Be careful of those early points. And yes, the current
RIPS through there. Some years ago I anchored my old Hunter
30 in that area. What an experience!!!!
I woke up about 5-6AM with a ROAR inside the boat. Could not imagine what happened but I soon found out. My anchor rode
wrapped around the boat's fin keel
causing the boat's beam to face the current's fury. I was able to push the boat in a circle to unwrap the rode
using my Avon
10RIB along with an 8HP outboard
That old Bruce 33# anchor did not let me down.
There is not much you can do about preventing such an occurrence other than watch out for it. I personally do not recommend anchoring
around 3rd point.
And yes--- I refuse to pay the current outrageous mooring fees
. And you must be off them by 11AM or they hit you for another day. Nantucket offered great anchoring
spots not long ago.....until local GREED took over. Nantucket is a nice place and if I ever return, I will go to the Bulkhead.