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  • Announcement: All South Carolina Cruising News

    PLEASE CAREFULLY READ OUR DISCLAIMER!

    Below, you will discover our COMPLETE listing of South Carolina cruising news/postings from fellow cruisers, arranged in chronological order, based on publication date. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO NARROW YOUR SELECTION of SC 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 “South Carolina.” A drop down menu will appear, with a blue background, Now, click on “SC Regional Cruising News.” A sub-drop-down menu will now appear, listing 11 South 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”
  • 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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    Click Here To View the South Carolina Cruisers’ Net Marina Directory Listing For The Harborage at Ashley Marina

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of The Harborage at Ashley Marina

  • Destroyed Daybeacon at Steamboat Creek Anchorage, off the AICW near Statute Mile 496.5


    Steamboat Creek cuts the southwestern banks of the North Edisto River, southeast of the ICW/Dawho River; anchorage lies northeast of the charted position of Steamboat Landing.

    We are anchored in Steamboat Creek this evening [4/13]. The piling for daymark R2 is present, but the board with “R2” is missing at the entrance to the creek.
    Capt. David Grimes

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s South Carolina Anchorage Directory Listing For Steamboat Creek

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Steamboat Creek

  • Praise 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 Waterway’s passage south down Skull Creek, on the shores of Hilton Head Island, south of marker #27. Our thanks to Bob Miller for these kind words for one of our fine sponsors!

    Just wanted to comment on the staff and marina facilities at Windmill Harbour . We kept our 43′ motor yacht there over this past winter (2015-16) and believe there is no better choice in the Hilton Head area. Very professional marina staff and pleasant location. The marina is in a gated community so it is safe and secure, and the marina is protected by a lock system which keeps the water depth constant in the marina. It is home to the South Carolina Yacht Club so many nice boats and activities. They welcome transient boaters as well as those for longer stays. One thing to be aware of is that access to stores and restaurants will require transportation as it is a residential area.
    Bob Miller

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

  • FOCUS ON – Georgetown, SC, AICW Statute Mile 403


    VHF 16 & 68 Located on the Sampit River, Harborwalk Marina is only a boardwalk away from Georgetown's Historic District, great food, shopping, etc. A safe harbor from bad weather and located in calmGeorgetown County Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 1776, Georgetown, South Carolina 29442

    The County Chamber of Commerce for Georgetown County, South Carolina, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS NET SPONSOR, and Salty Southeast Cruisers’ Net are delighted to share the rich history of this area’s earliest settlements in and around Winyah Bay and along the several rivers that converge near Georgetown. The preserved old southern rice and indigo plantations still provide glimpses into our country’s earliest commercial, agricultural and aqua-cultural endeavors. Providing easy access to this “stroll-worthy community” for the cruising community is the recently completely renovated Harborwalk Marina, also A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS NET SPONSOR. Putting Georgetown, SC on your list of fun ports of call is a must.

    Looking for a great place to take a brief respite from the ICW? Then take a turn at marker 40 and head up the Sampit River to Historic Downtown Georgetown.

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    Georgetown Harbor – Sampit River

    Dockage is available at several marinas, and there are day docks on the City’s Harborwalk. The third oldest city in South Carolina, Georgetown has been welcoming visitors to their harbor for almost 300 years.

    Front Street Shopping

    Front Street Shopping

    Once you arrive in Georgetown and find a dock or anchorage, it’s time to start exploring the area. Within easy walking distance (just a few blocks) there are more than 14 restaurants, five museums and an abundance of shops. The locals are friendly and always glad to welcome visitors.

    Stewart Parker House - facing the river

    Stewart Parker House – facing the river

    Start your exploration at the Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center, next to Harborwalk Marina. There you will get free information including maps of the area, local attractions and history. Make time to visit all our museums – each highlights a different aspect of the rich history of the area.

    Keith House B&B on Front Street

    Keith House B&B on Front Street

    The Rice Museum highlights the history of rice production in the area. Did you know Georgetown County was the largest producer of rice in North American in the early 1800’s? You will also have the opportunity to see the remains of the oldest wooden vessel known to have been built in North America.

