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Deleware Bay --> Cape May anchorages

Gary Wells
 

Wolfgang,

Good to be hanging out with another Amel last night in Cape May.  Quite a.little squall last evening!
The smaller boat next to us drug back and the young couple were fighting the whole time; they must've been near hypothermic by the time.it was all over.

At any rate, wishing you a good sail and we'll wave when you pass us (again)!!

Cheers,

Gary and Robin
SM 209, Adagio
underway @ Atlantic City

Wolfgang Weber
 

Hello Craig 
Thank you very much for this helpful  Informations
Wolfgang Weber SY Elise Amel 54#162





Thomas Peacock
 

We just overnighted at Hancocks. Indeed, the Cohansie is generally very deep. Charts do not indicate depths. While pretty close to the center of the river, we did run aground, needed to kedge off. But again, most areas are 15 to 30 feet. Depending on timing, mosquitoes and/or green heads can be a real nuisance. 
On the New Jersey Atlantic coast, I would be reluctant to go into Manasquan. Not really anything between Atlantic City and Sandy Hook. However, Sandy Hook has always been a surprisingly beautiful anchorage. Three weeks ago we saw a breaching humpback right in Raritan Bay. Only about ten miles from NYC. 
Tom Peacock
SM 240 Aletes
Chesapeake Bay, US


On Aug 7, 2019, at 6:31 PM, Craig Briggs via Groups.Io <sangaris@...> wrote:

Hi Wolfgang,
There's a wonderful "secret" anchorage on that route. It's the Cohansey River part way down Delaware Bay and you can anchor around any bend as you go up the river. This is an old commercial freighter port and has lots of depth going in and all the way up the river. Keep entry light "1C" close to port going in and then stay far left for 6 to 7 Meters (20-25 feet) of water. If you go up a few bends there's a fun restaurant at Hancock Marine where you can tie off at their dock. Approach depth is 3-4 meters.  In calm winds there are mosquitoes the farther up the river you go.
At Cape May you can easily carry your draft into the inlet and anchor either to the left towards the Coast Guard Station or to the right before the bridge or past it. Watch for 180° tide change.
Check Active Captain for more info on these anchorages.
Cheers, Craig - SN68 Sangaris - Tropic Isle Harbor FL

Craig & Katherine Briggs SN 68 Sangaris Tropic Isle Harbor, FL
 

.... and continuing up the New Jersey shore you've got Absecon Inlet (Atlantic City) which is excellent and you can anchor off the Coast Guard station or take a marina and try your luck in the casinos.  After that Manasquan is feasible, but you'd be better off going up to Sandy Hook.
Craig

Craig & Katherine Briggs SN 68 Sangaris Tropic Isle Harbor, FL
 

Hi Wolfgang,
There's a wonderful "secret" anchorage on that route. It's the Cohansey River part way down Delaware Bay and you can anchor around any bend as you go up the river. This is an old commercial freighter port and has lots of depth going in and all the way up the river. Keep entry light "1C" close to port going in and then stay far left for 6 to 7 Meters (20-25 feet) of water. If you go up a few bends there's a fun restaurant at Hancock Marine where you can tie off at their dock. Approach depth is 3-4 meters.  In calm winds there are mosquitoes the farther up the river you go.
At Cape May you can easily carry your draft into the inlet and anchor either to the left towards the Coast Guard Station or to the right before the bridge or past it. Watch for 180° tide change.
Check Active Captain for more info on these anchorages.
Cheers, Craig - SN68 Sangaris - Tropic Isle Harbor FL