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Whiteside Creek Anchorage

Posted by admin | Posted on 03-12-2007

Statute Mile: 451.5
Lat/Lon: near 32 52.308 North/079 42.867 West
Location: creek cuts the northwestern banks of the Waterway northeast of flashing daybeacon #96Minimum Depth: 10-feet
Swing Room: sufficient room for boats as large as 38 feet
Foul Weather Shelter: Very good, except surrounding marsh grass shores do not offer sufficient shelter for especially heavy weather

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Comments from the Cruisers' Net Community (3)

Anchored there 4/25/13. Went in at low tide. Had 14′ all the way in. Anchored before where chart shows 11′ (another boat anchored at that spot). Had storm but no holding problems. Gave anchorage 4 stars. Creek is much narrower than looks at high tide but depth was 14′ from bank to bank when tide is out.
s/v Skye

We anchored here on 11/22/09. One sailboat was already anchored in the prime spot so we went around the 1st bend and attempted to anchor. After two unsuccessful attempts to get the Danforth to set, we moved back to the first leg of the creek and anchored just up stream of the other sailboat. Shortly afterward another sailboat anchored just off the other boat’s stern.

It was raining and the wind was 15 gusting to 20 knots. This creek is totally exposed with nothing but marsh grass all around. After two failed anchor sets, my anxiety level about the anchorage was maxed out. It was getting dark so we were stuck with this place. One of those sleepless night anchorages.

We anchored here and liked the location but found the current somewhat challenging. We anchored just north of the 23′ sounding in the chartlet (the indicated location, near the 11′ sounding, is not a great choice) and had plenty of room to swing in. As did two other 40′+ boats. The problem was we were caught in a wind vs. current situation and rode strangely all night. The hook held well, but the amount of current is worth noting.

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