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Update on Inland Waterway Provision Company Store in Oriental, NC, Statute Mile 181

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 08-17-2011

McCotters Marina, Washington, NCWe are delighted to learn that this well-known business in Oriental, NC will remain open. For years, it has been the place to get boat gear and clothing in Oriental. McCotter’s Marina, which suffered a devastating fire earlier this year, is located in nearby Washington, NC and is A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR!

A new owner, McCotter’s Marina of Washington, NC has decided to restock and keep the Inland Waterway store open. The decision was made last Monday and it was open for the Memorial Day weekend. Stock will take a while to rebuild.
Skipper Jim Duggan

The Inland Waterway Provision Company re-opened in April of 2011 under new management. The folks from McCotter’s Marina (Washington, NC) are now running the store.
Captain Ben

And from the new owners:

Inland Waterway Provision Company, ICW Mile Marker 181
Newly re-opened in the heart of “downtown” Oriental!
Visit us for all your boating and fishing needs. We have marine hardware, electrical and plumbing components, cleaning supplies, charts, line, and safety gear. We are the local dealer for AB dinghies. We offer clothing, Sperry shoes, and nautical gifts.
If we don’t have what you’re looking for, we can order it for you, usually with free overnight delivery on parts.
We can help you with fishing equipment, ice, and bait. The helpful advice is free!
Inland Waterway Provision Co. is conveniently located on the Oriental harborfront, right between the Town Dock (free dockage for 48 hours!) and the town anchorage. We have free loaner bicycles for visiting boaters.
We’re an Oriental landmark! Come see why.
Monday-Saturday 9-6, Sunday 12-4
Phone: (252)249-1797
iwpc@dockline.net

I am so glad that Inland Waterway is back in business and I really hope it can stay that way! Show them some love if you’re in town.
Jeffrey Sampson

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Anchoring Restriction, Bath Creek, 16.2 Nautical Miles off the AICW on Pamlico River

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 08-12-2011

Bath Creek Anchorage lies on the centerline of Bath Creek, north of marker #4 and south of the the fixed, 13-foot Bath Creek Bridge in Bath, NC. Bath Creek itself cuts into the southern shores of the Pamlico River, between the AICW and Washington, NC.
This is the very first we have heard about any sort of anchorage time restriction on these waters, or most any other North Carolina waters for that matter. If ANYONE has more info on this time limit, PLEASE click the “Comment on This Posting/Marina/Anchorage/Bridge” link below, and share your information

I was told that there is a town ordinance prohibiting anchoring longer than one week in Bath Creek. I left my boat on the hook there for two weeks and was threatened with a “violation” by some town official. Paul Minor at Bath Creek Marina was nice enough to come out and warn me.
Doug Bond

Is this even legal??? Never heard of this before.
S/V Colleen Mae

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Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s North Carolina Anchorage Directory Listing For Bath Creek Marina

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Report on Upper Goose Creek Anchorage on the Pamlico River, 17 Miles off the AICW

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 07-22-2011

Upper Goose Creek Anchorage lies due north of Pamlico River’s, Blounts Bay marker #8. Cruisers’ Net does not recommend that cruising size craft enter this creek. It has an unmarked shoal surrounding the entrance. Only adventurous captains using a GPS chartplotter should attempt entrance and ONLY then if they are willing to risk finding the bottom! Obviously Skipper Keith is a risk-taker who loves to explore. (See Swanquarter posting.) Do not confuse this Upper Goose Creek with the “Upper Goose Creek Anchorage” off the Neuse River as found in our NC Anchorage Directory.

I just took my 4 1/2 foot draft sailboat well up into Goose Creek State Park (between Bath and Washington) and never touched bottom even with the wind tide about 1 foot low. I anchored near a primitive campground which has a small dock that I could row to for water and a bathroom. It was a GREAT spot.
Y’all take care and thanks for the great website.
Skipper Keith Sullivan aboard S/V Saga

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Washington, NC City Docks Now a “Clean Marina” (Pamlico River, off the AICW)

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 07-21-2011

Whether you want to revisit the past or satisfy your curiosities, discover the arts or explore your true nature, you can do it from the heart of the Inner Banks - Washington, North Carolina. 800 546 0We had an earlier notice here on the Cruisers’ Net that SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, Washington, NC City Docks, is now a “Clean Marina.” Below, you will find the official press release announcing this new distinction.

