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Archive For: SC – 10 – Beaufort River to Calibogue & Hilton Head

  • Harbour Town Yacht Basin Wins ValvTect 2015 Marina of the Year, AICW Statute Mile 565


    Harbor Town Yacht Basin, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, lies just off the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway on Calibogue Sound, below Statute Mile 565 at Marker 32, right in the heart of The Sea Pines Resort. Harbour Town Yacht Basin was also recently awarded 2015 “Marina of the Year” by Marina Dock-Age magazine.

    January 25, 2016
    Harbour Town Yacht Basin Wins 2015 ValvTect Marina of the Year
    The Harbour Town Yacht Basin has been selected as the 2015 “Marina of the Year” by ValvTect Marine Fuels. The award was presented to Harbourmaster Nancy Cappelmann, at the ValvTect Marina of the Year award dinner held in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
    ValvTect judges entries based on operations, commitment to customer service and environmental stewardship. The Harbour Town Yacht Basin also won the 2015 Marina of the Year award by Marina Dock Age Magazine, and was voted second in Marinalife’s 2015 Best Marina Contest.
    “We value our partnership with ValvTect and are thrilled to receive this recognition,” says Nancy Cappelmann, Harbourmaster. “ValvTect provides our boaters the cleanest and most efficient fuel products on the market. Thank you to Gerald Nessensen and Paul Craufurd from ValvTect for their confidence and support throughout the year.”
    Located in the heart of The Sea Pines Resort, Harbour Town is irrefutably Hilton Head Island’s most famous and visited marina, where guests enjoy a variety of activities, including shopping, dining, watersports, fishing charters, sight-seeing cruises and much more—all amidst the spectacular backdrop of the Harbour Town Lighthouse.
    For more information on activities and amenities at Harbour Town Yacht Basin, please visit www.harbourtownyachtbasin.com.
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    RESORT CONTACT:
    Nancy Cappelmann (843.363.8335)seapines
    The Sea Pines Resort
    ncappelmann@seapines.com

    MEDIA CONTACT:
    Liz Smith (843.842.1935)
    The Sea Pines Resort
    lsmith@seapines.com

    Click Here To View the Eastern Florida Cruisers’ Net Marina Directory Listing For Harbor Town Yacht Basin

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  • Sinking Buoy, Southeast of Port Royal, AICW Statute Mile 542, 2/3/2016


    This sinking buoy is west of Cat Island on the eastern edge of the Waterway.

    SOUTH CAROLINA – PORT ROYAL SOUND – BEAUFORT RIVER: Hazard to Navigation
    Beaufort River Buoy 40 (LLNR 4310/35515) is sinking and and poses a hazard to navigation. Mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution while transiting the area. Chart 11516 LNM 5/16

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  • Harbour Town Yacht Basin Wins 2015 Marina of the Year, AICW Statute Mile 565


    Harbor Town Yacht Basin, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, lies just off the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway on Calibogue Sound, below Statute Mile 565 at Marker 32, right in the heart of The Sea Pines Resort.

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    Harbour Town Yacht Basin Wins 2015 Marina of the Year
    The Harbour Town Yacht Basin has been selected as the 2015 “Marina of the Year” by Marina Dock-Age magazine. There are two categories for awards: Large Marina, with over 250 slips and Small Marina, with 250 slips or less. Harbour Town won in the Small Marina category.
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    Marina Dock Age judges entries based on responses to criteria including business operations, facilities improvements, environmental responsibility, customer satisfaction, advertising and marketing programs, industry involvement, benefits to the community and special challenges. Marina Dock Age magazine is dedicated to marina and boatyard management and the promotion of best practices within the marine industry.
    “We are thrilled to have been awarded Small Marina of the Year by this industry leader,” says Nancy Cappelmann, Harbourmaster.
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    Located in the heart of The Sea Pines Resort, Harbour Town is irrefutably Hilton Head Island’s most famous and most visited marina, where guests enjoy a variety of activities, including shopping, dining, watersports, fishing charters, sight-seeing cruises and much more—all amidst the spectacular backdrop of the Harbour Town Lighthouse.
    For more information on activities and amenities at Harbour Town Yacht Basin, please visit www.seapines.com

    Click Here To View the Eastern Florida Cruisers’ Net Marina Directory Listing For Harbor Town Yacht Basin

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  • Good Visit to Hilton Head Harbor, AICW Statute Mile 557


    Hilton Head Harbor RV Resort and Marina overlooks the Waterway’s southwestern shoreline opposite marker #20, north of Calibogue Sound.

