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Archive For: SC – 5 – Charleston, Including the Cooper, Wando, & Ashley

  • Update on Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina, AICW Statute Mile 465


    We have received word that following Hurricane Matthew, some changes are necessary at SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, Charleston Harbor Marina which sits on the Mount Pleasant side of Charleston Harbor, hard by Patriots Point between Horse Reach’s flashing buoys #34 and #36.

    We are now instituting an amenities fee for the transient. Daily will be $18, Weekly will be $90, and monthly will be $300. The current list is below.
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    · -24 hour full service marina / 24 hour security
    · -Protective breakwaters and Wide floating docks
    · -6 pack Charter service available
    · -Clean facilities, shower and laundry
    · -Wireless Internet Access
    · -Access to Harborside pool and Jacuzzi
    · -10% off all food & beverage purchased at the Harborside Hotel & Fish House with marina card
    · -10% off rooms at the Harborside Hotel with marina card (Except Blackout Dates)
    · -10% off Purchases at the Marina Store with the marina card
    · -Easy access to Charleston’s #1 beach party, Party at the Point, as well as other events
    · *Be sure to ask about our Tenant Referral program
    · -Additional Beach Club Amenities
    · Unlimited access – year round- to our heated pool(s) with complimentary towel service and poolside cabanas when open.

    · Food and Beverage service at the Tiki Bar and Grille or your private cabana

    · Use of all Pool amenities including life-sized chess board, bocce ball court and fire pits

    · Exclusive invitations to resort hosted events like Party at the Point, Bazaar at the Point, Winterfest, Smoke on the Harbor, Burgers Bands and Brews, & Oyster Roasts, etc. Complimentary admission to these events for registered pool members and their dependents.

    · Access to book the Beach Club’s private event space (board room, private movie theatre, yacht club) for member hosted events.

    L. Kelley Poe
    Director of Marina Operations
    Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina
    24 Patriots Point Road
    Mount Pleasant, SC. 29464
    Tel : 843.284.7065
    KPoe@CharlestonHarborResort.com
    www.CharlestonHarborMarina.com
    www.charlestonharborfishhouse.com

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  • Charleston City Marina is Open for Business! Charleston, SC, AICW Statute Mile 469


    Welcome to The City Marina The City Marina Wins Jack Nichol Award for Design See our feature on The Visitors Network Located on mile marker 469.5 of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, the Charleston City Marina features 19,000 feet of linear dock space covering 40 acres of water.  The marina was named 2005 National Marina of the Year (Marina Dock Age Magazine), and offers state-of-the-art amenities and facilities to promise an enjoyable stay.  The City Marina's MegaDock extends 1,530 feet and is the longest free standing floating fuel dock in the Southeast.  These features, and Historic Downtown Charleston location, make The City Marina one of the east coast's most popular marinas.

    Fortunately for cruisers seeking transient dockage, City Marina experienced very little damage from Matthew and is open, complete with complimentary Happy Hours! (http://cruisersnet.net/?p=159828&preview=1&_ppp=7a78c75f5c) Charleston City Marina, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, is located along the Ashley River’s northeastern banks, northeast of marker #5, and only a hop, skip and jump from the path of the AICW!

    Click Here To View the South Carolina Cruisers’ Net Marina Directory Listing For Charleston City Marina

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  • Charleston City Marina Wins 2016 Charleston’s Choice Awards, AICW Statute Mile 469


    Welcome to The City Marina The City Marina Wins Jack Nichol Award for Design See our feature on The Visitors Network Located on mile marker 469.5 of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, the Charleston City Marina features 19,000 feet of linear dock space covering 40 acres of water.  The marina was named 2005 National Marina of the Year (Marina Dock Age Magazine), and offers state-of-the-art amenities and facilities to promise an enjoyable stay.  The City Marina's MegaDock extends 1,530 feet and is the longest free standing floating fuel dock in the Southeast.  These features, and Historic Downtown Charleston location, make The City Marina one of the east coast's most popular marinas.

    Charleston City Marina, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, is located along the Ashley River’s northeastern banks, northeast of marker #5, and only a hop, skip and jump from the path of the AICW!

