York Island/St James City - Florida Sea Grant

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York Island/St James City

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Site ratings
Storm protection: poor
Bottom holding: fair
Scenic beauty: fair
Tranquility: poor
Overall site rating: low
Recreational characteristics
Activites: fishing
day sailing
water skiing
Qualities: clean water
Overall site rating: medium
Shoreside profile
Natural: yes
Public access: no
Commercial access: no
100% private: no
High Use or "Popular"
Low use (ie, "undiscovered"): yes
Small craft and water sports: no
Anchoring: no
Size: medium

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Minimum approach depth: 9 ft.

Depth in anchorage: 7 - 9 ft.

Lat 26 28.9' N

Lon 82 05.8' W

(use Chart 11427 for navigation)

Off mile 5.0 on the ICW: 3.5 statute miles from Sanibel -West of Bridge, 4.0 statute miles to Chino Island.

  It is nice to know that after struggling through the "Miserable Mile", a pleasant day anchorage awaits at Sanibel, west of the bridge.
   From the Intracoastal Waterway, just before marker 11, bear southeast toward marker 5 on the Sanibel Island channel. Be sure to pass this aid at least 50 yards to its northeasterly side because it marks a shoal building into the channel from the southwest.
   Along the eastern edge of this shoal, from marker 5 south to Dixie Beach, is an anchorage offering 8-Il Feet or water. It is exposed to almost all winds and is recommended only for calm weather.
   Stay close in to shore and away from boat traffic using the natural deep water channel running south to Pt. Ybel. Also, there is a strong current that sets both on the ebb and flood; a Bahamian moor is recommended.

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