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Re: 2017 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

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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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