Cantx, I know precisely the area you are talking about and the difficulty in seeing lights. The area under the bridge and right past the Boardwalk has so much light pollution its difficult to see lights. You also have a pretty weird current
there at times, power boaters who go screaming through the channel, a very shallow area on either side of the channel that can ground anything with a draft
and yes- shrimpers whose boats being able to float defies explaination.
I'm glad it all ended ok but we have had several almost run ins with shrimp boats. We always give them a wide berth and expect to have to take evasive measures whenever we see them.