    Hey all I stopped for 3 days due to sickness and Jack and Bourbon were both friendly and they checked in on me regularly. If your looking for good food and a good nights sleep give them a try. The restaurant was pricey but the food is great and the ladies will go the extra mile. I was so sick and the restaurant gave me a big bowl of soup and would not take a penny. If you stop make sure you have a biscuit for Bourbon, Jack’s Labrador and give him a hug from me. Before you leave don’t forget to top off your tanks as the fuel is the lowest price around.
    M&M’s Delite

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  • FOCUS ON: Port Royal Landing Marina


    Port Royal Landing Marina, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, is a perfect example of true Southern hospitality and of a marina family that cares about boaters! Port Royal Landing Marina guards the western banks of Beaufort River just south of marker #244.

    Port Royal Landing Marina welcomes you and your crew!pics (1)
    The delightful hospitality that you find in the Low Country of South Carolina is often referred to as “The Royal Treatment” here at Port Royal Landing Marina. Our staff is available and anxious to do everything we can to exceed your expectations of quality and service. It is our goal to make your stay at PRLM the most pleasant marina experience you have on your trip. We intend to be the standard by which you judge all other marinas along the waterway.
    CLICK HERE for a video introduction to Port Royal Landing Marina.

    Royal Treatment
    Slow down, sit back, and relax. Stay another day or two. Enjoy the surrounding historic area, our facilities, and our service. Take advantage of our location between the two historic towns of Beaufort and Port Royal. Get a large dose of that Low Country “Royal Treatment” and we believe you too will find us habit forming!
    Problems? Let one of our knowledgeable staff members help. We can’t solve them all, but when we cannot, we will make every effort to find someone who can.
    CLICK HERE for bios of the Port Royal Landing Marina Staff

    Historic Port Royal and Beaufortbattle-of-port-royal-island
    When berthed at our marina, you are surrounded by history. Jean Ribaut sailed into the Port Royal Sound in 1562 and wrote to his sponsors in France that there was “no fairer no fitter place.” His way of saying “it just doesn’t get any better than this.” He liked the area enough that he established the village of Port Royal that same year. Beaufort is a relative newcomer, chartered much later in 1711. Today, these two historic towns are separated only by the width of a sign post at the Burger King on Ribaut Road, which runs through both towns. This entire area is known for some of the finest hospitality in the South. We will be glad to make dinner reservations for you or to provide information on any of the many attractions in our area.
    bombarding_of_port_royal_sc (1)There are many magnificent antebellum homes along the water and on Bay Street in downtown Beaufort- some of which are open to the public, such as the John Mark Verdier House. Even those that are not open to the public are still worth a trip by foot, bicycle, tour bus, horse drawn carriage, or our courtesy car to take a look at their magnificent pre-civil war construction. The area, and specifically some of these homes, has been host to a number of award-winning movies such as Forrest Gump, The Big Chill, The Prince of Tides, and The Great Santini (The last two were written by local author Pat Conroy). In fact, in the closing scene of The Prince of Tides, our marina can be seen as Nick Nolte rides over the adjacent bridge. In addition to the antebellum homes, there are several pre-civil war churches, the Beaufort Museum, fine antique stores, horse and buggy rides in the downtown area, tabby ruins at Old Sheldon Church and Dataw Island. Beaufort also features Hunting Island State Park, Parris Island, and the Penn Center, where the native Gullah traditions and language are preserved and nurtured. We will be glad to give you directions, provide you with maps, lend you the courtesy car, or drive you downtown to get started.

