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|10-24-2010 08:48 PM|
Originally Posted by mccary View Post
But I don't know about the actual content of the dredge spoil or the compass issue.
|10-24-2010 08:13 PM|
I sailed by the island today and took this snapshot...
This is the view from the Eastern Bay #1.
|10-18-2010 01:58 PM|
|aa3jy||As mentioned on another thread..we took a tour of Poplar Island..courtesy in partial to your personal Md. taxes..Tnx. Anyway I may have found the answer to my question concerning the rather large deviation when traveling south of the island. There are approximately a dozen rusting hulks of what appears to be barges that are partially lying in a row in the middle of the island. I wanted to ask the captain of the m/v 'Terapin'..but he wasn't in the mood to answer questions from visitors..kind a of surely waterman that had been hired 'cause of his local knowledge of this part of the Bay...|
|10-04-2010 09:37 AM|
Thanks for the thread, Clay.
It seems I finally have an explanation for what happened to me earlier this year. I was beating to wind south of Poplar Island, when I engaged the auto pilot to go to the foredeck to lash the anchors down better. Suddenly the boat turned through the wind, and by the time I got back to the helm, I ended up in perfect "heave to" position. The auto pilot never sounded off course alarm. I double checked, and the helm was definetly engaged.
|10-01-2010 04:48 PM|
I think most of the fill is coming from around Dundalk. There is some nasty stuff in there from the steel mills and other factories.
|09-30-2010 06:51 PM|
|mccary||I don't know about that event causing magnetic disturbances, but I think the are filling Poplar Island with dredge sediment (when they dredge channels) and I would guess that the sediment contains varying amounts of magnetic deposits... I remember the old Poplar Island back in the 70s as a wonderful place to anchor with a shallow draft boat.|
|09-29-2010 09:34 AM|
|RichH||Here's your probable answer to the 'usual and common' magnetic disturbances 'all over' the Chesapeake: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chesapeake_Bay_impact_crater|
|09-29-2010 09:27 AM|
What the heck are they filling in Poplar Island with? Iron? Every time we pass that island our compass shows about 20 degrees +/- deviation.. Don't see any updates/notices to charts about this phenomena.