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post #1091 of Old 09-12-2017
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Re: 2017 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

Originally Posted by chef2sail View Post
We anchored all the way in the rear of Swan Creek in an area must sailboats don't dare go. The creek is a gradually sloooping depth so if you tread carefully and figure out low tide it's ok.
A couple of years ago I took the dinghy and a weighted line and took soundings of Swan Creek from where we were anchored to the top of the main part of the creek. I have GPS coordinates of all my soundings but never got a chance to plot them. But if I remember correctly, depth in the dead center of the creek is good enough for Spindrift up to the small community marina about 2/3 up on the west side. Beyond this, it does gradually slope off down into the 5 and 4 foot range. Also found that in a situation where a dead center anchoring spot isn't available, the depth is generally more favorable toward the western shore (not to mention, the eastern side has more duck blinds).
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