No problem Rick
I wanted to stop at Delaware City anyway to check the actual dredge depth.
The dredge channel at the entrance to the old canal is very narrow. I came through close to high tide and and was getting between 7 and 15 ft on the sounder as I came in from Red 6A on a direct line to the Green daymark at the entrance. The entrance could use more than one day marker. On exit I took a line center of old canal and parallel to the ferry dock to the refinery dredge channel 35ft+ depth then turned to Red 6A and saw not less than 12ft on the sounder as I exited.
I would suggest for entering Delaware City stay in the refinery channel past Red 6A until you have a visual range into the old canal and stay centered on the canal as you enter, keep an eye on your sounder the entire way.
The partialy sunk dredge boat is still sitting in the town dock basin, and no boats at town dock. The government dock was in use (official use only), and marine police boats were at the ferry dock.
I stopped at the marina fuel dock for about an hour, and could have stayed longer. Cannot say for sure but I get the impression that if there is space you only pay if overnighting.
I did not hit the peak ebb tide until Cherry Island Flats, boat motor speed dropped from 4.5 to 2.5 until past Chester Island the I was back to 4.5 my normal motor speed close to slack.
Going slow along Cherry Island flats I noticed the edge (25ft riseing to 12ft)is well defined with a line of crab trap floats green can to green can. I hugged the edge of the flats to reduce travel distance.
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Current in refinery channel