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4.0 Massachusetts

•2 - WGBH PBS
•4 - WBZ CBS
•5 - WCVB ABC
•7 - WHDH NBC

•25 - WFXT FOX
•38 - WSBK UPN
•56 - WLVI CW

•Cable news NECN
•Cable sports NESN

by vaxvms See Profile edited by sashwa See Profile
last modified: 2006-11-12 10:54:38

Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce
»www.capecodchamber.org/

Brewster, MA Chamber of Commerce
»www.brewstercapecod.org/

Cape Cod Canal Region C of C
»www.capecodcanalchamber.org/

Chatham C of C
»www.chathamcapecod.org/

Dennis, MA C of C
»www.dennischamber.com/

Eastham, MA C of C
»www.easthamchamber.com/

Falmouth, MA C of C
»www.falmouthchamber.com/

Hyannis, MA area C of C
»www.hyannischamber.com/

Mashpee,MA C of C
»www.mashpeechamber.com/

Orleans, MA C of C
»www.capecod-orleans.com/

Provincetown, MA C of C
»www.ptownchamber.com/

Sandwich, MA C of C
»www.sandwichchamber.com/

Yarmouth,MA C of C
»www.yarmouthcapecod.com/

Wellfleet C of C
»www.wellfleetchamber.com/

by capecoddah See Profile edited by sashwa See Profile
last modified: 2007-03-22 00:46:02

Steamship Authority: Woods Hole-Martha's Vineyard, Hyannis-Nantucket; Martha's Vineyard-New Bedford
»web1.steamshipauthority.com/ssa/

Hy-Line Cruises: Hyannis to Martha's Vineyard and to Nantucket, also fishing and tours
»www.hy-linecruises.com/

Freedom Cruise Line: Harwichport-based; Harwich to Nantucket. Seal/ Seabird cruises.
»www.nantucketislandferry.com/

New England Fast Ferry: New Bedford, MA to Martha's Vineyard
»www.mvfastferry.com/

Island Queen: Falmouth-based; Falmouth to Martha's Vineyard.
»www.islandqueen.com/

Bay State Cruise Co. Inc.: Boston to Provincetown ferry service.
»www.baystatecruisecompany.com/

Boston Harbor Cruises, Boston and Portsmouth, N.H., to Provincetown. Harbor and whale watching
»www.bostonharborcruises.com/

Captain John Boats Inc.: Plymouth to Provincetown ferry service. Fishing and whale watching
»www.provincetownferry.com/

by capecoddah See Profile edited by sashwa See Profile
last modified: 2007-03-22 00:50:24

Cahoon Museum of American Art
• »www.cahoonmuseum.org/

Cape Cod Maritime Museum
• »www.capecodmaritimemuseum.org/

Cape Cod Museum of Art (Art, sculpture, film)
• »www.ccmoa.org/

Cape Cod Museum of Natural History
• »www.ccmnh.org/

Edward Gorey House
• »www.edwardgoreyhouse.org/

JFK Museum
• »www.jfkhyannismuseum.org/

Thorton Burgess Society (Peter Cottontail et al)
• »www.thorntonburgess.org/

All submitted by capecoddah See Profile

by sashwa See Profile

State Name origin - This state was named after the Massachusetts Indians that lived in the Massachusetts Bay Region. Massachusetts means "large hill place."

Nickname - Massachusetts is most commonly known as "The Bay State" or "The Old Bay State" in reference to the Cape Cod Bay where early settlements were made and to the Massachusetts Bay Company given a royal charter in 1629 to promote settlement of the new land "from sea to shining sea."

Residents - People who live in Massachusetts or who come from Massachusetts are called Bay Staters after one of the state's nicknames. This designation was made Official by the legislature December 18, 1990.

