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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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  • Gray’s Reef Film Festival, This Week! February 9-11, 2018, Savannah, GA

    Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary protects Georgia’s special live-bottom wildlife habitat in the Atlantic Ocean and along the southeastern U.S. coast, an area teeming with diversity and an abundance of marine life.


    CLICK HERE FOR Gray's Reef Film Festival

     

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    Join us for the 2018 Gray’s Reef Film Festival!


    The 15th Annual Gray’s Reef Film Festival will be an exciting event that combines art, education, and entertainment to inspire ocean stewardship and conservation in our community, hosted by Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary. The 2018 festival will feature two evenings of films at the SCAD Trustees Theater, an afternoon Emerging Filmmakers Session at SCAD Museum of Art Theater, and a Sunday matinee at the Tybee Post Theater. 

    Other events include a Founder’s Day Party at Jelinek Creative Studios to kickoff the festival, featuring an immersive ocean experience and conversation with special guests on Thursday, February 8, hosted by the Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary Foundation. Plus, festival attendees are invited to stick around after the films on Sunday, February 11 to discover an ocean exploration station and enjoy lite refreshments at the Tybee Post Theater.

    For a full schedule of events, please click here. 

    Blue Serengeti Shark

    FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9

    Trustees Theater

    Doors open at 6PM, films begin at 7PM

    Planned for this evening: “Blue Serengeti” uses cutting edge camera tag technology to track the great predators of the Pacific Ocean, including the majestic great white shark, as they travel the ocean in search of prey. Click here to watch film trailer.

    The evening will also feature a series of short films highlighting the important work of the National Marine Sanctuary system and exploring marine environments around the world, from the Florida Keys to the Gulf of California to American Samoa and Indonesia.

    Suggested donation $5 students/children and $8 adults

    Grab your tickets in advance here. (Savannah Box Office)

    Photo: Gigi, a large female White Shark in the waters off Ano Nuevo in California. Credit: Stanford University


  • Savannah Boat Show, March 2-4, Westin Savannah Docks, Savannah River, off the AICW


    The 16th Annual Savannah Boat Show will be held at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center and Westin Savannah Docks across the river from downtown Savannah.

    CLICK HERE FOR THE SAVANNAH BOAT SHOW WEBSITE

    Click Here To View the Georgia Cruisers’ Net Marina Directory Listing For Westin Savannah Harbor

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Westin Savannah Harbor

  • NAV ALERT: Destroyed Daybeacon 33A, Little Cumberland Island, GA, AICW Statute Mile 691, 1/18/2018


    This daybeacon is off the western shore of the northern end of Little Cumberland Island. It is just south of Waterway Light 33 marking the tip of Little Cumberland Island which is the south side of the inlet into St. Andrews Sound.

    GEORGIA – AICW – ST. SIMONS SOUND TO TOLOMATO RIVER – CUMBERLAND RIVER: Hazard to Navigation
    Cumberland River Daybeacon 33A (LLNR 37395) is reported destroyed. The steel pile remains may pose a hazard to navigation. Chart 11489 LNM 03/18

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To A “Navigation Alert” Position at Little Cumberland Island

  • LNM: Shoaling, Hell Gate Problem Stretch, AICW Statute Mile 602


    This reported shoaling is in the notorious Hell Gate Problem Stretch where the Waterway follows the narrow, man-made canal between the Vernon and Ogeechee Rivers. See https://cruisersnet.net/167918 for a recent report by longtime cruiser, Jim Healy.

    GEORGIA – AICW – BEAUFORT RIVER TO ST. SIMONS SOUND – VERNON RIVER: Shoaling
    Shoaling was found between Raccoon Key Light 87 (LLNR 36265) 31-51-59.248N / 081-04-42.389W and Hell Gate Buoy 90 (LLNR 36277) 31-51-33.806N / 081-05-02.056W. Mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution while transiting the area. Chart 11507 LNM 50/17

    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

  • 17th Annual Cruisers Thanksgiving Potluck, St. Marys, GA, off AICW Statue Mile 712

    The St. Marys River, which is the GA/FL state line and a popular side trip for cruisers, departs the Waterway westward just north of Fernandina, FL. See St. Marys River Cruising Info by Claiborne Young.

