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I am looking for some information regarding anchoring at Sandbanks in Lake Ontario. The lake side is very exposed and I am looking for any information that may be available about West Lake. I.e. what depth is available in the lake. Is it possible to get to the Dunes after going into West Lake at Wellington? Can one anchor close to the dunes? We have a sailboat that draws 4.5 feet.

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Thank you both your replies.
Marinas.com is indeed very nice & I have bookmarked it. My understanding is that the entrance to Wellington is dredged annually to a depth of 5+ feet. The recommendation is to call ahead and get an up to date depth status from the bait shop in Wellington.

I guess, once (if) you make it into Wellington, then a reconnaissance trip in the dinghy is called for.

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After starting this thread, we never ended up going to West lake by boat. We did visit the dunes two years ago by car and found west lake to be full of weeds, i.e growers coming up from the bottom.

If you do want to go, you should call the fishing shop in Wellington and get an update on the depth in the entrance to Wellington (the Ports guide has the name & number). I do beliece it was dredped this year but given thos year's water level I would ceck.

Hope this helps a bit.

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Ritchard

What si the water level now, compared to last year? Here in Montreal it is very very low. I'd say 3-2 feet below normal.

You could always go to Waupoos for your cruise. if you heve not been,it's a very nice and quiet place, very friendly and there are ancorages suitable for all wind directions. it's about 4 hours further tha Welington, I would guess. When the kids were smaller, we used to take acab from the Marina to Sandbanks for the day.

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