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Archive For: East FL – 1 – St. Marys River to Sisters Creek

  • Jim King Park and Boat Ramp, north of Sisters Creek Bridge, AICW Statute 740

    Jim King Park is the newest of Jacksonville’s dock/boat ramps and is still undergoing construction of some phases. The ramp is used as headquarters for the Greater Jacksonville Kingfish Tournament, and is closed to the public during the tournament. The facility is located just north of the intersection of the St. Johns River and the Waterway. All of the facilities are new and the docks are listed as unlimited as to size of vessel. Skipper Reeves sends two good photos of the new floating docks. Sisters Creek bascule bridge has a 24ft closed vertical clearance.

    Jim King Park Dock - Sonny Reeves

    Jim King Park Dock – Sonny Reeves

    Jim King Park - Sonny Reeves

    Jim King Park – Sonny Reeves

    For a listing of the facilities, go to:

    http://www.coj.net/departments/parks-and-recreation/recreation-and-community-programming/waterways-and-boating/boat-ramps/17—jim-king-park-and-boat-ramp-at-sisters-creek-.aspx

    Click Here To View the Eastern Florida Cruisers’ Net Bridge Directory Listing For Sisters Creek Bridge

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  • Extreme Shoaling Reported in Sisters Creek, AICW Statute Mile 735, 5/21/2014

    This report of shoaling in Sisters Creek is not the first sent to SSECN (http://cruisersnet.net/?p=105056) about the waters at Mile 735, however, it is the first Local Notice to Mariners about the shoaling. Gunnison Cut is midway between Nassau Sound and the St. Johns River/ICW intersection.

    FLORIDA – AICW – ST SIMONS SOUND – TOLOMATO RIVER – GUNNISON CUT: Shoaling
    There is extreme shoaling at low-tide in the vicinity of Gunnison Cut DBN 73 (LLNR 38270). Mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution while transiting the area. Chart 11489 LNM: 20/14

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To A “Navigation Alert” Position at Gunnison Cut

  • Shoaling Reported South of Fernandina Beach, AICW Statute Mile 719.5, May 13, 2014

    This shoaling seems to lie two miles south of Fernandina Beach harbor just north of the Waterway’s turn into Kingsley Creek.
    NOTICE that the USCG has established a “TEMP Buoy 2″ to mark these shallows!!!

    FLORIDA – AICW – ST SIMONS SOUND – TOLOMATO RIVER – FERNANDINA BEACH : Shoaling
    There is excessive shoaling visible at low tide in the vicinity of Fernandina Beach LT 3 (LLNR 37990). The Coast Guard has established Fernandina Beach TEMP Buoy 2 in position 30-38-54.689N 081-29-03.486W. Mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution while transiting the area. Chart 11489 LNM 19/14

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To A “Navigation Alert” Position at Light #3

  • Shoaling Reported in St. Marys River, East of St. Marys, GA, May 13, 2014

    For cruisers wanting to make a side trip to visit historic St. Marys, GA, the  St. Marys River departs the Waterway at statute mile 712. This reported shoaling is in the dogleg just a mile east of St. Marys docks. The charted shoal between markers #6 and #8 would suggest that favoring the east side of the channel would be best. For more on the St. Marys River, go to http://cruisersnet.net/?p=123715

    GEORGIA AND FLORIDA – CUMBERLAND SOUND – FERNANDINA HARBOR TO KINGS BAY – ST MARYS RIVER: Shoaling.
    There is excessive shoaling protruding approximately 15ft into the channel between St Marys DBN 6 (LLNR 6805) DBN 8 (LLNR 6810). The Coast Guard has re-established St Marys TEMP Buoy 6A in position 30-42-52-379N 081-32-00.613W. Mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution while transiting the area. Chart 11503 LNM 19/14

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To A “Navigation Alert” Position at Shoaling Site

    Click Here To View the Georgia Cruisers’ Net Marina Directory Listing For Langs Marina

