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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
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
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
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
What is the perfect anchorage? There may be many opinions on this, but the choice of Portage Bay should be a fairly good one by any measure. This bay is conveniently located along the main cruising route just north of … Continue reading
Laredo Inlet is a beautiful place to explore. It is a bit off the usual north-south cruising route, accessed by the scenic Meyers Passage. Wildlife viewing, fishing, and great scenery, the area offers enough for a few days of exploration. … Continue reading