Located on the Southern Outer Banks in beautiful Atlantic Beach, NC, Anchorage Marina boasts a protected, deepwater harbor, making it a perfect spot for deep sea fishing as well as sound fishingMcCotters Marina, Washington, NCRiver DunesR. E. Mayo DocksColumbia Marina on the Scuppernong RiverEdenton, NC - the prettiest town in the South!910-269-2380 The new 82-slip Deep Point Marina is located on the Cape Fear River in Southport, NC, and offers fuel and transient dockage, as well as daily, monthly and annual slip rentals. The marina is adjacent to the new Bald Head Island Ferry Terminal, which houses a snack bar (open seasonally) that offers grab-and-go food options, soft drinks, beer, wine and coffee. In addition, the Deep Point Marina is convenient to Southport's shopping, restaurants and historic district, and offers easy ocean access. Carolina Yacht Care
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 boardwalkToucan Grill and Fresh Bar in Oriental, NCOur marina  is your boating access to Albemarle Sound, the largest freshwater sound in the country—55 miles long and 15 miles at its widest point. Placed strategically at the mouth of Yeopim Creek, the marina is just beyond the high insurance line saving boaters significantly on their insurance rates.Coinjock Marina, your #1 stop for good fuel prices and great dining on the AICW/North Carolina - Virginia CutSouthport MarinaDowry Creek MarinaPort City Marina - Wilmington, NCMorehead City Yacht Basin

All North Carolina Cruising News

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 12-28-2010

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Below, you will discover our COMPLETE listing of North Carolina cruising news/postings from fellow cruisers, arranged in chronological order, based on publication date. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO NARROW YOUR SELECTION of NC 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 “North Carolina.” A drop down menu will appear, with a blue background, Now, click on “NC Regional Cruising News.” A sub-drop-down menu will now appear, listing 13 North Carolina 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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Light Blue Background Denotes Postings Concerned with “AICW Problem Stretches”

“Paddle for the Border”, May 3, 2014, Dismal Swamp Canal, AICW Alternate Route

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 04-15-2014

Set in beautiful Camden Count, NC, the Dismal Swamp Canal Welcome Center provides free dockage for cruisers' on the Dismal Swamp AICW Alternate Route

Dismal Swamp Welcome Center – Click for Chartview

PLEASE, NO WAKE! as you pass these paddlers. Go slow and enjoy the Canal!
The Dismal Swamp Canal Welcome Center, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR!, is located on the east shore of the like-named Canal at Statute Mile 28 and would be a great place to watch and cheer on the participants.

VA – CHESAPEAKE – DISMAL SWAMP CANAL
MARINERS ARE ADVISED THAT THE PADDLE FOR THE BORDER WILL TAKE PLACE ON MAY 3, 2014 ON THE DISMAL SWAMP CANAL. THE EVENT WILL COMMENCE AT 7 A.M. AND LAST UNTIL 3 P.M. THE SAME DAY. WHILE THE EVENT SHOULD NOT IMPEDE TRAFFIC, MARINERS SHOULD USE CAUTION WHILE TRANSITTING THE AREA.

Click Here To View the North Carolina Cruisers’ Net Marina Directory Listing For the Dismal Swamp Canal Welcome Center

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Washington, NC’s Saturday Market Opens April 19th, Pamlico River, off the AICW

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 04-15-2014

Whether you want to revisit the past or satisfy your curiosities, discover the arts or explore your true nature, you can do it from the heart of the Inner Banks - Washington, North Carolina. 800 546 0

Washington City Docks – Click for Chartview

Washington, NC, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, is one of the most delightful ports of call on the North Carolina coastline. The town is located off the direct path of the AICW, but it’s usually a pleasant 30 mile cruise upstream on Pamlico River from the Waterway’s passage across this body of water to the Washington City Docks.
These delightful Saturday Markets run through October 11th and offer fresh produce and local seafood, as well as an artisan fair of crafts and artwork. The Market operates from 8AM to Noon and is located near the Washington City Docks.

