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  • Announcement: All North Carolina Cruising News

    PLEASE CAREFULLY READ OUR DISCLAIMER!

    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!

    Yellow Background Denotes Navigation Alert Postings

    Light Blue Background Denotes Postings Concerned with “AICW Problem Stretches”
  • NCDOT Approves Funding to Replace Surf City Swing Bridge, AICW Statute Mile 260.7, Surf City, NC


    For some of us older Waterway cruisers, the continuing replacement of swing, bascule, lift and pontoon bridges with high rise fixed spans is a loss of history. On our family voyages, each bridge we encountered was an experience – an opportunity to deal with current, with timing, and to communicate with an unknown, often unseen Waterway tender serving boaters with their own personalities and special ways. I know it’s progress, but it is also a sterilization process, like old mom and pop shops being replaced by malls. And, like malls, once you have seen a high rise bridge, you have seen them all. Thanks to Tom Beaty for submitting this notice from wral.com. See also http://cruisersnet.net/157769

    NCDOT approves funding to replace Surf City swing bridge

    SURF CITY, N.C. — The days are numbered for the iconic swing bridge connecting Topsail Island and the mainland at Surf City on the North Carolina coast. Read More

    Media outlets report that the state Department of Transportation has approved a $53 million low bid from Balfour Beatty Infrastructure of Wilmington to replace the bridge with a 65-foot-high fixed-span bridge.

    The new bridge will also have a path for bicyclists and pedestrians.

    The old swing bridge has been in operation for more than 60 years.

    Construction on the new bridge could start as early as this fall and the new span should be open in 2020.

    Link: http://www.wral.com/way-of-the-model-t-surf-city-swing-bridge-being-replaced/16037628/

    Read more at http://www.wral.com/way-of-the-model-t-surf-city-swing-bridge-being-replaced/16037628/#a36jZbXBxIzRVhvb.99

    Click Here To View the North Carolina Cruisers’ Net Bridge Directory Listing For Surf City Bridge

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Surf City Bridge

  • October Events Calendar for Elizabeth City, NC, Dismal Swamp Route


    Elizabeth City, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, located at the southern end of the Dismal Swamp Canal Route, and the friendliest-to-boaters community on the Waterway, continues its calendar of exciting events! And we trust that by October, the waters will have receded and the canal will be re-opened, see http://cruisersnet.net/159775

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    “Things to See & Do in Elizabeth City during August”

    CLICK HERE FOR THE COMPLETE OCTOBER CALENDAR

    www.DiscoverElizabethCity.com    www.DiscoverElizabethCity/blog

    Our mailing address is:
    Elizabeth City Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
    400 S. Water St., Suite 101
    Elizabeth City, NC 27909

    Click Here To View the North Carolina Cruisers’ Net Marina Directory Listing For the Mariner’s Wharf Elizabeth City Docks

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of the Mariner’s Wharf Elizabeth City Docks

  • Changes to Nav Aids in Russell Slough, Beaufort , NC, near AICW Statute Mile 202


    For many years now, the northwestern tip of the Gallants Channel, where it intersects the Waterway at Marker #35, has shoaled in completely. Thus, southbound AICW craft, bent on a visit to Beaufort, must abandon the Waterway between markers #29 and #30, and run the marked Russel Slue Channel, until intersecting the Gallants Channel southwest of marker #7.

    ****NC – RUSSELL SLOUGH – GALLANTS CHANNEL – PROPOSED CHANGES AIDS TO NAVIGATION****
    Russell Slough is a non-maintained channel east of Newport Marshes in Beaufort, North Carolina. Gallants Channel is a federally maintained project that connects to the southern end of Russell Slough. However, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers state there are no funds or plans to dredge this project. Due to encroaching shoals in these waterways, both channels require the following changes to appropriately mark and ensure safe navigation of the waterway.
    The Coast Guard proposes to relocate: Read More

