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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”
  • NOAA Buoy Stationed at AICW Statute Mile 700, north of Cumberland Dividings, GA

    From the position given, it appears that this NOAA buoy will be on the west side of the Waterway channel just north of Light #50 and north of Cumberland Dividings.

    GEORGIA – AICW – ST SIMONS SOUND TO TOLOMATO RIVER – CUMBERLAND RIVER: Temporary Deployment of NOAA Buoy.
    NOAA will temporarily deploy a small buoy and bottom mount in approximate position 30-53-10.72N 081-30-56.73W in the vicinity of Cumberland River Daybeacon 49A (LLNR 37553) and Cumberland River Light 50 (LLNR 37555). The buoy will be out of the ICW channel near shore and close to the Cabin Bluff retreat. The deployment is planned for 17 September and will remain for approximately 60 days. Mariners are to avoid close proximity, or any other interference of the buoy’s data gathering function. Chart 11489 LNM 35/15

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of NOAA Buoy

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

    Little Mud River is almost universally acknowledged to be the worst section of the entire AICW run from Norfolk, VA to Miami, FL. This “AICW Problem Stretch” lies some 21 statute miles north of Brunswick, Georgia. SSECN continues to recommend navigating this stretch at mid to high tide only. Our thanks to Skipper Parker for this update. For a comprehensive report from Little Mud River, go to http://cruisersnet.net/?p=128659

    We traversed the Little Mud River this morning 08/17/15 at 2 hours before high tide. We say 7 ft. near G 193. We draw 4 ft. As others have said, don’t try it at low tide.
    Susan Parker

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

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  • Good Visit to Fort McAllister Marina, Ogeechee River, near AICW Statute Mile 603.5

    Skipper Rhett’s description gives one many reasons to take a delightful cruise up the Ogeechee River to this excellent marina. The marina is located on the southern bend of a hairpin curve in the Ogeechee River.

    Had a very nice stay Jun 27-Jul 2. Marina staff very friendly and courteous. Fish Tales Restaurant was very nice, food good and reasonable priced. Outside sitting area is neat and great views of river. No boat ramp so they lift you in and out. My first time, and done very expertly. If you are heading in from the ICW hug well to the N side of the river until past the second island/sand bar on your port side then pick up the private buoys (hard left turn at buoy) and head about 217 true between private buoys until S side of river. Then hug S side to marina. PUMPOUT $40.00.
    M Rhett

    Click Here To View the Georgia Cruisers’ Net Marina Directory Listing For Fort McAllister Marina

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  • Boater Seeking Dry Storage

    Skipper Ann is seeking dry storage in Georgia. If you have suggestions, please respond to this posting. Thank you!

    I am wanting to find dry storage for hurricane season anywhere along the Georgia coast. I have a 40 ft trawler and now have it under cover (not inside) on the hard. Is there anywhere that does that?
    Ann

  • Repairs in Kilkenny Creek, off AICW Statute Mile 614

    Anchorage with needed mechanical repairs – haven’t we all been there? Skipper Herl doesn’t give a location for his anchoring, but we always anchored, as mentioned in http://cruisersnet.net/?p=34999, in the 11ft water just beyond the marina, which has one of the loveliest locations on the Waterway, sitting on an ancient oak shaded bluff overlooking the marshes. The dolphins will sing you to sleep.

    Kilkenny Creek, Georgia
    Kilkenny Creek was an overnight anchor to wait on the AM high tide (before Hells Gate). Very nice anchoring, deep water and little traffic. On the way up and on my engine check while underway I discovered an engine water pump with a leaking seal. The next morning, I discovered I had no water flow on the port engine. I did have a replacement pump on board so no problem. Right? Wrong! The pump that was supposed to be a backup, had the wrong configuration. (I could not get the hoses hooked back up.) So put the old pump back on, cleaned out all the paddle pieces from the heat exchanger and put in another impeller, leaking or not it will get us up the waterway. With the delay we parted from our friends, they continued on their way. We did get through Hell’s Gate with no problems, we were still above low tide by a couple of hours. We went through at about mid tide. No other problems.
    Phil and Sandy Herl

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Kilkenny Creek

  • Good Visit to Isle of Hope Marina, Savannah, GA, AICW Statute Mile 590

    A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR!, Isle of Hope Marina lies along the northwestern shores of the Waterway in the body of a hairpin turn northwest of AICW marker #46A.