    The City Marina was the winner in the Marina category of the Post & Courier’s 2016 Charleston’s Choice Awards. It is a well-deserved honor. Read More

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  • Travel and Leisure Names Charleston Best City in the World

    This Post and Courier article on Charleston was proudly – and justifiably so – submitted by David Rogers of City Marina, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR. Charleston is also home to another SSECN SPONSOR, Charleston Harbor Marina at Patriots Point.

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    CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA NAMED WORLD’S BEST CITY AND NO. 1 CITY IN THE U.S. AND CANADA BY THE TRAVEL + LEISURE 2016 WORLD’S BEST AWARDS

    Rankings’ Effect on Tourism Continues to Positively Impact the Charleston Economy
    CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA (July 6, 2016) – For the first time, readers of Travel + Leisure magazine have voted Charleston, South Carolina the World’s Best City in the 2016 World’s Best Awards. Charleston is the first domestic destination to earn the coveted World’s Best City ranking, and for the fourth consecutive year, the readers of Travel + Leisure ranked the Charleston area the No. 1 City in the U.S. and Canada. The news was shared by Jacqui Gifford, Senior Editor of Travel + Leisure, on the TODAY Show on July 6.

    Charleston exceeded other destinations in the categories of sights/landmarks, culture/arts, restaurants/food, people/friendliness, shopping and value to earn the World’s Best City and the No. 1 City in the U.S. and Canada designation, scoring 91.66 overall. The complete results of the 2016 World’s Best Awards Survey are featured on TravelandLeisure.com/WorldsBest and in the August issue of the magazine, on newsstands July 15.

    Travel + Leisure Editor Nathan Lump said, “Charleston is a remarkably dynamic place, so it’s no surprise that it has achieved its highest ranking ever in our survey as this year’s best city in the world. The city has managed to preserve all the qualities for which it is widely known—a prime coastal setting, historic architecture, friendly locals—while also nurturing a creative culture that is making it one of the most notable destinations for those who seek out interesting restaurants, bars, and shops that highlight a dedication to distinctive craft.”

    The No. 1 rankings continue to positively impact tourism, the number one economic driver to the Charleston area. Since 2012, the first year Charleston was awarded the No. 1 City in the U.S. and Canada ranking in the Travel + LeisureWorld’s Best Awards, the total economic impact of tourism has increased 14% to $3.68 billion in 2015 according the Office of Tourism Analysis at the College of Charleston. Additionally, the average expenditure per adult and the total labor earnings has increased.

    Dan Blumenstock, Chairman of the Charleston Area Convention & Visitors Bureau and Director of Hotel Operations of Fennell Holdings remarked, “Readers of Travel + Leisure continue to recognize our destination for its friendly people, renowned cuisine, historic landmarks, flourishing arts community, and celebrated shopping scene. This award is a testament to the vitality of Charleston as a world class destination.” Blumenstock added, “The area’s tourism and hospitality community has enjoyed positive growth over the past four years, due in part to the numerous awards bestowed on the Charleston area. We look forward to continued and responsible economic impact as a result of the No. 1 City in the World ranking.”

    In addition to the No. 1 City rankings, The Spectator Hotel, located in historic Charleston, was recognized as the No. 1 Top City Hotel in the U.S.

    Michael Tall, President & Chief Operating Officer of Charlestowne Hotels stated, “The Spectator was designed, and is operated, with our discerning guests’ needs and desires for a unique, curated experience. With the hotel only having opened less than a year ago, we are truly honored to be recognized by the readers of Travel + Leisure as the No. 1 Top City Hotel in the 2016 World’s Best Awards in the categories of rooms and facilities, service, location, value, and design.”  

    Travel + Leisure readers voted on their favorite hotels, cities, islands, spas, cruise lines, airlines, tour outfitters, and car-rental agencies. The 2016 World’s Best Awards readers’ survey results (listed by overall and regional rankings) and survey methodology are featured in the August issue of Travel + Leisure magazine, online at: www.TravelandLeisure.com/WorldsBest, and in the World’s Best Awards 2016.