    Russell Slough DBN 6A (LLNR 38467)
    Russell Slough Light 7 (LLNR 38470)
    Russell Slough Channel Junction Light RG (LLNR 34855)
    The Coast Guard proposes to establish:
    Russell Slough Buoy 8
    The Coast Guard proposes to discontinue:
    Russell Slough Channel Warning DBN A (LLNR 34852)
    Russell Slough Channel Warning DBN B (LLNR 34853)
    Interested Mariners and other stakeholders are strongly encouraged to comment on the potential impacts this proposal would have on navigational
    safety. You may provide feedback using the U. S. Coast Guard Fifth District Waterway Data Sheet, available online at:
    http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/pdf/lnms/D05%20LNM%202015%20Special%20Notice_Waterway_Proposal%20Feedback%20Form.pdf
    All comments will be carefully considered and are requested prior to 26 October, 2016 to be considered in the analysis. Refer to project number
    05-16-138(D).
    Send comments to CGD5Waterways@uscg.mil or pablo.a.ortiz2@uscg.mil
    U.S. Coast Guard Fifth District
    Waterways Management (dpw)
    Attn: Pablo Ortiz
    431 Crawford Street
    Portsmouth, VA 23704
    Chart 11541, 11545 LNM 38/16

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Intersection of Russell Slough with Gallants Channel

  • Free Week of Dockage, Cape Fear Marina, Cape Fear River, Wilmington, NC


    Here’s an offer you can’t refuse! Not 1 or 2 nights, but a week! Bennett Brothers Yachts/Cape Fear Marina, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, is located on the eastern banks of the northeast Cape Fear River, just north of the Isabel Holmes – Highway 133 bascule bridge, and only a few steps from the downtown Wilmington waterfront.

    South for Winter? Free Week (Slip) Wilmington, NC
    Call for details on your free week of dockage at Bennett Brothers Yachts and Cape Fear Marina! Stop by on your journey south and enjoy historic downtown Wilmington, NC. Take care of those pesky problems at our full service boatyard that have been plaguing your journey and continue south trouble free OR stay awhile and enjoy our southern hospitality! In celebration of our 30th anniversary each boat taking advantage of this offer will receive a FREE signature BBY t-shirt. Offer expires November 30, 2016, certain restrictions apply.

    Click Here To View the North Carolina Cruisers’ Net Marina Directory Listing For Bennett Brothers Yachts/Cape Fear Marina

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Bennett Brothers Yachts/Cape Fear Marina

  • First Wilmington Boat Show a Success, Cape Fear River, Wilmington, NC


    Wilmington is home to two SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSORS, Bennett Brothers/Cape Fear Marina and Port City Marina on the Wilmington downtown waterfront. Such a wonderful, friendly community and such fine marine facilities deserve successful events such as this inaugural boat show.

    The First Wilmington Boat Show Ends on a Major High

    Greenville, SC (Sept. 15, 2016) JBM & Associates, producers of the new Wilmington Boat Show, held September 9-11, in downtown Wilmington, is happy to announce a great new show has been born and the stage has been set for a very long life. “In the 15 years I have been producing boat shows, I have never experienced a first year show that I would consider a major success- until now,” said show founder and JBM & Associates President Jacqui Bomar.
    Read More

    Thom Cross, the General Manager of MarineMax in Wrightsville Beach, NC had the biggest display at the show and said.“The Wilmington Boat Show was an exceptional venue to display our boats for sale. I was pleased with the small boats in the water as well as our Yachts and there was ample space for trailered boats. The amount of traffic exceeded my highest expectation. What a first class way to introduce a top quality Boat Show at a new venue, in a new city. Not hundreds but thousands of participants were able to view the best brands in boating from the best dealers in the region, while enjoying the beautiful river view of downtown Wilmington, NC

    The show, held at the Wilmington Convention Center, Port City Marina and Pier 33, as well as across the Cape Fear River at Battleship Park was three years in the making. “After planning for as long as we have and trying to get people to understand the scope of what we were creating, I think I can confidently say, we succeeded in doing what we set out to do,” Bomar added.

    One of the major reasons Bomar feels they had so much success for the first year was due to the fact that Wilmington is the perfect location on the east coast for a major in-water boat show. With the tremendous amount of boaters in North Carolina alone and no other in-water show, the Port City Marina’s downtown location showcased boats of all makes and models to an audience of thousands of attendees. “My team and I had reports from boat dealers who sold boats to attendees from Virginia, Georgia, Florida, Saint Louis, and Michigan. Those are just the folks we had an opportunity to hear from,” said Bomar.

