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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!

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    Light Blue Background Denotes Postings Concerned with “AICW Problem Stretches”
  • 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

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

  • 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

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To A “Navigation Alert” Position at Mile 542

  • 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.

    Happy New Year!
    “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!!!

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

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

  • 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
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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

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

  • Snap Shot Report: Dataw Island Marina, AICW Statute Mile 521.5


    Dataw Island Marina, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, is a wonderful, intimate facility just a short distance south off the Waterway via Parrot Creek, then Morgan River, west of marker #6, along the southern banks of the Morgan River. A great stopover!

    Welcome to Dataw Island Marina.

    Dataw Marina is a public facility on a private, gated island. We offer competitive fuel prices and a full service boat yard. Our 50 ton travel lift makes for a happy insurance company and can be a real bonus in your wallet. If you plan to leave your boat for long term, we offer secure wet slips and dry yard storage and we can even polish your bottom while you are here. Live aboards are welcome and the Dataw Island Club offers great packages to offer you access to the amazing facilities & amenities this island has to offer. Some of these amenities include, 2 world class golf courses, croquet courts, 8 Har-Tru tennis courts, an indoor & outdoor swimming pools, a community/fitness center and very fine dining in the Club House. The friendly marina staff’s webbed feet are evidence of their local knowledge about boating and the surrounding area. Docking for transients is a breeze on our large, outside face dock. Our restrooms are always clean and available, and bicycles are provided for a ride around beautiful historic Dataw Island. Dinner on site at Sweetgrass Restaurant is always a treat and the Outpost is open for lunch. Dataw Island is so much more than a marina. It’s a resort community that you can enjoy at marina prices. It’s the perfect home for your vessel. We invite you to come see it for yourself. Transient boaters are welcome for the night, week, or month, etc. We’re sure you’re going to like it here. Contact us at (843)838-8410, or by email at rbootle@creekstonecompanies.com (Office Manager) or cmcdaniel@creekstonecompanies.com (Harbormaster).

    Rett Bootle
    Office Manager
    Dataw Marina
    (843)838-8410

    Click Here For The Cruisers’ Net’s South Carolina Marina Directory Listing For Dataw Island Marina

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

  • Good News! Isle of Palms Problem Stretch Dredging to Begin, AICW Statute Mile 459


    This long awaited and much needed Waterway dredging is finally here. However, this is a narrow strip of water and care most be taken while working your way through the dredge equipment. Until the dredging is complete, mid to high tide is still recommended.This Problem Stretch will not go away, but the dredging will temporarily halt some of the almost constant shoaling.

    SOUTH CAROLINA – AICW – WINYAH BAY TO CHARLESTON HARBOR- SULLIVANS ISLAND – BREACH INLET AND JEREMY CREEK: Dredge Operations
    Southwind Construction Corp will commence dredge operations on or about 23 November, 2015 with Dredge WILKO and Tenders PROUD MARY and DANNY JOE near Sullivan’s Island at the AIWW Waterway at the intersection of Breach Inlet and Jeremy Creek. Operations will run 7-days per week/24-hours per day until approximately 16 February, 2016. The vessels will monitor VHF channels 13, 16 and working channel 78. Floating rubber and submerged polyethylene pipeline associated with dredging operation will traverse primarily south to north along the westernmost shoreline of the AICW to Upland Disposal Areas 1006S W/C and 1056S W/C near Breach Inlet Crossing in Sullivan’s Island, and along the same routing sequence to Upland Disposal Area 562N W/C at Jeremy Creek in McClellanville. Established crossings will be visibly lighted and marked with floating buoys. Mariners are urged to use extreme caution in the area, transit at their slowest safe speed to minimize wake, and proceed with caution after passing arrangements have been made with dredge plant. Further information contact Darrell Stewart (812)-867- 7220. Chart 11518 LNM 46/15

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s “AICW Problem Stretches” Listing For the AICW North of Ben Sawyer Bridge to Isle of Palms Bridge

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

  • 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.
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    Click Here To View the South Carolina Cruisers’ Net Marina Directory Listing For Hilton Head Harbor

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Hilton Head Harbor

  • Dredging Promised at Breach Inlet Problem Stretch, AICW Statute Mile 459


    This article by Prentiss Findlay in Charleston’s Post and Courier is a second follow up to his earlier piece on much needed dredging in the Problem Stretch at Isle of Palms area of the Waterway, http://cruisersnet.net/?p=150352. As before, SSECN recommends SLOW passage at mid to high tide.

