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Category Archives: Anchorages
Magoun North Cove does not appear to be named on the charts, it is just our name for the cove you will find at 57° 10.3632’N by 135° 34.3232’W on the north end of the Magoun islands. The cove offers … Continue reading
I much prefer anchoring in a cove over spending a night in port, even if that cove is just across a channel or bay. No moorage fees for the night, no streetlights right overhead, no generators running in the next … Continue reading
Along with Samsing Cove there is another good anchorage choice across Eastern Channel from Sitka. Sandy Cove provides plenty of room, good holding and a great view of the surrounding mountains. While not quite as well sheltered from winds as … Continue reading
Appleton cove is not the most exciting or scenic place but it does have one major recommendation… It provides an excellent anchorage along the eastern end of Peril Strait. There are few convenient anchorages along the wide northeastern end of … Continue reading
Freshwater Bay offers several good anchorages. In past visits to Freshwater Bay we had used Pavlof Harbor. While providing a good anchorage, the harbor can be a bit busy, the small Alaskan experience cruise ships that ply these waters regularly … Continue reading
I plan to anchor in Kalinin Bay on the extreme north end of Kruzof Island several times this summer and felt it was time to remind summer cruisers about the uncharted rock in the area of the big rocky shoal in the narrow … Continue reading
Swanson Harbor, where Icy Strait, Lynn Canal, and Chatham Strait all meet up, is a popular anchorage. But a word of caution for boaters who are not local: stay clear of the reef, known as Sharp Ledge, on the southwest … Continue reading
It had been a very pleasant day with a visit to the El Capitan Cave on Prince of Wales Island. Navigating in and out of Dry Pass from Sumner Strait through Shakan Bay had been an enjoyable. Our plan was … Continue reading
It is always nice to know a few safe harbors one can use to wait out bad weather. Before making the passage across Queen Charlotte Sound on a northbound journey there are a few such places to mark on your … Continue reading
Often time northbound cruising vessels choose not to navigate Wrangell Narrows into Petersburg except during daylight hours. This is a wise choice as there are 62 channel markers and the navigation lights at night can look like a Christmas tree covered … Continue reading