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SSECN Alert Archives Index

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 01-01-2011

Below, you will find listed in chronological order, an index of archived SSECN Alerts, from most recent to earliest.
PLEASE understand that, particularly in regards to the older Alerts, some of the data contained therein may now be out of date, and some of the links to articles may not work, as the linked articles may have been removed as dated material.
Nevertheless, we think the cruising community will find the archived version of our various SSECN Alerts to be very useful, and only wish the service we use for Alerts (Constant Contact, http://constantcontact.com) had offered this feature earlier.

SSECN Alert 03/28/14

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 03-28-2014

I. Salty Southeast Cruisers’ Net To Aid NOAA in Relocation of the “Magenta Line”
II. Report from New Pass Inlet, between Longboat and Lido Keys, Sarasota, FL, near Statute Mile 75
III. Hazard: Nine Mile Point Light Destroyed, St. Johns River, North of Palatka, FL
IV. Claiborne to Hold Three Seminars at the Oriental, NC Boat Show, 4/12/14 and 4/13/14
V.Good Words for Madeira Beach Marina (Western Florida ICW, Statute Mile 122.5)
VI. WELCOME Edwards Yacht Sales
VII. Elizabeth City, NC’s Mariners Wharf City Docks Adds New Bathroom and Shower Building (St. M. 50.5, Dismal Swamp Canal Alternate Route)
VIII. “Cruising North” Seminar and SSECN Demonstration Taking Place at MTOA Spring Rendevzous – Fernandina Beach, FL 4/16/14 and 4/17/14
IX. Ponce Inlet Shoal WARNING, near AICW Statute Miles 843 and 839
X. Atlantic Yacht Basin Announces Spring, 2014 Special Offers (Statute Mile 12)
XI. Update on Dredging at AICW/Bakers Haulover Intersection Problem Stretch, Statute Mile 1080
XII. Two Upcoming SSCAU Webinars – South Carolina on 4/3/14 and “How To Get the Most From the Salty Southeast Cruisers’ Net Web Site” On 4/8/14
XIII. Successful Passage through Little Mud River AICW Problem Stretch, Statute Mile 655
XIV. Dismal Swamp Canal Now Open
XV. “On the Water ChartGuides” Goes Non-Profit
XVI. Publishers Chuck Baier and Susan Landry Announce the Release of “The Great Book Of Anchorages, Chesapeake Bay Edition,” Including The Potomac River

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SSECN Alert 03/11/14

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 03-12-2014

I. A Quick Word About “ICE”
II. Salty Southeast Cruisers’ Net Launches Our New “Boat Broker Partner” Section
III. Please Join Claiborne For DETAILED Webinars on Cruising the North Carolina and South Carolina Coastlines
IV. You Never Know What You’re Going to See While Cruising the Okeechobee Waterway
V. Another Florida Tax on Cruisers ???
VI. Free Pumpout Boat in Ashley River Anchorages, Charleston, SC
VII. Update on Dismal Swamp Canal Closure at Welcome Center Due to Malfunction of State Park Bridge , Statute Mile 28
VIII. Good Words for St. Petersburg Municipal Marina, Tampa Bay
IX. A Month-Long Stay at Sombrero Marina, Boot Key Harbor, Marathon, FL
X. Underwater Rock Still There Near Naples City Dock
XI. Praise for LaBelle, FL and LaBelle City Dock, Okeechobee Waterway Statute Mile 103
XII. Longer FEC RR Bridge Closures in Store for South Florida?
XIII. Peck Lake Anchorage Off-Limits Until the End of May, 2014, AICW Statute Mile 992
XIV. Newspaper Story about Claiborne’s Consultation With “Team Punta Gorda”
XV. Two Good Florida Keys Articles
XVI. Praise for Sunbury Crab Company Restaurant and Marina, Medway River off AICW Statute Mile 620
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SSECN Alert 02/21/14

