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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”
  • Welcome Curtis Stokes and Associates! Edenton, NC, Albemarle Sound


    SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET is proud to welcome our newest sponsor, Curtis Stokes and Associates of North Carolina.

    Edenton, NC - the prettiest town in the South!

    Historic Edenton, also A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, is 300 Years Young! Come and let them prove it!

    Curtis Stokes and Associates is a professional, successful, licensed and bonded yacht brokerage firm, with brokers based throughout the United States and Europe and local representation based in Edenton, NC. Our buyers know that we personally inspect every yacht and boat we list. Our sellers rely on us for a proactive approach to marketing their yachts that includes extensive promotion in both print and electronic media.

    For sellers, we regularly advertise in national, regional and local magazines. We strongly encourage other brokers to sell our listings through co-brokerage agreements and we participate and display in special events year-round.

    Our internet marketing is second to none. Our web site – curtisstokes.net – is specifically designed to secure the best search engine rankings possible. We also partner with such leading yachting websites as Yachtworld.com, Yatco.com, Boattrader.com, boats.com, marinesource.com, yachtsforsale.com, iboats.com, theyachtmarket.com, moreboats.com and others, ensuring that our listings get the broadest internet exposure possible.

    For boat buyers, we specialize in buyer brokerage, where we preview boats for you and provide you our feedback, thus reducing wasted time and money on your part chasing the wrong boats. Since we collect our commission from the listing broker or seller, there is no extra cost to you for this service.

    For a free evaluation detailing how we can help market your boat or if you’re now searching for that perfect yacht, call your North Carolina Curtis Stokes & Associates rep, Wayne Smith at 516-445-1932, or email him at wayne@curtisstokes.net.

    Please visit our website at:

    www.curtisstokes.net

  • February 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.

    Good morning!
    Here are the programs for February at Dismal Swamp State Park.

    Winter Birding Basics, Sat 02/06/2016 – 2:00pm, Auditorium
    Bird-watching is fun year-round, but February is a great month to start! Learn about the different birds found in our area in winter months. We’ll cover how to ID them, what to feed them, and why YOUR participation in the annual Great Backyard Bird Count from February 12-15, 2016 is important!
    Different field guides will be available for you to see and use–optional hike to follow the indoor program (weather permitting). If you have binoculars, bring them. You can also borrow binoculars from the park.
    Pre-registration is appreciated but not required.
    Denizens of the Dismal, Sat 02/13/2016 – 2:00pm, Auditorium
    Join the ranger for a short indoor talk appropriate for all ages to learn about the many residents of the Swamp. Mounts, pelts, and skulls will be on hand for you to see.
    Animals In Winter, Sat 02/20/2016 – 2:00pm, Auditorium
    Animals don’t have an easy time of it during winter. People have insulated homes and heating systems to weather the cold months, but what about our wildlife? Learn about the unique behaviors and special adaptations that aid a variety of different critters in the freezing temperatures.
    Denizens of the Dismal, Sat 02/27/2016 – 2:00pm, Auditorium
    Join the ranger for a short indoor talk appropriate for all ages to learn about the many residents of the Swamp. Mounts, pelts, and skulls will be on hand for you to see.

    Katie Sanford, State Park Ranger
    Dismal Swamp State Park
    2294 Hwy 17 North
    South Mills, NC 27976
    Office: 252-771-6593
    www.ncparks.gov

    Donna Stewart, Director
    Camden TDA/Dismal Swamp Welcome Center
    2356 US Hwy 17N
    South Mills, NC 27976
    Phone ~ 252-771-8333
    www.DismalSwampWelcomeCenter.com

    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

  • Construction on Hwy 158 Bridge, Elizabeth City, NC, Dismal Swamp Canal Alternate Route Mile 51


    Highway 158 Bridge crosses the Dismal Swamp AICW Route at Statute Mile 51, in the heart of downtown Elizabeth City.

