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    • New Bern NC Drawbridge Schedule Effective October 16th, 2020, Neuse River

      New Bern Grand Marina Yacht Club

      With a closed vertical clearance of 14ft, the Alfred Cunningham Bridge connects New Bern and James City crossing the intersection of the Trent and Neuse Rivers. New Bern is home to CRUISERS NET SPONSOR, New Bern Grand Marina on the northern banks of the Trent River.



      New Bern Drawbridge To Have Set Operating Schedule
      NEW BERN, Craven County — Commuters and boaters in New Bern need to be aware — the New Bern drawbridge will soon have a regular schedule.
      Beginning Oct.16, the Alfred E. Cunningham Bridge in New Bern will operate on a schedule, according to a recent ordinance added to the federal registry this week.
      The ordinance, 117.853 Trent River, states the bridge will open every hour and every half hour from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. After 10 p.m., the bridge will open upon request.
      Prior to the ordinance, the bridge operated on request the majority of the time, making it difficult for people to predict when they may get stuck, and how often.
         “This allows for motorists to plan around the bridge opening and for boaters to plan around the bridge opening,” said Matt Montanye, Director of Public Works for the City of New Bern.
      Meg Wethington, who commutes back and forth from New Bern to James City every day, frequently gets stuck at the bridge.
         “It’s just inevitable, any time of day,” Wethington said. “I’ve been late to work, I have texted into work with a picture, saying ‘Hey, stuck at the New Bern drawbridge again!'” Wethington says she has even seen the drawbridge open twice in a matter of 10 minutes.
      According to data from United States Coast Guard, during the peak boating season months of June and July, as many as 306 vessels would pass under the bridge in a single-month period. Montanye says this ordinance should help group those crossings together so commuters are not constantly getting stuck.
      Another change to take place under the new ordinance, according to Montanye, is during rush hour times. Before the ordinance, the bridge would stay closed from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. but would open at 7:30 a.m., a peak travel time. Similarly, the bridge would close from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the evening but would open at 5 p.m. for any boat wanting to cross underneath.
         “It just tends to be at 5 o’clock every day when people are getting out of work, businesses are closing, that the bridge tends to open,” Montanye explained.
      Under the new ordinance, officials say the bridge will stay closed during the entire rush hour windows, no longer opening at 7:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
         “What this does, it allows that rush hour traffic that comes into downtown in the morning and out of town in the evening to not worry about that bridge opening,” he said.Wethington says, as a commuter, she is thrilled.
         “I think it’s fabulous, so people can plan, know what’s going on, especially during holidays or busy seasons,” she said. “It really will help the flow of traffic.”
      While some in the community expressed concern with the bridge opening on every hour and half hour, Montanye makes it clear that will only happen if — and only if — a vessel is requesting passage. The Public Works Director also says the draw will open upon request at all times for vessels of public safety, commercial vessels, tugs with or without barges and all vessels in distress.
      Montanye, who spearheaded the project, says the City first drew up the ordinance in June of 2018 but had to send it through the North Carolina Department of Transportation and the United States Coast Guard before it could be added to the federal registry. Montanye says he got confirmation of the approval Monday.
      New Bern now joins several cities across the country with similar ordinances — including in the states of New Jersey, Louisiana, Florida and many others.
      To read the complete article, click HERE.
      Millissa Alexander
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      Marketing and Customer Relations
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      New Bern Grand Marina Yacht Club | 134 Craven Street101 Craven StreetNew Bern, NC 28560

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    • NAV ALERT: LNM: Great Bridge Lock Closures, 7:10 AM – 3:50 PM, Sep 28 – Oct 2, 2020, VA AICW Statute Mile 12

      Great Bridge Lock is located in Great Bridge, VA. Your alternate southbound ICW route during these closures will be the Dismal Swamp Canal which departs the southbound Waterway at statute mile 7.2. Your northbound alternate would be northeast up the Pasquatank River to Elizabeth City and into the southern end of the Dismal Swamp Canal. 

      The Great Bridge Lock, Chesapeake, Virginia, will be closed to navigation between the hours of 7:10 AM and 3:50 PM from Monday September 28 to Friday October 2, 2020. The Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal, Route 1 of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, will be closed to through vessel traffic during these time periods. Closure is required to facilitate diving operations to clean the valve chamber debris screens and clear debris interfering with the gate operations. Those planning to use this route can contact the Great Bridge Lock operator at 757-547-3311, call the
      Norfolk District office at 757-201-7642, or refer to the Coast Guard Local Notice to Mariners for additional information. Lock and bridge operators monitor Channel 13 along the waterway. Chart 12206 LNM 38/20

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      Click Here To View the VA to NC Cruisers Net Marina Directory Listing For Atlantic Yacht Basin

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    • LNM: Channel Buoy 5 Missing, Entrance Channel, Manteo, NC

      This missing channel marker is on the southeast shoulder of the entrance channel into Shallowbag Bay.




