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  • Cooper River Marina Closed 9/9 through 9/12, Cooper River, north of Charleston Harbor


    Cooper River Marina lies west of Cooper River’s flashing buoy #48 and off the northern point of charted Shipyard Creek’s eastern entrance. They have no transient dockage and they hope to open on Wednesday the 13th, depending, of course, on conditions.

    Click Here To View the South Carolina Cruisers’ Net Marina Directory Listing For Cooper River Marina

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

  • Downtown Marina Closed, 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

    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.

    Downtown Marina of Beaufort is closed until after Irma passes.

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

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

  • LNM: Gale Force Winds Expected in Charleston Harbor by Sunday

    Port condition Whiskey means that gale force winds are expected with in 72 hours.


    News Release
    Sept. 7, 2017
    U.S. Coast Guard 7th District PA Detachment Jacksonville
    Contact: Coast Guard PA Detachment Jacksonville
    Office: (904) 714-7606/7610
    After Hours: (305) 318-1864

    Coast Guard sets port condition Whiskey in Charleston

    CHARLESTON, S.C. — Effective 12 p.m. Thursday, the Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP) set port condition Whiskey for the Port of Charleston and all other terminals and facilities due to the expectation of sustained gale force winds generated by Hurricane Irma that may arrive within 72 hours. READ MORE!

    These ports and facilities are currently open to all commercial traffic and all transfer operations may continue while Whiskey remains in effect.

    Sustained winds between 39 and 54 mph are possible within 72 hours. Mariners are reminded there are no safe havens in these facilities, and ports are safest when the inventory of vessels is at a minimum. All ocean-going commercial vessels and ocean-going barges greater than 500 gross tons should make plans for departing the port.

    Vessels desiring to remain in port must immediately contact the respective COTP to receive permission and are required to submit a safe mooring plan in writing. Vessels bound for the Port of Charleston unable to depart 24 hours prior to threatening winds making landfall are advised to seek an alternate destination.

    Pleasure craft are advised to seek safe harbor. Drawbridges may not be operating if sustained winds reach 25 mph or when an evacuation is in progress. Port facilities are advised to review their heavy weather plans and take all necessary precautions to adequately prepare for the expected conditions. Mariners can view the latest port updates on the Coast Guard’s Homeport site.

    If and when port condition Yankee is set, meaning sustained gale force winds are expected within 24 hours, vessel movement shall be restricted, and all movements must be approved by the respective COTP.

    The Coast Guard is warning the public of these important safety messages:

    Stay off the water. The Coast Guard’s search and rescue capabilities degrade as storm conditions strengthen. This means help could be delayed. Boaters should heed weather watches, warnings and small craft advisories.
    Evacuate as necessary. If mandatory evacuations are set for an area, the public should evacuate without delay. Coast Guard personnel and other emergency responders may not be able to evacuate or rescue those in danger during the storm.
    Secure belongings. Owners of large boats are urged to move their vessels to inland marinas where they will be less vulnerable to breaking free of their moorings or to sustaining damage. Trailer-able boats should be pulled from the water and stored in a place that is not prone to flooding. Those who are leaving their boats in the water are reminded to update your Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) registration, and secure them safely to your vessel prior to a major storm. These devices often float free from vessels in marinas or at docks during hurricanes and signal a distress when there is none. Ensure life rings, lifejackets and small boats are secured. These items, if not properly secured, can break free and require valuable search and rescue resources be diverted to ensure people are not in distress.
    Stay clear of beaches.Wave heights and currents typically increase before a storm makes landfall. Even the best swimmers can fall victim to the strong waves and rip currents caused by hurricanes. Swimmers should stay clear of beaches until local lifeguards and law enforcement officials say the water is safe.
    Be prepared.Area residents should be prepared by developing a family plan, creating a disaster supply kit, having a place to go, securing their home and having a plan for pets. Information can be found at the National Hurricane Center’s webpage.
    Stay informed.The public should monitor the progress and strength of the storm through local television, radio and Internet. Boaters can monitor its progress on VHF radio channel 16. Information can also be obtained on small craft advisories and warnings on VHF radio channel 16.
    Information on how to prepare your boat or trailer for a hurricane can be found at the Coast Guard’s Storm Center webpage.

    For information on Hurricane Irma progress and hurricane preparedness, please visit the National Hurricane Center’s webpage.

