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Archive For: SC – 11 – Cooper River to Savannah Rivver

  • New Report from Northern Fields Cut, AICW Problem, Statute Mile 574

    Northern Fields Cut, which was listed as a hazard to navigation (see http://cruisersnet.net/?p=143997) in Local Notices as recently as August, is always an area to approach cautiously and at mid to high tide. Our thanks to Skipper Lawrenson for this update. For a recent depth from Captains Mark and Diana Doyle, see http://cruisersnet.net/?p=144010

    Came through Fields Cut on the 21st and 23 Nov. No problems as I hugged the East side. There is a new red in the water. 48A I believe, so the channel, which is very close to the shore, is easier to find. There was a large trawler in the channel when I returned, and so I chose to wait as I did not want to try to pass in that narrow channel. Had 15 feet or better at about half tide.
    Bill Lawrenson, SV Serenity.

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s “AICW Problem Stretches” Listing For Northern Fields Cut

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  • Navigation Aids Report from Northern Fields Cut, AICW Problem Stretch, Statute Mile 574

    Northern Fields Cut at the intersection of Fields Cut and Wright River has been designated a Problem Stretch for some time and we are grateful to Skipper Schmidt for this information re the navigation aids in the area. For a depth survey by Mark and Diana Doyle from August of this year, go to: http://cruisersnet.net/?p=144010.

    Came through Fields Cut today. There is no green buoy. There are 2 reds. One is beacon 48. The other is a red nun apparently locate on the south side of the “mound” in the middle. I made a straight line from red beacon 48 past the new red buoy carefully compensating for the strong cross current. Was in good water all the time.
    Ray Schmidt

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s “AICW Problem Stretches” Listing For Northern Fields Cut

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  • Depth Survey of Northern Fields Cut, AICW Problem, Statute Mile 574

    Many thanks to our good friends, Mark and Diana Doyle, for sharing this depth survey of northern Fields Cut, which was listed as a hazard to navigation (see http://cruisersnet.net/?p=143997) in this week’s Local Notices. Please let this survey and our Nav Alert serve to guide you through this major Problem Stretch.

    Hi Larry,
    Just saw your recent SSECN report on Fields Cut. You’re right, it’s getting uglier and uglier there.
    Diana and I went through yesterday so I thought I’d send you a depth-annotated track and survey report for your readers.
    That end of the cut was always interesting but now it’s got a three-foot MLLW speed bump right in the middle of the ICW channel!
    Best,
    Captains Mark & Diana Doyle
    m/v Semi-Local
    www.OnTheWaterChartGuides.com

    fields cut

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s “AICW Problem Stretches” Listing For Northern Fields Cut

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  • Shoaling Confirmed in Northern Fields Cut, AICW Problem Stretch, Statute Mile 574, 8/20/2014

    The intersection of Northern Fields Cut and the Wright River lies north of the intersection of the Waterway and the Savannah River. Shoaling at this Problem Stretch has always been an issue and, even with last year’s dredging, shallow depths might be expected. This new Local Notice confirms earlier reports of severe shoaling as reported on May 21st, see http://cruisersnet.net/?p=141095.

    SOUTH CAROLINA-AICW-BEAUFORT RIVER TO ST SIMONS SOUND-FIELDS CUT: SHOALING
    There is shoaling directly in the middle of the AICW in Fields Cut. A depth of 2FT was reported in approximate position 32-05.185N/080-56.022W during low-tide and poses a hazard to navigation. Mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution while transiting the area. Chart 11507 LNM: 33/14

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  • Shoaling on Northern Fields Cut AICW Problem Stretch Grows Worse, Statute Mile 574

    Northern Fields Cut – Click for Chartview

    The intersection of Northern Fields Cut and the Wright River lies north of the intersection of the Waterway and the Savannah River. Shoaling there has always been an issue and, even with last year’s dredging, shallow depths might be expected. Skipper Terry confirms earlier advice to favor the Green side of the channel.

    Fields cut north end..
    Passed north entrance to Fields Cut at low tide, 3 boats aground. The shoal at the entrance extends almost all the way across the channel from the red side. The markers are of no help. We found 12 feet about 75 feet off the green side point of land, another 20 feet and a trawler was hard aground. The cost guard needs to get a buoy on this sand bar.
    Orient Moon Terry

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  • Good Advice on Northern Fields Cut, AICW Problem Stretch, Statute Mile 574

    Northern Fields Cut - Click for Chartview

    The intersection of Northern Fields Cut and the Wright River lies north of the intersection of the Waterway and the Savannah River. Shoaling there has always been an issue and even with last year’s dredging, shallow depths might be expected. However, Captain Mullins offers good advice for a clear passage.

