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NC Cruising News – AICW, Bogue Sound to New River (Statute Mile 207 to 247)

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 09-21-2009

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Lockwoods Folly Inlet Dredging Underway, AICW Statute Mile 321

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 03-05-2014

Lockwoods Folly/AICW Intersection – Click for Chartview

Confirmation of dredging in the inlet near this Problem Stretch intersection is certainly welcome news. This dredging project is slated to include the intersection with the Waterway. For more news on the dredging projects in this area, see http://cruisersnet.net/?p=135383

Came thru Lockwoods Folly today and there was a dredge working at the inlet. It did not appear that they had gotten to the ICW problem yet. There was also a dredge at Shallotte inlet but the ICW problem was still there. Passed thru both areas within an hour of high tide heading northbound.
Jake Smith

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Captains Susan and Chuck Visit Swansboro, NC, AICW Statute Mile 229

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 11-09-2013

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We are once again greatly indebted to Captains Susan Landry and Chuck Baier, owners of Beach House Publications, publishers of “The Great Book of Anchorages,” (http://www.tgboa.com) for providing the superb, in-depth article and photographs, contained in the article below. THANKS CHUCK AND SUSAN! Please read on!

Swansboro, NC
Located directly on the Intracoastal Waterway is Swansboro, NC. Rich in history, Swanboro was established in the 1730s but not incorporated until about 50 years later. It initially thrived via its shipbuilding industry which lasted until after the Civil War. After the decline in shipbuilding, the town then changed its focus to the fishing industry which, along with tourism, now supports the local economy.

Swansboro Waterfront

Swansboro doesn’t get nearly as many visitors as its nearby cousin of Beaufort, NC, but it is a little town with a big personality, and a great little place to stop by and visit. You can cover the downtown area by foot in just a few minutes. Although small in size, Swansboro has a lot to offer. If a marina is what you are looking for, both Dudleys and Caspers are available. Dudleys is across the bridge and a bit of a walk from downtown, but the price is right (75 cents a foot, includes power). It is not fancy, but the staff is friendly and the marina even provides a courtesy car. Just beyond the shops and restaurants downtown, close to the ICW, is Caspers. They, too, are reasonably priced. Or, you can anchor just south of the bridge near R “4” in 14 feet of water and dinghy in to the town dock at the park toward the north end of town and the bridge.

Swansboro Anchorage

A number of restaurants are available if the crew wants to dine ashore. Captain Charley’s Seafood Paradise is the boater’s choices for fried seafood. Icehouse Waterfront Restaurant, just next to the bridge in Swansboro, comes highly recommended by locals. Saltwater Grill, also with a very good reputation, is a bit pricier, but also a good choice. Saltwater Grill offers dock and dine slips for customer with power at some docks. Church Street Irish Pub gets rave reviews. Yana Mama’s has been around forever and has unique décor and 50s memorabilia. A unique find on the waterfront is Bake Bottle & Brew, a second story waterfront shop that sells coffee, beer, wine and ice cream. Enjoy watching the ICW traffic while sipping your favorite brew or nibbling that sweet treat. For such a small town, you sure won’t go hungry. And, there are even more restaurants available than listed here.

Bake Bottle and Brew

If shopping is on your list, Lighthouse Boutique and Tidewater Gallery sit on the waterfront and tempt visitors with their wares. The Olde Brick Store, an historical landmark dating back to the early 1800s, houses a number of shops. Poor Man’s Hole, back on the waterfront, carries handmade furniture. The Cigar Shop, behind the Harry Pugliese Pavilion, is a popular spot for the gents to hang out and swap a few yarns. The Mercantile carries nautical gifts. And don’t forget Russell’s Olde Type Shoppe for those handmade gifts. Many more shops with a variety of wares line Water and Front Streets as well as the neighboring side streets.
After all of that eating and shopping, take a stroll down to the end of Water Street to Ward Shore Park, for a front row view of the ICW. The sunsets from here are spectacular. We like this sleepy little town and would encourage boaters traveling along the Intracoastal Waterway to stop, spend some time, and have a closer look.

