SailNet Community - View Single Post - Coastal NJ vs Chesapeake
View Single Post
post #2 of Old 05-02-2002
Jeff_H's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Annapolis, Md
Posts: 7,500
Thanks: 12
Thanked 248 Times in 198 Posts
Rep Power: 10
Coastal NJ vs Chesapeake

While I haven''t sailed on Barnegat Bay since I was a kid, at least in the mid 1960''s when we sailed out of Harvey Cedars, there was very little in Barnegat Bay (other than the ICW) that was deep enough for a boat with 5 feet of draft. At least in the 1960''s Barnegat was mass of constantly shifting sand bars punctuated with debris washed in the Bay by a hurricane in the early 1960''s. The inlets could get pretty inhospitable as well. I don''t know it there has been any dredging. All of this may have changed since my childhood and frankly I only knew the small section between Surf City north toward Barnegat Inlet. Maybe someone has more recent info.

Jeff_H is online now  
Quote Share with Facebook
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome