Precise Depths Report from Hell Gate Problem Stretch, AICW Statute Mile 602
The AICW follows the narrow, man-made canal known as Hell Gate between the Vernon and Ogeechee Rivers. These waters have been an AICW Problem Stretch for years. Despite recent reports of shallow water at low tide, this marker by marker, rising tide report from Bob Kovach is good news and good advice for cruisers. SSECN continues to recommend mid to high tide for this passage.
Marine Trader 50 “ALLEZ!” ALL Depths are from the water line. We have a 5 ft Draft
High Tide was at 4:11 P.M. Began Transit at 3:32 North Bound at Marker #90 11.3 ft, Marker #89 11.4 Ft
Marker #87 10.4 ft Speed 7 MPH, Wind 15-22 MPH
Ended Transit 3:39 PM
Chief Engr Bob, Onboard ALLEZ!