    Isle of Hope Marina, Savannah, Georgia
    Isle of Hope is a great place to stop. It’s not real close to Savannah but they do offer loaner cars. The cars are loaned out for 2 hours, if more time is needed you can call the Marina and if no one is looking to borrow the car they will let you have it longer.
    Since we wanted to go to Tybee Island and do so some shopping, taking more than just 2 hour, we called Enterprise rent a car, this was a Saturday morning, They said they would be there by noon. We were stood up. Tried to call them back after waiting for an hour but they close at noon on Saturday. The Tybee Island trip was shot. Monday we called Enterprise rent a car, spoke to a manager, they apologized and set up another delivery. Again we cooled our heels for 45min. The gal in the marina told us to take one of the cars and not to worry about the time. Saved our day, we got to see Savannah, do the carriage rides and all. That evening upon our return we talked to the marina and they confirmed that again Enterprise was a no show. I will no longer trust Enterprise to pick you up.
    Close to Isle of Hope is the Wormsloe plantation. A good relaxing, walking, sightseeing, history and nature sight. We loved it. We also enjoyed the restaurants in the area.
    All in all we did enjoy our stay, the crew at Isle of Hope are great, helpful in every way.
    Phil and Sandy Herl


    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s Georgia Marina Directory Listing For Isle of Hope Marina

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  • A Good Visit to Brunswick Landing Marina, off AICW Statute Mile 680

    Brunswick Landing Marina, a very popular facility with long term resident cruisers as well as transient cruisers sits well off the direct path of the Waterway, flanking the eastern banks of Academy Creek off Brunswick River, near the heart of downtown Brunswick, Georgia.

    Brunswick Landing Marina, Georgia
    Brunswick Landing is another stop that is a little out of the way. ( 5-8 miles) The reason for our slight detour was fuel prices. We were not low but when the price is right I will top everything off. Brunswick Landing is literally downtown, two blocks from the marina and you are downtown. During our stay they had a wine and cheese sampling, after 5:00 the stores stayed open and you could walk through or around, listen to music and partake of the wine, cheese or other snacks.
    We ran into two other boats heading north and at one of the evening get together we started talking about any difficult areas coming up. One of those areas was Hells Gate. Our new friends have made the trip several times both north and south so we would follow them. We delayed our departure until they received their repair parts.
    The next morning a 190 ft Yacht was on the end of the dock. Her name was “Grace E” we found out it belonged to the Green Mountain coffee owner also related to Keurig coffee makers. Now I know where our money is going, we love Keurig the boat.
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    Grace E

    Click Here To View the Georgia Cruisers’ Net Marina Directory Listing For Brunswick Landing Marina

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    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

  • Continued Praise for Brunswick Landing Marina, off AICW Statute Mile 680

    Brunswick Landing Marina, a very popular facility with long term resident cruisers as well as transient cruisers sits well off the direct path of the Waterway, flanking the eastern banks of Academy Creek off Brunswick River, near the heart of downtown Brunswick, Georgia.

    We had the opportunity of staying at Brunswick landing twice during the month of may 2015. The rates are excellent for the services offered, such as low dockage rates, free laundry, clean bathrooms, and loaner bikes. Sherri the dock master has an uncanny ability to remember boats and names, and treats everyone like family. The marina also hosted a mothers day supper and several wine nights for all boaters. The town offers good restaurants, a great hardware store, and friendly courteous people. On our trip home we had the opportunity of having their mechanic (Wayne), work on our boat. He was an exceptional gentleman of character and knowledge and provided reliable repairs at a fair price. Overall we had a wonderful time there and intend to use this marina again.
    Chris and Kate Nelson

    Click Here To View the Georgia Cruisers’ Net Marina Directory Listing For Brunswick Landing Marina

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  • Blue N Hall Marina on the North River, west of AICW Statute Mile 651

    The North River departs the Waterway at statute mile 651 and the Blue N Hall Marina reported by Skipper Fell is upstream from the two recommended North River anchorages. The marina is primarily a fishcamp but does have a few slips available. There are plans to expand their dock space later this year. Charts show plenty of depth up to the marina and, if you are looking for an interesting side trip, this might be a cruise for you.

    There is a Marina just north of Darien a few miles off the ICW up the North River.

    http://www.mcintoshrodandgunclub.com/blue-n-hall-marina.html

    (912) 437-4677

    31*24’20”
    81*23’30”

    They have marine gas there. [No diesel yet]

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Blue N Hall Marina

  • More Good Words for Brunswick Landing Marina, off AICW Statute Mile 680

    Brunswick Landing Marina, a very popular facility with long term resident cruisers as well as transient cruisers sits well off the direct path of the Waterway, flanking the eastern banks of Academy Creek off Brunswick River, near the heart of downtown Brunswick, Georgia.