    For media inquiries surrounding Coast Guard Sector Charleston and South Carolina Units, contact Lt. J.B. Zorn, Sector Charleston Public Information Officer, at James.B.Zorn@uscg.mil or (843) 296-5524

  • Record Surge, Major Storm Conditions for SC

    Record surge, ‘major’ storm conditions expected in South Carolina from Hurricane Irma
    Surf will start to pick up Thursday, winds and rain by Saturday night. Hurricane Irma is due to make landfall in or near South Carolina late Monday or early Tuesday.
    <strong>CLICK HERE FOR FULL REPORT!</strong>

    from Post and Courier, Charleston, SC

     
      BREAKING NEWS ALERT | HURRICANE IRMA

    Record surge, ‘major’ storm conditions expected in South Carolina from Hurricane Irma


    Surf will start to pick up Thursday, winds and rain by Saturday night. Hurricane Irma is due to make landfall in or near South Carolina late Monday or early Tuesday. …

     

  • October Events at the Sea Pines Resort, Harbour Town Yacht Basin, AICW Statute Mile 565


    Harbour Town at Hilton Head, with its familiar red-and-white-striped lighthouse, is a fine resort marina with an enormous number of amenities.

    Harbour Town Yacht Basin, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, is now almost completely open, offering fuel sales and more than half their transients slips open with water and electricity. With repairs almost completed, call ahead for space available.
    Of course, activities at the Sea Pines Resort are still ongoing as you will see from the number of new programs and events in the calendar below. Hilton Head Island is absolutely marvelous any time of year and the Gregg Russell concerts are priceless!

     

    The Sea Pines Resort
    Events & Activities

    October 1-31

    seapines.com/events

    CLICK HERE FOR SEPTEMBER EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES!

    Hounds on the Harbour

    Saturday, October 7; 10am-1pm

    Join us in Harbour Town for fun with your hound, featuring a Pup-Cake Walk and Agility Course. There will also be numerous providers of dog-related services including grooming, boarding, training, vets and retail products. Most importantly, the Hilton Head Humane Association will have dogs available for adoption. For additional information, please contact The Sea Pines Resort’s recreation department at (843) 842-1979.

    Sea Pines Yard Sale

    Saturday, October 21; 9am-1pm

    Join us at the annual Sea Pines Yard Sale, which benefits the Sea Pines Forest Preserve Foundation. Support a good cause and shop for great deals!

    The Yacht Club of Hilton Head Island Regatta Weekend 2017

    The Harbour Town Cup – Saturday, October 14; 12pm start

    The Calibogue Cup Regatta – Sunday, October 15; 10am start

    The two races, held in Calibogue Sound just off Harbour town, are the headline sailing events of the Yacht Club of Hilton Head Island and have been annual events since the early 1970s. Spectators are welcomed and volunteers will be in Harbour Town to explain the races. Come enjoy a great day viewing the races as well as shopping and dining. For additional information about the regatta or to register, please contact (843) 301-1621.

    Halloween Wagon Ride

    Saturday, October 28; 10 & 11:30am

    Show off your Halloween costume in the Sea Pines Forest Preserve and hunt for clues to lead you to the pumpkin patch. Reservations are required and can be made by contacting The Sea Pines Resort’s recreation department at (843) 842-1979. $16/adults, $13/children (ages 12 & younger).

    Halloween on the Harbour

    Sunday, October 29; 3:30-5pm

    Celebrate Halloween at The Sea Pines Resort with crafts, activities, cookies and trick-or-treating around Harbour Town. Participants of all ages are welcome to attend and are invited to come in costume. For additional information, please contact The Sea Pines Resort’s recreation department at (843) 842-1979. Complimentary

    Forest Preserve Wagon Journey

    Tuesdays; 3:30-4:30pm

    Sit back, relax and experience the animals and plant life of the Sea Pines Forest Preserve. Reservations required; contact (843) 842-1979. $16/adult, $13/child (ages 12 & younger)

    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, Integrity and Payback 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

  • Free Towing Memberships, City Boatyard, Wando River, Charleston, SC


    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.

    The Charleston City Boatyard, a subsidiary of Charleston City Marina, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, is found on the northern reaches of the Wando River north of red marker #40.

    CLICK HERE FOR FULL INFORMATION!

