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    • Bahamas Chatter: Spanish Wells

      Explorer Charts - the best charts for the Bahamas and Exumas

      Bahamas Chatter is produced by Explorer Chartbooks, A CRUISERS NET PARTNER, which has long been the standard navigational supplement for enjoyable, informative, and safe cruising through the beautiful Bahamian waters and island visits.

      Bahamas Chatter: Spanish Wells

      Spanish Wells

      Posted: 11 Jan 2020 01:34 PM PST

      Planning departure for Spanish Wells very soon. Want comments re fuel/diesel availability now and the Devil’s Backbone guides.

      Wondering how hard it is to get a guide to leave out via the North route? Are they easily available or do you have to wait for days??? Thanks Rus

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    • The Mullet Wrapper • January News 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.

      The Gulfport Historical Society continues its educational activities for the City of Gulfport, which always has a full calendar of events for all ages and is home to Gulfport Municipal Marina, A CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, located on the northern shores of Boca Ciega Bay, easily accessible from the Western Florida ICW, just north of Tampa Bay.

      The Mullet Wrapper
      Volume I, 2020
      Gulfport to elect first canine mayor in Florida!

      The race is on and the competition is heating up. Through Feb. 15, Gulfport residents and enthusiasts will go to the polls to elect Florida’s first honorary mayoral mascot.

      The campaign is serving as a fundraiser for the Gulfport Historical Society and Rescue Pink. Proceeds will be evenly split between the two organizations. Rescue Pink is a nonprofit organization that provides spay, neutering and preventative vet care services, and assists with re-homing pets. For more information, please visit Rescue Pink:
      Voting will take place at GulfPerk (3107 Beach Blvd. S., Gulfport), the Gulfport History Museum (5301 28th Ave. S., Gulfport), and online at Human companions may also accept donations for participating pets.We will have a “petting in” ceremony for Gulfport’s newest mayor on Saturday, Feb. 22, during the city’s annual Get Rescued celebration.

      While we’re fairly certain this will be Florida’s first pet mayor,, locales in Alaska, California, Kentucky, Illinois, and Minnesota, among others, have elected their own ceremonial mayors.

      There are 12 entrants in the running for Gulfport’s honorary title, including a few “dark horses” that are cats.

      Porch party with Gulfport’s first female mayor!

      There are few people who can trace their ancestry back to a pivotal point in history: 1066 AD, when the Norman conquest of Britain changed the world forever. But Gulfport’s first female mayor, Yvonne Johnson, can.

      Mayor Johnson will regale the public with tales of her life, Gulfport, and her experiences in this city referred to as the “Gateway to the Gulf” on Friday, Jan. 17 at the Gulfport History Museum. The museum is located at 5301 28th Ave. S.  Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., with the presentation beginning at 7 p.m.

      Keeping the conversation moving will be Art Levy, author of Made in Florida and associate editor of Florida Trend, who will interview the mayor.

      This event sponsored by the Gulfport Historical Society. For further information and to register to attend, visit Donations will be accepted. Dogs and well-behaved children are welcome. Attendees may also bring snacks to share. Members drink free; nonmembers are welcome to BYOB. 

      Seaside History Tours

         “The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.” – L.P. Hartley

      Take a stroll through history at one of Florida’s most scenic seaside hamlets, courtesy of the Gulfport Historical Society. The next guided tour is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 18, at 3 p.m. Tours start at the Gulfport History Museum (5301 28th Ave. S.)
      While small, the city of Gulfport is rich in history, complete with colorful characters and tales of mysterious smugglers. This tour lasts roughly two hours and costs $10 per person, although GHS members can take this tour for free. Register for the tour — or become a member so you can take the tour for free — at Please note: Although members go free, we ask that members pre-register for the tours so we can plan accordingly. 

      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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    • Bahamas Chatter: “Update on Ocean Reef, Grand Bahama” plus 2 more

      Explorer Charts - the best charts for the Bahamas and Exumas

      Bahamas Chatter is produced by Explorer Chartbooks, A CRUISERS NET PARTNER, which has long been the standard navigational supplement for enjoyable, informative, and safe cruising through the beautiful Bahamian waters and island visits.