    NC – (AICW) – PASQUOTANK RIVER – US 158 BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION
    Mariners are advised that Archer Western Contractors, LLC will be extending bridge construction at US 158 Bridge in Elizabeth City, North Carolina to end approximately July 1st, 2016. Mariners are requested to stay clear of the barges, buoys and construction equipment. Mariners are reminded to comply with the rules of the road when approaching, passing, and leaving the area of operation. The contractor monitors VHF channels 13 and 16 and can be contacted at telephone number (910)-795-1485. Chart 12206 LNM 5/16

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s North Carolina Bridge Directory Listing For Highway 158 Bridge

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Highway 158 Bridge

  • Oriental In-Water Boat Show, April 8 to 10, 2016, AICW Statute Mile 181



    Oriental is home to two SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSORS, Oriental Marina and Nautical Wheelers! This April In-Water Boat Show should be another on your list of shows to attend this Spring. Enjoy!

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    Good Morning,
    I am with The Oriental Rotary Club, in Oriental,NC, and we would like to list our upcoming event,

    2016 Oriental In-Water Boat Show, Nautical Flea Market & Wooden Boat Exhibition,
    April 8-10.

    Oriental, a 19th Century fishing village on the Neuse River near the Pamlico Sound, has been known for decades as “North Carolina’s Sailing Capital”.
    – See more at:

    Oriental In-water Boat Show, Nautical Flea Market & Wooden Boat Exhibition
    Oriental Harbor Marina, Oriental, NC
    (252)249-0228
    www.orientalboatshow.com

    The largest in-water show between Annapolis and Charleston, Oriental’s 2016 show will be held April 8, 9 and 10, 2016 at Oriental Harbor Marina. The show will again feature their popular Nautical Flea Market and will expand on last year’s inaugural Wooden Boat Exhibition.
    Oriental’s 2015 show brought 96 exhibitors and one hundred boats of all descriptions. You should expect to find everything from sail to power, kayaks to yachts, cruisers and fishermen, many of which will be available for in-water trials.
    Also, the Oriental Rotary Club is the principal fund-raiser for annual scholarships and other charitable works, so listing of this event would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you,
    Leslie Wells-Corriher

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

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

  • February Events in Elizabeth City, NC, AICW 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, begins a brand new year!

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    Elizabeth City, North Carolina
    February “Things to See & Do in Elizabeth City”
    www.DiscoverElizabethCity.com
    www.DiscoverElizabethCity.com/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

  • 2016 Dredging Underway at AICW/Mason Inlet Intersection, Statute Mile 280


    AICW/Mason Inlet – Click for Chartview

    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 – MASON INLET – DREDGING
    Mariners are advised that the Dredge CHESAPEAKE will commence dredging operations in the Mason Inlet area on January 21, 2016. The project includes dredging in Mason Inlet, Mason Creek and the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway. A pipeline will be placed along the shore of Mason Creek crossing Banks Channel and onto the Figure 8 Island beach on the Atlantic Ocean side. The project will continue until approximately March 31, 2016. The project will be conducted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The dredge operator will be standing by on channels 13 and 16 VHF-FM. Any concerned traffic should call 30 minutes prior to expected time of passage.
    Chart 11541 LNM 4/16

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

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


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

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

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

  • February Visitor Highlights, Historic Edenton and Chowan County, 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 February 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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    CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE
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    Chowan County Tourism Development Authority
    PO Box 245
    Edenton, North Carolina 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)

  • Albemarle Loop Expanded, Albemarle Sound, NC

    "ManteoEdenton, NC - the prettiest town in the South!

    This wonderful expanded tour of the Albemarle Sound now includes five of Salty Southeast Cruisers’ Net Sponsors.

    Press release for the Albemarle Loop
    The Albemarle Loop announces the expansion of its membership by three (3) to a total of nine (9) marinas for 2016, offering free dockage and pump outs where available. Members offer two days of free dockage along with many amenities including swimming pools, golfing, tennis, restaurants and other boating necessities that make your stay at these marinas an enjoyable experience. See details of where these amenities are offered at http://albemarleloop.com/Marinas.html . The new marinas for 2016 are:

    The Manteo Waterfront Marina is located in a tranquil setting less than a mile from the Roanoke Sound.  It is a small, deep, and well-protected harbor, and can accommodate vessels up to 150 feet in length.  Take a stroll along over a mile of boardwalks on the Manteo Waterfront.  Near this site the first English colony was born on American soil. Dock your boat in the protected waters of Dough’s Creek and enjoy all the amenities this quaint island village has to offer. There are approximately 20 transient slips and 33 slips dedicated to seasonal and annual boaters.  All slips feature 30 and 50 amp power, cable television, and free wireless Internet access.  The air conditioned comfort station located at the marina features separate men’s and women’s bathrooms, clean showers, and coin operated washer and dryer.  Boaters come to Manteo for its coastal charm and relaxed atmosphere.

