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Archive For: NC9 – Adams Creek to Beaufort and Morehead City

  • Mixed Review of Town Creek Marina (Beaufort, NC, Statute Mile 203)

    Town Creek Marina in Beaufort guards the northerly banks of Town Creek, southeast of the Gallants Channel’s flashing daybeacon #14. The damage noted below by Captain Lacroix is due to the recent passing of Hurricane Irene. We are told repairs are underway, but call ahead to make sure the services you need are in place before your arrival.

    Stayed at Town Creek Marina for a night. Staff were really nice and helpful. Unfortunately the marina was in need of repair; we had no power or water. I couldn’t recommend it.
    Eve-Marie Lacroix

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  • A Good Experience at Morehead City Yacht Basin, AICW Statute Mile 203

    Morehead City Yacht BasinMorehead City Yacht Basin, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, is located on the southern flank of the marked channel that runs west from the AICW, just north of the Morehead-Beaufort, Newport River high-rise bridge. We heartily agree with Captain Lacroix, that this is one of the finest facilities to be found anywhere on the Southeastern USA coastline!

    Cruising News:
    Moved to Morehead City Yacht Basin which was perhaps one of the best marinas we have encountered. This is a first class facility. Rented a car for 2 hours for $10. Staff Diana and Tom were great – gave us restaurant advice which couldn’t have been better. Ruddy Duck and Beach Bumz – worth a visit.
    Eve-Marie Lacroix

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  • “Treasure Chest Provisions” Pleases in Beaufort, NC, AICW Statute Mile 201

    It’s always good to hear of a new source of supplies within walking distance of your boat. The Town Docks Ed refers to are, of course, the Beaufort Municipal Docks. Cruisers can access Treasure Coast Provisions by walking north on Craven Street.
    Another provisioning choice in Beaufort is the Coastal Community Market, located at 606 Broad St (252-728-2844, http://www.coastalcommunitymarket.com/). It’s a few more blocks away, but here you will discover a nice selection of local vegetables, eggs and breads, plus more than a few choices in the way of organic foods.

    For all of those cruising in the Beaufort/Morehead City, NC, area there is a new grocery/convenience store open half-a-block away from the Beaufort Town Docks.
    The new store, called Treasure Chest Provisions, is located at 129 Middle Lane. The store carries ice, packaged grocery items, some perishables (including bread and milk), plus dry goods. To reach the new store, boaters walk north on Craven Street from the Front Street town docks.
    Skipper Ed

    I Was in Beaufort N C just a day or so ago and I found Treasure Chest Provisions store on 129 Middle lane just a block from the dock master house. It was PERFECT the store had eggs, milk, cheese, yougart lettuce and just about all the supplies that we needed from being out after a month at sea. Just needed some wine but was told that it is coming. The employee was very polite and outgoing. This is a shop that will get my business each time I pull into port. I wish them great success to everything in the upcoming year.
    Alex Robinson

    Treasure Chest at 129 Middle Lane in Beaufort N C has just what most boaters are looking for. We stopped in on way to Canada and look forward to stopping in again on way back down. Love the home made baked goods.
    My crew and I were in Beaufort just a few days ago on our way back to Canada and stopped in Beaufort NC . we needed milk and eggs and found Treasure Chest Gift & Provisions. they not only had the milk & eggs that we needed we found fresh baked goods as well as fresh fruit and vegetables. This is a store that has been long in coming. Make sure to stop by the owners are so friendly. Look forward to seeing them again on our way back down south.
    Mary Alice Jones

    Cruising News:
    just spent three beautiful days in beaufort, nc. i was happy to find a new store, Treasure Chest Provisions, located at 121 Craven Street. They had eggs, milk, cheese, produce, dry goods, etc. at very reasonable prices. i was happy to replenish some supplies without taking a trip to the food lion! It is a small shop located in the back of the gift store. they just opened in may. Please support them.
    Linda

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  • A Sad Passing For the Cruising Community – Jim Flynt (Core Creek Marine) 1939 – 2011

