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    • LNM: Shoaling Reported south of Gordan Pass, Naples to Marco Island GIWW Channel


      This is an area prone to shoaling, see Shoaling Reported from 2016.

      FLORIDA – LOSTMANS RIVER TO WIGGINS PASS – BIG MARCO PASS-GORDON PASS: Shoaling
      Shoaling has been reported in the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW) between Naples, Florida and Marco Island, Florida. Water depths between Big Marco Pass-Gordon Pass Daybeacon 65 (LLNR 17415) and Big Marco Pass-Gordon Pass Daybeacon 71 (LLNR 17435) have been reported as low as 5 ft. across the channel. Chart 11430 LNM 48/19

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    • LNM: Two ATONs Relocated, Big Foot Slough, Ocracoke, Pamlico Sound, NC


      Big Foot Slough is the eastern most of the two entrance channels connecting Ocracoke with Pamlico Sound.

      1. THE FOLLOWING AIDS TO NAVIGATION HAVE BEEN RELOCATED TO MARK BEST WATER.

      A. BIG FOOT SLOUGH CHANNEL BUOY 9C (LLNR 29061) TO APPROX POSIT 35-08-56.406N, 076-00-38.337W (35°8.9401N / 076°0.6389W, 35.149002 / -76.010649) .

      B. BIG FOOT SLOUGH BUOY 10B (LLNR 29070.1) TO APPROX POSIT 35-08-57.605N, 076-00-34.719W (35°8.9601N / 076°0.5786W, 35.149335 / -76.009644) .

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    • Dashing Through the Sand, Longboat Key Club Moorings, GIWW Statute Mile 77.5, Sarasota, FL


       Step off deck at Longboat Key Club Moorings and come ashore to our Four-Diamond beachfront resort offering a private white-sand beach, 45 holes of challenging golf, the Island House Spa, six on-site restaurants, the award-winning Tennis Gardens and so much more.

      Longboat Key Club Moorings, A CRUISERS NET SPONSOR and recently honored by Conde Nast, is located on the western shores of Sarasota Bay, north of the city of Sarasota and south of Longboat Pass.

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      Click Here To View the Western Florida Cruisers Net Marina Directory Listing For Longboat Key Club Moorings

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    • LNM: Palm Beach Security Zones Enforcement Active, Nov & Mar, AICW Statute Mile 1025


      Enforcement of the usual Mar A Lago safety zones began today, 11/27, 2019.

      News Release
      U.S. Coast Guard 7th District Southeast
      Contact: 7th District Public Affairs
      Office: 305-415-6683
      7th District online newsroom

      Coast Guard enforces security zones near Palm Beach

      Security Zones in vicinity of Mar A Lago, Florida are established during VIP visits to the Miami area. U.S. Coast Guard illustration courtesy of Sector Miami

      MIAMI — The Coast Guard is enforcing security zones periodically between November and February near the Mar-a-Lago Resort in Palm Beach.

      The security zone is necessary for the security of persons under the protection of the U.S. Secret Service, the public and  surrounding waterway from terrorist acts, sabotage or other subversive acts, accidents or other causes of a similar nature. Entering, stopping or anchoring in this security zone is prohibited unless authorized by the captain of the port or a designated representative. The security zone is broken into three zones.

      Palm Beach Security Zone restrictions:

      • Center Zone: The center zone consists of waters of Lake Worth Lagoon 700 yards north of the Southern Boulevard Bridge ending at the north tip of Fisherman Island and 200 yards to the south of the Southern Boulevard Bridge ending at Flagler Promenade S Road. No vessel or person will be permitted to enter the center zone without obtaining permission from the Coast Guard.

      • West Zone: The west zone consists of waters of Lake Worth Lagoon 700 yards north of the Southern Boulevard Bridge ending at day beacon “20” and 200 yards to the south of the Southern Boulevard Bridge ending at Flagler Promenade S Road. All vessels transiting the west zone shall maintain a steady speed and not slow or stop in the zone.

      • East Zone:The east zone consists of waters of the Atlantic Ocean from Banyan Road in the north to Ocean View Road in the south and from shore to approximately 1,000 yards east. All vessels transiting the east zone shall maintain a steady speed and not slow or stop in the zone.

      Contact Sector Miami Command Center at 305-535-4472 if you have any further questions.