    Everett Marine and Cypress Cove Marina is a boating and fishing community located off the Scuppernong River about a mile west of the Columbia Docks.  One of only 2 Albemarle Loop members offering both diesel and gasoline fuel, marine supplies and the only member offering repairs and a boat lift. With a friendly southern hospitality they specialize in routine marine engine service and custom installation of accessories on new or used boats. Slips feature 30 and 50 amp power, and free wireless Internet access.  The air conditioned comfort station located at the marina features separate men’s and women’s bathrooms, clean showers, and coin operated washer and dryer.

    The Dismal Swamp Welcome Center is a NC DOT facility providing travel and tourism to both highway and waterway traffic. With the 150’ bulkhead, numerous boats are rafted up on their transit through the canal free for one night or more depending on weather. The Dismal Swamp Visitor Center has free wireless Internet access and comfort station featuring separate men’s and women’s bathrooms and clean showers. Located adjacent to the Welcome Center, the NC State Park provides numerous opportunities for eco-tourism with an exhibit hall that allows visitors to learn the natural and cultural history of the swamp.  Rangers will guide you on exciting explorations where you’ll uncover fascinating natural surroundings, and make great discoveries about the world in which we live.

    The Albemarle Loop is a non-profit organization that provides the boating public with an exciting opportunity to cruise and explore the protected waters of historic Albemarle Sound.   Visit the friendly communities surrounding Albemarle Sound as you share your boating experiences with other families (at a very low cost) and in high-quality marinas.  Contact the Albemarle Loop at 427 Albemarle Blvd., Hertford, North Carolina, 27944 or email info@AlbemarleLoop.com or call (252) 426 – 4037 or visit http://albemarleloop.com.

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

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

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net North Carolina Marina Directory Listing For Albemarle Plantation Marina

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

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

  • “Inside Outings” in Elizabeth City, NC, AICW 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, begins a brand new year!

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    Don’t let the weather deter you from having a good time! Elizabeth City can warm up your winter with a variety of “inside outings” – fun places to explore on a chilly day. Suggestions appear below. Please let me know if I can of any assistance with a story.

    With regards,
    Elizabeth Evans
    Director of Public Relations
    Cahoon & Cross, Inc.
    Direct Phone: 757-705-7153

    eevans@cahoonandcross.com

    Warm up Winter with Elizabeth City’s “Inside Outings”

    (Elizabeth City, N.C., Jan. 22, 2016) – The weather never gets unbearably cold in Elizabeth City, N.C. That’s what the locals love about life in this cozy coastal corner of northeastern North Carolina, bracketed by the temperate Albemarle Sound and Intracoastal Waterway. When temps do begin to drop, residents and visitors alike will discover ways to heat things up with a variety of “inside outings” — fun places to explore on a chilly day! Take your pick from these suggestions, and while away a winter weekend in the “Harbor of Hospitality®”.

    Enter the warm world of American artist Louis Comfort Tiffany by seeing the Louis C. Tiffany:

    Museum of the Albemarle--artifacts assoc. w/ Tiffany exhibit.

    Art and Innovation exhibit at the Museum of the Albemarle. On display are rare items such as a circa 1910 lamp with an oriental poppy shade and a Cypriot glass base; Favrile glass works including lamp sprays from the Whalehead Club in Historic Corolla; and an urn-shaped vase that was displayed at the 1909 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific World’s Fair. Admission is free. Check for details at museumofthealbemarle.com.