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    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s Georgia Anchorage Directory Listing For the St. Marys Waterfront Anchorage

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  • A New, High Volume Dredge Arrives at Amelia Island Yacht Basin (Statute Mile 720.5)

    Amelia Island Yacht Basin - Marina and Boat Yard - Amelia Island Florida In December of this year, after a personal visit to this facility, we reported that SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, Amelia Island Yacht Basin, was awaiting the arrival of a new, high-volume dredge that would be permanently located here. Amelia Island has always offered superbly sheltered dockage, and full on-site services, including repairs. The rub has been depths both on the canal-like entrance channel and in the dockage basin. Well, all that will begin to change very soon.

    New Amelia Island Yacht Basin Dredge

    New Amelia Island Yacht Basin Dredge

    While attending the just completed MTOA Spring Rendezvous in Fernandina Beach, I again made a personal visit to Amelia Island Yacht Basin, and had a most informative conversation with General Manager, Bill Galloway and Office Manager, Kristen Galloway. I was very pleased to learn that the NEW DREDGE HAS JUST ARRIVED! Some piping must still be delivered, but in a few weeks, dredging of the entrance channel will begin.
    Bill explained to me that this new dredge can “do in a few hours what took our old dredge a few weeks to accomplish.” While it will take a bit of time to get the entrance channel and harbor to the depth targets set by marina management, once that is accomplished the on-site dredge will only need to do a bit of maintenance dredging from time to time.
    Wow, what a wonderful improvement to an already excellent facility. We’ll keep you informed as the dredging operations proceed!

    Click Here To View the Eastern Florida Cruisers’ Net Marina Directory Listing For Amelia Island Yacht Basin

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  • Report from Alligator Creek Anchorage, south of Fernandina, FL, AICW Statute Mile 726

    Alligator Creek Anchorage – Click for Chartview

    The entrance to Alligator Creek Anchorages lies north-northeast of the ICW’s unlighted daybeacon #36. The two recommended locations are above and below the mouth of Alligator Creek.

    I’ve been here on two occasions, the first time during a howling northwest wind of 35 to 40 MPH and ducked in between the sand bar and shore in about 12 feet of water, just up from the cut. The trees did a great job of sheltering me from the wind and waves.
    The second time was in March of 2013, the wind was howling from the southeast, and the tide was screaming out. I anchored in the same location and it became real bumpy. Nice place, though.
    Travlin-Easy

    Click Here To View the Eastern Florida Cruisers’ Net Anchorage Directory Listing For Alligator Creek Anchorage

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  • Ice Cream Shop Recommendation in Fernandina, FL, AICW Statute Mile 716

    fernandina

    Fantastic Fudge Ice Cream Parlor

    Ice cream is often the most sought after commodity whenever going ashore, regardless the time of day. When in Fernandina Beach, enjoy the recommendation offered by Skipper Susan Landry, co-owner of Beach House Publications, publishers of “The Great Book of Anchorages,” (http://www.tgboa.com)

    Fernandina Harbor – Click for Chartview

    Fortunately, you don’t have to go far into Florida to get your first fix. Fernandina Beach houses probably one of the most visited ice cream shops along the Waterway. About four blocks from the marina, this gem, Fantastic Fudge, makes and sells fudge and other candy. Their Birthday Cake ice cream is some of the best that I have ever had. Fantastic Fudge proudly sells Florida’s own Working Cow ice cream. You will likely find a line here, which is fine. One, you get more time to make up your mind and two, you know it must be good if this many people are waiting in line for it. I have to recommend the Raspberry Haze.
    Susan Landry

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  • Recommended Anchor Spot North of St. Johns River, AICW Statute Mile 739.5

