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  • Announcement: All Georgia Cruising News

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    Below, you will discover our COMPLETE listing of Georgia cruising news/postings from fellow cruisers, arranged in chronological order, based on publication date. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO NARROW YOUR SELECTION of GA cruising news to those messages which pertain to a specific geographic sub-region, locate the RED, vertically stacked menu, on the right side of this, and all Cruisers’ Net pages. Click on “Georgia.” A drop down menu will appear, with a blue background, Now, click on “GA Regional Cruising News.” A sub-drop-down menu will now appear, listing 4 Georgia geographic sub-regions. Select your waters of interest, and after clicking on your choice, a list of messages will appear, confined to the sub-region you have picked!

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    Light Blue Background Denotes Postings Concerned with “AICW Problem Stretches”
  • Good Words for Walburg Creek Anchorage, off the AICW at Statute Mile 619N or 623.5S

    Walburg Creek shapes the east side of Walburg Island and the Waterway lies on the west side. Good depths and great beach combing. My young daughters always called the beach spooky because of the skeletal trees and dense forest to the east! While the creek has both a northern and southern entrance from the AICW, we prefer the northern passage, though there is still an unmarked shoal northwest of Middle Ground in St. Catherine’s Sound which must be bypassed. Our thanks to Skipper Lombardi for this report posted on AGLCA’s Forum.

    Walburg River, St. Catherines Is,
    This is also called the Graveyard of Trees as the island is moving south. We anchored in the north end of Walburg Creek by the beach. Fabulous beach, great walk among the “stranded” hardwood trees on the beach, and dog friendly. Public is limited to the beach area on the north side. It is a popular beach spot for folks from the area, so I would avoid the week ends. Weekdays are good.
    We anchored in the current and had great holding. Lots of boats seem to go down to the dock that you cannot use. We didn’t notice any difference in current or wind down there. This area is boot camp for bugs, so bring your
    No Natz. You might get lucky and see some of the Lemurs on the island, so look up.
    Corinne Lombardi

    Click Here To View the Georgia Anchorage Cruisers’ Net Anchorage Directory Listing For the Walburg Creek Anchorage

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  • Fender Repairs at Causton Bluff Bascule Bridge, AICW Statute Mile 580

    With a closed vertical clearance of 21 feet, the Causton Bluff – Sam Varnedoe Bridge crosses the Waterway at Statute Mile 580.

    GEORGIA – ATLANTIC INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY – SAVANNAH RIVER – ST SIMONS SOUND – WILMINGTON RIVER – CAUSTON BLUFF (ISLANDS EXPRESSWAY) BRIDGE: Fender Repairs.
    R.L. Morrison and Sons, Incorporated has advised the Coast Guard that they will be working on the Causton Bluff/Islands Expressway Bridge Fender System across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Savannah, Georgia from May 1 through July 1, 2015 between the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily. A barge will be next to the fender system restricting the waterway. Vessels requiring an unrestricted channel are requested to contract the bridge tender at least one hour prior to passing through this bridge. Chart 11507 LNM: 14/15

    Click Here To View the Georgia Cruisers’ Net Bridge Directory Listing For Causton Bluff – Sam Varnedoe Bridge

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    32 03.729 North/081 01.794 W

  • Good Fuel Prices Reported at Ocean Petroleum Company on the East River, near AICW Statute Mile 676, Brunswick, GA

    Ocean Petroleum Company is a very popular fueling stop in Brunswick, GA, whose fuel rate we regularly report in our “Georgia Fuel Prices” (http://cruisersnet.net/?p=91034). They are located on Bay Street on the eastern side of East River, just off the Brunswick River. Brunswick Landing Marina lies just a bit farther upstream on Academy Creek.

