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Avoiding Shallotte and Lockwoods Folly Problem Stretches, NC AICW


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Skipper Jim Lea offers an offshore route to avoid two Waterway Problem Stretches in NC. And Jim mentions Bald Head Island Marina, A CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR!

The best way to get through this area is to avoid it altogether by exiting the ICW via the Little River Inlet and enjoying a short relaxing sail across Long Bay to re-enter via the Cape Fear River. In eight trips up and down the ICW we have always done this outside hop. In addition, there is a beautiful anchorage off Bird Island at the mouth of the Little River Inlet, avoiding the usually crowded anchorage in Calabash Creek.
At the mouth of the Cape Fear River, the marina at Bald Head Island is an excellent stop.
Jim Lea

Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s “AICW Problem Stretches” Listing For the AICW/Shalotte Inlet Intersection

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Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s “AICW Problem Stretches” Listing For the AICW/Lockwoods Folly Inlet Intersection

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

Click Here To View the North Carolina Cruisers’ Net Marina Directory Listing For Bald Head Island Marina

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

Comments from the Cruisers' Net Community (4)

  1. "Fire Dog" -  March 16, 2018 - 6:50 pm

    What is the distance on the outside run. Cape Fear to Little River.

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  2. "Fire Dog" -  March 16, 2018 - 6:48 pm

    What is the distance on that outside run. Cape Fear to Little River.

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  3. Pamela Douglas Webster -  March 15, 2018 - 5:44 pm

    These areas were recently dredged. We saw good depths when we passed through in December 2017. Just in case someone prefers not to duck out.

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