This island is divided by the Dutch and French into St Maarten on the south and east or St Martin on the North West.Howard [ Just Imagine ] 31-Dec-1969Howard [ Just Imagine ] 31-Dec-1969
Simpson's Lagoon (Anchorage)
Simpsons Bay (Anchorage)
Soft mud (Anchorage)
Lifting Bridge (Bridge)
-Howard [ Just Imagine ] 16-Nov-2008
Generally a well protected anchorage.
We rode out a southerly gale here in 1982 on Romadi.
The wind was starting to freshen as we entered the bay and we dropped anchor under sail, just inside of where we saw a small wave break, hoping to get some protection from a shoal. The wind continued to freshen, and we began to drag the Danforth, so we pulled the fisherman out of the bilges and and assembled it. As it dropped, we were still moving backwards and we needed to put chaffing gear on the nylon rode as the boat began to pitch.
We stood anchor watch all night as the boat pitched and rolled with white water at times over the deck. On the VHF we heard gallant South Africans that had been swimming from boat to boat to provide assistance to others. It was too wild to consider using a dinghy.
We had to adjust the anchor rode several times and change the chafing gear during the night, to avoid wearing through the anchor rode, but we survived unscathed. In the morning there was a big power yacht on the beach.Howard and Jayne [ Romadi ] 01-Jun-1982Howard [ Just Imagine ] 01-Jun-1982
Orient Beach (Beach)
A popular nude beach and resort on the French side of the islandHoward [ Just Imagine ] 20-Oct-2008Howard [ Just Imagine ] 20-Oct-2008
This is the French side of the island.
The one-day anchorage fee (plus the clearance fee) for all vessels 8-13 metres is 20 euros, 13-18 metres 30 euros, 18-23 metres 40 euros, and so on.
Longer stays for non-residents are charged on a per metre per day basis. For example, a 13-metre vessel will pay an anchorage fee of 25 euro cents per metre for a charge of about three euros per day for up to a three-day stay. For stays longer than three days, the rate goes up to 35 euro centsHoward [ Just Imagine ] 20-Oct-2008Howard [ Just Imagine ] 20-Oct-2008
Market Place Wifi (WiFi)
Public Market, Les Amandiers
Marigot, French West Indies
Saint-Martin 97150 Howard [ Just Imagine ] 12-Mar-2009