Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Gaithersburg, MD
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I have been there twice, once in 1979 and once 2 years ago. My recolections form 30 years ago were a nice rural place with little or no people. My thoughts from 2 years ago were from a delivery trip and we were pushing to make Mobjeck before dark. We had sailed from Smith Creek (just west of Point Lookout MD). We sailed the almost 60 miles in about 12 hours making it just before dark. We were in a 22' sailboat and had a healthy quarting sea with about 15-20 knots and 4-5' seas. We were nearly exhausted when we passed New Point Comfort (check the chart for the false point that is easy to mistake for where you can cross if approaching from the north). Once we rounded the point we were blessed with a pleasant area with small boats racing and cruisers looking to anchor. We sailed almost the entire way to our destination on the far end of North River. I found the area fairly deep with 12'-20' almost everywhere.
If I were to choose Mobjack Bay as an anchorage i wouod first look at the wind. If the wind was near SE I would seek sheltered area of the Severn River (SW corner of Mobjack Bay), the reason is, Mobjeck is nearly exposed to the open waters of the Atlantic with a clear shot across the Bay and out through the capes. When the wind is out of almost anywhere else you can pick at your own fancy.
All in all, Mobjack Bay was a beautiful place to sail. I would go again.
Sailing on The Central Chesapeake Bay, West River, MD on my Catalina 27, Aelous II with my wife and friends.
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