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Archive For: NC4 – Crotoan, Roanoke & Pamlico Sound

  • More Wave Break Structures, Old House Channel, Pamlico Sound, NC


    Old House Channel connects Pamlico Sound and Roanoke Sound and forms the main/bridgeless, non-AICW northbound route into Manteo, NC. Please see Note C on Chart 12205 regarding frequently shifted navigation aids in these channels. The continued installation of these wave break structures should help reduce shoaling. See http://cruisersnet.net/159286

    NC – PAMLICO SOUND – OLD HOUSE CHANNEL – ESTABLISHMENT OF WAVE BREAK STRUCTURES AND ACCOMPANYING WARNING LIGHTS
    On or about November 7, 2016, North Carolina Department of Transportation will be establishing three wave break structures. These structures will be marked with daymarks and white, slow flashing warning lights.
    Old House Channel Warning Light A, 35-45-17.3N, 075-35-13.7W, Fl W 2.5S, NW on pile
    Old House Channel Warning Light B, 35-45-17.8N, 075-35-10.7W, Fl W 2.5S, NW on pile
    Old House Channel Warning Light C, 35-45-17.1N, 075-35-07.8W, Fl W 2.5S, NW on pile
    Chart 12204 12205 LNM 43/16

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  • North Carolina Manteo/Roanoke Island Area Post Matthew Report, Pamlico Sound


    This report on the Outer Banks waterfront comes from our good friend, George Barr, at Manteo Waterfront Marina, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, located on the western shores of Doughs Creek, northwest of marker #10. George offers advice on avoiding the NC ICW to reach the Neuse River and Oriental, NC. CLICK HERE for a video showing the channel into Manteo.

    Cruisers headed south on the Alternate ICW through the Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds to Oriental should know that Manteo Waterfront Marina suffered little damage and has all facilities and amenities in full operation. The entrance channel into Shallowbag Bay remains clear with depths of at least 7 feet, Read More

     but marker 30A heading south in Roanoke channel was stripped by the winds and only the marker pole remains. The prior marker 29C on your right heading south is a Green can low in the water and is in shoal water so should be avoided by staying in center channel and then making a HARD right turn at the now bare poll where 30A used to be. This will have you ready to split the Red4 can and Green3 pole markers and you should stay close the the Green to port. Ditto on marker #5 in the distance and the rest of the channel up to #10 is deep and clear. Take a hard right into Manteo marinas fairway at #10 or point to the low white private aid in the water to the left of the white lighthouse if you’re headed to Shallowbag Bay Marina. Suggest calling them since they took heavy dock damage and may have limited availability for dockage and fuel.
    Pirates Cove Marina also just before the Baum bridge also took damage to docks…but they are back in business and a good place to fuel up if you’re headed south.
    Any of the marinas on the Island will be grateful for the business and you might be pleased to find a better, shorter and easier way south to Oriental!

    Quick update as of 10/15:
    Coast Guard has replaced marker 30A sign so everything is normal entering Shallowbag Bay now.
    Pirates Cove Marina also is fully functional again and remains the only local stop for gas and diesel at the moment.
    George

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s North Carolina Marina Directory Listing For Manteo Waterfront Marina

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  • More on Wave Break Structures, Old House Channel, Pamlico Sound, NC


    Old House Channel connects Pamlico Sound and Roanoke Sound and forms the main/bridgeless, non-AICW northbound route into Manteo, NC. Please see Note C on Chart 12205 regarding frequently shifted navigation aids in these channels. The continued installation of these wave break structures should help reduce shoaling. See http://cruisersnet.net/159286

    ****NC – PAMLICO SOUND – OLD HOUSE CHANNEL – ESTABLISHMENT OF WAVE BREAK STRUCTURES AND ACCOMPANYING
    WARNING LIGHTS****

    On or about September 26, 2016, North Carolina Department of Transportation will be establishing three wave break structures. These structures will be marked with white, slow flashing warning lights and daymarks.
    Old House Channel Warning Light A, 35-45-17.3N, 075-35-13.7W, Fl W 2.5S, NW on pile.
    Old House Channel Warning Light B, 35-45-17.8N, 075-35-10.7W, Fl W 2.5S, NW on pile.
    Old House Channel Warning Light C, 35-45-17.1N, 075-35-07.8W, Fl W 2.5S, NW on pile.
    Chart 12254 LNM 37/16

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Old House Channel

  • Wave Break Structures to be Added to Old House Channel, Pamlico Sound


    Old House Channel connects Pamlico Sound and Roanoke Sound and forms the main/bridgeless, non-AICW northbound route into Manteo, NC. Please see Note C on Chart 12205 regarding frequently shifted navigation aids in these channels. These wave break structures should help reduce shoaling.

