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An active, gated golf community on the coast of North Carolina, Scotch Hall Preserve offers properties, homes, and other real estate options for those looking to live an active lifestyle.Nautical Wheelers - New Bern NCLocated 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 fishingEdenton, NC - the prettiest town in the South!River Dunes910-269-2380 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. McCotters Marina, Washington, NCR. E. Mayo Docks
Port City Marina - Wilmington, NCToucan Grill and Fresh Bar in Oriental, NCDowry Creek MarinaOur 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.Southport MarinaMorehead City Yacht BasinManteo 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 boardwalkBridge Pointe Marina, New Bern, NC

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  • 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!

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    Light Blue Background Denotes Postings Concerned with “AICW Problem Stretches”
  • Spirit of Christmas in Oriental, NC, Neuse River, AICW Statute Mile 181

    Nautical Wheelers - New Bern NCToucan Grill and Fresh Bar in Oriental, NC
    River DunesThe folks of this wonderful boaters community always celebrate in a big way and the 2014 Christmas Season is no exception. Oriental is also the home of several SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSORS: Oriental Marina and Condos, River Dunes Marina and Nautical Wheelers. This calendar of events was sent to us by our good friend, Bill Wheeler of Nautical Wheelers.

    Join us for the annual SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS celebration in the lovely, waterfront village of Oriental the second weekend in December. For the twenty-ninth year, local businesses, civic organizations and churches create a memorable holiday event for all ages. Over 2500 luminaries line the streets on Friday evening and lighted boats sparkle in the harbor. Enjoy events such as the old-fashioned Christmas Parade, or strolling, shopping, dining and music in the Sailing Capital of North Carolina.

    Friday, December 12th Events
    · Visit local businesses for shopping, treats and holiday cheer
    · See the Lighting of the Luminaries at dusk
    · View the kayak flotilla and beautiful lighted boats in Oriental Harbor
    · Enjoy the free Christmas Concert with the voices of the Pamlico Chorale
    · Sample the fare at your choice of fun, casual restaurants around town
    · Spend the night in one of our lovely waterside hotels or quaint B&B inns

    Saturday, December 13th Events
    · Enjoy more shopping and holiday cheer throughout the village
    · Laugh and clap at the Old Fashioned Christmas Parade rolling through the streets at 1:00 pm
    · View the Live Nativity at 3:00 pm
    · Attend the free Christmas Concert with the Pamlico Chorale
    · Raise a glass of holiday cheer at the local Tiki bar or other “watering holes”

    Also catch the Running of the Dragon on New Year’s Eve at 8 and 11:30 on the waterfront. Bring your pots and pans to make some noise.
    And the Instead of Football Regatta regatta on the river New Year’s Day. Sailboats, power boats and even kayaks are invited to join for a great day on the water. Landlubbers can view the fun from Lou-Mac Park or the high rise bridge.
    Bill Wheeler
    Nautical Wheelers
    252-241-0532 cell
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    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s North Carolina Marina Directory Listing For River Dunes Marina

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  • Deep Keel Vessel Needs Your Advice

    This question is unusual, not because of Skipper Aigeltinger’s concern for Waterway depths, but because of his vessel’s 7ft 3inch draft. Whether that draft is fin keel or full keel, that is a lot of draft with which to confront the shallow spots in North Carolina. He has access to our listing of NC Problem Stretches, but is asking for your input into his decision to attempt the ICW from Norfolk to Beaufort, NC, which, fortunately for him, is north of all the Inlet/ICW intersections further south.

    I am considering delivering a 44 ft sailboat from the Chesapeake to Florida. Draft is 7 ft 3 in. Would like to know if anyone knows if it’s possible to get that from Norfolk to Beaufort in the ICW ? Or if anyone could direct me to a source for that info.
    Thanks, Ed Aigeltinger

  • Dredging in New Topsail Inlet, near AICW Statute Mile 270

    New Topsail Inlet intersects the Waterway via Howards Channel at Mile 270. The dredging operation should not impede Waterway navigation.

