Entering Manchester Harbor may look formidable on the chart, but the dangers are all well marked. From Boston Harbor, you can enter Salem Sound from the south through the Cat Island Channel, or from the east, leaving Bakers Island and its associated rocks to port.
The Cat Island Channel is more direct, but on a racing weekend, the area between Tinkers and Cat Island will be full of small boats. Pass between Cat Island and Satan's Rock, then between the Pope's head and the Brimbles. Leave Eagle Island well to port, following the nuns to avoid Hardys rocks.
You can pass Misery Island very close on its east end, avoiding Whaleback, which has a red day mark on it.
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Past Misery Island, you will see a green day mark indicating Sauli's Rock to port. To starboard, you will find two nuns, leave them to starboard to avoid White Ledge and Half Tide rock.As you approach the harbor, stay in the channel; both sides of the channel are dry at extreme low water.
Manchester Yacht Club is on the port as you enter. Continue in past the second narrowing of the channel to find Crocker's Boat Yard and Manchester Marine. Manchester Marine has fuel and holding tank pump outs. Both yards rent moorings.