Small Section Of Baker’s Channel Scheduled To Be Dredged
Baker’s Channel Shoaled In Over The Summer, Catching Boats And Sea Doos
Included in the Masseys Ditch Dredge Project a small section of Baker’s Channel is scheduled to be dredged. The Rehoboth Bay side of the channel will be dredged about 1500 feet. That is the side that is shoaled in and was catching boats all summer. Baker’s Channel has become a popular alternative to Masseys Ditch because boaters don’t want to deal with the no wake zone of Masseys.
This year despite how fast boaters sped along, they would get stuck in the shoaled up section of Baker’s Channel. Hitting a shoaled in area at high speeds is dangerous, not to mention all that sand plays hell on your lower unit and water pump.
The Masseys Ditch Dredge Project will start on the Rehoboth side of Baker’s Channel and head in fifteen hundred feet. It will be widened to 100 feet and 7.5 feet deep at mean low tide. Hopefully that will keep it cleared out for next summer.