    Inland Waterway at Breach Inlet to get long-awaited dredging
    Prentiss Findlay
    Prentiss Findlay Email Facebook @prentissfindlay
    Nov 13 2015 12:26 pm Nov 13 4:50 pm
    The Intracoastal Waterway at Breach Inlet will be dredged to improve navigation.
    Dredging of the dangerously shallow Intracoastal Waterway at Breach Inlet between Sullivan’s Island and Isle of Palms begins this week, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said.
    “It’s long overdue,” said Charleston County Councilman Dickie Schweers.
    The county contributed $500,000 to the nearly $3 million effort which includes work in McClellanville to dredge a waterway channel for fishing trawlers.
    Some $2.4 million in federal funds has been authorized for both projects.
    “This project is a prime example of how collaboration between federal and non-federal partners for dredging can lead to increased waterway maintenance,” said Brad Pickel, executive director of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway Association.
    The waterway at Breach Inlet is almost dry at low tide because of shoaling, a condition in which sand builds up and blocks the channel. The authorized channel depth is 12 feet and the width is 90 feet.
    Waterway dredging at the inlet will last about a week, said Glenn Jeffries, Corps spokeswoman.
    Mile-long Jeremy Creek in McClellanville, which is part of the waterway, will be dredged starting in mid-January, Jeffries said.
    “This schedule is tentative. Weather and machinery have a lot to do with a dredging schedule. But we will start in Breach Inlet for sure,” she said.
    The last substantial funding the Army Corps received for waterway dredging was in 2009 through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
    Waterway conditions at Breach Inlet at low tide have been blamed for boating injuries. “There’s just been a huge safety issue out there,” said IOP City Administrator Linda Tucker.

    A Mount Pleasant woman was seriously injured in a 2013 boating accident blamed on the shallow waterway. She was traveling in a 44-foot trawler drawing 3 feet 10 inches of water that hit bottom. The impact caused her to fall. Doctors determined she had a fractured vertebrae, a concussion and a broken rib. She spent two nights in the hospital, officials said.
    IOP Marina and Charleston City Marina lose customers because recreational vessels often go offshore to avoid the waterway here, said IOP Mayor Dick Cronin.
    “They just basically have bypassed our marina and the city marina to a large extent,” he said.
    Sen. Lindsey Graham’s office was instrumental in getting funds for the dredging, Cronin said.
    “We had appealed to everybody and their brother,” he said.
    In McClellanville, Jeremy Creek is the route to two seafood processing plants. But it has become a muddy mess that idles trawlers for long stretches of the day, said Mayor Rutledge Leland.
    “It’s getting worse and worse. Every time you see a boat moving anywhere from half-tide on down there’s mud boiling up behind it,” he said.
    After dredging, the creek will be eight feet deep at low tide, he said.
    “That should help for a couple or three years anyway. It will start silting immediately. We’ll have to start arguing and lobbying and begging almost as soon as they get through but that’s the way it works to get ourselves into the next budget,” he said.
    The creek was created from mud flats as part of the original waterway project, he said.
    Some states, such as Florida and North Carolina, have dedicated funding for waterway maintenance. The Florida Inland Navigation District collects about $20 million annually to pay for waterway maintenance in 12 counties. North Carolina funds waterway maintenance through boater registration fees and the gas tax.

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s “AICW Problem Stretches” Listing For the AICW North of Ben Sawyer Bridge to Isle of Palms Bridge

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

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  • Herl Report: Ladys Island Marina, Beaufort, SC, AICW Statute Mile 536.5


    Ladys Island Marina - Beaufort, SCLadys Island Marina, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, continues making improvements in the marina portion of this property under the direction of owner, Kelly Ryan, as confirmed by the positive comments SSECN has received. Ladys Island Marina is located on Factory Creek just east of Ladys Island Bridge.

    Ladys Island Marina
    Arrived to a rousing welcome of “welcome home”. As you recall we were here last spring for a month. What a wonderful place. All needs are close and everyone here is very friendly. Shopping area for projects and lots of eateries very close. Love this place.
    Phil and Sandy Herl

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

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

  • Good Advice for Problem Stretch North of Ben Sawyer Bridge, AICW Statute Mile 460


    Southport MarinaThis good advice was forwarded to us by Hank Pomeranz at Carolina Yacht Care of Southport Marina, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR! Skipper Wehmer has been communicating with Hank about Problem Stretches he had encountered. Funding for dredging the Problem Stretch north of Ben Sawyer Bridge has been approved but has not yet begun. See http://cruisersnet.net/?p=149544. SSECN continues to recommend mid to high tide passage for this stretch.

