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South Carolina Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway Problem Stretches

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 04-12-2010

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Below, you will discover our listing of what have been reported as the worst problem stretches of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway along the South Carolina coastline, arranged in a rough, north to south geographic format.
Be sure to click on the links labeled, “Click Here To See What Your Fellow Cruisers Are Saying About . . . ” to check on the latest input from the cruising community, and, don’t miss the links labeled, “Click Chartlet Below To Open A Chart View window zoomed to the Location of This AICW Problem Stretch.” This latter link will bring up a “Chart View” window, zoomed to the location of the problem stretch in question.

AICW Channel South of McClellanville, SC to Awendaw Creek

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 05-23-2009

AICW Channel Between McClellanville and Statute Mile 430
(Statute Mile 430 to 435, South Carolina ICW)

The Problemover the past two years (at least), we have received numerous reports of shallow depths in the AICW channel, moving south from an intersection with Jeremy Creek and McClellanville to Statute Mile 435, near Awendaw Creek. Reported sounding have ranged from 5 feet to grounding depths, and these shallows still seem to be as much of a problem as ever, as of August, 2012

The SolutionTransit this section of the AICW with maximum caution, and stick strictly to the middle of the channel. Be careful not to cut any corners, nor encroach on the channel’s edge. Try to time your passage through this section for mid to high tide

Click Here For Updates and To See What Your Fellow Cruisers Are Saying About the AICW Channel South of McClellanville, SC to Awendaw Creek

Click Chartlet Below To Open A Chart View Windows Zoomed to the Location of This AICW Problem Stretch”

AICW North of Ben Sawyer Bridge to Isle of Palms Bridge

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 05-23-2009

AICW North of Ben Sawyer Bridge to Isle of Palms Bridge
(Statute Mile 460, South Carolina ICW)The problem: The AICW is shoaling badly along its southern and southeastern flank between the Ben Sawyer and Isle of Palms Bridges. MLW depths of as little as .2 feet have been noted by an official October, 201e US Army Corps of Engineers survey, and even the somewhat deeper northern tier of the channel carries only a little better than 4 feet at MLLW!

The solution: BE SURE to time your passage through this section of the AICW for mid to high tide. Beginning about .4 of a nautical miles northeast of marker #117A,and continuing south and southwest to marker 119, favor the northern side of the Waterway channel, but don’t approach this shoreline too closely either. Proceed at maximum caution, and keep an eagle eye on the sounder

Click Here For Updates and To See What Your Fellow Cruisers Are Saying About the AICW North of Ben Sawyer Bridge to Isle of Palms Bridge

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Ashepoo Coosaw Cutoff

Posted by admin | Posted on 05-23-2009

Ashepoo Coosaw Cutoff Into Coosaw River
(Statute Mile 517, South Carolina ICW)

The Problemthis stretch of the Waterway was last dredged in November – December, 2008. As of August, 2013 severe shoaling lies along this canal’s southwestern mouth, markers #180 and #185. Some dead low water depths of 4 feet will be encountered between these two aids to navigation.
And, for the firs time, as of August, 2013, severe shoaling has also been reported hard by the Ashpoo – Coosaw Cutoff’s northeastern mouth, near marker #177!

The SolutionTime your passage through this section for mid to high tide.
As you cruise through the northeastern entrance to the Ashepoo – Coosaw Cutoff, do NOT approach marker #177 closely. Favor the northern side of the channel somewhat as you pass #177.
When navigating the Cutoff’s southwesterly mouth, try slightly favoring the northwestern side of the channel between markers #184 and #185.

Click Here For Updates and To See What Your Fellow Cruisers Are Saying About the Ashepoo Coosaw Cutoff Into Coosaw River

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Intersection of Wright River and Northern Fields Cut

Posted by admin | Posted on 05-21-2009

Intersection of Wright River and Northern Fields Cut
Statute Mile 574, South Carolina AICW

The Problem: The intersection of northern Fields Cut and Wright River was dredged in early January, 2010, but as of April, 2013, shoaling has reappeared at this intersection!

The Solution: Time your passage for this section of the Waterway for mid to high tide! Between the northern mouth of Fields Cut, and marker #48, favor the southeastern and southern side of the channel.

Click Here For Updates and To See What Your Fellow Cruisers Are Saying About the Intersection of Wright River and Northern Fields Cut

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Fields Cut

Posted by admin | Posted on 05-16-2009

Fields Cut
(Statute Mile 575, South Carolina ICW)

The Problem: Severe shoaling has shelved out from the southern and southeastern banks, just north of the Fields Cut/ICW’s intersection with Savannah River

The Solution: Favor the northern and northwestern banks as you cruise south and round the last turn to the south, north of Savannah River.

Click Here For Updates and To See What Your Fellow Cruisers Are Saying About the Fields Cut area

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