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  • All Georgia Cruising News

    PLEASE CAREFULLY READ OUR DISCLAIMER!

    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!

    Yellow Background Denotes Navigation Alert Postings

    Light Blue Background Denotes Postings Concerned with “AICW Problem Stretches”
  • Warning! Missing Jekyll Creek Markers, AICW Statute Mile 683, 9/1/2014

    Markers 19 and 20A are on the north side of the Hwy 520 fixed bridge which is immediately north of Jekyll Harbor Marina, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR! Our thanks to Skipper Reeves for sending this warning to us!

    News: G19 and 20 A ICW markers are gone! Someone hit them, Barge? or ? and they are gone. Coast Guard is working to replace. In the mean time suggest that cruisers call Jekyll Harbor marina or Boat US for local knowledge.
    (912) 635-3137
    http://www.jekyllharbor.com
    Sonny Reeves

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

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  • IMPORTANT! Pre-Public Meetings Survey of Anchoring Rights

    Pursuant to the upcoming public meetings (http://cruisersnet.net/?p=143945) on anchoring rights and regulations in Vero Beach and Bradenton, FL, Mike Ahart of Waterway Guide sends our readers this Seven Seas Cruising Association survey. Please open the survey link and submit your opinions. It is critical that cruisers have a voice in these discussions, especially since so many of you are in northern waters during September.
    For well written and well thought out arguments from a landowner and boat owner, see Michael Bodin’s comments at http://cruisersnet.net/?p=143720

    The Seven Seas Cruising Association (SSCA) has created an online survey to gather thoughts and opinions on Florida anchoring rights and the process being undertaken to propose draft legislation to allow municipalities to restrict anchoring in the state public waters within their geographical boundaries. You do NOT need to be an SSCA member to take the survey, it doesn’t ask for your email address, and it takes only about 10 minutes. Here’s the link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SSCAANCHORING2014

    SSCA will be representing their membership and boaters in general at the upcoming meetings (Vero Beach, Sep. 3; Bradenton, Sep. 4). It has been working for years with the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), landowners, boaters, and legislators to come up with workable solutions to deal with anchored derelict, abandoned and long-term live-aboard boats without affecting cruising boats. SSCA helped immensely with the current FWC Anchoring & Mooring Pilot Program, and, whether you’re for or against it, excessive anchoring restrictions were mostly avoided by going through a thoughtful process, in my opinion. It could have been a lot worse.

    Now, for the “lot worse” – FWC seems to be under pressure from certain municipalities who did not participate in the Pilot Program, but want to restrict anchoring. In the July 2014 meeting, a framework for proposed draft legislation was established and will be further discussed at the upcoming meetings (a public comment period will follow). The proposed concepts for consideration and comment include no-anchoring zone distances from private waterfront property (300′ is noted) and public facilities – mooring fields, boat ramps, marinas, etc… – (150′ is noted), plus conditions that would exclude boats from being stored at anchor. (See http://www.waterwayguide.com/waterway-updates/news/GEN/4185/ALERT-Florida-anchoring-regulations-meetings-announced for details of the proposed concepts, plus more information about the two meetings in September.)

    If you are a Florida resident, please also let your legislators know how you feel about your freedom to anchor. If you are a cruiser anywhere and have not already, consider joining SSCA – it not only helps defend anchoring rights in Florida and practically everywhere else, it is a great gathering of local, coastal and world-wide cruisers with a lot of resources and events. But either way, please take the survey. Here’s the link again: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SSCAANCHORING2014

    Happy cruising!
    MikeA

    Mike Ahart, News Editor, Waterway Guide
    804-313-0274
    www.waterwayguide.com

  • Good Words for Manager and Crew at Brunswick Landing Marina, off AICW Statute Mile 680

    Brunswick Landing Marina, a very popular facility with long term resident cruisers, 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.

