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  • Announcement: All Georgia Cruising News

    PLEASE CAREFULLY READ OUR DISCLAIMER!

    Below, you will discover our COMPLETE listing of Georgia cruising news/postings from fellow cruisers, arranged in chronological order, based on publication date. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO NARROW YOUR SELECTION of GA cruising news to those messages which pertain to a specific geographic sub-region, locate the RED, vertically stacked menu, on the right side of this, and all Cruisers’ Net pages. Click on “Georgia.” A drop down menu will appear, with a blue background, Now, click on “GA Regional Cruising News.” A sub-drop-down menu will now appear, listing 4 Georgia geographic sub-regions. Select your waters of interest, and after clicking on your choice, a list of messages will appear, confined to the sub-region you have picked!

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    Light Blue Background Denotes Postings Concerned with “AICW Problem Stretches”
  • Advice on Hurricane Damaged Waterfront Property

    Good advice for all ICW property owners from Georgia’s DNR Coastal Resources Division.

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    Was your beach front property, private dock, bank stabilization, marina, commercial dock, or other structure within coastal waters, marshlands or along barrier island beaches impacted by Hurricane Matthew? Read More

    Emergency Repair of Structures in Tidal Waterways, Over Marshlands and Along Shorelines

    • Secure any structures that pose safety or health concerns immediately

    • Call the Georgia Emergency Response Team at 1-800-424-8802 to report a fuel or oil spill

    • Remove any debris from marshes, beaches and waterways that originated from your structures to the extent practical and safe

    • Take photos to document damage from Hurricane Matthew

    • Compile any documents, permits, and photos to show the pre-storm condition of the structure

    • Call DNR/CRD at 912-264-7218 to report the need to rebuild damaged structures

    • In order to be eligible for emergency authorization, you must make a request by Wednesday, November 2, 2016

    • CRD staff will call back within 1-2 business days with guidance or verbal approval for repairs pursuant to state law

    • Emergency authorizations will be limited to repair of structures in their original location and in their original size and configuration

    • Some repairs may require authorization from the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers and/or local authorities. CRD staff will provide guidance based on the extent of the damage and location of the structure.

    • Non-essential projects currently under review and new permit applications for non-essential projects are temporarily suspended until emergency requests are addressed

    DNR Responds to Impacts of Hurricane Matthew

    Marsh and Shore Permits Page

  • Gray’s Reef Summer Research and Fall Events, Savannah, GA

    Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary protects Georgia’s special live-bottom wildlife habitat in the Atlantic Ocean and along the southeastern U.S. coast, an area teeming with diversity and an abundance of marine life.

    CLICK HERE FOR Gray's Reef Summer Research and Fall Events!
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    News from Gray’s Reef

    Middle school students dive into the new year with a tour of NOAA ship Nancy Foster and Gray's Reef NMS

    It’s been a busy summer here at Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary, culminating with the annual research expedition aboard the NOAA ship Nancy Foster. Following the 10-day research mission, the Nancy Foster docked along River Street in Savannah and was toured by almost 200 local middle school students. 

    Read all about the exciting research projects that were conducted through the “ships log” blog and in this article from the Savannah Morning News. Take a peek on board the ship in this video segment from our friends at WTOC and catch up with local Fox affiliate WTGS here who visited during the Gray’s Reef-hosted ship tours. 

    Special thanks to Representative Buddy Carter of Georgia’s 1st District for visiting Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary during the expedition! See photos from the Congressman’s visit on Facebook.

    Photo: Steve Bisson, Savannah Morning News


    Volunteer Call

    Volunteer Call             

    Gray’s Reef NMS will be featured at these fantastic fall events around the Georgia coast. Join us as a volunteer and share the natural wonders of the reef with the community. Click here to register your interest with Volunteer Coordinator Jody Patterson. 

    These public events are family friendly and offer free admission! Immerse yourself in Georgia’s coastal beauty and learn about our fascinating underwater world.