    “We had dozens of people flying into ILM, not only attendees, but people working the show as well. In fact, I made an airport run myself to bring someone to the airport during the show,” said Bomar.
    ILM, the presenting sponsor for the new Wilmington Boat Show, said, “ILM was very proud to be the key sponsor for Wilmington’s FIRST Boat Show. As an exhibitor, we experienced first-hand, the enthusiasm of the guests, vendors and dealers, many of whom traveled from out of the area. We believe the seeds for future attendees to fly, boat, or drive in were planted, and that the economic impact to the Port City will continue to grow. We look forward to being a part of the next Boat Show produced by JBM and Associates,” said Carol LeTellier, Business Development Director for ILM.

    Major boat shows can do a lot for a region due to the potential for economic impact. When thousands of people flock to a city for several days to a week from all over the country, they stay in hotels, shop, eat in restaurants, use transportation services and more.

    “Throughout the three-day show, we received so much positive feedback from both attendees and exhibitors. We have already received contracts for next year’s show. This is a great sign for things to come. We understand the landscape will continue to evolve and we are excited to grow the Wilmington Boat Show and evolve as well,” added Bomar.

    The Wilmington Boat Show was presented by ILM and sponsored by Allstate Insurance Company, Yamaha Motor Corporation, Gulfstream Yachts, Maritime Insurance International, Gregory Poole CAT, Epic Finance, Marathon Specialty Finance and Wilmington Water Tours.

    Contact: Jacqui Bomar
    President/JBM & Associates
    843-364-0218
    Jacqui@JBMshows.com
    www.JBMshows.com
    www.WilmingtonBoatShow.com

    Click Here To View the North Carolina Cruisers’ Net Marina Directory Listing For Bennett Brothers Yachts/Cape Fear Marina

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Bennett Brothers Yachts/Cape Fear Marina

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

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Port City Marina

  • 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

  • Discover Maritime and Outdoor History in Elizabeth City, NC, Dismal Swamp Route


    Elizabeth City, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, located at the southern end of the Dismal Swamp Canal Route, and the friendliest-to-boaters community on the Waterway, continues its calendar of exciting events!

     

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    Welcome outdoor enthusiasts! Learn about Elizabeth City’s maritime history and outdoor adventures. 

    CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL SCHEDULE!

    www.DiscoverElizabethCity.com    www.DiscoverElizabethCity/blog

    Click Here To View the North Carolina Cruisers’ Net Marina Directory Listing For the Mariner’s Wharf Elizabeth City Docks

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of the Mariner’s Wharf Elizabeth City Docks

  • Grounding at Mason Inlet/AICW Intersection, Statute Mile 280


    This intersection was dredged in early 2016 (http://cruisersnet.net/154951) and a Nav Alert (http://cruisersnet.net/158529) was posted in July re shoaling here. But, as Mark and Leslie Fields report, Hermine may have further altered the channel. Thank you Mark for this warning!

    Hi, just a note to help those who are starting south. We are traveling southbound (I know, we’re early!) on SV Valkyrie, a Cal 34 with a 5′ draft. On Thursday, Sept. 8, we ran hard aground in what should have been the middle of the ICW channel where it intersects Mason Inlet (south of the Figure 8 Island Bridge at Marker 121). There is apparently severe shoaling from the recent storm. We were unable to get loose without calling for assistance. TowBoat US had to work hard to get us off the sand shoal, but we were able to continue our journey.
    Boaters passing through that area should be aware that they must hug the private docks adjacent to the inlet intersection and give the green marks plenty of room to port when headed south.
    We took the other inlet intersections slowly and cautiously and didn’t have more problems through that stretch (currently just south of Southport NC).
    Regards,
    Mark and Leslie Fields
    SV Valkyrie, Southbound ICW

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

  • Douglas Road Landing, Dismal Swamp Canal, Alternate Route Statute Mile 18.5


    Douglas Road Landing is on the east side of the Canal, south of Deep Creek Lock. Its new dock and facilities would make a convenient emergency stopover in a storm or other temporary situation. Our thanks to Bill Spaur for this notice and photo.

    The drinking fountain and restrooms at Douglas Road Landing, Dismal Swamp Canal, are open. The Landing is between Army Corps of Engineers Statute mile markers 18 and 19.
    Bill Spaur

    Click Here for Photo

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  • High Praise for Bridge Pointe Marina, off the AICW, on the Trent/Neuse River, New Bern, NC


    Bridge Pointe Marina flanks the southern banks of the Trent River off the Neuse River, opposite the downtown New Bern, NC waterfront.

