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We recently purchased a sailboat located down the Potomac River near Colonial Beach area. Come late Oct, we will be sailing her to our home port which is Deltaville area. I am figuring it will take two legs of sailing and I am looking for a mid-point area where we could dock. Smith Point Marina seems to be a little farther then mid-point but that might be fine. I notice that you must go up towards the light point and the water appears to be shallow with a narrow channel. We will most likely be doing this at near dark. We draw 5'.

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My chart shows just 6 feei entering the channel at Smith Point (VA side), I would pass that location up if the weather is at all bad as I am not fond of narrow jetties. There is very little on the VA side, but on the MD side there are 3 nice marinas on Smith Creek.

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It would be a bit out of your way, but we stayed at Point Lookout Marina moving our boat from Deltaville to Herrington Harbor. I rember they had street lights on the docks which was a bit annoying until I thought about how nice they would be if you were arriving after dark.

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Yes, a few mention Look Out Point with good dockage and deep water. It puts another 15 miles on our travels. My thought is to push towards Reedville but if time and / weather does not allow, we're stop at Look Out Point. Hopefully there is a good current on the Potomac (no sure, never been on that river) and lots of wind.

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Yes, a few mention Look Out Point with good dockage and deep water. It puts another 15 miles on our travels. My thought is to push towards Reedville but if time and / weather does not allow, we're stop at Look Out Point. Hopefully there is a good current on the Potomac (no sure, never been on that river) and lots of wind.
Hard to believe it would add 15 miles but I haven't looked at the charts. I would have guessed only about 5-10 extra at the most.

Anyway, if you can make it out of the Potomac and around to Great Wicomico you'd have a much easier second day. I know several nice anchorages but this time of year you may want a dock with electric to run some heat overnight.

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