     
    The City Boatyard

    Contact Directions Rates Pictures Mobile Services Boatyard Services Home City Boatyard Facebook Home Contact Directions Pictures Rates Mobile Services Boatyard Services Home Boatyard Services Home Contact Directions Rates Pictures Mobile Services Facebook
     

    FREE UNLIMITED TOWING FOR A YEAR – September TowBoatU.S. Offer

    TowBoatU.S.

    Hurricane Season is here. Beat the rush to dry land, check items off your fall maintenance list, and get free towing! City Boatyard customers receive a one-year membership or renewal to TowBoatU.S. with the purchase of a haul-out, pressure wash and two coats of bottom paint. Labor and materials must be supplied by The City Boatyard.

    Contact Bonnie DePew at (843) 884-3000 or bdepew@thecityboatyard.com to schedule service. Our ABYC Certified Paint Techs will take care of the rest.

    *Service must be completed by September 30, 2017 to be eligible. Space is limited. Offer is based on availability and subject to change.

    Bottom Paint

     
    The City Boatyard

     

    The City Boatyard, 130 Wando Creek Lane, Charleston, SC 29492

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

    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

  • Bob and Ann Sherer Report on the Dawho River, AICW Statute Mile 497


    For several years Cruisers’ Net has had reports of shallow water encountered near the eastern end of the Waterway’s passage through South Carolina’s Dawho River between the North and South Edisto Rivers. Our thanks to authors Bob and Ann Sherer for sharing their observations on the erroneous magenta line in this section. The Sherers have just released the 2017 edition of their ICW Cruising Guide, see http://cruisersnet.net/166170.

    Hi Larry,
    I wrote an article about a 5.5 MLW route through the shallows of the east entrance into the Dawho River, a notoriously shallow area of the ICW south of Charleston. READ MORE!

    It’s also where the magenta line can lead you astray as far as finding the deepest water. The article might be of interest to your readers so I’ve included a link if you think that’s the best way of presenting the information.

    Here’s the link to the article:
    http://fleetwing.blogspot.com/2017/08/dawho-river-beware-magenta-line.html

    Thanks, Bob Sherer
    aka Bob423

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Dawho River

  • LNM: Destroyed AICW Light 15, Statute Mile 556, north of Hilton Head Island, SC, 8/9/2017


    This destroyed Waterway light is on the east side of the channel north of Hilton Head and Calibogue Sound.

    SOUTH CAROLINA – AICW – BEAUFORT RIVER TO ST SIMONS SOUND – SKULL CREEK: Hazard to Navigation
    Skull creek Light 15 (LLNR 35680) is destroyed. The wreckage is marked with a TRLB displaying Fl Q G characteristics. Mariners are advised to exercise caution while transiting the area. Chart 11507 LNM 32/17

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To A “Navigation Alert” Position at Mile 556

  • September Events at the Sea Pines Resort, Harbour Town Yacht Basin, AICW Statute Mile 565


    Harbour Town at Hilton Head, with its familiar red-and-white-striped lighthouse, is a fine resort marina with an enormous number of amenities.

    Harbour Town Yacht Basin, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, is now almost completely open, offering fuel sales and more than half their transients slips open with water and electricity. With repairs almost completed, call ahead for space available.
    Of course, activities at the Sea Pines Resort are still ongoing as you will see from the number of new programs and events in the calendar below. Hilton Head Island is absolutely marvelous any time of year and the Gregg Russell concerts are priceless!

    The Sea Pines Resort
    Events & Activities

    September 1-30

    seapines.com/events

    CLICK HERE FOR SEPTEMBER EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES!

    Gregg Russell Concerts

    Through September 3, 8-9:30pm

    Over the years, Gregg has become a Sea Pines Classic. You can find him underneath the Liberty Oak entertaining adults and children alike. His concerts are not to be missed. Complimentary.


    Hilton Head XC Open 5K

    Saturday, September 2; 8am

    This race winds through the Sea Pines Forest Preserve on hard packed dirt trails, shaded under old live oak trees, around beautiful lakes, and over age old wetlands.  Visit www.gotrievents.com to register. 