    We just fueled up on Friday, 4-3. We went to Ocean Petroleum in Brunswick, GA. Cash/check price was 2.32 / gal. It’s located just towards the Sidney Lanier bridge from the Brunswick Landing Marina. If not going to or from the marina it’s about a 4 mile side trip off the AICW. I asked how the prices were so good and was told it’s because they are a distributor – so think their prices would always be very competitive.
    Phil Whitney
    m/v Y Knot

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Ocean Petroleum

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

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Brunswick Landing Marina

  • Six Atlantic Coast Sites Scheduled for NOAA Surveys in 2015

    Of the six Atlantic coast survey sites, the Charleston and Savannah surveys will obviously be of special interest to SSECN!

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    NOAA targets busy coastal areas for hydro surveys
    NOAA survey ships are scheduled to survey nearly 1,800 square nautical miles in the U.S. coastal waters of the lower 48 states this year, collecting data that will update nautical charts for navigation and other uses.
    The Office of Coast Survey will manage the surveys that measure water depths and collect ocean floor data for charting, identifying navigational hazards, informing wind farm decisions, mapping fish habitats, and assisting with coastal resilience. Check the useful story map, 2015 Hydrographic Survey Projects, for the survey outlines and more information. We will update the map as weather and operational constraints dictate.

    Briefly, this year’s 13 NOAA hydrographic survey projects are:
    Gulf of Maine, where chart soundings in heavily trafficked and fished areas are decades old and need updating for navigational safety
    Buzzards Bay (Massachusetts and Rhode Island), where increased use of deeper-draft double-hull barges – and possible installation of marine transmission cable routes and wind energy development — requires updated soundings
    Rhode Island Sound, where the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has identified a wind energy lease area
    Approaches to Chesapeake (North Carolina), where charts of critical navigational areas need updating for navigation and to assist the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management manage windfarm activity
    Approaches to Charleston (South Carolina), where updated soundings will provide the correct under-keel clearance information for the expected transit of larger and deeper-draft ships
    Approaches to Savannah (Georgia), where the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project will increase the authorized depth of the harbor from 42 to 47 feet and updated soundings will provide the correct under-keel clearance information for the expected transit of larger and deeper-draft ships
    Chatham Strait (Alaska), where charts need to be updated for cruise liners, ferries, Coast Guard cutters, Navy vessels, tugs, and barges that use this waterway on a regular basis or when avoiding storms in the Gulf of Alaska
    Approaches to Kotzebue (Alaska), where deep-draft vessels have their cargo lightered to shore by shallow draft barges
    Point Hope (Alaska), where shipping traffic is increasing due to receding ice but charted soundings are sparse and date back to the 1960s
    West Prince of Wales Island (Alaska), where updated charts are needed by smaller vessels that use Televak Narrows as an alternate passage during foul weather
    Shumagin Islands (Alaska), where Coast Survey needs data to create a new, larger scale, nautical chart
    Port Clarence (Alaska), where Coast Survey needs data to create a new, larger scale, nautical chart
    South Arctic Reconnaissance Route, where trackline data will assist consideration of the U.S. Coast Guard’s proposed Bering Strait Port Access Route Study
    North Coast of Kodiak Island, where we need to update charts for Kodiak’s large fishing fleet and increasing levels of passenger vessel traffic.

  • Still More Praise for Brunswick Landing Marina, off AICW Statute Mile 680

    Skippers Golden and Walker join the list of satisfied customers at Brunswick Landing Marina, a very popular facility with long term resident cruisers and many positive comments from your fellow boaters. BLM sits well off the direct path of the AICW, flanking the eastern banks of Academy Creek off Brunswick River, near the heart of downtown Brunswick, Georgia.