    There’s nothing like a little gallery hopping to revive your soul, and Elizabeth image005City has delightful downtown studios and eclectic shops to consider. At Tina Clancy’s Art and Antique Connection (116 N. Poindexter Street) there are over 100 artists on display, along with vintage, antique and repurposed home décor finds. Serenity Studio Arts (601 Main Street) is a great place to go for kids’ and adults’ art classes, plus a whimsical selection of paintings, photography, pottery and jewelry for sale by local artists. At The Center at Arts of the Albemarle, see who’s exhibiting in the changing Jaquelin Jenkins gallery, featuring work by well-known regional artists, and browse the retail galleries where you can purchase your own original piece of art.

    image007Gaze at the winter sky by reserving seats for one of the star and laser presentations at the Khan Planetarium at Elizabeth City State University. Housed in a 30-foot hemispherical dome with comfortable seating, the planetarium’s star theater features a Spitz 512 star projector that can depict the sky as seen from anywhere on earth. All of the scheduled programs are free and open to the public by reservation. Groups of 20 or more may schedule their own show, and those with less than 20 may join a group that is already scheduled. Call for info at (252) 335-3SKY.

    See a heart-warming Broadway musical when the College of the Albemarle Performing Arts Center opens image009“Oliver!” Feb. 25. This musical adaptation of the novel “Oliver Twist,” by Charles Dickens, the play continues with dates through March 6. View the schedule at www.albemarle.edu/pac. Make it “dinner and a show” by dining beforehand at one of Elizabeth City’s terrific independently-owned restaurants. You’ll find everything from American, Continental and ethnic cuisines to steaks, seafood platters and Sushi! View the online restaurant guide at www.DiscoverElizabethCity.com.

    Elizabeth City is the “Harbor of Hospitality®”
    Elizabeth City is located in northeastern North Carolina on the Intracoastal Waterway, halfway between Virginia Beach and the Outer Banks. Known as the “Harbor of Hospitality,” the city has six National Register Historic Districts and is home to the Museum of the Albemarle, The Center at Arts of the Albemarle, Elizabeth City State University Planetarium, Port Discover Hands-on Science Center and one of the largest U.S. Coast Guard air stations in the Continental United States. Nature lovers are drawn to the area’s proximity to the Dismal Swamp and the abundance of outdoor recreational offerings. For additional information, call Elizabeth City Area Convention & Visitors Bureau at 1-866-ECity-4U (1-866-324-8948) or visit DiscoverElizabethCity.com.

    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

  • HWY 74 Bridge 5 Hour Closure, March 20, Wrightsville Beach, NC AICW Statute Mile 283


    US 74 Bridge has a closed vertical clearance of 20ft and crosses the Waterway in the heart of Wrightsville Beach.

    NC – ATLANTIC INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY (AICW) – NEUSE RIVER TO MYRTLE GROVE SOUND – NEW RIVER-CAPE FEAR RIVER
    – BRIDGE RESTRICTIONS

    To accommodate the 2016 Quintiles Wrightsville Beach Half and Full Marathons, mariners are advised that the S.R. 74 Bridge, across AICW mile 283.1, at Wrightsville Beach, NC will remain in the closed position to vessels requiring an opening from 5 a.m. through 10 a.m., on Sunday, March 20, 2016. Mariners able to pass under the closed span (20 feet above MHW) may do so, and should adjust their transits accordingly. Chart 11541 LNM 2/16

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s North Carolina Bridge Directory Listing For SR 74 Bridge

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of SR 74 Bridge

  • Lake Norman USPS January Newsletter, Inland Seafarer

    Our thanks to Greg & Sandi Shekita of Sherrills Ford, NC for sending their newsletter, Inland Seafarer, outlining the many activities of this excellent North Carolina Sail and Power Squadron. The work done by this Power Squadron to promote boating and boating safety is outstanding.

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    Link to January Lake Norman Sail & Power Squadrons newsletter

    Best wishes for the New Year.
    Note that at the Mid-Atlantic Boat Show in Charlotte next month, The Lake Norman, Catawba, and Charlotte Power Squadrons will share a large booth and have a sophisticated boating simulator there – come over to meet with us and try out your boating skills!
    Greg & Sandi Shekita
    6984 Golden Bay Ct.
    Sherrills Ford, NC 28673

  • Carolina January to May Boat Shows!

