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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”
  • Boatswains among birds — the secret salts of Elizabeth City, NC Pasquotank River


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    What a fine tribute to the men and women who serve in the US Coast Guard out of Elizabeth City, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR. Long noted as the friendliest-to-boaters community on the Waterway, Elizabeth City is located on the Pasquotank River off the northeast corner of Albemarle Sound and at the southern end of the Dismal Swamp Canal Route.

    Boatswains among birds — the secret salts of Elizabeth City
    READ MORE!

    Feature Release
    March 24, 2017
    U.S. Coast Guard 5th District Mid-Atlantic
    Contact: 5th District Public Affairs
    Office: (757) 398-6272
    After Hours: (757) 434-7712

    Seaman Nina Bowen and Chief Bert, the Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina, mascot, pose for a portrait in front of the station Feb. 14, 2017. Bowen is one of Bert’s primary caretakers at the station. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nate Littlejohn)

    Petty Officer 2nd Class Calvin Hernandez, a boatswain’s mate and coxswain at Station Elizabeth City in North Carolina, rides aboard a 29-foot Response Boat-Small near the station, Feb. 14, 2016. Calvin and other boat crew members at the station routinely work with aviators from Air Station Elizabeth City. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nate Littlejohn)

    Perhaps the best kept boat station secret in the Mid-Atlantic region lies nestled within the largest Coast Guard facility in the country, at Base Elizabeth City in Eastern North Carolina.

    A view of Building 53 at Base Elizabeth City, North Carolina, March 10, 2017 – the location of Station Elizabeth City. Building 53 is shared by crew members from both the boat and air stations. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nate Littlejohn)

    Station Elizabeth City is easy to pass without realizing it’s there, located in an unassuming off-white building that looks like part of the neighboring air station complex. The boathouse on the nearby Pasquotank River is almost a hundred yards away. A view of Building 53 at Base Elizabeth City, North Carolina, March 10, 2017 – the location of Station Elizabeth City. Building 53 is shared by crew members from both the boat and air stations. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nate Littlejohn)

    The crew at the boat station is accustomed to the surrounding flurry of aviation activity — the base is also home to Air Station Elizabeth City and the Aviation Technical Training Center (ATTC), where all enlisted Coast Guard aviation personnel are trained in their chosen professions. Consequently, the vast majority of people coming and going from the base each day are connected to Coast Guard aviation in some way.

    “Being stationed here is fun,” said Petty Officer 2nd Class Calvin Hernandez, a boatswain’s mate and coxswain at the station. “Throughout the Coast Guard, boat and helicopter crews must work together to complete missions. A lot of the time though, crews talk to one another over the radio during training or on a case, but never actually meet in person. Here, we see aviation people every day.”

    Hernandez acknowledged there’s an age-old rivalry between air and boat crews, but explained how he thinks it makes the service stronger.

    “Our boat crews have about a 30 minute head start when we’re notified of a case since helicopter crews typically take about that long to launch,” he said. “We always strive to safely arrive on scene before the helicopter. We’re on the same team with the goal of saving lives, but working to get there first helps us all keep focused on the mission.”

    Hernandez admitted there are times when it’s frustrating to respond on the water.

    “Sometimes for search and rescue cases, we have to trailer our boats by vehicle an hour or more away, launch from a remote location, then spend 45 minutes traveling on the water before arriving on scene,” he said. “A helicopter crew taking off from here can be to the same place in 15 minutes once they launch. Sometimes after a case, we’ll get back to the station after long hours on the water and find that the aircrew we were working with bought us a meal and beat us back to the station with it. It’s always nice to come back to find food waiting and to feel appreciated.”

    Of course, anytime they want to be appreciated, crew members at Station Elizabeth City can always turn to their station dog, Chief Bert, for his unconditional affection.“

    The crew adopted Bert, a German Shepherd and former explosive detection dog who worked for six years with the Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team in Galveston, Texas. He’s arguably the most popular guy on base.

    “Bert makes me feel like I’m home when I’m here,” said Bowen. “I look forward to coming here and seeing him. I think he brings a light-heartedness to the station and even the entire base that people are drawn to.”

    Bowen said that after Bert, what she likes most about Station Elizabeth City is the opportunity to see all the Coast Guard jobs conducted around her.