    Just helped take a Ocean Alexander 58 through Field’s cut at low tide.(4 ft. draft) Entering the cut from the north going south, you must stay close to the green markers on the left for the first 150 yds, then edge over to the red side until you approach the Savannah River and exit close to the Red side.
    We had a fish finder screen aboard and when we entered the cut, we could see how the bottom jumped up about 100 yds from the north entrance.
    There was a sailboat in front of us that tried to stay on the Green side all the way and had run aground 4 times by the time we caught up with him.
    Phil Mullins

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s “AICW Problem Stretches” Listing For Northern Fields Cut

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  • Good Passage through Northern Fields Cut, AICW Problem Stretch, Statute Mile 574

    Northern Fields Cut - Click for Chartview

    The intersection of Northern Fields Cut and the Wright River lies north of the intersection of the Waterway and the Savannah River. Shoaling there has always been an issue and even with last year’s dredging, shallow depths might be expected. However, Captain Poovey’s report brings more good news about recent depths.

    I came through here today(10-8-13) from the North at 1:15 PM (two hours past high tide). I stayed very close (25′) to Green “47″ and stayed to the green side for over three hundred yards into the canal.
    I saw nothing less the 17 feet of depth. I learned the hard way last year when I strayed to the Red side and found the bottom and $1,200 in prop repairs! Tough lesson.
    Bob Poovey m/v Threadbare

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s “AICW Problem Stretches” Listing For Northern Fields Cut

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  • Another Depth Report from Fields Cut, AICW Statute Mile 575

    Fields Cut South - Click for Chartview

    Fields Cut lies just north of the intersection of the Waterway and the Savannah River. Shoaling there has always been an issue and even with last year’s dredging, shallow depths might be expected. However, Captain Quinn’s report brings good news about recent depths at dead low tide.

    I was traveling in my Catalina along with a Lagoon 380 through Field’s Cut on the 7th of July 2013 we agreed to take different lines through the cut at dead low tide. Now we are not paying attention to the magenta line on this chart or any other chart we are dividing the water way in half right down the middle. The Lagoon went through traveling toward the Savannah River and stayed just to the ocean side of the middle of the cut and he marked 7 feet at the low point. I went through just to the inland side of the middle of the cut and marked 10 feet at dead low tide.
    Captain Kevin R Quinn

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

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  • More on Grounding in Northern Fields Cut / Wright River AICW Intersection Problem Stretch,Statute Mile 574

    Northern Fields Cut - Click for Chartview

    The “AICW Problem Stretch” at the intersection of northern Fields Cut and Wright River was dredged three years ago and was more or less clear through the end of 2012. However, as recent reports confirm and as Captain Lawrenson experienced, shoaling is once again a real problem at this intersection.

    We grounded badly on May 24, 2013 about 30 feet short of the north exit of Fields Cut running northbound (about where the line runs through the chart next to the N on the insert chart). I had 4.0 to 4.5ft MLW about 10 feet to the red side of the center line. As it was a negative 1.0 tide and I draw 4.5 ft., we sat for 1 1/2 hours in 3.5 Ft of water and swatted flies.
    After we came free (about + 0.5 ft from MLW) I went back towards Savannah a short way. A trawler passed us and despite my warnings promptly went aground just past where we had been (they also drew 4.5 ft.). I then turned back and went north again, strongly favoring the green side – about 75% (half way between mid channel and the green shore) and had 7.0 ft. or better past the grounded trawler and all the way out of the cut splitting the markers outside the cut.
    The shoal is like hitting a brick wall from the Savannah side. I had 11 ft. and then stopped abruptly, aground. It was so sudden I thought I had snagged something – no warning. All the locals including the Bloody Point Ferry (Savannah to Daufuskie) that passed us three times strongly favor the green side.
    On the other end, (Savannah River Side) we came through just fine favoring the red side (1/3 from red bank, 2/3 from green bank) at the entry where the cut bends right after the northbound entry from the Savannah River – 7.5 ft or better at about MLW. Stay away from the jetty on the green side and don’t follow you plotter line.
    I am a sailor, not a marine professional, and this is what I recall happening to us. Hope this helps others.
    William Lawrenson

    July 8, 2013
    Every time I went through S.C. Field’s Cut this weekend there were sailboats aground in the middle of the north entrance of the cut at low tide. Either they don’t read anything don’t know anything or don’t believe how far to the east side of the cut you have to go. I know people are afraid to try this but to go through the north end of the cut you have to stay all the way to the east side of the cut: that means 25 feet from the dirt if you cannot reach out and touch the grass you are not close enough. Do not worry if your GPS or Chartplotter shows a covered and uncovered place here. Look at the water and the mud bank. You will find a channel here where all the water goes out of the cut and it is 10 feet deep at dead low tide.
    Captain Kevin R Quinn