    On-site Facilities:face_dock
    Ship’s Store– Located landside, you will find our ship’s store stocked with many marine items that you may need. We are a Land-N-Sea overnight order center. Should we not have what you need in stock, our 25,000+ item catalog probably does. Orders in by 3:00 PM are delivered around noon the next day with no freight charge to you. Deliveries are made Tuesday through Friday.
    Courtesy Car– The marina has a courtesy car available for your convenience. It is available for short trips in the area during normal marina hours. ATM machines, grocery stores, pharmacies, auto parts stores, medical facilities, banks, churches, golf courses, and shopping in downtown Beaufort or Port Royal are all just a short ride from the marina. We can provide you with a map and directions to any of these locations.
    Dock Carts– For ease in moving those supplies up and down our pier and docks, we have available a number of dock carts for your use. Also, if you need some additional hauling power, we can help with one of our golf carts. Just let us know!
    Shower and Restroom Facilities– Clean, code secured, well-lit showers and restroom facilities are located adjacent to the ship’s store. Detergent, toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap and other toilet articles are available in the ship’s store for purchase.
    Laundromat– We have an on-site laundry facility open twenty four hours for your convenience.
    The Back Porch Grille– Also landside, you will find the Back Porch Grille, our own little taste of waterway Marina3 (1)America. They serve what according to many of our repeat customers is the best cheeseburger on the ICW. A menu is included in your welcome package and we hope that you will give it a try. A ten percent discount is available for our visiting boaters. There is usually live entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights. The food is good, the service fair, the beverages cold, and the clientele… well, they are a study in themselves. The Back Porch Grille opens daily at 11:00 AM (opens at 4:00 PM on Mondays) and the food is available until 9:00 PM (or later with notice.) The bar closes around midnight, and it can be an adventure. Stop in and give it a try.
    Thank you for staying with us, best wishes, and safe passage. Please let us know what you have seen along the waterway that we might use to improve your next stay.

    Just a walk or short bike ride away:

    Food & Beverage
    .4 miles………….Hardee’s: breakfast, burgers, sandwiches and fried chicken
    .5 miles………….Agave: Mexican grill (authentic Mexican cuisine)
    .6 miles………….Piggly Wiggly: grocery store
    .6 miles………….ABC Wine & Spirits: beer, liquor and wine
    .45 miles……….Alvin Ord’s: fresh made sandwiches and taco salads, etc.
    .45 miles……….CJ Seafood Express: fresh seafood market (shrimp, fish, crab, etc.)

    Cypress Wetlands Boardwalk

    Cypress Wetlands Boardwalk

    .76 miles……….Mizu Japanese Restaurant: hibachi steakhouse and   sushi
    .7 miles………….Port Royal Farmers Market: local produce and         various fresh foods. Saturdays 8-12pm
    .8 miles………….Pizza Hut: dine in and delivery pizza
    .9 miles………….Carolina Tavern: wings & ribs sports bar
    1.6 miles……….Smokin Planks: family owned and operated BBQ and Smokehouse
    1.6 miles……… 4 Island Pizza: take out & delivery only
    1.9 miles……….La Nopalera Restaurant: Mexican food
    1.1 miles……….Red Rooster Café: breakfast & lunch meals Monday   through Saturday
    1.7 miles……….11th Street Dockside Seafood Restaurant: overlooking shrimp docks on Port Royal Sound
    1.9 miles……….Moon Doggies Café & Grill: great American food meets Southern hospitality
    1.9 miles……….Athenian Gardens: authentic Greek dishes with American friendly options
    1.9 miles……….City Java: local coffee shop, breakfast & lunch
    2.7 miles……….Publix: grocery store
    2.8 miles……….Rancho Grande restaurant: Mexican food
    2.8 miles……….Island Meat Market: Family owned market with full selection of prime cut meats
    2.8 miles……….Bill’s Liquor: great selection of craft beer, premium liquor and fine wines
    Medical Care & PharmacyOld Spanish Fort Beaufort,  SC
    .4 miles.………..CVS Pharmacy
    .4 miles………….Doctor’s Care Medical Facility
    .8 miles………….US Naval Hospital
    1.7 miles………..Keyserling Cancer Center
    1.85 miles………Dentists & Family Doctors, etc.
    1.9 miles………..Beaufort Memorial Hospital
    Other Businesses & Services
    .4 miles…………Citgo Service Station
    .4 miles…………Advance Auto Parts
    .5 miles…………Ferguson Enterprises: plumbing, bath, kitchen & lighting
    .6 miles…………West Marine
    .6 miles…………MCAS Credit Union & ATM
    .6 miles………..Music Cooperative: Instrument sales, service and lessons
    .75 miles………CAPA’s Closet: thrift store benefiting abused children and child abuse prevention
    1 mile…………..Roy’s Aquarium: pets & supplies
    2.8 miles………Grayco Hardware & Home: family owned hardware and home goods store