For full details go to:
http://www.washingtononthewater.com/Saturdaymarket.html

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REMINDER: Northern Mouth of Alligator River, Problem Stretch, AICW Statute Mile 81

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 04-14-2014

A reminder to everyone that the location of markers through this stretch does not coincide with older charts or with the Magenta line. Our oft repeated advice: follow the markers, not the Magenta line! Smaller buoys are often difficult to spot and require a reduction in speed and a sharp lookout!
For more comments on the area, see http://cruisersnet.net/?p=125911 and http://cruisersnet.net/?p=101600 and http://cruisersnet.net/?p=56971.

Temporary floating red buoy! Didn’t go aground but S/V ahead of us did! Slow and easy!
Adventure

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Request for Information on National Park Service Docks in Ocracoke, Pamilco Sound, NC

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 04-09-2014

Silver Lake - Click for Chartview

Silver Lake – Click for Chartview

The Ocracoke National Park Service Docks are on the northern shores of Silver Lake Harbor, just east of its entrance.

Would love to hear if anyone has stayed at the NPS dock in the past few months. We sailed to Ocracoke about a year ago and the NPS docks were covered in bird droppings and looked to be in disrepair. The fellow at the desk at the adjacent museum (or whatever that building is) wasn’t happy to be answering questions about it! So we just anchored that time, but would like more current information for an upcoming trip.
Kathrine Noel

I’m reporting in [from Ocracoke] that the NPS docks are closed and “under construction”. There is obvious construction on the sidewalks and there was a tiny sign saying the docks were closed. There is a new dingy dock that is very nice. We used it, though it’s behind the construction area, so it probably couldn’t be used during the work week. Had a delicious dinner at the Flying Melon. I did forget to say that the docks are supposed to be ready for service in May. We’ll see; I’m not confident!!
Headed to Belhaven tomorrow to wait out the yucky weather. Will post a review of that visit too!
Kathrine Noel

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US 70, Morehead City – Newport River Bridge Repairs, AICW Statute Mile 203.8

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 04-09-2014

Morehead City Newport River Bridge – Click for Chartview

While few cruisers will be affected by these night-time repairs, it’s good to be aware of any unusual activities on the Waterway. High-Rise US 70 bridge crosses the Waterway just north of the Morehead City Railway and connects Morehead City and Beaufort, NC.

NC – BEAUFORT INLET AND SOUTHERN CORE SOUND – NEWPORT RIVER – BRIDGE REPAIR
Mariners are advised that concrete and shotcrete repairs will be conducted at the US 70/High Rise (fixed) Bridge, at AICW mile 203.8, across Newport River in Morehead City, NC beginning April 14, 2014 and continue through July 14, 2014, between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. A temporary snooper crane/work platform shall be suspended at various locations from atop the bridge along with a barge in the waterway. The waterway shall remain open. We advise mariners to check for future notices on this project and should use extreme caution when transiting the area. Chart: 11545 LNM: 14/14

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Dredging Underway at AICW/Mason Inlet Intersection, Statute Mile 280

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 04-09-2014

AICW/Mason Inlet – Click for Chartview

As promised on Ferbuary 1st (see http://cruisersnet.net/?p=134874), dredging has begun at AICW/Mason Inlet intersection. The SSECN has had a Navigation Alert posted for this intersection since August 5, 2013 due to reports and LNMs about severe shoaling. Until the dredging is completed, the need for caution in any passage through the Waterway/Mason Inlet intersection is still warranted.

NC –NEUSE RIVER TO MYRTLE GROVE SOUND – NEW RIVER TO CAPE FEAR RIVER- AIWW – MASON INLET – DREDGING
The Dredge WILKO will be conducting dredging operations at Mason Inlet Crossing from 04 April until 20 April, 2014. The dredge and assisting vessels MISS LEANNE and PROUD MARY will monitor VHF-FM channels 13, 16 and 78. A floating rubber and submerged polyethylene pipeline associated with dredging operation will traverse southeasterly from the AIWW to upland Disposal Area DA-241. Pipeline, vessels and established crossings will be visibly lighted and marked with floating buoys in accordance with Coast Guard regulations. Mariners are urged to use extreme caution in the area, transit at their slowest safe speed to minimize wake, and proceed with caution after passing arrangements have been made with dredge plant. Chart: 11541 LNM: 14/14

