I was always fearful of Tashmoo with a 6'3" draft.I have a mooring in Tashmoo and have been in and out a couple of times this year (5 1/2' draft). First time it was pretty dodgy but it's now a little better. They dredged the channel but last fall so nor'easters all winter just silted it up again. I posted details on how to negotiate the entrance on the Waterway Guide. However there's a local guy with a big barge that just brought it in a couple of weeks ago that knocked the top off of most of the bumps and hills in the channel so a couple of shoals are smoothed out but still the post on WW Guide is applicable. With 6' I would try to enter a couple of hours after low on a flood just in case. The good news, it's all soft silt and mud so you won't break anything if you hit and will probably plow on through if it isn't too low.
See Vineyard Haven, Lake Tashmoo, Lagoon Pond for this:Thanks for the advice, I agree, I've been inside several times but it sounds like its even tighter with the additional moorings. I try Lagoon Pond this week...
Hehe. I was hedging my response based on not having been there for 13yrs, but you were very sure about yours after not having been there for 50yrs!I've cruised MV on and off for fifty years, but haven't entered Lake Tashmoo since running hard aground inside, in the channel, during our first cruise to the Island.
Sadly cormorants are a problem in many Cape harbors, fortunately the solution is a simple set of "bird wires" strung between the speader tips and the mast.....
I've moored in Lagoon Pond in the past, never more. The cormorants have taken over and you will pay the price.
Well in theory but on my boat they were roosting on the deck, the bimini, lifelines, boom and even in the cockpit, not at all on the spreaders. Once the cormorants discovered my boat I could not make them leave. I strung 300 yards of monofilament all over the boat. Bow to stern from shrouds to stays I made a netting of monofilament lines spaced inches apart, including all the way down to the toerails, woven around the lifelines, over the boom. There was not an opening larger than 6" diameter anywhere. No help at all. I guess they just forced there way through the line.Sadly cormorants are a problem in many Cape harbors, fortunately the solution is a simple set of "bird wires" strung between the speader tips and the mast.
Just in the five years I've been on the Vineyard I've seen a dramatic reduction in anchoring room in Tashmoo. For short term (if the birds don't find you and you can deal with the bridge schedule) Lagoon Pond is nice. In settled weather you can anchor in the main harbor but as you know, totally open to the north and the ferry wakes can be an issue.Wow, that has really changed. We used to anchor all over in the spots that now show banks of moorings. In fact, we have never anchored in the spots now designated for it.