    Our focus is to assist boaters with the purchase or sale of their powerboats. All our yacht owners are trained and educated on the handling and systems of their new vessel as part of our service. We want to make sure your experience with us is easy by being thorough with your needs. Through aggressive internet marketing, publication ads, and our long term networks we also have the resources to get your yacht sold! Our experience allows us the understanding of the market place.Intracoastal Yacht Sales, a long-time SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, offers full service brokerage representation from three locations, Wrightsville Beach, NC, Little River, SC and Charleston, SC and will be offer deals at nine Spring boat shows.

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    Carolina Spring Boat Shows!

    January and February are your absolute best months to buy a boat!

    “WHY” You ask?
    Dealer incentives are stronger than ever before!
    It’s like buying Snow Ski’s in July!
    Come See our Nordic Tugs and Marlow Mainships
    at one of these Boat Shows .

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    CLICK HERE FOR A LISTING OF CAROLINA BOAT SHOWS

  • Winter in Elizabeth City, NC, AICW 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, begins a brand new year!

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    It’s Winter! Discover Elizabeth City’s Inside Outings, Historic Stays and Oysters
    From the Director
    January-February 2016
    Owning a Siberian Husky, named Cosmo, gives me plenty of opportunities to explore Elizabeth City during the winter months, and it seems he’s the happiest Elizabeth City resident from November through February. Muddy Waters Coffeehouse is a Saturday stop for us during the winter months. I warm up by sipping a sweet, creamy chia latte, and Cosmo makes new friends as he happily munches on a doggie treat. However, if you are not as fond of being outside during the winter as Cosmo, we have compiled a list of indoor adventures that allow you to explore the city while staying warm.

    With over 300 years of history, Elizabeth City has many stories of yesteryear. What better way to experience Elizabeth City’s bygone times than by staying at a historic B&B? All five have their own unique charm and exemplify why Elizabeth City is called the Harbor of Hospitality. You can see what other visitors have had to say about them on TripAdvisor, and we encourage you to visit one and share your own experience. Having access to fresh seafood is one of the best parts of living on the coast. In this issue, we’re highlighting C&H Oyster Bar, an Elizabeth City icon. It’s not uncommon for oyster aficionados to travel far and wide to this seafood dive. Please come and discover Elizabeth City in the winter. While you’re out and about in our city be sure to post photos of your adventures with #DiscoverECity. We’ll be watching and reposting our favorites to our social media channels.
    Happy travels,
    Christina Rehklau
    Director, Elizabeth City Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

    When Winter Comes, Consider Elizabeth City’s “Inside Outings”
    The weather never gets unbearably cold in northeastern North Carolina. That’s what we like about life in this cozy coastal corner, enveloped by the temperate Albemarle Sound and Intracoastal Waterway. When temps do begin to drop, you’ll find plenty of great ways to heat things up with a variety of “inside outings” – fun places to explore on a chilly day! Take your pick from our suggestions below, and while away a winter weekend in Elizabeth City.

    Enter the warm world of American artist Louis Comfort Tiffany by seeing the Louis C. Tiffany: Art and Innovation exhibit at the Museum of the Albemarle. On display are rare items such as a circa 1910 lamp with an oriental poppy shade and a Cypriot glass base; Favrile glass works including lamp sprays from the Whalehead Club in Historic Corolla; and an urn-shaped vase that was displayed at the 1909 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific World’s Fair. On Thursdays, Jan. 7- Feb. 25, artist Marcia Phillips will host an eight-week stained glass workshop so you can create your own Tiffany-inspired piece! Check for details at museumofthealbemarle.com.