    Sisters Creek Anchorage - Click for Chartview

    Captain Reeves’ recommended anchorage lies on the east side of Sisters Creek just north of the Waterway’s intersection with the St. Johns River and north of the Sisters Creek Bridge on Heckscher Blvd.
    There are two parks on the west bank of Sisters Creek, one is the Joe Carlucci Sisters Creek Park and Boat Ramp on the south side of the bridge and the second park, on the north side of the bridge, is the Jim King Park and Boat Ramp, the newest, and still under development, Jacksonville City Park.
    Nice place to anchor for the night. 30 23 719 N 081 27 406 W
    if you are going South on ICW go to port 100 yards past marker G85 10-11 ft of water at low tide. Open to North. Look for flagpole at park across the way and stay out of channel, 100 yards off eastern shore for a good spot. Park is said to have water and pumpout?
    Public park is just across the ICW with a place to dock, Daytime only! and walk your pets. We did not explore past a short walk. Bridge is just to the south. Holding is good. Current is fast. We had no problems. Note FWC was ticketing the boats that were not obeying the no wake/minimum wake zone.
    This morning we discovered that a free face dock is also at this park. Just opposite of the G85 marker is a creek with a dock and walkway, childrens play area and restrooms. The free dock is posted for 72 hours and has water, but no electricity. This is a Jacksonville City Park. We did not see any shopping.
    Sonny Reeves

    Pic of this AM sunrise attached:

    Sunrise over Sisters Creek

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  • Report from Fort George River Anchorage, AICW Statute Mile 735

    Fort George River - Click for Chartview

    Fort George River provides one of the most historic anchorages in Florida, as you can drop the hook within sight of Kingsley Plantation, and then dinghy in for a tour. Captain Thomason confirms earlier reports that swing room might be limited in this anchorage. See http://cruisersnet.net/?p=21897

    On another subject, I would like to recommend that folks don’t anchor east of Kingsley Plantation House near the Kayak landing. We had successfully anchored there before, but on this trip, we anchored mid-channel in 16+ ft of water at high tide. During the night a NE wind came up and blew is up onto the beach which slopes more gradually than the shore in front of the house. Suffice it to say, we spent an uncomfortable couple of hours sitting in the dark on the high side of our trawler watching the starboard side of the boat go down with the tide. We have been blown to the south side of the river in front of the house and still had enough depth.
    From now on we will anchor in front of the house!
    Jean Thomason

    We rode out a tropical storm about 6 1\2 years ago anchored off the plantation house and the sandbar. The storm was an early season storm that caught us off guard, forming and coming across Florida in 24 hours!! We weathered the storm fine; one boat drug anchor and re-anchored, another shredded their roller furled jib. Not a hurricane hole for sure!
    Larry Sherman

    Click Here To View the Eastern Florida Cruisers’ Net Anchorage Directory Listing For the Fort George River Anchorage

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  • Alligator Creek Anchorage, south of Fernandina, FL, AICW Statute Mile 726

    Alligator Creek Anchorage - Click for Chartview

    The entrance to Alligator Creek Anchorages lies north-northeast of the ICW’s unlighted daybeacon #36. The two recommended locations are above and below the mouth of Alligator Creek.

    Anchored here on 4/13/13. Entered and exited by the south end. Came in near low tide and bounced twice. Have anchored here last year also and find holding is good. Current is not too bad and protection is good. Waited in morning for rising tide, no problem leaving. Would rate it a 3 because of the problems entering at a lower tide.
    Has Royer s/v Skye

    Anchored here last week to await next day high tide at Amelia River “1″
    Entered at half tide (range was 7.1 ft) with 5.5 ft draft strongly favoring R”36″ and going mid-creek after that to the southern spot. Lowest reading was 12 feet (~8.5 ft at low water). Water ebb/flood out/in western leg did not come beyond center line of lower creek so we favored eastern side when anchoring. Otherwise it would be a bit swirly.
    Speedboat traffic short cutting the oxbow makes it rolly here. Definitely need a low level anchor light that illuminates the boat — background lights in the trees on Amelia City side confuse the picture.
    Chris and Janet

    Click Here To View the Eastern Florida Cruisers’ Net Anchorage Directory Listing For Alligator Creek Anchorage

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  • Praise for Fernandina Harbor Marina, Fernandina, FL, AICW Statute Mile 716

    Fernandina Harbor Marina - Click for Chartview

    Fernandina Harbor Marina is a very special place being in the very heart of one of the nicest communities on the east coast – it’s one of our favorite harbors! If you haven’t visited Fernandina, you are missing a real treat. My family has been vacationing in Fernandina for more than 50 years and it gets better every year, as Chris and Janet attest.

