Channel Shift in Lockwoods Folly/AICW Intersection, Problem Stretch Statute Mile 321
The intersection of the ICW and Lockwoods Folly has been a Problem Stretch for years and requires almost annual dredging. Recent reports confirm shoaling here, /154017. SSECN stills recommends Mid to high tide for passage through Lockwoods Folly. Kudos to Carolina Yacht Care for their nightly briefings on weather and navigation issues and our thanks to Hank Pomeranz for this report.
We’ve started our nightly briefs here at Southport covering the waterway north of here to MM 0. Hearing from a bunch of folks having problems with Lockwoods Folly ‘“ just south of Southport.
Suggest reiterating that cruisers follow the marks carefully. G47, in particular, was just moved west and is very close to the shore. That said, mariners must follow it for plenty of deep water. Do not get sucked in to the R12 which will be to starboard for north bound cruisers. That is an inlet buoy.
I don’t know if you can somehow share the attached image but you are welcome to use it. The depth legend for the USACE survey is shown and the depths represent MLLW. A pic is worth’¦
Regards to you all,