    There’s nothing like a little gallery hopping to revive your soul, and Elizabeth City has delightful downtown studios and eclectic shops to consider. At Tina Clancy’s Art and Antique Connection (116 N. Poindexter Street) there are over 100 artists on display, along with vintage, antique and repurposed home décor finds. Serenity Studio Arts (601 Main Street) is a great place to go for kids’ and adults’ art classes, plus a whimsical selection of paintings, photography, pottery and jewelry for sale by local artists. At The Center at Arts of the Albemarle, see who’s exhibiting in the changing Jaquelin Jenkins gallery, featuring work by well-known regional artists, and browse the retail galleries where you can purchase your own original piece of art.

    Gaze at the winter sky by reserving seats for one of the star and laser presentations at the Khan Planetarium at Elizabeth City State University. Housed in a 30-foot hemispherical dome with comfortable seating, the planetarium’s star theater features a Spitz 512 star projector that can depict the sky as seen from anywhere on earth. All of the scheduled programs are free and open to the public by reservation. Groups of 20 or more may schedule their own show, and those with less than 20 may join a group that is already scheduled. Call for details at (252) 335-3SKY.

    See a heart-warming Broadway musical when the College of the Albemarle Performing Arts Center opens “Oliver!” Feb. 25. This musical adaptation of the novel “Oliver Twist,” by Charles Dickens, the play continues with dates through March 6. Check for dates at www.albemarle.edu/pac. Make it “dinner and a show” by dining beforehand at one of our terrific independently-owned restaurants. You’ll find everything from American, Continental and ethnic cuisines to steaks, seafood platters and Sushi! Check our restaurant guide at www.DiscoverElizabethCity.com.

    Experience History with a Stay in a Historic Home
    History abounds in Elizabeth City, from the excellent exhibits at the Museum of the Albemarle, to self-guided Historic Downtown Walking tours and Civil War Trails. History lovers can take their interests one step further by booking a stay in one of the city’s beautifully restored B&Bs. Within close proximity of Elizabeth City’s waterfront, restaurants, shops, performing arts center and galleries, a quintet of quality accommodations awaits!

    Culpepper Inn (609 W. Main Street)
    This three-story Georgian Revival-style mansion was built in 1935 and is located in the center of Elizabeth City’s historic district. Both rooms and suites are available. Featuring a spacious yard and pool, the inn hosts live outdoor music on occasion. www.culpepperinn.com

    Elizabeth City B&B (108 E. Fearing Street)
    Dating to 1896, the Elizabeth City B&B is cozy, comfy and a great place to reconvene in between Elizabeth City outings. Ask about the history of the adjoining lodge that was once the meeting site for the Grand Order of Odd Fellows. Note: This B&B allows pets. www.elizabethcitybb.com

    Foreman House B&B (311 W. Church Street)
    Elizabeth City’s newest B&B is surrounded by grand magnolia and boxwood trees. The circa 1899 home features casual elegance, beautifully appointed rooms and an English boxwood garden. www.foremanhousebb.com

    The Grice-Fearing House B&B (200 S. Road Street)
    The Grice-Fearing House is the oldest house in Elizabeth City, dated circa 1798, and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The beautifully-restored home features elegant suites and a library stocked with books, CDs and good reads for their guests’ enjoyment. www.gricefearinghouse.com

    The Pond House Inn (915 Rivershore Road)
    Surrounded by the Pasquotank River and Waters Pond, the inn is an example of European Manor House architecture, with a winding staircase, elegant rooms and opportunities for taking in waterfront views from the spacious grounds. www.thepondhouseinn.com

    For a complete listing of Elizabeth City accommodations, visit www.DiscoverElizabethCity.com

    EC Spotlight: C&H Oyster Bar OysterBar
    You’ve probably heard the old saying that months with an R are prime months for eating oysters. That means four more mouth-watering months ahead for filling up on this seafood lover’s delicacy! And the best place to do it? The C&H Oyster Bar in Elizabeth City. This landmark restaurant has been around since 1967 when Tom Cox Jr. opened the unassuming eatery at 1524 North Road Street. Diners sit at tables or at the U-shaped bar, where the expert shucking staff split and serve fresh oysters as fast as customers can eat ’em. For the non-bivalve crowd, the Oyster Bar also offers a wide array of fresh seafood, served steamed or fried, as well as sandwiches and other light fare. Check it out next time you’re in town, but don’t wait too long; the Oyster Bar closes in May, and then it’s wait, wait, wait until October rolls around with a capital R!