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Dismal Swamp Route Recommended, AICW Alternate Route

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 04-07-2014

Set in beautiful Camden Count, NC, the Dismal Swamp Canal Welcome Center provides free dockage for cruisers' on the Dismal Swamp AICW Alternate Route

Dismal Swamp Welcome Center – Click for Chartview

The Dismal Swamp Canal Welcome Center, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR!, is located on the east shore of the like-named Canal at Statute Mile 28.
The Dismal Swamp Canal State Park Bridge, with 0 ft vertical clearance, is a small, pedestrian foot bridge that crosses the canal just south of the Dismal Swamp Canal Welcome Center. This span had malfunctioned, and could not be opened. However, this situation has been remedied and the Dismal Swamp Canal is now open to navigation.

These good comments about the Great Dismal Swamp Canal come from our friends at America’s Great Loop Cruisers’ Association’s forum.

Re: Dismal Swamp or other route:
The Great Dismal, by all means. Passed thru that way last July in our 30′ Trawler, draft 3.4 feet. A great way to prepare for the hustle & bustle you will encounter at mile Zero and further north. Teems with wildlife and is almost empty of people & waterfront homes. It is anything BUT, Dismal.
May you have fair winds and following seas,
Bill & Bonnie Sweeney
The Elissa II

We like the Great Dismal Swamp route so much, that unless the canal is closed, we always take the canal route. The stops at Elizabeth City free town docks, South Mills, the Welcome Center and the docks south of Deep Creek Lock, all free, make this a must do. The canal transit itself it beautiful. Here are a couple of our blog posts that might give you some details.
http://trawler-beach-house.blogspot.com/2013/07/elizabeth-city-north-carolina-harbor-of.html
http://trawler-beach-house.blogspot.com/2013/07/the-great-dismal-swamp-canal-and.html
Chuck Baier

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New (Second) Free Dock in Oriental, NC, Neuse River, AICW Statute Mile 181

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 04-03-2014

Oriental, NC – Click for Chartview

A phone call to TownDock.net confirmed the new free dock which is located just to the southwest of the fuel dock at Oriental Marina and Condos. The dock is c. 70ft in length and for now does not have amenities, although adding water, electric and a restroom, as well as more length is being discussed. SSECN is grateful to Skipper Valinoti for bringing this new facility to the attention of our readers, just in time for the Spring Migration!

Has anyone reported on the new, additional, free town dock?? It is located to the right of the Oriental Marina and is about 80 ft long with room for 4 cruising boats depending on length. Presently there are not any ammenities. However, it is planned to have heads and showers along with a pump out.
Joe Valinoti

Truly a shame that (south) Florida doesn’t treat cruisers the way places like Oriental do. Seems you almost have to go north out of FL to get that southern hospitality…
Wally Moran

The new dock is quite nice and solid looking. Only problem is that the south side of the dock is partially blocked due to the Lady Deborah, a large shrimper being docked on the next dock to the south. According to one of the locals, the Lady Deborah hasn’t moved from this spot in a quite a while.
If you don’t have too wide a beam you’d fit just fine, but it would be tight, not to mention if you have two boats on this side the one closer to shore would be blocked in.
All in all, well done Oriental. Free town docks like this should be the norm, and not the exception.
Rick Morrow

Stopped at the new pier the day after they finished it. Was the first Trawler to use it i was told. A very nice well built pier. The Rest. At the Marina there has great food and drink. Oriental is always a great stop free pier or no free pier.
The “Fire Dog” & Crew
Raymond W Smith

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North Carolina Mariners Museum Annex, Beaufort, NC Now Offering Transient Dockage, Near St. M. 201)

