Garden Key NW anchorage (Dry Tortugas) (Florida)

Garden Key NW anchorage (Dry Tortugas) (Florida)

To precisely geolocate this site. Update if necessary.

Localisation

Characteristics

Mooring good holding
Sand

Description

Garden Key NW anchorage (Dry Tortugas) (Florida)
2010-03-19
Update
Joëlle
Ebook

Gulf of Mexico

  • 226 sites
  • 182 photos
  • publication date: 11 Oct 2021
  • .pdf file size: 68 Mb
A good anchorage, although somewhat open to the N, is N and NW of Garden
Key.
The holding ground is good, and the depths range from 8 to 10 fathoms.
2012/04/8
Update
India
Un bon mouillage, bien qu'il soit ouvert au N, est situé au N/NW de
Garden Key.
La tenue est bonne et les profondeurs sont de 14,64 m à 18,3 m.
2012/04/8
Update
India
Share your comments or photos on "Garden Key NW anchorage (Dry Tortugas) (Florida)"

Sites around Garden Key NW anchorage (Dry Tortugas) (Florida)

Flying distances - Direct line

Garden Key (Dry Tortugas) (Florida)

0.1nm
123°
Garden Key is the site of historic Fort Jefferson National Monument, a hexagonal structure with walls 425 feet long rising from a surrounding moat.
In 1846, the US Army began to construct a massive fortification on the tiny island known as Garden Key. Sixteen million bricks were ...
8 Apr 12
India

Garden Key Lighthouse (Florida)

0.2nm
104°
The lighthouse on Garden Key arose in 1826. After the 1873 hurricane, a new lighthouse of iron plate was built atop Fort Jefferson, 70 feet High atop the fortress, marking the harbor entrance until its deactivation in 1924.
8 Apr 12
Cham

Bush Key (Dry Tortugas) (Florida)

0.5nm
99°
Bush Key, just E of Garden Key, is a refuge for noddy and sooty terns. These birds come in early April and leave in September.
8 Apr 12
Cham

Garden Key SW anchorage (Florida)

0.3nm
129°
the best shelter is SW of Garden Key and the channel encircling it, where protection is afforded from NW winds.
However, the holding ground is poor, as boats drag anchor along the silty bottom.
Anchorage overnight is allowed in this area.
8 Apr 12
Cham

Bird Key Harbor anchorage (Dry Tortugas) (Florida)

0.4nm
207°
Bird Key Harbor, reached through the narrow channel encircling Garden Key, wich is well marked, is an excellent anchorage.
The entrance to Bird Key Harbor is narrow, and care is required to avoid the shoals on either side.
The main entrance channel is marked by daybeacons.
8 Apr 12
India

Loggerhead Key (Dry Tortugas) (Florida)

2.4nm
273°
Loggerhead Key, the other of the two principal keys in the
Dry Tortugas, is 2.5 miles W of Garden Key. It have a conical tower, lower half white and upper half black, near the center of Loggerhead Key.
8 Apr 12
India