    The South Carolina Maritime Museum on the Harborwalk celebrates the maritime history of the state and port of Georgetown. Exhibits include historic photographs, documents, artifacts, and interactive displays. The centerpiece of the museum is the 5th order Fresnel lens that was the heart of the North Island Lighthouse for over 100 years. The Museum is also the home of the annual Georgetown Wooden Boat Show, which has been named a Top 20 Event in the Southeast and won the Bundy award as one of the best events in the state.

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    Fresnel Lens from North Island Lighthouse

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    Kids at Maritime Museum

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Georgetown County Museum features artifacts from all over the county, including a handwritten letter from General Francis Marion, the Swamp Fox. The Gullah Museum celebrates the Gullah culture of the western African people that were brought to our shores against their wills in the 1700 and 1800’s, and forged a shared culture that shaped the landscape, food and language of the Lowcountry.

    Kaminsky House Museum

    Kaminsky House Museum

    The Kaminski House Museum, dating from 1765, features an extraordinary collection of European and American antiques, along with a glimpse into the history of Georgetown.

    Georgetown’s National Register Historic District along the harbor is home to over 63 structures over 200 years old. You can pick up a historic walking map for a do-it-yourself tour or jump on the Swamp Fox tour trolley and enjoy an hour long narrated excursion through the oak-lined streets. You’ll be regaled with almost 300 years of history and may even hear a ghost story or two. Love ghost stories? Ask at the Visitors Center about one of our local lantern-led evening ghost tours!

    Make sure you plan to spend several days in our harbor. You will need that much time to experience all the sites and sample all the amazing restaurants within a few steps of the water. Many Thursday evenings you can also enjoy free concerts in Francis Marion Park, right on the Harborwalk. One thing we can guarantee, you’ll leave a visit to Georgetown having made new friends and planning your return trip.

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s South Carolina Marina Directory Listing For Harborwalk Marina

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

  • Sea Pines May Events/Activities, Harbour Town Yacht Basin, 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.

    Events/Activities May 1-30
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    12th Annual Yacht Hop
    Sunday, May 1; 5:30-9pm
    Step aboard stunning yachts docked in Harbour Town Yacht Basin and enjoy wine, hors d’oeuvres and live entertainment by The Headliners. All proceeds benefit patient care programs at Hospice Care of the Lowcountry. To purchase tickets, please contact (843) 706-2296 or visit hospicecarelc.org.

    Stan Smith Super Series
    Friday, May 20 – Sunday, May 22
    Please join Stan Smith, Sea Pines Resort’s touring professional, past champion of Wimbledon and the U.S. Open, and former U.S. Olympic men’s coach and his staff for a fun-filled weekend. The class will feature video analysis of your serve, stroke and strategy instruction, footwork and many practice drills. Reservations required; contact (843) 363-4495. $305; adults only.

    Full Moon Shore Explore
    May 19; 8-9:30pm
    Discover our beaches under a full moon. Search for nocturnal life including ghost crabs and other sea creatures, which scurry throughout our dunes and surf systems. Reservations are required; contact (843) 842-1979. Minimum of 6 guests. $15/adult, $10/child (ages 12 & younger).

    Gregg Russell Concerts
    May 27-29; 8-9:30pm
    Celebrating 40 years in Harbour Town in 2016, Gregg has become a Sea Pines classic. You’ll find him under the famed Liberty Oak, entertaining adults and children alike, and his concerts are not to be missed. Complimentary

    Sandbox at the Stables
    Monday, May 30; 10am-2pm
    Join us on Memorial Day for the 4th Annual Sandbox at the Stables event. There will be live music, games, exhibitions, pony rides, concessions and more! Admission is $5 and tickets for concessions and other activities are sold separately. For more information, please visit thesandbox.org.

    Monday Night Exhibition
    Mondays through August 29; 5:30pm
    Join us for an exciting tennis demonstration with valuable tips, refreshments, prize drawings, and our traditional fishbowl sale. This event is sponsored by Sea Pines Real Estate, Prince, Adidas and Wilson. For additional information, please contact the Sea Pines Resort Racquet Club at 843.363.4495.

