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SSECN Alert 9/21/12

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 09-21-2012

I. Important – Severe AICW Shoaling Reported at Browns Inlet Intersection Problem Stretch, Statute Mile 237
II. Sunken Vessel near Mandarin Holiday Marina, Off the St. Johns River
III. Cruising The Southwestern Florida Coastline With a 5-foot Draft
IV. Florida Keys “No Anchorage Buffer Zones” Identified
V. Carolina Beach Mooring Field Once Again Considered, Captains Mark and Diana Report (Statute Mile 295)
VI. From Boat/US: Boaters Overstaying Their Welcome Could Find Themselves in Hot Water with the Tax Man
VII. Good Visit to Bucksport Marina, AICW Statute Mile 377
VIII. Norfolk Southern #7 RR Bridge Closed to Navigation For Two Days in October, AICW Statute Mile 5.8
IX. Southport Marina Has Dredged (Statute Mile 309)
X. Reminder of Alternate Route(s) Around Georgia’s St. Andrew Sound, AICW Statute Miles 686 to 696
XI. Stiff Currents at San Pablo/Atlantic Boulevard Bridge, AICW Statute Mile 744.5
XII. No More Tax-Free Diesel for Transients at Tidewater Yacht Marina, AICW Statute Mile 0, Norfolk, VA
XIII. Captains Susan Landry and Chuck Baier Publish “The Great Book Of Anchorages”
XIV. What Constitutes “Secure” Overboard Discharge Valves in the Florida Keys

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SSECN Alert 9/14/12

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 09-20-2012

I. VERY IMPORTANT – New Florida Keys Anchoring Regulations Approved.
II. Marker Destroyed On Bunces Pass, Off Sunshine Skyway Channel, South of Boca Ciega Bay
III. Successful Low-Tide Passage of Little Mud River, AICW Problem Stretch, Statute Mile 655
IV. Captains Mark and Diana Doyle Provide Two More Excellent Articles
V. Jupiter Seasport Marina Temporarily Closing For Renovations in Late September, 2012 (Statute Mile 1005)
VI. Coast Guard Assists 3 from Sailboat On Pasquotanke River, South of Elizabeth City, NC
VII. Hazard to Navigation: Shell Key Light Destroyed, Florida Keys Inside Route – Steamboat Channel (Statute Mile 1161.3)
VIII. Caution: AICW Shoaling Reported Near Statute Mile 257.3
IX. Salty Southeast Cruisers’ Net Sponsor News
X. Good Repair Yard Discovered in Southern Georgia
XI. DELAYED! Safety Zone, Elizabeth River, Eastern and Southern Branches, September 5th to 9th, AICW Statute Miles Zero to 5.8
XII. Misssing Marker in Ashepoo-Coosaw Cut-Off, AICW Statute Mile 515

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SSECN Alert 8/31/12

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 08-31-2012

I. SSECN “South Carolina Marina Directory” Now Includes Photo Galleries
II. One Marina’s Preparation For Tropical Storm/Hurricane Isaac
III. “Rocky” Hazard Reported in Dania Cut-off Canal, south of Fort Lauderdale, FL and Port Everglades (Statute Mile 1068.5)
IV. Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission Exempts Popular Northern Keys Anchorage From New Regulations
V. Shoaling Reported South of AICW Marker #54 (Statute Mile 774, near St. Augustine, FL)
VI. Captain Jane Tigar Returns to the Salty Southeast Cruisers’ Net With a Review of a Super Oriental, NC Dining Attraction
VII. Sixth Edition of “The Intracoastal Waterway Chartbook” Released
VIII. Key Lime Sailing Club Survives Hurricane Isaac And Looks Forward to a GREAT Fall/Winter Cruising Season (Key Largo, FL)
IX. Beaufort, NC Town Commissioners Take NO Action on Proposed Anchoring Registration Requirements at 8/28/12 Meeting
X. Two Opposing Views Concerning The New Mooring Field in Carolina Beach, NC, AICW Statute Mile 295

