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I keep my boat at Haven Harbor which is on the Swan Creek side of Rock Hall. My boat draws 4' 6" but there are many way bigger boats than mine in the marina. I would be surprised if 6 ft. were a problem. I dont remember seeing my sounder show anything even close to making me nervous on the way in and out, and that is with the sounder showing about a foot and a half less depth than there actually is.
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We frequent Rock Hall and Swan Creek and have used Hharbor Haven to work on the boat when it involves things I cannot do (even though it it across the bay from us). Having a 4'6 draft with the centerboard up ( 6'5with it down)
is a great advantage back in the creek as it has some definate shallow spots.

You should have no problems with what you are looking at at the Emporium. The shoal draft is an advantage in places like the Bohemia River Still Pond and can make the difference between anchoring inside or outside on Worton Creek. As stated make sure you slip has plenty of water as there are times when the water is blown out of the bay and there is a 2/3 ft difference and your boat may sit on the bottom.

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...I dont remember seeing my sounder show anything even close to making me nervous on the way in and out, and that is with the sounder showing about a foot and a half less depth than there actually is.
My draft is 6'2": I get nervous at Light "6" and apoplectic by Daybeacon "14". It is comforting to know however that at almost any point in Swan Ck. I can get out and walk to shore. (That damn deep keel makes me walk further though!)

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