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FL Keys Anchorages – Back Route from Marathon 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

75. Bahia Honda Key Anchorage

Posted by admin | Posted on 04-12-2008

75. Bahia Honda Key Anchorage
Lat/Lon: near 24 39.937 North/081 16.267 West
Location: found on the bubble of deep water indenting the northwestern shores of Bahia Honda Key, northeast of the 20-foot fixed bridge
Minimum depth: 5-feet
Swing Room: unlimited
Foul Weather Shelter: fair to poor, wide open to northern, northeastern, northwestern and western winds

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76. East Bahia Honda Key Anchorage

Posted by admin | Posted on 04-11-2008

76. East Bahia Honda Key Anchorage
Statute Mile:1198
Lat/Lon: near 24 46.414 North/081 13.966 West
Location: well northwest of the ICW’s unlighted daybeacon #24, on an unnamed channel that runs between East Bahia Honda Key and Hardup Key
Minimum depth: 6-feet, but you must follow a long, unmarked channel to the anchorage in order to maintain these depths
Swing Room: unlimited
Foul Weather Shelter: poor, fair weather anchorage only

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77. Cocoanut Key Anchorage

Posted by admin | Posted on 04-10-2008

77. Cocoanut Key Anchorage
Statute Mile:1201
Lat/Lon: near 24 44.480 North/081 14.293 West
Location: found along an unmarked channel that lies north of the Waterway’s flashing daybeacon #27, running the gap between Cocoanut Key and Hardup Key to the east, and Teakettle Key and Sandfly Key to the west; anchorage lies well southwest of Cocoanut Key
Minimum depth: 6 ½ to 7 feet, but you must follow a long, unmarked channel to the anchorage in order to maintain these depths
Swing Room: unlimited
Foul Weather Shelter: poor

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78. Hardup Key Anchorage

Posted by admin | Posted on 04-09-2008

78. Hardup Key Anchorage
Statute Mile:1201
Lat/Lon: near 24 45.342 North/081 14.969 North
Location: found along an unmarked channel that lies north of the Waterway’s flashing daybeacon #27, running the gap between Coconut Key and Hardup Key to the east, and Teakettle Key and Sandfly Key to the west; anchorage lies well west, southwest of Hardup Key
Minimum depth: 6 ½ to 7 feet, but you must follow a long, unmarked channel to the anchorage in order to maintain these depths
Swing Room: unlimited
Foul Weather Shelter: poor

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79. Horseshoe Keys Anchorage

Posted by admin | Posted on 04-08-2008

79. Horseshoe Keys Anchorage
Statute Mile:1202
Lat/Lon: near 24 46.120 North/081 17.546 West
Location: off the channel running between Teakettle Key, Sandfly Key, and Horseshoe Keys to the east and the two Johnson Keys to the west, north of the gap between the ICW’s flashing daybeacon #27 and unlighted daybeacon #30
Minimum depth: 6 ½ feet, but depths rise rapidly as the shores of the Horseshoe Keys are approached
Swing Room: Unlimited
Foul Weather Shelter: Good, but open to northwestern and southeastern winds

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80. Johnson Keys Southern Anchorage

Posted by admin | Posted on 04-07-2008

80. Johnson Keys Southern Anchorage
Statute Mile:1204
Lat/Lon: 24 44.180 North/081 17.707 West
Location: off an unmarked channel that strikes north between the ICW’s unlighted daybeacon #30 and flashing daybeacon #32, near; anchorage lies off the western shores of the southernmost of the two Johnson Keys
Minimum depth: 5-feet
Swing Room: unlimited
Foul Weather Shelter: poor, sheltered only from eastern and northeastern winds

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81. Johnson Keys Northern Anchorage

Posted by admin | Posted on 04-06-2008

81. Johnson Keys Northern Anchorage
Statute Mile:1204
Lat/Lon: 24 44.765 North/081 18.403 West
Location: off an unmarked channel that strikes north between the ICW’s unlighted daybeacon #30 and flashing daybeacon #32, near; anchorage lies off the southwestern shores of the northernmost of the two Johnson Keys
Minimum depth: 5 1/2-feet
Swing Room: unlimited
Foul Weather Shelter: fair, but open to northwestern and southeastern winds

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82. Little Pine Key Anchorage

Posted by admin | Posted on 04-05-2008

82. Little Pine Key Anchorage
Statute Mile:1204
Lat/Lon: near 24 44.086 North/081 18.197 West
Location: off an unmarked channel that strikes north between the ICW’s unlighted daybeacon #30 and flashing daybeacon #32, and lying northeast of Little Pine Key
Minimum depth: 5-feet
Swing Room: unlimited
Foul Weather Shelter: fair, but wide open to southeastern and northwestern winds

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83. No Name Key Anchorage

Posted by admin | Posted on 04-04-2008

83. No Name Key Anchorage
Statute Mile:1206.5
Lat/Lon: near 24 42.350 North/081 19.816 West
Location: found southwest of the ICW’s unlighted daybeacon #34, off the northern shores of No Name Key
Minimum depth: 5 ½ feet
Swing Room: unlimited
Foul Weather Shelter: fair, but wide open to northern and northeastern winds