    I recently had Brunswick Landing Marina prepare for trucking across the country a 50′ cutter rigged sloop. Jim Hamrick the new General Manager and his crew did a excellent job in hauling and prepping this large and heavy vessel for shipping. I would certainly use this group again in the future. The yard is a little dusty being a dirt service but the crew is very knowledgeable and attentive.
    Stephen Millard
    s/v WindStar
    Liberty 49

    I asked Stephen to let us know how the shipping adventure went and this was his reply:

    Windstar made it all the way to Santa Barbara, CA in good shape. See attached photo leaving Brunswick GA.
    Stephen
    windstar

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

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  • Comments on the Report from the FWC Meeting in Tallahassee, July 22-23, 2014

    These discussions and future meetings are extremely important to cruisers who prefer anchoring to docking. Please note that the mention of derelicts, a major cause of the new regulations and a real issue for coastal communities, is not found in this report. The newly established mooring field program and other anchoring restrictions, intended to solve the derelict problem, have not worked in most cases and have, in fact, severely limited the rights of legitimate boaters.

    For an interesting Public Opinion Survey taken by the FWC, go to page 157 of a 220 page report at http://myfwc.com/media/2704721/FindingsRecommendations.pdf

    NOTE: For comments from a landowner/boat owner, see Michael Bodin’s remarks below. His contribution is lengthy, but well worth reading.

    FWC holds public meeting to discuss the future of anchoring regulations in Florida
    In response to increasing concerns between local governments and boaters related to anchoring in state waters within local jurisdictions, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) conducted a public meeting in Tallahassee on July 21-22, 2014, to discuss anchoring issues and potential ways forward to resolve the conflicts.
    Attended by interested persons representing the boating industry, resident and visiting boaters and local and state governments, the two-day meeting focused on complex issues.
    “Protecting the rights of people to use the waters kept in public trust by the state is very important,” said Lt. Colonel Jack Daugherty. “We all want to keep Florida a boater-friendly state and maintain that great part of the Florida lifestyle and economy. On the other hand, local governments have the duty to respond to the needs of their citizens. We are committed to a robust dialogue and to seeking balance between boating interests and local governments in an effort to identify points of consensus and to help resolve some of these issues.”
    This year, Florida’s Legislature extended the Anchoring and Mooring Pilot Program, which was authorized in 2009 to look for solutions to these problems, for three additional years in order to allow for more time to test various anchoring strategies and to engage stakeholders in exploring possible legislative solutions. During the public meeting, a framework for potential future anchoring legislation was discussed along with several draft regulatory provisions based on components of the pilot program, each aimed at solving or minimizing specific anchoring challenges.

    FWC staff will draft language based on comments from this meeting, distribute that language to interested parties and hold at least two additional public meetings to further refine a possible legislative proposal. Meeting notices and reference documents will be posted by mid-August on FWC’s Anchoring and Mooring web page, found at http://myfwc.com/boating/anchoring-mooring

    ********

    Those promoting anti-anchoring laws often use the argument that it is about eliminating derelict boats, but the reality is very different. For example, many of the laws exempt local boats that are stored–the vast majority of so-called “derelicts.” In some cases the laws have been pushed by local influential home owners who don’t want people anchored near their property, and in other cases they are pushed by marina and mooring field owners who want to force people to pay for using public waterways. The arguments about safety and derelicts are a smokescreen. Note that boats have broken loose from so-called safe moorings in places like St. Augustine, and yet users must sign an agreement that absolves the city of all liability.
    John Kettlewell

    I’m still not buying the party line from the real estate people that this is about derelict boats. The problem is that waterfront property owners pay a lot for that property, and believe with all their little black hearts, that those high prices mean they should control everything they see from that high priced property. The bigger problem is that people who can afford to buy high priced property, can also afford to buy high priced politicians, through high priced campaign contributions. Another problem is that it doesn’t matter how many times they get these laws or regulations brought up unsuccessfully, or lose, they can get as many bites at the apple as they can afford. And, for a lot of these people, that is a lot of bites.
    In a way we’re lucky that they didn’t just decide that they wanted boats banned, because the same legislators that are carrying the water for them on anchoring restrictions, would be more than available to do it for banning boats, too.
    R. Holiman

  • Praise Continues for Sunbury Crab Company Restaurant and Marina, Medway River off AICW Statute Mile 620

    Sunbury Crab Company Marina, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, lies off the AICW along the western shores of the Medway River, on the charted Sunbury Channel, north of Dickinson Creek.

