Boaters urged to be alert when navigating Baker’s Channel this summer


The Delaware Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control’s Shoreline & Waterway Management Section recently advised boaters traveling in the Inland Bays throughout the summer to be alert when navigating in Baker’s Channel. The channel extends from Rehoboth Bay to the Indian River Bay around the eastern side of the island known as Lynch’s Thicket.

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, officials warned, noting that there is only about 1.5 feet of water at low tide for boaters to navigate. That portion of Baker’s Channel is scheduled to be dredged later this year, as part of the Massey’s Ditch maintenance dredging project.