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Old 05-08-2019, 11:26   #16
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Re: What are the quietest anchorages in Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket?

If you're looking for peace and quiet and no access to restaurants or stores there's a few places up the Connecticut River that fit the bill. There's a cut up the east side of Nott Island across from Essex that is out of the channel and wakes of boats going up the river.


Haven't gone there but a friend that moors in the river said Hamburg Cove is a quiet anchorage although not large and can get crowded.
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Re: What are the quietest anchorages in Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket?

Will third for Hadley harbor...in summer would recommend getting there by early afternoon as the area just northeast of Bull Is is popular. Anchored in mud about 30-35 ft off the island in about 12 - 15ft of water. Well protected with no surge. Great for swimming to cool off. By dusk there were about 6-8 boats - sail & power, sharing the harbor area with us..very quiet and tranquil..
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Re: What are the quietest anchorages in Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket?

Nantucket IS a tough place to anchor....I do and with 2 opposing anchors. Last week when the tornado came thru the Cape the wind did a 360 in 3 hours when I was ashore. In short one anchor dragged and tripped the other and I was skittering across the eel grass with NE wind at 25 -30. I was lucky it could have been really expensive. Rule of thumb...2 anchors oversized recommended. Bon Vente
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Re: What are the quietest anchorages in Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket?

As stated above, 3 mile harbor is big, deep, and quiet. We were there less than 10 years ago, there were perhaps 3 or 4 moorings, and they wanted $75 or 80 per night. Asked about going ashore - if looks could kill we'd be dead! I had to dinghy my wife and dog ashore and then back to the boat. She had to call me for a pick-up. NO place to land a dink. Not very welcoming. Perhaps that's why it was so quiet?
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Re: What are the quietest anchorages in Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket?

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As stated above, 3 mile harbor is big, deep, and quiet. We were there less than 10 years ago, there were perhaps 3 or 4 moorings, and they wanted $75 or 80 per night. Asked about going ashore - if looks could kill we'd be dead! I had to dinghy my wife and dog ashore and then back to the boat. She had to call me for a pick-up. NO place to land a dink. Not very welcoming. Perhaps that's why it was so quiet?

Had not heard of Three Mile Harbor so checked it out online. Sounds like it is a little friendlier since your visit. According to Active Captain you can tie dinghies at the town dock in the SE corner of the harbor next to the boat ramp.
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Had not heard of Three Mile Harbor so checked it out online. Sounds like it is a little friendlier since your visit. According to Active Captain you can tie dinghies at the town dock in the SE corner of the harbor next to the boat ramp.
We are currently anchored in Three Mile. It’s so peaceful - I remember now why we liked it so much the last time we were here.

We haven’t checked out the dinghy dock, but last time we called one of the local marinas and asked if we could leave our dinghy there while we walked to the market, and we made a point of saying we would buy ice from the marina. It wasn’t any problem, but the manager said if it had been a weekend he would have turned us down because he wouldn’t have had an empty slip for us to put our dinghy in.
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