Massachusetts Official State Symbols

•Bean - Baked Navy Bean
•Berry - Cranberry
•Beverage - Cranberry Juice
•Bird - Chickadee
•Cat - Tabby Cat
•Children's Book - Make Way for Ducklings
•Cookie - Chocolate Chip Cookie
•Dessert - Boston Cream Pie
•Dog - Boston Terrier
•Donut - Boston Cream Donut
•Fish - Cod
•Flower - Mayflower
•Folk Hero - Johnny Appleseed
•Folk Song - Massachusetts
•Game Bird - Wild Turkey
•Heroine - Deborah Samson
•Horse - Morgan Horse
•Insect - Ladybug
•Muffin - Corn Muffin
•Polka - Say Hello to Someone in Massachusetts
•Rock - Roxbury Puddingstone
•Shell - New England Neptune
•Song - All Hail to Massachusetts
•Sport - Basketball
•Tree - American Elm


by vaxvms See Profile edited by sashwa See Profile
last modified: 2006-11-18 11:34:52

Where can I find museums outside of Metro Boston?

Cape Cod
Heritage Plantation & Gardens in Sandwich
Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum in Provincetown

Worcester
Worcester Art Museum
Higgins Armory Museum
Worcester Historical Museum
Ecotarium

Springfield
BasketBall Hall of Fame
Springfield Museums

Other places
Old Sturbridge Village in Sturbridge
Salem Witch Museum in Salem
Peabody Essex Museum in Salem
Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge
Cape Ann Historical Museum in Gloucester
Battleship Cove in Fall River
New Bedford Whaling Museum in New Bedford
Plimoth Plantation in Plymouth
Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester
Fitchburg Art Museum in Fitchburg
Concord Museum in Concord
Larz Anderson Auto Museum in Brookline

Submitted by an anon poster. Cape Cod items submitted by capecoddah See Profile

by sashwa See Profile
last modified: 2009-02-14 17:02:13

Where can I find Public Transportation in Massachusetts?

Trains
Amtrak
MBTA Commuter Trains

Airports
Logan International Airport

Subways and Local Buses
Boston
Worcester
Springfield
Lowell
Fitchburg

Bus Services
Peter Pan
Plymouth and Brockton
Logan Express

Submitted by an anon poster

by sashwa See Profile
last modified: 2006-11-05 10:58:29

Famous for everything from the Red Sox and Paul Revere to Cheers and clam "chowdah," Boston is a popular destination for so many reasons. Part history lesson, part modern metropolis, the Hub offers attractions to suit every taste and interest. Plus, it's incredibly easy to get around, either on foot or by the user-friendly public transportation system, called the T.

Things to do in Boston

Boston Duck Tours

Museum of Science

New England Aquarium

Museum of Fine Arts

Prudential Center Skywalk Observatory

Faneuil Hall Marketplace

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Public Gardens Swan Boats

Freedom Trail

Boston HarborWalk - includes audio tour and interactive map

Harvard Square in Cambridge

The North End - Boston's Little Italy

The Boston Harbor Association

Thanks vaxvms See Profile for the updates.

by sashwa See Profile
last modified: 2008-08-23 14:27:48

If you seek cultural delights, the Bay State offers a wealth of art and music, and not only in the big cities.

Visit Massachusetts
Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism
- Link submitted by vaxvms See Profile

by sashwa See Profile
last modified: 2008-08-21 11:30:46

The old John Hancock Building in Boston is topped by a weather beacon with red and blue lights, which use a code to present the local weather forecast, using a popular rhyme as a mnemonic:

Steady blue, clear view.
Flashing blue, clouds due or changes due.
Steady red, rain ahead.
Flashing red, snow instead.

During baseball season, flashing red means the Boston Red Sox game has been called off on account of weather.

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last modified: 2009-02-12 20:15:41

Massachusetts' Road Conditions

Traffic cams at SmarTraveler

Massachusetts Turnpike webcams

by vaxvms See Profile edited by sashwa See Profile
last modified: 2006-11-11 17:38:29

Massachusetts Homepage

by vaxvms See Profile edited by sashwa See Profile
last modified: 2006-11-10 23:59:45

»www.worcestermass.org/

by vaxvms See Profile edited by sashwa See Profile
last modified: 2008-06-01 20:17:44

Southwick's Zoo in Mendon, MA
Capron Park Zoo in Attleboro, MA
Stone Zoo in Stoneham, MA
Buttonwood Park Zoo in New Bedford, MA
Forest Park Zoo in Springfield, Ma
Franklin Park Zoo in Boston, MA

• A list of Mass Audubon Wildlife Sanctuaries

by vaxvms See Profile edited by sashwa See Profile
last modified: 2007-07-08 10:22:07