    It was a very pleasant experience to return to Brunswick Landing Marina after an absence of several years due to illness and varying travel plans. Shelley is still a remarkable dock manager with a great memory of her customers, their likes, must haves and dis-likes. The lounge and laundry areas were meticulously clean. We really enjoyed the fresh produce at the Farmers Market on Saturday morning before we left to push north on the ICW. Although the Cap’n enjoyed his hike to the West Marine and grocery store and a local family gave him and his packages a ride back to the marina, a courtesy car (even one we had to donate to for the convenience and the fuel) would have been handy. Unfortunately we did have to miss the local restaurants this time due to having the newest member of our crew on board – Mocha is a GoldenDoodle pup and at 9 months is still mischievious enough to not be left aboard alone. We definitely will return and will tell all our boating friends about the good experience at Brunswick Landing.
    Forest Golden and Susan Walker

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

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  • AIWA Winter Newsletter

    Because these are our home waters, SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’NET is especially proud to be a member of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway Association and of supporting their invaluable work. If you are a cruiser of “The Ditch” you will want to join in support of the AIWA.

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  • Proposed Space Launch Sites on Cumberland Island, AICW Statute Mile 695

    This article by Emily Heglund in the Tribune and Georgian does not discuss the impact of the proposed launch sites on the Intracoastal Waterway which parallels the west side of Cumberland Island and, as Skipper Long suggests, the possibility of Waterway closures during each launch seems very real. As shown in the map below, the site of the spaceport would be on the western shore of the Waterway south of St. Andrew Sound. Cumberland Island is a barrier island and noted as one of the most spectacular natural habitats in the Northern Hemisphere. It is hard to see how such a habitat with its wild horses and native wildlife could be preserved with launch corridors at both north and south ends of the Island. If you have further information into this turn of events, let us hear from you.

    Camden spaceport could be ‘turning point’ for Ga.
    by Emily Heglund
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    Camden County residents could see the first ever launch from a local spaceport as soon as 2018.

    But that’s only if the community can stay focused on the process of bringing a spaceport to the area, according to county administrator Steve Howard.

    The idea that two years ago seemed outlandish to some is quickly gaining momentum as Howard and other county leaders work toward a purchase agreement with the two landowners who currently hold the proposed 11,000-acre site at the east end of Harrietts Bluff Road. The land has already served as the site of the Thiokol chemical corporation and, most recently, of Bayer CropScience.

    On Tuesday morning, Howard and Georgia Tech professor and space expert Dr. Robert Braun addressed the Camden Roundtable, a non-partisan citizens group dedicated to furthering community discussion and participation.

    Braun said Georgia could leverage the skills of its already-thriving aeronautics industry to aid the setup of a spaceport in Camden.

    Click here for the full article.

    This could have terrible impacts on Cumberland Island and result in frequent waterway closures.
    Roger Long

    I believe it would actually be across from Cumberland Island on Floyd Creek near marker A31 N30 56.034 W81 30.643. We passed the abandoned industrial site when we took the inside route. Still the impacts on the island and waterway would be severe as the flightpath would be over both.
    The “protector” of Cumberland Island, Carol Ruckdeschel, who we saw briefly but didn’t get a chance to talk to is a very interesting person known as the “Wildest Woman in America”. Her biography is titled “Untamed”. Her web site is: http://www.wildcumberland.org. She is someone you should definitely touch base with if you want to look into this further.
    BTW Floyd Creek is an excellent alternative to getting beat up out in the sound although another mid rising tide only passage for most boats.
    Roger Long

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of the Proposed Spaceport

  • Report from Problem Stretch Little Mud River, AICW Statute Mile 655

    This AICW Problem Stretch lies some 21 statute miles north of Brunswick, GA and SSECN recommends navigating this stretch at mid to high tide only. By turning on the ARGUS feature of the attached chart, the thinnest water shows around Mile 655, just north of where Little Mud joins the Altamaha. As you plan for your northward migration, please remember to use ARGUS to guide your through these Problem Stretches. Our thanks to Slipper Wilreker for this report.

    Is there a description on transiting the Little Mud River. When I went through the on the 6th I was following a trawler that had a draft of 4.5 feet (same as my sailboat) and there were a few times I thought I was plowing and not boating. Good thing the bottom is loose mud. It was close to low tide at the time. We both made it through – just a little tense. BTW, that river is well named. The mud looked thick enough that my boat may have been sitting higher in the water because of the change in the water’s density!
    Vic and Elaine Wilreker

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s “AICW Problem Stretches” Listing For Little Mud River

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To This AICW Problem Stretch

  • More Good Words for Isle of Hope Marina, Savannah, GA, AICW Statute Mile 590

    A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR!, Isle of Hope Marina lies along the northwestern shores of the Waterway in the body of a hairpin turn northwest of AICW marker #46A.