    “I’m lucky here,” she said. “In addition to the variety of jobs I get to explore at my station, I’m also exposed to the aviation jobs being performed right outside our door. We provide a lot of support for helicopter training flights for the air station and the training center. It’s neat I get to be around all that stuff and be a part of it.”

    “The boat station crew allows us here at the rescue swimmer training school to offer our graduating aviation survival technicians a pre-graduation flight where they complete a free fall into the Pasquotank River,” said Chief Petty Officer Claude Morrissey, an instructor at ATTC. The boat crew provides a platform to pick up our swimmers from the water, and is there to respond in case any emergency should arise.”

    Even while they assist with helicopter training missions, Station Elizabeth City crews are responsible for responding to emergencies in an area of responsibility that spans 1,700 square miles, includes 10 rivers and three sounds as well as the Intracoastal Waterway and Dismal Swamp Canal.

    “We operate inshore and in areas that are very difficult to navigate due to shallow waters and multiple hazards to navigation,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Joshua Talys, executive petty officer at Station Elizabeth City. “Unlike most Coast Guard Stations which normally have a search and rescue season in the summer months, we have a transit season, which equates to periods of heavy vessel traffic moving up and down the
    Intracoastal Waterway in the months preceding summer and winter. Our job is to ensure these boaters are safe and in compliance with federal laws and regulations.”

    “Since we have such a large area of responsibility and none of it is open ocean, we operate in a wide range of environments,” said Hernandez. “There are swampy areas, areas where people like to wakeboard and areas popular for fishing. I think all the different nooks and crannies we have to be familiar with is what keeps it interesting here.”

    Hernandez said they do their best to cross train in each other’s jobs at the station. “Lots of people here can do almost any job required at the station,” he said. “We have seamen and machinery technicians that want to become coxswains, and we have boatswain’s mates who work with our engineers if they need help with a project.”

    When they aren’t actively working, Coast Guardsmen on the base engage in sports, often competing with teams from different units. The station crew says they enjoy heated ultimate frisbee showdowns with the rescue swimmer shop, and basketball games against the MH-60 Jayhawk team from the air station. That recreational competition keeps the healthy rivalry alive and thriving in a service of the same status.

    A student at the Aviation Technical Training Center (ATTC) in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, plunges from an Air Station Elizabeth City MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter into the Pasquotank River, Feb. 14, 2017. Four aviation survival technician (AST) A school students at ATTC graduated and became ASTs Feb. 17, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nate Littlejohn)

    “This station is very unique to the Coast Guard,” said Talys. “Being co-located with Air Station Elizabeth City gives us direct insight into all the hard work and training the flight crews conduct every day.”

    Seaman Nina Bowen shows some love to Chief Bert, Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina’s mascot, near the boathouse at the station Feb. 17, 2017. Chief Bert is a retired explosive detection dog who worked for six years with the Maritime Safety and Security Team in Gavelston, Texas. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nate Littlejohn)

    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

  • LNM: Offshore Obstruction, SSE of Oregon Inlet, NC Coast, 3/22/2017


    Posted for our offshore friends wisely avoiding Oregon Inlet.

    NC – SEACOAST – CURRITUCK BEACH TO WIMBLE SHOALS – HAZARD TO NAVIGATION – OBSTRUCTION Read More

    During routine trawling operations NOAA Research Vessel Henry B. Bigelow encountered an obstruction on the seafloor approx. 7.5nm SSE of Oregon Inlet, NC in approximate position 35-43.117N, 075-24.363W. A trawl net is snagged on the obstruction. The net is partially submerged and presents an entanglement hazard and is marked with a single poly-ball float and anchor. NOAA is arranging recovery of the net. Contact co.henry.bigelow@noaa.gov or nav.henry.bigelow@noaa.gov for additional details. Chart 12200 12204 LNM 12/17

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

  • Welcome Beaufort Marine Center, Beaufort, NC, AICW Statute Mile 198


    Beaufort Marine Center

    SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET is pleased to welcome our newest SPONSOR, Beaufort Marine Center! Beaufort Marine Center lies on the east side of the Waterway north of Beaufort. Check out their Who We Are  link for more about these fine folks!

