Posted by Claiborne | Posted on 01-18-2013
Back on 11/13/12, the SSECN published an article (now deleted, as its info is outdated) reporting that dredging had begun at the AICW/Brown Inlet Intersection Problem Stretch, south of Swansboro, NC. As many of you know, this “Problem Stretch” was perhaps the #1 headache for cruisers during the fall, 2012 transient season.
This dredging project was slated for completion by 12/16/12. Now, thanks to the report by Captain Raymond Smith below, we know this project has indeed been completed, and, at least for the moment, depths are not a problem on these waters.
HOWEVER, if past experience is any guide, and it usually is, shallow depths will make a reappearance at this intersection sometime by mid to late 2013. Stay tuned for further developments!
Cruised through Browns Inlet problem area today on a rising tide. No problem, just follow the markers. 14 feet of water. Not bad!!!
Raymond W. Smith