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    • LNM: Inlet Channel Buoy 33 Relocated, Oregon Inlet, Pamlico Sound, NC


      As the first inlet into NC waters south of the Chesapeake, Oregon Inlet is very tempting to offshore cruisers. HOWEVER, Oregon Inlet is notorious for shoaling, keeping the USCG busy relocating ATONs. Cruisers Net recommends attempting navigation ONLY with shoal draft and good local knowledge.


      SAFETY/NC – CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO WIMBLE SHOALS – OREGON INLET (CHART 12204)/ATON/CCGD5 BNM 513-19
      1. (513°19.0000N / 001°0.0000W, 513.316667 / -1.000000) THE FOLLOWING AID TO NAVIGATION HAS BEEN RELOCATED.

      A. OREGON INLET CHANNEL BUOY 33 (LLRN 28115) TO APPROX POSIT 35-45-39.146N, 075-34-44.541W (35°45.6524N / 075°34.7423W, 35.760874 / -75.579039) .

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    • December 2019 in Washington, NC, Pamlico River


      Whether you want to revisit the past or satisfy your curiosities, discover the arts or explore your true nature, you can do it from the heart of the Inner Banks - Washington, North Carolina. 800 546 0

      Whether you want to revisit the past, satisfy your curiosities, discover the arts or explore your true nature, you can do it from the heart of the Inner Banks – Washington, North Carolina. Washington City Docks, A CRUISERS NET SPONSOR, has proven to be well worth the journey up the beautiful Pamlico River!

      December 2019 in Washington, NC

      From festivals and antique galleries to historic homes and wrap-around porches, this picturesque city is perfect for enjoying a meal or dropping an anchor.

      In this video, we showcase one of Washington’s gems 💎– the Washington Civic Center! Event Coordinator ReAnne Mayo shares with us what makes this event venue so unique and why it’s the perfect place to host the event of your dreams!
       

      Washington Named Small Town of the Year

      Christmas came early for Washington as it was recently announced that we have been named the Small Town of the Year by the NC Rural Center. This award recognizes one town each year that have embraced the values of citizen engagement, diversity & strong partnerships.

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      Light up the City

      Kick off the holiday season at the Harbor District Market on Tuesday, November 26. From 5:30-7:00 pm, enjoy the holiday lights, music, refreshments, shopping and even a surprise visit from Santa Claus!

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      Christmas Parade

      The Washington Christmas Parade takes stride down Main Street on the morning of December 7 to kick off the holiday season! The parade begins at 10 am. Continue the fun by visiting the Turnage Theatre’s Children’s Holiday Shop from 9 am – 1 pm!

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      Holiday Homes Tour

      Journey through some of Washington’s loveliest homes on December 7 at the Holiday Homes Tour coordinated by Arts of the Pamlico. This self-guided tour affords tour-goers an inside look at the wide range of neighborhood character found in Washington. 

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      Mistletoe River Roving Boat Tours

      Go river roving with the NC Estuarium to hunt down mistletoe along the shores of the Tar-Pamlico River. Found in the high branches of hardwood trees, you’ll be able to collect plenty of it for your holiday decorating.

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      Must-See Holiday Shows

      Spreading the holiday spirit, Arts of the Pamlico will host A Christmas Carol on November 26 at the Historic Turnage Theatre with intro music by the River City Rangers in the gallery. Find holiday classics like The Polar Express (12/14) and Elf (12/21) on the big screen at the theatre in December. The Holiday Variety Show takes place on December 13 and The Embers with Craig Woolard will return for their annual holiday concert on December 20, both at the Turnage Theatre.

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      Washington Featured on UNC-TV’s NC Weekend!

      Washington was recently featured on UNC-TV’s North Carolina Weekend TV show. Check out what a weekend in Washington would look like and start planning your next trip!

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      Little Washington a place for fancy living and fine dining at an affordable cost

      Little Washington is a great place to get good food, spirits, and large living on a decent budget. Check our WRAL’s article for the scoop!

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      Click Here To View the North Carolina Cruisers Net Marina Directory Listing For the Washington City Docks

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    • Hope for Abaco – Holiday Benefit Concert, Dec 14, Stuart, FL

      Royal Marsh Harbour Yacht Club

      A joyous way to support relief efforts for Abaco. If you cannot attend, please donate via links below. Our thanks to Royal Marsh Harbour Yacht Club, A CRUISERS NET SPONSOR, for promoting this concert.

