Our thanks to the Skippers Healy for their report from this Problem Stretch. The 2.5ft depths referred to came to us in September of 2013 from Mark and Diana Doyle (http://cruisersnet.net/?p=122644), so it is possible that shoals have shifted since that time. However, as recent as May of this year, there have been groundings reported at Marker #117 (http://cruisersnet.net/?p=141177). No dredging has been done through this section. If you draw 5ft or less, Skipper Healy’s depth readings are good news, but slow and cautious is still a good recommendation.
Sanctuary and crew came through Mt. Pleasant southbound (Isle of Palms to the Ben Sawyer Bridge) between 13h15 – 13h40 yesterday, Monday, November 3, 2014. Our Garmin Tide Almanac and our “Tides and Currents” Android app reported +2.8 ft at 13h15.
Summary: Slightly favor red, control depth at +2.8 ft was about 8 ft, so no worse than 5.2 ft at MLLW.
G”117” – 18’ mid channel
Mt. Pleasant Bridge – 12.1’ mid span
R”118” – 11.6’ mid channel
Swinton Creek – 8.1’ mid channel
G”117A” – 9.7’ mid channel
Coneh Creek – 8.4’ favor red
G”119”/Inlet Creek – 8.2’ favor red
G”121” – 10’ favor red
It seems to me I have seen reports of 2.5’ at MLLW, but on the path we followed, that would not have been the case.
Peg and Jim Healy aboard Sanctuary, southbound at Charleston, SC
Monk 36 Hull #132