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Possible Shoaling Beginning at Statute Mile 225, AICW, Bogue Sound

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 11-04-2013

Statute Mile 225 in Bogue Sound - Cclick for Chartview

Most of the recent shoaling in this area has occurred at Markers #45 and #45A  at the intersection of the Waterway and the Bogue Inlet , an area which SSECN has designated as a Problem Stretch. Captain Baier relates a possible depth issue just north of the intersection at Markers #40 and #40A. If others of you find any indication of depths beginning to shoal at mile 225, please let us know!

We found the depths in Bogue Sound, heading south from Beaufort to be in the 13 to 15 foot range until we reached markers R”40″ to R”40A” off Guthrie Point. The depths dropped from 14 feet to 8.9 feet between the two markers, both in the center of the channel and on the red side. This was near high tide for the day and would put the depths at 6.5 feet at mean low water. Not a problem for many boats, but deeper drafts should use caution.
Chuck and Susan, Trawler Beach House

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More Groundings at AICW/Browns Inlet Intersection Problem Stretch, Statute Mile 237

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 10-27-2013

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Numerous reports on shoaling in this Problem Stretch have been filed recently and the report below was copied with permission from the blog of Mike Dickens of Paradise Yachts, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’NET SPONSOR! See also: http://cruisersnet.net/?p=125227

Some notes of interest for those cruising south on the ICW near Swansboro, half mile north of marker 58 south of Swansboro there was some shoaling…6′. At marker 61 they only had 3.9 feet under the keel. At Mason Inlet, north of Wrightsville Beach they hit bottom; 8.9 feet of water in the middle of the channel (marker 121).
Mike Dickens
Broker of Record
Paradise Yachts
1417 Sadler Road
Box 183
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
904/556-9431

Since August 1, SSECN has had a Navigation Alert posted at Marker #65 for possible underwater obstruction. Click on Alert Symbol on Chartview link.

October 24, 2013
Charging up the channel near Brown’s Creek I noticed a few boats doing circles. A powerboat trying to pass 63 close to the marker went aground. A southbound Island Packet found the water too thin well to the right of the channel. I found the only way to get past the marker was to pass it on the wrong side feeling my way toward a keg that was moored outside the channel in the inlet. A long arc leaving green 63 well to my right gave me enough water to re-enter the channel just beyond 63. I had about 6 feet of water at 4:30 p.m. today. Unfortunately, I had to leave 2 boats aground behind me. There is absolutely no way you can carry even 4 feet through the channel. What a great location for a towboat to hang out!
Chuck Gleason
Symphony (Caliber 40 5 ft draft)

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More Advice on Recent Shoaling at AICW/Browns Inlet Intersection Problem Stretch, Statute Mile 237

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 10-12-2013

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The intersection of the Waterway and Browns Inlet, south of Swansboro, NC was last dredged in December of 2012, but, as with most SSECN designated “AICW Problem Stretches,” shoaling usually reappears sooner or later. Captain Smith’s advice agrees with earlier reports (see http://cruisersnet.net/?p=123290) that favoring the red side of the channel is your best bet to avoid grounding through this intersection. And, especially with rapidly shifting channels, seeking local knowledge, as Captain Smith confirms, is good seamanship and always a smart move.

We were to transit Browns Inlet [AICW/Intersection] yesterday and called Boat US, Swansboro for local information. The advice we were given was spot on and is as follows: Favor R60 (about 20′ off) until you are PAST G61A and then head back to mid channel towards daymark G63.
Walter Smith

Not sure if anyone on this site has been through [the AICW passage behind - editor] Browns Inlet lately at markers 61A, 60 and 63. It is FAR from adequate depths. Severe shoaling exists. On 10/13/13 going North I favored RED side per advice on Active a Captain…found 3.5 ft of water 1.5 hours past HIGH TIDE. On 10/16/13 I was following a 90 ft yacht heading SOUTH. Captain was advised to favor OCEAN side of the inlet. At 1 hour prior to HIGH TIDE yacht was hard aground in 4 ft of water 10 Ft right of GREEN markers. This inlet is NOT navigable for large vessels!
Capt. Rick

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Depths Survey As of 9/03/13 of the AICW/New River/New River Inlet Intersection Problem Stretch (Statute Mile 246)

