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Haven't been into Swan Creek yet...it looks shallow. What do you draw? Where do you anchor there?
My draft is only 4' with the board up which I like for the Chesapeake. The channel into the creek ranges from 12' to 8'. There are several marinas on Swan Creek which is good as the channel is well marked. Anchoring in the creek can be interesting on a busy summer weekend due its popularity. There is 8' or more in most of the anchorage area but as you head up the creek you start to see 6' then less and less. Not water past the community dock on the west side of the creek heading north.

I always cross the bar except if there is a strong north wind and chop. I wouldn't suggest crossing it with a 6' draft or more... but the lowest depth I typically see is 7.8'

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Re: 2016 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

Headed to St Mikes this weekend. The replica of the America will be at CBMM.
They are having a big fundraiser in the evening, but we will be at Ava's.

Anyone else going?

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My draft is only 4' with the board up which I like for the Chesapeake. The channel into the creek ranges from 12' to 8'. There are several marinas on Swan Creek which is good as the channel is well marked. Anchoring in the creek can be interesting on a busy summer weekend due its popularity. There is 8' or more in most of the anchorage area but as you head up the creek you start to see 6' then less and less. Not water past the community dock on the west side of the creek heading north.

I always cross the bar except if there is a strong north wind and chop. I wouldn't suggest crossing it with a 6' draft or more... but the lowest depth I typically see is 7.8'

Thanks! This is very helpful. I haven't been in there, I draw 5.5 feet. Looking at the chart, it shows a lot of thin water at low tide. Not sure where the "community dock" is but perhaps I can get over there this week. I don't sail much on weekends, which works out in a way; a little easier during the week.
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My draft is only 4' with the board up which I like for the Chesapeake. The channel into the creek ranges from 12' to 8'. There are several marinas on Swan Creek which is good as the channel is well marked. Anchoring in the creek can be interesting on a busy summer weekend due its popularity. There is 8' or more in most of the anchorage area but as you head up the creek you start to see 6' then less and less. Not water past the community dock on the west side of the creek heading north.

I always cross the bar except if there is a strong north wind and chop. I wouldn't suggest crossing it with a 6' draft or more... but the lowest depth I typically see is 7.8'

Thanks! This is very helpful. I haven't been in there, I draw 5.5 feet. Looking at the chart, it shows a lot of thin water at low tide. Not sure where the "community dock" is but perhaps I can get over there this week. I don't sail much on weekends, which works out in a way; a little easier during the week.
Yes.. There is a "Community Dock" about 3/4 of a mile on the port side heading north into Swan Creek..but I'm under the impression its private, associated with the homes located there. Probably by invitation only.
With that I've talked to Haven Harbour Marina and they have put forth a suggestion of a 'Public' dock,to the town of Rock Hall, behind their Waterman's Museum. This would be the most logical approach as the location suggested has the most water and closest to the main road leading into town as well the best location for the town provided 'Trolly' to pickup and drop off passengers along their loop.
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Yes...community or private for residents in the area.

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Re: 2016 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

We just got back from a fantastic evening meeting up with a family we only knew from the Internet.

S/V Milou is a Beneteau First 38 - the family of 4 bought theirs a while back and had been prepping to take a long family cruise (they hail from Madison, WI). We found them through their blog before they started as we were deciding on our Beneteau First 38. We communicated and planned to get together when they made it to the Chesapeake.

We drove down to Annapolis early this evening, got together for dinner, then headed out to where they were anchored and spent a lot of time on their boat. The kids were hanging out having fun and the parents were talking boat talk, cruising talk, experiences with everything boating, and then some. They are great people and we got along well. What a treat to finally meet them in person - they are just as nice, smart, and fun as their blog demonstrated. I hope we cross paths again in the future.

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Got outfor a final or first sail of the season. So cool having the Bay to myself!
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I'm jealous, I wish I can have the Bay for myself too!
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Re: 2016 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

If you want the bay to yourself, just go out on a windy weekday. The only traffic out there will be commercial, and not really a lot of that.

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Re: 2016 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

Headed out early tomorrow morning. The forecast looks great to go north tomorrow and south Sunday. My two daughters and I are meeting up with another boat, their daughter is 11, same as my oldest. Headed for fresher water so we can swim in the heat. Kids asked to make Paella... should be a little different then last weekends... but who could ever get tired of Paella anyway

Well lets hope the forecast is close to what they're saying unlike last weekend arg...

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