Noank is a town on the west side of the channel through Mystic Harbor. There are several small-craft facilities at Noank and in West Cove. Berths, electricity, gasoline, diesel fuel, water, ice, storage facilities, launching ramps, a pump-out station, 30- and 60-ton lifts, and marine supplies are available; hull, engine, sail, and electronic repairs can be made. A harbormaster is at Noank.
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Mystic Harbor is the approach to the towns of Noank and Mystic. A dredged channel leads from Fishers Island Sound through Mystic Harbor and into Mystic River to Mystic Seaport Museum Wharf, about 0.6 mile above the bascule bridge.
To enter from eastward, lay a west-northwesterly course from south of the lighted bell buoy marking Napatree Point Ledge for a little over 3 miles to about 400 yards south of the buoy marking the south end of Cormorant Reef. From here steer 261° for 0.8 mile until Mason Point is abeam. Then follow the buoyed channel.
From westward, proceed cautiously from about 100 yards or more southward of the buoy southward of Groton Long Point on an easterly course for about 0.5 mile to Mystic Harbor Channel Buoy 1, then steer a northerly course through the buoyed channel into Mystic Harbor, rounding Noank Light 5 at a distance of about 75 yards.
Morgan Point is located on the west side at the entrance of Mystic Harbor. A privately maintained and marked channel leading to the piers in West Cove at Noank westward of the point had a least depth of 4 feet reported in 1981.