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 04-01-2014

NC Mariners Museum Annex Docks - Beaufort, NC

NC Mariners Museum Annex Docks – Beaufort, NC – Google Earth

The Salty Southeast Cruisers’ Net just received an e-mail from former “Coastal Cruising” magazine contributor, Captain Brent Creelman, who now works with the North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort, North Carolina. As you will read below, the museum annex, which lies at the intersection of the Gallants Channel and Town creek, north of the eventually to be replaced (with a high-rise) Grayden Paul bridge, near 34°43.669′N,76°40.054′W, is now offering transient dockage for visiting vessels. The transient rate is a VERY reasonable $1.00 per foot, per night!
While power and water connections are available, there are no other shoreside facilities, and it will be a hefty walk (or a very quick taxi ride) from this facility to the many delights and dining attractions in downtown Beaufort. Mariners should also be advised that to reach these docks, they must either navigate the Bulkhead Channel from Beaufort Inlet, and then pass through the restricted Grayden Paul Bridge, or run the somewhat iffy (but still very do-able), Russell Slue – Gallant Channel route from the AICW to a point just short of Town Creek.
martimemuseumannexdocksEven with those mild disadvantages, many cruisers will be understandably enticed by the dockage rates featured at these docks. If interested, drop Captain Creelman an email, or give him a call!

Ahoy Fellow Mariners!
The Friends of the North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort invites transient vessels and historically significant craft to visit and be our guests at the museum’s expansion site on Gallants Channel just north of downtown.
The facility has deep water wharfs running some 1,500’ and floating docks with 10 slips and a 100’ face dock.
The Friends of the Museum is offering a very reasonable short term dockage rate of just $1/foot per night, or $10/foot per month.
Water and power are available but there are no shore side facilities at this time. There is ample parking on site.
Located less than a mile from the AICW the site is well protected, has plenty of water depth, and is just a mile from Beaufort’s Front Street.
Brent Creelman
Director of Operations
Friends of the Museum
brent@maritimefriends.org
252-728-2762

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Southport Marina, Zimmerman Marine and Carolina Yacht Care Combine to Offer Free Weather and Navigation Briefs During the Spring, 2014 Transient Season (St. M. 309)

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 03-31-2014

Southport MarinaCarolina Yacht CareNow here is an absolutely wonderful idea and a genuinely invaluable service to the cruising community, courtesy of TWO SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSORS, Southport Marina, and Carolina Yacht Care. Late every afternoon from April 2 through June 15 (2014), join Skipper Hank Pomeranz, co-owner of Carolina Yacht Care, on the docks at Southport Marina for an informal discussion of upcoming weather events. Hank is a retired US Navy meteorologist, and you can bet his information will be extremely valuable, based on the most up to date National Weather Service information available.” I can’t think of a better way to spend a late afternoon while northward bound on the AICW than exchanging information with Hank and fellow cruisers.

Skipper Pomeranz will also be covering AICW navigational issues, using both Local Notice to Mariners, and information from the Salty Southeast Cruisers’ Net. We promise to keep Hank well supplied with the latest Waterway information, courtesy of both our own research and data submitted by your fellow cruiser!
Who knows, I may even pop down to Southport from time to time and participate in these sessions. Hope to see you there!!!!!

navbriefwelcomeHeaded north through Southport, NC this spring? The two things we hear most in discussions amongst cruisers are concerns for coastal weather, winds and seas and navigation issues on the ICW. Well Southport Marina, in historic Southport NC, decided to do something about it.
Teaming with Carolina Yacht Care (cYc) and Zimmerman Marine, Southport Marina invites you to join them during the Spring 2014 transient season for daily “Weather and Navigation Briefs on the Dock” – a free, one of a kind service geared towards transiting boaters. These informal discussions are an opportunity for you to join fellow cruisers at the end of the day for a presentation and interactive discussion on weather and navigation issues for the next leg of your journey.
Retired US Navy meteorologist, cruising sailor and owner of Carolina Yacht Care – Hank Pomeranz, will host the daily discussions. Hank will review the current National Weather Service advisories, watches and warnings, analyses and forecast charts and discuss the resultant forecasts for winds and seas, precipitation, temperatures, fog and severe weather potential for the Carolina coast north of Southport.
On the ICW navigation side, Hank will draw from the US Army Corps of Engineers surveys, Notices to Mariners, recent fellow cruiser postings in cooperation with Salty Southeast Cruiser’s Net and local knowledge.
And, you won’t have to memorize everything presented. They’ll have handouts you can take back to your boat and review at your leisure.
Briefings will be held daily from 2 April 2014 through 15 June 2014 at the marina docks.
Daily “Weather and Navigation Briefs at the Dock”: yet another great reason to stop and stay with us at Southport Marina.
Hank Whitley, CMM
Marina Manager