    Yesterday afternoon (10/4/11), I was talking with the good people at Jarrett Bay Marine Industrial Park (near Beaufort, North Carolina), and was shocked to learn of the passing of Jim Flynt, founder and president of popular Core Creek Marine repair yard. Over the past ten years I had come to know Jim, and considered him a true friend. From time to time we would get together or speak over the telephone about what was going on in the boating world. Once, I’m humbled to say, Jim hosted a dinner for yours truly while I was researching a new edition of my “Cruising Guide to Coastal North Carolina.” We arrived at Jim’s very interesting homeplace dirty and sweaty after a long day of on-the-water research. He took one look at us, and ushered both I and my research assistant to his nearest shower. I will always remember that kindness, and what became a very special evening thereafter.
    Over the last several years, I knew Jim was struggling with Cancer. As someone whose own first-rate, first-mate is battling the same disease, from time to time I asked Jim how he was progressing. It was so typical of Jim to underplay his condition. Only a few weeks ago in a telephone conversation, he assured me that he was doing “fine.”
    After more than thirty years in the marine business, I can say with some authority that I never met anyone more passionate about quality marine service and repair than Jim Flynt. Once, as I was photographing Core Creek Marine, I noticed the staff repainting a transom that I knew had just been finished the day before. When I asked why, Jim said, “Oh, we have to fix this drip.” I had to get down on my hands and knees, put my face practically up to the gel-coat, and get the angle of the light just right before I could (sort of) see the “drip” in question. Yet, here was Jim making it right, with NO additional cost to his customer.
    That’s just the kind of person Jim was, and he WILL be missed, not just by yours truly, but by the entire cruising community. Indeed, all of us who take to the water have lost a real friend and kindred spirit with Jim’s passing. I know all cruisers will join with me in expressing our deepest sympathies to his staff, family and fiance.
    So Jim:
    May the Wind Always Be at Your Back,
    May the Road Rise to Meet You,
    And may God hold you in the palm of his hand

    Today, we received the announcements below from Karmen Fazzari at Core Creek Marine:

    To Our Friends and Customers
    Core Creek Marine regrets to announce the death of its founder and president, Jim Flynt. In the space of ten years, Jim built the boatyard from scratch into one of the most respected marine service companies on the East Coast. His vision and integrity will be sorely missed.
    Core Creek Marine will continue without interruption to provide the full range and quality of services for which it has become known. Our knowledgeable and dedicated staff remains in place to serve your boating needs. If you have any questions, please contact Karmen at (252) 728-7358 or at info@corecreekmarine.com.
    Below is the obituary that will appear this week in the Carteret News-Times:

    James Rudolph Flynt, Jr.
    BEAUFORT NC James Rudolph Flynt Jr. died Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011. Mr. Flynt, 72, passed away at his home here after an extended illness.
    A memorial service will be at St. Francis-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church in Pine Knoll Shores on Saturday, Nov. 12, at 2 p.m.
    Mr. Flynt was born on June 20, 1939, in Garden City, N.Y. to James R. Flynt Sr. and Elizabeth Fletcher Flynt. He was an engineering graduate of Virginia Tech and attended Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
    Mr. Flynt was the founder and owner of Core Creek Marine boatyard in the Jarrett Bay Industrial Park. He began his career as an industrial engineer with R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., in Winston-Salem. He left Reynolds to form, with a partner, Famco Inc., a metal fabricating business that in its heyday employed as many as 175 people.
    After selling Famco and moving to Carteret County in 2001, Mr. Flynt was an enthusiastic supporter and board member of the Boys and Girls Club of Beaufort. He was also a founding member and vestryman of his church, St. Francis-by-the-Sea in Pine Knoll Shores. He was an enthusiastic blue water sailor.
    Mr. Flynt leaves one daughter, The Rev. Karen F. Humbert of Huntington, W.Va.; a grand-daughter, Austin A. Humbert, a student at New York University, and his fiancée and devoted companion, Dona Anastasi-Styron.
    In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a memorial gift to either the Boys and Girls Club of Beaufort or to St. Francis-by-the-Sea.

    Bummer, Jim was one of the good ones.
    Eddie Jones

    Claiborne,
    Like you I had only known Jim Flynt for a few years since moving to Beacons Reach in Pine Knoll Shores, NC. I met him through St. Francis by the Sea Episcopal Church and the Winston-Salem Sail & Power Squadron.
    And like you I knew him as a compassionate and exacting mariner who loved sailing and was a champion of the Boys & Girls Club organization. He is missed here.
    On a personal note, my wife Bobbie and I are both survivors, and we both hope Karen is doing well. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for her.
    Kindest personal regards,
    Harold “Cap’n H” O’Briant
    Executive Officer
    District 27
    United States Power Squadrons

