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Falmouth Harbor Navigation Project

Falmouth HarborFalmouth Harbor is located in Falmouth on Cape Cod’s south shore, about three miles east of Woods Hole. Used primarily by fishing and recreational craft, Falmouth Harbor is a popular center for charter excursions and sport fishing boats.

The project, completed in 1957, consists of a 10-foot-deep entrance channel 100 feet wide extending from Nantucket Sound into the inner harbor, located between Falmouth and Falmouth Heights, and an area of about 17 acres in the inner harbor dredged to the same depth. Dredged materials from the harbor were placed on the town beach at Falmouth Heights, providing additional beach area and protection to the shore.