    17th Annual Cruisers Thanksgiving Potluck in St Marys, GA
    This is an event hosted by a group of St. Marys’ residents and the Riverview Hotel to provide a Thanksgiving stopping place for all of those boaters who are transiting south for the winter. We welcome all cruisers and boaters to St. Marys for our annual Thanksgiving week gathering and meal. We look forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones.
    ALTHOUGH THE WATERFRONT SUFFERED DAMAGE FROM IRMA, THE DINNER WILL BE HELD. DOCK BERTHS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE, SO PLAN TO ANCHOR AND USE THE CITY DINGHY TIE-UP FOR SHORE TRIPS. CHECK THE FACEBOOK PAGE AT “ST MARYS CRUISERS THANKSGIVING” FOR UPDATES TO THE SCHEDULE.

    Off ICW mm 712 up the St Marys River Info, Navigation & Map
    All are welcome. Events, Courtesy Rides, Fun Schedule of Events

    CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL SCHEDULE

    Thank you,
    Kathi

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of St. Marys

  • Healy Report: Cumberland Dividings Problem Stretch, Statute Mile 704


    Cumberland Dividings has been a Problem Stretch for several years due to constantly shifting shoals and an erroneous magenta line on many chartplotters. Experienced cruisers, Jim and Peg Healy, share their observations and advice on navigating this Problem Stretch.

    Sanctuary and crew departed Brunswick, GA, southbound, at 08h40 on 11/1/2017. The weather was clear, winds light and variable, seas flat, low humidity. A great welcome to Florida in November!

    Cumberland Dividings – SOUTHBOUND at approximately MM 703, the ICW makes a 90º turn to STBD, at R”60.” Shoaling in that area is growing eastbound. READ MORE!

    We transited at 11h30. The tide station at Crooked River, Cumberland Dividings, Georgia, reported +2.8 ft. We saw 8 ft through that area, but advise to favor Green, the OUTSIDE RADIUS OF THAT BEND IN THE RIVER for much better water depths. Screen Shot “Dividings” shows that area, attached.

    Peg and Jim Healy aboard Sanctuary, currently at Rock Creek, Pasadena, MD
    http://gilwellbear.wordpress.com
    Monk 36 Hull #132
    MMSI #367042570
    AGLCA #3767
    MTOA #3436

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

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

  • Healy Report: Georgia’s St. Andrew Sound, AICW Statue Mile 690


    The unpleasant passages through St. Andrew Sound experienced by many cruisers have prompted any number of alternate routes to avoid the infamous R32 at the mouth of St. Andrew Sound. See /144151. Cruisers Jim and Peg Healy suggest a route east of Horseshoe Shoal that they have used many times as weather permits.

    Sanctuary and crew departed Brunswick, GA, southbound, at 08h40 on 11/1/2017. The weather was clear, winds light and variable, seas flat, low humidity. A great welcome to Florida in November!

    St. Andrews Sound – for many years, we have followed a route along the East end of Horseshoe Shoal. READ MORE!

    The shoal does not seem to have been affected by Hurricane Irma, but is growing toward the east. We transited at 10h00 with the tide at +4.1. Along the route we take, we saw nothing less than 8 ft. That implies 4.0 ft at MLLW, but today winds were light and variable and seas were flat. On a day with lots of energy coming in off the ocean, and/or more vigorous winds, the practical depth in wave troughs would have been much less. Anyone else using this “shortcut,” heads up. Screen shot “StAndrews” shows that area, attached.

    Peg and Jim Healy aboard Sanctuary, currently at Rock Creek, Pasadena, MD
    http://gilwellbear.wordpress.com
    Monk 36 Hull #132
    MMSI #367042570
    AGLCA #3767
    MTOA #3436

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of St. Andrew Sound

  • Healy Report: Problem Stretch Jekyll Creek, AICW Statute Mile 683


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    The channel through Jekyll Creek seems to shift with each tide and Cruisers’ Net recommends mid to high tide passage. Our thanks to experienced cruisers, Jim and Peg Healy, for their observations and advice. Jekyll Creek is home to A CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, Jekyll Harbor Marina.

