Baker’s Channel Alert, Again

Well if you didn’t get stuck this weekend using baker’s Channel you were one of the few lucky ones. Boats were trying to power through the shoaled in area all weekend long. The video From Driscoll drones really shows how bad it was with boats. Some of these folks had some near misses getting so close under full power.

DNREC … DOVER (May 24, 2019) – The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Shoreline & Waterway Management Section advises boaters traveling in the Inland Bays over Memorial Day weekend and throughout the summer to be alert when navigating in Baker’s Channel. The channel extends from Rehoboth Bay to Indian River Bay around the eastern side of the island known as Lynch’s Thicket.

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Sandbars in Rehoboth Bay

The entrance to Baker’s Channel in Rehoboth Bay between Channel Marker 1 and the gate at Markers 3 and 4 is very shallow at low tide. There is only about 1.5 feet of water at low tide for boaters to navigate. This portion of Baker’s Channel is scheduled to be dredged later this year as part of the Massey’s Ditch maintenance dredging project.

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