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04-22-2011, 07:58 PM
I am going to take my boat from RI to the gulf. Does the inner coastal waterway go all the way north or does it stop half way. Does anyone have information about this trip.
04-22-2011, 08:31 PM
Get charts (http://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/mcd/OnLineViewer.html)
Basically, you can run down LI Sound, out the East River and through NY Harbor then round to Sandy Hook NJ and enter the ICW there.
04-22-2011, 11:16 PM
04-23-2011, 09:17 AM
"...then round to Sandy Hook NJ and enter the ICW there."
Not really. You're out in the ocean from Sandy Hook to Manasquan, 20 some odd miles. And the NJ inland waterway is pretty thin. Then at Cape May you're into the Delaware River, a pretty exposed and busy bit of water until you get to the C&D Canal. The ICW Mile 0 is at Norfolk.
04-23-2011, 10:33 AM
It also depends on the boat. There are some bridges in Jersey that don't admit sailboats.
Lance F. Gunderson
04-23-2011, 10:34 AM
The NJICW was closed from Atlantic City to Cape May when I was last there. Better not count on that part.
04-23-2011, 06:57 PM
What size boat? There is a wealth of information out there on navigating the "ditch".
The official mile "0" IRRC is at Norfolk. Last time I went south, went around LI to Cape May, up the Delaware, left at the C&D, down the Chesapeake to Norfolk, ICW to Cape Fear, offshore to Ft Pierce, through Lake Okeechobee , down the Caloosahatchee and presto, there's the Gulf!...a few stops along the way.
04-23-2011, 07:38 PM
Not really. You're out in the ocean from Sandy Hook to Manasquan, 20 some odd miles.
What's 20 miles when your going RI to FLA?
04-24-2011, 08:39 AM
Thank you the link was great
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