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  • Shoaling Reported in Carolina Beach Inlet, near AICW Statute Mile 294


    Note that this shoaling is in the Inlet proper, not in the Waterway.

    NC – CAROLINA BEACH INLET – SHOALING
    Mariners are advised that an area of shoaling has been reported in the vinicty of Carolina Beach Inlet between buoys 1 (LLNR 30265) through 6 (LLNR 30290). The report indicated shoaling of 2.0 feet at mean low water. Mariners are urged to use caution when transiting this area. Chart 11534 LNM 52/15

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  • The New Year in Historic Edenton, NC, 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 February 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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    Chowan County Tourism Development Authority
    PO Box 245
    Edenton, North Carolina 27932

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    * Usher in the New Year *
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    Winter Get-away Packages for those that love the simple things in an Historic Setting combined with guided walking and trolley tours
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    * Nature * Culture *
    Paddle, Art and Organic Farming
    unnamed (19)Experience what a beautiful community has to offer with explorations to heighten both body and soul
    CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

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  • New Navigation Aids for Severe Shoaling at New Topsail Inlet/AICW Statute 271


    This shoaling, at the intersection of Black Mud Channel (New Topsail Inlet), has had a Navigation Alert posted for shoaling since May 0f 2014. See http://cruisersnet.net/nav-alerts/new-reports-of-shoaling-at-new-topsail-inletaicw-intersection-statute-mile-270-may-12-2014/.

    NC – ATLANTIC INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY (AICW), TOPSAIL, NORTH CAROLINA SHOALING CONDITIONS AT AICW MILE MARKER 271
    Mariners are advised of shoaling on the AICW at Mile Marker 271 in Topsail, North Carolina. A significant shoal has been observed in the vicinity of the Howards Creek Channel intersection with the AICW to depths as low as 2 feet at mean-low water. The shoal extends approximately 300
    yards along the eastern side of the AICW from approximate position 34º21’18.00’’N, 77º40’53.00’’W to 34º21’13.00’’N, 077º41’02.00’’ with depths varying between 2 feet to 5 feet at mean low water. The Coast Guard has established an additional two aids to navigation in the navigation channel to mark best available depths of water which vary between 5 feet and 7 feet at mean low water.
    • NEW RIVER – CAPE FEAR RIVER BUOY 98C. In position 34-21-14.12N, 077-41-02.33W
    • NEW RIVER – CAPE FEAR RIVER BUOY 99C. In position 34-21-13.20N, 077-41-01.78W
    Mariners are highly encouraged to obtain the most recent U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Wilmington, North Carolina District hydrographic survey information, shoaling condition and controlling depth at:
    http://www.saw.usace.army.mil/Missions/Navigation/HydrographicSurveys/InletsCrossings.aspx
    Mariners should use caution when navigating in this area. The aids to navigation in this area may not be charted and may not be marking best water due to continually shifting shoals. Consult Local Notice to Mariners, 5th Coast Guard District for the latest positions and status of aids to navigation at: http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/?pageName=lnmDistrict&region=5
    Chart 11541 LNM 51/15

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  • Southern BBQ in Wrightsville Beach, NC, AICW Statute Mile 280


    Winston Fowler sends a recommendation for a BBQ restaurant that he feels you cannot pass up. The winter months along the Waterway are perfect for good BBQ! Wrightsville Beach Marina is on the southeast side of the Waterway below the HWY 17 bridge in the heart of Wrightsville Beach.

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    Larry,
    This is one GREAT place for cruisers to get a flavor of SOUTHERN BBQ, that is only 2.7 miles from Wrightsville Beach Marina. Awesome.
    Winston

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  • Praise for Dudley’s Marina, Swansboro, NC, AICW Statute Mile 229


    Dudley’s Marina lies northeast of the Waterway near AICW marker #46A, and just a walk across two bridges and a causeway from downtown Swansboro, NC.

    Great experience here: cheap, GREAT customer service – dock hands were incredibly accommodating. Easy access. Ship store well stocked.
    Louie

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