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 02-21-2014

I. Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway Crisis – A MAJOR Salty Southeast Cruisers’ Net Editorial
II. THANKS to Everyone Who Participated in My Just Completed Western Florida Speaking/Research Tour of 2/9/14 to 2/16/14
III. Detailed Description of Boca Grande Marina Entrance Channel, Western Florida ICW, Statute Mile 28.5)
IV. Good Report from North Lake Worth Anchorage, AICW Statute Mile 1014.2
V. The Cruising Community Has Lost a True Gentlemen: Jack Dozier, Former Owner of “Waterway Guide,” Dies of Cancer
VI. Biodiesel Available at Burdines Waterfront Marina, Boot Key Harbor, Marthon, FL
VII. Bridge Construction to Begin, AICW Statute Mile 372, Socastee, SC
VIII. Vertical Clearance Reduced at I-95 Bridges over New River, South Fort Lauderdale, FL, off the AICW
IX. Punta Gorda Pumpout Boat an Obvious Success, Charlotte Harbor, Western Florida Coastline
X. Discussion of Depths on the Florida Keys Inside Route
XI. 4th Annual Washington Marine Market is Coming to Washington, NC, April 26, 2014
XII. REALLY GOOD NEWS – Three North Carolina AICW Problem Streches and One Developing Trouble Spot Will be Dredged By April, 2014
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SSECN Alert 01/31/14

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 02-01-2014

I. Northeastern Florida Marina Data Updated By Way of Personal Visits
II. The “Hinckley Experience” at Boca Grande Marina, 1/30/14 to 2/2/14 (Statute Mile 28.5, Western Florida ICW)
III. Severe Grounding and Shoaling at AICW/Mason Inlet Intersection, Statute Mile 280
IV. Reports from Little Shark River, South of Marco Island, SW Florida Coastline
V. Stock Island Marina Village Now Officially Open, Key West, FL
VI. Come One, Come All to Punta Gorda on Tuesday, February 11, 2014
VII. More on Alternate Route to Avoid Straying Near Marker #32 in St. Andrew Sound, AICW Statute Mile 690
VIII. Increased Shoaling and Local Advice on Big Sarasota Pass, Sarasota, FL
IX. High Praise for Spoon River Restaurant, Belhaven, NC, AICW Statute Mile 136
X. Proof of Pumpout to be Required in Key West, FL
XI. Good Food Is Where You Find It, Not Always Where You Expect It
XII. Nautical Rummage Sale, February 1, Orange Park, FL, Doctors Inlet, St. Johns River
XIII. Alternative to AICW/Ashepoo-Coosaw Cutoff Tested, off Statute Mile 517
XIV. Florida’s Continuing Image Problem Within the Cruising Community
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SSECN Alert 01/17/14

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 01-18-2014

I. Florida’s Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC) Enforcement Officers Continue to Aggravate and Endanger Cruisers
II. Praise for City’s Loaner Bike Program, Punta Gorda, FL, Charlotte Harbor
III. Bogue Inlet/AICW Intersection Problem Stretch to be Dredged, Statute Mile 227
IV. Take Action to Reduce the Ethanol Requirement
V. Hawk Channel Plagued with Crab Pots between Rodriguez Key and Marathon, FL
VI. Web Cams Up and Running in Flagler County, FL, AICW Between St. Augustine and Daytona Beach
VII. Cruising Western Florida’s Big Bend Region
VIII. NOAA Announces The Magenta Line will Stay, and (Hopefully) Be Improved
IX. Blu Mangrove Grill, Now Open at Riviera Dunes Marina (Manatee River, off southeastern Tampa Bay)
X. Dismal Swamp Canal Welcome Center Needs Your Assistance!
XI. Shem Creek Dredging near AICW Intersection, Lower Charleston (SC) Harbor, Statute Mile 463
XII. Expect Longer Delays at Las Olas Boulevard Bridge, AICW Statute Mile 1064
XIII. Specials and Events Around the Marina- Regatta Pointe Marina, Manatee River – Palmetto, FL
XIV. “The Professor” Sets Sail For Another Island
XV. Upper Waccamaw River Cartographical Aids
XVI. Southport Marina Wins “Marina of the Year” Award from “Marina Dock Age” Magazine (Statute Mile 309)
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SSECN Alert 12/27/13