    We stayed here waiting on weather and had a great time. Sherry and not the Sherry were wonderful. Helpful, personable. Bathrooms clean, as was free laundry. Farmers market next parking lot. Wine get together several times a week. Reasonable rates and easy to get in and out. Nice little downtown. Not really a place to provision without a rental car but couldn’t ask for a nicer marina to stop at.
    Mary and Al Boutin

    Click Here To View the Georgia Cruisers’ Net Marina Directory Listing For Brunswick Landing Marina

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  • More Shallows Reported at Jekyll Creek, AICW Problem Stretch, Statute Mile 683

    We are receiving regular reports of shallow water and groundings in Jekyll Creek, a perennial trouble spot. SSECN recommends extra care and mid to high tide only for this passage. See Navigation Alert from October. Markers 19 and 20A are on the north side of the Hwy 520 fixed bridge. For good advice on this Problem Stretch go to: http://cruisersnet.net/?p=145894. Jekyll Creek is home to Jekyll Harbor Marina, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR!

    Unluckily, I had to pass both Hell Gate and Jekyll Creek at dead low tide the last couple of days. Both were 4 feet. Jekyll was 4 feet from beacon 20A to 13. High banks of mud less than 50 feet on both sides means the channel cannot be more than 100 feet wide when full. I consider this to be a no passing zone. Hell Gate was 4 feet from just before beacon 89 for another few 100 feet. I draw 3′-9″ and just had my Fathometer rebuilt, so I now have confidence, but have not touched bottom recently for the final accuracy test.
    Ray Schmidt

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

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

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  • Extreme Shoaling at Hell Gate, AICW Problem Stretch, Statute Mile 602

    We began hearing of extreme shallows at Hell Gate last year, see http://cruisersnet.net/?p=145174 and http://cruisersnet.net/?p=146335. Now Captain Healy gives us up-to-date confirmation that MID TO HIGH TIDE is a requirement for passage through Hell Gate. This is trusted advice…TAKE IT!!

    Larry:
    As of 4/22/2015 at 19h45:
    Egg Island, GA, tide data: L – 17h09
    Range: -0.2 to +8.0
    Readings at 19h45: +2.8
    – NB, one-half way between G91 and R89: 6.2′
    – At G89: 5.8′
    – 100 yards north of G89: 5.6′

    Conclusion: minimum depth at normal low would be 3.0′, less for celestial low tides; not navigable at low tide for most cruising boats. Channel is narrowing, and tidal currents require careful attention.
    Jim
    Peg and Jim Healy aboard Sanctuary, currently northbound at Hilton Head, SC
    http://gilwellbear.wordpress.com
    Monk 36 Hull #132

    Unluckily, I had to pass both Hell Gate and Jekyll Creek at dead low tide the last couple of days. Both were 4 feet. Jekyll was 4 feet from beacon 20A to 13. High banks of mud less than 50 feet on both sides means the channel cannot be more than 100 feet wide when full. I consider this to be a no passing zone. Hell Gate was 4 feet from just before beacon 89 for another few 100 feet. I draw 3′-9″ and just had my Fathometer rebuilt, so I now have confidence, but have not touched bottom recently for the final accuracy test.
    Ray Schmidt

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

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  • Good Words for Walburg Creek Anchorage, off the AICW at Statute Mile 619N or 623.5S

    Walburg Creek shapes the east side of Walburg Island and the Waterway lies on the west side. Good depths and great beach combing. My young daughters always called the beach spooky because of the skeletal trees and dense forest to the east! While the creek has both a northern and southern entrance from the AICW, we prefer the northern passage, though there is still an unmarked shoal northwest of Middle Ground in St. Catherine’s Sound which must be bypassed. Our thanks to Skipper Lombardi for this report posted on AGLCA’s Forum.