And, here are some additional comments, courtesy of Skipper Pomeranz:

masoninletsurveyWith regards to the briefs, the Navigation portion draws information from several sources – SSECN, USCG, USACE, cruiser comments, etc… “We” (meaning those of us who are performing services to our cruising brethren) have this unique opportunity to be standing in front of some of them daily and talking specific navigation issues.
I want to take advantage of this one on one and make a strong point that, as our fellow cruisers continue their journeys, their feedback into the knowledge base is critical in helping those who follow. They will leave here with a chart snippet and description from SSECN relevant to known or suspected problem areas. They will also have the latest USACE survey image for those areas.
Armed with that info, we will ask them to “pay it forward” and send an email describing their passage through the worrisome areas…an email to me, so that I can immediately update the daily brief and an email to SSECN, so you can have it for the biweekly Alerts and your website.
I will emphasize that reports from cruisers need to feature specific info…Date, tide level, draft, etc. Nothing is more frustrating than reading through comments without that info.
Hank Pomeranz

Hank Pomeranz has worked with us since we brought our Bristol 47.7 Frances to Southport from Maine in November 2013. He has proven to be highly conscientious and reliable with yacht services and has gone the extra mile for us at every turn. Hank is a real asset to local mariners. Having been caught by afternoon weather in small boats around front and in the river since 1969 – we will look forward to his information and thoughts on the weather and sailing and ICW conditions.
Van and Emily Beck

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Good Words for Edenton, NC – off the AICW on Western Albemarle Sound

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 03-29-2014

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Edenton, NC - the prettiest town in the South!Edenton, NC, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, holds a special place in my own heart. During my younger days, this historic community often served as a “base of operations” as my Father and I searched the waters of all the nearby rivers for that elusive quarry known as the largemouth bass. If Edenton actually sat along the track of the AICW, it would be as popular as Beaufort.

Another 2 day dock courtesy city in North Carolia is Edenton. Another beautiful stop.
Alan

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Celebrate “NC Beer Month” in Edenton, NC (Albemarle Sound, NC), April, 2014

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 03-26-2014

Edenton, NC - the prettiest town in the South!Now here is an event sure to please the heart and palate of many cruisers. And, ALL the events described below, are to be found within walking distance of the Edenton, NC (A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR) City Docks! Now, there is more reason than ever to depart the familiar confines of the AICW, and cruise west on Albemarle Sound to this completely delightful port of call!!!

ncbeermonthNC Beer Month
Edenton, NC – Make your own history in “one of America’s prettiest towns” as recognized by Forbes.com while celebrating NC Beer Month. History, Beauty and Charm will highlight your visit as you walk in the footsteps of your colonial forefathers for tastings, learning and experiencing some of North Carolina’s finest brews. National Historic Landmarks with outstanding architecture nestled along the Albemarle Sound will be your spring-time setting for tours, gardens, art, and music. After a paddle along the creeks, touring or shopping, a refreshment stop along Broad and Water Streets at 309 Bistro, Waterman’s Grill or on the Edenton Bay Trading Patio for one of NC’s favorite craft beers will be the best way to end a perfect day. So if NC Beer, NC Peanuts and NC River Lighthouses are among some of the things you enjoy most, we invite you to make Edenton a visit decision especially during the month of April.

