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    • 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
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      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
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      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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      Comments from Cruisers (5)

      1. Gray & Betty Riddick -  May 12, 2013 - 9:39 am

        The upper reaches of the Pasquotank River to Dismal Canal and Goat Island are the most beautiful that we have experienced in extensive NC cruising from Swansboro to Norfolk. We do use the southern side of Goat/#11 and find good holding and protection in 8 – 9 feet of water.
        Gray & Betty Riddick

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      2. Captains Mark & Diana Doyle -  August 22, 2012 - 3:09 pm

        Goat Island Anchorage is located along the Dismal’s Pasquotank River, just before you reach the bustle of Elizabeth City. It’s your chance to experience the swamp for a peaceful night at anchor, tucked safely behind mosquito screens. Listen for owls and frogs, seemingly in the wilderness, but safely within earshot of homes hidden along the oxbow canal.
        It’s an ideal anchorage: wide and deep yet boasting all-around protection. You can anchor anywhere in the oxbow behind Goat Island, selecting a spot to get the best protection for the night’s forecast.
        Goat Island even has a small dock with a boardwalk (the Goat Island Camping Platform) where you can go ashore to explore or land a pet.
        The anchorage is well-positioned for both north- and southbound staging. Only 7 miles to the south, you can treat yourself to dockage at one of Elizabeth City’s free options: Mid-Atlantic Christian University Docks, Jennette Brothers Bulkhead, or the Elizabeth City Courtesy Docks and Bulkhead.
        And cruiser-friendly Elizabeth City is the perfect pit stop, with many stores and restaurants, and free rides to and from the local supermarket.
        Best and see you On the Water,
        Captains Mark & Diana Doyle

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      3. Steve Mims -  July 27, 2012 - 9:07 am

        Goat Island is a great spot. We liveaboard at Lambs Marina and frequently go anchor out for a weekend at the island. Very peaceful, save for the occasional PWC or powerboaters blasting by.
        Steve Mims

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      4. Patty Tate -  November 15, 2011 - 10:12 am

        10/31/2011 Stayed at this anchorage during gale force winds from the NNE. Very good holding. Good protection.
        Patty Tate

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      5. Capt Jock -  July 23, 2009 - 10:48 am

        The anchorage “behind” Goat Island is peaceful…holding is good and protection is excellent….if you’re real lucky and leave early you may get some awesome reflections on your way North or South!
        Capt Jock, formerly of DREAM MAKER, presently of HOME AT LAST

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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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      Comments from Cruisers (1)

      1. Gray Riddick -  September 2, 2010 - 2:49 pm

        I tried for well over an hour at multiple spots and could not get my Danforth to hold anywhere in this anchorage.

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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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