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post #5 of Old 04-16-2003
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Long Island Sound Visit

My warning was more for staying in the channel on the way into Great Salt Pond. It is quite narrow and the outside breakwater (on the ocean side) is actually SOUTH of the actual channel. As for inside the pond there is enough water under the town moorings to accommodate your boat. Holding ground in the anchoring area is not especially good so, if you have to anchor, put out plenty of scope and/or use 2 anchors. The pond gets shallow east of payne''s docks and near the shore at champlin''s. In my opinion, a mooring is the way to go if you can''t get slip space at the Block Island Boat Basin. The Basin, unlike Champlin''s and Payne''s does NOT raft boats together. If payne''s is empty and you dont have to raft i wud recommend it as it is ALOT cheaper than the basin and champlin''s. open town mooring are a little tough to come by so be forewarned. if you want a list of things to do (and not do) on block, let me know.
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