    Beaufort Marine Center in Beaufort, NC is centrally located at Intracoastal MM 198 and offers affordable long-term dry storage in a tidy, professional boat yard with night security patrols.
    Full service and fully equipped, BMC handles vessels up to 200 tons, 30 foot beam and offers five paint bays for vessels up to 90 feet.
    ​Services include paint and varnish, carpentry, mechanical, fiberglass and welding. Equipped with 25-ton crane and 45-ton state of the art hydraulic transporter.
    Discount marine store and dedicated purchasing agent onsite.
    Liveaboard and DIY friendly with a Captain’s lounge equipped with cable television, WiFi and movie library. 15, 30, 50 and 100 amps.
    website: beaufortmarine.com
    tel. 252-728-7358
    email: beaufortmarinecenter@gmail.com

    Click Here To View the North Carolina Cruisers’ Net Marina Directory Listing For Beaufort Marine Center

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Beaufort Marine Center

  • Low Tide Passage Through Shallotte/AICW Intersection Statute Mile 330


    The intersection of Shallotte Inlet and the Waterway has been an infamous Problem Stretch for years, but this report from experienced cruiser, Roger Long, holds promise for a safe Spring Migration.

    I’ve made these passages [Shallotte and Lockwoods Folly] several times and always found plenty of water. Circumstances required us to transit northbound with .2 feet of water in Shallotte and Lockwoods at dead low. I called TowboatUS for their opinion with our 3’ – 9” draft. He said it shouldn’t be a problem if I knew the route and Lockwoods had just been dredged so should be easy. READ MORE!

    We went through Shallotte and never saw less than 5 feet by nearly leaving paint on the first red buoy, R 82. It might have been more difficult with another foot of tide as we wouldn’t have had the bare sandbanks for an additional guide.

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

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

  • Shallow Water Report from Lockwoods Folly, AICW Statute Mile 321


    Despite dredging last November, the intersection of the Waterway and Lockwoods Folly, which has been a Problem Stretch for years, remains a shoaling area and a recommended mid-high tide zone. Our thanks to experienced cruisers, Roger long, for this report. His report also shows that even with local knowledge, TowBoatUS in this case, you must GO SLOW AND EASY!

    I’ve made these passages several times and always found plenty of water. Circumstances required us to transit northbound with .2 feet of water in Shallotte and Lockwoods at dead low. I called TowboatUS for their opinion with our 3’ – 9” draft. He said it shouldn’t be a problem if I knew the route and Lockwoods had just been dredged so should be easy.
    Lockwoods was a different matter. READ MORE!

    Just past the first red, we bumped over a hump and then another. The sounder didn’t show less than six feet. Our transducer is about 4 feet to port so there is a steep slope to these humps. We were about as far to port as we could go so there is probably less water on the green side.

    We got up around the corner and encountered a tugboat stuck between R 36 and G 33 bulling its way through on the tide just starting to rise. We got around and into his wake and then were stopped hard just before the green. The sounder showed properly here and we were able to back off. It took two tries to push through but we left a long trench. I don’t think this stretch is doable at dead low with much more than 2 1/2 feet of draft.

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

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

  • LNM: Dredging at Shallotte Inlet, 3/20-4/9, AICW Problem Stretch Statute Mile 330


    This Problem Stretch shallow water was surveyed and confirmed in October of 2016 and this dredging is good news for the upcoming Spring Migration.

    NC – INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY – CAPE FEAR RIVER TO LITTLE RIVER – SHALLOTTE INLET – DREDGING
    Southwind Construction Corp. will be conducting dredging operations in the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Shallotte Inlet Crossing, Tangent 19, Brunswick County NC in the vicinity of Cape Fear River – Little River Buoys 80A (LLNR 40337) 82 (LLNR 40345) and will be pumping the dredged material to Ocean Isle Beach. Dredging will be conducted from March 20 to April 9, 2017. The dredge WILKO and workboats Proud Mary and Miss Leanne David Lynn will be on scene. For more information contact Superintendent at 812-455-1770 or Jim Barton at 812-455-8861.
    Chart 11543 LNM 11/17

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

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

  • Brad Pickle and AIWA Recognized by BoatUS

    SSECN is proud to be an associate of Brad Pickle as well as  a supporting member of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway Association whose efforts toward improving navigation conditions in the Waterway are invaluable.

