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Big Tom Creek Anchorages

Posted by admin | Posted on 02-28-2007

Big Tom Creek Anchorages
Statute Mile: 612.5
Lat/Lon:
31 46.632 North/081 09.251 West (downstream anchorge)
31 46.493 North/081 08.772 West (upstream anchorage)
Location: Big Tom Creek cuts the eastern banks of the ICW, south of flashing daybeacon #105A
Minimum Depth: 9-feet
Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 40 feet
Foul Weather Shelter:
Good on downstream anchorage, but open to western and northwesterly winds
Good on upstream anchorage, but open to northeasterly winds

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Comments from the Cruisers' Net Community (6)

We anchored in the Wahoo River south of St. Catherine’s Sound just off the AICW last February and heard the same monster sounds. My wife got no sleep that night!
Buzz Savage

We hear those rumbling sounds all around during mating season here in Florida – mostly April and May. It would be unnerving if you’d never heard it before and didn’t know! The big guys can really belt out a roar!
Bob McLeran

oh my….glad I’ve got an aluminum dinghy, not an inflatable…
Wally Moran

We anchored here on 4/8/2012. We dropped right over the 9 ft mark on the chart and the hook grabbed quickly. The charted depths are acurate. Deep side to side. Unnerving ‘monster sounds’ from shore in the middle of the night (cows snoring, I presume).

April is alligator mating season….noises you heard were gators bellowing!
Will

We are anchored on Big Tom Creek off the Bear River, just around the first turn to the northeast in 15 ft of water just past low tide. Plenty of swing room and nice views of Ossabaw Island. Aside from an occasional small powerboat, the only sounds are the birds and the dolphins in the creek.
Jean Thomason (DOVEKIE)

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