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Old 24-06-2005, 23:19   #1
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Exclamation No Anchoring STICKERS??

I have been driving from RI to NYC a few times over the past few weeks. On that drive, I saw these stickers that may or may not be something cruisers should be aware of:

They are little white, round stickers with a picture of an anchor on them in black. Over this anchors is a big red circle with a line through it, as in "No Anchoring"

Does anyone know what these stickers are about? I can't believe anyone would have stickers suppoting the ban of anchoring. These stickers were seen on cars with other boating-type markings.

Any clue??
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Old 25-06-2005, 00:36   #2
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Not sure but I don't want any cars anchoring near me.
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Are they right next to the little stickers " No Windmills"
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Sean, my first guess would be some sort of environmental group that is concerned with life on the seabed, or something similar.

Why would any boater display such a sticker, and why would any non-boater care?
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Old 01-07-2005, 02:50   #5
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Good possibility...

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Sean, my first guess would be some sort of environmental group that is concerned with life on the seabed, or something similar.

Why would any boater display such a sticker, and why would any non-boater care?
That's a good possibility, Jeff. Maybe it is regarding the seabed? We also thought it might be some very particular harbor in CT with the no achoring movement.

As I was saying in the original post, the stickers have been on cars with additional marine-related stickers (as in yacht club burgees, marina stickers, etc...) Clearly the people with the stickers are boaters, rather than non.
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Missed that…

These stickers appear on cars along with other boating stickers: yacht club, burgees, etc? Now I'm bumfuzzled (which is not to say I'm craving pizza).

I guess you'll just have to stop one of these people next time you're going through and ask. If you do, please come back here and tell us what the idea is.

No anchoring. From apparent boaters. Not just boaters; sailors. A puzzlement.
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Old 01-07-2005, 14:23   #7
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It's a mystery....

Exactly, Jeff... it makes no sense at all. I was hoping maybe someone from the CT area would read this post and shed some light.

Unfortunately, I have only see the stickers going 65MPH+, or I would have asked the car owners.
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I was sufficiently curious to do some searching and found this at...

http://home.comcast.net/~thelettrich...nt/noanker.htm



I still don't know what it means.

What's a Noanker?
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Could it have something to do with opposition to Sarah Anker, and the CHEC* of Mt. Sinai, NY ?
*Community Health & Environment Coalition
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I am guessing that it means that they are from Noank, CT (And proud of it!). That would also explain the other nautical stickers along with the anchor.

http://www.noankshipyard.com/
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Methinks you got it !!!
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Old 02-07-2005, 01:04   #12
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That's it!!!

That is the exact sticker, and now that you mention it, Noank is right around the area I spotted the stickers. Whew!

What a relief! I kept reading about anchorages in FL that are vanishing. I was worried that something of a similar nature was happening up here.

You guys have the answer to EVERYTHING nautical. Great sleuthing.
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Oh, wise-guy, eh?

Well, they've got a lot of nerve, those residents of Noank, going around scaring people needlessly.

It's this very behavior that makes me wish I were the type of person who threw bricks…
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