    NC – TOPSAIL INLET – TOPSAIL CREEK – BANKS CHANNEL – DREDGING OPERATIONS
    The Dredge CHARLESTON will commence dredging operations in the Topsail Inlet area on or about November 22, 2014. The project includes dredging in Topsail Inlet. A pipeline will be placed from the inlet to the Topsail Beach. The project will continue until approximately December 15, 2014. The Dredge CHESAPEAKE will commence dredging operations in the vicinity of Topsail Inlet, Topsail Creek, and Banks Channel on or about December 10th. The pipeline will be placed from the dredging location to the Topsail Beach. The project will continue until March 15th, 2015. The
    Dredge Operators will standby on channels #13 and #16 VHF-FM. Traffic should call 30 minutes prior to expected time of passage. Chart 11541

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

  • New Bern Railway Bridge Closed to Navigation, December 15-19, Trent and Neuss Rivers

    With a vertical clearance of 5ft, the New Bern Railroad Bridge lies just west of the intersection of Trent and Neuss Rivers in New Bern, NC. Except for early risers and skipper comfortable navigating in the dark, these closures will affect most navigation at this intersection of the Neuss and Trent rivers.

    NORTH CAROLINA – PAMLICO SOUND – NEUSE RIVER – TRENT RIVER – BRIDGE INFORMATION
    The operating schedule that governs the Norfolk Southern Railroad Drawbridge across Trent River, mile 0.2, at New Bern, NC will be temporarily changed to facilitate a repair project. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed to navigation from 8 a.m. Monday, December 15, 2014 until 7 p.m. Friday, December 19, 2014. This deviation is necessary to facilitate removal and replacement of the rail lift joints. Mariners are advised to take caution. Chart 11552. LNM 46/14

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  • High Praise for Alligator River Marina, AICW Statute Mile 84

    Well deserved praise for a fine owner-operated marina! Alligator River Marina lies on the western shore of the mouth of the Alligator River/AICW, just north of the swing bridge and southwest of flashing daybeacon #12. This facility provides the ONLY readily available dockage and fuel along the patch of the AICW between Coinjock, Elizabeth City and Dowry Creek/Belhaven!

    We stayed at the Alligator River Marina in early October and found both the staff and the facilities to be great. We used their ramp to launch our 22 ft sailboat and stayed for two nights at the marina while sailing on the Alligator River and touring the nearby Alligator Wildlife Refuge. (We saw a mother black bear and two cubs playing in the road while in the Refuge.) Upon our arrival at the marina one of the staff members even assisted me in lifting our outboard motor onto its mount. Although we came prepared to cook meals on our boat the food and service at the marina grill was so good that we quickly changed plans. As long as they had extra slips they spaced the boats out in the marina so that we all had plenty of privacy. As noted by one of the other reviewers there was a beautiful moon out over the Alligator River on our first night there. Mrs. Wanda and the staff went out of their way to make our stay a pleasant one.
    Philip & Genie Safriet – The Venture

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  • Christmas Happenings in Downtown Morehead City, AICW Statute Mile 203

    Lots of Holiday activities in Morehead City and the perfect place to stay is Morehead City Yacht Basin, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, located on the southern flank of the marked channel that runs west from Mile 203 of the Waterway. Wish them a Happy Holidays! from us.

     

     

     

    Christmas Happenings in Downtown Morehead City
    December 6, 2014 4:30p.m.
    Hot Chocolate and Christmas Music with DJ Raymond Rigsbee at Jaycee Park. Santa & Mrs. Claus there also!

    Christmas Flotilla
    December 6,2014 5:30p.m.
    Downtown Morehead City Waterfront

    Morehead City Christmas Parade
    December 13, 2014 at 11:00 am
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  • Colonial Christmas Season in Historic Edenton, NC, Western Albemarle Sound

    Historic Edenton, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, always has an exciting calendar of community events and this Holiday Season is no exception!

