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FL Keys Anchorages – Hawk Channel, Sombrero Key to Key West

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 09-29-2009

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Please Note That Anchorages Below Are Listed in A Rough North to South And East to West Geographic Format

101. Bahia Honda Channel/State Park Anchorage

Posted by admin | Posted on 03-16-2008

101. Bahia Honda Channel Anchorage
Lat/Lon: near 24 39.442 North/081 16.819 West
Location: lies between the two Bahia Honda bridges, off the westerly shores of Bahia Honda Key
Minimum depth: 5- to 9 -feet
Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 45 feet
Foul Weather Shelter: good, but open to southern, northern and northwesterly winds

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102. Newfound Harbor Channel Southerly Anchorage

Posted by admin | Posted on 03-15-2008

102. Newfound Harbor Channel Southerly Anchorage
Lat/Lon: near 24 38.286 North/081 22.686 West
Location: lies east of the Newfound Harbor Channel between unlighted daybeacons #4 and #6
Minimum depth: 5 ½ feet
Swing Room: unlimited
Foul Weather Shelter: fair, but wide open to westerly winds

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103. Newfound Harbor Mid Anchorage

Posted by admin | Posted on 03-14-2008

103. Newfound Harbor Mid Anchorage
Lat/Lon: 24 38.768 North/081 23.206 West
Location: on the waters south of Little Torch Key, between unlighted daybeacons #5 and #2
Minimum depth: 5 to 6 ½ feet
Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 40 feet
Foul Weather Shelter: good, but open to southwesterly winds

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104. Newfound Harbor Western Anchorage

Posted by admin | Posted on 03-13-2008

104. Newfound Harbor Western Anchorage
Lat/Lon: 24 38.780 North/081 23.906 West
Location: on the waters charted as “Newfound Harbor,” east of Ramrod Key, and east of unlighted daybeacon #1
Minimum depth: 5 feet
Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 48 feet
Foul Weather Shelter: good, but bit open to southeasterly winds

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105. Newfound Harbor Channel Northerly Anchorage

Posted by admin | Posted on 03-12-2008

105. Newfound Harbor Channel Northerly Anchorage
Lat/Lon: near 24 39.711 North/081 22.721 West
Location: discovered north of unlighted daybeacon #8, hard by the tip of the charted tongue of deep water,
Minimum depth: 6-feet
Special Note: sailcraft and other masted vessels are officially prohibited from making use of this anchorage due to the nearby presence of high tension, over-water powerlines
Swing Room: sufficient for vessels as large as 50 feet. Note B of the NOAA chart states “No anchoring by sailboats or other masted vessels due to the presence of high tension power lines.”
Foul Weather Shelter: very good in all but unusually strong southern winds

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106. Niles Channel Southern Anchorage

Posted by admin | Posted on 03-11-2008

106. Niles Channel Southern Anchorage
Lat/Lon: near 24 37.779 North/081 25.537 West
Location: south of unlighted daybeacon #6 and just northeast of the shoal charted as “M Grs,”
Minimum depth: 6-foot depths
Swing Room: unlimited
Foul Weather Shelter: poor, fair weather anchorage only

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107. Niles Channel–Pye Key Anchorage

Posted by admin | Posted on 03-10-2008

107. Niles Channel–Pye Key Anchorage
Lat/Lon: near 24 38.235 North/081 26.263 West
Location: lies 450 yards off Pye Key’s easterly banks
Minimum depth: 5-feet
Swing Room: unlimited
Foul Weather Shelter: fair to good, but open to southern and eastern winds

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108. Niles Channel Northern Anchorage

Posted by admin | Posted on 03-09-2008

108. Niles Channel Northern Anchorage
Lat/Lon: near 24 39.506 North/081 26.113 West
Location: on the water lying 200 yards off Niles Channel’s westerly banks and 250 yards south of the fixed bridge
Minimum depth: 6-feet
Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 50 feet
Foul Weather Shelter: very good for all but unusually strong northern and southern winds

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109. Bow Channel Anchorage

Posted by admin | Posted on 03-08-2008

109. Bow Channel Anchorage
Lat/Lon: near 24 39.525 North/081 30.887 West
Location: found north of Bow Channel’s unlighted daybeacon #24 #24 and 350 yards south-southeast of the 8-foot fixed bridge
Minimum depth: 4-feet
Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 42 feet
Foul Weather Shelter: very good

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110. Saddlebunch Harbor Anchorage

Posted by admin | Posted on 03-07-2008

110. Saddlebunch Harbor Anchorage
Lat/Lon: near 24 34.923 North/081 37.613 West
Location: lies north of the Hawk Channel’s unlighted daybeacon #55 and just north-northwest of Saddlebunch Harbor’s unlighted daybeacon #8
Minimum depth: 5 ½%f-foot depths, but typical soundings are 8 feet or better
Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 38 feet
Foul Weather Shelter: excellent

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111. Boca Chica Anchorages

Posted by admin | Posted on 03-06-2008

111. Boca Chica Anchorages
Lat/Lon: see detailed account in “Cruising the Florida Keys”
Location: many possible anchorages lie northwest of the Boca Chica Channel, which strikes to the north-northeast, between Hawk Channel’s flashing daybeacon #56 and unlighted daybeacon #57
Minimum depth: Depths vary greatly on these anchorages, ranging from 4 to as much as 18 feet
Swing Room: generally sufficient room for vessels as large as 40 feet
Foul Weather Shelter: good

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