    Did have serious problem with north side of Fields Cut, went aground in middle part of channel before turning south into Fields. Hard grounding with quick stop.
    Carter Hopkins
    M/V Amazing Grace

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s “AICW Problem Stretches” Listing For Northern Fields Cut

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  • Report on Depth at AICW Passage Through Southern Ramshorn Creek, AICW Statute Mile 570, June 19, 2013

    Ramshorn Creek - Click for Chartview

    Last year’s shoaling near marker #40 at the southern foot of the Ramshorn Creek, north of Fields Cut, prompted a Navigation Alert and this area remains one requiring keeping a keen eye on your depth. The addition of another marker, as Captain Bell reports, should help.

    Cruising News:
    A red buoy has been added opposite G39. I found that the water depth between the two was less than six feet MLW. I was mid channel when I pass the two markers that are less than 100 feet a part.
    Dave Bell

    We just came thru here at near low tide and quite frankly, I think this spot is worse in some respects than many of the others that get more press (Hell’s gate, Mud River). The red buoy mentioned above is correct, however, at low tide, this buoy was setting on dry ground. As you approach from the south, yo can easily drift too much to the east at “G39″ and be on bottom, meaning as you pass “G39″ and think you need to turn to the right (starboard) as you enter the creek, then you are stuck on bottom. But, if you are at above low tide and see the red marker floating there and get too close to it, you are on ground and if a falling tide, then “oops”. This is especially tricky if the winds are blowing either easterly or westerly. We tried to help a boat get off, but it was too windy, but fortunately for him, it was a rising tide. We passed within 5′ of him (yes, five feet) and had 7.5 feet. only a few feet away is the red marker (nun).
    John Winter

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To A “Navigation Alert” Position at the AICW’s Route Through Southern Ramshorn Creek

  • Upper Cooper River Anchorage (Statute Mile 568.5)

     This nifty anchorage lies just off the AICW, north of Ramshorn Creek, and northwest of AICW marker #37. “Rapid Roy” is quite right about the strong currents present on these waters. Be SURE your anchorage is well set before heading below for a well-earned toddie!

    I’ve anchored there around the bend, in the straight stretch of the river. A nice anchorage. You have grass on both sides so there’s no protection from high winds, but you’re well away from open water and boat traffic. Because of the local 8′ tides, be aware that you’ll have a strong current that reverses direction every 6 hours. My personal practice is to place one upstream and one downstream anchor, from the bow, so the boat swings from one to the other with the tide and current changes.
    Rapid Roy
    S/V “Gideon”

    Click Here To View the South Carolina Cruisers’ Net Marina Directory Listing For the Upper Cooper River Anchorage

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  • Bull Creek Anchorage (South of Calibogue Sound and Hilton Head Island – Statute Mile 565.5)

    As part of a 4/30/13 South Carolina Wish List, we posed the following question:

    Statute Mile 565.5 – Who has dropped the hook on Bull Creek, north of AICW marker #34? How far upstream did you cruise before anchoring? What depths did you find on these waters?

    Responses follow:

    Bull Creek, one of my favorite anchorages. I go up around the first bend and anchor off the dock. There is some shallow water there so you don’t need to put out too much rode. However, it drops off fast so you want to be sure you don’t drag into the hole at the bend in a strong westerly wind. There can be enough fetch in such conditions to make it less comfortable than you might expect. Some boat traffic going to and from Bluffton by the back way.
    I took this video in Bull Creek:
    http://www.cruisingonstrider.us/videos/BullCreekBuffet.wmv
    14.93 meg, 2 minute, Windows Media video.
    Roger Long
    S/V Strider

    Click Here To View the South Carolina Cruisers’ Net Marina Directory Listing For the Bull Creek Anchorage

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  • AICW Passage Through Southern Ramshorn Creek (Statute Mile 570)

    On 4/30/13, as part of a South Carolina Wish List, we posed the following question:

    Statute Mile 570 – What were your experiences with the shoaling at the southern foot of the Ramshorn Creek section of the AICW, near marker #40? What was the best track you discovered to keep to good depths?

