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Archive For: SC – 5 – Charleston, Including the Cooper, Wando, & Ashley

  • LNM: Long-Term Dredging, Charleston Harbor SC, AICW Statute Mile 465


    The southbound Waterway enters the east side of Charleston Harbor and will almost certainly encounter this dredging activity and equipment at sometime during the 5 month project.

    SOUTH CAROLINA – CHARLESTON HARBOR – WANDO RIVER: Dredge Operations
    Weeks Marine will commence dredge operations approximately November 15, 2017 and continuing until approximately April 15, 2018. READ MORE!

    Clamshell Dredge Weeks #506, Tender ROBERT, scow barges (Weeks #257 and #264), and Crew Boat CAPTAIN PETE will be operating in the vicinity of the Lower Charleston Harbor and Wando River, South Carolina.
    Dredge material will be dumped at the Charleston Ocean Dredged Material Disposal Site bounded by the following approximate positions:
    Lat 32° 39′ 55.600″ N Long 79° 45′ 04.200″ W
    Lat 32° 38′ 34.700″ N Long 79° 42′ 09.100″ W
    Lat 32° 37′ 38.700″ N Long 79° 46′ 34.600″ W
    Lat 32° 36’ 16.800″ N Long 79° 43′ 39.700″ W
    Dredge operations will continue 24/7. The dredge and tugs will monitor marine VHF channel 16. Mariners are urged to use extreme caution and transit the area at their slowest safe speed to create minimum wake after passing arrangements have been made. For more information contact Weeks Marine at: (985) 875-2500, macruz@weeksmarine.com or the Project Manager on site David McNeill at: (985) 237-5069, dcmcneill@weeksmarine.com
    Chart 11524 LNM 44/17
    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of AICW Charleston Harbor Entrance

  • Healy Report: Isle of Palms to Port Royal Landing, SC, AICW Statute Miles 457-539


    The Downtown Marina Of Beaufort, SC, 1006 Bay Street Beaufort, SC 29902 (843) 524-4422 or Marker #239 on ICW
    Boaters are our business and our only business. We are located directly on the ICW, and offer Exceptional Lowcountry facilities and hospitality. The Beaufort/Port Royal area is a beautiful and histori

    This leg of Peg and Jim Healy’s voyage through South Carolina takes them through Charleston Harbor and south to Beaufort, home of CRUISERS’ NET SPONSORS, Downtown Marina and Port Royal Landing. The infamous Ashepoo-Coosaw Cut at Mile 517 is a Problem Stretch notorious for shoaling and channel shifting. And, as always, Cruisers’ Net is grateful to these experienced cruisers for sharing their observations and advice.

    Sanctuary and crew cruised from Mt. Pleasant, Isle of Palms, to Beaufort, Port Royal Landing, on 10/18/2017.
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    Mt. Pleasant Range – The area from StM 460.0 to 460.5 is shoaling. We passed this area mid-channel at about 07h10, near high tide (+6.0), and saw 11.5 feet of water. The control depth would be 5-1/2 feet at low tide, less on a celestial low.

    Dawho River, North Creek, Watts Cut – We transited this area between 11h50 and 12h15 (+3.0 –> +2.7 ft) and saw areas at 8.5 ft. The control depth for this area is about 5.5 feet at low tide, less on a celestial low.

    Ashepoo-Coosaw Cut – This cut is in two parts; the north section that connects the Ashepoo River and Rock Creek and the South section that connects Rock Creek to the Coosaw River. The North cut is not a concern at this time. We transited the South section at 13h15, 1-1/4 hours before low tide (+0.5 ft). Favor “G181,” the outside radius of the curve there, and then favor red at the entrance, floating R”184.” Do not cut the corners here; follow the centerline of the cut out into the deeper water of the Coosaw River. There is a 5-1/2 ft sandpile at the entrance. We slowed for our passage, and never saw less than 5-1/2 ft.