    NEWS From BoatUS Read More!

    Boat Owners Association of The United States
    880 S. Pickett St., Alexandria VA 22304

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    Press Contact: D. Scott Croft, 703-461-2864, SCroft@BoatUS.com

    (L to R) Brad Pickle, Executive Director, AIWA; David Kennedy, Manager, BoatUS Government Affairs; Mark Crosley, Chairman of the Board, AIWA, and Executive Director, Florida Inland Navigation District

    Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway Association Campaigns for the 1100-Mile Waterway on Capitol Hill

    Hazardous shoaling reduces depth to less than 5 feet in several sections

    WASHINGTON, DC, March 13, 2017 – The Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, the famed 1100-plus mile coastal waterway stretching from Norfolk, Virginia to Miami, Florida, is getting “thin.” Shoaling has created hazardous conditions in some areas with depths reported less than 5 feet – which reflects a remarkable 7 feet of water depth lost in the waterway’s authorized minimum depth of 12 feet. The Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway Association (AIWA), a waterways interest group, recently gathered in Washington, DC, to ensure the Department of Transportation-designated marine highway M-95 is a top priority for Congress and the Trump Administration.

    AIWA members are requesting legislators allocate $50 million for additional dredging needs to come from within the US Army Corps of Engineers operating and maintenance budget. AIWA members also pressed the case for continued allocations for operations and maintenance of navigation projects.

    An estimated 13,000 recreational boaters, or “snowbirds,” make the annual boating migration from the Northeast to Florida each year, averaging $300 per day in spending supporting small-business jobs along the way. Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), a charter member of the AIWA, has concerns about boaters potentially forced to take more hazardous offshore routes due to ICW shoaling. BoatUS’s on-water TowBoatUS towing responders in South Carolina and Georgia report shoaling to be an on-going issue in some locations.

    “The waterway is critical US infrastructure and important to recreational boaters,” said David Kennedy, Manager of BoatUS Government Affairs. “We vigorously support efforts to improve navigation and waterway access.”

    Brad Pickel, executive director of AIWA, said, “We appreciate the high level of support by the Congressional delegation along the entire waterway. We look forward to ongoing investments in Marine Highway 95 as part of the infrastructure and jobs focus in the new administration.”

    Additional AIWA members include the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, America’s Great Loop Cruisers’ Association, Florida Inland Navigation District, Waterways Journal, and the National Marine Manufacturers Association, as well as state and local agencies, marinas and commercial shipping businesses, tourism groups, publications, associations, dredging companies and tug and maritime businesses. For more information about the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway Association visit atlanticintracoastal.org.

  • Shoaling Surveyed in Snows Cut, Carolina Beach, NC, AICW Statute Mile 296


    This report of shoaling at Marker #162A in Snow’s Cut comes from Robert Sherer’s Cruising Down the ICW 2017 blog, March 12, 2017. Snows Cut is a 1.5 mile cut connecting Cape Fear River with the east coast Waterway at Carolina Beach.

    Click Here for Survey

    Western end of Snow’s Cut, survey 11/8-9/2016

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Marker 162A

  • REMINDER: 2017 Vessel Safety Check Schedule, Lake Norman Power Squadron, Lake Norman, NC

    For large or small vessels, these free annual safety checks are time well spent! The volunteer work done by this Power Squadron to promote boating and boating safety is outstanding.

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    From Steven L Stuart Executive Officer Lake Norman Sail and Power Squadron (LNSPS)

    Our LNSPS is again initiating our “Boating Education Program” for 2017 by releasing the Vessel Safety Check (VSC) event information for your review. Read More

    We conducted last year over 170 inspections and would like to increase our goal to hopefully reach over 200 area boaters this year. Teaching Boating Safety to our Lake Norman area boaters is one of our Squadron’s major goals and now, at the first of the year, we need your help to “publicize” these VSC venue locations to help make the Lake Norman area a safer and more enjoyable experience for fellow boaters and Families.