    Thank you for staying with us, best wishes, and safe passage. Please let us know what you have seen along the waterway that we might use to improve your next stay.

    CLICK HERE for a feature on Pat Conroy’s 69ft yacht, The Prince of Tides

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  • Port Royal Landing Marina Thanksgiving Dinner, AICW Statute Mile 539


    This annual Thanksgiving celebration at Port Royal Landing Marina, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, is a perfect example of true Southern hospitality and of a marina family that cares about boaters! Port Royal Landing Marina guards the western banks of Beaufort River just south of marker #244.

    The Port Royal Landing Marina will be holding their annual Thanksgiving Dinner. The marina furnishes smoked turkeys, just bring a side to share and your favorite beverage. Dinner starts at 1:00. The marina is offering buy 2 nights and get a third night free or buy 5 nights and get 2 additional nights free. For more information contact Capt Bill Mote at 843-592-3344, or the Marina for reservations. Everyone is welcome, come join the fun.

    Click Here To View the South Carolina Cruisers’ Net Marina Directory Listing For Port Royal Landing Marina

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  • More Good Words for Windmill Harbour Marina, AICW Statute Mile 558


    Windmill Harbour Marina, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, is located hard by the southwesterly mouth of the Waterways’ passage south down Skull Creek, on the shores of Hilton Head Island, south of marker #27.

    We too are in Windmill Harbour and really do enjoy the marina. We’ve been there over 4 years and are going to use it as our home base when we begin cursing full time 3 years from now. It is the most weather protected marina I’ve ever been in. Good clean fuel, easy in and out, and 5+’ at low tide in the approach.
    Phil Savoy

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  • Family Rescued near Hilton Head Island, SC off AICW Statute Mile 560


    Bravo DNR! The May River, where this rescue took place, departs the Waterway westward from statute mile 560. Windmill Harbor, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, is on Hilton Head Island east of the Waterway at Mile 588.

    Family rescued by DNR officers after boat sinks in storm
    By Staff reports
    newsroom@islandpacket.com August 10, 2014
    Two S.C. Department of Natural Resources officers patrolling the May River rescued a family Saturday after their boat sank during a storm, a DNR spokesman said.
    Lance Cpl. Adam Henderson and conservation officer Josh Reid came across the family of four about 5 p.m. near Alljoy Boat Landing, 1st Sgt. Robbie Smith said.
    The family — which included two young boys — was heading back toward Windmill Harbour when large waves from Saturday afternoon’s storm overtook their 18-foot boat and caused it to sink quickly. The family tried to contact the U.S. Coast Guard before the boat sank, but the mayday message was never transmitted, Smith said.
    The family clung to a 15-inch section of the boat that was sticking out of the water for more than an hour until Henderson and Reid found them, Smith said.
    The two officers pulled the family onto their boat and took them to the landing, where they were treated for small cuts and abrasions by EMS and released.
    Sea Tow removed the submerged boat from the water Sunday afternoon, Smith said.

