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Report and Depth Warning from Lake Boca Raton Anchorage, AICW Statute Mile 1048

Boca Raton Anchorage on the northeastern section of Lake Boca Raton, east of flashing daybeacon #65, and, as reported by friends from AGLCA Forum, the preferred entrance channel seems to be on the north side of marker #65.

We are currently anchored in Lake Boca and have been for a while. It is a great anchorage and we have noticed a lot of AGLCA members moving northbound lately, stopping in for the night and it has been great meeting AGLCA friends.
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This week I have helped four members that grounded trying to anchor or that swung into the sandbar. Don’t take me wrong, I don’t mind helping but would rather have a drink with them instead of pulling them out.

First… Lake Boca is shallow. The middle of the Lake is spoil and only 6″ of water near the center a low tide. The charts show 3 to 4 but that is wrong.

2…you have to enter the anchorage north of G65

3… there is a sandbar just south of G65 that extends east about 120′. Only 1ft in that area. So you need to drop the hook at least 200′ past G65 to avoid swinging into the sandbar

4… get there early. It gets busy.

5… the only space suitable to drop anchor is the NE corner of the lake.

6…there is 6ft of water in a channel around the perimeter of the lake but when your turn at G65 there in a bump not far from the marker that goes down to 4′ at low tide.

Hope this helps and happy looping.

Ps.. if you stop in, drop by and say Hi!

Danny & Beth Poulin
M/Y Dragonfly
Port Colborne, ON

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