    Stan Smith Super Series

    Friday, September 16 – Sunday, September 18

    Please join Stan Smith, The Sea Pines Resort’s touring professional for the last 44 years, past champion of Wimbledon and the U.S. Open, a member of seven winning Davis Cup teams 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. With a maximum student to pro ratio of 4:1 you are guaranteed lots of personal attention. To reserve your space for this special event, please call the Sea Pines Racquet Club at (843) 363-4495. $305/adults only.

    Beach Sweep

    Saturday, September 16; 9am-12pm

    Take part in the largest one-day volunteer cleanup event of its kind in South Carolina as a volunteer with The Sea Pines Resort’s team. Conducted annually since 1988, the sweep takes place in conjunction with the International Coastal Cleanup, coordinated by the Ocean Conservancy. Volunteers welcome; please contact The Sea Pines Resort’s recreation department at (843) 842-1979.

    13th Annual Yacht Hop

    Sunday, September 17; 5:30-pm

    Step aboard stunning yachts, docked in The Sea Pines Resort’s Harbour Town Yacht Basin, and enjoy the wine and mouthwatering hors d’oeuvres freshly prepared by some of the area’s premiere chefs! This fundraising event also includes entertainment by The Headliners, as well as silent and live auctions. The evening closes with dessert and a champagne toast. All proceeds benefit patient care programs at Hospice Care of the Lowcountry. For additional information, or to purchase tickets, please call (843) 706-2296 or visit hospicecarelc.org.

    Harbour Town Fall Fest

    Sunday, September 24; 11am-6pm

    Enjoy the splendor of Harbour Town with a Harbour Town shops sidewalk sale offering great deals; local favorite Deas-Guyz in concert featuring a mix of Motown, R&B, pop, rock, reggae and dance beats; nautical activities featuring a variety of watersports, tours and boat rides; dining on the harbour all day; and children’s activities. The Carolina Dreamers Car Club will have a selection of classic cars on hand, along with an opportunity to enter a drawing to win two (2) tickets to the Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance, November 4 & 5. 

    Forest Preserve Wagon Journey

    Tuesdays; 3:30-4:30pm

    Sit back, relax and experience the animals and plant life of the Sea Pines Forest Preserve. Reservations required; contact (843) 842-1979. $16/adult, $13/child (ages 12 & younger)

    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, Integrity and Payback 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.

    Liz Smith
    Marketing Assistant

    Phone 843.842.1935

    lsmith@seapines.com 

    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

  • Good News from Harbour Town Yacht Basin, AICW Statute Mile 565


    Harbour Town at Hilton Head, with its familiar red-and-white-striped lighthouse, is a fine resort marina with an enormous number of amenities.

    Our thanks to Harbourmaster Nancy Cappelmann for keeping us all updated on post-Matthew conditions at one of everyone’s favorite Waterway stops. And, of course, Harbour Town Yacht Basin on Hilton Head’s Sea Pines Resort is A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR!

    We are excited to announce that Harbour Town Yacht Basin has restored electrical service to approximately 50% of the slips.  WiFi will not be available until the electrical installation is complete, however all of the amenities of The Sea Pines Resort are in fabulous condition and available to our visiting boaters.

    Thank you for all your assistance as we have worked our way through the rebuilding process.  I will continue to keep you updated on our progress.

    And thank you for the nice letters and stickers.  We have proudly displayed them on our front door!

     

      Nancy Cappelmann
    Harbourmaster, Harbour Town Yacht Basin
    149 Lighthouse Road
    Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
    Office 843.363.8335
    Fax 843.671.0433
    NCappelmann@seapines.com 

    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

  • Report from Problem Stretch south of McClellanville, AICW Statute Miles 430-433


    The waterway passing McClellanville all the way to the Ben Sawyer Bridge has been shoaling for years. And, as Phillip Mullins advises, SSECN still recommends mid to high tide for passage through this section.

    Good water up to Jeremy Creek, then you have to wait at least 1 hr. after low tide. Stayed on magenta line all the way to red day mark 42. I draw 5 ft and came through 2 spots that were 4.8 ft but was able to plow through. Rest of the time had 6.0 ft or better. If you are not comfortable with this, I suggest you wait until 2 hrs after low tide.

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s “AICW Problem Stretches” Listing For McClellanville

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To The Northern Portion of This AICW Problem Stretch

  • Praise for Myrtle Beach Yacht Club, AICW Statute Mile 346


    Myrtle Beach Yacht Club is unmatched for its Lowcountry charm and gracious hospitality.

