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NC Anchorages – AICW, Alligator River to Pungo River (Statute Mile 80 to 145)

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 09-18-2009

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Little Alligator River Anchorage

Posted by admin | Posted on 04-11-2007

Little Alligator River Anchorage
Statute Mile: 82
Lat/Lon: near 35 55.826 North/076 01.567 West
Location: off the Alligator River’s western shoreline, west of flashing daybeacon #10
Depth: 6-foot depths, but entrance channel is unmarked and tricky
Special Comment: Use of a GPS chartplotter is recommended to enter this anchorage safely
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Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 40 feet
Foul Weather Shelter: Very good

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South Lake – Broad Creek Anchorage

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 04-11-2007

South Lake – Broad Creek Anchorage
Statute Mile: 82
Lat/Lon: 35 55.020 North/075 54.875 West
Location: combined entrance to East Lake and South Lake lies along the Alligator River’s easterly shoreline, east of AICW marker #10; anchorage lies just northeast of Broad Creek’s mouth, found along South Lake’s southwesterly shores
Depth: 5-foot depths, but entrance channel is unmarked
Navigation Detail: Click Here For Navigational Detail of this Anchorage
Special Comment: Use of a GPS chartplotter strongly recommended to safely run entrance channel past Lake Point
Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 38 feet
Foul Weather Shelter: Very good
Dinghy Dock Access: dinghies can be landed at a little used launching ramp, on the western shores of Broad Creek, in the body of this stream’s sharp turn to the south
Pet Friendly: pets can be walked ashore at the Broad Creek launching ramp (see above)

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South Lake – Boranges Point Anchorage

Posted by admin | Posted on 04-11-2007

East and South Lake Anchorages
Statute Mile: 82
Lat/Lon: 35 54.904 North/075 53.961 West
Location: combined entrance to East Lake and South Lake lies along the Alligator River’s easterly shoreline, east of AICW marker #10; anchorage lies southeast of Boranges Point, off South Lake’s northeasterly shores
Minimum Depth: 5-foot depths, but entrance channel is unmarked
Navigation Detail: Click Here For Navigational Detail of this Anchorage
Special Comment: Use of a GPS chartplotter strongly recommended to safely run entrance channel past Lake Point
Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 38 feet
Foul Weather Shelter: Very good

Dinghy Dock Access: dinghies can be landed at a little used launching ramp, on the western shores of Broad Creek, in the body of this stream’s sharp turn to the south
Pet Friendly: pets can be walked ashore at the Broad Creek launching ramp (see above)

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Second Creek Anchorage

Posted by admin | Posted on 04-10-2007

Second Creek Anchorage
Statute Mile: 88
Lat/Lon: 35 51.647 North/076 03.481 West
Location: west of ICW/Alligator River’s flashing daybeacon #18
Minimum Depth: 5 feet
Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 50 feet
Foul Weather Shelter: fair, open to strong southern, eastern and southeastern winds

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The Straits – Catfish Point Anchorage

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 04-09-2007

The Straits – Catfish Point Anchorage
Statute Mile: 98
Lat/Lon: 35 46.030 North/076 03.430 West
Location: the creek known as “The Straits” flanks the Alligator River’s western shore, west-northwest of AICW marker #26; anchorage lies west of Catfish Point
Minimum Depth: 5 feet but entrance channel is VERY difficult
Special Comment: GPS chartplotter and cruising guide REQUIRED to make a safe entry into this anchorage
Swing Room: sufficient for vessels as large as 38 feet
Foul Weather Shelter: Good, but open to fresh southern and southeasterly winds

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The Straits – Lyons Point Anchorage

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 04-09-2007

The Straits Anchorages
Statute Mile: 98
Lat/Lon:35 45.982 North/076 03.817 West
Location: the creek known as “The Straits” flanks the Alligator River’s western shore, west-northwest of AICW marker #26; anchorage lies east of Lyons Point
Minimum Depth: 5 feet but entrance channel is VERY difficult
Special Comment: GPS chartplotter REQUIRED to make a safe entry into this anchorage
Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 36 feet
Foul Weather Shelter: Very good

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The Straits – Babbit Bay Anchorage

Posted by admin | Posted on 04-09-2007

The Straits – Babbit Bay Anchorage
Statute Mile: 98
Lat/Lon: 35 45.905 North/076 04.293 West (anchorage west of Lyons Point)
Location: the creek known as “The Straits” flanks the Alligator River’s western shore, west-northwest of flashing daybeacon #26′ anchorage lies west of Lyons Point, just south of the sharp, unnamed point which forms he northern tier of shallow Babbit Bay’s easterly entrance
Minimum Depth: 5 feet but entrance channel is VERY difficult
Special Comment: GPS chartplotter REQUIRED to make a safe entry into this anchorage
Swing Room: sufficient for vessels as large as 36 feet
Foul Weather Shelter: Very good

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Alligator River/Deep Point Anchorage

Posted by admin | Posted on 04-08-2007

Alligator River/Deep Point Anchorage
Statute Mile: 102
Lat/Lon: 35 40.268 North/076 03.405 West
Location: east of unlighted daybeacon #43, and east of Deep Point
Minimum Depth: 6 feet
Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 45 feet
Foul Weather Shelter: Fair, open to eastern and southeastern winds

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Alligator River/Bear Point Anchorage

