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Old 09-05-2014, 06:18   #1
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Has anyone transited the Dismal Swamp recently?

Heading north next week from NC. Draft 5', mast 50'. I called the Dismal Swamp welcome center, controlling depth is currently 6'. Wondering what the experiences of similar draft vessels have been recently. I came south through the Swamp many years ago in late December on a 24' Cornish Crabber drawing 3' with the board up and thought I'd like to see what it looks like this time of year. Thanks!
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Old 09-05-2014, 07:09   #2
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Re: Has anyone transited the Dismal Swamp recently?

I haven't heard any problems, and it's the meat of the spring migration. Here's a great video that a bluewater sailboat cruiser just took, incorporating a quad-copter for some aerial shots...very cool (doesn't show you the bottom, though): Dismal Swamp Canal - by quad-copter video | Carolinas & Georgia | News Updates
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