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Buck Island Southern Anchorage – Claiborne’s Review

The waters lying about the shores of Buck Island southwest of marker #149 offer several good anchorages. Your choice between these three havens will depend on your vessel’s draft and the prevailing wind direction.
DO NOT attempt to enter any of these anchorages after dark or in conditions of poor visibility. These waters often play host to a wide collection of crab pots. You need to be able to spot these pests in order to avoid them. Otherwise, you may spend the next several hours with a diving mask, trying to cut a rat’s nest of line from your props and shafts. That’s not the way I want to spend an evening after a long day on the water!
With northern, northeastern, or northwestern winds in the offing, you might choose to anchor off the southern shores of Buck Island in 5- and 6-foot depths east of marker #155. There is enough elbow room for even the largest pleasure craft. This spot is decidedly uncomfortable in southern winds of any magnitude.
This anchorage borders on shores that are entirely in their natural state, and can provide a safe and peaceful sanctuary for the night, depending on the quarter from which the fickle wind blows.

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