Posted by admin | Posted on 04-07-2007

Alligator River/Bear Point Anchorage
Statute Mile: 102.5
Lat/Lon: 35 40.592 North/076 04.383 West
Location: north of flashing daybeacon #45, and south of Bear Point
Minimum Depth: 7 feet
Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 45 feet
Foul Weather Shelter: Fair, only sheltered to the north, northeast and northwest

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Tuckahoe Point Anchorage

Posted by admin | Posted on 04-06-2007

Tuckahoe Point Anchorage
Statute Mile: 104
Lat/Lon: 35 40.439 North/076 05.798 West
Location: north of unlighted daybeacon #52
Minimum Depth: 7 feet, but stray just a bit too far north, and you are into 3 foot depths
Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 36 feet
Foul Weather Shelter: Fair to good, a bit open to strong southwestern winds

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Upper Pungo Easternmost Anchorage

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 04-05-2007

Upper Pungo Easternmost Anchorage
Statute Mile: 127.5
Lat/Lon: 35 33.558 North/076 27.978 West
Location: found on the uppermost waters of the Pungo River, abandoned by the AICW, north and northwest of marker #23 and a short jog west of the Alligator River–Pungo River Canal’s shoal-prone southerly entrance; easternmost anchorage lies south of the first major cove indenting the river’s northerly shoreline
Minimum Depth: 6 ½ feet
Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 50 feet
Foul Weather Shelter: Fair to good, but open to southerly winds

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Upper Pungo Middle Anchorage

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 04-05-2007

Upper Pungo Easternmost Anchorage
Statute Mile: 127.5
Lat/Lon: 35 33.718 North/076 28.399 West
Location: found on the uppermost waters of the Pungo River, abandoned by the AICW, north and northwest of marker #23 and a short jog west of the Alligator River–Pungo River Canal’s shoal-prone southerly entrance; middle anchorage lies immediately south of the sharp point of marsh separating the first and second major coves indenting the river’s northerly shoreline
Minimum Depth: 6 ½ feet
Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 50 feet
Foul Weather Shelter: Good, but a bit open to strong northeasterly winds

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Upper Pungo Upstream-most Anchorage

Posted by admin | Posted on 04-05-2007

Upper Pungo Upstream-most Anchorage
Statute Mile: 127.5
Lat/Lon: 35 34.015 North/076 28.789 West
Location: on the uppermost waters of the Pungo River, abandoned by the AICW, north and northwest of marker #23 and a short jog west of the Alligator River–Pungo River Canal’s shoal-prone southerly entrance; upstream-most anchorage lies east, northeast of Styron Creek
Minimum Depth: 6 ½ feet
Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 38 feet
Foul Weather Shelter: Very Good

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Scranton Creek Anchorage

Posted by admin | Posted on 04-04-2007

Scranton Creek Anchorage
Statute Mile: 130
Lat/Lon: 35 30.548 North/076 28.086 West
Location: off the Pungo River’s southeastern shore, well south-southeast of flashing daybeacon #21
Minimum Depth: 8-foot depths, but numerous unmarked shoals must be bypassed to maintain these depths
Special Comment: GPS chartplotter needed to safely access this anchorage
Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 34 feet
Foul Weather Shelter: Excellent

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Upper Dowry Creek Anchorage

Posted by admin | Posted on 04-03-2007

Upper Dowry Creek Anchorage
Statute Mile: 131.5
Lat/Lon: 35 32.081 North/076 32.046 West
Location: Dowry Creek makes into the northern banks of Pungo River, north, northwest of unlighted daybeacon #15, anchorage lies north of Dowry Creek Marina
Minimum Depth: 5 feet
Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 45 feet
Foul Weather Shelter: Very Good
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Tooleys Creek Anchorage

Posted by admin | Posted on 04-02-2007

Tooleys Creek Anchorage
Statute Mile: 135
Lat/Lon: 35 32.163 North/076 36.454 West
Location: west of flashing daybeacon #1, just north of Belhaven and Pantego Creek
Minimum Depth: 5 1/2-foot minimum depths
Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 40 feet
Foul Weather Shelter: Good protection, but open to easterly winds

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Belhaven/Pantego Creek Anchorage

Posted by admin | Posted on 04-01-2007

Belhaven/Pantego Creek Anchorage
Statute Mile: 135.5
Lat/Lon: near 35 31.871 North/076 37.252 West
Location: on the waters of Pantego Creek, west-southwest of unlighted daybeacon #8
Minimum Depth: 9-foot depths
Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 50 feet
Foul Weather Shelter: Poor; this anchorage is subject to serious rock and roll even in moderate winds

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Pungo Creek Anchorage

Posted by admin | Posted on 03-31-2007

Pungo Creek Anchorage
Statute Mile: 136
Lat/Lon: 35 30.392 North/076 39.326 West
Location: on the waters of Pungo Creek, lying west-northwest of the ICW’s flashing daybeacon #8
Minimum Depth: 7-foot depths
Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 50 feet
Foul Weather Shelter: Fair

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Slade Creek – Southwesternmost Anchorage

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 03-30-2007

Slade Creek – Southwesternmost Anchorage
Statute Mile: 140
Lat/Lon: 35 27.553 North/076 33.137 West
Location: the entrance to Slade Creek cuts Pungo River’s eastern shoreline, southeast of AICW/Pungo River marker #5; anchorage immediately east of Slade Creek’s mouth
Minimum Depth: 7 feet if and only if you can follow the unmarked entrance channel; a GPS chartplotter is NECESSARY for safe entrance into Slade Creek
Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 38 feet
Foul Weather Shelter: Fair, open to western, southwestern and northwestern winds

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