    Click Here To View the South Carolina Cruisers’ Net Marina Directory Listing For Windmill Harbor Marina

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  • Swimming Ban in Battery Creek Lifted, Port Royal, SC, AICW Mile 542


    As reported by Erin Moody in the Island Packet on August 5, a leak of 5000-plus gallons of sewage forced the prohibition of swimming in Battery Creek. However, as of August 8, Battery Creek, a popular anchorage lying just west of the Beaufort River by Port Royal, is now cleared for swimming.

    Swimming advisory for Battery Creek lifted after sewage leak
    By LAURA OBERLE
    August 8, 2014
    A swimming advisory for Battery Creek was lifted Friday after water-quality tests came back clean, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control announced.
    Read more here:
    http://www.islandpacket.com/2014/08/08/3248330/swimming-advisory-on-battery-creek.html?sp=/99/100/&ihp=1

    Click Here To View the South Carolina Cruisers’ Net Marina Directory Listing For the Battery Creek Anchorage

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  • Good Words for Shelter Cove Marina, Hilton Head Island, AICW Statute Mile 564


    Shelter Cove is located in a man-made cove on the southeastern shores of Broad Creek in Hilton Head Island near markers #22 and #23. The Merchant’s comments below come to us via the AGLCA forum.

    Plan on staying at Shelter Cove Marina in Hilton Head.
    Great location, pricing, food and entertainment within easy walking distance. Free Shuttle will take you to all locations within Palmetto Dunes. There is a great Kroger on the shuttle route. Marina staff is very friendly. Check your tide table. Always easier to come and go on a mid to high tide.
    Bill and Sandra Merchant

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  • Good Words for Palmetto Bay Marina, east of AICW Statute Mile 564, Hilton Head Island, SC

    Palmetto Bay Marina – Click for Chartview

    After leaving Calibogue Sound, Hilton Head Island’s Broad Creek runs northeast for a bit and then turns sharply east. Soon after flowing through this easterly cut, Palmetto Bay Marina will come abeam to the south.

    Claiborne –
    We just departed our favorite Hilton Head Island stop – Palmetto Bay marina. This is the best marina to access the central section of Hilton Head. Most stores, supplies and restaurants are within biking distance on the bike trail or just off the trail. Cruisers will find all their regular stores nearby: Publix, Starbucks, Panera, Fresh Market, etc. AND – the great Jazz Corner, one of the few small jazz clubs left in the country, serving excellent music and food every night.
    Palmetto Bay is less “upscale” than the other marinas on HH, and that’s what we like. Dockhands are friendly, great Sunrise Café for breakfast (6 am!) and lunch. Bathrooms and shower are shared with other marina and restaurant clientele, so shower timing is important.
    The very friendly Yacht Club of Hilton Head is on this property (no docks), and we have joined in their Friday dinner activities on previous stops here. These YC members are very proud that their club staffed the Olympics sailing races several years ago when the Savannah YC turned down the opportunity.
    Capt. Wendy Young
    “Blue Crab” 32′ Island Gypsy

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  • Report from Palmetto Bay Marina, east of AICW Statute Mile 564, Hilton Head Island, SC

    Palmetto Bay Marina – Click for Chartview

    After leaving Calibogue Sound, Hilton Head Island’s Broad Creek runs northeast for a bit and then turns sharply east. Soon after flowing through this easterly cut, Palmetto Bay Marina will come abeam to the south.

    Everything about this marina has changed. All new inexperienced staff. Captain Woody’s has relocated, but the Black Marlin is as good as ever. Docks are being populated by “Derelict boats” being brought in by the management and rented to a non-boating clientele as housing. Used this marina for years, unfortunately it’s become necessary to bypass it for Shelter Cove Marina a mile beyond.
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  • Vertical Clearance Still an Issue at McTeer Bridge, Port Royal, SC, AICW Statute Mile 540

    Highway 802 Bridge – Click for Chartview

    Boaters are our business and our only business. We are located directly on the ICW, and offer Exceptional Lowcountry facilities and hospitality. The Beaufort/Port Royal area is a beautiful and historiThe vertical clearance of some Waterway bridges has been at issue for some time, especially during periods of extreme high tides. Skipper George relates a recent incident of “bridge too low and mast too tall!” His advice to contact Port Royal Landing Marina, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, is very good advice. This fine facility is located directly off the AICW’s run south from Beaufort, SC, on the western shoreline, just north of the McTeer Bridge and south of marker #244.

