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Archive For: Anchorages1 ICW, Dismal Swamp Route (Statute Mile 25 to 65)

  • Old Barge Depot Anchorage

    Old Barge Depot Anchorage
    Statute Mile: 33
    Lat/Lon: 36 26.325 North/076 19.498 West
    Location: found on the now, unused northernmost portion of Turner Cut, north of the intersection with the channel leading to South Mills Lock
    Depth: 12+ feet
    Navigation Detail: Click Here For Navigational Detail of this Anchorage
    Swing Room: LIMITED, sufficient room for vessels ONLY as large as 34 feet
    Holding Ground Evaluation: very thick mud
    Foul Weather Shelter: Excellent
    Dinghy Dock Access: dinghy landing is possible on an old, abandoned bulkhead which overlooks the western side of the canal, hard by our recommended anchorage position
    Nearby Provisioning: convenience store within a LONG walk of the dinghy landing described above
    Pet Friendly: pets can be landed at bulkhead specified above, and then walked through low, brushy area behind dock

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  • Upper Pasquotank River Anchorage

    Upper Pasquotank River Anchorage
    Statute Mile:37
    Lat/Lon: near 36 23.260 North/076 17.158 West
    Location: west and south of the Pasquotank River, Turners Cut intersection
    Depth: 6½-feet
    Navigation Detail: Click Here For Navigational Detail of this Anchorage
    Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 32 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: Excellent

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  • Goat Island Anchorage

    Goat Island Anchorages
    Statute Mile: 43.5
    Lat/Lon: near 36 20.585 North/076 13.321 West
    Location: south and southwest of Goat Island between unlighted daybeacons #13 and #11
    Depth: 6-feet via the southeastern entrance; 5-foot minimum depths via northwestern entrance
    Navigation Detail: Click Here For Navigational Detail of this Anchorage
    Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 45 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: Excellent
    Dinghy Dock Access: dinghies can be landed at a small dock on the western shores of Goat Island, associated with a raised platform camping facility
    Pet Friendly: pets can be taken ashore at the raised camping platform dinghy dock, but keep them on the boardwalk to avoid any snakey encounters

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  • Sawyers Creek Anchorage

    Sawyers Creek Anchorage
    Statute Mile: 46.5
    Lat/Lon: near 36 19.463 North/076 10.853 West
    Location: off the eastern banks of the Pasquotank River, north of the Camden Railway Bridg
    Depth: 5 1/2-feet, but successful navigation can be difficult
    Navigation Detail: Click Here For Navigational Detail of this Anchorage
    Swing Room:  sufficient room for vessels smaller than 33 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: Good
    Dinghy Dock Access: dinghies can be landed at an upstream public launching ramp
    Nearby Provisioning: It’s a 1.1 miles walk, first east on Highway 343, and then south on Highway 158 to Lambs Marina where you will find a convenience store and fresh seafood counter, with a restaurant across the street
    Pet Friendly: pets can be walked after going ashore at the upstream public launching ramp

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  • Railroad Bridge Anchorage

    Railroad Bridge Anchroage
    Statute Mile: 47.5
    Lat/Lon: near 36 18.923 North/076 10.982 West
    Location: on the waters of the unnamed creek making into the Pasquotank’s southeastern banks 0.3 nautical mile south-southwest of the charted railroad bridge near the charted position of Camden
    Depth: 8-feet
    Navigation Detail: Click Here For Navigational Detail of this Anchorage
    Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 50 feet
    Holding Ground Evaluation: some cruisers have reported a hard bottom which makes setting an anchor difficult – many others have not encountered this potential problem
    Foul Weather Shelter: Excellent

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  • Forbes Bay Anchorage

    Forbes Bay Anchorage
    Statute Mile: 53
    Lat/Lon: near 36 17.374 North/076 12.074 West
    Location: on the waters of Forbes Bay, along the Pasquotank’s southwestern banks, northwest of flashing daybeacon #7
    Depth: 6-foot minimum depths; reviewed on pages
    Navigation Detail: Click Here For Navigational Detail of this Anchorage
    Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 50 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: Fair, wide open to northeastern winds
    Dinghy Dock Access: dinghies can be landed at a public launching ramp, north (upstream) of this anchorage, lying along the westerly shoreline, south of the Mariners Wharf city docks
    Nearby Provisioning: for free boat shuttle call Farm Fresh Supermarket (252-331-1301) for pick-up and return to the docks
    Pet Friendly: pets can be walked in a public park immediately adjacent to the dinghy landing described above

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