    Forest Preserve Wagon Journey
    Tuesdays; 5-6:30pm
    Sit back, relax and experience the animals and plant life of the Sea Pines Forest Preserve. Reservations required; contact (843) 842-1979. Minimum of 6 guests. $16/adult, $12/child (ages 12 & younger).

    Golf Croquet Clinic
    Wednesdays; 10am
    Enjoy playing croquet on our immaculate lawn adjacent to the Harbour Town Clubhouse. Reservations are required; contact (843) 842-1979. $10 per person.

    Introduction to Fly Fishing
    Daily; Call for reservations
    Learn the art of fly casting and the basics of fly fishing in the scenic Sea Pines Forest Preserve. Join Captain Fuzzy Davis for a custom two-hour clinic that will have you casting like a pro. All tackle and flies are included and no license is required. Targeted species include bass and bluegill. Reservations are required and can be made by contacting The Sea Pines Resort recreation department at (843) 842-1979. $200 for up to two anglers, $75 for each additional angler with a maximum of five anglers.

    Charter Fishing
    Daily; Call for reservations
    Harbour Town Yacht Basin offers the most experienced fishing captains on Hilton Head Island operating private fishing charters all year long. Just 10 minutes from the Atlantic Ocean, its fleet, including the Izzy A, Echo, and Integrity, will guide you to the most fertile fishing grounds. Harbour Town Yacht Basin offers trips ranging from three-hour inshore excursions to overnight trips to the Gulf Stream, 70 miles offshore. All items are provided, and catch will be cleaned at the docks. Reservations are required; contact Harbour Town Yacht Basin at (843) 363-8335.

    Geocaching
    Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Sea Pines and discover your adventurous side through geocaching! Geocaching is a real-world treasure hunting game where you’ll follow clues to find hidden items at our popular sights. Share your pictures on Instagram and tag @theseapinesresort. Get started at seapines.com/geocaching. Complimentary.

    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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  • 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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    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

  • Gregg Russell’s 40th Anniversary, Harbour Town, Hilton Head, SC AICW Statute Mile


    There are few boating parents who have not taken their offspring to a Gregg Russell concert under the Liberty Tree at Harbour Town Yacht Basin, only to discover that they, the parents, have had as much fun as the kids. These wonderful concerts are a great way to reward your children and yourself after a long day on the water.

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    Gregg Russell’s 40th Anniversary in Harbour Town
    Gregg Russell will celebrate 40 years of performing in Harbour Town this year. Since 1977, Russell has entertained adults and children with his family-friendly music, becoming a classic not only throughout Sea Pines but Hilton Head Island as well.
    Gregg Russell has also written and performed children’s music for TV specials although he is best known for performing on the Liberty Oak stage in Harbour Town. Fifteen years ago, the nature-inspired playground across from the stage was even named after Gregg Russell as a tribute to his 25 years of entertaining visitors and guests.
    “It is an honor and pleasure to know and work with Gregg, and what an achievement to have performed to the delight of children and families for 40 years,” says Rob Bender, Director of Recreation and Marine Operations at The Sea Pines Resort. “Our mission is to create lifelong memories and I cannot think of a better example than the memories Gregg has created for our guests night after night and year after year.”
    Gregg Russell fans can celebrate his 40 years in Harbour Town by submitting their favorite photos from his many performances to marketing@seapines.com to be shared in the Harbour Town Facebook page, and by joining him under the Liberty Oak on the dates below:

    March 28- April 1 from 7:30-9pm
    April 4-8 & 11-13 from 7:30-9pm
    May 27-29 from 8-9:30pm
    June 1-August 26, every night except Saturdays; 8-9:30pm

    For more information on activities and amenities at Harbour Town or The Sea Pines Resort, please visit www.seapines.com/events.