    Myrtle Beach Yacht Club on Coquina Harbor has been a great stopping place and a friend to cruisers for years. Naturally, they are A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR! The entrance to Coquina Harbor lies on the north side of the Waterway opposite Marker #13. Our thanks to Charles Ridley for this report.

    7-5-17. Left Harbor Village at 6:15am. Beautiful day all day. Changed plans when realize get into Southport way too early and changed to MBYC at mm346. Fueled up– 80 gal/stb. And 62.2 in port -total 141.6. With Boat US dockage was $34!!! (my boat is 34″) $5 for electricity- 30 amp. Gene was as competent as cute helping us dock and take on fuel. Have a pass to get in the club’s grill- taco and tequila sunrises on very special! Shower secure, clean and even the soap dispensers had soap. Wifi strong on A-10. Easy to take dog out. No current and maybe a foot tide fall. Docks in great shape. We are here for only 1 night but may be a very good place for several days since so much going on around here. We will be back – most definitely.
    Charles Ridley

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s South Carolina Marina Directory Listing For Myrtle Beach Yacht Club

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Myrtle Beach Yacht Club

  • LNM: District 7 Fireworks Safety Zones

    These Week 26 listing of District 7 safety zones established for fireworks displays are all in South Carolina, but there are sure to be multiple displays all along the Waterway and throughout the Keys. As always, a sharp lookout and great caution must be observed if you are planning to observe the fireworks by boat, especially after the “party” has ended.

    D7 SUMMARY OF MARINE EVENTS READ MORE!

    SOUTH CAROLINA-MURRELLS INLET: Temporary Safety Zone 4TH of JULY
    A temporary safety zone has been established for all waters within a 500 yard
    radius around Veterans Pier, where fireworks will be launched, located in
    Murrells Inlet, SC at approximate position 33°33’23”N, 79°01’48”W. This
    safety zone will be enforced from 9:15 p.m. until 10 p.m. on July 4, 2017.
    No one shall enter transit through, anchor in or remain within the regulated
    areas unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port or his
    designated representative.
    All persons requesting to transit through the regulated area must contact the
    Coast Guard via VHF-FM channel 16 or by telephone at: (843) 740-7050. For any
    concerns, contact Sector Charleston Waterways Management Office at: (843) 740-
    3180. Chart: 11534, Ref: LNM 26/17
    SOUTH CAROLINA-NORTH MYRTLE BEACH: Temporary Safety Zone 4TH of JULY
    A temporary safety zone has been established for all waters within a 500 yard
    radius around Cherry Grove Pier, where fireworks will be launched, located on
    the Atlantic Ocean at approximate position 33°49’38”N, 78°37’54”W. This
    safety zone will be enforced from 9:15 p.m. until
    10 p.m. on July 4, 2017.
    No one shall enter transit through, anchor in or remain within the regulated
    areas unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port or his
    designated representative.
    All persons requesting to transit through the regulated area must contact the
    Coast Guard via VHF-FM channel 16 or by telephone at: (843) 740-7050. For any
    concerns, contact Sector Charleston Waterways Management Office at: (843) 740-
    3180. Chart 11534, Ref: LNM 26/17
    SOUTH CAROLINA-MOUNT PLEASANT: Temporary Safety Zone 4TH of JULY
    A temporary safety zone has been established for all waters within a 500 yard
    radius around the barge from which fireworks will be launched, located on the
    Cooper River at approximate position 32°47’01”N, 79°53’8”W. This safety zone
    will be enforced from 8:45 p.m. until 9:45 p.m. on July 4, 2017.
    No one shall enter transit through, anchor in or remain within the regulated
    areas unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port or his
    designated representative.
    All persons requesting to transit through the regulated area must contact the
    Coast Guard via VHF-FM channel 16 or by telephone at: (843) 740-7050. For any
    concerns, contact Sector Charleston Waterways Management Office at: (843) 740-
    3180. Chart: 11524, Ref: LNM 26/17
    SOUTH CAROLINA-NORTH CHARLESTON: Temporary Safety Zone 4TH of JULY
    A temporary safety zone has been established for all waters within a 500 yard
    radius around the barges from which the fireworks will be launched, located on
    the Cooper River, at River Front Park in approximate position 32°51’57”N,
    79°57’35”W. This safety zone will be enforced from 8:45 p.m. until 10:15 p.m.
    on July 4, 2017.
    No one shall enter transit through, anchor in or remain within the regulated
    areas unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port or his
    designated representative.
    All persons requesting to transit through the regulated area must contact the
    Coast Guard via VHF-FM channel 16 or by telephone at: (843) 740-7050. For any
    concerns, contact Sector Charleston Waterways Management Office at: (843) 740-
    3180. Chart: 11524, Ref: LNM 26/17
  • Elske Visits Windmill Harbour Marina, Part II, Sunset, AICW Statute Mile 558


