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Coast Guard surveys Hole in the Wall channel

The channel at Hole in the Wall was surveyed last week as part of a project to place new channel markers at this southern entrance to Milford Haven and the Chesapeake Bay.

On July 1, U.S. Coast Guard personnel out of Station Milford Haven worked alongside local fisherman Mike Walls to survey the channel. 

According to Senior Chief Petty Officer (BMCS) Mark Emerson, the purpose of the operation was to “use local knowledge to identify a routine path for better water through the channel. This includes the future use of floating navigational aids in place of some structures that are currently there.”

Emerson, Petty Officer First Class (BM1) Karl Niedermeyer and Seaman (SN) Timothy Darley and Walls set about to determine the current depth and state of the channel. Walls frequently uses the channel to quickly reach fishing grounds in the Chesapeake Bay and states that he is one of the few civilians currently trying to preserve access to this channel. 

“If the ...

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