    Coastfest (Oct 6) Brunswick, GA – hosted by GA Dept of Natural Resources Coastal Resources Division

    Skidaway Marine Science Day (Oct 13) Savannah, GA – hosted by UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography


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    A Fishy Affair – Malicious, but delicious

    The Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary Foundation will host the fourth annual lionfish awareness event and fundraiser A Fishy Affair on September 21st at the Landings Plantation Club. Join us for a delicious evening of education featuring the invasive Pacific lionfish and including a Chef’s cook-off challenge, a silent auction and live auction benefiting the Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary Foundation. Tickets are on sale now!


  • Candidates Sought for Positions with Gray’s Reef Team

    Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary protects Georgia’s special live-bottom wildlife habitat in the Atlantic Ocean and along the southeastern U.S. coast, an area teeming with diversity and an abundance of marine life.


    GRNMS State Manager, Public Council Members and Student Internships – Apply Now!
    Join the Gray’s Reef Team

    Our team is growing and we are seeking capable candidates to fill a variety of positions at Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary. Please consider the following opportunities:
    READ MORE!

    Join the Gray’s Reef Team

    Our team is growing and we are seeking capable candidates to fill a variety of positions at Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary. Please consider the following opportunities:


    State Program Manager

    The State Program Manager supervises and manages state employees at Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary and serves as a liaison to NOAA. In this role, your responsibilities would include promoting team building, undertaking innovative actions to fulfill staffing needs, and assisting with partnership development initiatives and outreach efforts to further the mission and vision of Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary. 

    For more information on this position or to apply, please click here.


    Student Intern

    We are seeking a “virtual” intern—meaning that you could be located virtually anywhere—to help develop and implement a communications campaign that illuminates the importance of innovative technologies for ocean conservation. The Virtual Student Federal Service projects on USAJOBS offer eight-month, unpaid remote internships for U.S. citizen students, college-level and above, who would like to make a real difference in the work of the U.S. government. See all of the available VSFS opportunities or apply directly for this Gray’s Reef NMS internship here.

    Applications are due by July 31, 2018


    Public Council Members

    The Gray’s Reef Sanctuary Advisory Council provides advice and recommendations on the management of Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary. The council members include community members from fishing, diving, conservation, science, education, and citizens-at-large along with state and federal agencies.

    We are currently accepting applications for the following seats:

    • Charter/Commercial Fishing
    • Sport Diving
    • Sport Fishing
    • Non-living Resources Research
    • University Education
    • Citizen-at-Large
    • Conservation (2 seats)

    Click here for more information, or contact Council Coordinator Becky Shortland at:   becky.shortland@noaa.gov or (912-598-2381)


  • Dive Into Your Sanctuary, May 19-20, Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary, Savannah, GA

    Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary protects Georgia’s special live-bottom wildlife habitat in the Atlantic Ocean and along the southeastern U.S. coast, an area teeming with diversity and an abundance of marine life.


    Get Into Your Sanctuary – May 19 – 20
    Few places on the planet can compete with the diversity of ocean life found in your National Marine Sanctuaries. So, we invite you to explore Gray’s Reef this summer or join us at these upcoming community events.

    CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION!

  • LNM: Shoaling Reported in Umbrella Creek, off St. Andrew Sound, AICW Statute Mile 686


    Umbrella Creek is part of an alternate route used by cruisers to avoid St. Andrew Sound when the weather acts up. See Umbrella Cut for a description of the alternate route and Jim Healy’s chart of the route below.

    GEORGIA – AICW – ST SIMONS SOUND TO TOLOMATO RIVER – UMBRELLA CREEK: Shoaling
    There are reports of shoaling in the vicinity of the following aids to navigation with depths of 1 foot observed at mean low water. READ MORE!

    -Umbrella Creek Daybeacon A8 (LLNR 37435) in position 31-01-15.831N / 081-29-11.183W (31°1.2638N / 081°29.1864W, 31.021064 / -81.486440)
    -Umbrella Creek Daybeacon A9 (LLNR 37440) in position 31-01-12.720N / 081-29-07.980W (31°1.2120N / 081°29.1330W, 31.020200 / -81.485550)
    -Umbrella Creek Daybeacon A10 (LLNR 37443) in position 31-00-59.534N / 081-28-58.680W (31°0.9922N / 081°28.9780W, 31.016537 / -81.482967)
    -Umbrella Creek Daybeacon A11 (LLNR 37445) in position 31-00-57.219N / 081-28-54.698W (31°0.9536N / 081°28.9117W, 31.015894 / -81.481861)
    Chart 11489 LNM 20/18