    Loved this marina! Our first visit here, but will not be our last. Very friendly and helpful – loved the little town and Driftaway Cafe. Be careful to check operating hours, however. They were closed upon our arrival – we had made reservations on line and I had my home phone on contact so they were not able to let me know. Only tiny thing to say could use improvement is washer/dryer needs updating and the free roaming of a dog (boxer) who belongs to a marina resident.
    Ann Bearden

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s Georgia Marina Directory Listing For Isle of Hope Marina

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  • Another Good Visit to Darien, GA, off AICW Statute Mile 651.5

    Darien City Docks lie along the northern banks of the Darien River, hard by the charted 31-foot fixed bridge, in the heart of downtown Darien, which is 7 nautical miles off the AICW via the fully marked Darien River Channel, featuring minimum 14 foot depths. Recent repairs to the docks add to the attractiveness of this lovely river port.

    Found plenty of water on the Darien river. Chose to dock here to wait for tide to transit Little Mud creek. It is 7 miles up the river, but was more than worth it. Free dock with electric – only 30amp – David the volunteer dockmaster was very friendly and helpful. dinner at Skippers was great and the best Key Lime pie ever!
    Ann Bearden

    Click Here To View the Georgia Cruisers’ Net Marina Directory Listing For Darien City Docks

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Darien City Docks

  • High Praises for Brunswick Landing Marina, off AICW Statute Mile 680

    Skippers Wilson and Simmons join the chorus of satisfied customers at Brunswick Landing Marina, a very popular facility with long term resident cruisers and many positive comments from your fellow boaters. BLM sits well off the direct path of the AICW, flanking the eastern banks of Academy Creek off Brunswick River, near the heart of downtown Brunswick, Georgia.

    Brunswick Landing is by far one of the finest marinas on the East Coast. Whether it’s for a night, or long-term. The staff and facilities are top notch and the boating community that gathers is a fun group. We have called BLM our home for over 12 years, and as we return each season from cruising, they know us, they know our slip and they welcome us with open arms. It is at the top of our recommended list of home port marinas.
    Robert Wilson

    We have spent the last 5 or 6 summer and fall seasons at Brunswick Landing and have found it to be a wonderful experience. As with many places we have stayed, the people, manager, dock office and cruisers alike make the difference. The new manager has been instrumental in completing the new boaters lounge that is second to none as well as working to restore the yard’s reputation. Proximity to downtown Brunswick, St. Simon Island and Jekyll Island provide much to see and do.
    The marina is well protected and provides good access to both the ocean and ICW.
    S/V Dream Chaser Morgan 41OI
    Don and Anne Simmons

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

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Brunswick Landing Marina

  • Local Report on Cumberland Dividings, AICW Problem Stretch, Statute Mile 704

    Skipper Reeves cruises out of Jekyll Harbor Marina, A SSECN SPONSOR, and always provides us with reliable local knowledge about problem stretches in his area. Cumberland Dividings, south of Jekyll Island, is a perennially shifting channel that has moved away from your chartplotter’s magenta line.

    Here Garmin shows the track going into the marsh. The dividings are a easy to navigate IF you follow the Reds and not the thin magenta line on your GPS.
    Sonny Reeves

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s “AICW Problem Stretches” Listing For the Cumberland Dividings

    Click Chartlet Below To Open A Chart View Windows Zoomed to the Location of This AICW Problem Stretch”

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s Georgia Marina Directory Listing For Jekyll Harbor Marina

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Jekyll Harbor Marina

  • ACOE Dive Operations, Savannah River, off AICW Statute Mile 576

    These dive operations are west of the Savannah River/Waterway intersection and should be of concern to cruisers visiting downtown Savannah.