    Hank,
    From connector bridge to Ben Sawyer:
    Favoring the red side found more water as suggested. At G117A and B a sailboat in front of us drawing 6.5’ went aground staying to the far red side. They had approx. 1.5’ of tide. They radioed us and suggested to stay 40’ off of those buoys, which we did and had about 8’ MLW.
    For the balance of the passage, the notes you provided were good. If you draw 6 feet or over, we recommend waiting until there is at least 3’ of tide before making the trip, however, other than grounding next to 117A, the boat in front of us made it through with 1.5-2’ of tide.
    We are going to try to go outside from here to Fernandina, but if we do not, I’ll send you what we find.
    Bill Wehmer
    S/V Island Bound

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s “AICW Problem Stretches” Listing For the AICW North of Ben Sawyer Bridge to Isle of Palms Bridge

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

  • Good Advice on Isle of Palms Problem Stretch, AICW Statute Mile 459


    Southport MarinaThis good advice was forwarded to us by Hank Pomeranz at Carolina Yacht Care of Southport Marina, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR! Skipper Wehmer has been communicating with Hank about Problem Stretches he had encountered. Funding for dredging between the IOP Connector and the Ben Sawyer Bridge has been approved and one can only hope that the Isle of Palms Problem Stretch will also be dredged. See http://cruisersnet.net/?p=149544. SSECN continues to recommend a high tide passage for this stretch.

    Hank,
    We transited from Isle of Palms to Charleston yesterday.
    The stretch between IOP marina and the IOP connector bridge: Stay in middle as suggested. We strayed right of center to see how depths were and it shallows very quickly from center. Lowest spot we saw was about 50 yards before the bridge at 3.4 MLW in the middle of the channel. Otherwise we saw 7-10’ MLW.

    We are going to try to go outside from here [Charleston] to Fernandina, but if we do not, I’ll send you what we find.
    Bill Wehmer
    S/V Island Bound

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s “AICW Problem Stretches” Listing For the AICW North of Ben Sawyer Bridge to Isle of Palms Bridge

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

  • 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

    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

  • Report on ICW Debris and Ladys Island Marina, Beaufort, SC, AICW Statute Mile 536.5


    Ladys Island Marina - Beaufort, SCThis report on the Waterway from Oriental, NC to Beaufort, SC comes from longtime Cruisers’ Net Special Correspondent, Captain Jane Tigar. Note especially her observation about reduced bridge clearances. Over the last several years, Ladys Island Marina, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, has been undergoing big improvements in the marina portion of this property under the direction of owner, Kelly Ryan, as confirmed by the positive comments SSECN has received. Ladys Island Marina is located on Factory Creek just east of Ladys Island Bridge.

    Hello Larry
    From Michael Tigar and Captain Jane, now on M/V Tara
    We went from Oriental to South Harbour Village and then from SHV to Ladies’ Island Marina (Beaufort, SC) in these past two weeks. We did not see any debris other than a large floating log in the Waccamaw — but those show up there at other times. The rivers are higher than normal, and boaters should indeed watch the effect of wakes on homes and docks. The higher than normal tides in Charleston and on South to the Coosaw meant that bridge clearances were less than optimal. The McKinley Bridge, MM 501.3, showed only 61.5 feet as we passed, and two large catamarans were waiting for the tide to go down. All in all, a good trip.
    Second item — Hertz in Beaufort SC will deliver a car to Ladies’ Island Marina if you give them notice and it is during their regular hours (before 5pm). “Yes Indeed Thai” restaurant on Boundary Street was a really good place to eat.
    Best
    Michael and Captain Jane

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

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

  • SLOW DOWN in the Flooded Areas of the Waterway!!


    As in an earlier posting from Beaufort, SC, where onshore properties are being damaged by passing wakes (http://cruisersnet.net/?p=153100), residents in the area of the Socastee Bridge are asking for No Wake! SLOW DOWN and help these folks recover!!

