The anchorage at Wiscasset is below the bridge near the town wharves in 28 to 50 feet. The town has docks for for loading and unloading of passengers and gear and a place for tenders to be located.
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The channel in Sheepscot River is deep, and the principal dangers are marked. It is a region of rocks and ledges, many of them rising abruptly from deep water. The channel has a depth of over 30 feet to Wiscasset and is navigable for small craft at high water for about 4 miles above Wiscasset to the village of Sheepscot. There is a 25-foot shoal in midchannel in the bend below Wiscasset, about 270 yards south-southwestward of the tower of old Fort Edgecomb on the southwestern end of Davis Island.
There are several unmarked rocky areas with depths of 20 to 30 feet near the middle of the river southward of Bull Ledge. The river should be navigated with caution. With the aid of the chart and by following the aids, little trouble should be experienced in reaching Wiscasset, 14 miles above the entrance.