St. Johns Harbor

St. Johns Harbor

The Nordic Quest anchored in St. Johns Harbor

Located just across Sumner Strait from the southern entrance of Wrangell Narrows is another great anchorage. St. Johns Harbor provides a pleasant, well sheltered cove, with views to the west and north. Imagine a the last glow of sunset over mirror smooth water, with bright northern lights playing across the sky. True story.

Good anchoring can be found south and east of Southerly Island in 80-100ft of water. The bight with the small dock and log boom on the western side is quite shallow, much of it will be dry on a low tide. Entry from the north, around the east side of Northerly and Southerly Island is quite easy, with no particular hazards. The cove is sheltered from the south, east and west, but if there is a north wind you may want to choose another anchorage.

We have caught crab here, with moderate success. Make sure you have at least 100′ of line on your pots and drop in the southern end of the anchorage.

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About Andrew Cooper

An electrical engineer living and working on Mauna Kea, Hawai'i. Webmaster for the website. Sometimes the first mate/deckhand/launch driver/anchor detail/cook/dishwasher and mechanic aboard the Nordic Quest.
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