Saturday, April 5 and 12, 2014
Taverns and Trollies
In Celebration of NC Beer Month:
“Step onboard the Edenton Trolley and explore Colonial America’s connection to beer and drinking culture. See former sites of Taverns and the role they played in Edenton and its people. While touring stop at historical locales and taste some of the present day craft brews of our great State.” Trolley Torus leave from the Penelope Barker House Welcome Center, 505 South Broad Street, at 3:30 pm and a cost of $10.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Brews on the Bay at Edenton Bay Trading Company
Come and join us for an Edenton Bay Tasting Festival of North Carolina Craft Beers, represented by 10 NC Breweries, 30 + Beers, and a “Cask Conditioned Ale” from the Duck Rabbit Brewery. Enjoy a real North Carolina Pig Pickin’ by the “Brews Brothers” with all the fixins’ and Ms. Leslie’s Famous Banana Pudding! And don’t forget your dancin’ shoes! – “Out ‘N the Cold” will be playin’ up a storm with their classic rock sounds with that bluegrass twang! Tickets available at Edenton Bay Trading Company, 113 West Water Street – 5 – 9 pm; $50 (designated driver tickets are $40), all major credit cards accepted; 252-482-4045.

Friday, April 25, 2014
Boogie on Broad with the Embers
“Don’t miss this Family-Friendly Street Dance on South Broad! Come Boogie to The Embers, widely considered a musical MARVEL, the band is responsible for laying the groundwork for Beach Music in the Carolinas, Virginias, the gulf coast region of North America and every beach in between. Held annually, this great event is sponsored by Destination Downtown Edenton and will Celebrate NC Beer Month by offering select NC Craft Beers.” Time of event is 7 – 10 pm; free and contact is 252-333-0655.

Celebrating all Month Long
NC Hometown Flavors come to 309 Bistro & Spirits
An addition of selected NC Brews are offered during the month of April featuring Natty Green’s Southern Pale Yale from Greensboro and Torch Pilsner Hoppyum IPA from Winston-Salem for those that love warm citrusy American hops; Monday 11 am – 2 pm, Tuesday – Thursday 11 am – 2 pm and 5 – 9 pm, Friday and Saturday 11 am – 9 pm; 309 South Broad Street; 252-482-0997

Edenton Bay Trading Company Patio
A selection of NC Craft Beers from Mystery Brewing, Duck Rabbit, Rail House, Lone Rider, Aviator and Weeping Radish can be enjoyed; Monday – Saturday 10 am – 6 pm and Sunday 12 noon – 5 pm; 113 West Water Street; 252-482-4045

Celebrating NC Beer Month and EARTH DAY at Waterman’s Grill
Waterman’s Grill will feature a selection from Mother Earth Brewing Co. in Kinston, NC beers for only $3 a bottle in addition to their Highland Brewery Beers. Be good to your Mother! Earth Day is April 22nd! Open Monday – Saturday 4:30 pm – until; 427 South Broad Street; 252-482-7733

The celebration of NC Beer Month is in cooperation with the NC Division of Tourism, Film and Sports. To find out more about the program, please go to http://www.ncbeermonth.com.

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Elizabeth City, NC’s Mariners Wharf City Docks Adds New Bathroom and Shower Building (St. M. 50.5, Dismal Swamp Canal Alternate Route)

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 03-21-2014

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Entrance Into New Elizabeth City Showers

We are very pleased to report that SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, Elizabeth City, NC has just opened a new bathroom and shower facility immediately adjacent to the free (for 48 hours) Mariner’s Wharf city docks. What a GREAT addition to what is already one of the most cruiser friendly communities to be found ANYWHERE!

New Restroom and Shower Facilities Now Open in Elizabeth City
Recreational boaters who cruise into Elizabeth City, N.C., now have a place to freshen up and take a hot shower. Just in time for the spring travel season, new heated restroom and shower facilities have just opened in the Mariners’ Wharf Building at Mariners’ Wharf.
Just steps from the docks, the new facility includes separate men’s and women’s restrooms, one large shower room with a commode and sink, as well as a second shower room that is accessible for people with disabilities. The restrooms are free and open to the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. There is a $5 cash fee to use the showers, payable at either the Elizabeth City Area Convention & Visitors Bureau office or the Elizabeth City Downtown, Inc. office. Both offices are closed on Saturday and Sunday.
One of the New Elizabeth City Showers“We take our city’s reputation as the “Harbor of Hospitality®” seriously, and we hope our boating visitors enjoy these new amenities,” said Charlotte Underwood, director of the Elizabeth City Area Convention & Visitor’s Bureau.
Offering free 48-hour dockage for recreational boaters, Elizabeth City is located in Northeastern North Carolina on the Intracoastal Waterway, halfway between Virginia Beach and the Outer Banks. For additional information, call Elizabeth City Area Convention & Visitors Bureau at 1-866-ECity-4U (1-866-324-8948) or visit DiscoverElizabethCity.com. For up-to-the-minute info on happenings and events visit ElizabethCityHASIt.com

