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Archive For: Anchorages8 – ICW, Melbourne Beach to St. Lucie River and Stuart (Statute Mile 918 to 988)

  • Island Anchorages

    Island Anchorages
    Statute Mile: 925.5
    Lat/Lon:
    near 27 59.326 North/080 32.661 West (anchorage west of the island, west of unlighted daybeacon #22)
    near 27 59.284 North/080 32.590 West (anchorage south of the island, west of unlighted daybeacon #22)
    near 27 58.950 North/080 32.600 west (anchorage west of the island between unlighted daybeacons #22 and #23)
    near 27 58.885 North/080 32.510 West (anchorage south of the island between unlighted daybeacons #22 and #23)
    near 27 58.584 North/080 32.527 West (anchorage well west of the island, northwest of unlighted daybeacon #24)
    Location: located to the south and west of the series of small islands, lying off the Waterway’s western flank between unlighted daybeacons #18 and #24
    Minimum Depth: 6-feet, but far shallower waters are nearby
    Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 45 feet
    Foul Weather Protection: Fair; choose anchorage that provides a lee from the prevailing wind

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  • Secluded Anchorage

    Secluded Anchorage
    Statute Mile: 945.5
    Lat/Lon: near 27 44.273 North/080 23.634 West
    Location: behind the small, charted island, northeast of unlighted daybeacon #102
    Minimum Depth: 5 feet
    Special Comment: This mooring field is managed by the nearby Vero Beach Municipal Marina
    Swing Room: TIGHT – sufficient room for vessels as large as 32 feet ONLY
    Foul Weather Protection: Very Good

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  • Vero Beach Mooring Field

    Vero Beach Mooring Field
    Statute Mile: 952
    Lat/Lon: near 27 39.547 North/080 22.251 West
    Location: on the waters of Bethel Creek, moving northeast and north from the Vero Beach/Merrill Barber, high-rise bridge, south of flashing daybeacon #139
    Minimum Depth: 7-feet
    Special Comment: This mooring field is managed by the nearby Vero Beach Municipal Marina
    Swing Room: Good, but a bit open to strong northern winds
    Foul Weather Protection: Good, but open to strong northeastern winds
    Waste Pump-out Availability: Vero Beach Marina operates it’s pump-out boat during season (Oct-May) at their mooring field. Otherwise, you go to the fuel dock for pump-out. Call the marina at (772)231-2819 or Ch-16. For more information, go to http://www.covb.org/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC={C75CAE38-03F6-46DE-8F44-07D0EDDD77DD}

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  • Cook Point Anchorage

    Cook Point Anchorage
    Statute Mile: 964.5
    Lat/Lon: near 27 28.811 North/080 18.781 West
    Location: on the charted Cook Point channel which leaves the Waterway just north of the North Fort Pierce bascule bridge, and south of flashing daybeacon #182
    Minimum Depth: 6 feet
    Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 36 feet
    Foul Weather Protection: Good, but open to strong northeastern winds

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  • Faber Cove Anchorages

    Faber Cove Anchorages
    Statute Mile: 966.5
    Lat/Lon:
    near 27 27.387 North/080 18.278 West (anchorage between unlighted daybeacons #7 and #9
    near 27 27.933 North/080 17.737 West (anchorage in Faber Cove)
    Location: on the marked and charted channel running east-northeast from unlighted daybeacon #188
    Minimum Depth: 5 ½ feet
    Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 45 feet
    Foul Weather Protection: Fair on anchorage between unlighted daybeacons #7 and #9, wide open to southern, southeastern and southwestern winds ‘“ Excellent on anchorage in Faber Cove

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  • Open Anchorage

    Open Anchorage
    Statute Mile: 970
    Lat/Lon: near 27 24.183 North/080 17.492 West
    Location: lies east of unlighted daybeacon 195
    Minimum Depth: 6 ½ feet
    Swing Room: sufficient room for virtually any size cruising craft
    Foul Weather Protection: Poor, fair weather anchorage only

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  • Jensen Beach Bridge Anchorages

    Jensen Beach Bridge Anchorages
    Statute Mile: 981
    Lat/Lon:
    near 27 15.291 North/080 13.398 West (anchorage northwest of Jensen Beach Bridge)
    near 27 14.996 North/080 13.284 West (anchorage southwest of Jensen Beach Brdige)
    Location: lie west of the Waterway, north and south of the Jensen Beach bascule bridge, south of unlighted daybeacon #219
    Minimum Depth: 5-feet
    Swing Room:
    Foul Weather Protection: Fair, anchorage north of bridge open to northern and northeastern winds; anchorage south of bridge open to southern, southeastern and southwestern breezes

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  • Manatee Pocket Anchorages

    Manatee Pocket Anchorages
    Statute Mile: 988
    Lat/Lon: near 27 09.179 North/080 11.799 West
    Location: Two areas: One on the waters of the large bay indenting the western banks of Manatee Pocket and another smaller area just to the south
    Minimum Depth: 4 ½ feet
    Special Comment: See chart below showing the only two spots where anchoring is allowed in Manatee Pocket
    Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 48 feet
    Foul Weather Protection: Fair to Good, except during times of strong eastern and northeastern winds
    Waste Pump-out Availability: Martin County provides pumpout services within Martin Counties at no charge. `M.S. POOP’ is stationed in the Manatee Pocket and customers can arrange for service either by VHS marine radio channel 16 or cell phone by calling 772-260-8326. For more information, go to http://www.martin.fl.us/portal/page?_pageid=351,566158&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL

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