    We hadn’t expected to stay here. Life intervened, and we found it necessary to do so. We encountered a generosity of spirit at this marina we will be talking about for years to come. The crew there are special people.
    The facility is also excellent and well maintained.
    We loved the small town atmosphere with all the services one would expect in a much larger place. We could imagine living here. We will be shifting our cruising schedule to do our provisioning here in the Fernandina-Yulee area instead of Jacksonville Beach from now on.
    Chris and Janet

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s Eastern Florida Marina Directory Listing For Fernandina Harbor Marina

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  • Fernandina Harbor Marina and Fernandina Beach Dining (Statute Mile 831)

     We share Cap’n H’s enthusiasm for downtown Fernandina Beach, Florida. The dining and shopping possibilities are many and deliciously varied. Have not yet given Joe’s 2nd Street Bistro a try, but will have to correct that oversight SOON!

    Guys,
    We just finished our two day layover at Fernandina Beach before continuing north.
    Everyone here is so friendly both around the harbor marina and the town.
    Most notable was a simply superior dinner to anything I have experienced in many years. Joe’s 2nd Street Bistro should be on every boaters must do list here. Only two blocks off the harbor marina, the staff, service and food outshine anything in recent memory.
    We tried the gumbo and the loaded potato soup for appetizers which were perfect with the fresh homemade bread and olive oil and cracked pepper.
    The 14 oz blackened rib-eye was beyond description in its perfection and flavor. The potatoes were superb as was the vegetable medley. The vegetables were cooked to the perfect degree of doneness, not mushy and yet not hard.
    If you never stop anywhere else, make it here!.
    Cap’n H

    We agree. Due to this posting we have been to joes bistro twice and are going there again today. The food is great, the decor is very nice, above what you would expect. The lunch menu runs until three pm and is a great value. And the food is really good.
    Dave Bell

    We’ve been there [Joe's Bistro] twice and love it!
    Bill

    Click Here To View the Eastern Florida Cruisers’ Net Marina Directory Listing For Fernandina Harbor Marina

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  • Another Report of Shoaling South of Fernandina Beach, AICW Statute Miles 717 – 720

    Amelia River - Click for Chartview

    The stretch of the Amelia River area north of Kingsley Creek and Kingsley Creek Railway Bridge, aka Shave Bridge, which crosses the Waterway at Statute Mile 721, has had numerous reports of shoaling in the past. Cruisers’ Net has had a Navigation Alert here for some time. See link below.
    Keep to green side of ICW north of Shave Bridge all the way up to the curve that takes you to the Rayonier Paper mill, just south of Fernandina. Shoaling to the west.
    Joe Blanchard

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To A “Navigation Alert” Position on the AICW/Amelia River

  • Fort George River Anchorage (Statute Mile 735)

    On 4/22/13, as part of a NE Florida – Georgia Wish List, we posed the following question:

    Statute Mile 735 – Anyone anchor on Fort George River north of marker #73 this spring? What depths did you discover when entering? Did you anchor in sight of Kingsley Plantation? Did you dinghy ashore and take the tour? If so, what were your impressions?

