Beresford Creek, South Carolina. Navigation Report.
CORPS OF ENGINEERS CHARLESTON SC CHARLESTON DISTRICT
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Beresford Creek is a shallow tidal stream in the proximity fo Charleston Harbor, South Carolina. At the time the authorization was sought, Detyens Shipyard Incorporated was operating exclusively from facilities on Beresford Creek approximately 4 miles above the creeks confluence with Wando River. Numerous delays were being encountered in moving vessels to and from the shipyard awaiting a favorable tidal stage to obtain required depth. There is no other navigation on the creek experiencing difficulty. The major activity of the shipyard has since been moved to new facilities on Wando River, and the Beresford Creek yard is now used for work performed on smaller vessels. Currently only two shoals interfere with the passage of the vessels, and they will soon be removed by the corporation at a cost estimated to be just under 5,000. Since the improvement for which this study was authorized is no longer desired by local interests, it is recommended that no further study be prosecuted under this authorization. Under the circumstances described herein, there is no basis for project analysis of the type called for by Senate Resolution 148.
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