Another day sail stolen from late autumn yielded an interesting spectacle.
M/V Go Deep . . . didn’t. This is just to the left of the jetty cut-through entering Rockhold Creek. How fast was he going to get that far up on the rocks?
The entrance through the jetty is off to the right, just beyond the edge of the photo. There is a red flashing marker on the right side of the channel, as you would expect, and a green flashing marker 300 yards out into the bay. If you line up the markers – even in the dark, this entrance would be considered well-marked – you are going to make the channel. I don’t know what time of day this boater hit the rocks, but I’m having a hard time thinking it was in daylight. I’m also having a hard time thinking the skipper was sober. Look – his home port is Deale, MD. That means these are his home waters. I can’t think of an explanation that doesn’t involve alcohol and boating after dark. This is an unlikely time for an accident of this sort – likely took place on a Thursday evening? In late autumn? Oh well. It made our day sail interesting, especially as we got to see the salvage crew float him off and deliver Go Deep to the marina across the creek from us for haul out.
Coast Guard crew standing by to assist as needed.