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A Sampling of HOT NEWS For the Cruising Community Appears Below - Check Out the Vertically Stacked, Red Menus On the Right For More Detailed Info
US 74 Bridge - Click for Chartview
NC – NEUSE RIVER TO MYRTLE GROVE SOUND – (AICW) – NEW RIVER TO CAPE FEAR RIVER – WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH – BRIDGE REPAIRS
1. Bridge rehabilitation on the US 74/76 Bascule Bridge at mile 283.1 on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina has been extended until March 1, 2014.
2. To facilitate repairs a crane barge will reduce the available horizontal clearance in the navigable channel from 90 feet to 50 feet. A one hour advance notice is required to remove the barge from the channel for vessels requiring greater than 50 feet horizontal clearance to safely navigate through the bridge. The US 74/76 bascule bridge tender can be contacted on VHF-FM channels 13 or 16 to arrange removal of the barge from the channel.
3. Mariners are urged to transit the area with caution at slow no wake speeds.
4. For any comments or questions, contact the Coast Guard Sector North Carolina Waterways Management, (252) 247-4525, or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s North Carolina Bridge Directory Listing For SR 74 Bridge
Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of SR 74 Bridge
If you decide to cross the lake on your way across Florida, I have produced a web page that will give you a feel of what to expect.
Mike and Mary Dickens
Oriental Harbor - Click for Chartview
Oriental is about to develop a harbor plan on anchoring..Seems there are a few boats in the harbor that are homesteading….one since January 2013….these boats do not go to dock to pump out or buy water. One boat, the red one, has no engine and has been run aground to keep from sinking…we boaters that obey the law will pay the price for these people…. On the red boat 5-6 people live on it…check out the web cam for the anchorage on the town dock net…. The first meeting is the 19th at 5:30 pm…. Will keep you informed..thanks
Richard s/v phyllis
Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Oriental Harbor
Click Chartlet Above to Open Chart View Page Centered on AICW/Waccamaw River Marker #36
Just wanted to post an update regarding the missing marker in Bucksport SC. Marker No. 36 . The Coast Guard has replaced the temporary marker with a permanent marker now.
Capt. Dan Virga
Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To Marker #36 On the AICW/Waccamaw River
We cannot say enough good things about Bob McBride and the excellent customer service he provides to boaters…those in transient, and those about to be transients! If he doesn’t have what you need, he will find it for you, and will bring it to you!
Click Here To View An Earlier Posting on Mile Marker O’s Recent Relocation
It is 1 of 8 blimp hangars still remaining in the US. I worked in the hangar in the early 70′s where we built wood kitchen caninets.
Westinghouse owned that hangar and a huge, all wood hangar that housed TCOM who built blimps for overseas telecommunications. The wood hangar burned to the ground in 1995.
John & Cyndi Esch
Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of the Blimp Factory on Pasquotank River
EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, AND EXTENDING UNTIL AUGUST 31, 2013, ANY JEKYLL HARBOR MARINA VISITOR WHO SIMPLY MENTIONS THAT THEY SAW THIS MESSAGE ON THE SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS NET WILL RECEIVE:
$.10 PER GALLON DISCOUNT ON GASOLINE OR DIESEL FUEL PURCHASES
10% OFF THE MARINA’S USUAL TRANSIENT DOCKAGE RATE OF $2.00 PER FOOT, PER NIGHT
Click Here To View the Georgia Cruisers’ Net Marina Directory Listing For Jekyll Harbor Marina
Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Jekyll Harbor Marina
North Lake Worth Anchorage Click for Chartview
Little Lake Worth and Turtle Cove not part of proposed dredging project at Lake Worth Inlet
Release no. 13-032
Jacksonville, Fla. – The Lake Worth Inlet Feasibility Study proposes to deepen and widen the Federal channel from Lake Worth Inlet to the Port of Palm Beach. Impacts to sea grasses and hardbottom resources are anticipated, therefore mitigation for these impacts are required.
Little Lake Worth and Turtle Cove are two of 10 proposed locations for sea grass and hardbottom mitigation due to impacts of the proposed widening and deepening of the port. Dredging of Turtle Cove is neither part of the proposed project nor part of the mitigation plan. The mitigation plan is discussed in Appendix D of the draft report which is located at:
The Corps is currently coordinating with resource agencies for the mitigation plan. Locations for both sea grass and hardbottom mitigation have not been finalized. Concerns over the use of Little Lake Worth, Turtle Cove, or other proposed locations for mitigation will be considered and shared with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the National Marine Fisheries Service.Public review of the Draft Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement for Lake Worth Inlet/Palm Beach Harbor will conclude on Monday, June 3rd. Upon conclusion of the public comment period, the project team will review all comments received, evaluate the comments, and make changes to the final report as appropriate.
Official comments may be submitted to Ms. Angela Dunn at 904-232-2108 or Angela.E.Dunn@usace.army.mil.
Florida politicians and land developers just keep writing Carl Hiassen’s next book plots for him, don’t they?
Pretty easy to figure out that this is the backup plan for the new Maule Lake Marina owners, after trying to stop anchoring there earlier and failing.