Teaches Hole Channel leads from Ocracoke’s Silver Lake Harbor entrance to historic Ocracoke Inlet, once (in Colonial times) the most important seaward passage in the Tar Heel state. Today, only locals with very specific, up-to-date knowledge should try and make use of this inlet. And, according to the report below, cherry picked from the latest Local Notice to Mariners, the passage from Silver Lake to the inlet is shoaling as well! The position of Marker #24 (see below) is uncharted and is approximate.
NC â€“ OCRACOKE INLET â€“ TEACHES HOLE CHANNEL – SHOALING
Shoaling to a depth of 4.0ft MLW has been reported in the vicinity of Teaches Hole Channel Lighted Buoy 24 (LLNR 28962).