    Image Courtesy of Jim and Peg Healy

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Northern End of Umbrella Cut

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of the AICW’s Passage Across St. Andrew Sound

  • Problem Stretch Report: Jekyll Creek, AICW Statute Mile 683


    Jeykyll Harbor Marina... a Cool Place to Beat the Heat

    The channel through Jekyll Creek seems to shift with each tide and, as recommended in this report, Cruisers’ Net likewise recommends mid to high tide passage. Jekyll Creek is home to A CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, Jekyll Harbor Marina. Jerry and Sam’s report on this Problem Stretch is reprinted with their kind permission from AGLCA’s Forum. Thank you, Jerry and Sam!

    We went through Jekyll Creek yesterday about an hour before low tide with two days of west winds blowing what water was left out to the Atlantic. I wouldn’t suggest anyone try this section in the conditions we had, I’m just hard headed and have a 2’10” draft. READ MORE!

    We lost readings on both depth finders, and the Admiral stood in the cockpit and told me which prop was stirring up mud in an attempt to keep us in the deepest water as I idled the entire length from the bridge North to St. Simon sound. We never bumped bottom, but it was not a comfortable section to navigate. There was not enough room in the wet part of the creek for a Jon boat to comfortably pass either side of us.
    This is one of those sections on the AICW we will consider a mid to high tide only area on future trips.
    Jerry and Sam Williams

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s “AICW Problem Stretches” Listing For Jekyll Creek

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To This AICW Problem Stretch

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s Georgia Marina Directory Listing For Jekyll Harbor Marina

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Jekyll Harbor Marina

  • Georgia ICW Article from Sail Magazine.

    Here is an interesting and attractive article by Tom Hale in Sail Magazine on the Intracoastal through Georgia. While informative, such articles may not be as up to date as Cruisers’ Net. Before embarking, please always check our Homepage for AICW Problem Stretches, as well as Nav Alerts and Local Notices for each state. Our thanks to Kim Russo of AGLCA for sharing this link.

    Updates: The ICW North Bound from Sail Magazine via AGLCA’s Forum

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s “AICW Problem Stretches” Listing For Jekyll Creek

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To This AICW Problem Stretch

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s “AICW Problem Stretches” Listing For Little Mud River

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To This AICW Problem Stretch

  • Ahoy Historians: Request for Knowledge of Ossabaw Island Settlers, St. Catherines Sound, near AICW Statute Mile 620


    Georgia’s Ossabaw Island forms the northern shore of the mouth of St. Catherines Sound. Mike Dalton is asking about the history of Ossabaw after reading Claiborne Young’s Ossabaw Island History from 2013. If you have information about the early settlers, we would all like to hear from you!

    I was raised mostly in Wabasso Fl in Indian River County and I understand Wabasso was named by freed slaves the moved to Florida from Ossabaw. What can you tell me about some of our early settlers that left Ossabaw and moved to Florida?
    Mike Dalton

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window Zoomed To the Location of Ossabaw Island

  • Gray’s Reef Film Festival, This Week! February 9-11, 2018, Savannah, GA

    Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary protects Georgia’s special live-bottom wildlife habitat in the Atlantic Ocean and along the southeastern U.S. coast, an area teeming with diversity and an abundance of marine life.


    CLICK HERE FOR Gray's Reef Film Festival

     

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    Join us for the 2018 Gray’s Reef Film Festival!


    The 15th Annual Gray’s Reef Film Festival will be an exciting event that combines art, education, and entertainment to inspire ocean stewardship and conservation in our community, hosted by Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary. The 2018 festival will feature two evenings of films at the SCAD Trustees Theater, an afternoon Emerging Filmmakers Session at SCAD Museum of Art Theater, and a Sunday matinee at the Tybee Post Theater. 

    Other events include a Founder’s Day Party at Jelinek Creative Studios to kickoff the festival, featuring an immersive ocean experience and conversation with special guests on Thursday, February 8, hosted by the Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary Foundation. Plus, festival attendees are invited to stick around after the films on Sunday, February 11 to discover an ocean exploration station and enjoy lite refreshments at the Tybee Post Theater.