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  • Captain Jim Healy Discusses the Waterway from Charleston to St. Augustine

    Longtime cruiser and SSECN Contributing Editor, Captain Jim Healy, shares his knowledge and experience in these observations on this portion of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway. Thank you Jim!

    The entire region from Charleston to St. Augustine has high tidal ranges, ranging from 5′ at St. Augustine to as much as 9′ in Savannah/Beaufort/Charleston.  Those high tidal ranges create swift tidal currents, and especially for first-times, docking is easiest in the 1/2 hour before and after slack.
    There are many areas of shallow water in the region.  The very best resource for current data on low water and caution areas is available via www.activecaptain.com.  Two other  websites that all ICW travelers should know about are www.waterwayguide.com and www.cruisersnet.net.  I’m sure you are familiar with the Waterway Guide book series.  The “Salty Southeast Cruiser’s Net” (SSECN) is  really a boating group.  It was founded by Claiborne Young.  After Claiborne’s untimely loss, the group continued in operation.  The Cruiser’s Net website specializes on the US Southeast.  There is some duplication of material between the WWG site and the SSECN site, but there is unique value to both.  Both are excellent resources for fuel prices, marinas and anchorages.  These websites would make a good sidebar for any ICW article.  Two of these websites require registration – SSECN does not – and all three are free, and all are very useful to ICW boaters.  Both WWG and SSECN also have smart phone apps that duplicate and augment website information and are very useful on small-format devices.
    There are some generalizations that apply to the region, including the stretch from Georgetown, SC all the way south to below Fernandina Beach.  In some of those areas, boats drawing more than 4′ will want to consider not traveling at low tide; especially celestial low tides.  The Army Corp of Engineers (USACE) is responsible for dredging the ICW.  USACE is funded by state congressional delegations.  In recent years, the money congress allocates to dredging has been diverted to “more pressing needs,” and so many areas of the ICW are shoaling, and in fact, the ICW resource is slowly being lost; well, allowed to die, really, by congress.  There is a not-for-profit called the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway Association.  The Executive Director is Brad Pickel; bpickel@seahavenconsulting.com.  That would make another sidebar for any article on the ICW.  There are some local knowledge bypasses around some shoal areas.  All of the cruising sites above can provide additional detail.
    Renting a car in any of these venues greatly expands what a boating visitor can see and do.  Some, but not all, marinas have courtesy cars.  Generally they can’t be used for long periods, but they are useful for re-provisioning when needed.
    Hope this helps.
    Jim
    Peg and Jim Healy aboard Sanctuary, currently at Ft. Myers, FL
  • Captain Jim Healy on Charleston and Beaufort, SC and Savannah, GA

    Contributing Editor, Captain Jim Healy, shares his perspective on Charleston and Beaufort, SC and Savannah, GA where several SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSORs are located. Thank you Jim!

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    Charleston, SC and Savannah, GA: magnificent old southern cities with many points-of-charleston-harborinterest and fine restaurants; our strategy is to take a tour bus around the city.  Look for a tour company that has same-day on-and-off privileges.  (We do this every time we arrive somewhere we’ve not been before, including Canada).  We take the entire tour circuit first, then go back to places that we think we’d like to know more about.  At Charleston, start at the Welcome Center.  Or, take the tour boat to Fort Sumter; nice stjohnsaquarium near the Ft. Sumter ferry docks.  In Charleston, there is a water taxi from the Charleston Maritime Center that goes back and forth to Patriot Point, which is savanahhyattdockswhere the USS Yorktown is located.  In Savannah, there is a nice stage theater within walking distance of the downtown waterfront (http://www.savannahtheatre.com).  The Savannah waterfront is very interesting, with a large riverwalk, wonderful park overlooking the River, and large shipping and commercial traffic as well as every kind of small-isleofhopeboat and pleasure craft.  There are several architecture tours in both cities, and both have lots of weekly and seasonal activity for visitors.  From Savannah (there are marina options in downtown Savannah on the Savannah River or at Thunderbolt and Isle of Hope), boaters can also visit Tybee Island (light house and Fort Pulaski).

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    Beaufort, SC: from the Beaufort Downtown Marina, take a carriage tour through the historic ante-bellum homes in the area.  The downtown is friendly with many shoppes and good restaurant options.