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    Destination Downtown Tree Lighting Ceremony
    Kick off the joyous holiday season with a wonderful annual event in Historic Downtown Edenton. Special visit from Santa, Caroling with the Albemarle Sounds, children’s train rides, goodies and of course the lighting of the Town Tree. Come join us for the festivities and visit our local merchants for all of your gift giving and holiday needs.
    Time: 5:30pm
    Place: South Broad Street at the monument

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    Friday & Saturday, December 12-13, 2014
    33rd Annual Christmas Candlelight Tour

    Enjoy a Colonial Christmas with natural decorations in beautiful private homes. Many weekend activities accompany the tour making the weekend visit a holiday wonder.
    This tour is sponsored by the Edenton Historical Commission with tour headquarters at the Penelope Barker House Welcome Center.
    Time: 4 – 8 pm
    Place: Barker House
    Fee: $25 in advance/$30 days of – Groups of 10 or more $20 per person
    Phone: 252-482-7800
    Email: info@ehcnc.org
    Website:www.ehcnc.org

    Click here for more December events

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  • Reminder: Bridge Boards Indicate Least Vertical Clearance and Charts Indicate Maximum Clearance

    This reminder comes to us from Skipper Rohrkemper who relates a bridge incident in which the bridge tender incorrectly stated that the clearance boards were reading the vertical clearance at the center of the span. USCG Officer Rousseau’s response is quite clear: clearance boards give the least vertical clearance available, normally found at the outer edge of the span, and charts indicate the maximum vertical clearance above MHHW at the center of the span. With a closed vertical clearance of 20ft, the Wrightsville Beach Bascule Bridge crosses the AICW at Statute Mile 283, southwest of marker #125.

    Approaching the Wrightsville Beach/ S.R. 74 bridge southbound on 10/30/2014, at high tide at Masonboro Inlet, the clearance signboard read 14′. The bridge tender confirmed that the signboard was measuring clearance at the center of the span and not at the lower shoulders. A December, 2013 version of Chart 11541 lists the clearance as 20′ (at center). Was the bridge tender wrong? Tide was high but not 6′ above MHHW.
    Paul Rohrkemper

    Larry,
    I have looked into the Wrightsville Beach question. The clearance boards are most likely reading correctly. The gauges show the vertical clearance of the bridge at the lowest point across the channel 13.5 feet at MHW (outer edges of channel). The Chart shows the clearance of the bridge at the center of the spans. We normally do not mark this clearance on the chart. It is normally what the clearance is at the lowest part of the bridge across the channel 13.5 feet at MHW. Probably at some point in the past it was requested to mark the center and highest point (This point would only be in that exact spot of the bridge). Legally the bridge owner still needs to show the clearance gauges for the lowest clearance across the channel. NCDOT is going to check to make sure the boards are reading correctly. Hope this clears up this question.
    Regards,
    Jim Rousseau
    Bridge Program Manager
    United States Coast Guard District 5

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  • Patricia Bennett Honored, Bennett Brothers Yachts,off the AICW on Cape Fear River, in Wilmington, NC

    Patricia Bennett, President of Bennett Brothers Yachts, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, has been honored in this article by Ellen Honey in Marina Life Magazine.

    Women in Boating
    INTERVIEWS OF WOMEN IN THE MARINE INDUSTRY

    Written by Ellen Honey
    Once a rarity in the marine industry, women now often play a central role, whether that’s at the wheelhouse, in the galley, or at the helm of the entire operation. Some arrived at their position via family, others through serendipity or determination, but they are all passionate about their boating careers.

    PATRICIA BENNETT
    President, Bennett Brothers Yachts
    Patricia assumed full responsibility at Bennett Brothers Yachts and Cape Fear Marina in Wilmington, North Carolina, when her husband and partner, Paul Bennett, passed away in 2007.

    Tricia is used to preparing for hurricanes, but nothing could have prepared her for the recession that swept the industry in 2008. Conservative by nature, she was able to survive and grow, and is optimistic about the current uptick in the marine industry. Customers aren’t just doing necessary mechanical repairs but are now redoing their hulls. Recent projects include repainting a 72-foot Marlow Explorer and the Wilmington Fire Department fireboat.

    Tricia has no plans to slow down. She labels herself a “demanding leader” who expects 110 percent from employees because, “I give 110 percent every day.” Two of her four children are interested in helping her further develop and enhance the marina and boatyard, located in one of the fastest growing areas in the country. No doubt, this energetic woman will keep pace with the growth of her surroundings.

