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Archive For: Anchorages7 ICW, Goose Creek to Bay River (Statute Mile 145 to 165)

  • Lower Spring Creek Anchorage

    Lower Spring Creek Anchorage
    Statute Mile: 151
    Lat/Lon: near 35 19.781 North/076 37.188 West
    Location: southwest of flashing daybeacon #6
    Minimum Depth: 7 feet
    Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 45 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: sufficient room for vessels as large as 45 feet

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  • Eastham Creek – Eastham Point Anchorage

    Eastham Creek Anchorages
    Statute Mile: 154
    Lat/Lon: 35 17.820 North/076 36.346 West
    Location: Eastham Creek enters the AICW’s eastern flank hard by unlighted marker #13; anchorage is found off the northern side of the channel between markers #3 and #4
    Minimum Depth: 4½- to 5-feet
    Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 40 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: Excellent, except in strong southwesterly winds

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  • Eastham Creek Upstream Anchorage

    Eastham Creek Upstream Anchorages
    Statute Mile: 154
    Lat/Lon: 35 17.526 North/076 35.672 West
    Location: Eastham Creek enters the AICW’s eastern flank hard by unlighted marker #13; anchorage lies off the creek’s southerly banks, south of marker #7
    Minimum Depth: 4½- to 5-feet
    Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 40 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: Excellent

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  • Campbell Creek – Huskie Point Anchorage

    Campbell Creek Anchorages
    Statute Mile: 154
    Lat/Lon: 35 17.073 North/076 37.367 West
    Location: Campbell Creek lies west of the gap between AICW markers #13 and #14, anchorage will be discovered northwest of Huskie Point
    Minimum Depth: 6-feet
    Special Comment: Be on guard against crab pots and fish traps when entering Campbell Creek
    Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 50 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: Excellent

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  • Campbell Creek – Smith Creek Anchorage

    Campbell Creek Anchorages
    Statute Mile: 154
    Lat/Lon: 35 17.007 North/076 37.727 West
    Location: Campbell Creek lies west of the gap between AICW markers #13 and #14; anchorage will be found northeast of Smith Creek
    Minimum Depth: 6-feet
    Special Comment: Be on guard against crab pots and fish traps when entering Campbell Creek
    Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 45 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: Excellent

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  • Jones Bay Anchorage

    Jones Bay Anchorage
    Statute Mile: 157.5
    Lat/Lon: near 35 14.445 North/076 35.331 West
    Location: on the upper reaches of Jones Bay near where it meets the ICW hard by flashing daybeacon #21
    Minimum Depth: 6+ feet
    Special Comment: Watch out for nighttime commercial fishing craft traffic; be SURE to show a bright anchor light!
    Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 45 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: Fair, open to easterly winds

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  • Upper Gale Creek Anchorage

    Upper Gale Creek Anchorage
    Statute Mile: 159.5
    Lat/Lon: near 35 12.879 North/076 35.668 West
    Location: on the waters of upper Gale Creek, abandoned by the ICW, south and west of flashing daybeacon #22
    Minimum Depth: 4 ½ foot depths
    Special Comment: This anchorage is best entered while using a GPS chartplotter
    Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 45 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: Good

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  • Bonner Bay/Long Creek Anchorage

    Bonner Bay/Long Creek Anchorage
    Statute Mile: 162
    Lat/Lon: 35 08.765 North/076 34.579 West
    Location: on the southerly running stretch of Long Creek, east of this stream’s intersection with Bonner Bay
    Minimum Depth: 7 feet
    Special Comment: This anchorage is best entered with the use of a GPS chartplotter
    Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 36 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: Excellent

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  • Bonner Bay/Spring Creek Anchorage

    Bonner Bay/Spring Creek Anchorage
    Statute Mile: 162
    Lat/Lon: 35 08.469 North/076 35.788 West
    Location: on the waters of Spring Creek, running off the southern reaches of Bonner Bay, abeam of the unnamed, twin offshoot making into the creek’s southeastern shores
    Minimum Depth: 7 feet
    Special Comment: This anchorage is best entered with the use of a GPS chartplotter
    Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 36 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: Good but wide open to strong northeasterly winds

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  • Vandemere Creek Anchorage (5.7 nautical miles off the AICW on Bay River)

    Vandemere Creek Anchorage
    Lat/Lon: 35 11.397 North/076 39.202 West
    Location: west of Vandemere Creek’s first 90 degree turn to the north; Vandemere Creek likes north of Bay River’ marker #5
    Minimum Depth: 6 1/2 feet
    Special Note: you may find the entrance to Vandemere Creek marked with a series of uncharted spar type aids to navigation; If you do find these markers, use them, but employing a GPS chartplotter to safely enter and exit Vandemere Creek is also highly recommended
    Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 40 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: Excellent; good protection from all winds

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  • Moore Bay/Bay River Anchorage (6 Nautical Miles off the AICW on Bay River)

    Moore Bay/Bay River Anchorage
    Lat/Lon: 35 08.968 North/076 40.471 West
    Location: lies southeast of Bay River’s marker #6
    Minimum Depth: 8 feet
    Swing Room: sufficient room for almost any size vessel
    Foul Weather Shelter: Fair to poor, wide open to northern, northeastern and northwestern winds

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  • Mason Bay/Bay River Anchorage (7.3 Nautical Miles off the AICW, on Bay River)

    Mason Bay/Bay River Anchorage
    Lat/Lon: 35 08.302 North/076 41.724 West
    Location: well south of Bay River’s marker #8
    Minimum Depth: 6 feet
    Swing Room: sufficient room for almost any size vessel
    Foul Weather Shelter: Fair to poor, open to northern and northwesterly winds

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  • Chapel Creek/Bay River Anchorage (8 miles off the AICW, on Bay River)

    Chapel Creek/Bay River Anchorage
    Lat/Lon: 35 08.713 North/076 42.651 West
    Location: found north, northwest of Bay River’s marker #9
    Minimum Depth: 5 to 6 feet
    Special Note: do not attempt to cruise into the southern mouth of Chapel Creek; depths are much shallower than in times past
    Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 38 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: Fair, open to southern, southwestern and southeastern winds

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  • Trent Creek/Bay River Anchorage (8.8 Nautical Miles off the AICW, on Bay River)

    Trent Creek/Bay River Anchorage
    Lat/Lon: 35 08.413 North/076 43.445 West
    Location: lies southwest of Bay River’s marker #11
    Minimum Depth: 6 feet
    Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 42 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: Fair to good, but somewhat open to fresh southwestern and northeastern winds

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