    Jim Healy

  • Charleston In-Water Boat Show, April 29-May 1, 2016, Ashley River, Charleston, SC

    Charleston’s in-water boat show will be held at Bristol Marina and Brittlebank Park on the north shore of the Ashley River within easy walking distance of The Harborage Marina and Charleston City Marina, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR!<

    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, with locations in Wrightsville Beach, NC, Little River, SC and Charleston, SC, will also be at the show.

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    The Charleston In-Water Boat Show takes place every April at the Bristol Marina and Brittlebank Park in downtown Charleston, South Carolina. JBM took the helm of this show in 2014, after a five-year hiatus. Under JBM, the show celebrated a very successful comeback, thanks to the support of the City of Charleston and the Bristol Marina, as well as the best boat dealers and manufacturers from all over the Southeast and beyond. The Charleston In-Water Boat Show is the largest of its kind between Annapolis, Maryland and Tampa, Florida.

    Click Here To View the South Carolina Cruisers’ Net Marina Directory Listing For Charleston City Marina

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  • Voyaging Canoe Hokulea Coming to Charleston, SC, AICW Statute Mile 465

    Click Here to read – and hear- this report from Hawaii Public Radio. Look for them as you migrate north!

    Voyaging Canoe Hokulea Navigates Florida Waterways
    By MOLLY SOLOMON • 4 HOURS AGO

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    CREDIT OIWI TV / MAUI TAUOTAHA

    Voyaging canoe Hōkūle‘a is continuing her journey up the East Coast of the mainland. The canoe recently left Titusville, Florida and is traveling along the Intracoastal Waterway, where she’s encountered new wildlife and a whole lot of aloha.
    HPR’s Molly Solomon checked in with navigator Bruce Blankenfeld as part of our ongoing coverage Hōkūle‘a: Voyage of Aloha.
    Hōkūle‘a’s next stop is Charleston, South Carolina — then it’s on to Virginia and New York in June.

    April 14, 3:30PM

    Hokulea approaching Charleston Maritime Center

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    The crew of Hokulea was greeted by a contingent of native Hawaiians who now live in the Charleston area. The greeting included drumming and conch blowing.

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  • Happy Hour on the Megadock, Charleston City Marina, AICW Statute Mile 469


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    Charleston City Marina is welcoming its transient guests with a free Happy Hour on the Megadock Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday evenings with live music on Thursdays beginning in May. Charleston City Marina, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, is located along the Ashley River’s northeastern banks, northeast of marker #5.

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  • Praise for St. Johns Yacht Harbor, Charleston, SC , AICW Statute Mile 472.5


     For those who own a boat and love the water, buying a SJYH wet slip is an easy decision when you consider the benefits. The opportunity to own waterfront access a mere 11 minutes from historic downtoLocated on the western shore of the Stono River just south of the Waterway’s passage out the western/southern mouth of Wappoo Creek – Elliot Cut, and only a very short cruise from Charleston Harbor, St. Johns Yacht Harbor is A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR! By boat or by car, it is worth a trip just to see these beautiful facilities with probably the nicest Captains’ Lounge and Clubhouse on the east coast!

    Very nice, clean facility. Friendly and helpful staff. Convenient location. Grocery, drug stores and restaurants close by with courtesy car provided. Current can be tricky when tide is running,, but staff will assist with lines when docking. Will stop here again and recommend it highly to others.
    Capt Jack B-H and 1st mate Steve O.
    Aboard the trawler “Whatever”

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  • Herl Report: Charleston and the Harborage at Ashley Marina, near AICW Statute Mile 469


    The Harborage at Ashley Marina lies along the northeastern shores of Ashley River (on the Charleston peninsula), between the charted 56 foot fixed bridge, and the 18-foot Highway 17 bascule bridge.