    We turned back today, unable to negotiate the bridge at high tide with our 64 foot mast. Call Port Royal Landing Marina for for a reading as you approach the bridge. 1 843-524-4422.
    Jim George

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  • Report on Daufuskie Island, AICW Statute Mile 565

    Daufuskie Island - Click for Chartview

    The Waterway runs along the north and west side of Daufuskie Island, out of Calibogue Sound at Statute Mile 565, west of Hilton Head Island, as the Waterway scampers south towards the Savannah River.

    I thought I would mention a couple of other things. First, if going to Hilton Head, Daufuskie Island will make a great day stop or even over night. You can tie up at the Melrose ferry dock and rent a golf cart. Bicycles work well there as well as on Hilton Head.
    Don on “Moonstruck”

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  • Good Words for Shelter Cove Marina, Hilton Head Island, AICW Statute Mile 564

    Shelter Cove Marina - Click for Chartview

    Here are good words for Shelter Cove Marina on Hilton Head Island as originally posted on Trawler Forum, http://www.trawlerforum.com/. Shelter Cove is located in a man-made cove on the southeastern shores of Broad Creek (Hilton Head Island) near markers #22 and #23.

    I like Shelter Cove on Hilton Head. It is about a 25 minute run up Broad Creek, but worth it. 7 or 8 restaurants surrounding the harbor plus more within walking distance. A supermarket is also within walking distance. Palmetto Bay Marina is on the way to and from. Captain Woody’s restaurant there is good.
    Moonstruck

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  • A Good Stay at Port Royal Landing Marina (Statute Mile 539)

    Boaters are our business and our only business. We are located directly on the ICW, and offer Exceptional Lowcountry facilities and hospitality. The Beaufort/Port Royal area is a beautiful and historiGlad to hear that Captains Bill and Laura Bender had such an enjoyable stay at SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, Port Royal Landing Marina. This fine facility is located directly off the AICW’s run south from Beaufort, SC, through the Beaufort River, on the western shoreline, just south of marker #244.

    Kindred Spirit III enjoyed a delightful evening at Port Royal Marina. We’ve been to Beaufort, SC, many time but never to PRM. It isn’t convenient to downtown Beaufort but there is a loaner vehicle, of which we and another couple, took advantage. The town is cycling distance and the marina has loaner bikes. A Doc in a Box and CVS are [within] walking distance. The staff was absolutely wonderful, kind, and genuinely caring. If you’re a paying customer, 2 nights gets you one free. The restaurant adjacent to the marina has GREAT burgers. The marina has wifi, book exchange, captain’s lounge and ship’s store.
    Bill and Laura Bender

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  • Another Adult Beverage Source Recommended near Port Royal Landing Marina, AICW Statute Mile 539

    Port Royal Landing Marina - Click for Chartview

    Boaters are our business and our only business. We are located directly on the ICW, and offer Exceptional Lowcountry facilities and hospitality. The Beaufort/Port Royal area is a beautiful and histori

    Captain Graham is responding to an earlier posting about an adult beverage store on Lady’s Island, see http://cruisersnet.net/?p=128639. Port Royal Landing Marina guards the western banks of the AICW/Beaufort River, a short hop south of downtown Beaufort, SC. Port Royal Landing Marina is a much valued SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR!