    ****NC – CAPE HENRY TO PAMLICO SOUND – OLD HOUSE CHANNEL – ESTABLISHMENT OF WAVE BREAK STRUCTURES****
    On or about September 1, 2016, North Carolina Department of Transportation will be establishing three wave break structures. These structures
    will be marked with white, slow flashing warning lights and daymarks in the following approximate positions.
    Old House Channel Warning Light A, 36-45-17.3N, 075-35-13.7W, Fl W 2.5S, NW on pile
    Old House Channel Warning Light B, 36-45-17.8N, 075-35-10.7W, Fl W 2.5S, NW on pile
    Old House Channel Warning Light C, 36-45-17.1N, 075-35-07.8W, Fl W 2.5S, NW on pile
    Chart 12254 LNM 34/16

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  • Welcome New Sponsor Hurricane Boatyard and Marina, off Pamlico Sound


    When was the last time you cruised up the Bay River off the lower western Pamlico Sound? Want to know one of it’s best kept secrets? Let us introduce you to new SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISER’S NET SPONSOR, Hurricane Boatyard and Marina, a family run business, actually the second generation, that has been serving the commercial fishing fleet for over 40 years and is now inviting you to experience their hospitality and highly respected services. Owned and operated by John and Carol Buck. John literally grew up on Caterpillar engines and has been a Caterpillar Certified Marine Analyst for over 25 years, serving those who make their living from the North Carolina waters. Located in a quiet, protected cove off the Bay River in Bayboro, NC, only six miles off the AICW. With no less than eight feet of water all the way to their 50 ton travel lift, they can hoist most vessels plying these waters. With so many new amenities, laundry rooms, new security systems, boaters showers, etc., this yard needs to put on your “resource list” for this part of North Carolina.
    Hurricane Boat Yard will help you get what you need if you are a “do-it-yourself “skipper or assist you with whatever your marine requirements might be.
    The Bay River departs the Waterway westward at Statute Mile 162.
    Please join us in welcoming Hurricane Boatyard and Marina on board the “Salty Southeast Cruisers’ Net.”

    Click Here To View the North Carolina Cruisers’ Net Marina Directory Listing For Hurricane Boatyard

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  • Typical Shoaling Reported in Hatteras Inlet, Pamlico Sound, NC


    Hatteras Inlet lies well off the Waterway, on the eastern edge of Pamlico Sound. This narrow, unstable seaward passage cuts the southern reaches of Hatteras Island and the northern strands of Ocracoke Island. We have had Navigation Alerts posted in this inlet for some time (http://cruisersnet.net/?p=76962 and http://cruisersnet.net/?p=76962) and, despite recent dredging (http://cruisersnet.net/?p=123320), we still advise that no one attempt to make use of this inlet channel without very specific local knowledge!

    Mariners are advised that an area of shoaling has been reported in the Hatteras Inlet between buoys 4 (LLNR 28650) and 5 (LLNR 28653) with an approximate dept of 2 feet at mean low tide. The report indicated shoaling is encroaching approximately 80 percent of the channel. Mariners are urged to use caution when transiting this area.
    Chart 11555 LNM 4/16

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  • Update on Dinghy Dockage in Silver Lake Harbor, Oracoke, NC, off the AICW, on Pamlico Sound


    Silver Lake Harbor Anchorage lies in the venerable shadow of the 75 ft. Ocracoke Light and is accessible from the NW via Nine Foot Shoal Channel or by Big Foot Slough Channel, which has been recently dredged, and from the south via the Ocracoke Inlet.

