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Old 19-10-2010, 12:11   #1
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Dismal Swamp Dredging

Has anyone been through the Dismal Swamp since the dredging has started? I'm wondering how restricted the main canal is by the dredge. I'm 20' wide and was wondering if this is going to be an issue?

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Old 19-10-2010, 12:19   #2
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Evidently, “The dredge pipes will be in the center of the canal and up the feeder ditch some distance to the discharge area. Boats may pass keeping the dredge to starboard (southbound). The dredge will move over for larger boats. The pipes will be well marked with floats. The small Corps of Engineers dock at this location is not accessible during the dredge operations.”

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Varekai, a Maine Cat 41 with 23' beam just went through 2 days ago. There were no reports of difficulties w/r/t dredging ops.

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We went through, no problems, they saw us coming and moved to the right. However, they did not respond to our hails, but waved to us as we passed by...
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