Mackay Island (pronounced mackie) wildlife refuge and Knotts Island to your port.

 

You have entered North Carolina and Currituck County. Currituck is an Indian name meaning "Land of the wild goose" In the marshes of Mackay Island in winter you can see thousands of snow geese as well as swans.

 

As you traverse the currituck sound you can see Knotts Island to port and Currituck to starboard. A ferry runs between them and crosses the waterway at green marker "95". The ferry draws about five feet and there is usually 6 to 9 feet in the ferry channel. I have anchored at Knotts Island. It is a rare sight for them as no one seems to know that you can take the ferry channel and find a spacious anchorage just off the ferry dock. The place we anchor is to the north of the ferry channel just well out of the channel and before the last marker. Stay well clear (offshore) of the small island that is to the left of the dock as it is extremely shallow there.

 

There are two wineries, a bed and breakfast, and lots of decoy carvers and duck hunters on Knotts Island.

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