    Just thought I’d update this. The park service has a very nice floating dock right by the ferry terminal, but if you stay more than three hours you have to pay. They call it their small boat dock rather than a dinghy dock.
    There is a labeled dinghy dock in front of the grocery store in the square, but there is only one small cleat on it and it is used to secure the bow line of a powerboat in the slip next door. In front of the visitors’ room in the Square, however, there is a very narrow, small dock wedged in next to the fishermen’s exhibit that is in very shallow water. Two kayaks are on a stand in front of it. I’ve asked around and no one knows who it belongs to; and I have parked my dinghy there for two days in the shallow part with a note displayed asking anyone concerned to call me if I am required to move. No calls yet so I think this is probably a pretty good place to park a dink.
    Dan Greenberg

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s North Carolina Anchorage Directory Listing For Silver Lake Harbor

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Ocracoke’s Silver Lake Harbor and Its Approach Channels

  • Advice Sought on 6ft Draft in Eastern Pamlico Sound, off the ICW

    We like to think that Skipper Pozun is responding to recent postings extolling the virtues on Manteo, NC, especially a FOCUS ON – Manteo Waterfront Marina. If you sail with a 6ft draft and can offer advice on the areas mentioned, please let us hear from you! Thanks!

    I am traveling south on the ICW to Fla this winter. After entering Albermarle sound N C, i plan to head east to Manteo, Roanoke is., and then south to Ocracoke harbor, Outer Banks NC. Afterwards i will head south to Oriental. I draw 6 feet (SAILBOAT) I want to know the difficulty of maneuvering the route and channels to, in and out, of the first two harbors.
    tony pozun

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  • Good Comments for Manteo Waterfront Marina, Pamlico Sound, NC


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    A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, Manteo Waterfront Marina is located on the western shores of Doughs Creek, northwest of marker #10.

    Click Here for a video on the entrance channel.

    Visited here recently twice. A great stop and stay for at least two days. Rent car from local Ford dealer is best. The channel while challenging for first timers is actually easy. This channel is a good example of fear of unknown.
    John Winter

    Also see FOCUS ON – Manteo Waterfront Marina

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s North Carolina Marina Directory Listing For Manteo Waterfront Marina

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Manteo Waterfront Marina

  • FOCUS ON – Manteo Waterfront Marina, Pamlico Sound


    Manteo Waterfront Marina is now run by the Town of Manteo.  It boasts 53 slips that can accommodate boats up to 140 feet.  The marina is situated right next to  historic downtown Manteo on a boardwalkWe heartily recommend a visit to Manteo, NC, with its really good restaurants, plentiful shopping and access to multiple historical attractions. And, you simply can’t do better than to coil your lines at SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, Manteo Waterfront Marina. Tell Captain Carl we sent you!!!

    Cruisers who have not visited Manteo in the past fifteen years will hardly recognize the waterfront or the downtown district. The city docks have been completely rebuilt and expanded and the downtown is filled with interesting shops, restaurants, shoreside businesses of all descriptions with classical-style buildings that await exploration by visiting cruisers.
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    The Manteo Waterfront Marina was constructed as part of Manteo’s redevelopment for the celebration of America’s 400th Anniversary, but its history starts long before the pleasure boats and boardwalk. The waterfront in Manteo acted as the hub of industry and commerce in Dare County for many years. There were oil tanks and fishing boats dotting the old wharfs and fish houses. There was an ice plant to package fish for transport, where Roanoke Island Festival Park now hosts concerts and performances. What was once the center of life in Dare County with busy court days and mail arriving by ship is now host to a quiet marina, maritime history center, and a replica of the Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse.
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    The Manteo Waterfront Marina, situated on Doughs Creek, is one of three marinas in Shallowbag Bay and the best escape from a hard northeast wind on the north end of Roanoke Island. A short pleasurable cruise following the alternate route Manteo Waterfront Marina is approximately five miles off the ICW. Numerous boatyards and service providers are close by and can be contacted with information provided by Dockmaster, Carl Jordan. It needs to be noted, that Carl runs a “tight ship” for Manteo Waterfront Marina and is a wealth of local knowledge as to what is happening in the area. Visiting cruisers’ can rest assured they are in excellent hands while staying in his marina.
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    Manteo Waterfront Marina welcomes transient cruisers. This quaint marina has 53 slips and can accommodate vessels up to 150’. Power (30, 50, and 100 amp) service is available along with water, cable and wifi. There is a well-kept comfort station with laundry services, shower facilities, and boater’s library with varied titles. A pump station is available with fuel docks close by. The amenities at Manteo Waterfront Marina are complemented by colorful landscaping set against idyllic Doughs Creek. Few will find a visit here to be anything less than appealing. There is over a mile of public boardwalk with on ground grilling facilities and dining area set up to host clubs.
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    There are restaurants and shops steps from the marina and the grocery store is a quarter of a mile away. Roanoke Island is also host to numerous attractions. The Lost Colony, the longest running outdoor drama in the country, plays nightly from May through August. North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island is open daily and features numerous exhibits. Also on Roanoke Island are Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, the Elizabethan Gardens and the Alligator River National Wildlife Visitors Center. See where your seafood really comes from by visiting the very southern end of Roanoke Island and pick up todays catch straight from the docks.