    If you haven’t tried it, PLEASE …. Take a brief trip up the River off I C W to Sunbury Crab just south of Savannah, and enjoy a bit of old Key West, and old Florida, in the heart of beautiful “down east Georgia ” with Barney and Elaine. Great place to hang out with some of the best food ever. If you are not on your boat, it is to reach by car too. This is a must ” experience !!”
    First Mate Sue

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s Georgia Marina Directory Listing For Sunbury Crab Company

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  • Update: Darien City Docks Open following Repairs, 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 – Darien is found 7 nautical miles off the AICW via the fully marked Darien River Channel, featuring minimum 14 foot depths. Repairs have been completed on the docks and they are open for visitors. Our thanks to all who have contributed to this information.

    June 26, 2014
    The Darien docks have been repaired and are open effective June 24. The damage was caused by an unidentified vessel. Six new pilings had to be installed as well as numerous minor items.
    THE 48 HOUR FREE DOCKAGE PROGRAM IN BACK IN ACTION INCLUDING FREE POWER AND WATER. SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE. THANKS FOR THE HUNDREDS OF CRUISERS WHO HAVE VISITED.
    QUESTIONS? Called “dockmaster Dave” at 912-223-8855 or dbutler415@yahoo.com
    Bon voyage to all
    David Butler

    Received a message  today [6/21] from a member of the McIntosh County Industrial Development Authority that the “docks are ready for visitors from the ICW however, the power will not be available until sometime on Monday at the earliest.”
    James Newsome

    The earlier report of damage:

    The city marina in Darien, Georgia has been damaged due to a boat crashing into the outside dock. We arrived there late afternoon on June 13th in route from Savannah to Saint Simons Island and were told by an unidentified person on the dock that would could not dock there as it was closed. There was a pontoon boat at the end of the dock and two sailboats on the inside. All appeared unoccupied.
    I docked the boat and spoke with this person who got someone on the phone that was supposed to be in charge. After some discussion he agreed we could stay on the dock away from the damaged area. It was late in the day and we did not wish to look for a suitable anchorage as there were none close by. The shore power did not work but we did have access to water. There are no showers or restrooms at this marina.
    We had not called the marina in advance as it is not used by many transient boaters and did not believe there would be in problem. In the future I will call. I do not have any information on when the marina will be repaired and re-opened.
    Submitted by:
    David London
    S.V. Delphine
    Catalina 350

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

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

    The 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.

    Clairborne,
    Came thru “HELL GATE” in the dash lines connecting Ogeechee River with Little Ogeechee River at Racoon Key on a half tide (+3′) and bumped with a 3.5′ draft boat.
    John Wampler

    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

  • Navigation Aids Changes in Little Mud River AICW Problem Stretch, Statute Mile 655

    This Local Notice to Mariners was posted by our friend  Susan Landry in Liveaboard Sailboat. For notes on a recent successful passage through this Problem Stretch, see http://cruisersnet.net/?p=137920

    Georgia, Little Mud River, Navigation Aids Changes

    The Little Mud River is probably one of the best known problem spots along the Georgia ICW and most boater find it needs to be transited at mid to high tide. The following is a report of Nav aid changes…

    The following changes will be made to the aids to navigation system in the AICW in Little Mud River.

    Little Mud River Range Front Daybeacon A (LLNR 36855) will be permanently discontinued.

    Change Little Mud River Range Front Light B (LLNR 36880) to Little Mud River Light 196 – displaying Flashing 2.5s Red, TR on pile.

    Little Mud River Range Rear Light B (LLNR 36885) will be permanently discontinued.

    Altamaha Sound Daybeacon 197 (LLNR 36887) will be established in approximate position 31-18-33.850N / 081-18-53.130W and SG on pile.

    As part of this project, the Coast Guard will be evaluating the waterway. If needed , additional lateral aids will be installed to assist the mariner transiting this area. This action is currently scheduled to start the week of March 3rd, 2014.
    Charts 11507 11508

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

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  • Good Words for Big Tom Creek Anchorages, AICW Statute Mile 612.5

    Big Tom Creek cuts the eastern banks of the Waterway, south of flashing daybeacon #105A. Skipper Bruce put the hook down in the anchor spot nearest the Waterway. For some interesting comments on this anchorage, see http://cruisersnet.net/?p=85709

    Anchor here whenever I get the chance on my trips up and down the ICW. The hook sets first time, every time. Plenty of swing room. Bugs in the evening some times but sometimes no. The dolphins swim round the boat and you can hear them till late at night. I put the hook down exactly where it shows on the chart above.
    Don Bruce