    For more on this story, go to: http://www.marinalife.com/magazine/403-women-in-boating

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  • Update on Sea Gate Marina, Adams Creek Canal, AICW Statute Mile 194

    Sea Gate Marina guards the Waterway’s western banks, just north of the Core Creek bridge. This facility has a well sheltered harbor, but we’ve noted some thin depths here in the past.

    Update: Not for big boats. Transient dock has only 30 amp @ 6.00 per night. The pedestals have 50 amp receptacles but are not wired. The water faucets are not plumbed, however a very long hose is available to reach most of the transient dock. The self-service pumpout has been down all summer but has now been repaired as of 11/2014. Wifi is available at the transient dock but is a residence system with limited bandwidth that is shared with the small campground. Clean showers. Pleasant TV lounge. Friendly adult staff at present. Marina store winter hours 8am – 5pm. Good selection of beers. Eight miles to shopping. My 4.5′ draft wasn’t a problem.
    Tom Geren

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  • Holiday Events in Elizabeth City, NC, Dismal Swamp Canal, Alternate Route Statute Mile 50

    In addition to being the friendliest-to-boaters community on the Waterway and A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR , Elizabeth City has a full calendar of events to get you into the Holiday Spirit and another good reason to try the Dismal Swamp Canal.
    For the full schedule of Holiday events in addition to those listed below, go to www.discoverelizabethcity.com

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    A Stocking Full of Holiday Events! Stocking
    Our holiday event lineup is as long as Santa’s list! Check your schedule and plan to join us for one, two or three of these seasonal shows, events and workshops. Visit our online calendar for details and late-breaking event additions!
    Nov. 8-9 | Mistletoe Show
    This festival craft show marks its 37th year at the Knobb’s Creek Recreation Center. Save the date for great holiday shopping!
    Nov. 11 | Victory Belles Veterans Day Show
    “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” “Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree” and more, sung in rich, three-part harmony by this talented trio. 7:00 p.m. at COA Performing Arts Center.
    Nov. 28 | Elizabeth City’s Downtown Holiday Celebration
    Ring in the holidays with the downtown lighting ceremony, caroling, hay/sleigh rides, Santa and Mrs. Claus, refreshments and more. 6:00-8:00 p.m. in downtown Elizabeth City.
    Dec. 3 | Virginia Symphony Brass Concert
    Don’t miss this holiday concert by the talented Virginia Symphony Brass Orchestra. 7:30 p.m. at Arts of the Albemarle’s Maguire Theatre.
    Dec. 6 | Elizabeth City Christmas Parade
    Enjoy parade floats, marching bands and Santa! Starts at 5:30 p.m.on Main Street.
    Dec. 12 | Gingerbread Workshop
    Kids of all ages can learn the history of gingerbread and decorate a gingerbread house from the Lovin’ Oven. 3:30-5:00 p.m. at Museum of the Albemarle.
    Dec. 21 | Christmas on Main
    Elizabeth City’s most talented thespians perform in this spirited holiday program. Shows at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. at Arts of the Albemarle’s Maguire Theatre.

    For more Holiday Events, go to: www.ElizabethCityHASit.com

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  • November at Southport Marina, Southport, NC, AICW Statute Mile 309.5

    A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, Southport Marina is located just west of the Cape Fear River along the northern banks of the Waterway hard by flashing daybeacon #2A. Give them a try – you’ll like it!

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    NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER
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    Snowbird Season is
    in Full Swing!!!

    As you travel down the ICW to much warmer weather, be sure to stop in and see us!! Transient dockage includes cable TV service, wireless internet, fresh water hookup, and use of the restroom, shower and laundry facilities. Our rates are reasonable and are service is unmatched!!
    For overnight reservations, call
    (910) 457-5701 or VHF Ch. 16
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    In honor of the holiday, all marina operations will be closed on Thanksgiving Day!! It will be business as usual first thing Friday morning, so you can enjoy a long weekend of boating!
    Hope you have a wonderful holiday with your families!!
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    The Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce has several award programs throughout the year to recognize businesses from within the membership who are excelling. One of those awards is the quarterly Golden Pineapple Award.
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    What is a Golden Pineapple Award?? Well in colonial America the pineapple symbolized the warmest welcome a hostess could extend to their guests. We want our residents and visitors to feel a warm welcome and experience exceptional customer service as you spend time in the local business community. The Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce recognizes the importance of our small business community providing exceptional and consistent customer service. This service ensures a thriving small business community which in turn is critical to the health and vitality of our community as a whole. The Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce will reward those businesses who are providing exceptional customer service each quarter with a Golden Pineapple Award.
    The businesses are chosen by nomination forms submitted by their customers.
    Here was our nomination:

    The facilities and service at the Southport Marina are exceptional. Friendly staff who will work hard to earn and keep your business. Owners who take pride in keeping the facilities first class and maintaining and environmentally friendly facility.