    GEORGIA – SAVANNAH RIVER – OGLETHORPE RANGE: ACOE, DIVE OPS
    The Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) will be conducting dive operations in the area of Barnwell Island Flats Lighted Buoy 52A on the Savannah River, Savannah, GA. This operation will be carried out at various times during daylight hours, 7 days a week, beginning January 9, 2015 and ending in June of 2015. Mariners are urged to exercise caution and transit at their slowest safe speed while transiting this area. For further information, contact the U.S. Coast Guard at (912) 247-0073. Chart 11514 LNM: 02/15

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Barnwell Island Flats

  • More on Depths at Hell Gate, AICW Problem Stretch, Statute Mile 602

    The Waterway follows a short and narrow, man-made canal known as Hell Gate between the Vernon and Ogeechee Rivers. These waters have been an “AICW Problem Stretch” for years and mid to high tide is recommended for vessels drawing 5ft or more.

    Today, Jan. 5th 2015 went thru Hell Gate at 14:00. Found only 2.7 feet at low tide. Very shallow, luckily my PDQ 34 power cat made it.
    Sailors be aware!
    Reiner Zeppenfeld

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s “AICW Problem Stretches” Listing For Hell Gate

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To This AICW Problem Stretch

  • A Good Visit to Darien, GA, off AICW Statute Mile 651.5

    Darien City Docks lie along the northern banks of the Darien River, hard by the charted 31-foot fixed bridge, in the heart of downtown Darien, which is 7 nautical miles off the AICW via the fully marked Darien River Channel, featuring minimum 14 foot depths. Recent repairs to the docks add to the attractiveness of this lovely river port.

    We just spent a couple days on the town dock in Darien GA. We were greeted by the most friendly dock master David. Darien had been on our list of places to visit for quite some time. We highly recommend this side trip – about 6 miles off the ICW. This town is very boater friendly and the people were welcoming. They have a great coffee shop Blondies, one block from the marina. We also received a complimentary glass of wine one night while visiting the Waterfront Wine & Gourmet, who also had live entertainment and a great wine selection. We are some if the best shrimp we’ve tasted at B&J Seafood. We visited King George Fort and the Rice Plantation. Well worth a visit. A must do!
    Ron & Tina Main
    Sea Gypsy

    Click Here To View the Georgia Cruisers’ Net Marina Directory Listing For Darien City Docks

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Darien City Docks

  • Advice on Jekyll Creek, AICW Problem Stretch, Statute Mile 683

    We are receiving regular reports of shallow water and groundings in Jekyll Creek, a perennial trouble spot. SSECN recommends extra care and mid to high tide only for this passage. See Navigation Alert   from October.  Markers 19 and 20A are on the north side of the Hwy 520 fixed bridge. Ours thanks to Skipper Reeves who keeps us posted on all things Jekyll! Jekyll Creek is home to Jekyll Harbor Marina, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR!

    First pic G19 is circled and sailboat is heading South. Second pic Sailboat is clear of 19 by staying 40 ft of marker. The channel is very narrow and the sand/mud bar is moving East into channel.
    Hope this helps as many are swinging wide and running aground. Hug the East bank & line up on next marker.
    Call the marina for local knowledge or Boat US
    Seeya,
    Sonny Reeves
    The Office

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    Sailboat at Green 19

    Sailboat at Green 19

    And then, there is this strange advice from a tow boat captain:

    While in Jekyll Creek in July this year with our 6′ draft sailboat, I called Boat US to ask about areas to watch for. I thought they were supposed to be a resource. The guy who I spoke with told me that I shouldn’t worry, he takes 6′ draft boats all up and down that stretch of the ICW and I should just stay in the middle of the channel. When I told him that sometimes the middle of the channel isn’t always obvious, he said that I should travel at low tide so as to be able to see it! Counter intuitive for a sailboat!
    Joni Goodman