      Bahamas Chatter: “Update on Ocean Reef, Grand Bahama” plus 2 more

      Update on Ocean Reef, Grand Bahama

      Posted: 10 Jan 2020 06:02 AM PST

      Ocean Reef and Yacht Club, Freeport, Grand Bahama
      We here in Ocean Reef we were spared from big damage and flooding so we are in normal operation and open for regular business.
      Kind regards
      Kor Dormans

      Update from Orchid Bay, Abacos

      Posted: 10 Jan 2020 05:59 AM PST

      Orchid Bay, Guana Cay, Abacos

      At present, we have no docks and are currently serving gas and diesel from our roadside pump seven days a week. There are plans to rebuild at least one dock soon. Sunsetter Restaurant was badly damaged but we have it up and running from Thursday through Sunday for dinner only and with a limited menu. It is very casual and open air with no walls but at least it gives people somewhere to go and have a meal and a glass of wine.

      Those are all the updates we have at the moment. Hope this helps.

      Kind regards.

      Lisa Roberts

      UPDATE: Harbour View Marina, Marsh Harbour

      Posted: 10 Jan 2020 05:57 AM PST

      As for Harbour View Marina & Blue Wave Boat Rentals…we are working hard to have boat rentals available to rent this March. Out of our fleet of 20 boats, 19 are salvageable and in varying stages of repair work. The plan for Harbour View Marina is to rebuild the docks as soon as possible and we will have a temporary office building in place while we are getting the construction portion of the office buildings completed. Our hope is to have a fully operational marina and a temporary fuel dock for this upcoming late spring/early summer season. Wally’s restaurant is in full recovery mode and we are working towards an opening in early spring. We are looking forward to a better, stronger Marsh Harbour and doing all we can to make that happen.
      Thank you for reaching out and I look forward to updating you with progress along the way.

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    • 2020 Light List is Now Available on Navigation Center Website

      Coast Guard Light Lists are a means for communicating aids to navigation information to the maritime public.


      2020 Light Lists are available on the USCG Navigation Center’s website at:


      Coast Guard Light Lists are a means for communicating aids to navigation information to the maritime public. The last government printed Light Lists were the 2014 editions.

      While the Light Lists will no longer be available in government printed form, commercial reproductions may be available for purchase from maritime service providers.

      Local Notice to Mariners will continue to advise Light List corrections and NAVCEN will continue to publish a compilation of corrections.

      Complete versions of the 2020 Light Lists are updated weekly on the NAVCEN website and mariners should download applicable copies and updates as needed at:

      A summary of 2020 Light List corrections are available at:

      Guidance for use of electronic navigation publications onboard U.S. vessels can be found at:

      If the links above do not work, you should either copy and paste the links into your web browser or follow the LNM links from the Navigation Center LNM page.

      The Local Notice to Mariners, Light List, and Summary of Corrections are in Portable Document Format (PDF) and viewing them requires a PDF reader.  PDF readers are readily available on the internet, generally free of charge.

      To download the latest information:

      • Place your mouse over the “PDF” symbol next to the corresponding week.
      • Right click for PC / Control click for Mac.
      • Choose “Save Target As”.
      • Save the PDF to your computer and open using your PDF reader.

      If you have questions regarding this message, please contact the Navigation Center (use “LNMs, Charts, Chart Corrections, or Light Lists” as the subject from the pull down menu).


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    • Betrayal of the Public Trust by Jack White

      Our thanks to Kim Russo and Jack White for their efforts to protect the rights of boaters in Georgia. See Georgia Anchoring Regs.

      Thanks for your patience, everyone, as we continue to gather information about the new rules on anchoring in Georgia.

      Below is an op-ed written by one of our coalition partners, Jack White. Jack is a former Georgia state legislator and I think his explanation/summation of what has happened is spot on. Following Jack’s op-ed is a bit more of my take on the topic.


