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Archive For: Anchorages2A – St. Johns River, Mayport to Jacksonville

  • 1. St. Johns Anchorage

    1. St. Johns Anchorage
    Lat/Lon: near 30 23.442 North/081 29.186 West
    Location: lies along the southerly banks of the St. Johns River, southwest of flashing buoy #27
    Minimum Depth: 10 feet
    Swing Room: unlimited
    Foul Weather Shelter: fair to poor, sheltered only from southern, southeastern and southwestern winds

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  • 2. St. Johns Bluff Anchorage

    2. St. Johns Bluff Anchorage
    Lat/Lon: near 30 23.272 North/081 29.654 West
    Location: fond along the southern banks of the St. Johns River, hard by the charted location of St. Johns Bluff and between flashing daybeacons #31 and #33
    Minimum Depth: 12 feet
    Swing Room: unlimited
    Foul Weather Shelter: fair to poor, sheltered only from southern, southeastern and southwestern winds

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  • 3. Clapboard Creek Anchorage

    3. Clapboard Creek Anchorage
    Lat/Lon: near 30 25.325 North/081 30.155 West
    Location: will be discovered on the waters of Clapboard Creek, upstream of the 12 foot fixed bridge
    Minimum Depth: 7 feet
    Special Comment: Note than entry into this anchorage is greatly restricted by the 12-foot bridge
    Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 42 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: good, in all but strong southern winds

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  • 4. Cedar Point Creek Anchorage

    4. Cedar Point Creek Anchorage
    Lat/Lon: near 30 24.604 North/081 30.068 West
    Location: lies along the centerline of Cedar Point Creek, which flows off Clapboard Creek (see just above
    Minimum Depth: 9 feet, but it is easy to wander into 1-foot soundings – this is a navigationally difficult anchorage
    Special Comment: note than entry into this anchorage is greatly restricted by a 12-foot fixed bridge
    Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 34 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: very good in all but strong northeasterly winds

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  • 5. Mill Cove Anchorage

    5. Mill Cove Anchorage
    Lat/Lon: near 30 23.004 North/081 32.293 West
    Location: found on the waters of the broad stream stretching from the St. Johns to Mill cove, west of flashing buoy #43
    Minimum Depth: 8 feet
    Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 55 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: fair to poor, particularly open to strong southern, northern and northeastern winds

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  • 6. Trout River Anchorage

    6. Trout River Anchorage
    Lat/Lon: near 30 23.616 North/081 38.579 West
    Location: lies on the mid-width of Trout River between Seafarers Marina and Pier 68 Marina
    Minimum Depth: 6 ½ foot depths, but use of a GPS chartplotter will help greatly to avoid nearby shallows
    Swing Room: unlimited
    Foul Weather Shelter: fair, but open to eastern winds

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  • 7. Exchange Island Northern Anchorage

    7. Exchange Island Northern Anchorage
    Lat/Lon: near 30 19.715 North/081 36.789 West
    Location: found on the broad ribbon of water running between Exchange Island and the mainland community of “Arlingon,” south and east of flashing buoy #75
    Minimum Depth: 8 feet, if you can keep to the unmarked channel
    Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 55 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: very good, from all but strong northern winds
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  • 8. Exchange Island Southern Anchorage

    8. Exchange Island Southern Anchorage
    Lat/Lon: near 30 19.569 North/081 36.797 West
    Location: found on the broad ribbon of water running between Exchange Island and the mainland community of “Arlingon,” south and east of flashing buoy #75
    Minimum Depth: 8 feet, though some shoals surround the approach to this anchorage from the main St. Johns River channel
    Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 55 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: very good, from all but strong northern winds
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