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Cherrystone Reef

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Depth 32 ft., Profile 2 1/2 - 7 1/2 ft.


Cherrystone Reef is located 1.8 nautical miles NNW of Cherrystone Creek, bayside of the Eastern Shore.



Concrete igloos, stacks of concrete pipe, concrete deck sections from the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, and over 2900 Tires In Concrete (TICs) have been scattered on this site. In 2006, 2000 tons of concrete block, donated by Bayshore Concrete Products, Inc., were added. The deployments on this site were paid for with Saltwater Fishing License revenue. A yellow VMRC buoy designated "CS" marks the center of this site.

Strong tidal currents are experienced in this area.

Cherrystone Reef Chart
NOAA Chart 12221


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