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Re: 2019 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake
I've been on the Rhode on 4th of July and still see hardly any boats anchored behind the big island. The area behind the big island is mostly charted at depths of less than 5 feet so that may be a deterrent to many. The scattered moorings back there may serve as further deterrent. The power boaters mainly congregate around the beach at the small island. The Rhode definitely gets crowded on busy weekends in season but nowhere near as crazy as Dobbins or Eagles Cove. The small island beach can have kind of a party atmosphere similar to Dobbins, but it's easy to anchor far enough away not to be bothered by it. The main distraction on the Rhode is the water skiers and tubers and we find that the best place to avoid them is the cove southwest of the sunken island. Between the outer anchorage near the mouth, the main anchorage around the small and sunken islands, and the Sellman Creek anchorage, the Rhode can absorb A LOT more boats than Dobbins and Eagles.
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Last edited by 4arch; 09-10-2019 at 09:39 AM.