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    • Southeast Marine Fuel Best Price Summary as of Sep 23

      This week’s lowest current marina fuel prices as of Sep 23
              Diesel Range: $1.58 to $3.05 Lowest @ New River Marina in (North Carolina)
              Gas Range: $2.19 to $4.15 Lowest @ Trout Creek Marina – Trout Creek Fish Camp in (St Johns River)
      Remember to always call the marina to verify the current price since prices may change at any time. Also please let us know if you find a marina’s fuel price has changed via the Submit News link.

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      Lowest Diesel Prices Anywhere

      All Regions (Price Range $1.58 to $3.79)

      $1.58 New River Marina (09/21)
      $1.75 Albemarle Plantation Marina (09/21)
      $1.76 Isle of Palms Marina (09/22)

      Lowest By Region

      Virginia to North Carolina (Price Range $1.79 to $2.56)


      North Carolina (Price Range $1.58 to $3.05)

      $1.58 New River Marina (09/21)
      $1.75 Albemarle Plantation Marina (09/21)
      $1.96 Morehead Gulf Docks (09/22)


      South Carolina (Price Range $1.76 to $3.70)

      $1.76 Isle of Palms Marina (09/22)
      $1.80 Harborwalk Marina (09/21)
      $1.88 Osprey Marina (09/21)


      Georgia (Price Range $2.20 to $3.49)


      Eastern Florida (Price Range $1.89 to $3.60)


      St Johns River (Price Range $2.00 to $3.21)


      Florida Keys (Price Range $2.51 to $3.79)

      $2.51 A & B Marina (09/21)
      $2.64 Key West Bight City Marina (09/21)
      $2.64 Conch Harbor Marina (09/21)


      Western Florida (Price Range $1.74 to $3.63)

      $1.74 Gasparilla Marina (09/21)
      $2.13 South Seas Island Resort Marina (09/22)
      $2.16 F&Y, Inc (09/22)


      Okeechobee (Price Range $2.53 to $3.60)


      Northern Gulf (Price Range $2.00 to $2.79)

      $2.00 Moorings of Carrabelle (09/21)
      $2.79 St. Andrews Marina (09/21)


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    • LNM: Partially Submerged Vessel, Gallants Channel, Beaufort, NC near AICW Statute Mile 205

      This sunken vessel is on the west side of the channel near the mouth of Town Creek.

      united states coast guard

      BEAUFORT BRIDGE APPROXIMATE POSN  34-43.47N 076-40.15W (34°43.4700N / 076°40.1500W, 34.724500 / -76.669167)  ALL MARINERS ARE REQUESTED TO TRANSIT 


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    • MIATC Wants Your Opinion, Martin County, Stuart, FL

      Martin County Florida
       Fort Pierce City Marina 1 Avenue A, Ft. Pierce, FL 34950 Toll Free (800) 619-1780 (772) 464-1245 Facsimile (772) 464-2589

      At the intersection of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway and the Okeechobee Waterway, Martin County, A CRUISERS NET SPONSOR, is a hub of boating activity and of events of interest to boaters.


      How are you feeling about attending events in the coming months?

      How are you feeling about attending events in the coming months? 
      We’ve teamed up with several of Martin County’s most loved events and attractions to ask you to share your thoughts with us. It’s a short and simple 8 question survey, so please take a moment to tell us how you are feeling. Your candor and participation are greatly appreciated. Your response is requested before midnight on Sunday, September 28th. Stay well…and thank you in advance for participating. 
      MIATC | PO Box 1639Stuart, FL 34997

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    • Chamber of Commerce Calendar Updates, Oak Island, Cape Fear River, NC AICW Statute Mile 309

      The beautiful Oak Island area is also home to three CRUISERS NET SPONSORS: Southport Marina, Deep Point Marina and Bald Head Island Marina – three good reasons to visit Oak Island. 


      Good afternoon,

      The following events were submitted to your calendar and have since changed:

      US Open King Mackerel Tournament is still October 1-3, but the location is no longer at the Southport Marina.  The packet pickup on October 1 will be held at Bill Smith Park, 4410 Fish Factory Road, Oak Island.  The tournament will be held on October 2-3 at Dutchman Creek Park, 4750 Fish Factory Road, Oak Island.  No spectators will be allowed at the site.  Weigh ins will be live-streamed at

      November 14, 2020 – Oak Island Lighthouse Run has been canceled.

      November 21, 2020 – Youth Business Fair has been canceled.

      Thank you!!

