Shell Key anchorage (Florida Keys)

Shell Key anchorage (Florida Keys)

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Shell Key anchorage (Florida Keys)
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Characteristics

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Description

On the plus side the state maintains a series of five mooring buoys off the key's NW shoreline. There is also plenty of room to anchor.
Good depths of 6 feet or better are maintened to within 100 yards of the isle's NW banks.
This anchorage field affords good shelter to the east, southeast, and south. The charted shoal and mangrove SW of Shell Key contributes to this protection greatly. On the other hand, don't get caught beside Shelle Key in strong northerlies, or even worse, blows coming from the NW.
2012/04/16
Update
JB
L'état maintient une série de cinq bouées de mouillage au large de la clé sur le littoral NW. Il ya aussi beaucoup de place à l'ancre.
De bonnes profondeurs de 1,8 m ou plus sont maintenues à moins de 100 mètres des banques NW de l'île.
Ce domaine offre un bon abri à l'E, SE et S. Les hauts-fonds et  mangrove au SW de Shell clé contribuent grandement à cette protection. Attention de ne pas se faire prendre à côté de Shell clés par les vents forts du N, ou pire encore, du NW.
2012/04/16
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JB
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