Saquatucket Harbor Inlet

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Harwich Port, Massachusetts United States
41° 39' 48.96'', -70° 3' 41.05''
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Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
54℉W at 13 knots
High12:34AM4.781ft
Low06:32AM-0.760ft
High01:12PM4.306ft
Low06:48PM-0.345ft
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About


Introduction:

The image above is a view from the south looking north over the entrance to Saquatucket Harbor. Off to the left and outside of the image is Wychmere Harbor, which shares a common outside entrance with Saquatucket Harbor. Flashing red “6” can be seen on the east inlet jetty, while red nun “8” is visible farther in.

The Saquatucket Municipal Marina is the only marina in Saquatucket Harbor and accepts transient guests and pumps gas and diesel fuels. As the marina docks take up most of the harbor space, anchoring is not really feasible.


Navigating the Water:

Use NOAA Chart 13229.

From Nantucket Sound, first set a course to intercept green can buoy “1,” which is about .6 miles south of the Saquatucket Harbor jetties, in the area of waypoint N41 39.398 W70 03.615. Although the outer channel into Saquatucket Harbor is not lighted, you can use flashing green “1” on the Wychmere Harbor jetty to help guide you in toward green nun buoy “1” at night. The Saquatucket Harbor entrance channel has a reported depth of six feet, with a channel width of 50 feet

Once you have successfully navigated to green can buoy “1,” set a course to the north and pick up green can “3” and red nun buoy “2” just a little farther on. From here, red and green nun buoy “S” will come up on your right, and marks the junction of the Wychmere Harbor and Saquatucket Harbor entrances. Proceed north from here past red nun “4” flashing red “6,” and then red nun buoy “8” and green can “9.”


Local Notices to Mariners:

Local Notices to Mariners are available online from the U.S. Coast Guard.



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