Several of our fellow cruisers have reported on the pleasant upstream trip on the Upper Waccamaw to Conway, SC. See /?p=126674 and /?p=128632. The “uncharted” Upper Waacamaw departs the Waterway at statute mile 375 and, until now, has been well marked off-chart by aids #5-#16. While depths in the Upper Waccamaw are reported to be good, the removal of these daybeacons and buoys will certainly make this side trip more difficult. Our Congress at work!
SOUTH CAROLINA – AICW – WACCAMAW RIVER
The following changes will be made to the aids to navigation system in the Waccamaw River.
All Waccamaw River Daybeacons and Buoys from Daybeacon 5 (LLNR 33780) to Daybeacon 16 (LLNR 33810) will be permanently discontinued. There are seven aids to navigation that will be removed. This action is scheduled to start the week of the 17th of February 2014. Chart 11534 LNM: 51/13
Instead of removing Aids to Navigation, we ought to remove â€œAides to Congressâ€