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    Arrived at Ashley on Sunday 10/11/15, the tide was still rather strong and we had a small problem trying to get docked but we did get docked.
    Monday. We wanted to see as much as we could, so we hit the Visitor Center first and then walked across the street to the Carolina History Museum. Spent about 4 hours in all. Both are very good and would highly recommend both for any visit.
    Tuesday. We hopped on one of the free trolleys that are about 20 min walk from the marina and again went down to the Visitors Center, changed trolleys and traveled to Market Street. Again this was more than we realized it would be. We ended up spending almost 3 hours there and then walked down three blocks to Sticky Fingers for a big batch of ribs, corn on the cob, baked beans and drinks, Wow. Very very good, so good we decided to walk some more. On the way we were asked to be shown a Methodist church that is the oldest Methodist congregation in Charleston. That was an unexpected pleasure. John guided us hrough the entire church, including areas we don’t usually get to see. We continued our walk and ended up walking all the way back to the boat, boy were we pooped.
    Wednesday, we took the city tour and then the Fort Sumter tour with the boat ride. We have been told you could take your own boat out to the fort but after looking at the docking at the fort and the current I would suggest you just take the tour. It’s simpler, you don’t have to move your boat and above all it is safer.
    Sunday after boat shores day and a trip to the drug store we are heading to Ladies Island.
    Phil and Sandy Herl

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  • Intracoastal Yacht Sales to be at Three Fall 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.

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    Come see us at these 3 Boat Shows
    Intracoastal Yacht Sales will be present with New Boats at the next 3 boat shows!

    Click Boat Shows Below for More Information.

    New Bern NC “Mumfest” Boat Show
    Oct 10-11th

    Annapolis MD Power Boat Show
    Oct 15-18th

    Ft. Lauderdale Power Boat Show
    Nov 5th-9th

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    2016 Marlow-Mainship 31 and Nordic Tugs 34 are Now Available and In Stock!

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  • Ashley River Anchorages Being Cleared of Derelict Vessels, Charleston, SC, near AICW Statute Mile 469


    Abandoned boats is an issue not limited to the Florida Keys – see a recent article on the Florida issue, http://cruisersnet.net/?p=150203. Charleston has been fighting the same problem for years and the headline below “finally clearing” has been published in our local Post and Courier a number of times in the past. However, our thanks to writer Diane Knich for posting this article, because it is certainly good news for cruisers who choose to anchor in the Ashley. These popular anchorages are acoss the river from SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, City Marina.

    City finally clearing old, abandoned boats from Ashley River
    Diane Knich     Email @dianeknich
    Aug 31 2015 5:44 pm Aug 31 7:18 pm
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    A battered and barnacled 25-foot sailboat dangled from a crane on the edge of the Ashley River near the gateway to the peninsula on Monday.

    It was the first abandoned boat a contractor hired by the city pulled from the water using a $104,000 grant from the state’s Department of Health and Environmental Control, which included $75,000 in federal funds from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The city of Charleston also contributed $30,00 in matching funds.
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    Boats that for years have been lying in the pluff mud in the Ashley River are being removed by Salmon’s Dredging, including this 28-foot sailboat that dangled from a crane on the barge.
    Enlarge Boats that for years have been lying in the pluff mud in the Ashley River are being removed by Salmon’s Dredging, including this 28-foot sailboat that dangled from a crane on the barge. Grace Beahm/Staff
    The boat for years had been lying on its side in the pluff mud near the U.S. Highway 17 bridge, said Sgt. Chad Womack with the Charleston Police Department’s Harbor Patrol.

    Womack spends his days on the water, and knows the story of many of the abandoned and derelict boats clogging the river and causing navigation and safety hazards for other boats.

    A man lived on that sailboat for 10 years, Womack said, but about three years ago he apparently fell overboard and died. His body was found in the water near Charles Towne Landing.

    Womack said most abandoned boats are found in a mile-long stretch between the West Ashley bridges and the Intracoastal Waterway. He has estimated there are about 15 boats out there ranging in size from 23 to 40 feet.

    He hopes to use the grant money to remove about 10 of them. But it depends on how many contractor Salmon’s Dredging can get with the money. It’s hard to know how complicated and time-consuming each boat will be until workers begin to try to remove them.

    “Some of them just float by miracles,” said Patrick French, an officer with the Harbor Patrol. “They look structurally sound, but when you bring them up, they disintegrate.”

    Womack said Salmon’s is “going to go for the visible stuff first.” Then they might try to remove some of the boats that already have sunk.

