10/2/2018 Carolina Beach and Lockwoods Folly. New USACE Surveys

2 Oct

OCTOBER 2, 2018  The US Army  Corps of Engineers has just released a survey of the Carolina Beach Inlet crossing and Lockwoods Folly Inlet crossing.  In both places the channels have narrowed and shoaled slightly .

Carolina Beach.  Depths of greater than 8 feet MLLW can be found at R15 and that seems to be the shallowest point in this inlet crossing.

When turning west into Snows Cut remember that there is shoaling to about 5 feet at the red side. Favor G161 as you turn west.

Lockwoods Folly Inlet Crossing has essentially the same shape as it had before the storm. I  expect to have a route available by October 3

It seems today that many cruisers are looking for GPX routes created by other cruisers, which they can then import to a chartplotter and follow.  This is not a safe way to navigate through narrow channels in dynamic parts of the ICW particularly in the aftermath of a significant hurricane,where the channel is constantly on the move.  I am loath to recommend a particular set of way points, and recommend that you plot the USACE waypoints on your own chart potter and then transit the inlet crossings on a rising tide.



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