    For a full schedule of events, please click here. 

    Blue Serengeti Shark

    FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9

    Trustees Theater

    Doors open at 6PM, films begin at 7PM

    Planned for this evening: “Blue Serengeti” uses cutting edge camera tag technology to track the great predators of the Pacific Ocean, including the majestic great white shark, as they travel the ocean in search of prey. Click here to watch film trailer.

    The evening will also feature a series of short films highlighting the important work of the National Marine Sanctuary system and exploring marine environments around the world, from the Florida Keys to the Gulf of California to American Samoa and Indonesia.

    Suggested donation $5 students/children and $8 adults

    Grab your tickets in advance here. (Savannah Box Office)

    Photo: Gigi, a large female White Shark in the waters off Ano Nuevo in California. Credit: Stanford University


  • LNM: Shoaling, Hell Gate Problem Stretch, AICW Statute Mile 602


    This reported shoaling is in the notorious Hell Gate Problem Stretch where the Waterway follows the narrow, man-made canal between the Vernon and Ogeechee Rivers. See https://cruisersnet.net/167918 for a recent report by longtime cruiser, Jim Healy.

    GEORGIA – AICW – BEAUFORT RIVER TO ST. SIMONS SOUND – VERNON RIVER: Shoaling
    Shoaling was found between Raccoon Key Light 87 (LLNR 36265 [31°51.9875N / 081°4.7065W, 31.866458 / -81.078441]) 31-51-59.248N / 081-04-42.389W (31°51.9875N / 081°4.7065W, 31.866458 / -81.078441) and Hell Gate Buoy 90 (LLNR 36277 [31°51.5635N / 081°5.0342W, 31.859391 / -81.083904]) 31-51-33.806N / 081-05-02.056W (31°51.5635N / 081°5.0342W, 31.859391 / -81.083904) . Mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution while transiting the area. Chart 11507 LNM 50/17

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s “AICW Problem Stretches” Listing For Hell Gate

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To This AICW Problem Stretch

  • 17th Annual Cruisers Thanksgiving Potluck, St. Marys, GA, off AICW Statue Mile 712

    The St. Marys River, which is the GA/FL state line and a popular side trip for cruisers, departs the Waterway westward just north of Fernandina, FL. See St. Marys River Cruising Info by Claiborne Young.

    17th Annual Cruisers Thanksgiving Potluck in St Marys, GA
    This is an event hosted by a group of St. Marys’ residents and the Riverview Hotel to provide a Thanksgiving stopping place for all of those boaters who are transiting south for the winter. We welcome all cruisers and boaters to St. Marys for our annual Thanksgiving week gathering and meal. We look forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones.
    ALTHOUGH THE WATERFRONT SUFFERED DAMAGE FROM IRMA, THE DINNER WILL BE HELD. DOCK BERTHS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE, SO PLAN TO ANCHOR AND USE THE CITY DINGHY TIE-UP FOR SHORE TRIPS. CHECK THE FACEBOOK PAGE AT “ST MARYS CRUISERS THANKSGIVING” FOR UPDATES TO THE SCHEDULE.

    Off ICW mm 712 up the St Marys River Info, Navigation & Map
    All are welcome. Events, Courtesy Rides, Fun Schedule of Events

    CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL SCHEDULE

    Thank you,
    Kathi

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of St. Marys

  • Healy Report: Cumberland Dividings Problem Stretch, Statute Mile 704


    Cumberland Dividings has been a Problem Stretch for several years due to constantly shifting shoals and an erroneous magenta line on many chartplotters. Experienced cruisers, Jim and Peg Healy, share their observations and advice on navigating this Problem Stretch.

    Sanctuary and crew departed Brunswick, GA, southbound, at 08h40 on 11/1/2017. The weather was clear, winds light and variable, seas flat, low humidity. A great welcome to Florida in November!

    Cumberland Dividings – SOUTHBOUND at approximately MM 703, the ICW makes a 90º turn to STBD, at R”60.” Shoaling in that area is growing eastbound. READ MORE!