    On Monday, employees were working from a barge to remove three other boats near the sailboat: a 28-foot sailboat, a 35-foot Bayliner motorboat and an old houseboat.

    Womack said the police do all they can to find out who owns the boats before they use grant money to remove them. It’s an owner’s responsibility to pull a boat out of the water, he said. “And we pursue people criminally for abandoning boats.”

    But it’s often impossible to figure out who owns the boats. The law requires boats to be registered, but the registration of many boats that show up in the river isn’t up to date.

    Womack doesn’t know how long it will take Salmon’s to remove the boats. But the company will take them to land it owns on Shipyard Creek and dismantle them, he said. There’s nothing to salvage from old abandoned boats. “They’ll destroy them and take them to the landfill.”

    Reach Diane Knich at 937-5491 or on Twitter at @dianeknich.

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  • SSV Oliver Hazard Perry Sets Sail from Newport, R.I.

    Because of The Spirit of South Carolina, built by hundreds of volunteers and based in Charleston, tall ships are of particular interest to Charlestonians. One will not be surprised to learn of an invitation to visit Charleston being extended to Oliver Hazard Perry in the near future.

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    SSV Oliver Hazard Perry Sets Sail

    NEWPORT, RI (July 17, 2015) – Rhode Island’s 200-foot Official Sailing Education Vessel SSV Oliver Hazard Perry sailed for the first time yesterday in Narragansett Bay after she left the Hinckley Boat Yard in Portsmouth, R.I. to begin a journey up the coast to join the Tall Ships Portland 2015 festival. Anyone on or near East Bay Passage between seven and eight a.m. saw a truly amazing spectacle when four of the ship’s 20 sails were unfurled, one-by-one as crew members climbed aloft to set free the lines that secured them to the yards.

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    Rhode Island’s 200-foot Official Sailing Education Vessel SSV Oliver Hazard Perry sailed for the first time yesterday in Narragansett Bay. (All photos credit Onne van der Wal)

    Rhode Island’s 200-foot Official Sailing Education Vessel SSV Oliver Hazard Perry sailed for the first time yesterday in Narragansett Bay. (All photos credit Onne van der Wal)
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    “This is a huge milestone,” said Jess Wurzbacher, Executive Director of the non-profit Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island (OHPRI), “over the past seven years all of her movements have been under the control of tugs. The wind was blowing 12-15 knots out of the north to make it a nice downwind run out of the Bay, so it was great to watch the sails harness some of that power – it is what we have all been waiting to see for years.”

    SSV Oliver Hazard Perry is the first ocean-going full-rigged ship built in America in over a century. She also is this country’s largest privately-funded, actively sailing Tall Ship, one of only 75 Tall Ships in the world designated by Sail Training International as Class A.

    On July 3rd SSV Oliver Hazard Perry was dockside at the Newport Shipyard for the “Homeport Rhode Island” gala. The annual fundraising event celebrated the unprecedented $16 million economic development project, which has supported hundreds of jobs in the Rhode Island marine industry. It raised $122,000 while also honoring the non-profit organization’s Board Chairman Bart Dunbar for his unfailing devotion to OHPRI’s Education-at-Sea mission.

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    Supporters gathered at Newport Shipyard for Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island’s “Homeport Rhode Island” Gala on Friday, July 3. (All photos credit Al Weems, alweemsphoto.com)
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    With orange being the color theme, most of the 450 guests were decked out in their orange best. The signature drink, the “Dunbar Fizz,” also was orange, and wait staff from Blackstone Catering sported orange bow ties. Cocktail hour included tours of the ship, passed hors d’oeuvres and offerings from a fresh seafood bar, while dinner was served under a giant tent with orange globe lights.

    At the event, Dunbar acknowledged all of OHPRI’s supporters, and especially Admiral Tom Weschler, OHPRI’s Chairman Emeritus, who was in attendance, with helping the organization realize its dreams. “We are far from finished with fundraising,” said Dunbar, explaining that the focus will soon turn to the ship’s Education at Sea programs, “but it is a huge milestone to have the ship completed and going through its final inspections and preparations for accommodating students of all ages.”

