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SW Fort Taylor anchorage (Key West)

SW Fort Taylor anchorage (Key West)

Characteristics

Description

The Fort Zachary Taylor is one of the most important fortresses of its time.
6/03/2010
Update
Alain
The outer anchorages, SW of Fort Taylor and about 1 mile SSE of Eastern Triangle Light, are favored by deep-draft vessels.
They are somewhat exposed, but have depths of 22 to 36 feet and are safe for vessels with good ground tackle.
6/03/2010
Update
Alain
Les navire à fort TE peuvent mouiller au SW de Fort Taylor, au SSE à environ 1 M de l'E de Triangle Light.

Le mouillage est quelquefois exposé et les profondeurs sont de 7 à 11 m, par un fond de bonne tenue.

6/03/2010
Update
Alain
SW Fort Taylor anchorage (Key West)
19/02/2010
Update
Joëlle
Le fort Zachary Taylor joua un rôle important pendant la guerre de Sécession.
6/03/2010
Update
Alain
SW Fort Taylor anchorage (Key West)
20/02/2010
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Joëlle
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Sites around SW Fort Taylor anchorage (Key West)
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Marquesas Keys (Florida)

17nm
274°
The Marquesas Keys (not to be confused with the Marquesas Islands (French Polynesia in the Pacific Ocean) form an uninhabited island group about 30 miles (50 km) west of Key West, 4 miles (6 km) in diameter, and overgrown by mangrove. They are protected as part of the Key ...
8 Apr 12

Boca Chica Key Key West NAS (Florida Keys)

6.4nm
71°
Boca Chica Key is an island in the lower Florida Keys approximately 3 miles east of the island of Key West.
Its name is Spanish for "small mouth", (not "girl mouth" as many assume, since chica used as an adjective in Spanish means small).It is mainly composed of salt marshes (mangroves) ...
15 Apr 10

Stock Island (Florida Keys)

4.1nm
65°
Stock Island is an island in the lower Florida Keys immediately east of Key West (separated from Key West by Cow Key Channel, which is only about 75 yards (70 m) wide).Immediately northwest is Key Haven (official name Raccoon Key), from which it is connected by causeway with US 1 ...
19 Mar 10

Fleming Key (Florida Keys)

2.3nm
17°
Fleming Key is an island off the northwest corner of the island of Key
West, Florida in the lower Florida Keys. It is roughly 2 miles (3.2 km) long by a quarter mile wide.
It is connected to the island of Key West by the Fleming Key Bridge.
The island and bridge ...
19 Mar 10

Pier B and Navy Mole (Key West Harbor)

0.5nm
350°
Pier B is another deepwater berthing facility operated by The Truman Annex Company. It has 306-foot face with a mooring dolphin at the N end; deck height about 9 feet. Maneuverable ships up to 800 feet have docked here. The Truman Annex telephone number is 305-294-4000.Outer Navy ...
10 Mar 10

Westin Resort and Marina (Key West)

0.7nm
The Westin Key West Resort & Marina is ideally located in "Old Town" Key West on the waterfront.
The Westin also operates one of the country's largest private ports, welcoming cruise ships from around the world.
Phone: (866) 756-1585
Depth: 13 feet minimum
9 Mar 10

Mallory Wharf (Key West Harbor)

0.9nm
359°
Municipal Wharf, also known as Mallory Wharf, is 870 feet long and has a deck height of about 7 feet.
The northerly half is privately owned by a condominium development.
The southerly half is operated by the Key West Department of Transportation as a cruise ship terminal.
Two ...
10 Mar 10

Key West Lighthouse

0.7nm
17°
Located inside the lands, on top of a 13 feet high hill, the tower lighthouse is a 65 foot tower.After many events, the lighthouse was inactivate in 1969.
6 Mar 10

Ocean key Resort and Marina (Key West)

0.9nm
Nestled between Key West Harbor and Mallory Square.
Phone: 305.296.7701
Fax: 305.292.7685
11 Mar 10

Tank Island (Sunset Key) (Florida)

1nm
341°
The United States Navy constructed Tank Island to serve as a fuel tank depot during the Cold War. Dredging began in 1965 to form the island as well as to build passageways for submarines and other large vessels. However, the Navy's plans changed and the island saw little military ...
12 Mar 10

Wisteria Island (Florida Keys)

1.3nm
352°
Wisteria
Island, also known as Christmas Tree Island, is a privately-owned. It is located 280 yards (260 m) north-northeast of Sunset Key (Tank
Island), its closest neighbor.Large numbers of liveaboard boats are moored near the island, which has recently become the center of ...
19 Mar 10

Wisteria Island Eastern anchorage (Florida Keys)

1.2nm
357°
We can anchor E of Wisteria Island, to the W of the main ship channel, in minimum depth of 8 feet. Open to southern, northern and northeasterly winds.Anchoring in the vicinity of Key West Bight Channel Light 2, between KeyWest Bight Channel and the shoreline, is not recommended ...
5 Mar 10
Local Area

Key West (Florida)

A W current, counter to the prevailing E set of the Gulf Stream, at times exceeding 1 knot, has been reported in the vicinity of Key West Entrance Lighted Whistle Buoy.
In the S approaches to Key West within the 10-fathom  curve currents are weak and variable.
In the main ...
13 Mar 10

The Keys ( Florida)

The Florida Keys are a chain-like cluster of about 1700 islands in the southeast United States. They begin at the southeastern tip of the Florida peninsula, about 15 miles (24 km) south of Miami, and extend in a gentle arc south-southwest and then westward to Key West, the ...
7 Apr 12

West Florida

The coast, for nearly 115 miles, from Key West to San Carlos Bay is low, sandy, and generally wooded. Innumerable small islands and keys, interlaced by many small rivers and bayous, make up Everglades National Park and the Ten Thousand Islands. From San Carlos Bay N to Tampa Bay the ...
6 Apr 12

Gulf of Mexico

The Gulf of Mexico is the ninth largest body of water in the world. The shape of its basin is roughly oval and approximately 810 nautical miles (1,500 km) wide and filled with sedimentary rocks and debris. Tidal ranges are extremely small due to the narrow connection with the ocean. Considered ...
6 Apr 12

NW Atlantic Ocean

Entre le Groenland et la mer du Nord, l'Atlantique est séparé de l'Océan Arctique par le seuil de Wyville-, zone relativement peu profonde (entre 300 et 1250 m) et de laquelle émerge l'Islande.
Au Nord, c'est-à-dire déjà dans l'océan Arctique, on trouve le bassin de Norvège, ...
19 Mar 15

Stock Island (Florida Keys)

Stock Island is an island in the lower Florida Keys immediately east of Key West (separated from Key West by Cow Key Channel, which is only about 75 yards (70 m) wide).Immediately northwest is Key Haven (official name Raccoon Key), from which it is connected by causeway with US 1 ...
19 Mar 10
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