    Responses follow:

    Stayed here 4 16 13, easy in and out, good depths, not great wind protection , but we held fine.
    Greg and Donna
    on Lady in Red

    Click Here To View the Eastern Florida Cruisers’ Net Anchorage Directory Listing For the Fort George River Anchorage

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  • Sisters Creek/AICW Shoaling (Statute Mile 735)

    On 4/22/13, as part of a NE Florida – Georgia Wish List, we posed the following question:

    Statute Mile 735 – Shallow depths have been reported on the Sisters Creek portion of the AICW, north of the Waterway’s intersection with the St. Johns River, and hard by marker #73. Anyone note shoal waer along this stretch?

    Responses follow:

    We saw no significant shoaling when we came thru recently
    John Winter

    I draw 4.5 feet. No problems that I noticed early 2013.
    Raymond W. Smith
    “Fire Dog”

    WE just came thru Sisters Creek at mid tide and had no problems with water depths. Not certain what the depths were but they had to be better then 8 feet or we would have noted a MLW depth.
    John Holmes

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of the Reported Shoaling on Sisters Creek Near Marker #73

  • Amelia Island Yacht Basin (Statute Mile 720.5)

    Amelia Island Yacht Basin - Marina and Boat Yard - Amelia Island FloridaOn 4/22/13, as part of a NE Florida – Georgia Wish List, we posed the following question:

    Statute Mile 720.5 – Anyone spend a night or two at Amelia Island Yacht Basin, just north of the Kingsley Creek Bridges? What entrance depths did you discover? What were your overall impressions of this marina?

    Responses follow:

    It is shallow going in and if you draw over 5′, then check it out. We loved the place, first time we stayed there ever. Owner is on top of things. If you go to fuel dock in a larger boat (say 45′+) and there is another boat tied up to the face dock as you enter, and the wind is blowing, be aware that turning around can be difficult. Fortunately there is no current. Price is a little high, but this place is first class.
    John Winter

    We visited the Amelia Island Yacht Basin in the spring of 2010. The entrance depths were 3.5 to 4.0 ft at MLW. The marina was nothing to write home about, but adequate with nice people. Amelia Island was fun exploring via auto.
    Terry Bieker

    Stayed there in November. First class! Jeff and his crew were professional and helpful and the marina was clean and neat. Good restaurant on site, clean laundry and fuel. I had five feet at low tide in the entry channel.
    Jeff Moore

    Amelia Island Yacht Basin, there is a sill at the entrance that at low tide is less than two feet. The entrance channel is no deeper than 5.5 at mean high water. The marina has a ship’s store that is stocked by West Marine and their diesel fuel has an anti foaming agent that facilitates fueling. Management is friendly but water depth is the main problem. There is a small grill on the property but anything more is at least ½ mile away.
    Joe Blanchard

    Spent 1 night 2 years ago – friendly, helpful staff. Nice docks. Walking distance to great crab place. Entrance channel was very shallow, but we were there at an exceptionally low tide.
    John Wild

    Click Here To View the Eastern Florida Cruisers’ Net Marina Directory Listing For Amelia Island Yacht Basin

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  • Fernandina Harbor Marina and Fernandina Beach Dining (Statute Mile 716.5)

    On 4/22/13, as part of a NE Florida – Georgia Wish List, we posed the following question:

    18. Statute Mile 716.5 – Those of you who docked overnight, or longer, at Fernandina Harbor Marina, please give us your impressions of this marina. Is it still the case that adequate depths are only found along the outermost pier? Did you dine ashore? If so, please give us some dining recommendations for downtown Fernandina Beach.

