Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Gloucester, Mass. USA
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Anchoring in Nantucket
I try to drop on the Southeast side of the mooring field toward the Monomy side. The harbormaster has left me alone there, pretty much. The bottom shallows up in there pretty quick and there is only an average of 3 feet of tide so if you''re going to risk getting stuck, high water ain''t the time to do it! Of course, if you''re going there from MV or Wood''s Hole, you''re going to take the incoming tide out (the flood flows east) and high water is when you''ll arrive. I can usually find a 10 foot deep hole there or abouts.
Hey evarcoe, didn''t they designate the area to the WEST side of the west jetty as the anchorage now? And remember, those ferries won''t back down until there past Brant Point!