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Old 14-02-2011, 18:09   #1
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Have Any of You Anchored at . . .

...either of these two locations?

We are interested in the two locations at the top of the chart, Carl Ross/Sandy Key and to the east of East Cape Sable in an inland channel there.

We are hoping to go from Little Shark River down to either Marathon or Long Key in one day, but would like some options where we might find some shelter if needed in that stretch.

So has anyone on here ever been to either of the two places shown. I have better images, both from NOAA charts and satellite views here.....

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....I didn't want to use up a bunch of band width posting the images here.

Thanks to anyone that can help with this. Also this will be the second part of our Florida trip. We did the first part in the November/December Florida cold spell. If anyone is interested in that trip report it is here.....

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...not much of a trip compared to what most of you have accomplished, but it was a good time for us. We will be returning to Florida in a few weeks and hope to stay until the heat/humidity drives us north. At that point we hope to trailer our boat up to Long Island Sound and hopefully do some sailing there and maybe up the Hudson and across the Erie Canal later in the summer.

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Old 15-02-2011, 12:30   #2
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Sum and Ruth, You don't say when you are going. There is some construction going on around the Cape. Here is the Local Notice..........Chuck

Shallow draft barges will move equipment and materials from large barges anchored offshore of East Cape through the Flamingo channel, East Cape Canal and Ingraham Canal to one of two inshore staging areas within Everglades National Park: 1) Near the junction of the East Cape and Ingraham Canals, approximate pos 25.1353N -081.0661W and 2) Near the west end of the Ingraham Canal, approximate pos 25.1439N -081.0812W. Barges will anchor at these sites day and night and will transport materials to the construction sites during daylight hours. The Homestead Canal and East Cape Canals north of the Ingraham Canal junction will be closed to the public during the construction period and “No Wake” zones will be established near the two inshore staging areas and also at times within the Lake Ingraham Channel from the second staging area to the Homestead entrance channel. Boaters will be able move past barges anchored in the staging areas but may not be able to transit the eastern part of the Lake Ingraham Channel while barges are also transiting this area. During part of the construction period a well marked hydraulic pipeline will be installed adjacent to the northern edge of the Lake Ingraham channel and the eastern edge of the Homestead entrance channel. During the period from October 1, 2010 to March 31, 2011 large barges will be moving construction equipment and materials between Key West and an offshore anchorage just outside the Everglades National Park boundary near the channel leading to Flamingo. Barges will be anchored day and night within an “L” shaped area about 1.9 miles southeast of East Cape bounded by the following points: 1) 25.0922N -081.1064W, 2) 25.0938N -081.1064W, 3) 25.0938N -081.1058W, 4)25.0930N -081.1058W, 5) 25.0930N -81.0998W, 6) 25.0922N -81.0998W. Smaller barges will periodically move equipment and materials through the Flamingo Channel then up the East Cape and Lake Ingraham Canals to work sites within Everglades National Park.

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Old 16-02-2011, 09:36   #3
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Thanks Chuck, I copied the info from your post on the other board.

We appreciate it,

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I have anchored nearby the cape and it can get quickly pretty shallow. Shark River has plenty of water in for a mile or two though. I have also anchored between nine mile bank and schooner bank with good results.
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