    Windmill Harbour Marina, Hilton Head SC

    Windmill Harbour Marina, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, is located on Skull Creek, on the shores of Hilton Head Island. Our thanks to David and Jacquelyn for sharing these beautiful sunset photos from their delightful blog.

    CLICK HERE for The Voyage of Elske on America’s Great Loop

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

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

  • Upcoming Events in Georgetown, SC, AICW Statute Mile 403


    Georgetown, South Carolina
    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

    Georgetown, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, offers free music concerts on the first and third Fridays throughout the summer. Georgetown is also home to Harborwalk Marina, another SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, on the Sampit River, only a boardwalk away from Georgetown’s Francis Marion Park concerts, Historic District, great food and shopping.

    CLICK HERE FOR MUSIC IN THE PARK SCHEDULE

    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

  • Pierside Boatworks is Now Charleston Boatyard, Cooper River, Charleston, SC off the AICW


    Pierside Boatworks is now Charleston Boatyard Marina!

    Pierside Boatworks has sold and is now operating as Charleston Boatyard Marina, LLC. New owners and boat enthusiasts Andy Oberdier and Peter Ulber are ready to transform it into Charleston’s modern and easy to use Boatyard. We are excited to keep you up to date on all the latest developments and plans.
    If you are interested in contacting us for service, questions, or just to say hi, please contact us!
    Call us at the same number: 843-554-7775
    Email us for service: service@charlestonboatyard.com
    VIsit us on the web: www.charlestonboatyard.com
    We will be revamping our website and Facebook page shortly. Also look for promotions and discounts arriving soon.
    Paige Haines
    READ MORE

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

  • Elske Visits Windmill Harbour Marina, AICW Statute Mile 558

    Windmill Harbour Marina, Hilton Head SC

    Be sure to see FOCUS ON Windmill Harbour Marina, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, which is located on Skull Creek, on the shores of Hilton Head Island. Our thanks to David and Jacquelyn for sharing their delightful blog.

    After successfully navigating the challenging Fields Cut, we enjoyed immensely our first day on South Carolina rivers.
    Elske is now berthed at Windmill Harbour, Hilton Head, South Carolina. She will reside here for the month of June.
    Windmill Harbour is a lock-controlled harbour which means it is about as safe a boat could be. There are no tides or current. Barnacles don’t grow in this harbour. Elske is very happy here.
    We are looking forward to exploring Hilton Head Island during our sojourn here.
    David and Jacquelyn

    CLICK HERE for The Voyage of Elske on America’s Great Loop

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

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

  • Boat Fire, Harborage at Ashley Marina, Ashley River, Charleston, SC, 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. Initial findings indicate that this fire was related to fueling.

    CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) –
    Authorities are working to figure out what caused a boat to explode and catch fire at the Harborage at Ashley Marina Monday morning.

    CLICK HERE FOR REPORT AND VIDEO from live5 news.com

    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

  • South Carolina Natural Resources Blog: Back to Basics . .

    Good thoughts on safe boating from SCDNR.

    Back to Basics . . .
    by David Lucas

    Boating Safety should be the business of everyone that plans to spend time on the water.

    You might guess that someone who’s spent as many years as I have working for the S.C Department of Natural Resources would be an expert boater, but you’d be wrong. Growing up, my family didn’t own a boat, and when we’d got the chance to go out fishing or riding on the lake, it was generally with someone else — friends or extended family. Later in life, even though boating held some interest for me, there was always something else that was more of a priority to spend the time and money on. So, boating experiences were fairly few and far between, and almost always involved someone else at the controls. That’s actually the case for many adults who take up boating later in life, and for those folks in particular, a solid grounding in the basics of safe boating is key to enjoying their new hobby. READ MORE

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