    Walburg River, St. Catherines Is,
    This is also called the Graveyard of Trees as the island is moving south. We anchored in the north end of Walburg Creek by the beach. Fabulous beach, great walk among the “stranded” hardwood trees on the beach, and dog friendly. Public is limited to the beach area on the north side. It is a popular beach spot for folks from the area, so I would avoid the week ends. Weekdays are good.
    We anchored in the current and had great holding. Lots of boats seem to go down to the dock that you cannot use. We didn’t notice any difference in current or wind down there. This area is boot camp for bugs, so bring your
    No Natz. You might get lucky and see some of the Lemurs on the island, so look up.
    Corinne Lombardi

    Click Here To View the Georgia Anchorage Cruisers’ Net Anchorage Directory Listing For the Walburg Creek Anchorage

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  • Good Fuel Prices Reported at Ocean Petroleum Company on the East River, near AICW Statute Mile 676, Brunswick, GA

    Ocean Petroleum Company is a very popular fueling stop in Brunswick, GA, whose fuel rate we regularly report in our “Georgia Fuel Prices” (http://cruisersnet.net/?p=91034). They are located on Bay Street on the eastern side of East River, just off the Brunswick River. Brunswick Landing Marina lies just a bit farther upstream on Academy Creek.

    We just fueled up on Friday, 4-3. We went to Ocean Petroleum in Brunswick, GA. Cash/check price was 2.32 / gal. It’s located just towards the Sidney Lanier bridge from the Brunswick Landing Marina. If not going to or from the marina it’s about a 4 mile side trip off the AICW. I asked how the prices were so good and was told it’s because they are a distributor – so think their prices would always be very competitive.
    Phil Whitney
    m/v Y Knot

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    Click Here To View the Georgia Cruisers’ Net Marina Directory Listing For Brunswick Landing Marina

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  • Six Atlantic Coast Sites Scheduled for NOAA Surveys in 2015

    Of the six Atlantic coast survey sites, the Charleston and Savannah surveys will obviously be of special interest to SSECN!

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    NOAA targets busy coastal areas for hydro surveys
    NOAA survey ships are scheduled to survey nearly 1,800 square nautical miles in the U.S. coastal waters of the lower 48 states this year, collecting data that will update nautical charts for navigation and other uses.
    The Office of Coast Survey will manage the surveys that measure water depths and collect ocean floor data for charting, identifying navigational hazards, informing wind farm decisions, mapping fish habitats, and assisting with coastal resilience. Check the useful story map, 2015 Hydrographic Survey Projects, for the survey outlines and more information. We will update the map as weather and operational constraints dictate.

    Briefly, this year’s 13 NOAA hydrographic survey projects are:
    Gulf of Maine, where chart soundings in heavily trafficked and fished areas are decades old and need updating for navigational safety
    Buzzards Bay (Massachusetts and Rhode Island), where increased use of deeper-draft double-hull barges – and possible installation of marine transmission cable routes and wind energy development — requires updated soundings
    Rhode Island Sound, where the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has identified a wind energy lease area
    Approaches to Chesapeake (North Carolina), where charts of critical navigational areas need updating for navigation and to assist the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management manage windfarm activity
    Approaches to Charleston (South Carolina), where updated soundings will provide the correct under-keel clearance information for the expected transit of larger and deeper-draft ships
    Approaches to Savannah (Georgia), where the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project will increase the authorized depth of the harbor from 42 to 47 feet and updated soundings will provide the correct under-keel clearance information for the expected transit of larger and deeper-draft ships
    Chatham Strait (Alaska), where charts need to be updated for cruise liners, ferries, Coast Guard cutters, Navy vessels, tugs, and barges that use this waterway on a regular basis or when avoiding storms in the Gulf of Alaska
    Approaches to Kotzebue (Alaska), where deep-draft vessels have their cargo lightered to shore by shallow draft barges
    Point Hope (Alaska), where shipping traffic is increasing due to receding ice but charted soundings are sparse and date back to the 1960s
    West Prince of Wales Island (Alaska), where updated charts are needed by smaller vessels that use Televak Narrows as an alternate passage during foul weather
    Shumagin Islands (Alaska), where Coast Survey needs data to create a new, larger scale, nautical chart
    Port Clarence (Alaska), where Coast Survey needs data to create a new, larger scale, nautical chart
    South Arctic Reconnaissance Route, where trackline data will assist consideration of the U.S. Coast Guard’s proposed Bering Strait Port Access Route Study
    North Coast of Kodiak Island, where we need to update charts for Kodiak’s large fishing fleet and increasing levels of passenger vessel traffic.

  • Still More Praise for Brunswick Landing Marina, off AICW Statute Mile 680

    Skippers Golden and Walker join the list of satisfied customers at Brunswick Landing Marina, a very popular facility with long term resident cruisers and many positive comments from your fellow boaters. BLM sits well off the direct path of the AICW, flanking the eastern banks of Academy Creek off Brunswick River, near the heart of downtown Brunswick, Georgia.