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 12-29-2013

I. A Final 2013 Message to the Cruising Community
II. Traveling to Jacksonville – St. Augustine, January 19-24, 2014
III. IMPORTANT – FWC (Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission) Proposes An Extension of the Pilot Mooring Field Program
IV. AICW Passage Across St. Andrew Sound Continues to Be a Much Discussed Topic on the SSECN
V. Late Fall, 2013 Report on St. Augustine Inlet Conditions
VI. Shoaling Reported South of Tom Adams Bridge, Lemon Bay, Western Florida ICW Statute Mile 43.5
VII. Upper Waccamaw Navigation Aids to be Removed, off the AICW to Conway, SC
VIII. Incredibly Generous Offer From SSECN Sponsor Key Lime Sailing Club to Support Mooring Field Challange in Federal Court
IX. Good Words for Ft. Myers Beach Mooring Field, Western Florida Coastline, south of the Western Florida ICW’s “Miserable Mile”
X. Water Can Be Costly At Melbourne Harbor Marine (Statute Mile 919)
XI. St. Petersburg Municipal Marina Recommended (Tampa Bay)
XII. January, 2013 Masonboro Inlet Dredging Project May Disrupt Anchoring on Popular Banks Channel (Statute Mile 285, Wrightsville Beach, NC)

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SSECN Alert 12/19/13

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 12-19-2013

I. Happy Holidays and a Quick Word
II. Results of 12/18/13 Meeting At Boot Key Harbor Marina Between FWC Representatives, Marathon Local Government Leaders, and the Cruising Coummunity
III. Florida Pilot Mooring Fields Program Being Challenged in US Federal Court
IV. St. Johns River Now Populated with “I”nfo Icons
V. A GOOD Idea – Why Not Let ARGUS Define the “New” Magenta Line
VI. Navigational Conditions on Stump Pass Inlet As of December, 2013, Western Florida ICW Statue Mile 39.5
VII. Christmas In Old St. Augustine
VIII. A Frank Discussion of the Pros and Cons of Florida’s New Mooring Fields
IX. “The Cone of iPhone Shame”
X. Hearty Endorsement of Carolina Yacht Care (Southport, NC – Statute Mile 309)
XI. “Best” Margarita in St. Augustine
XII. Possible Reduction of Vertical Clearance at Topsail Island Bridge, 12/15/13 to 12/22/13, AICW Statute Mile 252.3
XIV. Watch for Crab Pot Buoys South of St. Augustine, AICW Statute Mile 778

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SSECN Alert 12/13/13

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 12-13-2013

I. IMPORTANT – Enlightening Study About the Economic Benefits of the AICW
II. Potential Problems With Florida Fish and Wildlife Service Patrols (FWC) in Marathon, Florida’s Boot Key Harbor
III. SSECN ARGUS Chart View Layer UPDATED As of December 12, 2013 With a TON Of New Data
IV. Holiday Boat Parades and Fireworks Displays, 2013 Holiday Season
V. Depths of As Little as 4.5 Feet (MLW) Found on the AICW/Jekyll Creek Problem Stretch (St. M. 683) – Captains Mark and Diana Report
VI. Moored Vessels in Seaplane Basin to be Evicted, Hillsborough Bay/Tampa Bay
VII. Missing Marker at AICW/St. Augustine Inlet, Statute Mile 776
VIII. A Frank Discussion of the Pros and Cons of Florida’s New Mooring Fields
IX. Missing Daybeacon Entering Okeechobee Waterway/St. Lucie River, Stuart, FL, off AICW Statute Mile 987.5
X. Report on Punta Blanco Inner Anchorage, Western Florida ICW Statute Mile 23
XI. Initial Dredging Work at Oregon Inlet and Bonner Bridge Completed, Pamlico Sound, Outer Banks, NC
XII. Good Words for Twin Dolphin Marina, off Tampa Bay on the Manatee River
XIII. Dredging Progressing Well in St. Lucie Inlet, near AICW Statute Mile 987
XIV. Oriental, NC Merchant Requests Aid From the Cruising Community, AICW Statute Mile 181
XV. More on Peck Lake Anchorage, AICW Statute Mile 992