  • Price Angst at Beaufort Municipal Docks, Beaufort, NC, AICW Satutue Mile 201

    We confirmed David’s prices: $2.30/ft under 50ft, $2.50 for 50ft and over, $6.00/night for 30amp, $12.00/night for 50amp. There is a $.10 per foot discount for seven days or longer. The transient rates at Charleston’s City Marina, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, are $2.00/ft up to 69 ft and their monthly rates vary with the season. In September, the monthly rate is $20/ft. Comparing this to Harbor Town Yacht Basin, also A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, on Hilton Head where the rates are $2.00 up to 49ft, $2.50 50ft to 79ft with weekly discounts of $.25 /foot up to 49ft and $.50 /foot 50ft to 79ft. $12 for 30amp and $15 for 50amp, makes Beaufort Municipal Docks slightly more expensive than both City Marina and Harbor Town. With these prices along the AICW, one can easily understand why anchoring rights are so much in the news now.

    We loved old town Beaufort – great food, shops and friendly people. The marina is expensive (2.30/ft with a whopping 0.10 discount for > 7 days) — 2 weeks there cost almost twice what a month costs at Charleston City Marina which is much nicer. Lots of current, rude staff (except the head dockmaster who was very helpful and friendly), and old equipment. We’ll not return.
    David Fry

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  • Shoaling Surveyed at Channel to Beaufort, NC AICW Statute Mile 204

    This shoaling is occurring at the mouth of the Beaufort Harbor Channel south of the Waterway and should not affect most cruisers unless the shoaling increases significantly. Caution is still recommended as you enter the harbor channel.

    LOCAL NOTICE TO MARINERS: Week 38/11
    A ACOE survey indicates shoaling to a depth of 7.9 feet MLE between Beaufort Harbor Channel Lighted Buoy 2 (LLNR 34805) and Beaufort Harbor Channel Lighted Buoy 1BH (LLNR 34810). The shoal extends across the width of the channel.
    Chart: 11547

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  • Dock Is Ready for Use at Sanitary Fish Market (Morehead City, NC, near Statute Mile 205)

    Sanitary Fish Market (Restaurant) has been a fixture on the Morehead Waterfront since my family first began coming here in the 1950′s. They are kings of fried seafood. For many, many years Sanitary has featured a dock for its patrons along the town waterfront just behind the restaurant The new, updated dock is now open to boaters.

    As per 17 August 11, water at the new floating dock is 15ft deep at low tide. Tide runs 4 to 5 feet. Tie up at the floating dock is unassisted on a first come, first served basis (Grab it and Growl). $25.00/night if you eat dinner there. $1.00/foot if you do not eat there. The $1.00/foot applies when they are closed, the Sunday after Thanksgiving until the first Friday in February.
    Jim Powell

    Ted Garner, owner of Sanitary Seafood is a friend of ours and an MTOA port capt. He has made some renovations including putting a full service bar at the restaurant in addition to the outside deck. He is just waiting for the permits to put in a new floating dock at the restaurant which he hopes will be in by the end of June. So be patient it will come. In addition, he is a very accommodating port capt. for those who plan to be in the area a need any assistance.
    Jane

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  • Praise for Blue Moon Bistro, Beaufort, NC, AICW Satutue Mile 201

    There are few cruisers who are not “foodies” and restaurant hunting is high on most in-port priority lists. Blue Moon is located within easy walking distance of the Beaufort Municipal Docks, and according to Captain Barney, it sounds wonderful. We also HIGHLY recommend Spouter Inn and Beaufort Grocery Company (Restaurant) for all who coil their lines in Beaufort, NC!

    Blue Moon Bistro is a must for foodies. Perfect preparation and professional waitstaff. Best food around. Located at 119 Queen St., one block from the waterfront.
    Barney

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  • Report on Town Creek Marina, Beaufort, NC, near AICW Statute Mile 201

    Town Creek Marina is located on the northern banks of Town Creek, southeast of the Gallants Channel’s flashing daybeacon #14, departing the Waterway southeast at marker #30, mile 201, .

    I had mechanical problems and SeaTow recommended this marina because they had mechanics. Steve Tulevech was service manager and handled problem. Their mechanic fixed problem and the charge was very reasonable. They also have very good restaurant with seafood at reasonable prices. I recommend this marina. They have parts department if you need any parts or mechanical supplies.
    Captain Ed Kroposki

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  • Bakery Recommended in Morehead City, NC, AICW Statute Mile 204

    Alex & Brett, Inc. is one block north of the famous Sanitary Fish Market at the corner of Arendell and 5th St and within easy walking distance of the four marinas along the Morehead City waterfront. Telephone: 252-622-4688. Enjoy!

