Re: Designated anchorage-St. Simons Sound..
There are "designated anchorages" (on the charts) and then there are plain ol' decent anchorages
(not marked). Maybe the statements you've seen/heard were just about good spots to anchor
We left Golden Isles Marina at about 0430 yesterday, headed north... long day...
Selby Bay, South River, Chesapeake Bay, USA.