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Broad Creek/Burton Creek Anchorage

Posted by admin | Posted on 03-18-2007

Broad Creek/Burton Creek Anchorage
Statute Mile: 173.5
Lat/Lon: 35 05.717 North/076 36.542 West
Location: Burton Creek breaks off from the northern shores of Broad Creek, white itself lies along the Neuse River’s northwesterly banks between flashing daybeacons #3 and #4
Minimum Depth: 5-feet
Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 50 feet
Foul Weather Shelter: Excellent


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We stopped here both south (11/16/09) and north (5/7/10) bound. On both occasions, depths seemed to be less than what we experienced in 2007/2008 and we were not able to anchor in as close to shore.
In Nov we used a trip/marker on a danforth and found good holding. The breeze disappeared during the night and in the morning I found the boat wasn’t lying to the wind, in-fact we were 180° out from the 4 other boats in the creek. With further investigation I found the buoy was under the boat and hung between the prop an the rudder. It was a job to clear, but the anchor and marker were both retrieved.
When we stopped in May 2010 the water levels in the anchorage again seemed more shallow than in our previous visit. We were somewhat exposed to the NE wind, but conditions were tolerable. There were two shallow draft powerboats anchored further in and later, another sailboat anchored near us.
At dusk the wind switched directions and moved to the SW. This was not good as it moves water out of the creek and the water levels dropped even more. We had anchored in 6.5’ of water which slowly became 5’ as the evening progressed. Holding was again very good.
Lots of crab pots and local watermen traffic early mornings and evenings. Some bugs in light air and warmer temperatures.

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