    It was a very pleasant experience to return to Brunswick Landing Marina after an absence of several years due to illness and varying travel plans. Shelley is still a remarkable dock manager with a great memory of her customers, their likes, must haves and dis-likes. The lounge and laundry areas were meticulously clean. We really enjoyed the fresh produce at the Farmers Market on Saturday morning before we left to push north on the ICW. Although the Cap’n enjoyed his hike to the West Marine and grocery store and a local family gave him and his packages a ride back to the marina, a courtesy car (even one we had to donate to for the convenience and the fuel) would have been handy. Unfortunately we did have to miss the local restaurants this time due to having the newest member of our crew on board – Mocha is a GoldenDoodle pup and at 9 months is still mischievious enough to not be left aboard alone. We definitely will return and will tell all our boating friends about the good experience at Brunswick Landing.
    Forest Golden and Susan Walker

    Click Here To View the Georgia Cruisers’ Net Marina Directory Listing For Brunswick Landing Marina

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  • AIWA Winter Newsletter

    Because these are our home waters, SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’NET is especially proud to be a member of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway Association and of supporting their invaluable work. If you are a cruiser of “The Ditch” you will want to join in support of the AIWA.

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  • Proposed Space Launch Sites on Cumberland Island, AICW Statute Mile 695

    This article by Emily Heglund in the Tribune and Georgian does not discuss the impact of the proposed launch sites on the Intracoastal Waterway which parallels the west side of Cumberland Island and, as Skipper Long suggests, the possibility of Waterway closures during each launch seems very real. As shown in the map below, the site of the spaceport would be on the western shore of the Waterway south of St. Andrew Sound. Cumberland Island is a barrier island and noted as one of the most spectacular natural habitats in the Northern Hemisphere. It is hard to see how such a habitat with its wild horses and native wildlife could be preserved with launch corridors at both north and south ends of the Island. If you have further information into this turn of events, let us hear from you.

    Camden spaceport could be ‘turning point’ for Ga.
    by Emily Heglund
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    Camden County residents could see the first ever launch from a local spaceport as soon as 2018.

    But that’s only if the community can stay focused on the process of bringing a spaceport to the area, according to county administrator Steve Howard.

    The idea that two years ago seemed outlandish to some is quickly gaining momentum as Howard and other county leaders work toward a purchase agreement with the two landowners who currently hold the proposed 11,000-acre site at the east end of Harrietts Bluff Road. The land has already served as the site of the Thiokol chemical corporation and, most recently, of Bayer CropScience.

    On Tuesday morning, Howard and Georgia Tech professor and space expert Dr. Robert Braun addressed the Camden Roundtable, a non-partisan citizens group dedicated to furthering community discussion and participation.

    Braun said Georgia could leverage the skills of its already-thriving aeronautics industry to aid the setup of a spaceport in Camden.

    Click here for the full article.

    This could have terrible impacts on Cumberland Island and result in frequent waterway closures.
    Roger Long

    I believe it would actually be across from Cumberland Island on Floyd Creek near marker A31 N30 56.034 W81 30.643. We passed the abandoned industrial site when we took the inside route. Still the impacts on the island and waterway would be severe as the flightpath would be over both.
    The “protector” of Cumberland Island, Carol Ruckdeschel, who we saw briefly but didn’t get a chance to talk to is a very interesting person known as the “Wildest Woman in America”. Her biography is titled “Untamed”. Her web site is: http://www.wildcumberland.org. She is someone you should definitely touch base with if you want to look into this further.
    BTW Floyd Creek is an excellent alternative to getting beat up out in the sound although another mid rising tide only passage for most boats.
    Roger Long

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of the Proposed Spaceport

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

    This AICW Problem Stretch lies some 21 statute miles north of Brunswick, GA and SSECN recommends navigating this stretch at mid to high tide only. By turning on the ARGUS feature of the attached chart, the thinnest water shows around Mile 655, just north of where Little Mud joins the Altamaha. As you plan for your northward migration, please remember to use ARGUS to guide your through these Problem Stretches. Our thanks to Slipper Wilreker for this report.

    Is there a description on transiting the Little Mud River. When I went through the on the 6th I was following a trawler that had a draft of 4.5 feet (same as my sailboat) and there were a few times I thought I was plowing and not boating. Good thing the bottom is loose mud. It was close to low tide at the time. We both made it through – just a little tense. BTW, that river is well named. The mud looked thick enough that my boat may have been sitting higher in the water because of the change in the water’s density!
    Vic and Elaine Wilreker

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

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