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Bowers Beach, a summer resort on the north side of the entrance to Murderkill River, is prominent from offshore.
Murderkill River, 21 miles northwestward of Cape Henlopen, is used by fishing vessels and a few pleasure craft. In 2011, the controlling depth was 1.5 feet in the dredged entrance channel; thence in 1957, reported depths of 4.5 feet to Frederica, about 6.5 miles above the mouth. A piling, which uncovers 3 feet, is on the northwest edge of the entrance channel in about 39°03’40″N., 75°23’22″W.
A 247° lighted range, a light, and buoys mark the entrance to Murderkill River.
The overhead cables crossing the river at Bowers Beach have a clearance of 50 feet, and the overhead power cable crossing about 4.3 miles above the mouth has a clearance of 62 feet. The fixed highway bridge, 6 miles above the mouth, has a clearance of 15 feet.