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s Georgia Anchorage Directory Listing For Big Tom Creek

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  • A Tour of the Area around ICW/Savannah River Junction, AICW Statute Mile 575

    Captain Jim Healy

    Captain Jim Healy

    Most of our postings dealing with Savannah speak of cruising west from the Waterway, up the Savannah to downtown Savannah, certainly a delightful sidetrip. SSECN Contributing Editor, Captain Jim Healy, gives an account of the areas around the Savannah River/ICW junction, including Thunderbolt and Tybee Island. Thank you Jim – definitely a good read!

    savannah
    savannah2
    savannah3
    savannah4
    Sail Harbor Marina is on Wilmington Island, GA. Their website is: www.sailharbormarina.com/

    Enjoyed reading this post by Capt. Jim. We always enjoy visiting Savannah by boat. Bought our last boat @ Sail Harbor and had the yard haul and do some work after the survey. The bottom Job is still good now nearly 3 years later. Exceptional service and came in under estimate which is always good. Highly recommend their staff for repairs and service.
    Sonny

  • 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

  • More Good Words for Thunderbolt Marine, Savannah, GA, AICW Statutue Mile 583

    Thunderbolt Marine - Click for Chartview

    Skipper Johnson’s remarks parallel positive comments by other cruisers, as well as my personal experience there. Thunderbolt Marine flanks the Waterway’s southwestern shores just northwest of the small, charted square cove, south of AICW marker #35.

    Had a stuffing box failure on the way north from Florida and was lucky enough to make it to Thunderbolt. Their yard treated me as if I was I was their only customer. Stayed at the marina after repairs were done and more than enjoyed the free donuts in the morning. Highly recommended.
    Wayne Johnson
    svPaws

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

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  • 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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  • Excellent Review of Brunswick Landing Marina, off AICW Statute Mile 680

    Brunswick Landing Marina, a very popular facility with long term resident cruisers, actually sits well off the direct path of the AICW, flanking the eastern banks of Academy Creek, just off Brunswick River, near the heart of downtown Brunswick, Georgia.

    This is a very large live aboard approved marina with nice floating concrete dockage in a very protected off shoot of the Brunswick River. The heated and cooled cleaned daily secured private showers and bathroom facilities are very, very nice, and the washer & dryers free as well as wifi on every dock as well as 2 captain’s lounges, 24hr security on site, however not a swimming pool. Many insurance companies have 31 lat (Florida line) as navigational limit during Hurricane season. Thus many cruisers leave their boats here for the summer season due to it’s protected location just across the line within their navigational insurance coverage limits.
    Brunswick is worth a look around as it has a beautiful old court house and several older homes. St Simons is a class A inlet as well as St Mary’s. It is located at the Gateway to the Golden isIs with St Simon’s and Jekyll, and Cumberland Islands, short drives away and well worth a visit. However, you will need to contract with a diver for regular cleaning as hard growth will occur here. No very close supermarket however the Food Lion and West Marine is approx. 1 mile away and there are downtown restaurants within walking of the marina. Brunswick is a nice southern
    town that is undergoing an economic downturn but still has much to offer. The barrier islands of Georgia also offer beautiful unique cruising (i.e. Darien, Altamaha,) if the itch to move the boat hits you.
    Enterprise rental car are available and JAX only 40 mins. drive time.
    Joe Pica
    M/V Carolyn Ann

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

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  • Looking for a Full-Service Yard in Brunswick, GA

    Brunswick Landing Marina – Click for Chartview

    If you have recommendations for a boatyard in the Brunswick area, let Mike and SSECN hear from you!
    Brunswick Landing Marina, a very popular facility with long term resident cruisers, actually sits well off the direct path of the AICW, flanking the eastern banks of Academy Creek, near the heart of downtown Brunswick, Georgia. For a discussion comparing Brunswick Landing with Morningstar Marina at Golden Isles, see http://cruisersnet.net/?p=135526

    Where is a good alternative full-service yard? We just moved in and are concerned about the pattern of comments regarding the Brunswick Landing Marina. Thank you.
    Sailor Mike

    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

  • Temporary Research Buoys in Sapelo, Doboy and Altamaha Sounds, off Georgia AICW

    Sapelo Sound - Click for Chartview

    Sapelo Sound – Click for Chartview

    Doboy Sound - Click for Chartview

    Doboy Sound – Click for Chartview

    Altamaha Sound - Click for Chartview

    Altamaha Sound – Click for Chartview

    Please note the reduction in available draft in channels near the temporary buoys, “Due to the equipment placed in the (3) channels, drafts will be reduced by as much as 2 feet.” Heed the warnings and stand clear of the buoys!