    Notice: VSC venue information is attached below and feel free to use this information to “help us” get the word-out.
    P/C Steven L Stuart Xo LNSPS

    Lake Norman Sail & Power Squadron Announces 2017 Safe Boating “ “Vessel Safety Check Program”

    The Lake Norman Sail & Power Squadron (LNSPS) is pleased to announce its Boater Safety Education “Vessel Safety Check” (VSC) Program Schedule for 2017.

    During 2016, the LNSPS conducted “over 170 Vessel Safety Check inspections” adding to sustained recognition from its parent organization (United States Power Squadron (USPS)) for ranking in the top 10 squadrons out of over 300 squadrons and over 30,000 members in the nation in service to its community.

    Our VSC Chair Person Alexander Cooper, of the LNSPS anticipates higher enrollment driven by increasing boating injuries, fatalities and law enforcement presence on the water. In addition, the population of boaters has grown every year, thus increasing demand. As Captain of your watercraft we encourage you to conduct a VSC and provide a safer boating environment for you and your families. Boating is a fun and an enjoyable sport, “let’s make it a safer one”.

    We are offering (4) different VSC event locations (described below), at various marinas on Lake Norman this year in 2017. VSC are “free” – “with no reporting obligations” – “short in duration” and have arranged venues with increased examiner capacity in anticipation of enrollment reaching over 200 watercraft.

    2017 VSC Schedule:
    Saturday — April 22, 2017 — at Holiday Harbor Marina: 20139 Henderson Rd, Cornelius, NC 28031
    Saturday — May 20, 2017 — at Peninsula Yacht Club 18501 Harbor Light Blvd, Cornelius, NC 28031
    Saturday — June 24, 2017 — at Morningstar Marina: 18020 Kings Point Dr, Cornelius, NC 28031
    Saturday — July 08, 2017 — at Lake Norman Marina: 6965 NC Hwy 150 E Sherrills Ford, NC 28673
    Cost is Free —
    All VSC Venues run from — 10:00am to 2:00pm

    Contact us at www.usps.org/lakenorman
    For more information email acooper6@charter.net or call Alexander Cooper at (336) 403-1108

  • REMINDER: 2017 NC Public Boating Safety Classes, Lake Norman Power Squadron, Lake Norman, NC

    P/C Stuart reminds his fellow North Carolinians that if born on or after January 1, 1988, a Boater Safety class is mandatory to operate a vessel with 10 or more horsepower. See their website linked below for more information. The work done by this Power Squadron to promote boating and boating safety is outstanding.

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    From Steven L Stuart Executive Officer Lake Norman Sail and Power Squadron (LNSPS)
    Our LNSPS is again initiating our “Boating Education Program” for 2017 by releasing the America’s Boating Class (ABC) state approved course curriculum information for your review. We trained last year over 175 students and would like to increase our goal to hopefully reach over 200 students this year. Read More!

    Teaching Boating Safety to our Lake Norman area boaters is one of our Squadron’s major goals and now, at the first of the year, we need your help to “publicize” this class venue information to help make the Lake Norman area a safer and more enjoyable experience for fellow boaters and Families. Note, if you were born after Jan. 1st 1988, you are required by the State of North Carolina to have taken and passed this HABLA approved Class to operate a watercraft with a motor of 10 horsepower or more.

    Notice: ABC class venue information is attached below, in word format. Feel free to use this information to “help us” get the word-out.

    P/C Steven L Stuart Xo LNSPS

    Lake Norman Sail & Power Squadron Announces 2017 Safe Boating Class Schedule

    The Lake Norman Sail & Power Squadron (LNSPS) is pleased to announce its Boater Safety Education Class Schedule for 2017.

    During 2016, the LNSPS graduated over 175 students adding to sustained recognition from its parent organization (United States Power Squadron (USPS)) for ranking in the top squadrons in the nation in service to its community.

    The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission requires that “Vessel operators born on or after January 1, 1988 must have successfully completed a Boating Safety Education course to operate a vessel with a motor of 10 horsepower or more.” Education Officer, Russ Klein of the LNSPS anticipates higher enrollment driven by increasing boating injuries, fatalities and law enforcement presence on the water. In addition, the population of boaters required to have taken this class grows every year, thus increasing demand. Parents and children (at least 10 years old) are encouraged to attend together.