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

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Harbour Town Yacht Basin

  • Charleston SC Entrance Channel NavAid Relocation, near AICW Statute Mile 465


    These NavAid relocations are in support of Channel dredging that will begin April 2, see http://cruisersnet.net/155961

    SOUTH CAROLINA – CHARLESTON ENTRANCE – CHARLESTON HARBOR: AtoN Relocation.
    Beginning on March 30, 2016, in preparation for the Army Corps of Engineers maintenance dredging project within the Charleston Harbor Entrance channel, the USCGC MARIA BRAY will be temporarily relocating the six buoys listed below. The buoys will be relocated approximately 30 yards outside of the channel from their original assigned position. All buoys will be returned to their normal assigned position following the completion of the dredging project, projected to be May 31, 2016.
    Charleston Harbor Channel Lighted Buoy 13 (LLNR 2400.2)
    Charleston Harbor Channel Lighted Buoy 14 (LLNR 2400.5)
    Charleston Harbor Channel Lighted Buoy 15 (LLNR 2405)
    Charleston Harbor Channel Lighted Buoy 16 (LLNR 2410)
    Charleston Harbor Channel Lighted Buoy 17 (LLNR 2415)
    Charleston Harbor Channel Lighted Bell Buoy 18 (LLNR 2420)
    For further information, contact U.S. Coast Guard Sector Charleston Waterways Management Division at: (843) 740-3188 or our 24-hour Command Center Line at (843) 740-7050. Charts 11521 11528 LNM 13/16

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

  • April Events at Sea Pines Resort, Harbor Town Yacht Basin, 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.

    Events/Activities at The Sea Pines Resort
    April 1-30
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    Monday Night Exhibition
    Mondays through August 29; 5:30pm
    Join us for an exciting tennis demonstration with valuable tips, refreshments, prize drawings, and our traditional fishbowl sale. This event is sponsored by Sea Pines Real Estate, Prince, Adidas and Wilson. For additional information, please contact the Sea Pines Resort Racquet Club at 843.363.4495.

    Gregg Russell Concerts
    Friday, April 1; 7:30-9pm
    Celebrating 40 years in 2016, Gregg has become a Sea Pines classic. Under the Liberty Oak in Harbour Town is where you’ll find Gregg Russell entertaining adults and children alike. His concerts are not to be missed. Complimentary

    Todd Ballantine Tour of the Sea Pines Forest Preserve
    Saturday, April 2; 2-4pm
    Todd Ballantine will lead a guided interpretive tour through the center of the Sea Pines Forest Preserve that will include topics such as the history of the preserve, innovative efforts that led to sustainable preservation, reclaimed water, and what we can do to sustain the preserve as well as native lands and waters throughout Sea Pines. The tour will cover great events spanning the past 4,000 years in the preserve and will include a visit to the Indian Shell Ring.

    Todd Ballantine is a national environmental expert in conservation development, climate resilience and community education. He works nationally on federal, state and local projects and has worked for and with Sea Pines for more than 50 years. Todd has led tens of thousands of guests and residents on nature tours in the Sea Pines Forest Preserve, on area beaches and nearby waterways. Todd created the master plan for the Sea Pines Forest Preserve, including the trails and educational exhibits, and developed innovative technology for reclaimed water that has restored the preserve’s watershed. He is a best-selling author, a Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist, and a long-term teacher. Ballantine Environmental Resources works nationally, but provides regular monitoring and other services for island utilities. Todd and his wife, Marianne, direct their company from Boulder, Colorado and regularly work on Hilton Head Island.

    Reservations required; contact (843) 842-1979. $15/person

    Party in the Pines
    Saturday, April 2; 4:30-7:30pm
    Please join the Sea Pines Forest Preserve Foundation for our spring event that includes a picnic themed menu, live music and fun for the whole family. Proceeds benefit the capital replacement projects in the Sea Pines Forest Preserve. For additional information, or to purchase tickets, please contact Community Services Associates (CSA) at 843.671.1343 or visit seapinesforestpreserve.org. $40/adult, $15/child (ages 12 & younger)

    RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing

    Monday, April 11 – Sunday, April 17
    Don’t miss the 48th annual RBC Heritage presented by Boeing, South Carolina’s only PGA TOUR event, hosted at The Sea Pines Resort’s famed Harbour Town Golf Links. The historic event takes place during the week following the Masters and continues the longstanding tradition of being one of golf’s most notable tournaments.