    Responses follow:

    Status quo prevails. As of 4/23. 2013, no significant changes over past 2 – 3 years.
    Jim
    Peg and Jim Healy aboard Sanctuary

    We traveled through Ramshorn Creek on 11/12/12. We got a heads up that the red mark at the south end was missing and that we should hug the green mark. We did so and got through without trouble. However, we did see another boat hard aground that appeared to have tried to stay in the middle. The missing red mark must have disoriented them. It was near low tide when we went through, and it was obvious, with so much of his rudder and keel out of the water, that this boat would be there for hours. We travel on a Beneteau 36CC sailboat with 5.5 ft. draft.
    Bob & Sandra
    Carpe Diem

    The best guideline is to hug the shoreline. It’s especially treacherous when you are southbound. As you emerge from Ramshorn creek into the larger river, it’s tempting to angle out into the center of the river. DON’T. Hug the shore line initially until you’re well past the growing shallow spit.
    Rapid Roy, S/V “Gideon”

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  • Shoaling Confirmed in Northern Fields Cut, AICW Statute Mile 574

    Northern Fields Cut - Click for Chartview

    The “AICW Problem Stretch” at the intersection of northern Fields Cut and Wright River was dredged three years ago and was more or less clear through the end of 2012. However, as recent reports confirm and Captain Healy observes, shoaling is once again beginning to occur.

    North entrance of Fields Cut is a BIG problem. At +1.2′, a sailboat in front of us grounded mid-channel. We saw less than 5′ on the Green side. Later radio traffic said better water depth was found in the RED quarter, but I can’t personally confirm that. Also, Later radio traffic indicated several groundings.
    So, control depth at normal low would less than 4′. Less for celestial low tides.
    FOLLOW THE OUTSIDE RADIUS OF ALL BENDS!
    Note: we followed small passenger ship American Star through Fields Cut. At +1.2, that small cruise ship can make Fields Cut, Watts Cut and Ranshorn Creek.
    Peg and Jim Healy aboard Sanctuary
    Currently at Beaufort, SC
    Monk 36 Hull #132
    MMSI #367042570
    AGLCA #3767
    MTOA #3436

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  • Depth Report from South Fields Cut, AICW Statute Mile 575

    Fields Cut South - Click for Chartview

    Fields Cut lies just north of the intersection of the Waterway and the Savannah River. Shoaling there has always been an issue and even with last year’s dredging, shallow depths can be expected. Follow the link below for the detailed specs on this AICW problem stretch to learn more!

    As of 4/24/2013 at 12h17:
    Field Cut tide data: Low – 14h17
    At 12h13: +1.2 against normal low reference on my Garmin CP almanac…
    Readings, northbound:
    South entrance is not a problem; slightly favor RED (west)
    Approx 1000 ft north, favor RED; avoid the docks on the east shore (inside radius of that first bend. We saw 10.3′ at 60 ‘ from the docks
    FOLLOW THE OUTSIDE RADIUS OF ALL BENDS!
    Peg and Jim Healy aboard Sanctuary
    Currently at Beaufort, SC
    Monk 36 Hull #132
    MMSI #367042570
    AGLCA #3767
    MTOA #3436

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  • AICW Shoaling in Northern Fields Cut, AICW Statute Mile 574

    Northern Fields Cut - Click for Chartview

    The “AICW Problem Stretch” at the intersection of northern Fields Cut and Wright River was dredged three years ago and was more or less clear through the end of 2012. However, as Captain Colburn relates from personal experience, shoaling is once again beginning to occur.
    This posting at first created quite a ruckus here at the SSECN, as Captain Colburn originally recommended favoring the “red” side of the channel. Heretofore, the shoaling at the northern end of Fields Cut, always seemed to build from the northwest side of the passage, between the northern mouth of Fields Cut, and marker #48. We wondered if the new shoaling was coming in from the southeast, rather than its traditional direction from the NW, and sent out a special “Alert” soliciting more information from the cruising community.

    SHORTLY AFTER ISSUING THIS SPECIAL ALERT BASED ON CAPTAIN COLBURN’S ORIGINAL RECOMMENDATION TO FAVOR THE “RED” SIDE OF THE CHANNEL, WE RECEIVED THE FOLLOWING CLARIFICATION, AND HAVE CHANGED HER ORIGINAL TEXT ACCORDINGLY!!!