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 10-11-2013

Our good friends, and SSECN strategic partners, Captains Mark and Diana Doyle, founders and owners of “On The Water ChartGuides” (http://www.onthewaterchartguides.com/), give us an updated, graphic report below, relaying what they discovered as they navigated through the AICW/New River Inlet/New River intersection on 9/03/13. Note that the Doyle’s soundings were taken near low tide, so you must only subtract .3 feet from the depths portrayed on the Doyle’s graphic, to discover MLW soundings.
Despite some earlier reports of shoaling, Captains Mark and Diana, as you will see below, discovered nothing less than 8 foot MLW soundings at along this perennial AICW Problem Stretch.
Incidentally, Diana and Mark have just published a new edition of their immensely popular “ICW CruiseGuide.” Click on the book graphic to the above right for more details, and to place an order!

Hi Claiborne,
Diana and I are continuing our survey reports with depth-annotated tracks for ICW Trouble Spots.
This one is for the ICW and New River Inlet intersection.
Good water this season along this ICW Trouble Spot with depths ABOVE 8 FEET MLLW.
Hopefully, SSECN readers transiting the area will find these reports useful.
Best,
Captains Mark & Diana Doyle
m/v Semi-Local
www.OnTheWaterChartGuides.com

Advice on New Shoaling at AICW/Browns Inlet Intersection Problem Stretch, Statute Mile 237

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 09-17-2013

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The intersection of the Waterway and Browns Inlet, south of Swansboro, NC was last dredged in December of 2012, but, as with most SSECN designated “AICW Problem Stretches,” shoaling usually reappears sooner or later. Captain Bell reports that shallow depths are occurring as expected. Past experience dictates that the channel can shift quickly and that close attention to the relocated and temporary USCG buoys is your best bet to avoid grounding.

Do not get within 60 feet of green 61a or you will be aground as was a sailboat today.
David Bell

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Anchoring in Mile Hammock Bay Anchorage, AICW Statute Mile 244.5

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 09-06-2013

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Mile Hammock Bay anchorage’s entrance channel lies north of the gap between the AICW’s markers #66 and #67, just a short hop north of the Waterway’s intersection with New River and New River Inlet.

We’ve stayed at Mile Hammock several times, never when it is as calm as the picture shows [http://cruisersnet.net/?p=122589]. If you happen to arrive when the Marines are training, it can be quite tedious.
We arrived at 2 pm one afternoon and helicopter pilots were training and were landing just off the Northern bank every 10 minutes. At first we thought it was cool, but with the roar from the engines, it became quite distracting, especially when they didn’t finish until 10 pm that night. The holding has gotten suspect and we have had to anchor several times until our anchor took hold. It still is a good anchorage if you can get your anchor to work. Good cruising.
Phil Mullins
S/V Katash

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GREAT Shot Of Mile Hammock Bay Anchorage (Statute Mile 244.5)

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 09-05-2013

We just had to share this truly quality photo of the very popular anchorage at Mile Hammock Bay (off the North Carolina portion of the AICW, hard by the Waterway’s intersection with New River and New River Inlet), sent to us by our good friends, and SSECN strategic partners, Captains Mark and Diana Doyle, founders and owners of “On The Water ChartGuides” (http://www.onthewaterchartguides.com/). Mornings like the one pictured here are, at least in our opinion, what cruising is all about!

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Report from Dudley’s Marina, Swansboro, NC, AICW Statute Mile 229

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 08-31-2013

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Dudley’s Marina lies northeast of the Waterway near AICW marker #46A, and just a walk across two bridges and a causeway from downtown Swansboro, NC. Good reviews of Dudley’s Marina are frequent here at SSECN and this is not the first time that the skill of the dock hands has been mentioned and praised.

Stayed here for two nights this week. It was our second time stopping at Dudley’s this year. The docks are still rough and there are shallow areas around for sure. The wind was blowing pretty good against the dock when we got there and when we left. The dock workers there really know their stuff and were very helpful getting us in and out of there. The place is nothing fancy by any means but it serves its purpose well. We are walkers so we went across the bridge to town (a mile or so?) to check out all the shops again. There is a Wed and Sat street market but we were very disappointed to find that there were no produce vendors, only arts and crafts.
Paula Spence

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Report from Mile Hammock Bay Anchorage, AICW Statute Mile 244.5

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 06-16-2013

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Mile Hammock Bay anchorage’s entrance channel lies north of the gap between the ICW’s flashing daybeacon #66 and unlighted daybeacon #67.