    Although we are offering the same number of classes as in 2016, we have arranged venues with increased capacity in anticipation of enrollment reaching 200 students.

    2017 Class Schedule:
    Saturday, March 18, 2017 at Duke Energy Environmental Center (McGuire Nuclear station Rd., Huntersville, NC). Class limited to 40 students
    Saturday, April 15, 2017 at Lake Norman Volunteer Fire Department (1518 Brawley School Rd, Mooresville, NC). Class limited to 40 students.
    Saturday, May 13, 2017 at Huntersville United Methodist Church (14005 Stumptown Rd., Huntersville, NC). Class limited to 50 students.
    Saturday, June 17, 2017 at Mt Zion United Methodist Church (19600 Zion Street, Cornelius, NC). Class limited to 70 students.
    Cost is $45.00 ($25 for those sharing a student manual) which includes the Student Manual, classroom instruction, exam, certificate, photo ID, reporting & archiving course completions and lunch. Early registration is encouraged due to space limitations.
    All classes run from 8:00am to 5:00pm
    You must register and pay online at www.usps.org/lakenorman
    For more information email russklein45@charter.net or call Russ Klein at (704) 651-9361

  • Southport Marina March Newsletter, Southport, NC, AICW Statute Mile 309.5


    Southport Marina

    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.

    CLICK HERE FOR SOUTHPORT MARINA’S MARCH NEWSLETTER

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

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

  • March at Dismal Swamp State Park, AICW Alternate Route


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

    Dismal Swamp State Park is getting back into full swing as they recover from massive flooding and closure due to Hurricane Matthew. The canal is still closed to navigation, but the State Park is continuing programs as weather permits.

    Hello!
    Below are the programs we have at the park for March. There is no public program this weekend, but we have some great ones coming up! Wagon Rides are returning on Sundays at 11 am and 2 pm each Sunday starting March 26 through late May. Read More!

    Spring Paddle
    Sat, 03/11/2017 – 1:00pm, Boat Launch
    Join the ranger for a leisurely paddle on the historic Dismal Swamp Canal! All ages and skill levels are welcome–instruction will be provided if needed. Everything you need- boat, paddle, PFD- is included. The trip will be limited to 8 boats, so call the office at 252-771-6593 to reserve your spot!

    Spring Paddle
    Sat, 03/18/2017 – 10:00am, Boat Launch
    Join the ranger for a leisurely paddle on the historic Dismal Swamp Canal! All ages and skill levels are welcome–instruction will be provided if needed. Everything you need- boat, paddle, PFD- is included. The trip will be limited to 8 boats, so call the office at 252-771-6593 to reserve your spot!

    Ride with the Ranger: Earn the Burn
    Sat, 03/25/2017 – 9:30am, Visitor Center
    If you haven’t visited the site of the 2011 fire, here’s your chance to get out and see it on a guided bike ride! Children and novice bikers are welcome, but this trip could be considered moderately difficult. Plan for about 4-5 hours of ride time over trails that are flat but rocky, sandy, and/or muddy in spots along the way. Distance is approximately 16 miles round trip. There will be a lunch break at the halfway point: pack your own lunch and bring plenty of water. Insect repellent is recommended.
    Park bikes are available and must be reserved in advance. It is highly recommended to bring your own bike if you have one. Please call the office at 252-771-6593 to pre-register for this program to help us plan.

    Wagon Rides
    Sun, 03/26/2017 – 11:00am & 2:00pm
    Hop aboard the Dismal Swamp Express, an open-air wagon, for a 2-mile round trip, narrated ride along Canal Road. See the park’s liquor still and lighter boat replicas and maybe even some interesting birds or other wildlife! The ride lasts 45 minutes to an hour and is filled 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 in advance. Insect repellent is recommended. Bring snacks and water if you want them.

    ~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

  • What’s different about Elizabeth City this spring? Elizabeth City, NC, Pasquotank River


    Click to learn more about our Carolina Loop program

    Elizabeth City, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR and the friendliest-to-boaters community on the Waterway, is located on the Pasquotank River off the northeast corner of Albemarle Sound and at the southern end of the Dismal Swamp Canal Route. This wonderful community continues its calendar of exciting events! Hopefully, the currently closed canal will soon be re-opened to navigation.