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SSECN Alert 8/27/12

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 08-27-2012

I. Two In-Depth Anchorage Reports For North Carolina AICW Waters
II. Follow Up on Marker/Charting Confusion and Increased Shoaling on AICW’s Passage Through Georgia’s St. Andrew Sound (St. M. 690)
III. Proposed Beaufort, NC Anchorage Requirements (Statute Mile 201)
IV. Two Salty Southeast Cruisers’ Net Sponsors Provide GREAT Dockage Deals for the Fall/Winter 2012 Transient Season
V. AICW/Cumberland River Light Destroyed and Underwater Piling Could Be A Nav. Hazard (Statute Mile 695)
VI. Florida Keys Inside Route Discussion
VII. Good Words for Bucksport Marina (Statute Mile 377)
VIII. Dungeness Greyfield Channel Anchorage (Statute Mile 711.5)
IX. Security Zones and Bridge Changes Due to GOP Convention – Tampa, Florida and Nearby Waters

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SSECN Alert 8/17/12

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 08-17-2012

I. Lots and Lots of Cruising News
II. Marker/Charting Confusion and Increased Shoaling on AICW’s Passage Through Georgia’s St. Andrew Sound
III. Two Excellent Repair Recommendations for the Tampa Bay Region
IV. AICW Dredging Project at the Vilano Beach Bridge Begins 8/24/12
V. Shoaling in Teaches Hole Channel, Pamlico Sound/Ocracoke, NC
VI. Good Words for Mangrove Marina, FL Keys Inside Route, near Statute Mile 1150
VII. Captains Mark and Diana Doyle Supply A WEALTH of Quality Cruising Information
IX. Venice Water Cop Issues His Last Ticket
X. Two Western Florida Navigational Concerns
XI. Report from Sunset Cove Anchorage, Fl. Keys Inside Route, Buttonwood Sound – Key Largo
XII. Proposed Change of Carolina Coastal RR Bridge Opening Schedule Would Close AICW During Nighttime Hours For 12 Months, (Statute Mile 203.8, Near Morehead City, NC)
XIII. Salty Southeast Cruisers’ Net Presents a New McClellanville, South Carolina Photo Gallery
XIV. Great Ocrocoake, NC Dining Recommendations And Other News

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SSECN Alert 8/03/12

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 08-03-2012

I. Salty Southeast Cruisers’ Net and Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway Association Form Strategic Web Partnership
II. “On the Water ChartGuides” Publishes New Anchorage Guides for the AICW
III. Good Advice on How to Avoid AICW Shoaling at Statute Mile 570
IV. North Lake Worth Dinghy Landing Re-Opened, AICW Statute Mile 1014.2
V. Expect Delays at Alligator River Bridge, AICW Statute Mile 84.2
VI. Morehead City, NC Dining/Seafood Shopping Recommendations (Statute Mile 203-205)
VII. Praise for Legacy Harbour Marina, Fort Myers Waterfront, on the Okeechobee Waterway
IX. Advice on Anchor Choice for Thursday Cove Anchorage, Florida Keys, AICW Statute Mile 1132

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SSECN Alert 7/27/12

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 07-28-2012

I. The Best Breakfast on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway ???
II. GREAT Guest Nautical Photo Gallery Now Available on the SSECN From Captain Susan Leaf
III. Captains Mark and Diana Doyle Report on South Carolina’s Thoroughfare Creek Anchorage and the AICW/Bogue Inlet Problem Stretch
IV. Cedar Keys South Bar Channel Daybeacon Missing, Western Florida – Big Bend Region
V. Missing Georgia AICW Aid to Navigation South of Skidaway Narrows, Statute Mile 595
VI. Excellent Report on Nine Foot Slough Channel into Ocracoke, NC, Pamlico Sound
VI. Shoaling at Wiggins Pass, Western Florida Coastline, South of Caloohatchee River
VII. News from Downtown Beaufort Marina – Beaufort, South Carolina
IX. Report from Fort Lauderdale Official Anchorage/Mooring Field, AICW Statute Mile 1064
X. Shallow Depths Noted on “Yacht Channel” – Florida Keys to Cape Sable and Western Florida Coastline
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SSECN Alert 7/16/12

