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Depth Problems in North East River Channel
Having trouble with the channel depth leading in to North East, MD.
We have been boating on the upper bay for over 10 years, keeping our boat at Tidewater Marina in Havre de Grace and now at the wonderful new concrete floating docks at North East River Yacht Club. While we draw 6' (our previous boat drew 5'7") we are always aware of the tides and choose to travel the North East River channel within an hour of either side of high tide.
Generally, we have only had 'trouble' in one area for several years where the channel has been shoaling in at a rapid rate. Heading North, between the Red 6, Green 7 and Red 8 just off Sandy Cove, with the worst spot half way between Green 7 and Red 8.
On Sunday, as we were coming up the channel at high tide, we dragged through the mud at this location and saw a depth reading of only 5 feet. While we were able to power through, sailing friends of ours later reported that they were stuck in this same location for several hours with a depth showing only 3 feet!!!
Question/Discussion: Who is responsible for keeping the channel waterways open and with a mean low tide of 6 feet. To whom can we report these problelms and will any one listen?
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