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post #1006 of Old 09-21-2018
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Re: 2018 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

There are loads of huge logs jammed up in the shallows of the Susquehanna Flats, some 3 to 4 feet in diameter. They will stay there until the next unusually high tide hits, at which time they will float off the muddy bottom and take up residence in the upper bay. These logs often end up washed up on the beaches, and many can be seen on the shores of Pooles Island, the bay side of the Hart/Miller Island complex, and other locations. Some stay there until winter, while others are lifted off by passing storms. These things can be a bit scary, at least to me because I enjoy sailing at night. And because they are water logged, they tend to be just an inch or two beneath the surface, making them invisible to my 3G radar. Fortunately, I have only glanced off most of those that I encountered over the years.

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