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18. Factory Bay Anchorage

18. Factory Bay Anchorage
Lat/Lon: near 25 57.773 North/081 43.447 West
Location: lies southwest of unlighted daybeacon #6
Minimum Depth: 5 ½ feet
Swing Room: sufficient swinging room for vessels as large as 48 feet
Foul Weather Shelter: good, but a bit open to strong northern winds


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Comments from the Cruisers' Net Community (3)

  1. ron -  May 26, 2010 - 2:18 pm

    We’ve spent weeks at Factory Bay waiting for weather. It is well protected and you have access to everything you need. The bottom is all mud and if you have a Danforth, it won’t hold in a blow. We dragged twice with two hooks set-Danforth and Fortress, in a blow and had to change to our heavier plow to dig and sink in the mud for a good hold. Also, if you stay a bit longer than anticipated, your anchor rode will be studded with tiny seashells and a muddy mess when you pull the hook.

  2. Capt. RL& Karen -  December 16, 2009 - 11:17 am

    We anchored between R14 & G15 along with 2 other boats on Monday 12/14/09, just across from the Snook Restaurant. Lots of water and had entertainment for the evening. Just follow the markers into Capri Pass…lots of water here. Will definitely come back.
    Capt. RL & Karen
    s/v Last Call
    45′ Island Trader, ketch

  3. Claiborne -  August 28, 2009 - 8:42 am

    I’ve been into Factory Bay twice this year and each time the police pass, wave and keep going. There have always been other boats anchored there, as well.
    Jake Dye


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