Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 11-26-2013
Our thanks to Captain Whitley for sending us this November 12th USACE survey of the Bogue Inlet/AICW intersection, a SSECN Problem Stretch near Swansboro, NC. Southport Marina is A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR!
Thought I’d mention this to you. We had a visit a couple of days ago by an employee of the US Army Corps of Engineers in reference to a local inlet known to have MAJOR shoaling issues in our area- Lockwood Folly Inlet. He brought a printed copy of a very recent hydrographic survey they performed 11/14-11/15/13, that shows exactly where the dangerous areas are. Cruisers should be made aware (if they don’t know already) that the USACE has a fantastic website that has full color .zip files with their AICWW hydrographic surveys. They are readily available to anyone with internet access. Maybe I’m late to the game on this, but this is a huge resource that can give the cruising skipper some “local knowledge” confidence in these trouble areas. The address to the page with the Lockwood Folly River Inlet/ICW area is below:
Hope this helps someone headed through our area!!!
Hank Whitley, CMM
606 W. West St.