    CLICK HERE FOR ELIZABETH CITY’S MONTHLY UPDATE

    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

  • Check Out What’s New in 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 Spring will be 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 FOR EDENTON’S SPRING CALENDAR

    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)

  • Things to See and Do in Elizabeth City during March, Elizabeth City, NC, Pasquotank River


    Click to learn more about our Carolina Loop program

    Elizabeth City, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR and the friendliest-to-boaters community on the Waterway, is located on the Pasquotank River off the northwest corner of Albemarle Sound and at the southern end of the Dismal Swamp Canal Route. This wonderful community continues its calendar of exciting events! Hopefully, the currently closed Dismal Swamp Canal will soon be re-opened to navigation.

    Things to See & Do in Elizabeth City during March

    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

  • LNM: Dredging Begins, Lockwoods Folly/AICW Problem Stretch, Statute Mile 321


    The intersection of the ICW and Lockwoods Folly has been a Problem Stretch for years and requires almost annual dredging. For the cruisers planning a Spring Migration, this dredging project is most welcome!

    NC – ATLANTIC INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY – LOCKWOODS FOLLY INLET CROSSING – DREDGING READ MORE!

    Southwind Construction Corp will be conducting dredging operations in the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Lockwoods Folly Inlet Crossing, in the vicinity of Cape Fear River – Little River Buoy 47A (LLNR 40230) from 22 Feb until 1 Apr 2017. Work will be conducted 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Dredge material will be pumped via submerge pipeline to Holden Beach. Dredge Wilko (Cell 812-480-6761) will be on scene along with workboats Proud Mary and Miss Leanne monitoring VHF-FM channels 13 and 16. For questions contact David Lynn (Superintendent) Cell: 812-455-
    1770 or Jim Barton (Night Shift Supt.) Cell: 812-455-8861. Chart 11534 LNM 8/17

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

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

  • Special Promotion from Albemarle Plantation Marina, Albemarle Sound, NC


    Our 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.

    Albemarle Plantation Marina, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR! is located off the AICW, on the northern shores of Albemarle Sound, on Yeopim River/Creek. Good reports from boaters like Skipper Evans and descriptions of this facility make a side trip up the Albemarle Sound very inviting!

    It has been a while since we last communicated. Hope you are wintering well. We are making some great improvements to our facilities over the winter to our docks. Read Special Promotion!

    So we will be ready for the up-coming boating season very soon. Our C dock and finger piers have been re-decked and the electrical pedestals are undergoing refurbishment.
    Spring is in the air here in NC and I wanted to let you know Albemarle Plantation Marina has a special promotion I would ask if you could please get the word our for us.
    I am now helping out our marina committee with advertising and communications.
    Many thanks,
    Bill Denison

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

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

  • Groundings at AICW/Mason Inlet Intersection, Statute Mile 280, 2/20/2017


    Our thanks to David Grimes for this warning via WWAY TV3. Our most recent Nav Alert on the perennial shoaling at Mason Inlet is from July of 2016, see http://cruisersnet.net/158529.

    Dozens of boats running aground near Mason’s Inlet.
    David Grimes

    CLICK HERE FOR THE WWAY TV3 REPORT

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

  • Oriental NC In-Water Boat Show, April 21-23, 2017, Neuse River, AICW Statute Mile 181


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    Oriental is home to two SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSORS, Oriental Marina and Nautical Wheelers! The Oriental In-Water Boat Show in this lovely Neuse River community is an event you do not want to miss!

    Oriental In-Water Boat Show April 21-23, 2017 READ MORE!


    The Oriental Rotary Club presents the largest in-water boat show between Savannah and Annapolis. Expect to find 100 plus exhibitors showing new and used watercraft of all types – sail and power, yachts to kayaks, cruising and fishing – with many in the water for sea trials. A large array of maritime and nautical goods and services will also be presented. 2017’s show will feature a Wooden Boat Exhibit of hand made and restored craft. Again this year there will be a Down East craftsman building a 17’ Core Sound Skimmer on-site. The skimmer will be finished and raffled off at the show. Visit us at www.orientalboatshow.com. So join us in Oriental, NC April 21-23, “the Sailing Capital of NC” and also the “Inshore Fishing Capital of NC”.
    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

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