    We were in Morehead City this weekend and discovered a wonderful bakery..Alex & Brett. They are located near the waterfront at 513 Arendall back in the corner of the shopping center. Their fresh bread and deserts are wonderful. They sell many items that are “boat” friendly. We were not disappointed with any of our selections.
    Capt. Janet Childers

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  • News from Morehead City Docks, AICW Statute Mile 205

    In the heart of downtown, the City docks are on the northern banks of the Morehead City waterfront channel, west of Morehead Gulf Docks. Reservations are made by calling 252-726-2457, but payment is made at the City Library one block from the waterfront at 9th and Evans.

    City Docks at Morehead City. Not in Waterway Guide yet. $1.50/’ including elect. Heads and showers. Pay at City Library or on phone by credit card. To book reservation call the City Library @ 252-726-3012.
    Hank Evans aboard Queen Ann’s Revenge

    Ted Garner, owner of Sanitary Seafood is a friend of ours and a MTOA port capt. He has made some renovations including putting a full service bar at the restaurant in addition to the outside deck. He is just waiting for the permits to put in a new floating dock at the restaurant which he hopes will be in by the end of June. So be patient it will come. In addition, he is a very accommodating port capt. for those who plan to be in the area and need any assistance.
    Jane Deane

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  • Recommended Hair Salon in Beaufort, NC, AICW Statute Mile 204

    After several weeks of fighting the briny, there’s nothing like a good hair salon or barber shop to make us feel human again. Thanks, Barbara, for your recommendation!

    I went to a great Hair Salon this week right on the water by the Beaufort city marina. Go to Jack Best Hair Salon, 412 Front Street. I had my hair colored and cut by Ron Hux; he did a great job and I would highly recommend the salon. You can reach Ron at 252-728-0951. It is a small shop so you may want to call ahead for an appointment.
    Barbara Cordello

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  • Queen Anne’s Revenge Exhibit in Beaufort, NC, AICW Statute Mile 204

    In 1718, the notorious pirate Blackbeard lost his flagship, the Queen Anne’s Revenge, when it ran aground in Beaufort Inlet. The North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort reveals the treasures and mysteries of Blackbeard’s flagship, Queen Anne’s Revenge, with a new exhibit opening June 2011. The exhibit illuminates the life of pirates aboard the ship from 1717 to 1718, with artifacts, interactive features and fun facts. The museum is located at 315 Front St on Beaufort’s waterfront and is free to the public.

    For those of you heading through NC, in Beaufort on June 11 will be the Opening Exhibit of the recovery of Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge from the Beaufort Inlet.

    http://www.ncmaritimemuseums.com/beaufort.html
    http://www.beaufort-nc.com
    http://www.historicbeaufort.com
    http://www.beaufort-nc.com/
    Frank & Chris Erwin MTOA #2214

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  • Beaufort Public Library in New Location, Beaufort, NC AICW Statute Mile 204

    The Carteret County Library in Beaufort, NC has moved to a new location: 1702 Live Oak Street, Suite 100, Beaufort, NC 28516-6139, Phone: (252) 728-2050. http://carteret.cpclib.org. While not within walking distance from the marinas, bicycling might be possible. Live Oak Street is Hwy 70, running east and northeast through Beaufort. And remember that Beaufort Municipal Docks has a courtesy car.

    The library in Beaufort has moved out of town and is no longer in walking distance of any of the marinas.
    Lee Beere

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  • Good Canvas Shop in Beaufort, NC, AICW Statute Mile 204

    Cat’s Paw Canvas is 10 miles north of Beaufort and can be reached at 252-728-2122.

    I would like to put in a good word for Cat’s Paw Canvas out of Beaufort, NC. I had a small need for Sunbrella fabric and Rick took very good care of me, and quickly. Nice to know that there are still folks out there that are great people!!!
    Mike Williams, SV Chardonnay, Wilmington, NC

  • A Vote of Confidence in Core Creek Marine (Statute Mile 197)

    Core Creek Marine, owned and managed by our good friend, Jim Flynt, overlooks the eastern banks of the Core Creek section of the AICW, north of Beaufort. This yard is part of the Jarrett Bay Marine Industrial Park complex, and you simply can’t find a better place to have your boat serviced. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED by one and all here at the Cruisers’ Net!