    Responses follow:

    I spent a month at the city marina 2 years ago and really liked it. I Was on an inside slip with 5′ foot draft and no problems. The town of Fernandina has good restaurants, pubs a plenty, shops, and fresh shrimp off the boats.The only problem is the air get foul from the cardboard plants during inversions. Its very convienent to a class A inlet to the Ocean.
    Bill Owens
    S/v snow goose

    They removed the inner docks [while they] were dredging when we were there last month. Should be finished by now. You may want to give them a call and get the details. Cheap fuel is still availabel next door at Consolidated. Just remember they close on weekends.
    John Winter

    We Spent two weeks at FHM for the MTOA Rendevous. We were at an inside dock (#34) and found 5ft at low tide. I believe that they did some dredging earlier this year to alleviate the depth problems. We ate at Le Clos, a French restaurant which was excellent. Also at Lulu’s at the Thompson House, also excellent. Had lunch at the 4th Street Deli & Dessert. Their sandwiches are simply great. Lots of excellent places to dine in this very friendly boaters town.
    Werner Steuernagel;
    “It’s About Time”
    35ft PT Trawler

    We stayed at Fernandina Harbor marina for one night in December 2012. Our experience this time wasn’t as good as last time because they asked us to dock on the inside of the face dock. We had a difficult time backing out of there since the current is very strong and we were pinned between 2 boats. I had asked if it was easy to get in and out of there and they said ‘sure’. NOT!!
    The face dock had plenty of room and the weather wasn’t bad. I don’t know why they made us go inside but I made a big note to specifically ask for the outside if we ever go back.
    We had dinner at Pablo’s. It wasn’t as good as the last time we were there (at their old location.) We would try someplace else next
    time. The seafood place (Atlantic Seafood) right next to the marina is a great place to get fresh shrimp right off the boats!
    Harriet Hardy
    sv Moondance

    Claiborne,
    We were at Fernandina Harbor Marina starting on March 22, 2013 for a 5 night stay as we work our way from Marathon back to our VA base on our 37′ sailboat. This town is a good base to shuttle crew back and forth to Jacksonville airport. For this visit we took an inside slip rather than the inside of the face dock as we have done in the past. They have a reduced rate for the inside slips. I was not sure if we would be able to get an inside slip since dredging of the inside area was underway when I initially called and it was delayed due to high winds. They had finished the dredging just before we arrived. Our slip showed a depth of 6′ at low during our visit which is fine since we draw only 4.5′. As usual the dock help here was excellent, at the slip before we arrived and skilled in handling the lines. FYI – you do not want to be on the outside of the long face dock in unsettled weather with West wind, they generally save this space for the larger (>50′) vessels and on the inside you will sleep much better.
    Fernandina is a great stop on the waterway, such a relieve from some of the congestion of FL. We once again visited our favorite upscale restaurant in town, Espana, with wonderful Spanish food. It is very popular with locals, so call or use Open Table for a reservation. We discovered a new Italian restaurant in town, Arte Pizza on 109 N 3rd St a few blocks off the main drag, where we had a great pie and wonderful salad. While there we met three generations of the Italian family who have moved here from New York to open this place. It is
    currently on the small side and very busy, but nevertheless everyone was hustling and the good food kept coming out. They have an addition under construction.
    We love to cook local seafood on board so this is the perfect place to stock up. There is a fresh fish market right at the marina where locals pull up and unload some of their catch to the owner. We left this time with snapper and shrimp, while on past visits have left with soft shell crabs and blue crab meat to make our own crab cakes. Another favorite spot is the book store a few blocks up the
    main drag on the righthand side run by a very knowledgeable woman with respect to local lore, including historical fiction, fiction, and history of the area. We have read much now on Cumberland Island, Jekyll Island, American Beach on Amelia and more all from this store. Just up the block from the bookstore is a locally made fudge shop with ice cream as well. It was awarded 5 Stars by our 6 year old grandson.
    Also of interest for readers of this site, we did stop here on our way south in 2012 to acquire our FL Sojourner’s permit at the courthouse. Only one woman on the staff was familiar with doing this. We had printed the form out in advance based on info found on this site. We have a US Coast Guard documented vessel without a state registration since VA does not require one. We had a copy of the
    CG paperwork with us. She asked about the lack of state registration, but when we explained VA does not require it – “no problem” and issued us a sticker for $82.75 Reg. Tax and $2.75 County Fee.
    Harry Burns
    S/V Two for the Roads