N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources
Release: Immediate
Contact: Michele Walker
Date: July 6, 2011
Phone: 919-715-4074

Washington Waterfront Docks Certified as a North Carolina Clean Marina
RALEIGH – The Washington Waterfront Docks in Washington, N.C. is the latest facility to be certified as a North Carolina Clean Marina, a designation given to marinas that go beyond minimum regulatory requirements.
The Clean Marina program illustrates how marina operators can help safeguard the environment by using management and operation techniques that exceed environmental requirements. To earn the certification, the marina’s owners prepare spill prevention plans and conduct safety and emergency planning. Marina operators also control boat maintenance activities to protect water quality.
Clean Marina is a voluntary program that began in the summer of 2000. Marina operators who choose to participate must complete an evaluation form about their use of specific best management practices. If a marina meets criteria developed by the Division of Coastal Management, it will be designated as a Clean Marina. Such marinas are eligible to fly the Clean Marina flag and use the logo in their advertising. The flags signal to boaters that a marina cares about the cleanliness of area waterways.
Clean Marina is a nationwide program developed by the National Marine Environmental Education Foundation, a nonprofit organization that works to clean up waterways for better recreational boating. The foundation encourages states to adapt Clean Marina principles to fit their own needs.
The North Carolina program is a partnership between the Division of Coastal Management, N.C. Boating Industry Services, the N.C. Marine Trade Association, the Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Program, N.C. Sea Grant, the U.S. Power Squadron, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and N.C. Big Sweep.
For more information, contact Pat Durrett with the Division of Coastal Management at 252-808-2808.

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Good Words for Residents of Washington, NC, off the AICW on the Pamlico River

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 04-25-2011

Whether you want to revisit the past or satisfy your curiosities, discover the arts or explore your true nature, you can do it from the heart of the Inner Banks - Washington, North Carolina. 800 546 0The Washington City Docks, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR!, is about 24 nautical miles west of the AICW up the Pamlico River.

We spent a couple of pleasant days at the Washington waterfront docks last on a short cruise from our home port of Oriental. Washington is a nice town, and the people are absolutely fantastic. Blew out half my mainsail luff slides on the way up; nice slip renter on the dock took me up to West Marine (thanks Scott!!), but they didn’t have any. Called Pacific Seacraft (relocated here from CA in 2007) and the owner, Steve Brodie, brought some to the docks; when they didn’t fit, he took me the 9 miles to McCotter’s to get some. How do you quantify that?
Gordon and Jessica

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Praise for Bath Harbor Marina in Bath Creek off the Pamlico River departing the AICW at Statute Mile 146

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 07-05-2010

Bath Creek is on the north side of Pamlico River opposite flashing marker #5, approximately 8 miles west of the AICW. From the Waterway, turn west at flashing marker “PR” at Wades Point. Located on the east side of Bath Creek, Bath Harbor Marina is just below Hwy. 92/99 fixed bridge.

We were on the tail end of a cruising week and enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere at Bath Marina. They were very accommodating and there is not a better deal on the water.
Captain Bob Bundy

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Washington, NC City Docks (Pamlico River)

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 07-23-2009

On 7/23/09, as part of a “North Carolina Wish List,” I posed the following question:

30. Finally, cruisers can continue up Pamlico River to the very nice Washington, NC city docks (a SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR). These are some of the nicest city facilities in North Carolina. Anyone who has berthed here, please share what you found. Did you find any good places to eat or places to shop in downtown Washington?