    Sanctuary and crew departed Brunswick, GA, southbound, at 08h40 on 11/1/2017. The weather was clear, winds light and variable, seas flat, low humidity. A great welcome to Florida in November!

    Jekyll Creek – We transited Jekyll Creek southbound between 09h10 and 09h30. READ MORE!

    Tide at Jekyll Creek Tide Station was +5.1 dropping to +4.7. We saw 7.8 feet along the route, so 7.8-4.7=3.1 feet at MLLW. The most serious shallow spot is in the vicinity of G”19.” We were on a route that was too close to G”19,” and we saw 6.0 ft in the channel on our route. Although we were in the channel, we were not in the best water. I would ass/u/me all cruising boats will need some help from the tide to clear Jekyll Creek. Screen shot G”19″ shows that area, attached. Favor red at G”19.”

    Peg and Jim Healy aboard Sanctuary, currently at Rock Creek, Pasadena, MD
    http://gilwellbear.wordpress.com
    Monk 36 Hull #132
    MMSI #367042570
    AGLCA #3767
    MTOA #3436

    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

  • Healy Report: Altamaha River, AICW Statute Miles 656-660


    The southbound Waterway passes through Little Mud River, crosses the Altamaha River to reach Buttermilk Sound via a twisting, often narrow and shallow channel. Cruisers’ Net thanks Jim and Peg Healy for this on-site report.

    Sanctuary and crew transited southbound through the Little Mud River, GA, see /167922 and the Altamaha River, GA, on 10/29/2017 between 08h00 and 08H50, about 2 to 1-1/2 hours before low (10h22, Ayetides app).
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    1. Altamaha River – There is a marsh island in the ALtamaha River that extends from about R”202″ through R”208.” The ICW channel passes to the south of that island. The ICW channel-side of the island is shoaling. We transited mid-channel with the tide at Wolf Island, GA, reporting +2.6 ft. Southbound between R”206″ and R”204,” we saw one sandpile where our depth sounder reported 5.6′. So, 5.6-2.6=3,0 ft at MLLW. The remained of the run was 8.0 ft or more, about what we saw in the Little Mud River. Clearly, a developing hazard.

    2. Altamaha River – At R”208,” there is a shoal growing south from the south tip of the marsh island that extends well into the ICW channel. Jimmy was running a route mid-channel, not paying attention, and bumped. Bumped! Mid Channel! Dag nabit, I hate that! Tide for Wolf Island, GA, was +2.5 ft. We draw 4.3 ft, so that shoal is 4.3-2.5=1.8 ft at MLLW. Strongly favor green here (outside radius of a turn), but certainly, stay well clear of R”208.”

    Jim

    Peg and Jim Healy aboard Sanctuary, currently at Rock Creek, Pasadena, MD
    http://gilwellbear.wordpress.com
    Monk 36 Hull #132
    MMSI #367042570

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Altamaha River Marker 208

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


    Little Mud River, where shoaling was reported as recently as September, is almost universally acknowledged to be the worst section of the entire Waterway from Norfolk to Miami. Cruisers’ Net is grateful to experienced cruisers, Jim and Peg Healy, for this report. Cruisers’ Net continues to recommend navigating this stretch at mid to high tide only.

    Sanctuary and crew transited southbound through the Little Mud River, GA, and the Altamaha River, GA, see /167923 on 10/29/2017 between 08h00 and 08H50, about 2 to 1-1/2 hours before low (10h22, Ayetides app).
    READ MORE!

    Little Mud River – We entered the Little Mud River at 08h02 with the tide station at Rockdedundy Creek reporting +3.2 feet. Our depth sounder reported not less than 8.0 ft, so the control depth for the Little Mud River would be 8.0-3.2=4.8 feet at MLLW, less on a celestial low. Favor the outside radius of the curves of the Little Mud River for best depths.