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 07-28-2012

I. South Carolina/AICW Shoaling Reported (Statute Mile 570) – INPUT NEEDED From the Cruising Communinity
II. Five-Day Closure of AICW/Elizabeth River Proposed, To Begin September 5-14, 2012 AICW Statute Mile 5.8
III. AICW/Browns Inlet Intersection Problem Stretch – Captains Mark and Diana Report (St. M. 237)
IV. GOOD NEWS – Okeechobee Waterway Reopens Early
V. ARGUS Confirms Shoaling on AICW Problem Stretch – AICW Channel South of McClellanville, SC
VI. “Pickin’ on the Pamlico” at Festival Park, Washington, NC, off the AICW on Pamlico River Slated 8/25/12
VII….A Visit to Three Rooker Bay Anchorage (Western Florida ICW, Statute Mile 147
VIII. New On-site Restaurant Now Open at Dolphin Cove Marina, Ashley River, Charleston, SC
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SSECN Alert 7/06/12

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 07-06-2012

I. Lots and Lots of Cruising News
II. Western Florida Cruising News
III. Eastern Florida Cruising News
IV. North Carolina Cruising News
V.Great Fuel Prices in Brunswick, GA
VI. Report from AICW/Little River Inlet/Calabash Creek Intersection near Statute Mile 342
VII. A Pleasant Night at Rodriguez Key Anchorage (Hawk Channel – Key Largo, Florida Keys)

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SSECN Alert 6/22/12

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 06-22-2012

I. Salty Southeast Cruisers’ Net Forms Strategic Partnership With On-The-Water Chartguides
II. Lots and Lots of North Carolina Cruising News
III. Potentially Hazardous Conditions at Gilmerton Hwy Bridge, AICW Statute Mile 5.8
IV. Panama City, Florida Plans Redevelopment of Its Downtown Marina
V. SSECN Presents Schedule of Cruiser Friendly July 4′th Fireworks Displays
VI. Update on AICW Markers in Shoal Area on Sawpit Creek, South of Nassau Sound, Statute Mile 731
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SSECN Alert 6/08/12

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 06-08-2012

I. Salty Southeast Cruisers’ Net Garners Welcome Recognition on Panbo.com
II. Okeechobee Waterway Closes 6/11/12 For At Least Two Months
III. SSECN Navigation Alerts and AICW Problem Stretches Postings Now Color Coded
IV. Jetty Light and Temporary Lighted Buoy Missing, Key West Northwest Channel, Key West, FL
V. Explosive Safety Exclusion Zone North of Glimerton Bridge, AICW Statute Miles 5 to 5.8
VI. Myrtle Beach Yacht Club Celebrates “National Marina Day” (6/9/12) With An Open House (St. M. 346)

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SSECN Alert 6/04/12

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 06-04-2012

I. ARGUS Chart Data Layer Updated
II. Bradenton Beach Anchorage (Western Florida ICW, St. M. 87)
III. New Vilano Public Dock Opened as of June 2, 2012, AICW Statute Mile 775.5
V. Missing AICW Daybeacon, Little River, SC, Statute Mile 342.3
V. AICW Dismal Swamp Canal Fallen Trees Reprise
VI. The Snow Birds Have Now Departed
VII. Two Western Florida Marinas Garner Praise
VIII. Two South Carolina Marinas Also Receive An Enthusiastic Thumbs Up
IX. Reduced Clearance on SR 312 Bridge, St. Augustine, AICW Statute Mile 780
X. Fort Myers Beach Dining Recommendations (Western Florida Coastline, south of the Caloosahatchee River)
XI. Beach House Marina Closing, Surf City, NC, AICW Statute Mile 260.5
XII. Dinghy Dockage Is Scarce on Silver Lake Harbor (Ocracoke Island, North Carolina Outer Banks)
XIII. ARGUS Seems to Confirm Shoaling Along AICW’s Eastern Flank in Creighton Narrows (Georgia AICW. St. M. 642)
XIV. Shifting Sands In St. Augustine Mooring Field, AICW Statute Mile 778

