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St. Marys River Anchorages

St. Marys River Anchorages
Statute Mile: 712.5
30 42.427 North/081 32.273 West (anchorage southwest of flashing daybeacon #10)
30 43.172 North/081 32.881 West (anchorage abeam of St. Marys (village) waterfront
Location: located along the length of St. Marys River between flashing daybeacon #10 and the St. Marys village waterfront
Minimum Depth: 11-feet
Special Comment: Those making use of the anchorage southwest of flashing daybeacon #10 should be sure to anchor south of the channel’s centerline, AND show a bright anchor light!
Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 50 to 55 feet depending on the particular anchorage chosen
Foul Weather Shelter: Poor for anchorage southwest of flashing daybeacon #10, and Fair for anchorage abeam of St. Marys (village) waterfront

Rating:   (downstream anchorage)
   (anchorage abeam of St. Marys village waterfront)

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Comments from the Cruisers' Net Community (1)

  1. Chris -  December 6, 2011 - 9:17 am

    We anchored off of st Marys town dock in march 2011. We chose a spot towards the south shore across the harbor from the main dock. After we anchored a guy in another boat came over and suggested we actually spend the night at the town dock as the current was so strong in that area. This sounded nice but I did not believe that was allowed by the town and chose to stay at anchor. The current through there was really unbelievable. Very fast. The sound of debris hitting the boat as it passed by and under us kept me up all night. Things going bump in the night. Our dingy has no engine. It rows very well but I did not dare leave the boat with it. I estimate 5 knots of current at times. The morning found wind and tide giving us a very slow drag to the west. I would not anchor here again. The downstream anchorage shown is where I would go. At least if you drag there is no one to hit and a soft landing. You need a motorized dingy though to safely get to and from town.


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