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SSECN Alert 11/29/13

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 11-30-2013

I. Happy Day After Thanksgiving to the Cruising Community
II. AICW/Umbrella Cut Aid to Navigation Destroyed, Alternate Route to Circumvent St. Andrew Sound, Georgia, November 29, 2013
III. Fort Pierce City Marina Has Fuel! AICW Statute Mile 966.5
IV. Photos From St. Marys, Georgia 2013 Thanksgiving Cruisers’ Feast
V. CAUTION: Missing Aid to Navigation, Western Florida ICW Statute Mile 49
VI. Adult Beverage Store on Ladys Island, Beaufort, SC, Recommended – AICW Statute Mile 536.5
VII. Update: Pumpout Boat is Operational, Punta Gorda, Charlotte Harbor, Western Florida Coastline
VIII. Report from Fort George River Anchorage, AICW Statute Mile 735
IX. Two Articles Concering My Old Summer Homeplace of Southport, NC (Statute Mile 309)
X. Report from Cox Lake Anchorage on the Upper Waccamaw River, off the AICW
XI. Dining Secret in St. Augustine, FL, AICW Statute Mile 778
XII. The “Worst” AICW Problem Stretch – Little Mud River, Georgia (Statute Mile 655)
XIII. Dismal Swamp Canal AICW Alternate Route Versus the North Carolina – Virginia Cut Route Primary AICW Passage
XIV. The Latest From Hell Gate AICW Problem Stretch (Statute Mile 602)
XV. St. Augustine, FL Christmas, 2013 Events (Statute Mile 778)
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SSECN Alert 11/15/13

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 11-16-2013

I. Western Florida Speaking Tour Announced for the Week of February 10-15, 2014
II. Great Bridge, VA Lock REMAINS CLOSED and Awaiting Repairs, Updated 11/15/13 (AICW Statute Mile 11.5)
III. Very Different Views of Conditions at Beaufort (NC) Municipal Docks (Statute Mile 201)
IV. Multiple Communities and Marinas Offer Thanksgiving Celebrations for Cruisers
V. Floating Hazard in Waccamaw River, south of AICW Statute Mile 375.
VI. Bennett Brothers Yachts Announces 27′th Anniversary Celebration and Oyster Roast, 11/23/13 (off the AICW on upper Cape Fear River, Wilmington, NC)
VII. CAUTION: AICW Marker #181 “Destroyed, Statute Mile 964.5
VIII. Good Visits and Excellent Advice on Delegal Creek Marina, AICW Statute Mile 601
IX. Report on Boca Grande Swing Bridge, Western Florida ICW Statute Mile 34.5
X. Captains Chuck and Susan Report on Georgetown, SC, AICW Statute Mile 403
XI. An Excellent Review of Conway, SC on the Upper Waccamaw River, off the AICW
XII. ALL Cruisers MUST See This Video
XIII. New Name, New Owners and a New Attitude at Dockside Tropical Cafe’ (formerly Dockside Bar & Grill and Dockside Lounge), Boot Key Harbor, Marathon
XIV. High Praise for Staniel Cay Yacht Club, Bahamas/Exhumas
XV. Important Navigational Notice Concerning Little River Inlet Channel, SC (Statute Mile 342)
XVI. Washington, NC and Bath, NC – Two Ports of Call off the North Carolina AICW, Well Worthy of ALL Cruisers’ Attention
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SSECN Alert 11/01/13

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 11-01-2013

I. A Word to the Cruising Community
II. Captains Chuck Baier and Susan Landry Report on AICW/Browns Inlet AICW Problem Stretch (Statute Mile 237)
III. Old Skidaway Narrows Bridge Now Permanetly Set in the “Up” Postion – Soon To Be Dismantled, AICW Statute Mile 592.8
IV. Claiborne Young Receives Skipper Bob Award, 2013
V. Captains Chuck And Susan Report on Conditions at Beaufort, NC Municipal Docks (Statute Mile 201) And On the Approach To Beaufort Via the Russell Slue – Gallant Channel Route
VI. Good Pumpout News from Newfound Harbor, near Big Pine Key, off Hawk Channel Between Marathon and Key West
VII. US Army Corps of Enginners Announces More Restrictive Operating Times at Moore Haven Lock, Okeechobee Statute Mile 78
VIII. Report from One and Only Anchorage, Jacksonville Beach, AICW Statute Mile 744
IX. GREAT Fall Specials For Cruisers At Atlantic Yacht Basin (Statute Mile 12)
X. Bridge Pointe Marina Grand Opening!, off the AICW, On the Trent/Neuse River, New Bern, NC
XI. Another Report from Little Shark River Anchorage, South of Marco Island, SW Florida Coastline
XII. GREAT Marine Products
XIII.Oriental, NC Is Still a WELCOMING Port of Call For the Cruising Community (Statute Mile 181)
XIV. Report of Shoaling on Southern Foot of Sunshine Skyway Channel, at the Mouth of Tampa Bay (near Western Florida ICW St. M. 98)
XV. Report on Westbound – Route 2 Rim Route, Okeechobee Waterway
XVI. Carolina Yacht Care – Southport, NC (Statute Mile 309)
XVII. The Case For Cruising Upstream on Savannah River to Savannah, GA
XVIII. Edenton, NC – A Welcoming and Historic Port of Call, Captains Chuck and Susan Report (off the AICW on Western Albemarle Sound)
XIX. Newest ACOE Survey of AICW Problem Stretch north of Ben Sawyer Bridge, Statute Mile 460
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SSECN Alert 10/04/13