      Betrayal of the public trust

      Remember when you were in school and a few kids did something wrong and the whole class got punished? If so, then welcome to legislation—Georgia style! Georgia is now home to the most restrictive boater legislation in the nation. This past week the Coastal Resources Division (CRD) of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) posted the announcement of the implementation of HB201 on their website. You may recall this is the bill I warned Liberty and Bryan County residents about last summer. A hodgepodge of disjointed topics, the bill included anchoring permits, logs of pump-outs, fees and the establishment of anchorage areas. Did you catch that folks? Not just authorization to tell you where you CAN’T anchor but where you CAN anchor. The announcement this week (via Administrative Order from DNR Commissioner Mark Williams) graciously informs the public that “The Commissioner hereby ORDERS that anchorage areas for the purpose of overnight anchoring are established throughout all the estuarine areas the state…”. In other words, a right we have enjoyed for centuries in waters most boaters and boating organizations believe to be federally controlled (see the commerce clause of the US Constitution) has been granted to us by the DNR. This should be challenged in a court of law.

      If you go onto the DNR website they will tell you “HB201 is a new law that mainly affects waste discharge from vessels with marine sanitation devices (MSDs) and overnight anchoring in coastal waters”. Folks, this is disingenuous at best. HB201 was NEVER about a concern over the cleanliness of Georgia’s waters. It was about getting rid of a couple of nuisance boats in the coastal Georgia area to make a couple of powerful people happy. It was their scenery that was getting polluted—not the water. To fix their problem, Representative Don Hogan (Brunswick, Ga) with the help of others crafted HB201 at the urging of DNR. Why? Because DNR needed a way to make these 2 complaints go away and establishing setbacks under the guise of clean water was deemed the answer. The hen has now come to roost in the form of this new DNR Administrative Order which outlines the following:

      ONE. It restricts overnight anchoring within 1,000 feet (that’s over 3 football fields) of any structure, such as public and private docks, wharfs, bridges, piers and pilings, except in areas near marinas. This 1,000’ offset needlessly eliminates anchorages all over the state. It will affect numerous boaters many of which transit Georgia waters as part of the annual migration along the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) that brings in millions of dollars to Georgia businesses. Additionally, an unintended consequence of this ill-conceived legislation is that it gives private landowners jurisdiction over public waters free of charge with no need for a bottom lease from the state. Essentially waterfront owners now control thousands of acres of public water at no cost. I seriously question the legality of this action and challenge any attorney reading this to take action.

      TWO. Commissioner Mark Williams and the DNR have created an animal known as Marina Zones, which wasn’t even in HB201. These will allow boaters to anchor as close as 300 feet to marinas or facilities that provide fuel, dinghy access, provisions, vessel maintenance or other services, regardless of whether other structures exist nearby. This of course begs the question, if we can anchor 300’ from a marina, where there are numerous comings and goings, why are we prohibited from anchoring 300’ from any other structure where there may be no or very limited activity? It makes zero sense but then it doesn’t have to as long as it makes the two waterfront owners happy. It would seem the needs of the few outweigh the needs of the many.

      Many boating groups to include the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), Boat US, Seven Seas Cruising Association (SSCA), Marine Trawler Owners Association (MTOA), American Great Loopers Cruising Association (AGLCA), and the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway Association (AIWA) were never consulted before the legislation was passed. Most importantly, the general boating public was unaware of the bill until it had already passed. A public hearing occurred on June 17 in Brunswick where we voiced our concerns and were assured no rules would be implemented until they were vetted with the boating public. Afterwards, at a July 31st Stakeholders’ Meeting, which I and several boating representatives attended, we collectively recommended 150’ setbacks from marinas and private structures. Personnel at DNR were informed that a 1,000’ setback was far too large yet that has now been implemented.  So much for transparency and open dialogue with the public.

      The General Assembly didn’t just take away the freedoms of Georgians, they also took away the freedoms of every American transiting our waters from other states. DNR never had any intention of engaging any of the end users–Georgia boaters and visiting boaters to the coastline of Georgia. Actions speak much louder than words.

      So, what can we do? I invite the citizens of coastal Georgia to join me in writing and calling both the Governor’s office as well as the Commissioner of DNR.

