Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: CT/ Long Island Sound
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shelter island anchoring
Anchoring should be possible in Coecles Harbor, on the West side of Shelter Island. Though it''s not overly deep (11''max on my chart) it is very well protected. Finding a free spot on July 4 may be difficult. I do not know what facilities are available at Coecle''s Harbor. At the other end of the island, Deering Harbor has moorings of at least one marina and the Shelter Island Y.C. We unfortunately did not enjoy our visit to the SIYC, but found that the marinas and facilities in Greenport were very pleased to have us there. Freeman''s chandlery in Greenport let us tie up for an entire afternoon while we explored their store and the town. There''s an antique carousel with brass rings to grab for, along with antique and not so antique stores, restaurants, bars, and shops. Greenport is a working fishing port, so they have good facilities. We bought a set of new door hinges to thank Freeman''s, found a marina with a pool for the kids, and stayed several days.