|The sailor's bible for these waters, Charlie's Charts, indicates the anchorage could be dangerous under certain conditions however, the author has spent six
nights at anchor here on northbound trips and found conditions almost like being tied to a slip and essentially as indicated in the photo. Soon after the photo
was taken, the author traded a pair of cloth gloves for two large lobsters from a passing fisherman. This anchorage is the first usable anchorage after Cabo
San Lucas and is about 20 miles below Magdalena Bay. Further, the anchorage is a most welcome sight after bashing upwind and weather all day, all night,
and sometimes most of the following morning. Anchorage should be taken to the starboard of the light inasmuch as the author while weighing anchor has
had the chain to snag and jerk on the bottom rocks when anchored to port of the light. An anchor fouled on the bottom rocks at 6:A.M.as the sailor is attempting
to get underway is no fun at all and is described in the merry go round page entitled "San Carlos" later on in this yarn.
| Looking North To The Tosca Anchorage
|in 1853 the paddle wheel steamer
INDEPENDENCE struck the Tosca Reef.
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