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Bids for the dredging of Fairlee Creek were invited last year. Has it happened? When we sailed past last summer, the lighted red "2" was not to be seen, and the buoy doesn't seem to be there on the latest electronic charts. Any news of what's going on? Up until 2016, we used to slip in pretty easily with our 5 foot draft.

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When I was there last October, I tried to get in at high tide and grounded twice, but managed to power off the sandy bottom. Shortly after getting inside the creek, I immediately turned the boat around and pushed through the sandy bottom again and managed to get out, then went a few miles north to Worton Creek where I spent the night. I only draw 4 feet.

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When I was there last October, I tried to get in at high tide and grounded twice, but managed to power off the sandy bottom. Shortly after getting inside the creek, I immediately turned the boat around and pushed through the sandy bottom again and managed to get out, then went a few miles north to Worton Creek where I spent the night. I only draw 4 feet.

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Either you were unlucky, or I was lucky. I went in last year (don't remember exactly when, possibly before October) without any problem.

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But I agree it would be nice if they did something about that. It can't be good for the marina.

And to answer the original question: to my knowledge no dredging has happened.

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Re: Fairlee Creek entance

I wonder what the effect of 4 big noreasters had on that channel.

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Re: Fairlee Creek entance

We bypassed Fairlee this season. I take there has been no dredging. Has the government entrance mark been replaced?
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We bypassed Fairlee this season. I take there has been no dredging. Has the government entrance mark been replaced?
Not as of 2 weeks ago. There is a tiny (unlit) buoy in its stead.

Had no problem getting in and out, at 4'6" draft. But it was within an hour or two of high water for both.
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Some cruisers coming to our marina from there today had to turn back because of a severely damaged prop. Apparently there is something hard submerged near the bottom. I don't have any details on exact location.

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Fairlee Creek aka .the Sodom and Gammorah of anchorages . Great place to go if you want to see a grown up Toga party. Creatures wearing thongs and speedos with oil slicks from the Coppertone and float toys all over the water.


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Holy cow! Thanks for the heads-up.
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Oops...almost forgot about the morons with gold chains and chalkboards lining the “inlet” sitting in chairs rating incoming boats and women on chalkboards


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