    Thank you from the crew at
    Southport Marina for the nomination!!!

    And don’t forget about Southport Marina’s Weather Briefings: http://cruisersnet.net/?p=144528

    For more information contact Hank Whitley at:
    hank@southport-marina.com
    www.southport-marina.com
    910-457-9900

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  • Island of Lights Festival, Carolina Beach, NC, AICW Statute Mile 295

    This month long celebration is certain to get you into the Holiday spirit. If going by boat, try their new mooring field, which lies south of the AICW channel and south of Snow Cut’s easterly entrance, in the harbor channel leading to Carolina Beach and the Island of Lights Festival.

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    Island of Lights Festival
    Carolina Beach Blvd
    Carolina Beach, NC 28428
    Location: Pleasure Island Call: 910 458-5507
    Visit: http://www.islandoflights.org
    Pleasure Island is home to an island-wide holiday festival featuring lighted displays around Carolina Beach Lake (nightly) along with businesses and residences decorated for the season. Enjoy the fantastic light displays and holiday cheer with signature events taking place through December 31, all right in Carolina and Kure Beach!
    Dates:
    Fri, November 28, 2014 – Wed, December 31, 2014
    Admission:
    Most events are free. – See more at: http://www.visitcarolinabeachnc.com/events-calendar/island-of-lights-festival/#sthash.JQudsev6.dpuf

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  • November Events in “Little Washington” on the Pamlico River, off the AICW

    Washington, NC City Docks, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR!, has proven to be well worth the journey up the Pamlico River to “Little Washington”, especially in beautiful Fall weather!

     
    Upcoming November Events
    Published on Nov 03, 2014 02:30 pm

    P.A.L. Dinner & Dance
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    11/8 ~ The Beaufort County Police Activities League will hold their 3rd dinner and dance. The cost will be $35 per person with drinks, buffet dinner and dancing included in the price. CAPS will provide the live music for dancing and socializing. The purchase of eight tickets would allow for the reserving your own table with the company or organization logo on it-if desired. For tickets or information call (252) 923-9482.

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    Annie Moses Band at the Turnage Theater

    11/8 ~ The Annie Moses Band presents Rhapsody in Bluegrass: The Art of American Music, a panoramic exploration of America and her music. Featuring favorites from Aaron Copeland, George Gershwin, Bill Monroe, and other quintessential American legends. Rhapsody in Bluegrass fuses Appalachian bluegrass, Celtic fiddle, beloved classical themes, and roots music to create a beautiful and transporting concert experience. The Annie Moses Band is an ensemble of six instrumentalists and vocalists. Their cutting edge sound fuses American roots, folk rock, and jazz in stunning performances that feature strings, keyboards, guitar, and rhythm. The family that makes up the Annie Moses Band is musically diverse – their converging artistry on stage creates a unique and beloved style. With accolades that include 1200+ hours on PBS and recent debuts at Carnegie Hall and the Grand Ole Opry, the Annie Moses Band is bringing a distinctive style to American music. Call 252-946-2504 for tickets or information.
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    PTRF Oyster Roast

    11/15 ~ Enjoy an evening of oysters and live music in downtown Washington at the Pamlico Tar River Foundation Oyster Roast. Steamed oysters served under the stars, Duck-Rabbit (& other) beer on tap, soft drinks and chili and a Silent Auction for your bidding pleasure! Oysters served at 6:30 PM until about 8:30 PM. Live music from the band SHINE begins at 7:30 PM. Reserve Early- 2013 was a Sell-out!! Reservations made by 4pm on Thursday, November 13th: Members: $50 and Non-Members: $55. After November 13th and at the door tickets are all $65. Call 252-946-7211 for tickets or information.
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    America’s Coolest Small Town

