Good Advice on Isle of Palms Problem Stretch, AICW Statute Mile 459
This good advice was forwarded to us by Hank Pomeranz at Carolina Yacht Care of Southport Marina, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR! Skipper Wehmer has been communicating with Hank about Problem Stretches he had encountered. Funding for dredging between the IOP Connector and the Ben Sawyer Bridge has been approved and one can only hope that the Isle of Palms Problem Stretch will also be dredged. See /?p=149544. SSECN continues to recommend a high tide passage for this stretch.
We transited from Isle of Palms to Charleston yesterday.
The stretch between IOP marina and the IOP connector bridge: Stay in middle as suggested. We strayed right of center to see how depths were and it shallows very quickly from center. Lowest spot we saw was about 50 yards before the bridge at 3.4 MLW in the middle of the channel. Otherwise we saw 7-10′ MLW.
We are going to try to go outside from here [Charleston] to Fernandina, but if we do not, I’ll send you what we find.
S/V Island Bound