    Jim

    Peg and Jim Healy aboard Sanctuary, currently at Rock Creek, Pasadena, MD
    http://gilwellbear.wordpress.com
    Monk 36 Hull #132
    MMSI #367042570
    AGLCA #3767
    MTOA #3436

    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

  • Healy Report: Hell Gate Problem Stretch, AICW Statute Mile 602


    The Waterway follows the narrow, man-made canal known as Hell Gate between the Vernon and Ogeechee Rivers. These waters have been an AICW Problem Stretch for years. See /165309 for a June ’17 report. Due to constantly shifting channel, Cruisers’ Net continues to recommend mid to high tide for this passage. Our thanks for this report from experienced cruiser, Jim Healy.

    Sanctuary and crew transited Hell Gate (A-ICW, Georgia, MM 600) 10/28/2017, southbound, at 11h00, +3.4 ft on the tide (Ayetides app, Egg Islands Station). Passing G”89″ at a distance of about 30 feet, we saw 5.5 feet of water.
    READ MORE!

    Passing R”90″ at a distance of about 15 feet, we saw about 5 feet of water. Not good. The control depth of Hell Gate at MLLW is 5.0 – 3.4 = 1.6 feet. We may have been slightly too close to R”90,” but in any case, no more than about 2 feet of water at low tide, less for celestial lows.

    Jim

    Peg and Jim Healy aboard Sanctuary, currently at Rock Creek, Pasadena, MD
    http://gilwellbear.wordpress.com
    Monk 36 Hull #132
    MMSI #367042570
    AGLCA #3767
    MTOA #3436

    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

  • Report from Lang’s Marina, St. Marys, GA

    Lang’s Marina is on the north shore of the St. Marys River in downtown St. Marys. Our thanks to the skipper of the Linda Jean for this report.

    Lang’s east docks completely gone. Any boats that remained on the docks were crushed during the hurricane. Lang’s west docks mostly destroyed with the exception of one floater remaining, Only two permanent sailboats survived by anchoring five miles up river.

  • LNM: Shoaling Reported in Little Mud River Problem Stretch, AICW Statute Mile 655


    Little Mud River is almost universally acknowledged to be the worst section of the entire Waterway from Norfolk to Miami. This AICW Problem Stretch lies some 21 statute miles north of Brunswick, Georgia. Cruisers’ Net continues to recommend navigating this stretch at mid to high tide only. This LNM was posted prior to Irma, so conditions may have changed in this Problem Stretch.

    GEORGIA – AICW – BEAUFORT RIVER TO ST. SIMONS SOUND – LITTLE MUD RIVER: Shoaling
    Shoaling has been reported in Little Mud River between Little Mud River Light 195 (LLNR 36875) and Little Mud River Light 190 (LLNR 36865) observed depth was 3 feet at MLLW. Mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution while transiting the area. Chart 11507 LNM 36/17

    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

  • Report from The Blue Goose, St. Marys, GA, St. Marys River

    The Blue Goose is a hostel and cafe in downtown St. Marys.

    Looks like we are down. All the docks downtown gone, boats were ashore and Lang’s lost some roof.
    Donna Asbell, CFO
    The Blue Goose on Osborne
    Hostel and Cafe
    126 Osborne Street
    Saint Marys, GA 31558

  • LNM: Coast Guard closes the port of Savannah, Brunswick

    Coast Guard sets port condition Zulu, closes the port of Savannah, Brunswick

    CHARLESTON, S.C. — Effective 12 a.m. Sunday, the Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP) set port condition Zulu for the Ports of Savannah and Brunswick and all other terminals and facilities due to the expectation of sustained gale force winds of generated by Hurricane Irma that may arrive within 12 hours.

    Sustained winds between 39 and 54 mph are possible within 12 hours. Mariners are reminded there are no safe havens in these facilities, and ports are safest when the inventory of vessels is at a minimum.

    While port condition Zulu is in place no vessels may enter or transit within these ports without permission of the COTP. All vessel movements are prohibited at this time, and all ship-to-shore operations must cease.

