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Thread: Is there harborage near or on the Nellie Martin River on Montague Island?

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    Default Is there harborage near or on the Nellie Martin River on Montague Island?

    I wan't to take my boat in Novemeber to a cabin on the ocean/south side of Montague Island. The Nellie Martin River is close to the cabin. Does anyone know if you can safely tie off your boat up the river? How bad or big does the surf get out there during these fall storms? I'm guessing over 20'.

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    Yeah Patton Bay. Its shallow in front of Nellie Martin though I'm pretty sure and it ices up in a blink of an eye

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    can you get a 25' fiberglass hulled boat into this river? what about the storm waves?

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    I was on Montague in November a few years back. It blew an honest 65mph for a few days straight off the Pacific. 20' waves non-stop. This was by Beach River, the next bay up from Patton. Once the wind stopped Beach River started freezing up. I can't imagine attempting to bring a boat around that side of the island in November.
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    Sounds like fun, donít forget to take an epirb, Sat-phone, and survival suits for all onboard! Oh yea, remember to file a float plan, and good luck; I envy your determination.
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    I just talked to a guy that was in there for a week with a 26' fiberglass boat. The guy I talked to didn't own the boat, but was along for the ride. He said they got in there and found a hole deep in the river that the boat didn't ground out on the bottom when the tide went out. Also said that some of the waves would run right up the river, but it wasn't too bad. There is also a guy in there living on some sort of homemade barge.
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