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40. Ding Darling Anchorage

40. Ding Darling Anchorage
Statute Mile 5.5
Lat/Lon: near 26 27.495 North/082 05.532 West
Location: found on the waters of the mostly deep cove south of flashing daybeacon #16
Minimum Depth: 5 feet
Swing Room: sufficient swinging room for vessels as large as 55 feet
Foul Weather Shelter: fair, open to northern, northeastern and northwestern winds


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Comments from the Cruisers' Net Community (2)

  1. Claiborne -  October 19, 2010 - 3:22 pm

    My wife and I used this spot a lot, earlier this year. We watched a family of Manatees feeding for most of the day. The [semi-sunken] sailboat [which used to lie in these waters] has now been taken away.
    Pete Waldron

  2. Jean Thomason (DOVEKIE) -  March 25, 2010 - 10:38 pm

    This is a popular anchorage. We have stayed here three times, most recently 3/21/2010. It gave us good protection from SE to SW winds but when the wind shifted to NW it got a little bumpy. On a good day, it is fun to take the dink through the opening in the mangroves into Tarpon Bay to see the birds. An abandoned sailboat is lying on its side near the shore on the eastern side of the anchorage.


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