Shallows At Northern Mouth of Frederica River (Statute Mile 666)
The northern mouth of the Frederica River joins the AICW near Statute Mile 666, then cuts into the western banks of St. Simons Island. We have always enjoyed anchoring adjacent to histroic Fort Frederica. Below, Captain Miles tells us about some shallows developing at the Frederica's northern mouth. Sounds like we had all better enter and leave these waters at mid to high tide.
Cruising News: Claiborne,
Entered Frederica River yesterday at it's northern intersection with the ICW near G229, and encountered a shoal building across the entrance. At 5pm, soundings came down to 4.6ft at mid tide, or 2.4ft at MLW. We entered the mouth of the river slighltly north of the alternative magenta line to avoid being set onto the charted shoal on the south bank by a southerly current. We draw 3.7ft and entered without incident, and found the deep charted soundings past the fort where we anchored.