    We transited at 11h30. The tide station at Crooked River, Cumberland Dividings, Georgia, reported +2.8 ft. We saw 8 ft through that area, but advise to favor Green, the OUTSIDE RADIUS OF THAT BEND IN THE RIVER for much better water depths. Screen Shot “Dividings” shows that area, attached.

    Peg and Jim Healy aboard Sanctuary, currently at Rock Creek, Pasadena, MD
    http://gilwellbear.wordpress.com
    Monk 36 Hull #132
    MMSI #367042570
    AGLCA #3767
    MTOA #3436

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s “AICW Problem Stretches” Listing For the Cumberland Dividings

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To This AICW Problem Stretch

  • Healy Report: Georgia’s St. Andrew Sound, AICW Statue Mile 690


    The unpleasant passages through St. Andrew Sound experienced by many cruisers have prompted any number of alternate routes to avoid the infamous R32 at the mouth of St. Andrew Sound. See /144151. Cruisers Jim and Peg Healy suggest a route east of Horseshoe Shoal that they have used many times as weather permits.

    Sanctuary and crew departed Brunswick, GA, southbound, at 08h40 on 11/1/2017. The weather was clear, winds light and variable, seas flat, low humidity. A great welcome to Florida in November!

    St. Andrews Sound – for many years, we have followed a route along the East end of Horseshoe Shoal. READ MORE!

    The shoal does not seem to have been affected by Hurricane Irma, but is growing toward the east. We transited at 10h00 with the tide at +4.1. Along the route we take, we saw nothing less than 8 ft. That implies 4.0 ft at MLLW, but today winds were light and variable and seas were flat. On a day with lots of energy coming in off the ocean, and/or more vigorous winds, the practical depth in wave troughs would have been much less. Anyone else using this “shortcut,” heads up. Screen shot “StAndrews” shows that area, attached.

    Peg and Jim Healy aboard Sanctuary, currently at Rock Creek, Pasadena, MD
    http://gilwellbear.wordpress.com
    Monk 36 Hull #132
    MMSI #367042570
    AGLCA #3767
    MTOA #3436

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of St. Andrew Sound

  • Healy Report: Problem Stretch Jekyll Creek, AICW Statute Mile 683


    Jeykyll Harbor Marina... a Cool Place to Beat the Heat

    The channel through Jekyll Creek seems to shift with each tide and Cruisers’ Net recommends mid to high tide passage. Our thanks to experienced cruisers, Jim and Peg Healy, for their observations and advice. Jekyll Creek is home to A CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, Jekyll Harbor Marina.

    Sanctuary and crew departed Brunswick, GA, southbound, at 08h40 on 11/1/2017. The weather was clear, winds light and variable, seas flat, low humidity. A great welcome to Florida in November!

    Jekyll Creek – We transited Jekyll Creek southbound between 09h10 and 09h30. READ MORE!

    Tide at Jekyll Creek Tide Station was +5.1 dropping to +4.7. We saw 7.8 feet along the route, so 7.8-4.7=3.1 feet at MLLW. The most serious shallow spot is in the vicinity of G”19.” We were on a route that was too close to G”19,” and we saw 6.0 ft in the channel on our route. Although we were in the channel, we were not in the best water. I would ass/u/me all cruising boats will need some help from the tide to clear Jekyll Creek. Screen shot G”19″ shows that area, attached. Favor red at G”19.”

    Peg and Jim Healy aboard Sanctuary, currently at Rock Creek, Pasadena, MD
    http://gilwellbear.wordpress.com
    Monk 36 Hull #132
    MMSI #367042570
    AGLCA #3767
    MTOA #3436

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s “AICW Problem Stretches” Listing For Jekyll Creek

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To This AICW Problem Stretch

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s Georgia Marina Directory Listing For Jekyll Harbor Marina

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Jekyll Harbor Marina

  • Healy Report: Altamaha River, AICW Statute Miles 656-660


    The southbound Waterway passes through Little Mud River, crosses the Altamaha River to reach Buttermilk Sound via a twisting, often narrow and shallow channel. Cruisers’ Net thanks Jim and Peg Healy for this on-site report.

    Sanctuary and crew transited southbound through the Little Mud River, GA, see /167922 and the Altamaha River, GA, on 10/29/2017 between 08h00 and 08H50, about 2 to 1-1/2 hours before low (10h22, Ayetides app).
    READ MORE!