    What a great place to keep your vessel. I have enjoyed the Marina and its staff, they are always helpful and Jesse (dock-master) is always willing to help any way he can with any issue that may arise. I would like to tip my hat to Bridgepointe Marina for having such a great place to keep my Boat.
    Many thanks for you guys keeping on top of things.
    Tim L Mitchell

    Click Here To View the North Carolina Cruisers’ Net Marina Directory Listing For Bridge Point Marina

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Bridge Pointe Marina

  • Wreck and Buoy Removed from Neuss River, NC, off the AICW


    This charted discontinued buoy and removed wreck were on the south side of the river east of Cherry Point.

    NC – NEUSE RIVER – DISCONTINUED WRECK BUOY
    The Coast Guard has discontinued Neuse River Channel Lighted Wreck Buoy WR7A (LLNR 33717). Neuse River Channel Lighted Wreck Buoy WR7A and the wreck which the buoy marked were removed. Chart 11552 LNM 35/16

  • September Programs at Dismal Swamp State Park, AICW Alternate Route


    A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, the Camden TDA/Dismal Swamp Canal Welcome Center is located on the east shore of the Canal at Statute Mile 28 and is adjacent to the Dismal Swamp State Park where there are so many fun outdoor programs!

    Good afternoon!
    Below are the monthly programs for September at Dismal Swamp State Park. As you can see, we have a lot going on this month! We have a special celebration in honor of Grandparents’ Day featuring a “story walk.” The book’s author will even be at the park on Saturday, 9/10 for the 1 pm presentation to share the story behind the story. We hope to see many grandparents and grandkids come out to enjoy this event (and everyone else is welcome too).
    Click Here for the Full Schedule

    We will have different outdoor events including a paddle and a hike for the Take a Child Outside celebration, and children will be able to earn a Junior Ranger patch on Saturday, 9/24. And on Sunday, 9/25, Fall Wagon Rides begin, to continue through Sunday, November 20.

    Lastly, don’t forget to save Saturday, October 22 for the 4th annual Dismal Day! This year’s event dismalday16will be bigger than ever, since we are also celebrating the centennial anniversary of the NC State Parks system. (Flyer is attached). We have numerous volunteer opportunities available for this event as well!

    Fall Paddle, Mon, 09/05/2016 – 10:00am
    Boat Launch
    The unofficial end of summer is here! Take a leisurely paddle with the ranger along the scenic Dismal Swamp Canal to enjoy the milder weather. Everything you need will be provided, including boats, paddles, PFDs, and instruction if needed. All ages and skill levels are welcome, but the program is limited to 8 boats, so you must pre-register by calling 252-771-6593.

    Grand Weekend Celebration! Fri, 09/09/2016 – 8:00am to Sun, 09/11/2016 – 5:30pm
    Boardwalk
    Celebrate Grandparents’ Day with a story walk at the park. The featured book is “The Pinecone Walk” by Barbara Springfield, about a young girl’s hike with her grandfather to find pine cones for the fire. You and your grandchildren can enjoy the story on your own anytime throughout the weekend, but there will be a ranger-led walk and craft program at 1 pm on Saturday 9/10 and Sunday 9/11. The craft will be a take-home activity in which we’ll make color-changing pine cones for you to use in your own fireplace this fall!
    *Although the weekend is designated to honor grandparents, anyone is welcome to attend this program!*
    **Saturday at 1 pm only: meet the author!**

    Fall Paddle, Sat, 09/17/2016 – 2:00pm
    Boat Launch
    Take a leisurely paddle with the ranger along the scenic Dismal Swamp Canal to enjoy the milder weather. Everything you need will be provided, including boats, paddles, PFDs, and instruction if needed. All ages and skill levels are welcome, but the program is limited to 8 boats, so you must pre-register by calling 252-771-6593.

    Take a Child Outside Celebration, Sat, 09/24/2016 – 10:00am
    Visitor Center
    Come on out to the Dismal Swamp and celebrate both North Carolina State Parks’ 100th Anniversary and Take A Child Outside. A variety of activities will be held, and you can participate in any or all. Earn a Junior Ranger patch! Call the office at 252-771-6593 to sign up!