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 10-04-2013

I. Make Georgetown, South Carolina A Port of Call During the Fall, 2013 Cruising Season
II. Bridges and Locks Will Operate During Federal Government Shutdown
III. Dinghy Dockage Controversy on Marco Island’s Smokehouse Bay Remains Unresolved – Background and Outlook (Southwestern Florida Coastline)
IV. Severe Shoaling at Entrance to Jeremy Creek, McClellanville, SC, AICW Statute Mile 430
V. Good News and Many Improvements at Fort Pierce City Marina (Statute Mile 966.5)
VI. Dredging Nearing Completion at Jekyll Harbor Marina, AICW Statute Mile 684.5
VII. Sunken Sailing Vessel Southeast of Key West, near Hawk Channel Statute Mile 1235
VIII. Zimmerman Marine – Southport Marina Open House Slated For 10/26/13 from 2:00 to 5:00 pm (Statute Mile 309)
IX. Update: Pumpout Relief on its Way at Punta Gorda, Charlotte Harbor, Western Florida
X. Belhaven, NC Changes Town Docks Policies (Statute Mile 135.5)
XI. The Infamous “Magenta Line” – Going, going . . .
XII. Depths Survey As of 9/03/13 of the AICW/Carolina Beach Inlet Intersection Problem Stretch (Statute Mile 293.5)
XIII. Good Words for Upper Keys Sailing Club, Florida Keys Inside Route, Statute Mile 1143
XIV. More Information on “Hampton Snowbird Rendezvous” (10/18/13 to 10/20/13)
XV. Elizabeth II Sails into Edenton NC to Celebrate Edenton’s 300th Anniversary – off the AICW on Western Albemarle Sound

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SSECN Alert 9/20/13

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 09-20-2013

LATE BREAKING – Fees TRIPLE !! and North Carolina Registration REQUIRED For Federally Documented Vessels after 90 Days
I. Punta Gorda Boater’s Alliance Offers “Boater’s Alert Card”
II. VERY IMPORTANT – Florida Fish and Wildlife Service (FWC) Asks The Cruising Community’s Opinion of the Pilot Mooring Field Program
III. Bad News and Good News About AICW/Shallotte Inlet Intersection Problem Stretch (Statute Mile 330)
IV. Belhaven Town Dock Policies Verified (Statute Mile 135.5)
V. Charleston City Marina Has A New Flier
VI. Two Fall All Cruisers Rendezous Slated For Hampton, Virginia and New Bern, North Carolina
VII. Missing Aid to Navigation Marking Apollo Beach Channel, Tampa Bay
VIII. Good Words for Melbourne Harbor Marina, and A WONDERFUL Nearby Restaurant (Statute Mile 919)
IX. Beaufort, SC Shrimp Festival Slated for October 4 and 5, 2013
X. A “Derelict” Responds, And TownDock.net Answers, Oriental Harbor, AICW Statute Mile 181
XI. A Case Made For Cruising the Georgia Portion of the AICW
XII. Downtown Marina of Beaufort (SC) Recertified As “Clean Marina” (Statute Mile 536.
XIV. GREAT Idea – Do You Have An Old/Unused Boat in Your Backyard?
XV. Depth Survery For ” AICW Channel South of McClellanville, SC to Awendaw Creek” Problem Stretch (Statute Mile 430 to 435)
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SSECN Alert 9/09/13

