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Old 06-02-2009
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I like Queenstown Creek but we only draw 30 inches with the rudder down.

My favorite Queenstown Creek story happened a couple of years ago. We were supposed to meet friends who draw 5' 8" in QC. We got there first and and went in. We had our depthsounder on and didn't see more than 4 ft. We were alarmed for our friends and actually went out and came back in again with the same result. We tried to call them but they didn't answer a radio or a phone call. A while later we see this tall mast coming into the creek smooth and steady. We watched anticipating a sudden stop which never came. When we rafted up we asked how they had found the channel. Our friend looked at us an grinned "forward looking sonar, it was like driving down a canyon."

Last year when we went in we saw 5' or more the whole way in. I"m fairly certain it had something to do with not hugging the marks too closely.

Mary Lou
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Rhodes 22
Rock Hall, MD
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