    Originally established by Sea Pines founder Charles E. Fraser in 1969 as ‘The Heritage Classic’, this well-attended tournament has raised millions of dollars for charities over the years through The Heritage Classic Foundation and is credited with putting Hilton Head Island and The Sea Pines Resort on the world map. This tournament is considered a favorite among TOUR players, many of whom enjoy staying with their families at The Sea Pines Resort, and is one of the few events that enables fans to get up-close and personal with the players.

    For additional information regarding staying at The Sea Pines Resort, please call 1.800.SEAPINES or visit seapines.com. To learn more about the RBC Heritage and available ticket packages, please call 843.671.2448 or visit rbcheritage.com.

    Full Moon Shore Explore

    April 22; 8-9:30pm
    Discover our beaches under a full moon. Search for nocturnal life including ghost crabs and other sea creatures, which scurry throughout our dunes and surf systems. Reservations are required; contact (843) 842-1979. Minimum of 6 guests. $15/adult, $10/child (ages 12 & younger).

    Forest Preserve Wagon Journey

    Tuesdays; 5-6:30pm
    Sit back, relax and experience the animals and plant life of the Sea Pines Forest Preserve. Reservations required; contact (843) 842-1979. Minimum of 6 guests. $16/adult, $12/child (ages 12 & younger).

    Golf Croquet Clinic
    Wednesdays; 10am
    Enjoy playing croquet on our immaculate lawn adjacent to the Harbour Town Clubhouse. Reservations are required; contact (843) 842-1979. $10 per person.

    Introduction to Fly Fishing
    Daily; Call for reservations
    Learn the art of fly casting and the basics of fly fishing in the scenic Sea Pines Forest Preserve. Join Captain Fuzzy Davis for a custom two-hour clinic that will have you casting like a pro. All tackle and flies are included and no license is required. Targeted species include bass and bluegill. Reservations are required and can be made by contacting The Sea Pines Resort recreation department at (843) 842-1979. $200 for up to two anglers, $75 for each additional angler with a maximum of five anglers.

    Geocaching
    Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Sea Pines and discover your adventurous side through geocaching! Geocaching is a real-world treasure hunting game where you’ll follow clues to find hidden items at our popular sights. Share your pictures on Instagram and tag @theseapinesresort. Get started at seapines.com/geocaching. Complimentary.

    Charter Fishing
    Daily; Call for reservations
    Harbour Town Yacht Basin offers the most experienced fishing captains on Hilton Head Island operating private fishing charters all year long. Just 10 minutes from the Atlantic Ocean, its fleet, including the Izzy A, Echo, and Integrity, will guide you to the most fertile fishing grounds. Harbour Town Yacht Basin offers trips ranging from three-hour inshore excursions to overnight trips to the Gulf Stream, 70 miles offshore. All items are provided, and catch will be cleaned at the docks. Reservations are required; contact Harbour Town Yacht Basin at (843) 363-8335.

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

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Harbor Town Yacht Basin

  • A Driver’s Perspective on Ladys Island Swing Bridge Closures, AICW Statute Mile 536


    Fran is expressing exactly the frustration that we are experiencing here in Charleston. More and more development on our coastal islands is underway without adequate supporting construction of roadways and bridges to accommodate the resulting increase in vehicle traffic. Until planners either wake up to the downside of rampant development, drivers and boaters alike are going to continue to suffer long waits during rush hours or in emergency evacuations. SSECN asks, that as you confront fewer and fewer bridge openings, please be patient! Rarely is delayed vessel travel as dangerous as miles of backed up idling vehicles. And DO NOT yell at the Bridge Tender! It is NOT their fault. If you want to yell at someone, yell at the developers and city planners!
    Fran is responding to an earlier comments on Ladys Island Bridge in Beaufort, SC.