      Governor Brian Kemp
      206 Washington Street
      Suite 203, State Capitol
      Atlanta, GA 30334
      Phone Number: 404-656-2846
      Toll Free: 1-800-436-7442
      Contact via web form:

      Commissioner Mark Williams
      2 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, SE
      Suite 1252 – East Tower
      Atlanta, GA 30334
      Phone number: 404-656-3505
      Contact via web form:

      Maps of restricted anchorage areas by county can be found here:

      Jack White
      Boater, Liberty County resident & former Ga State Representative, House District 3

      As Jack eloquently shared, stakeholders (including AGLCA) were invited by DNR to a meeting because they said they wanted our feedback as they crafted the implementation rules associated with HB201.  It was my understanding leaving that meeting, and from subsequent phone contact, that we’d be kept informed of progress and given the chance to preview the new rules before implementation to provide comment.  We were blindsided by the order two days before it took effect.  

      Our coalition has been making calls and gathering information, and has not found a group that suggested 1,000-feet as a setback.  There seems to be no explanation as to how that distance was selected.  It appears that even marinas, who some think have the most to gain when boats cannot anchor overnight, appear to have suggested a setback far less than 1,000-feet.  And even Florida, where there are constant challenges to the right to anchor, has setbacks of only 150-feet.

      There is some good news.  First, the wheels are in motion for a potential legislative change that we hope will undo the problems inherent in HB201.  We will provide more details on this as soon as we are able.  Second, groups much bigger than ours, with a lot more clout, are just as outraged as we are.  We hope to make more details about their efforts available soon as well.  

      In the meantime, Jack’s suggestion of letter-writing to Commission Williams and Governor Kemp (see address information above) is our next course of action.  Please take the time to write.  Remember to be respectful, specific, and concise about how this administrative order will affect you.  For your convenience, the order is available here.  

      Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.


      Kim Russo
      America’s Great Loop Cruisers’ Association

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      1. James H. Newsome -  January 10, 2020 - 7:35 am

        Tune in Friday January 10, 2020 at 10:00AM for “Great Loop Radio: Georgia Anchoring Setbacks” with Kim Russo and Jack While as they discuss the implications of GA’s HB201 Anchoring law and the Administrative Order issued by Commissioner Mark Williams which established 1000′ setbacks for anchoring in Georgia coastal waters.
        Kim is the Executive Director of America’s Great Loop Cruisers Association and also represents a coalition of boating groups including Seven Seas Cruising Association, Marine Trawlers Owners Association and DeFever Cruisers.
        Jack is a Georgia coastal resident and avid boater and cruiser. He is a retired Air Force fighter pilot and instructor at the Air Force Academy, former Georgia legislator, and currently a flight instructor at Gulf Stream in Savannah. Jack is also a co-founder of Save Georgia’s Anchorages.

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    • Feature Article on 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! See January 2020 in Washington.

      The 6 most Instagrammable spots around Washington, NC


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

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    • Present and Future Environmental Concerns for Southeast Coastal Waters as of 1/9/2020

      Future environmental concerns, such as coral collapse, lionfish, blue and green algae blooms, the impact of dredging, water levels in Lake Okeechobee and rising sea levels in general, all remain for our coastal waters after this past year of ecological and economic disasters of red tide and sargassum blooms in Florida.

      1/9/20 Some Hopeful News About Florida’s Environment for A Change

      1/7/20 BTT committed to conservation and restoration of the Florida Keys marine environment
      Florida Keys Weekly

      1/7/20 ‘Fix the water, protect the habitat and pass on a pristine Florida Keys to future generations’ 
      Florida Keys Weekly

      1/3/20 Ocean Acidification Threatens the US Economy
      Scientific American

      1/3/20 Five environmental fights to watch in 2020
      The Hill

      1/3/20 How Will Climate Change Impact the Gulf Stream?
      State of the Planet (press release) (blog)

      1/2/20 Federation, Partners Focus on Water Quality
      Coastal Review Online

      1/1/20 Beach Advisories Issued for St. Simons Island & Jekyll Island Beaches
      Coastal Review Online

      1/1/20 Beach Advisories Issued on Tybee Island
      Coastal Review Online

      12/28/19 ‘Protecting Paradise’ features champions of the environment in the Keys
      Miami Herald

      12/26/19 Keys awash in water-related news during year

      12/21/19 How Microbes Reflect the Health of Coral Reefs
      Marine Technology News

