Rhode River has no #1A, so you must mean just outside the entrance to West River. If you mean the 2 small white markers just outside and a bit further out of the 1A I think those are a measured mile marks. And yes, they do make nice shoal markers to fish near.
If you mean inside West River there are Float Free Channel markers that get picked up also.
I don't think this has happened yet, but the Coast Guard removes the lights on the lighted markers on West River about the first of December and replaces them about March 1st. The day marks and the day portion of the lighted marks remain.
Sailing on The Central Chesapeake Bay, West River, MD on my Catalina 27, Aelous II with my wife and friends.
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