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SSECN Alert 5/25/12

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 05-25-2012

I. “Monster Sounds” on Big Tom Creek Anchorage Explained
II. Report on the Great Dismal Swamp Canal AICW Alternate Route
III. Wisteria Island (Christmas Tree Island) Anchorages (Key West)
IV. Beaufort SC to Install Mooring Field and Upgrade Downtown Marina Docks, AICW Statute Mile 536.5
V. Salty Southeast Cruisers’ Net Fuel Prices Updated 5/23/12
VI. Hazard: Sunken Vessel, AICW Statute Mile 828, Ormond Beach, FL
VII. May, 2012 Report from Hell Gate, AICW Problem Stretch, Statute Mile 602
VIII. Marathon Dining Recommendations (Florida Keys)
IX. Isabel S. Holmes Bridge Unable to Lift from June 1 to June 4, 2012, Cape Fear River – Southeastern North Carolina
X. Great Words For Renaissance Vinoy Resort Marina (Western Shores of Tampa Bay)
XI. Detailed Report on AICW/Ashepoo Coosaw Cutoff Problem Stretch (Statute Mile 515)

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SSECN Alert 5/18/12

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 05-18-2012

I. Recent ARGUS Sounding Data Indicates Shallow Water on Channel From Clearwater Pass to Clearwater Municipal Marina
II. Caution Required at New Bridge Construction south of Norfolk, VA, AICW Statute Mile 3
III. Swan Point Marina Reopens Under New Ownership/Management (North Carolina AICW, Statute Mile 247
IV. Darien, Georgia Looks to Attract Cruisers With 48-hour FREE Dockage
V. New Cruising Craft Friendly, Floating Dock at Leland Oil Company Marina, McClellanville, SC
VI. Free Waste Boat Pumpout at Tarpon Basin Anchorages Praised (FL Keys Inside Route, St. M. 1139.5)
VII. GREAT News – Restaurant Now Open Beside Marineland Marina (Statute Mile 796)
VIII. Sunset Beach Fixed Bridge Clearance Gauge Corrected, AICW Statute Mile 338
IX. BIG News in the Florida Anchoring Rights Struggle – St. Augustine’s Anchorage Regulations Challengd in Federal Court
X. Historic Roanoake River Lighthouse Now Perched Atop Its New Home in Edenton, NC Dockage Basin
XI. Matecumbe Bight Anchorage (FL Keys Inside Route, St. M. 1166)
XII. Bridge Pointe Marina (New Bern, NC on the Trent River) Closed For New Dock Installation
XIII. Submerged Tree in Alligator/Pungo Canal, AICW Statute Mile 119.9
XIV. Good Depths and Gasoline Found in Everglades City (south of Marco Island – Western Florida)

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SSECN/EarthNC/ARGUS Announcement

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 05-18-2012

I. Salty Southeast Cruisers Net, SURVICE Engineering and EarthNC Form Tri-Partnership to Bring Revolutionary Sounding Data to the Cruising Community!
II. How Does It Work
III. A Few Words of Caution
IV. NONE of This Would Have Been Possible Without the Support of Our Sponsors

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SSECN/MarinaLife Partnering Announcement

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 05-18-2012

I. Salty Southeast Cruisers’ Net Partners With Marinalife To Provide Online Dockage Reservations
II. How Does It Work
III. Once Again, Our Sponsors Deserve All Your Thanks
IV. There’s More Coming
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SSECN Special Transient Alert 4/11/12

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 05-18-2012

I. Salty Southeast Cruisers’ Net Special Spring, 2012 Transient Season Alert.
II. AICW Problem Stretch Directory
III. Navigational Alerts
IV. Fuel Price Directories
V. “Best-Buy Fuel Price Finder” Service
VI. Find the Best Fuel Prices In a Port of Call
VII. Find Sources for LPG (Propane) Tank Refills and Exchanges
VIII. Cruising News
IX. Marina Directories
X. Anchorage Directories
XI. PLEASE Support Our Sponsors
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SSECN Alert 3/23/12

