Warning for Jekyll Creek Depths, AICW Problem Stretch, GA Statute Mile 683
Our thanks to Bill Weeks of Jekyll Harbor Marina, A Cruisers Net Sponsor, for this critical Local Knowledge regarding safe passage of this ICW Problem Stretch.
Jekyll Creek was dredged last spring. The catch is, that only half of the 150’ channel width was dredged. The COE did a 75’ swath from the centerline of the channel to the EASTERN edge. In this part of the creek you will have 10 feet at mean low water. Boaters should be advised in transiting this part of the ICW that they should stay to the seaward side of the centerline. otherwise they will be in very shallow water even though their chart plotted sales they are in the “channel”. Anyway you guys could help get this word out? As you say, the sailboaters are still coming in good numbers, and this knowledge is very critical to them.
Many thanks and best regards,
Jekyll Harbor Marina