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Old 12-10-2015, 02:14 PM   #1
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Inter Coastal North of Wrightsville Beach, NC.

There are three very shallow areas coming south. One just inside of the Wrightsville Bridge. The opening between shore and green can is very tight. All shallow areas not marked. I am 4'7" and had some hard times I do not want to repeat.
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Old 12-10-2015, 03:37 PM   #2
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Is it the one with the palm tree, tiki hut, and parking meter perched on it? :-) Yea, that's an easy one to hit sometimes.

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Old 12-11-2015, 10:19 AM   #3
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Wrightsville North

We transitted this stretch twice in the last 60 days with 4' draft. In center channel we had no issues. The "S" turn north of there was not a problem either; we followed the marks, gave them some room and went right through. Sneads Ferry area had a few skinny spots but nothing shocking. Swansboro was a breeze.
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Old 12-11-2015, 01:43 PM   #4
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It gets worse as you go south. There are some very shallow spots just north of Charleston, SC. They have begun dredging this area.


BTW: It's the "Intracoastal", not Inter Coastal.
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I know who put up that parking meter!!!
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Old 12-12-2015, 08:33 AM   #6
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North of Charleston

A local described the Ben Sawyer/high rise bridge area as the endzones of a football field with bad shoaling between the 40 yard lines that at low tide got as shallow as 2 1/2 feet. When we came through several weeks ago northbound there were two barges of dredge pipes about McCellansville headed south so maybe this is being addressed.
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