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 09-09-2013

I. A BIG Thanks and a Request to the Cruising Community
II. Big News in the Bahamas/Exumas – Sampson Cay Closes, But Salty Southeast Cruisers’ Net Sponsor, Staniel Cay Yacht Club READY to Provide All Services Once Offered by Sampson
III. Excellent Advice and Video, UPDATED as of 9/6/13, for Successful Passage of the AICW/Jekyll Creek Problem Stretch (Statute Mile 683)
IV. Don’t Dare Miss The Current “Photo of the Week”
V. Shallow Depths Confirmed on “AICW North of Ben Sawyer Bridge to Isle of Palms Bridge” Problem Stretch (Statute Mile 460)
VI. Ocean Side Marina on Stock Island (just north of Key West) Being Sold – Improvments Coming Soon
VII. Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge Traveling Exhibit Opening in Historic Edenton, North Carolina, 9/6/13 to 10/19/13 – off the AICW on Western Albemarle Sound
VIII. “The Great Book of Anchorages, The Bahamas,”…Slated For Release This Month
IX. Hazard: Missing Aid to Navigation, DeSoto Pt, Manatee River, off Tampa Bay
X. AICW Passage Through Flagler County, Florida Will Soon be Live on the Web (between St. Augustine and Daytona Beach)
XI. Bennett Brothers Yacht Extends “Sizzling Summer Special!” Through September 15, 2013
XII. New, AICW No-Wake Zone Protects Barefoot Marina and Barefoot Marina Landing Dock (Statute Mile 353.5)
XIV. Captains Diana and Mark Doyle Report on Shoaling at Southwestern Tip of Ashepoo – Coosaw Cutoff AICW Problem Stretch (Statute Mile 517)
XV. New Okeechobee Waterway Lock Hours Due to HIGH Water
XVI. South Carolina Marine Association’s 5th Annual Marine Marketplace Slated For October 19, 2013, St. Johns Yacht Harbor, AICW Statute Mile 472.5
XVII. Port City Marina Slated For Early 2014 Opening (Wilmington, NC, on the Cape Fear River)
XVIII. Reminder: Vertical Clearance Reduction at Wrightsville Beach Bridge, AICW Statute Mile 283.1
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SSECN Alert 8/23/13

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 08-23-2013

I. Continuing Problems on Northern Gulf ICW Between Panama City and Choctawhatchee Bay (near Statute Mile 265)
II. Worries About Lake Okeechobee Dikes Due to Torrential Rainfall
III. Legacy Harbour Marina (Fort Myers, FL) Continues Summer Boat Group Special
IV. Good News About St. Lucie Inlet (near AICW Statute Mile 986)
V. New Edition of Captains Diana and Mark Doyle’s “ICW CruiseGuide” Now Available at Pre-Publication Discount
VI. Update: Dredging Underway in AICW/Sawpit Creek, AICW Statute Mile 730-731
VII. Groundings in Jarvis Creek, AICW Statute 560, Calibogue Sound, Hilton Head, SC
VIII. Info Sought For Aids to Navigation on Channel From Beaufort Inlet To Taylor Creek, Beaufort, NC, near AICW Statute Mile 205
IX. Expect Delays at Las Olas Boulevard Bridge, AICW Statute Mile 1064, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
X. A GOOD Time For Florida Keys Cruising and a GOOD Dockage Deal at Hawks Cay Marina (off Hawk Channel East and North of Marathon)
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SSECN Alert 8/16/13

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 08-16-2013

I. Alternate Route Avoids Ashepoo-Coosaw Cutoff AICW Problem Stretch Shoaling
II. “I”nfo Icons Now on All Chart View Pages from the North Carolina – Virginia Border to the Savannah River
III. Okeechobee Waterway Pollution Woes
III. Salty Southeast Cruisers’ Net and the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway Association Take Action Concerning the Shoaling at Marker #177
IV. Two Coastal North Carolina Events Of Interest to the Cruising Community
V. Zimmerman Marine Joins Southport Marina, Southport, NC, AICW Statute Mile 309.5
VII. Damaged Channel Light, Western Florida ICW, Statute Mile 56.6, Venice FL
VIII. Tender Woes at Little River Swing Bridge, AICW Statute Mile 347
IX. Potential Good News for Cruisers Anchoring in Smokehouse Bay, Marco Island, Western Florida Coastline, South of Naples
X. Southwest Florida Yachts Moves Base of Operations to Tarpon Point Marina (mouth of the Caloosahatchee River)
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SSECN Alert 8/02/13