      Mitzi Swing

      Administrative Assistant

      Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce

      “Delivering Business Opportunities”

      4433 Long Beach Road, SE

      Southport, NC 28461

      (910) 457-6964


      Southport Marina
      910-269-2380 The new 82-slip Deep Point Marina is located on the Cape Fear River in Southport, NC, and offers fuel and transient dockage, as well as daily, monthly and annual slip rentals. The marina is adjacent to the new Bald Head Island Ferry Terminal, which houses a snack bar (open seasonally) that offers grab-and-go food options, soft drinks, beer, wine and coffee. In addition, the Deep Point Marina is convenient to Southport's shopping, restaurants and historic district, and offers easy ocean access.

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    • Martin County Moments: September 2020, Stuart, FL

      Martin County Florida
       Fort Pierce City Marina 1 Avenue A, Ft. Pierce, FL 34950 Toll Free (800) 619-1780 (772) 464-1245 Facsimile (772) 464-2589

      At the intersection of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway and the Okeechobee Waterway, Martin County, A CRUISERS NET SPONSOR, is a hub of boating activity and of events of interest to boaters.


      September 2020


      It’s hard to believe that summer has already come and gone! As we look ahead to fall, we want you to know that when you’re ready to visit Martin County once again, we’ll be ready. 

      Click here to watch our latest video and read more about our #MartinTogether program.

      When You’re Ready, We’ll be Waiting

      We need your support! Historic Downtown Stuart has been selected as a finalist in the American Planning Association’s Great Places in Florida Award and we need your vote!

      It’s quick and easy. Visit the Finalist page and scroll down to the dedicated SurveyMonkey link. Simply select Historic Downtown Stuart and click “submit my vote” — that’s it!

      The People’s Choice voting round ends on 9/25 so don’t delay. Let’s bring home a win! 

      Vote Here!

      Want to share a little sunshine with someone special? Then send them a FREE digital postcard, right from Martin County. You can select your favorite design and even add a personalized message. Check them out below! 

      Greetings From Paradise!

      Thinking about taking an autumnal road trip? Our latest video shows some of the must-see sites sprinkled throughout Martin County! Watch it here.


      Palm trees + purple skies = paradise.

      Local photographer Steven Shive (@steven_shive_photography) recently shared this stunning snapshot from Indian RiverSide Park in Jensen Beach. 

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      The newly-renovated Caribbean Shores Waterfront Resort was just featured in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Fall 2020 Travel Guide. 

      Read the Article Here

      The U.S. Travel Association just debuted their “Let’s Go There” Campaign. Read more about the new initiative in our latest blog post.

      Let’s Go There

      Fall-themed packages and special hotel rates await! 

      For even more inspirational content, follow us across our social media platforms and be sure to share your favorite Martin County memories using #DiscoverMartin.








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    • The Mullet Wrapper from the Gulfport Historical Society, Gulfport, FL

      Gulfport Marina includes dry boat storage, ship store, bathroom, public boat ramp, parking, fueling stations, lighted range markers and guest docking facility.

      During the pandemic, the Gulfport Historical Society continues its educational activities for the City of Gulfport, home to Gulfport Municipal Marina, A CRUISERS NET SPONSOR, located on the northern shores of Boca Ciega Bay and easily accessible from the Western Florida ICW, just north of Tampa Bay.

      Volume VII, 2020
      Calling All Superheroes!

      We’re back! COVID-19 may have had us down, but we’re not out. The Gulfport Historical Society is bringing back Porch Parties. The next one kicks off with civic fervor at 7 p.m. on Oct. the Gulfport History Museum, located at 5301 28th Ave. S. Join us as we celebrate our pride for the Gulfport community and everyday heroes. To take the festivities up a notch, patrons are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite superhero or heroine.

      There will be a special appearance by Captain Vote and Tanya Turnout, local champions who are encouraging 100 percent voter turnout for Gulfport and will be providing details on their voter registration efforts. Another highlight of this event will be snapshots of volunteers who made a difference throughout our city’s history.

      For more information, and to register for this no-cost event, visit the Gulfport Historical Society’s website.


      Is There An Artist In The House?

      Gulfport has a story to tell, numerous stories in fact. In 1985, the first edition of the 341-page book, “Our Story of Gulfport, Florida,” came off the press. It’s time to reissue and we’re looking for area artists to submit designs for a new publication cover. While seeking a new design, we’d like one that also pays homage to the former book cover illustration.  For further details, please contact us at

      Painters Needed

      We’ve finished the first phase of rejuvenating the Gulfport Art Center. Now that the cleaning is finished, the Gulfport Historical Society is in need of volunteers to help paint the interior. If you can lend a hand, would you please give a shout out by contacting us at

      No time for painting?  Not comfortable in public yet? No problem.  We are going to need a lot of KILLZ and paint, so please consider donating. You can email us so that we can coordinate getting your generous donations.

      Copyright © 2020 Gulfport Historical Society, All rights reserved.

      Our mailing address is:

      Gulfport Historical Society

      5301 28th Avenue South

      Gulfport, FL 33707

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