Originally Posted by smurphny
If you want to rent dock space, there are always marinas willing to take your money. If you want to rent a mooring, there are fewer places. If you want to throw the hook, there is a definite lack of good information. Skipper Bob has a fair selection of the best well known spots along the East Coast but there are MANY more spots not listed in any publication. These spots are often not near a grocery store, or a restaurant, or West Marine but simply a place to anchor for a night. Someone needs to compile a comprehensive, list of places to anchor for sailors who don't have local knowledge.
There are two good ones I know of - Mark Doyle's On the Waterway Chartguides, and Chuck Baier and Susan Landry's The Great Book of Anchorages. Both excellent resources, and as one who lectures and writes on the ICW, I highly recommend both of them for those wanting good, accurate anchoring information on the ICW - information written by marine PROs - not Joe from Nebraska who bought a boat and loves to post online, and inaccurately, about all the neat places he's found to anchor.