    Stayed dockside 25-26 March. Windy so staff placed us inside at the second dock back from the facing dock. We draw 4.5′ and had no difficulty. Marina staff very helpful. Arrived after 5PM and with foul weather we dined onboard. Shower and laundry facilites were very good and only a short walk away.
    Tom Callan
    o/b Great Escape
    53 DeFever POC

    Fernandina Beach Harbor Marina. WiFi weak but plans are underway for a significant improvement. Salty Pelican in located on the waterfront just north of Center St (main street) great place for sailors. Keep to green side of ICW north of Shave Bridge all the way up to the curve that takes you to the Rayonier Paper mill, just south of Fernandina. Shoaling to the west.
    Joe Blanchard

    Just spent a week there, great marina and the staff does an excellent job of making you feel welcome. We were on D dock back almost to the dinghy dock area and had depths of 4+ ft even at low tide.
    A couple of great dinning recommendations:
    1. The Happy Tomato, located just down the side street by the ice cream/fudge shop. They smoke their own ribs right on site and rank right up there with the best I’ve had anywhere.
    2. Peppers Mexican just a little further up Center St has a wide variety of selections, all reasonably priced, on their menu. Good food and quick service.
    There is also a fabulous bicycle shop there. At the top of Center St on the right behind a burger place. Bikes take a beating from the salt traveling the ICW and ours were no exception. We took advantage of his advertised “tune up special” and were very pleased. Full check up, lube the crank bearings, new pedals on one and new ft bearings on the other all for less than 70 bucks.
    Fernandina Harbor Marina is always a happy stop for us when cruising.
    David Doyle

    Favorite! Best staff. Has been dredged – plenty of water inside face dock. Bretts Waterway, plenty downtown.
    John Wild

    Click Here To View the Eastern Florida Cruisers’ Net Marina Directory Listing For Fernandina Harbor Marina

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  • Great Pizza in Fernandina Beach (Statute Mile 716.5)

    Mmmmmm! Fernandina Beach has never been short of good dining possibilities, but this is one I have not heretofore tried. Will make up for that oversight ASAP, as should all cruisers!

    Arte’s Pizza [109 N 3rd St, 904-277-1515]. A block or so north of the main street. Not your normal pizza place, but much more. Food was good.
    Moonstruck

    Click Here To View the Eastern Florida Cruisers’ Net Marina Directory Listing For Fernandina Harbor Marina

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  • Amelia Island Yacht Basin (St. M. 720.5) Offers SUPER Winter Into Spring, 2013 DOCKAGE DEALS FOR SSECN USERS

     Amelia Island Yacht Basin - Marina and Boat Yard - Amelia Island FloridaThe entrance channel leading to Amelia Island Yacht Basin (A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR), cuts into the AICW’s eastern flank, immediately north of the Kingsley Creek Railway Bridge, and just south of Waterway marker #13 (and the principal Fernandina Beach waterfront)!
    These good people are offering a SUPER TRANSIENT DOCKAGE DEAL for the spring, 2013 transient season! PAY FOR ONE NIGHT’S DOCKAGE, AND GET A SECOND NIGHT FREE

    AND, ONLY FOR THOSE WHO MENTION THEY SAW THIS SPECIAL OFFER ON THE SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET, GET A 20% DISCOUNT FOR YOUR FIRST NIGHT’S STAY, WHILE STILL GETTING YOUR SECOND NIGHT ABSOLUTELY FREE! HOW’S THAT FOR A DEAL!!!

    This offer is effective as of 3/1/13, and is valid until 5/31/13!
    So, drop by, spend a night or two at this excellent facility, and DON’T FORGET TO MENTION THAT YOU SAW THIS SPECIAL OFFER ON THE SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET!!!

    Click Here To View the Eastern Florida Cruisers’ Net Marina Directory Listing For Amelia Island Yacht Basin

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Amelia Island Yacht Basin

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