    1. Altamaha River – There is a marsh island in the ALtamaha River that extends from about R”202″ through R”208.” The ICW channel passes to the south of that island. The ICW channel-side of the island is shoaling. We transited mid-channel with the tide at Wolf Island, GA, reporting +2.6 ft. Southbound between R”206″ and R”204,” we saw one sandpile where our depth sounder reported 5.6′. So, 5.6-2.6=3,0 ft at MLLW. The remained of the run was 8.0 ft or more, about what we saw in the Little Mud River. Clearly, a developing hazard.

    2. Altamaha River – At R”208,” there is a shoal growing south from the south tip of the marsh island that extends well into the ICW channel. Jimmy was running a route mid-channel, not paying attention, and bumped. Bumped! Mid Channel! Dag nabit, I hate that! Tide for Wolf Island, GA, was +2.5 ft. We draw 4.3 ft, so that shoal is 4.3-2.5=1.8 ft at MLLW. Strongly favor green here (outside radius of a turn), but certainly, stay well clear of R”208.”

    Jim

    Peg and Jim Healy aboard Sanctuary, currently at Rock Creek, Pasadena, MD
    http://gilwellbear.wordpress.com
    Monk 36 Hull #132
    MMSI #367042570

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Altamaha River Marker 208

  • Healy Report: Little Mud River Problem Stretch , AICW Statute Mile 655


    Little Mud River, where shoaling was reported as recently as September, is almost universally acknowledged to be the worst section of the entire Waterway from Norfolk to Miami. Cruisers’ Net is grateful to experienced cruisers, Jim and Peg Healy, for this report. Cruisers’ Net continues to recommend navigating this stretch at mid to high tide only.

    Sanctuary and crew transited southbound through the Little Mud River, GA, and the Altamaha River, GA, see /167923 on 10/29/2017 between 08h00 and 08H50, about 2 to 1-1/2 hours before low (10h22, Ayetides app).
    READ MORE!

    Little Mud River – We entered the Little Mud River at 08h02 with the tide station at Rockdedundy Creek reporting +3.2 feet. Our depth sounder reported not less than 8.0 ft, so the control depth for the Little Mud River would be 8.0-3.2=4.8 feet at MLLW, less on a celestial low. Favor the outside radius of the curves of the Little Mud River for best depths.

    Jim

    Peg and Jim Healy aboard Sanctuary, currently at Rock Creek, Pasadena, MD
    http://gilwellbear.wordpress.com
    Monk 36 Hull #132
    MMSI #367042570
    AGLCA #3767
    MTOA #3436

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s “AICW Problem Stretches” Listing For Little Mud River

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To This AICW Problem Stretch

  • Healy Report: Hell Gate Problem Stretch, AICW Statute Mile 602


    The Waterway follows the narrow, man-made canal known as Hell Gate between the Vernon and Ogeechee Rivers. These waters have been an AICW Problem Stretch for years. See /165309 for a June ’17 report. Due to constantly shifting channel, Cruisers’ Net continues to recommend mid to high tide for this passage. Our thanks for this report from experienced cruiser, Jim Healy.

    Sanctuary and crew transited Hell Gate (A-ICW, Georgia, MM 600) 10/28/2017, southbound, at 11h00, +3.4 ft on the tide (Ayetides app, Egg Islands Station). Passing G”89″ at a distance of about 30 feet, we saw 5.5 feet of water.
    READ MORE!

    Passing R”90″ at a distance of about 15 feet, we saw about 5 feet of water. Not good. The control depth of Hell Gate at MLLW is 5.0 – 3.4 = 1.6 feet. We may have been slightly too close to R”90,” but in any case, no more than about 2 feet of water at low tide, less for celestial lows.

    Jim

    Peg and Jim Healy aboard Sanctuary, currently at Rock Creek, Pasadena, MD
    http://gilwellbear.wordpress.com
    Monk 36 Hull #132
    MMSI #367042570
    AGLCA #3767
    MTOA #3436

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s “AICW Problem Stretches” Listing For Hell Gate

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To This AICW Problem Stretch

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