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    • Banks Channel Southside Anchorage

      Statute Mile: 280
      Lat/Lon: near 34 12.167 North/077 48.213 West
      Location: south of the Banks Channel’s flashing daybeacon #15
      Minimum Depth: 6-feet
      Special Note: Motts Channel, which many vessels use for access to the Banks Channel anchorage from the AICW, is subject to shoaling. Periodic dredging usually keeps this problem in check, but between dredging projects, depths can become quite suspect on Motts Channel
      Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 50 feet
      Foul Weather Shelter: Fair, wide open to southwesterly winds


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      Comments from Cruisers (3)

      1. Charles Hagen -  June 30, 2017 - 9:14 am

        Good anchorage at N34 degrees 12.149′, W077 degrees 48.250′
        Room for 5-7 boats and MLW is about 12′. 2 knot current. Quiet at night.
        Charles Hagen

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      2. s/v Skye -  May 13, 2013 - 10:06 am

        Anchored below the bridge in Banks Channel on 5/7/13. Have anchored there several times. Left on 5/8 by way of Motts channel in morning at high tide with plenty of water. Will not consider entering by Motts channel near low tide. Confirmed potential problems with Boat US last fall.
        s/v Skye

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      3. Captains Dan and Jaye Lunsford -  April 28, 2010 - 11:42 pm

        Very important – when coming into this anchorage/marina Red daymark 24 is destroyed! Stay far to the green side (almost outside of the channel near where R24 is located on your chart). There is a barge that unloads here, he pushes up to a ramp on the green side and keeps his motor running; the prop wash digs a deep hole on the green side and mounds it near R24. Depths as shallow as 3 feet have been reported at R24.
        We’ve been here (Seapath Yacht Club) for a week with transmission troubles, the staff was great as was the courtesy car. Very clean, close to basic needs (grocery, hardware stores). A bit rough in strong SW winds.
        Captains Dan and Jaye Lunsford

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