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Old 15-08-2012, 15:20   #1
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Mystic CT Anchorage ?

I will be hopefully spending a night in Mystic a few days from now. I will be meeting someone for dinner, and then will be spending the night on the boat. I'm hoping I won't have to pay to dock/moor/anchor the boat and am looking for tips from people who have been to the area

Is there anywhere I could pull up and dock the boat for a few hours while I have dinner? I noticed on active captain that there is an anchorage called Pine Island. Has anyone anchored there for the night?

My boat has 18" draft with the keel pulled up.

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Old 15-08-2012, 15:33   #2
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Re: Mystic CT anchorage?

Pine Island Bay is in Groton at the mouth of the Thames river (next to UConn). So a long way from Mystic.

With your draft, you should be able to go up the Mystic river, through the drawbridge and anchor in the shallow flats anywhere you want. If you don't want to wait for the drawbridge (once an hour during the daylight), you should be able to anchor anywhere you want south of the railroad bridge and dinghy 1/2 mile up river to the downtown dinghy dock. Your draft gives you many options.

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Re: Mystic CT anchorage?

I was at the Seaport last week. It is a great place to dock and gives you full access to the Seaport after hours which has a magical feel to it. But alas it does cost money, but not so bad actually.

But as Mark said, with 18" of draft you can anchor anywhere including a 100 yards off of the Seaport. You will have to pay to enter, however. Don't know of a public dock in the area where you could dinghy in for your dinner.

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Don't know of a public dock in the area where you could dinghy in for your dinner.

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There is a dinghy dock right downtown next to the drawbridge. Or at least there was when I lived there four years ago.

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