    Annually, Budget Travel magazine names America’s Coolest Small Towns as voted on by consumers. Guess what, Washington is in the running! However, there is still a lot of time before the final tally is taken. We need YOUR VOTE each day between now and the end of the month. Go to www.BudgetTravel.com. Click on the list of Current Top Nominees. This brings you to the complete list of nominees. CoolestTownCropped Find WASHINGTON, NC and click the Green Thumbs Up button. You should see your vote instantly recorded. Also be sure to include #acst2015 #littlewashingtonnc to all of your social media posts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Please share this with your friends and family so Washington can officially earn the title of America’s Coolest Small Town.
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  • Advice Requested on Wind and Tide in the Cape Fear River, Southport to Wilmington, NC

    Our recommendation to Skipper Harllee is to call Southport Marina, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, located just west of the Cape Fear River along the northern banks of the Waterway hard by flashing daybeacon #2A. Their daily Weather and Navigation Briefings (see http://cruisersnet.net/?p=144528) more than qualify them to provide needed advice and up-to-date information on the Cape Fear river. However, I’m sure Skipper Harllee would welcome your advice as well!

    My husband and I have cruised on the Cape Fear River several times from Southport, NC to the Wilmington area in our 27 foot Ranger Tug (single screw) with no problems. But yesterday (Thursday, October 30) we faced confused seas and had difficulty with the run from Snows Cut south to Southport. The wind was only around 12 to 13 knots, but it was from an unusual direction, from the northwest. We tried to time our run for slack current, but obviously we miss calculated and had a following wind and we were going into the current. Very uncomfortable, rough chop and we were glad we finally made it to Southport. Since we plan more trips on the Cape Fear River, does anyone have any advice regarding how to time our trip to match the current and the wind? How do we get accurate information on the Cape Fear current? Thanks so much!
    Jo Ann

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  • November In Elizabeth City, Dismal Swamp Canal Alternate Route Statute Mile 50.5

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    In addition to being the friendliest-to-boaters community on the Waterway and A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR , Elizabeth City has a full calendar of events for the Fall. For the full schedule of Fall events in addition to those listed below, go to media@discoverelizabethcity.com

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  • November in Historic Edenton, NC, Western Albemarle Sound

    Edenton, NC - the prettiest town in the South!
    Historic Edenton, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, always has an exciting calendar of community events and November is no exception with a full schedule of activities for all ages! Edenton is 300 Years Young! Come and let them prove it!

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    November events in Edenton, North Carolina, and Chowan County.
    The events are listed chronologically by the last day the event will be held. Please make sure to look at the whole list to see if an event is going on during the time you plan to visit.

    Monday, November 10, 2014
    Harry S. Rosenblatt Memorial Speakers’ Series
    A Speakers’ Series in Harry S. Rosenblatt’s memory will take place the 2nd Monday of April – December. For more information on the topics, please call the Shepard-Pruden Library.
    Time: 5:30 – 6 pm Refreshments; 6 – 7 pm Speaker
    Place: Shepard-Pruden Library
    Phone: 252-482-4112

    Monday, November 10, 2014
    Harry S. Rosenblatt Memorial Speakers’ Series
    A Speakers’ Series in Harry S. Rosenblatt’s memory will take place the 2nd Monday of April – December. For more information on the topics, please call the Shepard-Pruden Library.
    Time: 5:30-6 pm Refreshments; 6 – 7 pm Speakers
    Place: Shepard-Pruden Library
    Phone: 252-482-4112

    Friday, November 14, 2014
    Annual Members Exhibit
    A call to all Chowan Arts Council members who want to enter their artwork for judging by the entire membership. You can be professional or non-professional to enter. The winners will be the featured artists in the Members’ Choice Show. Opening Reception and Exhibit running through early December.
    Time: 5:30 – 7:30 pm
    Place: Chowan Arts Council
    Fee: N/A
    Phone: 252-482-8005
    Email: contactchowarts@gmail.com
    Website: www.chowanarts.com