  • LNM: Coast Guard sets port condition Yankee in Savannah, Brunswick

    Coast Guard sets port condition Yankee in Savannah, Brunswick

    CHARLESTON, S.C. — Effective 12 p.m. Saturday, the Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP) set port condition Yankee for the Ports of Savannah and Brunswick and all other terminals and facilities due to the expectation of sustained gale force winds generated by Hurricane Irma that may arrive within 24 hours.

    These ports and facilities are currently closed to all commercial traffic and all transfer operations while Yankee remains in effect.

  • Dive Into Gray’s Reef, National Marine Sanctuary, Savannah, GA

    Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary protects Georgia’s special live-bottom wildlife habitat in the Atlantic Ocean and along the southeastern U.S. coast, an area teeming with diversity and an abundance of marine life.


    CLICK HERE FOR Dive Into Gray's Reef!

     
     
     
     
     

     

    Volunteer to be a steward of your sanctuary!

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    Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary protects a vibrant hard-bottom reef habitat in the Atlantic Ocean just off the Georgia Coast. This 22-square-mile protected area is teeming with numerous species of fish, such as black sea bass, groupers, and mackerels. Loggerhead sea turtles forage and rest year-round at Gray’s Reef, and the sanctuary is within the critical habitat of the highly endangered North Atlantic right whale.

    Learn more by visiting:


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    Are You Ready to Make A Deeper Dive into Gray’s Reef?

    Volunteers are integral to the success of Gray’s Reef operations. If you’d like to dive deeper into your local marine sanctuary, please consider the following opportunities to join our outstanding team of volunteers.

    Top banner photos: Greg McFall/NOAA


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    Speakers Bureau

    If you would like to share your enthusiasm about Gray’s Reef with organizations throughout the region, consider joining our speakers bureau. We will schedule the presentations and supply you with a comprehensive slide kit and the training you’ll need to get started. Our speakers are in high demand for K-12 education, recreation and general audiences. This is a great opportunity for retired professionals and recent grads looking for public speaking experience. Register your interest here. Or, if you are interested in booking a presentation for your organization, please complete our online request form.


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    Social Science Internship

    Gray’s Reef has a number of internships available throughout the year. We are currently looking for an intern to assist us in conducting a socioeconomic survey in our local area (Jan-Mar). For more information about this project, please click here. Candidates interested in this part-time, unpaid internship can submit their cover letter and resumes here through 12/1/17 for consideration. 


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    Public Events Team

    Would you like a front-row seat to the Gray’s Reef Film Festival? Want to march in Savannah’s famed St. Patrick’s Day Parade? How about a fish-eyed view of our underwater robotics competition? We need you and a few friends to help us bring the remote reef to the street through rolling art installations, creature features and education simulations. Volunteers are needed at these and other events coming up this fall, like Coastfest and Skidaway Marine Science Day. Register your interest here.


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    Sanctuary Advisory Council

    Welcome to Monique Gordon who now serves as the K-12 Education representative on the Gray’s Reef Advisory Council, and welcome back Dr. Peter Auster who serves as the Living Resources Research representative. This all-volunteer advisory group consists of individuals from various user groups, government agencies and the public-at-large and provides advice on the operation and management of the sanctuary. 

    Learn more about the Gray’s Reef Advisory Council by joining us for the next meeting on September 22, 2017 at the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography library auditorium. 


    VOY Mandy Harvey

    2017 Volunteer of the Year

    Each year we recognize one outstanding volunteer as our Volunteer of the Year. Our honoree, recognized for her extraordinary efforts in 2016, is Mandy Harvey. 

    “I really enjoy volunteering at Gray’s Reef because it gives me the opportunity to use my existing skills in news ways to support an organization devoted to something I care deeply about—the health of our oceans. And, I get to have a great time doing it!” 

    Mandy’s dedication, along with that of the honorees from the other 14 marine sanctuaries and monuments, was recognized by NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries and National Marine Sanctuaries Foundation during Capitol Hill Ocean Week in Washington, DC this past June. 

    Congratulations and Thank you, Mandy!


    For more information please visit:

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    Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary                                

    10 Ocean Science Circle, Savannah, GA 31411                     912-598-2345

    Volunteer Inquires: jody.patterson@noaa.gov 

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