    Yikes! What was I thinking??
    I can’t say I’m sorry enough, but I meant to favor the GREEN side of the channel. Please amend my recent report on the intersection of the Fields Cut north end with the Wright River.
    Patrece Colburn

    April 7, 3:30PM
    North end of Fields Cut — stay way over on the GREEN side of the channel coming out of the cut (northbound).
    After spending the last hour or so aground in the center of the channel at low tide, I could recommend staying close to the [GREEN] side of the channel. A sail boat was also aground with us. We waited for the tide to come up and both freed ourselves under our own power.
    Patrece Colburn

    Claiborne,
    I transited Field’s Cut in late Jan. 2013 and found the shoal dead in the middle of the channel on the north side. I was pulled off by Boat U.S. Savannah, very expertly may I say. We entered the cut right in the middle of the channel and about 100 yards or so, ran aground. The tide was ebbing, but not dead low.
    We were on the bar about 30 minutes before a boat passed us near the south side of the channel and shouted the deep water is to the “green ” side.
    Unfortunately, we discovered a fuel leak from a corroded injector and had the Boat U.S. captain take us to Thunderbolt Marina where we spent 2 weeks getting it and one other injector fixed.
    Instead of continuing on south, we decided to return to Charleston, SC and lick our wounds.
    On the way back north, we paid particular attention to Field’s Cut and stayed on the “green” side and had no problem.
    Our Boat US captain said a new shoal had been forming for a couple of months.
    Then northwest side of the channel is not the side to transit. There is some deep water on that side of the shoal,but finding it may be difficult.
    Captain Phil Mullins
    S/V Katash
    Isle of Palms, SC

    We were the sailboat aground at the north end of Fields Cut during low tide April 7, 2013. We had followed the advice to favor the red side and ran aground. The trawler that ran aground with us was close to the center of the channel, on the magenta line. The deepest water was while hugging the green side of the north end of the channel and going close to G47 going into the Wright River. We were traveling northbound.
    Roger Globig

    AllEZ! MT50 with 5 ft draft. Transited Hells Gate on 4-14-13 at 2 hours into a rising tide. Transit time 4 minutes.
    Water 8-10 ft. (5 ft under our keel) Fields Cut Transited on 4-14-13 @ 12:25 Noon Entered from South going North
    5 ft draft we had 10 feet under the keel. We were 1 hour into a falling tide. Just stay in the middle and do some
    cruise planning. Follow you Depth sounder. No Drama, just planning.
    Capt. Bob

    We just passed thru Fields Cut on 4/19/2013 and found no problems. We carried over 10 feet MLW for the entire cut. As a point of interest we changed sides (going north favoring Red to favoring Green) at about 32 04.611N and 080 56.836W.
    John Holmes

    Here are my GPS tracks going and coming last December. My draft is only 4′-3″ but I start paying attention whenever the depth gets under 8. I don’t remember any particular concern on either transit. There are lots of other stretches that seemed worse.
    Roger Long
    S/V Strider

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s “AICW Problem Stretches” Listing For Northern Fields Cut

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  • 7ft Draft Plows through Fields Cut, AICW Statute Mile 575

    Fields Cut lies just north of the intersection of the Waterway and the Savannah River. Shoaling there has always been an issue and even with last year’s dredging, shallow depths can be expected. Fortunately, most of us do not have a 7ft draft with which to contend.
    If Captain Dennis had favored the northern and northwestern banks as he cruised south, round the last turn to the south, north of Savannah River, he might have made it without imitating a plow. Follow the link below for the detailed specs on this AICW problem stretch to learn more!

    Came thru Fields Cut today with our 7ft draft Catalina 42 and had to plow our way thru the last 100 ft before the Savannah River with tide at +1 ft. This was center of channel.
    Dennis Lawrence
    S/V Thate Wata
    Catalina 42 #758

    Center and green is indeed shallow, you must favor the red side there (see my notes posted in October) and you ll have plenty of water!
    Pascal

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  • A Good Evening Anchoring in Bull Creek, AICW Statute Mile 565.5

    These two anchorages, southern and northern upstream, are on the waters of Bull Creek, south of Calibogue Sound and Hilton Head Island, east of the Waterway’s flashing daybeacon #34.

    Spent a wonderful evening here August 21, 2011. 20 feet of depth. Payed out 150 feet of rode and spent a nice evening. Plenty of room for me and any passing boating traffic. Much more reasonable than Hilton Head.
    Skipper Carl

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s South Carolina Anchorage Directory Listing For Bull Creek Anchorages

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  • Report on Fields Cut, AICW Statute Mile 575

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

    Came thru this morning (April 8, 2011) and stayed closer to the green side, never saw less than 11 MLW. While this seems like great news, since the 7′ MLW hump at the north side is still there, you still have to play the tide if you draw 6′ +!

    I came through Fields Cut today at dead low tide. Called TowBoatUS for advice which was spot on. When entering Fields from the south, hug the red side. Lots of water.
    When in the cut, stay center. The lowest I saw was 7-8′. When exiting the north end favor just to the green side of center. Again 6-7′ of water.
    Skipper BobK

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