    I live on Lady’s Island and work in Burton. If anyone traveling from Beaufort to Lady’s Island or the outer Islands thinks there is NOT a traffic problem when this bridge opens and closes, they are delusional. I’ve lived at my residence since 1976. The growth on the Lady’s Island side is enormous and once the Wal-Mart is built, it will be a nightmare. It [congestion] already is when the Woods Bridge breaks down. The McTeer Bridge is not adequate to accommodate traffic to or from Lady’s Island, St. Helena, Fripp Island, etc. The only solution to this issue is to build another bridge or limit the bridge openings. Traffic backs up well beyond Bellamy Curve during rush hours in the evening. I can’t even imagine what traffic is going to be like should a hurricane head to Beaufort. Well, actually I can. During Hurricane Fred it took two hours to get from Lady’s Island to the National Cemetary on Boundary… and 11 hours to get to Atlanta. People will need to evacuate Beaufort a week in advance of hurricane at the rate the population of Beaufort is growing on the Lady’s Island side.
    Fran H

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s South Carolina Bridge Directory Listing For Ladys Island Bridge

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Ladys Island Bridge

  • Georgetown Restaurant Praised, Georgetown, SC, AICW Statute Mile 403


    VHF 16 & 68 Located on the Sampit River, Harborwalk Marina is only a boardwalk away from Georgetown's Historic District, great food, shopping, etc. A safe harbor from bad weather and located in calm

    As Claiborne would have said, news of good food is always welcome! So we thank Bob and Susan Crenshaw for these good words for a new Georgetown restaurant, especially as this lovely port is recovering from a devastating fire in 2013 that destroyed a number of waterfront cafes. Harborwalk Marina, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, is the northwesternmost marina on the downtown Georgetown/Sampit River waterfront.

    Cruising News
    Great new restaurant in Georgetown DiAngelo’s
    We just had a wonderful dining experience at DiAngelo’s on 929 Front street in Georgetown. We had opportunity to meet the owner, Pat DiAngelo and his wife Debbie. Also the chef, Tony came out and introduced himself. A.J. was our server.
    Wonderful home made Italian food that was fantastic. Chef Tony prepared us a sample of his yet unnamed dumpling gnocchi dish that was fantastic.
    Then to top off the nite he brought us some samples of Zeppoli, an Italian doughnut that melted in your mouth. These are wonderful people who need to be supported to make their business successful. The owner, Pat, was very gracious and appreciative of his customers. We cannot recommend a better dining experience than one we had.
    The kicker is that Chris, Dockmaster at Harbourwalk recommend we try them out. You will not be disappointed.
    Bob & Susan Crenshaw
    Carolina Girl

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s South Carolina Marina Directory Listing For Harborwalk Marina

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  • Shallow Water Reported at McClellanville Problem Stretch, AICW Statute Mile 432


    This Problem Stretch is perennially the source of shallow water reports and over the years we have received numerous complaints of skinny depths in this narrow Waterway channel, from south of the intersection with Jeremy Creek and McClellanville to Statute Mile 435. As always, SSECN recommends mid to high tide passage if you draw 5ft or more! Our thanks to Captain Bob Crenshaw for this onsite report.

    Cruising News
    Extremely low water at SM 430 between 430 and SM 432 at Jeremy Creek
    We were coming north in our 42 trawler with 4 foot draft and encounter extreme low water with ranges from 4 to 6 feet. This occurred between SM 430 and 432 at Jeremy Creek near McClellanville. We had to monitor depth finder and pull back to idle speed as we mover thru the low water.
    This occurred at two hours before low tide. It was extremely nerve racking trying to find the deep water. When we arrived at our destination at Georgetown we were told,that two boats that had planned to stay at Georgetown had called in and said they had gotten aground in this area and had to wait for tide to come back.
    We are unable to provide safe path in this area except monitor depth finder and try to search out low water.
    Carolina Girl
    42 Trawler
    Captain Bob Crenshaw

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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.
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    Aboard the trawler “Whatever”

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  • Hilton Head Island Wine and Food Festival, March 7-12, AICW Statute Mile 565


    Harbour Town Yacht Basin, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, is home to the Wine and Food Festival in Sea Pines Resort just off the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway on Calibogue Sound.

