A 6-foot marked channel leads to a marina basin on the south side of Fleets Island west of Windmill Point. Gasoline, diesel fuel, berths, electricity, sewage pump-out, and a launching ramp are available.
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The entrance to Rappahannock River is between Stingray Point and Windmill Point, 45.7 miles above the Capes. This is the Mile 0.0 for distances on the Rappahannock. The shores on both sides of the entrance are wooded; the two lights, off Stingray and Windmill Points, are the most prominent landmarks.
Rappahannock Spit extends southeastward from Windmill Point for about 4.5 miles, and has depths of 4 to 18 feet. Windmill Point Light (37°35’49″N., 76°14’10″W.), 34 feet above the water, is shown from a platform with a red and white diamond-shaped daymark, in depths of 12 feet on the spit 2.3 miles from the point.
Depths of 10 feet can be carried across Rappahannock Spit anywhere outside Windmill Point Light. About 0.4 mile outside the light, a buoyed lane that extends southwestward through the fishtraps is a short cut for lightdraft vessels approaching the river from northward.