Responses follow:

Enjoyed Washington, NC. Bought a new 8D battery at West Marine and one of the employees delivered in his truck. No charge and wouldn’t accept a tip!
Wayne Thomas

Washington is great.  Several restaurants. The Map Room has excellent food with a creative flair.  We were fortunate to be there on a Friday night when the town had bands of every type playing in the streets.  Nice town dock.  West Marine within walking distance.
Rick

Washington City Dock permits you to tie up for 2 days every 7 days free of charge – no power or water. Docking is $260 a month and I believe now plus power cost (which was included when I was there) There are great showers free of charge and a waterside boardwalk and park. Mimis Coffee House on the waterfront is a great place to eat fine home made soups and other specials. (Owners Mimi and Pete at one time were cruisers themselves) . The Metro (I think it’s called) serves a good old fashioned breakfast. Good Farmers Market every Saturday in summer time. All Dockmasters very friendly. Walmart / Lowes / Office Depot et al are a $5 taxi ride away. West Marine is within walking distance
Best wishes
Arnold Parkinson
The British Club Worldwide
www.britishclubworldwide.com


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Visiting Bath, NC (Pamlico River)

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 07-23-2009

On 7/23/09, as part of a “North Carolina Wish List,” I posed the following question:

28. Farther up the Pamlico River, Bath Creek cuts into the northern banks. This well marked body of water leads to Bath, officially North Carolina’s oldest incorporated town. Here, you can tie up to free state docks, or a nice, smaller private marina. Who has visited Bath in the last several years? Where do you berth? Did you find anyplace to eat ashore in Bath?

Responses follow:

Dock was full so attempted to anchor, bottom must be very soft. Finally set Fortress after Delta and SuperMax kept sliding along.
Wayne Thomas

We docked at state dock during election last November during nor’easter, Bath is a lovely town. There’s a pizza place very nearby and it was tasty. They also had some cheese biscuits for breakfast, but otherwise not many choices. Rarely is there better food than can be found in this farmer’s galley, though.
Chase

We have been to Bath 6 times in the last year and I’m going back next week.  It is my favorite place in NC.  Edenton is a close second.  We’ve used the town dock and anchored out.  My blood pressure drops 40 points as soon as my feet hit shore.  This town is so perfect. I nice restaurant called Blackbeards is mostly Italian stuff.  And ice cream!  Very good food.
Rick

Bath Creek – delightful. And the free dock excellent. Nothing much there however in terms of stores except one pizza restaurant – which is quite good however. I hear that Fortune 500 magazine recommended Bath as one of the top ten places in America to build a multi million dollar home……… Grocery stores etc too far away for boaters
Best wishes
Arnold Parkinson
The British Club Worldwide
www.britishclubworldwide.com

Praise for McCotters Marina and Repair Yard (Pamlico River, Washington, NC)

Posted by admin | Posted on 02-27-2009

McCotters Marina, Washington, NCMcCotters Marina and Repair Yard is located on Broad Creek, a few miles downstream of the Washington, NC waterfront. McCotters is one of the largest marinas in North Carolina, and its repair capabilities, as you will see below, are impressive. And, they are a SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR!

Hello Claiborne:
Just want to let you and everyone know that we just had some repair work done at McCotters Marina in Washington, NC. We could not be happier with the work, Everything was finished on time, and the price was fair. That’s a good recommendation for any repair yard. These good folks receive our hightest recommendation.
Skipper Fowler


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Great Dining In Washington, NC (Neuse River) and Southern Albemarle Sound

Posted by admin | Posted on 10-03-2008

Mimis Cafe in Washington, NC is new to me, but you can rest assured that I will give it a shot the next time I’m in this historical port of call!

Claiborne
I have been spreading the news about your site and am working on Mimi’s Cafe in Little Washington about you.  They overlook the downtown docks and will even deliver to your boat!  Her SO is a boat bum and she was a charter chef in another life.
Also – Mackey’s Crab Bar is pretty good, yes?  That place has changed a lot since I was a teenage commercial fisherman 35 years ago.  If you met some of the locals, I bet you got an earful, didn’t you?!  Some of my brethren get very smart (and loud) when they git-to-drinken…
Jim

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