    A quick drive over the Washington Baum Bridge and you are at the beaches of the northern Outer Banks. There are many sites to visit and restaurants. Be sure to catch the sunset from Jockey’s Ridge State Park and don’t miss the opportunity to walk in the footsteps of the Wright Brothers at the Wright Brothers National Memorial.

    For more information please visit: http://www.townofmanteo.com/marina

    Or contact Dockmaster, Carl Jordan at 252-305-4800
    The Marina monitors channel 16 and uses Channel 9 as their working channel

    Already on your way? Check this video for helpful tip to approach the marina:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNIMU1Uspqg

    Still contemplating a trip? This should seal the deal.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VKRALDBaOY

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s North Carolina Marina Directory Listing For Manteo Waterfront Marina

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  • As Usual: Shoaling Reported near Hatteras Inlet, Pamlico Sound, NC


    As you will see by the Navigation Alert symbols on the Chartview page, shoaling has been par for the course through this area. And, as we have been advising for years, no one should attempt to make use of this inlet channel without very specific local knowledge!

    NC – HATTERAS INLET – SOUTH FERRY TERMINAL – SHOALING
    Mariners are advised that an aera of shoaling has been reported IVO of Hatteras Inlet between South Ferry Terminal Lighted buoy 1SF (LLNR 28699.1) and South Ferry Terminal Buoy 6SF (LLNR 28707) to depths as low as 2.6 feet mean low water. Mariners are requested to transit the area with caution. Chart 11555 LNM 31/15

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

  • Good Report from National Park Service Docks, Ocracoke, NC Pamlico Sound


    Last summer, the National Park Service Docks  had closed in anticipation of Hurricane Arthur, see http://cruisersnet.net/?p=143288, but re-opened for business after having suffered only minimal damage from the storm. Now as Skipper Noel confirms, the docks and businesses in Ocracoke are all open.. Certainly good news for summer visitors to this beautiful village on the Outer Banks.

    We are currently at the NPS docs and they are up and running. This is pre-season, but there have only been a few boats in and out. Dockage is $1.25 per foot per night, power is $2.00/$5.00. There is an updated sidewalk leading to the village. We had a great meal at Dajio and a great one at Eduardo’s Taco Truck. We enjoy the relaxed pre-season vibe on Ocracoke!
    Katherine Noel

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s North Carolina Marina Directory Listing For Ocracoke National Park Service Docks

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Ocracoke National Park Service Docks

  • Bonner Bridge Restricted to Shallow Draft Vessels, Pamilco Sound, Outer Banks, NC


    Shoaling in the Oregon Inlet has become so severe that it undermined the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge over Oregon Inlet resulting in the closure of the bridge to road traffic in 2013. See http://cruisersnet.net/?p=129461. Oregon Inlet is definitely not a recommended passage.

