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    • 54. Shell Key Anchorage and Mooring Field

      54. Shell Key Anchorage and Mooring Field
      Statute Mile:1161
      Lat/Lon: near 24 55.548 North/080 40.264 West
      Location: the state of Florida maintains a series of 5 five mooring buoys off the Shell Key’s northwesterly shoreline
      Minimum depth: 6-feet
      Swing Room: unlimited
      Foul Weather Shelter: good, but open to northern and northwestern winds

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      Comments from Cruisers (2)

      1. Victor -  February 16, 2013 - 3:39 pm

        Steamboat Channel and Shell Key
        From Plantation Key we headed towards Steamboat Channel. Prior to the Steamboat Channel, there was some sailor angst about shallow water at low tide even on the ICW Magenta line, but we never touched bottom. Steamboat Channel had adequate depth and we went through without any problems. Spent overnight on the northwest side of Shell Key. Good holding with a Delta plow anchor. There was only one mooring ball visualized and of course taken by late afternoon.

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      2. John Byrne -  July 17, 2012 - 6:43 am

        We had good holding here in 5-15 knots from ESE through SW. Nice quiet anchorage that was almost bug-free too.

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