    Hope this is useful.
    Jim

    Peg and Jim Healy aboard Sanctuary, currently at Rock Creek, Pasadena, MD
    http://gilwellbear.wordpress.com
    Monk 36 Hull #132
    MMSI #367042570
    AGLCA #3767
    MTOA #3436

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s “AICW Problem Stretches” Listing For the AICW/Ashepoo Coosaw Cutoff Problem Stretch

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    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

    Click Here To View the South Carolina Cruisers’ Net Marina Directory Listing For Port Royal Landing Marina

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  • Healy Report: Socastee to Isle of Palms, SC, AICW Statute Miles 410-457


    Isle of Palms Marina is located on the east side of the Intracoastal Waterway, northeast of Charleston at Mile 456.5 and south of ICW Marker 116.  50 41st Avenue

    This leg of Jim and Peg Healy’s sojourn through South Carolina begins in the Waccamaw River, south to Winyah Bay, then turns west into Estherville Minim Creek and ends on Isle of Palms, home to CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, Isle of Palms Marina. Again, our sincere thanks to these very experienced cruisers for sharing their experiences and expertise with all of us.
    The southbound minimally marked entrance to Minim Creek from Winyah Bay requires careful lookout or you will pass it, especially on an outgoing tide. And as a sidebar on Minim Creek, see Minim Creek Ferry.

    Sanctuary and crew traveled south from Socastee, SC, on the Waccamaw, to Mt. Pleasant, SC, on Tuesday, 10/17/2017. Low tide in the region was early afternoon (13h30). The entrance to the Estherville-Minim Canal at Winyah Bay is very shoal for at least the first 1/2 mile. The Esterville-Minim Creek Canal and the Fourmile Creek Canal have both continued to shoal. We saw spots at 6-1/2 ft at 1/3 tide. READ MORE!

    We managed – poor planning – to arrive at McClellanville at dead low tide (10/17/2017, 13h51, +0.1 ft above MLLW). Our depth sounder transducer is 30″ below the waterline, and it quits when it get’s to 2 to 2-1/2 ft above a soft bottom or weeds. Today, it quit. So, I don’t know how deep the water really is. What I do know is, Sanctuary draws 4-1/4 ft. What I learned for certain is, the bottom of the ICW around McClellanville is soft mud. I had slowed to just above idle, (never approach anything faster than you’d want to hit it). We never got stopped making way, but there were spots where I could feel the soft mud throwing the boat around. One of many times I really, really liked having a single engine boat with a prop and rudder protected by a beefy full keel. We never encountered anything hard; nothing that went “bump” along the hull. The stretch between G”35″ and R “48” is definitely the worst long stretch (4 miles) on the ICW at this point. Not bad when the tide is in, but 4 ft or less at low tide, and worse yet if celestial low tide. Southbound, check the tide station called “McClellanville, Jeremy Creek” before departing (or passing by) Georgetown. To stay clear of the McClellanville mud at MLLW, ditch out up above McClellanville and wait for a better tide if you’ll arrive at low and your boat draws more than 3 ft.

    Those who have done this stretch of South Carolina ICW in the past know there are some very impressive, long docks extending from shore. Many show signs of very significant storm damage. Several that had nice multi-deck sun shelters top were tipped over and lying in the water (well, lying in the mud at low tide). Many of the docks and access-ways had decking missing, we assume from waves and high water lapping at them from beneath. We saw sunken floats and many pilings askew. We did not see any flotsam, but I would definitely keep a sharp lookout throughout the region. Crab pot floats are everywhere. In fast currents, floats bob underwater. Be on the lookout…

    There has been generally more transient boat traffic than I expected this early in the season. Don’t know if that predicts more traffic later, or maybe they’ve all already come through, so slower later??? The big go-fast boats we’ve encountered have generally been gentlemen about passing, but it’s on you if you’re a slow boat to keep a sharp eye out astern for approaching, overtaking traffic.
    Jim

    Peg and Jim Healy aboard Sanctuary, currently at Rock Creek, Pasadena, MD
    http://gilwellbear.wordpress.com
    Monk 36 Hull #132
    MMSI #367042570
    AGLCA #3767
    MTOA #3436

    Click Here To View the South Carolina Cruisers’ Net Marina Directory Listing For Isle of Palms Marina

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

    For a complete list of Sponsoring Marinas along this route, go to SC SSECN Sponsoring Marinas

  • Free Bottom Paint and Haul-Out, 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!
     