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      Art Design by Shelly Leonard

       

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      Hope for Abaco

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      Nippers AFTER Dorian
      Voted one of the top three beach bars in the Caribbean for 2019 by USA Today’s 10Best “Nippers Beach Bar and Grill” is an example of the devastation to Abaco left by Hurricane Dorian.

      Can’t attend? Please Donate!

       

      Why we are Hosting this Event

      On September 1, 2019 the eye of Hurricane Dorian passed through the Abaco islands in the Bahamas. Without bridges to other islands, and without any form of mass transportation, the people of Abaco had no way to evacuate and no where to run.

      Pounded by wind gusts that exceeded 200MPH, and a 23 foot storm surge, the islands were devastated. The loss of life and property is incomprehensible. Estimates are 80% of the property damage is not covered by insurance. Most lost everything they own and are now faced with the challenge of their lifetime, to rebuild on an island without basic resources like electricity and water.

      The people of Abaco need your help.

      Stepping up to help the people of Abaco is the headline act, the Barefoot Man. The Barefoot Man is uniquely qualified to donate his music as he has recorded more than 30 songs about Abaco where he has performed for twenty years.

      Charity Details

      The Hope for Abaco Holiday Benefit Concert™ is a Florida-registered charitable event run by the Hope For Abaco LLC (dba Hope For Abaco™), to raise money to help rebuild the Abaco Islands. 100% of the net proceeds will be donated. Donations made through ticket sales are deposited directly into an account managed by the Jamaican-American Bar Association who is the custodian of the funds for the Care Community Center Incorporated in Mirimar Florida, and registered 501(c)(3) charity since 2003.

      Special Thanks

      The Barefoot Man would like to thank Bill and Susan Humrich and Fred and Sharon Jasper for feeding the band, and Cayman Airways, one of our corporate sponsors, for providing transportation from Grand Cayman to this event.

      The event producers, Erich Sitko, Tony DeCristofaro, and P. Steve Calabria would also like to thank our growing list of corporate and fan sponsors. Our sponsors provide the financial backing to allow this event to happen. We ask everyone who supports the efforts to help the people of Abaco rebuild to review our list of corporate sponsors, visit their website, and to help give back by using their services/or products when possible.

      Businesses interested in becoming a corporate sponsor can get information from our Sponsorship Page.

      Venue

      Stuart Florida, December 14, 2019—Martin County Fairgrounds
      Gate opens at 2:30PM
      Rain or Shine

      Can’t attend? Please Donate!

       

      The Hope for Abaco Holiday Benefit Concert lineup includes:

      Barefoot Man

      The Barefoot Man who recorded more than 30 songs about Abaco and has performed in Abaco for 20 years. Listen!

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      Stone McEwan

      Stone McEwan the One Man Sensation

      Stone began his musical career at the age of ten singing with Bahamian great the late George Moxey. Stone has also played with an extensive list of Bahamian artists. His local hits include classics such as “Say What You Like”, “Hangin’ Out in Abaco”, “The Thing So Sweet”, and “Party Movin’”. 

      Sea N' B Band

      Sea ‘N B Band with Mark and Bugs is a island music band that successfully blend Island Rhythms, warm Jazzy Chords and tantalizing lyrics together in a package to keep all island dreamers warm and smiling.

       

      Piera Van De Wiel

      Piera Van De Wiel who recorded the Abaco Relief Song Come Back Home. Listen!

       

      Check back for additional acts to be announced!

       

      Can’t attend? Please Donate!

       

      Sponsors

      We would like to thank the following sponsors for making this happen.
      Please contact AbacoDec14@gmail.com for information on becoming a sponsor.

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      GOLD SPONSOR
      Goslings Rum in business since 1806 making rum in Bermuda is proud to support the Bahamas.

       

      AAG-Live

      GOLD SPONSOR
      AAG Live is a full service production company made up of live event, broadcast and recording industry professionals. We provide a partnership approach with turnkey capabilities. We can handle all the details from event coordination, logistics, marketing, equipment rentals, staffing, unique entertainment, and much more.

       

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      Plan your trip with us, because those who fly us love us!

       

      City of Mirimar Florida

      The City of Mirimar Florida

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      Erich Karol Sitko, PLLC, Community Association Management Services

       

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      Tony’s Tropical Tiki Bar

       

       

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      From the Swedish words meaning “Forest, Creek, Coast,” at S.Å.K. we produce functional, durable products for outdoor enthusiasts with a focus on all-weather protection.  Our goal is to design and manufacture unique, utilitarian gear that is still attractive enough for daily use.