    Fall Wagon Rides, Sun, 09/25/2016 – 11:00am and 2:00pm
    Our popular Wagon Ride program makes it return for the fall season! Hop aboard the Dismal Swamp Express, an open-air wagon, for a 2-mile round trip ride along Canal Road. There will be a few stops along the way, and you’ll be able to observe plants, birds, and wildlife as we go. The ride lasts approximately an hour and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. If the weather is questionable or you have a large group, please call the office at 252-771-6593 before coming out.
    *The fall Wagon Rides will run every Sunday through November 20, 2016.*

    ~Katie
    Katie Sanford, State Park Ranger
    Dismal Swamp State Park
    NC DNCR, Division of Parks and Recreation
    2294 Hwy 17 North
    South Mills, NC 27976
    Office: 252-771-6593
    www.ncparks.gov
    katie.sanford@ncparks.gov

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

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of the Dismal Swamp Canal Welcome Center

  • September in Washington, NC, Pamlico River


    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. Washington City Docks, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, has proven to be well worth the journey up the Pamlico River, especially in the Fall!

     

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    September in Washington
    Sunflower Festival ~ Sept. 2-4
    Raised in a Barn Farms has a great weekend planned as it kicks off the inaugural NC Sunflower Festival. There will be music, hayrides, corn maze, artist and vendors, and Praise by the Maze. Did we mentioned the beautiful sunflowers that are brightening the farm?

    CLICK HERE for the full September calendar

    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

  • September Events Calendar for Elizabeth City, NC, Dismal Swamp Route


    Elizabeth City, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, located at the southern end of the Dismal Swamp Canal Route, and the friendliest-to-boaters community on the Waterway, continues its calendar of exciting events!

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    “Things to See & Do in Elizabeth City during August”

    CLICK HERE FOR THE COMPLETE SEPTEMBER CALENDAR

    www.DiscoverElizabethCity.com    www.DiscoverElizabethCity/blog

    Our mailing address is:
    Elizabeth City Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
    400 S. Water St., Suite 101
    Elizabeth City, NC 27909

    Click Here To View the North Carolina Cruisers’ Net Marina Directory Listing For the Mariner’s Wharf Elizabeth City Docks

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of the Mariner’s Wharf Elizabeth City Docks

  • September Celebrations in Historic Edenton, NC, Albemarle Sound


    Historic Edenton, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, always has an exciting calendar of community events in April with a full schedule of activities for all ages! Edenton is always young! Come and let them prove it!

    EDENTON
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    * Highlights With A Cooler Twist *

    September not only brings temps that may be a little cooler, it also brings many special events for everyone to gather and enjoy. unnamed (14)
    Gardens – such as “Annie’s”, Music on the Barker House Lawn with “Ancient Men”, Pottery Open Studio Weekends, Flying at our Airport, Touring: Trolley, Walking, Armchair or even Cruising, Celebrations such as the U S Constitution and of course the Chowan County Regional Fair all make up Activities for all ages
    CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE
    * 70th Annual Chowan County Fair *

    Celebrating 70 years with Thrilling Rides, Exciting Games, Delicious Food, Live Entertainment, Mechanical Bull, Wood Carvers, and 1,000’s of Exhibits are all part of this year’s fair sponsored by the American Legion unnamed (13)
    CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE
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    Chowan County Tourism Development Authority, PO Box 245, 101 W Water Street, Edenton, NC 27932

    Click Here To View the North Carolina Cruisers’ Net Marina Directory Listing For Edenton Harbor (City Docks)

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Edenton Harbor (City Docks)

  • 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

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

  • Eastern North Carolina Boat Shows: In-Water, 9/30-10/2, On-Land, 10/8-9, New Bern, NC, Trent River


    The New Bern Grand Marina lies in the heart of downtown New Bern, North Carolina, along Trent River’s northern banks between the low-level Trent River highway and railroad bridges.

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    ATTENTION Eastern North Carolina Boat Dealers and Marine Trade Exhibitors!!!