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    Free Bottom Paint and Haul-Out Through the End of November

    InterluxFall is here, and now’s the time for a touch up. Don’t wait to paint!

    Boats 30 feet or larger get a free haul-out and first gallon of Interlux yacht paint when you schedule two-coat bottom paint service at The City Boatyard.* Refreshing your boat’s paint helps protect, beautify and improve performance.

    Contact Bonnie DePew today 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 November 30, 2017to be eligible. Offer is based on availability and subject to change.

     
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    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

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  • Flood Photos from Mt. Pleasant, SC

    Our thanks to Ally Jenkins for these photos from Mt. Pleasant which is on the east side of Charleston Harbor and home to popular Shem Creek and Patriots Point.

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    Thank you,
     
    Ally Jenkins
  • Report from City Marina, Ashley 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.

    City Marina, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, Ashley Marina and Bristol Marina are all located on the Ashley River near Mile 469 where the Waterway turns southwest.

    We have had a busy day on the docks getting the marina ready to reopen and back to full service.
    We will be open tomorrow, Wednesday, September 13, from 10am – 7pm, and will resume normal operating hours (8am-7pm) on Thursday, September 14.

    Please do not hesitate to call or email me with any questions or concerns.
    Thanks,
    McKenzie Hutaff, CMM
    Marina Manager/Event Director

  • 3:45 p.m. storm update: Charleston deals with ‘incredible flooding,’ tornado warnings

     
      STORM ALERT
     
     

    You 3:45 p.m. storm update: Charleston deals with ‘incredible flooding,’ tornado warnings as Irma passes


    Irma’s eye may have not entered the state, but it’s massive bands stretching 415 miles from its center plowed through the Charleston area Monday, wreaking havoc with heavy flooding and multiple tornado warnings in parts of the Lowcountry. …
     
     
     
     
  • LNM: Coast Guard sets port condition Yankee in Charleston

    Coast Guard sets port condition Yankee in Charleston

    CHARLESTON, S.C. — Effective 1 p.m. Sunday, the Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP) set port condition Yankee 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 24 hours.
    These ports and facilities are currently closed commercial traffic and all transfer operations while Yankee remains in effect.

    Sustained winds between 39 and 54 mph are possible within 24 hours

  • Shelters Open for SC Barrier Island Evacuees

    From scemd.org

    You will need to bring these items with you to any emergency shelter:

    • Personal identification, Prescription and emergency medications, extra clothing, pillows, blankets, hygiene supplies, important documents and other comfort items.
    • It’s also important not to forget items for children, such as diapers, formula and toys, and other items for family members who have unique needs
    • If you have a restrictive diet, you will need to bring your own food for meals.
    CountyShelter NameAddressStatusPet Friendly
    ColletonColleton County Middle School1379 Tuskegee Airmen DriveOPEN 
    JasperRidgeland High-Junior-Elementary Complex250 Jaguar TrailOPEN 
    RichlandDent Middle School2721 Decker BlvdOPEN 
  • SC Governor orders Saturday evacuations of some barrier islands

    McMaster orders Saturday evacuations of some barrier islands

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    Your 9 p.m. update: McMaster orders Saturday evacuations of some barrier islands, Irma’s S.C. impact still in flux


    Irma’s impact on South Carolina continues to remain unclear, with fluctuating forecasts and a predicted path that now just brushes the northwest edge of the state.
     
     
     
     
     
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  • 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.
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    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. …

     

  • 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!

     
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    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.

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

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