    Bill’s is indeed a great liquor, wine, beer store. Here’s another local tip if you are a microbrew connoisseur. If you spend the night or two at Port Royal Landing Marina, just south of the Beaufort swing bridge, there is an amazing selection of about 20 microbrews on draught at, of all places, the PIGGLY WIGGLY, about a half mile around the corner from the marina. Growlers are available in a couple sizes. There is also a larger selection available in bottles. PLUS, the small shopping center where “THE PIG” as it is known, is located also has a Sears Hardware, a West Marine, and a hard liquor store as well. Marina staff can give you complete directions. They can also have a loaner car you can use if you really want to load up on groceries and growlers.
    Jeff Graham

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  • Groundings in Jarvis Creek, AICW Statute 560, Calibogue Sound, Hilton Head, SC

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    Jarvis Creek and its anchorage opens on the eastern shores of northern Calibogue Sound, south of Jenkins Islands and east of flashing daybeacon #1.
    In the SSECN “South Carolina Anchorage Directory, we have always given Jarvis Creek our lowest recommendation (only one anchor), and the shoals surrounding this stream’s mouth are certainly one reason for this less than glowing review. Now, based on the experiences of the two shrimpers (see below), we are wondering whether we should remove Jarvis Creek entirely from our suggested anchorages????
    If ANYONE has had a good or bad experience exploring and/or anchoring in Jarvis Creek, PLEASE share your observations. Either make use of the “Comment” function below, or send e-mail to EditorialDirector@CruisersNet.net. Many thanks in advance!

    UPDATE: Make SURE to read the note from Captain Moore below the photo at the bottom of this posting. His local knowledge clears up most of the mystery surrounding this grounding!

    Cruising News:
    island packet . 2 trawlers aground in jarvis crk. trying to re float today [8/15/2013]. s of broad crk marina on icw?
    Wooduck

    And this reprint from The Island Packet:

    By SARAH BOWMAN
    sbowman@islandpacket.com
    Posted: August 17, 2013
    Two shrimp boats ran aground Wednesday in a marsh on the north end of Hilton Head Island. James Murray is captain of the overturned Lady Essie, a 1969, 65-foot shrimp trawler based in Port Royal. He said he came into Jarvis Creek at 7 a.m. to tow another shrimp trawler, the Dianie, from the dock behind the Crazy Crab restaurant, Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Sgt. Robin McIntosh said.
    Murray, who is 69 and from Savannah, said he was unfamiliar with the creek and the shallow areas, and he ran aground as he was trying to leave the creek.

    Island Packet - Staff Photo by Drew Martin

    We live near the Jarvis Creek grounded shrimpers, and they are not at the mouth of the creek. I would estimate that they are a little over 1/2 mile into the creek. (I cannot check this, as we just pulled our Whaler for some maintenance.) I do not disagree with your conclusions regarding Jarvis Creek, but I would doubt if the typical anchoring boat would be where these boats are grounded.
    K. C. Moore, Jr.
    Hilton Head

    I live on Hilton Head Island and dock at Windmill Harbour, just visible on the upper left corner of your map insert, the entrance where the 10 ft. depth is shown, so I pass this mess all the time. My guess is that it is skipper error, rather than silting, and it is farther up the creek than I would go. the boats are a long way up the creek
    Shrimp boats always used Jarvis Creek to tie up next to the Crazy Crab restaurant on Highway 278 one mile on the island. The article says there was towing involved, so I believe that was the issue, as it is exceptionally tight in the upper are of the creek. the crazy crab is some 1/4 mile further up the creek than where the boats grounded.
    From what I can see, the boats are considerably higher up the creek than where your red anchor is placed, and I would place them between the 9ft and 5ft marks on the upper right hand side of the map insert, where it turns to the starboard (as you enter) – nearly off your insert. They appear well North East of the red anchor at any rate.
    There was a Coast Guard or Auxiliary boat looking at them when I passed them the other day, and they took fuel off them, so it looks like they may be there for a while. They are on the Northwest bank of the creek, parallel to the shore, and both well aground. The fishing rig and booms have now been removed from the second boat (see left boat in picture still has booms on – they are now gone), so it is a lot safer.
    I would not go that far up the creek to anchor anyway, because it would be really tight to turn around.
    Hope This helps –
    Bill Lawrenson,
    SV Serenity,
    Hilton Head Island

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