Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Skipper Bob

One of the publications we use for navigating the ICW is Anchorages Along the Intracoastal Waterway, by Skipper Bob Publications.   It gives us a heads-up on bridges we have to open.

Of course, there are obstructions you do not find in the guide books.

It also provides interesting local color:  “A local landmark, a 100’ long green dragon weighing an estimated 20 tons and know as Annie, collapsed in July 2002.  After more than 30 years of providing a landmark at the entrance to the Banana River it remains only a sad symbol of its former self lying half in and half out of the water.”

Most of the anchorage information is very specific;  “Mile 914.2, Indian Harbor Beach.  Also known as “Dragon Point.”  Proceed east from ICW towards G1 at the mouth of Banana River.  Stay close (100’) to “1” on rounding point.  Anchor in 10’ in mouth of Banana River in front of white house with green roof.”

I bet the people with the white house with green roof wonder why all of these boats anchor in front of their house.

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