.
cape cod hospital is right there in hyannis. they saved my brothers life (aortic aneurism), so i can vouch for their cardiac related abilities.
maybe I have been doing the cape wrong but it always seems so crowded. Plus sharks. I hate sharks. 🤪
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Westport, Mass . . . sssh!
Enough.
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