    NC – OREGON INLET – BONNER BRIDGE REGULATED NAVIGATION AREA
    Mariners are advised that Coast Guard Sector North Carolina is enforcing a regulated navigation area IVO Herbert C. Bonner bridge in Oregon Inlet, NC in accordance with 33 CFR 165.520. Any vessel with a draft greater than 2 feet may not transit within 100 yards of the Bonner Bridge. The U.S. Coast Guard will continue to monitor the conditions of the waterway and update the Regulated Navigation Area as necessary. For any questions or concerns, please contact Sector North Carolina Command Center at (910) 343-3880. Chart 12204 LNM:13/15

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Oregon Inlet

  • More on Alternates to Alligator River during the Swing Bridge Repairs


     

    With the disabled Alligator River Bridge closed to navigation, see http://cruisersnet.net/?p=147457, longtime contributors George Barr and Rick Brass offer alternatives to the Alligator River portion of the Waterway. Rick Brass even offers free dockage at Washington City Docks, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR! Information on all the marinas mentioned below can be found on SSECN’s Homepage under CRUISING NEWS AND REFERENCE DIRECTORIES – North Carolina. See http://cruisersnet.net/?p=147457 for more discussion of alternate routes.

    To any northbound cruisers in the interim. The alternate route starts at Oriental …down the Neuse River and into the Pamlico Sound heading north.
    Possible stops/marinas are Silver Lake in Ocracoke, Big Trout Marina in Englehard (45 miles from Oriental on the Western shore of the Pamlico), Manteo Waterfront Marina off Shallowbag Bay on Roanoke Island 45 miles from Big Trout…and then north through the Albemarle to Coinjock 35 miles away.
    The passage is open and deep and has only one fully 65′ bridge and is 17 miles shorter than the ICW. Of course, weather must be considered as it is less protected. Hope this helps in the interim.
    George Barr

    If northbound cruisers are on a schedule during the bridge repairs, and need an alternate route, I would suggest leaving the ICW at the crossing of the Pamlico River (at about SM 150) and swing east. You will go through Pamlico Sound, with potential stops in Engelhart on the west side of the sound and Manteo on Roanoke Island, and return to Albemarle Sound and the ICW on the north side of Roanoke Island. Manteo, BTW, is a nice cruising destination and well worth the trip.
    If you have time to wait for the bridge to be repaired and are looking for an hospitable spot to wait and explore, swing west about 25 miles on the Pamlico River and visit the Washington Waterfront Docks. Easy access with deep water slips. A number of good restaurants and places to explore. A good place to provision, with West Marine and a number of parts suppliers and repair opportunities. And if you need a free slip without power and water (but with nice heads and showers, and laundry facilities for boaters) you can mention this post and I will waive the 48 hour limit on free dockage.
    Rick Brass
    Dockmaster
    Washington Waterfront Docks

    Click Here To View the North Carolina Cruisers’ Net Marina Directory Listing For the Washington City Docks

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

  • NPS and Ocracoke, Open for Business, Ocracoke, NC Pamlico Sound


    According to a National Parks spokesperson, the National Park Service Docks in Ocracoke, which had closed in anticipation of Hurricane Arthur, see http://cruisersnet.net/?p=143288, have re-opened for business after having suffered only minimal damage from the storm. The spokesperson confirmed, too, that most businesses in Ocracoke are open as well. Certainly good news for summer visitors to this beautiful village on the Outer Banks.

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s North Carolina Marina Directory Listing For Ocracoke National Park Service Docks

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Ocracoke National Park Service Docks

  • Ocracoke National Service Docks Now Open, Pamilco Sound, NC


    The last report SSECN received was in May of this year (http://cruisersnet.net/?p=140772) indicated that the docks were closed for renovation. However, the very nice folks at nearby Anchorage Marina confirmed today that the National Parks Service Docks are now open. So if you have stopped into Silver Lake and can provide further confirmation, please do so! The Ocracoke National Park Service Docks lie on the northern shores of Ocracoke’s Silver Lake, just east of the harbor entrance.
    July 2: A spokesperson with the Park Service confirmed that all facilities at the docks are fully functional.

