Good Depths Reported at Fields Cut, AICW Problem Stretch Mile 575
Northern Fields Cut, which was listed as a hazard to navigation (see /?p=143997) in Local Notices in August of 2014, is always an area to approach cautiously and at mid to high tide. Our thanks to Skipper Hale for this update. For a another depth report from Captains Mark and Diana Doyle, see /?p=144010
April 11, 2015 northbound. We entered Fields Cut at about 1:45 after low water. We were carrying MLLW+ 2 feet. We stayed mid channel and never saw less than 10 feet. At the north end at R48A, we were half way between the buoy and shore and saw 20 feet. There is a slight shoal just after R48A but we saw 10 feet as we crossed it. We are a trawler drawing 4.5 feet and were running `point’ for a sailboat which drew 6’2’³. They also were fine all the way through.
Northbound on the ICW