What a great city! I’ve been visiting by boat since back in the day when the original Rose Buddies greeted everyone at the docks, and I go out of my way to return the favor by purchasing groceries, eating out, and patronizing other local businesses. One of my favorite ICW stops and a great reason to take the Dismal Swamp route.
John Kettlewell

AMEN! Kudos to Elizabeth City!
Another 2 day dock courtesy city in North Carolia is Edenton. Another beautiful stop.
Alan

Of course Alan is speaking of another SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, Edenton Harbor City Docks, off the AICW on Western Albemarle Sound. For a complete report on Edenton, go to http://cruisersnet.net/?p=126199

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March 19, 2014: Dismal Swamp Canal Now Open, Alternate Route Statute Mile 28

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 03-19-2014

Set in beautiful Camden Count, NC, the Dismal Swamp Canal Welcome Center provides free dockage for cruisers' on the Dismal Swamp AICW Alternate Route

Dismal Swamp Welcome Center – Click for Chartview

The Dismal Swamp Canal Welcome Center, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR!, is located on the east shore of the like-named Canal at Statute Mile 28.
The Dismal Swamp Canal State Park Bridge, with 0 ft vertical clearance, is a small, pedestrian foot bridge that crosses the canal just south of the Dismal Swamp Canal Welcome Center. This span had malfunctioned, and could not be opened. However, this situation has been remedied and the Dismal Swamp Canal is now open to navigation.

March 20, 2014
Good Morning Everyone,
We received word from Dismal Swamp State Park Superintendent, Joy Greenwood, that as of 5pm last night the State park bridge is fully operational. We are now free and clear and ready for the spring migration. We look forward to seeing our boaters soon. Wishing you all clear skies and happy sailing.
Sarah M. Weeks
Assistant to the Director

UPDATE: March 19, 2014
As of 5 pm this evening the bridge is repaired.  The coast guard and US Amy Corp have been notified.  All is well again.  Thank you all for your patience.
 Sincerely,
Joy Greenwood, Park Superintendent

This article refers to the Dismal Swamp Canal route opening again as of 19 Mar.
Matt the bridge tender
http://www.nao.usace.army.mil/Media/NewsStories/tabid/3058/Article/22588/great-dismal-swamp-canal-pedestrian-bridge-reopens.aspx

 

Click Here To View the North Carolina Cruisers’ Net Marina Directory Listing For the Dismal Swamp Canal Welcome Center

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UPDATE: Hope for Vidant Pungo Hospital, Belhaven, NC, AICW Statute Mile 136

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 03-12-2014

Belhaven NC – Click for Chartview

Vidant Pungo Hospital is a private, not-for-profit 49-bed acute care hospital on the waterfront in Belhaven. Scheduled to be closing on April 1, 2014, there is now a possibility that the hospital facility may be saved. Roger Long sends news from StoryofAmerica.org stating that talks are underway to negotiate a settlement forestalling the closure. Go to http://www.storyofamerica.org/belhaven1

March 17, 2014
There is hope for the hospital.
Roger Long

March 12, 2014
Cruisers with potential medical issues should be aware that may soon be over 100 miles from emergency care even after they get ashore in the Pungo Canal area.
http://www.coffeepartyusa.com/medical_desert_emerging_in_coastal_nc
Roger Long
S/V Strider

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

Repairs Continue on Bonner Bridge, Oregon Inlet, Pamilco Sound, Outer Banks, NC

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 03-12-2014

Oregon Inlet – Click for Chartview

Extensive repairs have been required to the Herbert C. Bonner bridge due to shoaling in the Oregon Inlet (see earlier posting on this subject at http://cruisersnet.net/?p=129657) and may continue for some time.

