Important Report and Photos from Barefoot Marina, AICW Statute Mile 353.5, Myrtle Beach, SC
Barefoot Marina, A CRUISERS NET SPONSOR!, is located on the western side of the AICW in North Myrtle Beach. Our thanks to AGLCA member, Mike Brown, for granting permission to share his onsite Forum report and photos. These photos confirm the warnings issued here on Cruisers Net about debris in the Waterway. One submerged log can ruin your day!
We were lucky to find dockage at Barefoot during Florence and continue to see debris floating by. Please see the pix below to see what was pulled out of the water.
The first two pictures attached below were what we collected on the stern of our boat over 24 hours about 5 days ago. The third attached picture was pulled out about 3 days ago. Other planks continue to be caught on the stern of our boat. One of the other boaters at Barefoot had to hire a diver to remove part of a dock stuck to his props. The Waccamaw crested last Weds and the water started going down a little on Friday. I hear that the Coast Guard has lifted the restriction on this part of the ICW but I would not want to be traveling the ICW now. This is just an FYI for those boaters eager to head south.