    Saturday, November 22, 2014
    4th Annual White Oak School Arts & Craft Show
    Over 50 vendors, awesome entertainment, great food, door prizes and so much more.
    Time: 9 am – 2 pm
    Place: White Oak Elementary School
    Phone: 9 am – 2 pm
    Website: www.facebook.com/WOSArtsandCraftShow

    Wednesday, November 5, 2014
    Architectural Walking Tours
    Historic Edenton State Historic Site offers walking tours featuring Edenton’s diverse architectural styles each Wednesday 11/5, 11/12, 11/19, 11/26
    Time: 9 am – 5 pm
    Place: Historic Edenton State Historic Site – 108 N Broad Street
    Phone: 252-482-2637
    Email: karen.ipock@ncdcr.gov
    Website: www.edenton.nchistoricsites.org

    Tuesday, November 18, 2014
    Rocky Hock Playhouse
    Good Tidings of Great Joy by Gloria Emmerich in celebration of this special time of year – this show runs through December 16th. Call for times and Tickets.
    Place: Nixon’s Catering and Banquet Facility
    Phone: 252-482-4621
    Website: www.rockyhockplayhouse.com

    For the Full Schedule of November Events, go to: http://www.visitedenton.com/november-events

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  • Update from River Forest Manor and Marina, Belhaven, NC, AICW Statute Mile 135.5

    One of the oldest and most beautifully located marinas in NC, River Forest Manor and Marina, under new ownership, will begin hotel and dock renovations in December after the Fall migration has ended. Until then, they do have fuel and transient slips. River Forest Marina is located on the northeastern shores of Pantego Creek, just northwest of the creek’s breakwater enclosed entrance.

    River Forest Marina has been sold and is now River Forest Manor and Marina, #252-943-0030. They do sell fuel but are renovating the marina and hotel. They will start construction on the docks after the traffic goes through about December 15th. Their email is unc1975@gmail.com.
    River Forest Marina is still operating but only for boat services [including transient slips] and repairs.
    Kaye Adams

    And Dockmaster Henry Boyd provided more details:

    Dear Kaye,
    Thanks for your phone call and email. On 10/23/2014, the historic River Forest Manor and Marina was purchased by a 10 member LLC with the purpose of renovating the existing facilities. Our first priority is the Marina building and docks. Construction began on 10/27/2014. We are upgrading the Marina dock house with a new exterior, including new windows and doors, new decking, renovating the bathrooms /showers, marina office, and adding laundry equipment. The main dock is operational, but upgrades will be added in the next several weeks. Both diesel fuel and gas are available now together with Wi-Fi and city water. Our gas is non-ethanol 89 octane. 30/50/ and 100 amp electrical service are available. Pump out should be operational by next week. Our goal is to provide excellent service and value for our guests. The 10 LLC members have a connection to Belhaven either by living here or are from here.Thus our reputation is on the line. Our new telephone number is 252-943-0030 and my cell is 252-943-1937. Call ahead for fuel pricing, We want to be competitive. Current dockage is $1.50 a foot. Long term dockage will be available soon, once renovations are complete to our second dock.
    As a further note, Belhaven is the birthplace of the Intercoastal  waterway. (see your article: http://cruisersnet.net/belhaven ). This past September was the 86th anniversary. Belhaven has had an annual celebration beginning last year with plans to commemorate annually.
    Thanks,
    Henry Boyd
    Dockmaster/member

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  • Question about Frying Pan Shoals, Cape Fear, NC

    This reader is seeking advice about navigation Frying Pan Shoals from east to west at the large shoal off the tip of Cape Fear. If you have experience in those waters, let us hear from you!

    Hi! I have a quick question that I am hoping that you can answer. We currently dock a 20 foot boat in Wrightsville Beach. We are looking to move to an older 45-50 foot Viking by July of 2015. At that time we may move to Southport area as our hailing port. I am originally form up north and still learning the NC waters. Is it possible to navigate across the FP shoals at the 3 mile line or do you need to be closer to the FP Shoals Slue or the territorial line. Looking at a chart is appears that the 3 mile line depth is a bit variable.
    Thank you in advance for your time reviewing this note.
    Regards, Tom
    Thomas N. Denny

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