    GEORGIA – SAPELO AND DOBOY SOUNDS, ALTAMAHA SOUND: (7) Temporary UGA Research Buoys
    The Department of Marine Science at the University of Georgia will place (7) bottom mount frames with scientific equipment in (7) locations. R/V SAVANNAH will deploy the bottom mount frames and equipment. The goal is to monitor coastal water flow, temperature and salinity. Buoys will remain in place for approximately one year and serviced quarterly by R/V SAVANNAH in July, September and December 2014.
    Mooring locations listed below. The moorings placed in the sounds are placed inside the trawl line and away from the ICW.
    (3) Sapelo Sound moorings
    White buoy with orange reflective tape “DANGER KEEP AWAY” in position 31-32-28.45N 81-12-28.7W
    White buoy with orange reflective tape “DANGER KEEP AWAY” in position 31-32-13.5N 81-3-16.2W
    Round Yellow Buoy in position 31-31-45.85N 80-42-36.4W
    (1) Doboy Sound mooring
    White buoy with orange reflective tape “DANGER KEEP AWAY” in position 31-22-35.38N 81-17-8.5W
    (3) Altamaha Sound moorings
    White buoy with orange reflective tape “DANGER KEEP AWAY” in position 31-19-13.7N 81-17-51.4W
    White buoy with orange reflective tape “DANGER KEEP AWAY” in position 31-18.54.8N 81-11-28.25W
    Round Yellow Buoy in position 31-17-41.86N 80-45-45.8W
    Due to the equipment placed in the (3) channels, drafts will be reduced by as much as 2 feet. Mariners are to avoid close proximity, or any other interference of these Buoy’s. For further information contact the U.S. Coast Guard, Waterways Management Branch, MSU Savannah (912) 247-0073. UGA POC: Dr. Daniela Di Lorio Daniela@uga.edu
    Chat 11508, 11510 LNM: 15/14

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  • More Good Words for Hidden Harbor Yacht Club, AICW Statute Mile 670.5

    Hidden Harbor Yacht Club – Click for Chartview

    Hidden Harbor Yacht Club is a transient friendly facility, located  on Troupe Creek. This body of water intersects the AICW, immediately north of St. Simons Sound, near markers #237 and #238.

    We stayed here 3/26/14. The facility is really clean, and the docks are very accessible. The staff is knowledgeable, helpful, and friendly. The views across the marsh are beautiful! The outdoor shower is completely enclosed and would be quite a treat after a long, hot day on the ICW.
    RJ

    Click Here To View the Georgia Cruisers’ Net Marina Directory Listing For Hidden Harbor Yacht Club

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  • Successful Passage through Little Mud River AICW Problem Stretch, Statute Mile 655

    Little Mud River is almost universally acknowledged to be the worst section of the entire AICW run from Norfolk, VA to Miami, FL. This “AICW Problem Stretch” lies some 21 statute miles north of Brunswick, Georgia. SSECN recommends navigating this stretch at mid to high tide only, as Skipper Lancaster was savvy enough to do. For a comprehensive report from Little Mud River, go to http://cruisersnet.net/?p=128659

    I hit Little Mud River just after low tide. Following the guidance I anchored for 2 hrs. Went through on a rising tide 6 minimum except for the SW entrance which was 4’8″, more water on the E Side.
    Keep up the good work, I check regularly.
    Sliding behind Hilton Head Island right now.
    Steve Lancaster

    In early March, we timed our north bound departure from Brunswick to traverse Little Mud at high tide, and saw nothing less than 11 feet all the way through. This river is too shallow to pass at low tide, but because the tide here is approx. 8 feet, there is lots of water when the tide is up.
    A captain who follows SSECN advice to pass at mid to high tide should not have any problems.
    Richard Ross MV Chez Nous

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

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