    I recently had work done at Core Creek Marine. They were courteous, attentive, detailed in their description and execution of the work, and pointed out future issues we might have with our boat. Karmen the office manager was particularly helpful and went out of her way to ensure all our questions were answered and we were satisfied with the work. Thanks Core Creek and well done.
    Ben

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  • Good Experiences in Beaufort, NC (near Statute Mile 201)

    Beaufort, NC isn’t known as “the” success story of the Atlantic ICW for nothing. This wonderful port of call remains one of our favorite anytime, anywhere!
    We join with Captain Ben in highly recommending the Pecan Tree Inn and Beaufort Grocery Company. Also, for equally great dining, don’t dare miss Spouter Inn on Front Street in Beaufort!

    Wanted to share some good experiences with Beaufort we had recently. There are a few, so here goes:
    1. We had some out-of-town guests recently stay at the Pecan Tree Inn, while we tied/anchored aboard our trawler. They could not have been more pleased. We have not stayed there, but it came well recommended and our friends were very happy there.
    2. Our party of seven ate at the Beaufort Grocery and rarely would I rave about food, but theirs is worth a few raves. A couple in our party had the petite filet (very happy), and I had the tortilla encrusted yellow fin tuna and it was exquisite. Service was great and food was out of this world.
    3. Came in one night at Beaufort Docks, after hours and tied up after hailing 3 times without response around 7pm. No worry as winds were calm at tie-up and our crew very capable. I love Beaufort Docks, but in my humble opinion $2.30 a foot on an April weekday seems awfully proud. Friendly staff and average (could be tidier) showers. I groused a bit about the cost, but as the dockmaster presiding over many the empty slips told me: “location, location, location”. Okay I guess.
    4. The daylight bridge master for Beaufort Bridge is professional, quick to respond, and friendly. Just left a great impression as we had a couple transits this week with the bridge. Good folks always make a pleasant trip memorable.
    Enjoy.
    Ben

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  • Missing Mast Makes Cedar Creek Anchorage Wreck Less Visible, AICW, Statute Mile 188

    Cedar Creek intersects the AICW/Adams Creek at Quick Flashing Green Marker #9, immediately south of the intersecting range lights and just as Adams Creek turns to the southwest. The old sailboat wreck lies almost exactly in the center of the mouth of the creek, due east of Flashing Marker #9.

    The mast is gone from wreck but pvc pipe and floats marking it are very visible. Plenty of room nice spot.
    Captain Ron & Audrey aboard Lucky Girl

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  • Good Words for Town Creek Marina in Beaufort, NC, AICW Statute Mile 201

    Town Creek Marina, located on Beaufort, NC’s Town Creek, southeast of the Gallants Channel’s lighted marker #14, continues to please cruisers with their facilities and service.
    As soon as we received the message below, we called Town Creek Marina to check on their current overnight transient dockage rate. Turns out wet slips are STILL $2.00 per foot, per night, BUT berths on the outer face dock are indeed $2.40 per foot, per night. We have now changed our “North Carolina Marina Directory” entry for Town Creek Marina to reflect these dockage charges.

    We are staying at Town Creek Marina tonight. Stayed here before. Very friendly people and nice Restaurant. However the rate you mention is wrong. They charge $2.40/foot. They still give the 25% boat US discount which brings it down to $1.80.

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  • Praise for Cape Lookout Bight Anchorage, near Beaufort – Morehead City, NC

    This lovely anchorage lies well off the AICW, and is accessed via Beaufort Inlet and the Atlantic Ocean. We have received many positive comments about this locale, and, in fact, Cape Lookout Bight may well be the single most popular anchorage on the waters of coastal North Carolina!.

    This is worth a special trip. Cruisers who by-pass this on their way south are missing one of the most beautiful places on the eastern seaboard. If you are headed to the Exumas, well here is a preview for you. Clean water, miles of undeveloped gorgeous beaches inside the Bight and outside on the ocean with world-class shells (it’s a National Seashore). Break out the dinghy and stay a few days! Only 12 NM from Morehead City. You are on open ocean, so mind the surf and current forecast for navigating the inlet and the trip over there. In good conditions you can cut straight to Masonboro Inlet 70NM from here and miss some of the less attractive parts of the ICW (in our opinion)
    George and Ann aboard Hatteras 56MY

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