NC – CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO WIMBLE SHOALS – OREGON INLET – HERBERT C. BONNER BRIDGE – BRIDGE BENT SCOUR AND DECK REPAIRS
Mariners are advised that work will continue through May 31, 2014 for scour, bridge bent, and deck repairs at the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge across Oregon Inlet, at mile 0.9 in Dare County, NC. A mobile hydra lift platform will be utilized from the top of the bridge in various locations and will temporarily reduce the vertical clearance outside the navigable channel by approximately 5 feet. Small sectional barges and a small crane will be utilized north of the navigational channel for scour protection measures between bents 162 to 166. Mariners should use extreme caution when transiting the area. Chart: 12204. LNM: 10/14

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Dredging Confirmed in Shallotte Inlet, near AICW Problem Stretch, Statute Mile 330

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


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

Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s “AICW Problem Stretches” Listing For the AICW/Shalotte Inlet Intersection

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

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

Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s “AICW Problem Stretches” Listing For the AICW/Lockwoods Folly Inlet Intersection

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Celebrate 2014 With The Edenton- Chowan County Tourism Development Authority

Posted by privmadia | Posted on 03-02-2014

Chowan County Tourism Development Authority

Celebrate 2014 with us!

Make your Own History in
“One of America’s Prettiest Towns” says Forbes.com

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Historic Edenton State Historic Site

108 North Broad Street
Open Tuesday – Saturday, 9 am – 5 pm
252-482-2637
Free admission/Fee for Guided Walking Tours
March
1 – 31 Tours Offered Upon Request

 “Women’s History Month Walking Tours”
$10 per adult, $3.50 per child

Departs from the Historic Edenton State Historic Site Visitor Center sharing the history of Edenton with a special emphasis on the women who lived and impacted the town and beyond! Hear the story of the group of ladies that boycotted the taxes on tea and got England’s notice, the story of Harriet Jacobs who escaped the bonds of slavery and fought to free others from the same fate, or the many other stories of the women of Edenton. Tour includes entry to the James Iredell House, St. Paul’s Church, Cupola House,Barker House and 1767 Chowan County Courthouse.
Penelope Barker House
Welcome Center
505 South Broad Street
Open Daily 10 am – 4 pm
252-482-7800
Open as Edenton and Chowan County’s Welcome Center offering information,
exhibits, restrooms, maps and a book and gift shop. Guided
Trolley Tours leaving from this site beginning at 10:30 am, 11:30 am,
1:30 pm and 2:30 pm; Tuesday – Saturday


 

 

Edenton Coffee House
Friday Night Music
3/7 – Country Classic Band of Elizabeth City
3/14 – John Francis with good old songs
3/21 – Folk, Gospel and Americana with Jerry Morgan
3/28 – Instrumental Latin and Light Classical with the  Castigliones
7 pm – no cover charge – musicians play for tips; 252-482-7465

“For God So Loved” by Gloria Emmerich
3/22 – 4/15
Dinner Theater at Nixon’s Catering Banquet Facility through April 15th, noontime.
Call for scheduled dates and ticket pricing, 252-482-4621
504 South Broad Street
Open Monday – Friday, 11 am – 4 pm; Saturday – Sunday, 10 am – 2 pm
252-482-8005
3/28
2-man Art Show featuring the art of Fred Saunders and Fen Rascoe
Exhibit Opening and Reception with exhibit running through mid-April
5:30 – 7:30 pm free and open to the public
3/28, 4/4, 4/11
Take a trip back in time as you journey through the science behind an 18th Century home.
How did colonial North Carolinians stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer, what technology
did they have to prepare their food and light their houses and what other ways did science play into
their daily lives?  The Historic Edenton State Historic Site is proud to offer this special series of tours
as part of the 2014 NC Science Festival at 10 am, 2 pm and 4 pm; $1 for adults, $0.25 for children;
252-482-2637
1101 West Sound Shore Drive
252-482-3606
Waterfront Golfing/Event and Weddings
Edenton Harbor Town Dock
Colonial Park South Broad Street
252-482-2832