Stayed here in January 2013, as well as May of 2013.
Quiet anchorage in January, pretty noisy in May. Helicopter flights – landings and takeoffs – included passing directly overhead at less than 500 ft, continued until 10:30 pm this May! My wife did not have to remind me to turn on the anchor light that evening.
I also found the area of poor holding this May. We slowly dragged as we set the anchor. Pulled it up, and on the second try, setting it more slowly, finally got it to grab. Interesting after maybe 100+ nights on the hook along the ICW, this is the only spot we didn’t grab the bottom first try. We may have powered down on it faster than the bottom could handle. Maybe the trick here is to back down a bit slower than normally.
Gregory Yount, SV Intermezzo

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Casper’s Marine Service (Statute Mile 229)

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 05-13-2013

On 5/9/13, as part of a North Carolina Wish List, we posed the following question:

Statute Mile 229 – who has spent a night or more at Caspers Marine Service in Swansboro? Please give us your impressions of this facility.

Responses follow:

We spent a night here on the way up the ICW. This marina is right in town and very close to all the restaurants. There is not a lot of dock space here and you’re right on the ICW so it’s a bit rocky during the day from wakes, but it calms down at dusk. The staff is very friendly and helpful and there is a nice marine store.
Larry Freedman

Spent one night here two weeks ago. Nice docks, clean, basic. Shower(one)good. Owners on site. Food nearby. Fuel reasonable
Windward

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Swansboro, NC Dining Recommendations (Statute Mile 229)

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 05-13-2013

On 5/9/13, as part of a North Carolina Wish List, we posed the following question:

Statute Mile 229 – someone please give us some shoreside dining recommendations in Swansboro. Does Captain Charleys Seafood Paradise still have the best “fried” seafood on earth?

Responses follow:

I highly recommend Icehouse Waterfront Restaurant. It’s on a pier over the water, a short walk from either marina, and the food is excellent. I am a big fan of shrimp & grits, and theirs was the best I had on our trip up the ICW.
Larry Freedman

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Mile Hammock Bay Anchorage (Statute Mile 244.5)

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 05-10-2013

As part of a 5/9/13 North Carolina Wish List, we posed the following question:

Statute Mile 244.5 – who has anchored in Mile Hammock Bay, hard by AICW marker #67? What entrance and interior depths did you find? Were you troubled by any nighttime maneuvers on the Camp Lejeune Marine Base?

Responses follow:

We were there a few days ago with ten other boats. Plenty of room. The entrance is buoyed with red and green marks and we came in at high tide with plenty of water (17 feet or more). The anchorage was great – very secure and quiet. There were no maneuvers that night, only a few helicopters early evening. Recommended highly. Good holding in mud.
Tom Law

Very easy to enter. Depths 8 to 12 feet as charted. We recommend stopping earlier rather than later during the Spring and Fall migrations as it is a popular place that does fill up. The is a shallow area furthest in, but again charts are correct.
We have never been disturbed by night activity on Camp LeJeune. You may expect to see amphibious training or Blackhawk or Osprey aircraft during the day. We look forward to it.
Lastly, ALWAYS listen to VHF 16 when progressing further north for the occasional times when there is live fire across the ICW. Traffic is allowed only hourly then.
Stephen & Beth Deitch
Nightingale

We have anchored in Mile Hammock Bay many time, recently in April. Entrance depths are good – I can’t remember exact depths but I would say more than 7 ft. We were not bothered at any time by night maneuvers, though I remember a flight of heliocopers without lights in the early evening after dark several years ago – very ineresting. We have also seen during the day other interesting craft – a HUGE hovercraft and the Osprey which takes off vertically and flies horizontally. In April all was quiet. The big rusted ship is gone.
Jean Thomason

Usually stay there and did again 5/8/13. Entered at mid/lower tide and had 8′, favoring red side. Quiet night after noisy afternoon with practicing landings by helicopters and vertical lift airplanes. Interesting show though!
s/v Skye

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Casper’s Marine Service, Swansboro, NC, AICW Statute Mile 229

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 04-30-2013

Family owned and operated, Casper’s Marine Service lies at the western foot of the Swansboro channel -northeast of flashing daybeacon #46C in Swansboro, NC.

