Oyster Sanctuary Causing Boating Accidents

Boating Accidents Reported on Harris Creek Oyster Sanctuary (Not a complete List)

  • 8/14/2015 –  39’ power boat with single engine
    • Running 8-9 knots on a SE heading from Tilghman Island to Oxford, Maryland
    • Hit submerged stone or gravel in approximately 2’ of water
    • Extensive damage to 5 blade propeller, total damage unknown.
  • 6/24/2015 – 45’ Chesapeake Bay Deadriser
    • Location west side (entrance) to Knapps Narrows Tilghman, Maryland
    • Estimated damage to propeller $536.22
    • Estimated damage for hull repair $5,287.44
  • 8/5/2015 – 42’ Jones Fiberglass single engine boat
    • Hit submerged rocks that were put in oyster sanctuary
    • ¼ mile North NE of Knapps Narrows Channel Light #3
    • Propeller destroyed
    • Other damage unknown at this time
  • 8/9/2015 – 16’ Sandpiper fiberglass skiff with 25 HP outboard
    • 100 yards East of #3 Knapps Narrows Day Board East side of Knapps Narrows, Tilghman, Maryland
    • Ripped outboard off back of skiff and was lost
    • Damage to fiberglass transom from outboard clamps when tipped off transom
    • Estimated damage $3,800.00
  • 8/11/2015 – 39’ Power boat with single engine
    • Heading West NW 200 yards SE of the Ripod marker of the East end of Knapps Narrows
    • 5-6 knots
    • Damage to propeller, extent of damage unknown
  • 8/9/2015 – 46’ Meekins fishing boat
    • East end of Knapps Narrows
    • Damage to rudder
    • Damage to propeller
    • Searching for lost outboard motor from a previous accident
    • Extent of damage unknown
  • 8/22/2015 – 32’ Pursuit 3100 Offshore
    • Choptank River near mark #3 off Knapps Narrows, Tilghman, Maryland
    • Damage to rudder, propellers, struts and shafts
    • Estimated damage $7,619.00
  • 8/5/2015 – 25’ Chaparral Power boat, dual prop
    • 200 yards S.E. of the Tripod marker located at East end of Knapps Narrows, Tilghman, Maryland
    • Running 9 knots on a N.W. heading
    • Hit submerged stone or gravel in approximately 2’ of water
    • Damage to stainless steel propellers
    • Estimated damage $684.00
  • 8/14/2015 – 42’ Power boat, single engine
    • 100 yards NNW of Green Tripod beacon, Eastern side of Knapps Narrows Tilghman, Maryland
    • Hit submerged stone or gravel in approximately 2’ of water
    • Damage: bent shaft, propeller destroyed, strut bent and hanging
    • Estimated damage $900.00
  • 10/1/2015 – 42’ Workboat
    • East side of Knapps Narrows, Tilghman, Maryland
    • Hit submerged stone or gravel in approximately 2’ of water
    • Damage to propeller and curled pans back
    • Estimated damage $447.00
  • 10/1/2015 – 46’ Markley boat
    • East of Tilghman, Maryland in Harris Creek
    • Hit submerged stone or gravel in approximately 2’ of water
    • Damage to propeller and hull
    • Estimated damage $6000.00
  • 10/1/2015 – 46’ Markley boat
    • East of Tilghman, Maryland in Harris Creek
    • Hit submerged stone or gravel in approximately 2’ of water
    • Damage to propeller and hull
    • Estimated damage $6000.00