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April 23rd 2015

Getting a dredging permit is not a fast process, but finally, after months of waiting,  the permit has been issued and work has started. At the current rate is should be completed by the end of the month. As these photos show, a lot of sand has been removed from the marina entrance.

 

We checked at dead low tide earlier this week and had between 8′ and 9′ all the way in. The 130′ Aggressor, with 6.5′ draft came in with no difficulty last weekend and it will be even easier for her this weekend.

Many people are confused by a red marker that looks as if it is sitting in the middle of the channel. It is in fact marking the west edge of the entrance, which, unlike the east side, is ironshore. The groyne that was added a few years ago has led to an optical illusion that makes it look as if the entrance is twice as wide as it really is. If you are on the wrong side of the red marker, you are in shallow water!!

 

 

Here are the before and after photos. Before taken at the beginning of April, after taken May 14/2015

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