Originally Posted by chef2sail
Chesapeake has virtually no moorings except a few small creeks. Plenty of places to anchor all over the place with many small creeks and coves. It's unlike our northern neighbors in that regard.
I'm not really buying that its a problem here either. Even Newport, the busiest tourist port around, has a designated anchorage. All others I can think of have plenty of room to anchor around or just outside the mooring fields.
Ironically, in several, the really big dogs have no choice but to drop the hook outside, because of their draft.