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Old 13-07-2009, 08:49   #1
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Lake St. Clair Cruising Suggestions?

I recently picked up a Catalina 27 and am keeping it on Lake St. Clair. I am looking for ideas on overnight cruise spots. Would prefer anchorages to marinas, thinking three-four day trips. Anyone have suggestions on trips destinations? My boat draws about 4 feet.


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Old 16-07-2009, 13:26   #2
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My Favorite Destinations on Lake St. Clair Canadian side are
1) Thames can stay at the Thames River Yacht Club just past the Lighthouse. Also a few miles up river is Jennettes Creek and boats often "hide" from the rush there.
2) Southport Yacht Club
3) Peache Is at the south west corner of the lake is a fun place to overnight. Windsor city marina is just accross the channel for fuel etc.

On the US side try Metro Beach Metro Park.

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Old 16-09-2009, 19:34   #3
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very few anchorages on lake st clair, especially for deep draft boats

Only real protected spot is the lagoon next to Metro Beach, up Black Creek. Make sure you do not cut the approach to Black Creek.

If you are shallow draft, there are a few more places but not many. Fords Cove at the NE tip of Grosse Pointe or Gaukler Pointe. But I think you need to be about 3' or less. Muskamoot bay is even shallower, perhaps only 2.5' these days. There are some open spots for daytime short stay in the right conditions.
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Derek : Apart from the spots mentioned, there's also a place to anchor near Algonac...if you have a look at the chart, you'll see the spot where you can pull out of the channel & tuck into the wee cove.

Also, since I own the vacant property accross from the Cove Marina, you could always pull beam to the western shore & toss two anchors (bow & stern) into the cat-tails to hold the boat.
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