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Adamlien, Sure you're right. I realized while reading CruisingDad's post I had left out restrictions to anchoring in specific environmental preserves, on coral or sea grasses and as you've brought to light, I often overlook policies in other nations. Except for the Bahamas I don't get out much. 'take care and joy, Aythya crew
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I assume that the places you refer to where anchoring is prohibited are in chanels, cable areas, military or government restricted zones or within established mooring fields. I'm not familiar with an state. county, or city legislation that have countered the federal laws provided a freedom of navigation (including anchoring) in US waters. Local attempts made in Florida to prohibit anchoring of vessels engaged in navigation have failed. We have experienced difficulty anchoring in New England because of the areas that are saturated with mooring fields, but most of the East Coast doesn't suffer from this. Please add to our knowledge of these "maximaum amount of time" restrictions. We've never experienced an anchorage with a time restriction. Who records, regulates and enforces this time rule? Thanks, 'take care and joy, Aythya crew
Yes, you are correct about the zones that I was referring to as being prohibited. Some places do not prohibit anchoring but they effectively do by filling the entire area with moorings.

Regarding the maximum time restriction, it is usually put in place by the harbormaster. There are several examples of this around new england although many people do not even know about it unless it makes it into a popular cruising guide. I am not aware of anyone ever being asked to leave so it doesn't seem to be a worry.
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CF, actually as it turns out there's nothing particularly environmentally interesting about False Creek unless you count the poop of a thousand boats It's mostly a numbers thing; they want to make sure that the boat basin, which is fairly tiny and completely surrounded by really expensive city property, doesn't become a haven for derelicts [and other cruisers]. But yes, it is a specific-waterway thing enforced on a municipal level; on the other hand, there's the argument that the city doesn't have the power to do such a thing.

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When provisioning or visiting town we seek a town dinghy dock (normally free) and access to groceries, laudromat, water, pump out, and more. We have about thirty locations on the East US Coast that have these amenities available from anchor. We also have about twelve locations that we frequent for dockage at a weekly or monthly rate and about another dozen locations mostly in New England where we rent moorings.
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I would dearly love to know your cruising spots. Have you published a guide a la Skipper Bob? If not, I understand your desire to keep your secrets. But when you die, could you please leave them to me in your will? Something like, "to my dear friend on sailnet, NautiG, I leave a list of my favorite cruising spots on the East Coast."

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I guess it's probably not necessary to say that when arriving in a foreign country it is seriously unwise to anchor anywhere before you have cleared in and had your quarantine status approved.

In New Zealand and I reckon Australia, that will probably get you a short spell in prison.


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Except, of course, for those ports where there is no place to tie up and therefore you have to anchor and dinghy in to visit customs & immigration.
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Ryanjenkins,

Some of it depends on where you are going to be. You said (if I remember right) that you were going to be in the north east, I have never sailed up there but from what I understand you are talking about rocks, rocks, and more rocks, and boulders too, and gravel. So up there I have no idea how you would do it. Down in the Chesapeake Bay, however, it is mud everywhere, and you can get your anchor stuck so deep in mud that it is hard to retrieve.

What are you pretending not to know ?

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........ the maximum time restriction, it is usually put in place by the harbormaster.............
The position of Harbormaster seems so common in New England where the harbors are often saturated with moorings. Once you cruise south of New York, Harbormasters are rare. The most southern limit to the existance of the position that I know of is Annapolis. They're probably some around, but I've never come across a Harbormaster south of the Chesapeake. 'take care and joy, Aythya crew
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CaptainForce,

I would dearly love to know your cruising spots. Have you published a guide a la Skipper Bob? If not, I understand your desire to keep your secrets. But when you die, could you please leave them to me in your will? Something like, "to my dear friend on sailnet, NautiG, I leave a list of my favorite cruising spots on the East Coast."

Thank you in advance,
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Scott, 'no need for secrets. Here's a short list of our favorites for anchoring with access to shore amenities:

Gloucester, Ma
Provencetown, Ma
Onset, Ma
Watch Hill, RI
Mattituck, NY
Port Jefferson, NY
Cold Springs Hbr, NY
Port Washington, NY
Atlantic Highlands, NJ
Brick, NJ
Cape May, NJ
Havre De Grace, Md
St. Michaels, Md (SW entry)
Solomons Island, Md
Deltaville, Va (from Jackson Creek)
Portsmouth, Va (free dock)
Chesapeake, Va (from Dismal Swamp, Elizabeth's Dock)
Elizabeth City, NC (free dock)
Belhaven, NC
Washington, NC
Bath, NC
Oriental, NC
Beaufort, NC
Wrightsville Beach, NC
Georgetown, SC
Beaufort, SC
Fernandina, Fl
Jacksonville, Fl (free dock)
Green Cove Springs, Fl (dinghy landing at Governor's creek)
Green Cove Springs, Fl (at town pier)
St. Augustine, Fl
Jenson Beach, Fl
Stuart, Fl
North Palm Beach, Fl (North Lake Worth)
Key Largo, Fl (Bayside)
Gulfport, Fl

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Anchor wars part deux...

Met Pete in Sarasota just after he'd been given a ticket for anchoring.
see the link for full story. It will be interesting to follow.
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In fighting ticket, one sailor becomes boaters' champion | HeraldTribune.com
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