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84. Porpoise Key Anchorage

Posted by admin | Posted on 04-03-2008

84. Porpoise Key Anchorage
Statute Mile:1208
Lat/Lon: near 24 43.115 North/081 21.282 West
Location: will be discovered north of Bogie Channel’s unlighted daybeacon #2 and off the southwesterly banks of Porpoise Key
Minimum depth: 5 ½ feet
Swing Room: unlimited
Foul Weather Shelter: fair to good, but somewhat open to southern, southeastern and northwestern winds

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85. Big Pine Key Anchorage

Posted by admin | Posted on 04-02-2008

85. Big Pine Key Anchorage
Statute Mile:1208
Lat/Lon: near 24 43.333 North/081 22.584 West
Location: on the cove northwest of the blunt point of land on Big Pine Key, west of Porpoise Key
Minimum depth: 5-feet
Swing Room: unlimited
Foul Weather Shelter: fair, but open to easterly winds

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86. Crawl Key Anchorage

Posted by admin | Posted on 04-01-2008

86. Crawl Key Anchorage
Statute Mile:1210.5
Lat/Lon: near 24 45.334 North/081 21.716 West
Location: comes up northwest of the ICW’s unlighted daybeacon #38, off Crawl Key’s westerly banks
Minimum depth: 6-foot depths
Swing Room: unlimited
Foul Weather Shelter: poor, sheltered only from eastern winds

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87. Little Spanish Key Anchorage

Posted by admin | Posted on 03-31-2008

87. Little Spanish Key Anchorage
Statute Mile:1211.5
Lat/Lon: near 24 46.261 North/081 22.468 West
Location: flanking the ICW-Big Spanish Channel to the northeast, well east of unlighted daybeacon #42
Minimum depth: 4 ½ feet
Swing Room: unlimited
Foul Weather Shelter: fair, but wide open to northwestern, western and southwestern winds

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88. Harbor Channel Northern Anchorage

Posted by admin | Posted on 03-30-2008

88. Harbor Channel Northern Anchorage
Statute Mile:1217
Lat/Lon: near 24 48.547 North/081 26.129 West
Location: located some .6 nautical miles south of a position abeam of the ICW’s unlighted daybeacon #55
Minimum depth: 9 feet in anchorage, BUT you must traverse a narrow, unmarked channel surrounded by shoal water to reach this haven; the suse of a well functioning chartplotter is strongly
Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 40 feet
Foul Weather Protection: poor

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89. Harbor Channel Southern Anchorage

Posted by admin | Posted on 03-29-2008

89. Harbor Channel Southern Anchorage
Statute Mile:1217
Lat/Lon: near 24 48.149 North/081 26.288 West
Location: located some .6 nautical miles south of a position abeam of the ICW’s unlighted daybeacon #55
Minimum depth: 9 feet in anchorage, BUT you must traverse a narrow, unmarked channel surrounded by shoal water to reach this haven; the use of a well functioning chartplotter is strongly recommended!
Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 40 feet
Foul Weather Protection: poor

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90. Content Keys Anchorage #1

Posted by admin | Posted on 03-28-2008

90. Content Keys Anchorage #1
Statute Mile:1221.5
Lat/Lon: near 24 48.470 North/081 28.415 West
Location: off the northwesterly shores of the northeasternmost Content Key, some .85 nautical miles south-southeast of the ICW channel
Minimum depth: 12-foot depths
Swing Room: unlimited
Foul Weather Protection: poor – fair weather anchorage only

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91. Content Keys Anchorage #2

Posted by admin | Posted on 03-27-2008

91. Content Keys Anchorage #2
Statute Mile:1222.5
Lat/Lon: near 24 47.764 North/081 29.732 West
Location: off the northwestern shores of the second Content Key, moving northeast to southwest
Minimum depth: 12-feet
Swing Room: unlimited
Foul Weather Protection: poor – fair weather anchorage only

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92. Cudjoe Key Channel Northernmost Anchorage

Posted by admin | Posted on 03-26-2008

92. Cudjoe Key Channel Northernmost Anchorage
Statute Mile:1227
Lat/Lon: 24 45.754 North/081 33.531 West
Location: Cudjoe Channel runs the gap between Crane Key Mangrove to the east and Riding Key-Sawyer Key to the west; anchorage lies north of the charted mangove, bordering the northwestern flank of the channel’s entrance
Minimum depth: 15 feet
Swing Room: unlimited
Foul Weather Protection: poor, but some shelter is afforded from southern and southwesterly winds

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93. Cudjoe Key Channel – Riding Key Anchorage

Posted by admin | Posted on 03-25-2008

93. Cudjoe Key Channel – Riding Key Anchorage
Statute Mile:1227
Lat/Lon: 24 45.292 North/081 32.756 West
Location: Cudjoe Channel runs the gap between Crane Key Mangrove to the east and Riding Key-Sawyer Key to the west; anchorage lies off the northeasterly banks of the charted mangrove, southeast of Riding Key
Minimum depth: 14 feet
Swing Room: unlimited
Foul Weather Protection: fair, but open to northern, eastern and northeasterly winds

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