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s “AICW Problem Stretches” Listing For Jekyll Creek

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To This AICW Problem Stretch

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s Georgia Marina Directory Listing For Jekyll Harbor Marina

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Jekyll Harbor Marina

  • Tall Masts: Use Caution at Torras Causeway Bridge, AICW Statute Mile 674

    Skipper Dammeyer offers good advice concerning air clearance on fixed bridges: check local knowledge. Several factors – tide, wind, excessive rainfall – can affect clearance above the water surface and height boards may not always be accurate. The F. J. Torras Causeway, Mackay River Bridge crosses the ICW at Statute Mile 674, south of unlighted daybeacon #242.

    Larry
    At MM 674.5 we arrived at the Torras Causeway Bridge about an hour before High Tide to find the South Bound bridge board missing. A trawler reported that the N.B. Bridge Board read only 63′ so we circled with our 63′ 10″ air draft and went sight seeing for three hours.
    When we finally went through the N.B. Board read 65′. The dock crew at Morningstar said there had been some confusion over clearance as one
    of the boards had slipped, but we are not clear as to which one. Tall masts are advised to check local knowledge if approaching at or near high tide. We’ve waited for tide to fall at this bridge on previous trips.

    Rick Dammeyer
    Promise
    Catalina 445

    31 10.282 North/081 25.494 West

  • More Shallow Water Reported at Hell Gate, AICW Problem Stretch, Statute Mile 602

     Panoramic View of the Sunbury Harbor  Relaxed Laid-Back Atmosphere Fresh Steamed Blue Crabs caught Daily Homemade Crab Cakes and Crab StewRestaurant offers a Full-Service BarSunday Home-Cooking LunchThe AICW follows the short and narrow, man-made canal known as Hell Gate between the Vernon and Ogeechee Rivers. These waters have been an “AICW Problem Stretch” for years and mid to high tide is recommended for vessels drawing 5ft or more.

    SSECN is glad to hear that Skipper Dammeyer and our friends, the Salemnos, stopped at Sunbury Crab Company Marina, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR! which lies along the western shores of the Medway River, on the charted Sunbury Channel, north of Dickinson Creek

    Larry,
    We passed through Hell Gate this morning about 2 1/2 hours after low. Favoring green 89 by about a boat length we saw 6 1/2 to 7′ for just a few yards and then the water deepened again. On the way in I tried to cut behind the shoal at the Northern approach as marked on the chart, but the water went to 8′ and less, so I turned around,
    went back to the river and made the turn just before the north green in plenty of water. This seemed to be consistent
    with what boats in front of me were reporting.
    Rick
    PS we just tied up with Carmen and Cathy at Sunbury Crab.

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s “AICW Problem Stretches” Listing For Hell Gate

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To This AICW Problem Stretch

  • Upgrades at Jekyll Harbor Marina, AICW Statute Mile 684.5

    Jekyll Harbor Marina, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR!, lies along the easterly banks of the AICW’s passage through Jekyll Creek, immediately south of the 65-foot fixed bridge. All Waterway cruisers, north or southbound, will pass Jekyll Harbor Marina. Our thanks to Sonny Reeves for bringing us this good news from Jekyll Harbor Marina. Those golf carts will be perfect for Jekyll touring!

    Hi Capt Larry,
    The dockmaster Scott Todd @ Jekyll Harbor Marina has worked hard with the owners to get two golf carts for boaters to use on the island. These are excellent vehicles to visit the Historic district and the shopping center on the island.
    In addition a new set of washer and dryers are now in our renovated laundry room. The Showers have been tiled and updated. Very nice and just in time for South bound cruisers to stop over on Georgia’s Jekyll Island. With 30 miles of bike trails you can ride one of the marina’s free and new bicycles to the beach, the forest or river view trails in safety off the roads.Enjoy!
    Sonny
    1 Harbor Rd
    Jekyll Island Georgia 31527

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    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s Georgia Marina Directory Listing For Jekyll Harbor Marina

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