    This year’s boat show has been renamed the EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA BOAT SHOW & will be held the first two weekends in October. It’s time to sell this year’s inventory or market your product or service before the warm weather says good bye to eastern North Carolina. READ MORE

    Sponsored in Joint by:

    In-Water Eastern NC Boat Show, (Sept 30-Oct 2): Our in-water boat show will begin with a Kick Off Party on September 30th. This two day show will begin on October 1st and feature 23-30 new and up-scale brokered boats. New boats showcased at this year’s event will feature “nothing but the best”…locally-made eastern NC manufactured boats. Not to mention, we’ve planned a number of PHENOMENAL events! The show will be marketed in 15+ counties throughout the state of North Carolina, along with NC “registered” boat owners and “NC documented” boat owners. Events for this year’s show will be:

    September 30th – Bern Beer Brats & Boats Kick Off Party with Reggae music!
    October 1st – Nautical Wine Tasting Event & Art Exhibit with live “boca beat” Calypso music. A portion of the art sales will be donated to support Swiss Bear Downtown Development. Artwork provided by Fine Art at Baxter’s Art Gallery.
    Barbour & Classic Boat Exhibit
    AND, last but not least, this year’s joint sponsor, Hatteras, will be bringing the “Hatteraskal”, which is a 70 foot sport fishing yacht that will certainly peak the interest of avid boating and sport fishing enthusiasts

    Land Exhibitors Eastern NC Boat Show @ MUMFEST, (Oct 8 & 9): And for land-exhibitors, the show must go on! Featuring 80+ trailerable boat and marine trades exhibitors at Union Point Park on October 8th & 9th. This show will attract over 60,000 attendees and is returning to its original home at Union Point Park in downtown New Bern! Of course, you will be joining the ranks of 100’s of additional Mumfest exhibitors who know that Mumfest is the place to be if you are serious about selling your product or service. Events at this year’s show will be:

    Mumfest events and foot traffic!
    Stage Feature: FREE Vessel Safety Inspection Registration, provided by the US Coast Guard Auxiliary!
    Stage Feature: FREE Child Water Safety Sessions, provided by the the US Coast Guard Auxiliary!
    Please see the attached layouts and exhibitor applications. We have limited the number of in-water spaces available and I’m sure we will have a waiting list for our land exhibitors now that show is returning to Union Point Park, so PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATIONS TODAY! Exhibitors will receive their exhibit space on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE BASIS. Deadline is September 16th!

    Events Sponsors and Committee Planners are: New Bern Grand Marina Yacht Club, Hatteras, Swiss Bear Downtown Development Corporation, DoubleTree by Hilton, Blue Water Yacht Sales, Neptune Yacht Sale, and United Yacht Sales of the Carolinas!

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    TAKE A PEEK AT THE EVENTS WE HAVE PLANNED FOR THE FIRST WEEKEND’S IN-WATER BOAT SHOW (WEBSITE WILL BE 100% LIVE SHORTLY) ORDER TICKETS ONLINE AT: http://newberngrandmarinayachtclub.com/index.php/events
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    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s North Carolina Marina Directory Listing For New Bern Grand Marina

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of New Bern Grand Marina

  • Groundings at AICW/Shallotte Inlet Intersection, Problem Stretch Statute Mile 330, 8/21/2016


    With two recent groundings at this AICW Problem Stretch, we are upgrading these reports to a Nav Alert. Until dredging is done, slow speed and mid to high tide is recommended for this intersection. Thank you Michael and Ken for sharing these incidents and SSECN is glad neither of you sustained damage in the grounding, other than your pride!

    Coming south 16Aug16 at +1′ above low. Draw 4′. At idle speed ran hard aground in mid-channel just past green buoy. C-Map charting [updated Sep15] shows channel angles sharply toward red at the green buoy — should have followed its suggestion. My mistake was to “stay mid-channel.” The bottom raised VERY quickly, almost a wall. After backing off, saw above 10′ in area on line between reds.
    Michael Loy

    We were also headed south through this stretch on August 14. We draw 3 feet. Just past the green we also ran hard aground. We were in the channel toward the red side as recommended, but not quite on the line between the two reds. There was no warning on the depth meter before it was too late. We were able to get off eventually using bow and stern thrusters and some wakes from passing small boats. We didn’t incur damage except to our equanimity.
    Captain Ken Hirsch

    Keeping in mind that rapid changes in shoals at inlet intersections is not unusual, RodC offers this January 2016 ACOE survey:

    http://saw-nav.usace.army.mil/AIWW/CFRLR/T_19-20/Tangent_19-20.pdf

    Latest ACOE survey for the area – clearly shows the traditional channel is ~100% shoaled to between 2 and 4ft MLLW. What channel there is (or was as of 1-16-2016) is just to the outside on the RED side of the marks.
    RodC

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To A “Navigation Alert” Position at Shalotte Inlet

  • 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

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

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