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Old 02-18-2011
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Cohanassey can be a brutal place to anchor. Lots of powerboats and headboats at all hours cruising through. Very deep near the mouth with a swift current and then of course the mosquitos and the NJ state bird....the Greenhead fly. I have used the Cohanassey as my bailout place a couple of times when the weather wasnt worth continuing on.

Cape May is very makeable when timing the tide from the C&D canal in 8-10 hours. I would suggest you try that. Also on your way back you will have more hours of the flood tide than you have with the ebb tide coming down the river.

We anchor behind Reedy Island when we come through the canal. It is about 5 miles south of the canal on the Delaware side. It is out of the tanker wash and any south/ east chop created by the wind. About 2 hours before the slack tide to ebb tide change we leave there and head south (the tide haslLmodst changed at Cape May further down the river by then.

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