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    Celebrating our 31st anniversary this year, the Hilton Head Island Wine & Food Festival launched three decades ago as part of an island wide promotion to bring visitors and stimulate the island’s tourism industry in the early spring shoulder season. Hilton Head Island was mostly known then as a summer beach and golf destination. A group of devoted wine enthusiasts along with some great island culinary talents started the tradition of the annual Wine & Food Festival serving as the herald of spring. It was a coming out party of sorts, for residents and visitors alike who wanted to shake off winter. And with the help of many hands, the festival grew. From its origin as a one-day three-hour tasting (in a parking lot), the festival has now blossomed into a full week of events surrounding the iconic Harbour Town Yacht Basin at The Sea Pines Resort. On this year’s festival itinerary, you’ll find exceptional wine dinners, educational seminars, a movie screening, the Sip and Stroll, a one of a kind tasting from Banfi, plus the traditional Grand Tasting and well-loved Public Tasting. Our signature event, the original Public Tasting, is one of the largest outdoor tented public wine tasting on the East Coast!

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  • 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

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  • Bucksport Marina / 2016 Drag Boat Races, AICW Statute Mile 377


    Bucksport Marina, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS NET SPONSOR!, lies south of Waterway marker #36, along the western shores of the beautiful Waccamaw River. Bucksport is hosting four drag boat races this summer in June, July, August and September, as well as a reduced dockage rate for SSECN readers.

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    “PARTNERS IN THE COMMUNITY”

    We are proud to announce this year we have some exciting events that we are sponsoring. As the economy has improved, we have positioned ourselves to grow as well! With the support of our local communities and surrounding areas we are fortunate that we have survived two major floods and we are ready to move forward in this New Year!
    “FAMILY ORIENTED EVENTS”
    Scheduled this year are (4) Drag Boat Races. One each in June (3rd, 4th & 5th), July (8th, 9th & 10th), August (12th, 13th & 14th) and Sept. (9th, 10th & 11th). This is a major under taking and takes lots of planning and many resources.
    “WE NEED YOUR HELP”
    We are soliciting for volunteers to work the admission gate & parking attendants for two hours slots, this will give you a free ticket each day of the event (Sat & Sun)
    We are Soliciting Tiered Sponsorships to off-set the many costs that are incurred to run events such as these. We are planning Sponsorships at different cost to fit different budgets because businesses have varying degrees of needs. Banners, free admission tickets, announcements over loud speakers, your logo on our flyers, advertising spots in the media and our Social networks and email lists will be used.
    “COME STAY DURING THE EVENT”
    We offer RV Sites-very limited spaces (full hook-ups, Electric only and Parking only with out any hook-ups) These sites are priced competitively and all come with (2) free admission tickets both days of the event. We offer tent camping without hookups as well and these also come with the free admission tickets for (2) people. These all come with access to our laundry facilities, showers and bathrooms which are heated and air conditioned and have just recently been upgraded.
    We offer Boating Slips-very limited spaces available ( some with electric but most without )
    “ENJOY THE DINING TRULY WATERFRONT”
    Food & Drink stations strategically located for your convenience and pleasure. Tiki Bar Waterside to indulge while enjoying the activities open from 11 am to 2 am. Choice of inside or outside dining with Air Conditioning or the Great Outdoors!!
    “GAMES AND ACTIVITIES”
    Enjoy free Putt Putt on the front deck waterside before, during and after the races. Free Corn Hole as well!! We have two pool tables / coin operated one outside bar area and one inside with A/C.
    “MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT”
    As always we will be offering live music and entertainment throughout the weekends!
    “PONTOON & JET SKI RENTALS”
    As always we are now offering Rentals before and after the Event.

    “COME GRAB YOUR SLICE OF THE RIVER LIFE & COME GET YOUR BUCKSPORT ON” !!
    PS – LIMITED RV, CAMPING AND BOAT SLIPS ARE AVAILABLE, CALL NOW TO RESERVE YOUR ACCOMMODATIONS BEFORE IT IS TO LATE @ 843-397-5566
    ADVERTISERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO CONTACT US SOON TO SECURE YOUR SPONSORSHIP BEFORE ALL SLOTS ARE FILLED!!
    PLEASE FEEL FREE TO FORWARD THIS EMAIL TO ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY ON YOUR CONTACT LIST AND COPY AND PASTE ON YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA PAGES!!!

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  • Carolina January to May Boat Shows!

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

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    Carolina Spring Boat Shows!

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

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

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    CLICK HERE FOR A LISTING OF CAROLINA BOAT SHOWS

  • 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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