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 08-02-2013

I. Foreword
II. VERY IMPORTANT – Extreme AICW Shoaling at Northeastern Entrance to Ashepoo Coosaw Cutoff (Statute Mile 516)
III. Salty Southeast Cruisers’ Net and the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway Association Take Action Concerning the Shoaling at Marker #177
IV. CAUTION: Possible AICW Underwater Obstruction, Statute Mile 239
V. Zimmerman Marine Joins Southport Marina, Southport, NC, AICW Statute Mile 309.5
VI. New Cumberland Island, Georgia Anchorage (near Statute Mile 711.5)
VII. Additional Mooring Fields Being Studied for the Keys
VIII. Northern Gulf ICW Partially Reopens Between Panama City/West Bay and Choctawhatchee Bay (near Statute Mile 265)
IX. ARGUS Chart View Layer UPDATED As of July, 2013 With a TON Of New Data
X. Two SSECN Articles, Authored by Captains Susan Landry and Chuck Baier, Detail Elizabeth City, NC, and the AICW Dismal Swamp Canal Alternate Route
XI. Pumpout Relief on its Way at Punta Gorda, Charlotte Harbor, Gulf Coast
XII. Question re St. Petersburg Beach Anchorage, Gulf ICW, Statute Mile 116
XIV. More on Anchoring Issues in Oriental Harbor, AICW Statute Mile 181

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SSECN Alert 7/19/13

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 07-22-2013

I. WELCOME Dredging and Marina Rebuilding Project Begins at Boca Grande Marina (near Western Florida ICW Statute Mile 28.5)
II. Excellent Advise for Successful Passage of the AICW/Jekyll Creek Problem Stretch (Statute Mile 683)
III. Government Cut Inlet Getting WORSE (near Northern Gulf ICW Statute Mile 355)
IV. Derelict/Sunken Vessels A Real Problem on the Palatka Waterfront, St. Johns River
V. Manteo, NC – A Great Port of Call (off Roanoke Sound), Captains Susan and Chuck Report
VI. News from Riviera Dunes Marina (Manatee River off Tampa Bay)
VII. Jekyll Harbor Marina Dredging Project Begins in Late July, 2013 (Statute Mile 684.5)
VIII. Dredging Underway in AICW/Sawpit Creek, AICW Statute Mile 730-731
IX. LaBelle Public Docks Closure, LaBelle, FL, Okeechobee Waterway Statute Mile 103
X. Aids to Navigation Battery Theft, St. Johns River
XI. More on Grounding in Northern Fields Cut / Wright River AICW Intersection Problem Stretch,Statute Mile 574
XII. Several Recent SSECN Articles Address the Often Difficult AICW Passage Across St. Andrew Sound (Statute Mile 690)
XIII. More on Continued Shoaling at AICW/Bakers Haulover Intersection Problem Stretch, Statute Mile 1080
XIV. SSECN Chart View Pages Now Populated With Our New “I”nfo Icons from the NC – VA Border to Georgetown, South Carolina
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SSECN Alert 7/08/13

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 07-10-2013

I. LOTS Of News and Many, Many Thanks to the Cruising Community
II. Northern Gulf ICW CLOSED Between Panama City/West Bay and Choctawhatchee Bay (near Statute Mile 265)
III. The Oriental, NC Derelict/Live Aboard Controversy, Statute Mile 181 – Article and Editorial
IV. Another Report of AICW Shoaling On Sawpit Creek (Statute Mile 730-731)
V. Our IMPROVED Statute Mile/Lat-Lon Chart View Search Widget Is READY!
VI. Sunken Vessel in New Pass Channel, Sarasota, FL, near Western Florida ICW Statute Mile 74.5
VII. SSECN and AIWA Join Forces To Encourage US Army Corps of Engineers to Dredge Two North Carolina AICW Problem Stretches
VIII. The Good and the Less Than Good About Jekyll Harbor Marina (Statute Mile 684.5)
IX. You Know It’s a Good Cruising Day When . . .
X. The Changing Face of Belhaven, NC – GOOD NEWS for the Cruising Community (Statute Mile 135.5)
XI. Fascinating “Antique Shop” Within Walking Distance of Titusville Harbor, AICW Statute Mile 879
XII. Hazard: Aid to Navigation Destroyed in Indian Key Pass, Western Florida – Ten Thousand Islands Region
XIII. AICW Shoaling Reported South of Fernandina Beach (Statute Mile 719.5)
XIV. BEWARE Mariner’s Disease – Mycobacterium Marinum
XV. GOOD NEWS for North Carolina Cruisers and The AICW
XVI. Question re Anchoring Restrictions in Big Bayou Anchorage, Western Shore of Tampa Bay
XVII. Have You Ever Wondered . . .
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