Located in Swansboro this marina is at the east end of Bogue Sound near the Bogue Inlet and the White Oak River. It is easily accessed but is fairly exposed in windy conditions. It has fixed docks with slips and one T-head. Fuel is available and there are several restaurants nearby.
NOTE: This stop is a convenient spot just before the ICW stretch going south that has five bridges with the names, heights and opening schedules shown below. Because the two that open only hourly are 22 miles apart, at trawler & sailboat speeds (with frequent no-wake areas for all boats) transiting this area often makes for a long day. Any boaters that can fold down their mast and antennas to go under a 20 ft bridge are well advised to do so.
–Onslow Beach Swing Bridge, 12 ft, opens on the hour and half-hour (mile 241)
–Highway Bridge, 65 ft (mile 253)
–Surf City Swing Bridge, 12 ft, opens on the hour (mile 261)
–Figure Eight Island Bridge, 20 ft, opens on the hour and half-hour (mile 278)
–Wrightsville Beach Bridge, 20 ft, opens on the hour (mile 283)
Ray Kurlak

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Question about Depths in New River, off the AICW Statute Mile 246, Sneads Ferry, NC

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 01-22-2013

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The Waterway at New River Inlet was dredged in late 2012 and is currently shoal-free, but Capt. Ledoux is referring to the New River channel from New River Inlet/AICW intersection westward to Stones Bay near Sneads Ferry. If you’ve checked depths through this area recently, let us hear from you.

Has anyone recently made the run on the New River between day marks 13 through 18 on the New River? It was dredged a couple of years ago, but was shoaling in. I have not been up there since this past fall. Shrimpers were having trouble getting up to the fish houses in Sneads Ferry. Also between 28 and 29 tend to be shallow. Would be interested to know if anyone has been through these areas and how the current depths are.
Lance Ledoux

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Dredging Completed in New River Problem Stretch, AICW Statute Mile 246

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 01-13-2013

The Waterway classically shoals either immediately north or south of the four-way intersection with New River and New River Inlet. Dredging at this intersection was begun in November of 2012 and was to have been completed by February of 2013. However, as Capt. Young reports, the work has been completed. Good news indeed!

Went through New River near Camp LeJeune on Monday. Never saw less than 12…dredging is done.
Steve Young SV Crossroads

Cruised through the New River Inlet problem area today on a rising tide. Follow the narks, no problem Plenty of water. 14 to 16 feet.
Raymond W. Smith

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Good Words for Swan Point Marina and Boatyard, AICW Statute Mile 247

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 11-23-2012

Swan Point Marina guards the AICW’s western banks, immediately south of the AICW/New River/New River Inlet Problem Stretch intersection, just north of marker #4.
This facility changed hands about a year ago, and while we were sorry to see the former management depart, it is very gratifying to learn that the new owners are doing such a great job for visiting cruisers!

While traveling south we were unable to clear the fixed Topsail Bridge just south of Alligator Bay due to extremely high tides.
We spent the night at Swan Point Marina and were very pleased with the service. Under new ownership, this marina is a family owned operation with plans for a complete renovation. The owners were very kind and helpful in every aspect.
Vince Archetto

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More Good Words for Casper’s Marine Service, AICW Statute Mile 229

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 05-21-2012

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Family owned and operated, Casper’s Marine Service lies at the western foot of the Swansboro channel -northeast of flashing daybeacon #46C in Swansboro, NC.

On Saturday 19th May 2012 we spent an overnight at Caspers on our Beneteau 50′. The proximity to the local town makes this an ideal stopping place. The marina staff go out of their way to be helpful from the dock hands on arrival to the ride to Piggly Wiggly for groceries. The docks are fixed and in good condition and as the tidal range seemed small no extra tie up measures were necessary. The Ebb tide brings a strong current but it is in line with the docks and therefore isn’t a problem. The one both positive and negative is Caspers lies more or less directly on the ICW and unfortunately not everyone slows to a no wake speed!
Andrew

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