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 03-26-2012

I. Salty Southeast Cruisers’ Net Alert Newsletter Honored With The “2011 Constant Contact All Star Award”
II. Good Navigational Advice About AICW/Bakers Haulover Intersection “Problem Stretch”
III. Good Jacksonville, FL Bridge News
IV. Another Report Of Shoaling at AICW/Browns Inlet Intersection (Statute Mile 237)
V. Come One, Come All to Eastern Florida Webinar Slated For Monday, March 26 at 8:00 pm (Eastern Time)
VI. GOOD NEWS – Closing of Moore Haven Lock/Okeechobee Waterway Delayed
VII. Absurd/Bizarre Proposed Florida Anchorage Regulations
VIII. Caution Required When Entering Lake Boca Raton Anchorage (AICW Statute Mile 1048)
IX. Question About Boca Grande Pass Swash Channel…(Western Florida Coastline)
X. Uncharted Marker/Shoaling On AICW/Stono River (South Carolina AICW, Statute Mile 480)
XI. Depth Controversy on Sister Creek, Alternate Entrance to Boot Key Harbor (Marathon, FL)
XII. Floating “Big Black Drums” Navigational Hazard in Hawk Channel, Offshore from Marathon
XIII. A Tall Ship Will Make Washington, NC Waterfront Docks Its New Homeport
XIV. GOOD NEWS – AICW Dismal Swamp Canal Route REOPENS
XV. Lots of Other North Carolina Cruising News
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SSECN Alert 2/22/12

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 02-27-2012

I. GOOD NEWS For Florida/Okeechobee Waterway Cruisers
II. An Unfortunate Storm May Be Brewing in Marathon’s (Florida Keys) Boot Key Harbor
III. GREAT “Photo of the Week” – Don’t Miss It!.
IV. Shallower Depths Reported Off Punta Gorda, FL Waterfront (Western Florida – Charlotte Harbor/Peace River)
V. Shad Fishing Nets Reported Along South Carolina AICW/Waccamaw River
VI. Security Concerns at Bahia Mar Marina (Fort Lauderdale, FL – Statute Mile 1064.5)
VII. Shallow Depths Reported on Indian Key Channel, Leading to Everglades City (Western Florida, 10,000 Islands Region)
VIII. Missing Marker And Potential Hazard to Navigation Reported in Georgia AICW/Buttermilk Sound
IX. 3rd Annual Martin County Nautical Flea Market & Seafood Festival, Stuart, FL
X. North Carolina’s Cape Fear Memorial Bridge Will Not Open During Spring, 2012
XI. Cruisers’ Anchored Off Punta Gorda Waterfront Can Beach Their Dinghies (Western Florida – Charlotte Harbor/Peace River
XII. Two “New” Tarpon Springs Marinas (Western Florida, near Anclote Key)
XIII. Good North Carolina Winter Marina News
XIV. Carolina Beach, NC Mooring Field Nears Completion (near Statute Mile 295)
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SSECN Alert, 1/27/12

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 02-01-2012

I. 2nd Annual Treasure Coast Oyster Festival, 3/10/2012 & 3/11/2012, Stuart, FL.
II. Anchored Sailcraft Located Near Western Florida ICW – No Longer An Impediment to Navigation (
III. Partially Sunken Vessel Reported Hard by Fort Myers Beach/Mantanzas Entrance Channel (Western Florida Coastline)
IV. Don’t Dare Miss The Week’s Photo Contest Winner
V. Okeechobee Waterway/St. Lucie River, South Fork Marker #25 Destroyed
VI. Shoaling in Big Foot Slough Channel, Ocracoke, NC, Pamlico Sound
VII. Disturbing News About Anchoring in St. Petersburg, Florida (off the Western Florida ICW, on Tampa Bay)
VIII. Manatee Pocket Dredging Complete (Statute Mile 987, near Stuart, Florida)
IX….Abandoned Vessel Reported Near Anclote River Entrance Channel (near Western Flroida ICW St. M
X. .\Dredging Underway at Lockwoods Folly/AICW Intersection, Statute Mile 321
XI. Dockage Basin Dredging Underway at Fernandina Habor Marina (Statute Mile 716.5)
XII. Massive Sewage Spill Reported in the Cape Fear River, South of Wilmington, NC
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