    Winston,
    FYI. The Coast Guard, SCDNR and local agencies are safe guarding the lower ICW near Socastee Bridge. Homes have flooded and wakes are getting into them from boaters. I couldn’t find anything online, but thought you might have heard something. I did find this in the Sun News of Myrtle Beach.

    http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/news/local/article38854806.html

    Chris Carroll, Operations Manager
    Harborwalk Marina
    Evening Post Industries
    P.O. Box 274
    525 Front Street
    Georgetown SC 29440
    843-546-4250
    www.harborwalkmarina.com
    ccarroll@harborwalkmarina.com

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

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  • Herl Report: Harborwalk Marina, 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

    Good news about so little debris in the Waterway. Let’s hope it stays that way. Harborwalk Marina, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR! is the northwesternmost marina on the downtown Georgetown/Sampit River waterfront.

    Harborwalk Marina
    Left Osprey and headed down the ICW, water was extremely high, up to 4 or 5 ft above normal high tide. Surprisingly we did not run into a lot of debris on way to Georgetown, just took it slow and watched for any objects on the water. No problems at all.
    Again Georgetown is a good place to stop. All the shops are within walking distance and all are interesting to visit, not to mention all the good food.
    The crew here at Harborwalk as always are great.
    Phil and Sandy Herl

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  • No Wake Zone at Downtown Marina, Beaufort, SC, AICW Statute Mile 536.5


    The Downtown Marina Of Beaufort, SC, 1006 Bay Street Beaufort, SC 29902 (843) 524-4422 or Marker #239 on ICW

    With the current weather conditions, this is almost adding insult to injury to Waterway cruisers. HOWEVER, high water wake damage can be severe, not only to docks, but to onshore buildings as well. So slow down in those populus docked areas along the Waterway. A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR!, Downtown Marina is located north of AICW marker #239, a short distance west of the Lady’s Island swing bridge, in the heart of downtown Beaufort.

    Beaufort, SC Writing No Wake Tickets
    Be careful passing Beaufort, SC downtown docks. The police have a patrol boat tied up hidden in the marina and they are issuing no wake tickets to boaters.
    Dave Bell

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  • Map of Flooded Waterway Areas South of Myrtle Beach, SC

    At Bucksport cruising visitors will discover all new docks, new power pedestals, a newly reopened on-site restaurant, clean – climate controlled showers and laundromat, as well as a warm welcome for the cruising communityOsprey MarinaParticular attention needs to be paid to the Waterway through the Waccamaw River south of the “Rockpile” in Myrtle Beach. Concerned cruisers should call one of SSECN’s two SPONSORS in that area, Bucksport Marina, 843-397-5566 or Osprey Marina, 843-215-5353 for the latest conditions which are changing constantly at this date.

    Horry County map shows projected river flooding locations in Conway, Myrtle Beach areas
    With the Waccamaw River expected to crest several feet above flood stage later this week, Horry County has published a map of areas along the Waccamaw River that could potentially flood.
    The map is based on river predictions made by the National Weather Service in Wilmington, N.C.
    Food stage for the river is 11 feet, but as of Monday the river already stood at 14.5 feet. It’s forecast to reach 16.1 feet on Thursday, and remain at 16 feet or higher through Friday.
    horrymap
    For a street by street perspective, you can view a high-resolution of the flood map on the Horry County Government website by clicking here.

    Dark blue areas on the map are estimated at 16 feet and the green areas are estimated at Hurricane Floyd (1999) record levels, which were 17.8 ft.

    Although the county map shows flooding mostly along the Waccamaw River, it also predicts flooding in the Socastee and Forestbrook communities along the Intracoastal Waterway between the Fantasy Harbour Bridge and the waterway’s junction with the Waccamaw River south of S.C. 544.

    Flooding is particularly likely on both sides of the Intracoastal waterway in Forestbrook area, as well as the Socastee swamp, a tributary of the waterway that divides the Forestbrook and Arrowhead communities.

    Horry County police, along with members of the National Guard, will set up 14 checkpoints along the Waccamaw River to provide security for those property owners and assist the community with any concerns or issues they may encounter, said Horry County spokeswoman Lisa Bourcier.

    Boat patrol units will be provided by the S.C. Department of Natural Resources to assist with security of those flooded properties, Bourcier said.

    Horry County Fire-Rescue will continue to have a presence in those flooded areas and will assist residents who chose to evacuate from their homes.

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