Berths, gasoline, diesel fuel, ice, and some marine supplies are available on the west side of Delaware City Branch Channel at a marina 0.3 mile southwest of the northeast entrance. Hull and engine repairs can be made; a 25-ton mobile hoist is available.
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Delaware City is on the southwest side of Delaware River opposite Pea Patch Island. Delaware City Branch Channel extends southward from the riverfront of the town to the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal. A light marks the Delaware River entrance to Delaware City Branch Channel. In 1999, the controlling depth was 5 feet in the channel entrance from the Delaware River shoaling rapidly along the sides; thence in 1983, the controlling depth was 6 feet in the channel. Depths alongside the Delaware City bulkhead were 7.5 feet to bare in 1999. The entrance channel at the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal end of the branch channel was reported, in 2000, to have a depth of 7 feet; a submerged pile was reported on the west side of the channel. Mariners are cautioned to stay well inside the north and south entrance channels.
A highway bascule bridge with a clearance of 6 feet crosses the channel about 0.6 mile above the entrance; the bridge is maintained in the closed position. An overhead power cable 500 feet north of the bridge has a clearance of 64 feet; overhead power and telephone cables just south of the bridge have a clearance of 30 feet.