      12/18/19 A federal plan to save coral reefs

      12/7/19 “There’s poison in our water.”
      Florida Keys Weekly

      12/6/19 Conservation groups locked in legal fight over seismic surveys off Atlantic coast

      12/6/19 Disease wastes South Florida’s corals, despite end of bleaching
      Valliant News

      12/4/19 Toxic Algae Bloom Closes 25 Beaches On Mississippi‘s Coast
      Stock Daily Dish

      11/22/19 Deadly coral disease has spread throughout Florida’s reefs
      Florida Phoenix

      11/19/2019 Submerged Vegetation Mirrors Coast’s Health
      Coastal Review Online

      11/1/19 FIU talk explains why sonar and seismic testing harm marine mammals
      Florida Keys Weekly

      10/31/19 While red tide persists in Collier, Sarasota-Manatee levels normal
      Sarasota Herald-Tribune

      10/30/19 Beach Advisory Issued for North Beach on Jekyll Island
      GADNR/Coastal Resources Division

      10/23/19 Dead Fish, Toxic Scent on Florida’s SW Beaches Could be Red Tide from Nestor
      NBC 6 South Florida

      10/23/19 Beach Advisory Issued for Driftwood Beach on Jekyll Island
      GADNR/Coastal Resources


      10/15/19 King tides: South Florida’s had 4 straight days of record high tides
      Palm Beach Post

      10/14/19 New Study Shows Higher Levels of PFAS
      Coastal Review Online

      10/7/19 I am docked Norfolk at the Waterside Marina downtown. The high tide comes within a couple inches of flooding their inner docks. Over in Portsmouth it already does crest the public facedocks there.
      Geoff Gardner

      10/6/19 UN Climate Change Report Projects Bleak Future For Ocean Health


      10/6/19 Red tide counts growing along Southwest Florida coast, fish kills reported in Collier
      The News-Press

      10/6/19 Naples, Fort Myers, Bonita Springs report red tide; will it return to Florida east coast?

      10/6/19 Red Tide is back in southwest Florida
      Tampa Bay Times

      10/6/19 Red tide returns: Harmful algae appears again in parts of Florida

      10/6/19 Beachgoers in some counties — among them Broward — are likely being exposed to harmful bacteria

      10/2/19 NOAA Awards $10.2 Million for Harmful Algal Bloom Research
      SRQ Magazine

      10/2/19 FSU Researchers: Multifactor models reveal worse picture of climate change impact on marine life

      Florida State News

      10/2/19 Florida is in for more dead corals, sea rise and floods, says new UN climate report

      10/2/19 In Florida, Flushing the Toilet Is Threatened by Rising Sea Levels for Tens of Thousands of …
      The Weather Channel

      10/1/19 Look for ‘Climate Change’ to Be Referenced in Florida’s Blue-Green Algae Report
      News Talk Florida

      9/28/19 Gulf Stream slowing down; that could mean rising seas, hotter Florida
      Walton Sun


      9/27/19 Coral Reefs

       Threatened by Mysterious Disease Compared to Ebola

      9/26/19 Fort Myers Beach new mini reefs to keep marine life healthy, fight red tide
      Wink News

      9/25/19 Seaweed is gobbling up Mexican beaches


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      Comments from Cruisers (2)

      1. Patti Holma -  January 11, 2019 - 10:36 am

        Any info on the east coast?

        • Cruisers' Net -  January 14, 2019 - 12:55 pm

          Patti – I think this report addresses thru title only, so E. Coast not as sever as Gulf. In fact we see very little on that side except around St Lucie area “maybe”

    • LNM: CPOA Live-Fire Drills Continue, Jan 13-17, Neuse River near AICW Statute Mile 185

      The Cherry Point Operating Area (CPOA) occupies a wide area around Hancock Creek and Cherry Point on the south side of the Neuse River west of the Waterway’s intersection with Adams Creek at Mile 185. Cruisers traveling upstream to New Bern should favor the north shore and expect to encounter some military traffic and possible delays. These on-going exercises were begun in mid-May.


      ——- ——— ————- —————-
      13-17 JAN 0001-2359 W-122(17) 34-04N1 077-07W1
      33-33N2 076-55W3
      33-49N9 076-30W6
      34-17N5 076-45W2
      34-04N1 077-07W1

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