    Rhode Island’s Tall Ship will serve the youth from all states with its Education at Sea programs. It is the first ocean-going full-rigged ship built in America in over a century.

    The Spirit of South Carolina

    The Spirit of South Carolina

  • 418ft National Security Cutter Coming to Charleston, SC

    South Carolina is proud to have the National Security Cutter James make Charleston her home port. NSC 5 is named to honor Capt. Joshua James, one of the world’s most celebrated lifesavers.

    USCG’s New Cutter Sails from Ingalls
    Posted by Eric Haun
    Thursday, July 16, 2015

    The National Security Cutter James (WMSL 754) sails away from Ingalls Shipbuilding. (Photo: Lance Davis/HII)

    The National Security Cutter James (WMSL 754) sailed away from Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division on Sunday, July 12, one month after being delivered to the U.S. Coast Guard, HII announced.
    The new built vessel James will be commissioned on August 8 in Boston before heading to Charleston, S.C., where she will be stationed alongside Ingalls’ fourth NSC, Hamilton (WMSL 753).

    “James is an excellent ship and another example of the outstanding work accomplished by our shipbuilders,” said NSC Program Manager Derek Murphy. “Through serial production in this program, each successive ship continues to come down the learning curve. The quality remains world-class, as proven by the substantial reduction in the number of trial cards with each successive ship in the class. Ingalls shipbuilders have once again delivered an NSC that will continue to protect our nation for the next 40 years.”

    CLICK HERE for the full story from MarineLink.com

  • Charleston Harbor Dredging, AICW Statute Mile 465


    The South Channel of Charleston Harbor is essentially the Waterway as it runs east/west from the Ashley River to the Waterway’s eastern harbor entrance into Sullivans Island Narrows at ICW marker #130. There is plenty of water on either side of the harbor channel in which to avoid the dredge equipment. Project dates are not given.

    SOUTH CAROLINA – CHARLESTON HARBOR SOUTH CHANNEL: Dredge Operations
    Mariners are requested to stay clear of the dredge, pipelines, barge, derricks and operating wires about the dredge. All operators should be aware that the dredge and pontoon lines are held in place by cables, which are attached to anchors some distance from the dredge and pontoons. Buoys are attached to the anchors so that they may be moved as the dredge moves. Submerged lines should be avoided. Mariners are requested to exercise extreme caution when approaching, passing, and leaving the dredging plant. The dredge LEXINGTON monitors VHF channels 13 and 16. Mariners arc cautioned to strictly comply with the Inland Rules of the Road when approaching, passing and leaving the area of operations, and remain a safe distance away from the dredge, booster, buoys, cables, pipeline, barges, derricks, wires and related equipment. Owners and lessees of fishnets, crabpots and other structures that may be in the vicinity and that may hinder the free navigation of attending vessels and equipment must remove these from the area where tugs, tenderboats and other attendant equipment will be navigating. Dredging operations will be conducted twenty-four (24) hours a day seven (7) days a week, all fishnets, crabpots and structures in the general area must be removed prior to commencement of any work, a slow NO WAKE speed is requested of transiting vessels. All vessels are requested to contact the dredge prior to passing. Chart 11518 and 11524 LNM: 25/15

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of South Channel

  • Marlow-Mainship Now in the Carolinas, Intracoastal Yacht Sales

    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.

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  • Spoleto USA, Charleston, SC, AICW Statute Mile 469

     

    Charleston is home to several marinas just off the Waterway, including three SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSORS, Charleston Harbor Marina, Charleston City Marina and St. Johns Yacht Harbor.

     

    For 17 days and nights each spring, Spoleto Festival USA fills Charleston, South Carolina’s historic theaters, churches and outdoor spaces with performances by renowned artists as well as emerging performers in opera; theater; dance; and chamber, symphonic, choral and jazz music. Now in its 39th season, Spoleto Festival USA is internationally recognized as America’s premier performing arts festival.

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

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

    Click Here To View the South Carolina Cruisers’ Net Marina Directory Listing For Charleston City Marina

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

    Click Here To View the South Carolina Cruisers’ Net Marina Directory Listing For St. Johns Yacht Harbor

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of St. Johns Yacht Harbor

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