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Sandborn Canal, AK

Sandborn Canal is a secluded, off-the-beaten-path anchorage. Steep, tree-covered hillsides surround the anchorage and it feels like it would be secure in even the stormiest weather.

Charts for the area are not accurate. We took a mid-channel course and found it unobstructed. The bay is not as charted, but we found suitable anchorage in the middle, in about 70 feet with good holding.

Lat/Lon: {57.272519,-133.245863}


Anchorage/Holding: Good
Mooring Ball: No
Dock: No
Protection: Good
Public/Private: Public
Fee: No
Fuel Available: No
Potable Water: No
Electric: None
Garbage: No
Pumpout: No
Maintenance: No
Groceries: No
Laundry: No
Liquor: No
Transportation: No
Cell Service: None
WiFI: No

Slowboat Tips and Activities

Explore the river and mudflat at the head of Sandborn Canal. For the adventurous, take the dinghy to the head of Port Houghton, where a tidal rapid (navigate carefully) guards a large lagoon.

Entry/Exit Hazards

Enter using a mid-channel course. Charts are inaccurate.

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Bears onshore.

Last update of this page: Apr 14, 2019

Last in-person visit by Slowboat team: July 23, 2017

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