Cruisers wishing to avoid the regularly shoaling Ashepoo-Coosaw Cutoff by using the alternative route (/?p=145074 and /145808) downsteam in St. Helena Sound to the Combahee Bank, then northwestward upstream on the Ashepoo River to rejoin the ICW, will want to pay close attention to depths as you round the Combahee Bank Light.
SOUTH CAROLINA – ST HELENA SOUND: Shoaling
Shoaling has been reported extending from Combahee Bank Light (LLNR 4040) approximately 1NM in a southeast direction. Depths are reported between 5-15ft at Mean Low Water, while Chart # 11517 shows between 22-25ft. Mariners are advised to transit the area with extreme caution. Chart 11517 LNM 28/16