South of McClellanville STM 430 to STM 435

18 Apr

 

The chart below covers this shallow stretch. It starts at G47 Awendaw Creek and ends at G35A Jeremy Creek, McClellanville. From G47 to R42 just stay in visual center to have depths of 8 to 20 feet MLLW.  Between R42 and G39 we saw several spots showing as little as 6.5 feet and we had +3.1 of help.  This means that these areas would have 3.5 feet MLLW. Through this stretch we attempted to follow the best available water as shown on the Sonar Charts. That seemed to bring us right down the visual center of the channel. We continued to mark spots with 4.5 to 5 feet MLLW several times all the way to G35A.   At high tide you will have 8 feet of tidal help.

Note: A track either side of our track might yield different depths. However,  if you draw more than 3.5 feet it is strongly advised that you wait till at least a full hour and a half after low tide when you will have about  one foot of tidal help.

Awendaw Creek is a very good anchorage if you find you have to wait for a better tide.  On the other end, Jeremy Creek is home to a shrimping fleet and has adequate depths.  Be sure not to round off the corners as you turn into Jeremy creek you will go aground. You must make an abrupt turn into the  creek once you can look down the visual center.   Deeper water in the creek is on the east side.

The village is very small but beautiful. There are massive ancient live oaks  towering over the  buildings.   The Deer Head Oak is documented to be over 1200 years old and may be the oldest life form  east of the Mississippi.

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