    Anybody have an update on the repair/re-wiring of the federal docks???
    I have heard all is completed and are now open but cannot get confirmation.
    Thanks much
    Capt. Ron

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s North Carolina Marina Directory Listing For Ocracoke National Park Service Docks

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  • Report from West Thorofare Bay – West Bay Anchorage, off the AICW, on Pamlico Sound


    This anchorage is west of West Thorofare Bay’s #11WB marker; West Thorofare Bay lies south of West Bay; West Bay cuts the extreme southern shore of Pamlico Sound. We don’t hear much about this anchorage, so we are grateful to Skipper Merriman for this report.

    First of all, shame on me for my poor chart reading. This anchorage is a long way off Pamlico Sound.
    The route in is fairly easy with a chart plotter. Had plenty of water under the boat all the way in. There was 8 feet of water in the anchorage.
    The winds were out of the West @ 21kts when I anchored and got settled in. The boat did a lot of swinging and turning. Not much bouncing though which was nice. Some time during the night I dragged the anchor a bit. When I hoisted the anchor this morning, it came up clean so I am unable to say what the bottom is like. Grass maybe??
    This anchorage is in a marsh. There is no “land” nearby, so there is no stretching your legs or giving your pets a break.
    I was in the anchorage by myself. Had one boat come by the next morning. Other than that it was peaceful.
    The Air Force bombing range was active but too far away to see anything.
    W. Merriman, s/v Sheila B

    Click Here To View the North Carolina Cruisers’ Net Anchorage Directory Listing For West Thorofare Bay

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    34 56.585 North/076 23.529 West

  • Summer and Fall Excitement in Manteo, NC, Pamlico Sound

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    Manteo Waterfront Marina is now run by the Town of Manteo.  It boasts 53 slips that can accommodate boats up to 140 feet.  The marina is situated right next to  historic downtown Manteo on a boardwalkWaterfront Marina is located on the western shores of Doughs Creek, northwest of Shallowbag Bay marker #10, off Roanoke Sound, and north of the great Pamlico Sound.
    Our thanks to Assistant Dockmaster, George Barr, for sending this list of waterfront activities. Note especially the need to reserve a slip immediately for July 4th! Manteo

    I’ve also enclosed a list of special events in Manteo for the summer & fall that boaters will want to be aware of:
    Manteo Special Events Summer/Fall 2014
    *Saturdays…8am till noon Downtown Manteo Farmer’s Market…produce, crafts, gifts
    *First Friday…of every month 6PM, great street music, merchants hospitality &specials&late hours
    *Dare Day… June 7th, art, crafts, special events, kid fun and street food.
    *July 4th… Take a trip back to the 1950’s with an old fashioned 4th..FIREWORKS SHOW and events all day.
    Minimum 2 day reservation for boaters. Almost FULL as of 5/14…reserve NOW!
    *New World Art Festival…dockside August 13/14…wonderful art and crafts of all kinds.
    George Barr

    Click Here To View the Eastern Florida Cruisers’ Net Marina Directory Listing For Manteo Waterfront Marina

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  • Manteo Waterfront Marina Produces Superb Video Showing How to Run the Shallowbag Bay Entrance Channel (Roanoke Sound, NC)

    Manteo Waterfront Marina is now run by the Town of Manteo.  It boasts 53 slips that can accommodate boats up to 140 feet.  The marina is situated right next to  historic downtown Manteo on a boardwalk
    SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, Manteo Waterfront Marina has produced a really useful video about how to successfully navigate the Shallowbag Bay entrance channel from the waters of Roanoke Sound to the Manteo waterfront. Not only does the commentator describe the channel via NOAA Chart 12205, but there is a HIGHLY useful on-the-water sequence where navigators can visually  review exactly what they will see from the water while running the channel.
    This video is especially useful for these waters, as they are populated by a huge collection of aids to navigation, some of which are founded in shoal water, and the channel is narrow, in spots, and changeable.
    So, if you have any idea of visiting the popular port of call in Manteo, NC, may we strongly urge you to follow this link!

    http://www.tinyurl.com/manteochannel

    Thank you so much Claiborne and Manteo Marina. I’ve approached that turn several times with my heart in my throat because of uncertainty with all those markers. I’ll be there next week once again, but this time, I’ll be confident thanks to the video.
    Dick Mills

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