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    • Charleston/Ashley River Anchorages

      Statute Mile: 469
      Lat/Lon:
      32 46.456 North/079 56.830 West (anchorage hard by unlighted nun buoy #4)
      32 46.609 North/079 57.288 West (anchorage southwest of unlighted can buoy #5)
      32 46.815 North/079 57.571 West (anchorage between 56-foot fixed bridge, and 14-foot, Highway 17 Twin Bascule Bridges
      Location: all three anchorages are located on the waters of Ashley River between unlighted buoy #4 and the 14-foot, Highway 17 Twin Bascule Bridges
      Minimum Depth: 12+ feet
      Swing Room:
      sufficient room for vessels as large as 40 feet on anchorage hard by unlighted nun buoy #4
      Sufficient room for vessels as large as 50 feet on anchorage southwest of unlighted can buoy #5
      Sufficient room for vessels as large as 45 feet on anchorage between 56-foot fixed bridge, and 14-foot, Highway 17 Twin Bascule Bridges
      Foul Weather Shelter: Fair; wide open to southeastern and northwestern winds

      Rating:

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      Comments from Cruisers (2)

      1. Robert Pease -  September 17, 2018 - 1:58 pm

        I was warned by the marina of a lot of crap on the bottom. My anchor got fouled on long lengths of scrap electrical cable. You may want to put a note of caution on this anchorage. Am currently up the Wando river, very good holding.
        Robert Pease, SV Journey

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      2. HB Koerner -  December 28, 2012 - 11:12 pm

        The northernmost anchorage, closest to the City Marina (and their dinghy dock) has the shallowest water during tidal range. Holding ground is pluff mud, but great for catamarans. Off the City Marina you will find deeper water, but strong currents, and it tends to get crowded during the seasons. If you go under the 56′ bridge, you will find it much less crowded, though a much further dinghy ride to the City Marina dinghy dock. The Harborage on the Ashely River (former Ashley Marina) does not offer service to cruisers at anchor.

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    • Wappoo Creek – Elliott Cut Anchorage

      Statute Mile: 471
      Lat/Lon: 32 45.896 North/079 58.886 West
      Location: found along the Wappoo Creek’s southern shoreline, east of unlighted daybeacon #9
      Minimum Depth: 10-feet
      Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 38 feet
      Foul Weather Shelter: Excellent

      Rating:

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      Comments from Cruisers (3)

      1. Larry -  May 18, 2010 - 8:56 pm

        Behind the island in the Wapoo Cut is about the best [anchorage near Charleston] – and you can dinghy to the Charleston Crab House restaurant and walk a half mile to a Piggly Wiggly and a Subway and a liquor store – though not necessarily in that order. You can dock temporarily at the City Marina for $5 an hour but the overnight transient rate is outrageous unless you are of mega-yacht status.
        Captain Arnold

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      2. Jean Thomason (DOVEKIE) -  April 13, 2010 - 9:06 pm

        Anchored here again 4-13-10. The mooring ball is gone so we anchored closer to the west end in 14 feet of water near low tide. Pretty good protection from wakes.

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      3. Jean Thomason -  September 29, 2009 - 8:41 pm

        Anchored here September 23 (and have before) just about at the large pole that says Freddy, Freddy, Good anchorage but always have the concern of being blown either towards the grass island or over toward the docks. There is a mooring buoy right in the middle of the curve that restricts where one can anchor.

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