       

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    • AIWA E-News November 2019

      Cruisers Net is proud to be a member of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway Association whose lobbying work is crucial to keeping the Waterway navigable. Your membership dollars directly support their vital work. Please join and encourage your boating neighbors to do likewise, regardless of their homeport.

      Happy Thanksgiving
      We are Grateful for Our Supporters!

      Greetings E-News Subscribers,

      We would like to extend our thanks to you all — the members and supporters of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway Association. We are filled with gratitude following our successful 20th Anniversary Annual Meeting and a special thanks to the presenters and participants who gathered together to discuss issues affecting the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW).

      As I shared in my comments in Savannah, each of you carry an important VOICE of the Waterway and our mission is to serve the greater AIWW community by unifying that collective voice.
      Together we have

      1. The AIWA has worked over the past five years to secure funding and projects that has led to an over $50 million reduction in the Operations & Maintenance backlog for the AIWW while managing multiple hurricane impacts.

      2. We are building a strong coalition of Congressional support. In 2019, sixteen Congressional offices from six states joined a bipartisan, delegation letter asking for more funding that could be used for AIWW maintenance.

      3. In 2019, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has dredging projects occurring in every state along the waterway— the first time since the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (the Stimulus Act).

      4. We represented the AIWW in meetings from New Jersey to Florida and presented at national and regional events all along the eastern seaboard focused on keeping the waterway a part of the national discussion.

      5. We worked with partners to extend our message. The American Shoreline Podcast Network joined us in Savannah and produced six podcasts while on-site in addition to two prior event episodes.  Here is a link to all the Live from the AIWA podcasts and more!

      We are proud of these accomplishments, yet there is more work to be done and we need your voice. If you are supportive of our efforts and want to see them strengthen and grow, we ask you to join or renew your membership to the AIWA. An individual membership is less than a dime $.10 a day, and an Associate membership is less than $1 a day. Please visit Join AIWA Today!

      With our gratitude,

      Brad Pickel
      Executive Director
      Support the Waterway ~ Join AIWA TODAY!
      [Photos courtesy AIWA Annual Meeting, November 21-22, 2019, Savannah, GA]
       
      Copyright © 2019. Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway Association. All rights reserved.

      The AIWA is a national non-profit organization with the mission of securing funding and support for the maintenance of the AIWW [Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway].
      We are the only organization dedicated to ensuring the future of the AIWW and proudly represent all stakeholders of the waterway. 

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    • LNM: Update on Dec 1 Carnaveral Lock Closure, off AICW Statute Mile 894


      From the Atlantic, Canaveral Barge Canal, with a single 600X90ft lock, crosses Cape Canaveral and Merritt Island and intersects the Waterway at statute mile 894. Our thanks to Specialist Erica Skolte for this notice.

      Please share this email and our social media posts on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/JacksonvilleDistrict/ and Twitter @JaxStrong widely with all interested parties.
      ***********************AMENDMENT # 1:********************
      There will be intermittent lockages during the period of December 1, 2019 and January 1, 2020. The schedule for these lockages will be determined by contractor activity. Please contact Canaveral Lock at 321-783-5421 for more up to date information.
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      Notice to Navigation: 2019-008 Amendment #1 Canaveral Lock Closure for Maintenance 1 Dec 2019 – 30 March 2020 https://www.saj.usace.army.mil/Missions/Civil-Works/Navigation/Notices-to-Navigation/Notice-to-Navigation-2019-008-Amendment-1-Canaveral-Lock-Closure-for-Maintenance-1-Dec-2019-30-Mar-2020/
      Notice to Navigation: 2019-008 Canaveral Lock Closure for Maintenance 1 Dec 2019 – 30 March 2020 NOTICE TO NAVIGATION INTERESTS
      Date:07/10 /2019
      US ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS
      JACKSONVILLE DISTRICT
      ATTN: CESAJ-OD-SN
      PO Box 4970
      JACKSONVILLE, FL 32232-0019863-983-8101 NOTICE NUMBER: 0008 LOCAL NUMBER: 20190830
      WATERWAY: CANAVERAL HARBOR
      EFFECTIVE: 12/01/2019 00:00 thru 03/30/2020 24:00 EST

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