Corrections and Additions for Embassy Cruising Guide: Chesapeake Bay to Florida (1st Edition)
Upper Chesapeake Bay – Frog Mortar Creek
FAA requires small craft operators with mast heights of 37 feet or greater to observe caution while transiting Frog Mortar Creek in the vicinity of Martin State Airport. Operators of such vessels shall contact Martin State Airport via telephone at 410-238-1008 prior to entering and when departing the safety area.
Georgia Intracoastal Waterway – Port Royal Sound (SC) and Cumberland Sound (GA)
Due to the limited commercial use of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway between Port Royal Sound, South Carolina (Mile 552) and Cumberland Sound, Georgia (Mile 713), the Savannah District will not receive funds to maintain the waterway to the authorized depths. The District will monitor the conditions of the waterway and publish quarterly condition reports. Mariners are to use extreme caution when transiting the waterway until further notice.
The facilities table listing for Bluewater Yachting Center (page 229) on the Hampton River has some incorrect information. Bluewater has 50 transient slips. The approach depth is 12 feet/dockside is 8 feet. The facility also has two lifts: 37 ton and 100 ton.
Under “Restaurants and Provisions,” (page 230) four listed restaurants—Second Street Restaurant & Tavern, Bobby’s Americana, Sam’s, and Victorian Station—have closed.
Portsmouth & Norfolk
Waterside Marina (page 235) is under new management with a new phone number: (757) 625-3625.
The Sheraton New Bern Marina name has changed to Sky Sail Yacht Club…the contact phone and all other information remains the same (see Marine Facilities and Services table on page 280).
Under “Restaurants and Provisions,” (page 281) The Island Grille has replaced Nikola’s Restaurant at the Bridge Pointe Marina.
The good folks at Ensley’s Radio Co., Inc. (see ad on page 283) do NOT stock “charts, books, and other nautical items” as described in the text on page 282. They are a family-run business specializing in marine electronics for more than 50 years.
The Grand Strand (Little River, SC)
The locations charted on page 332 for the Myrtle Beach Yacht Club, Lightkeeper’s Marina, and Coquina Harbor (more correctly, Coquina Yacht Club) are incorrect. Lightkeeper’s Marina is the first facility reached on your port side upon entering the large harbor immediately west of G “3” and just south of SM 345. Coquina Yacht Club is on the northern shoreline with Myrtle Beach Yacht Club in the westernmost corner of the harbor.
Under “Restaurants and Provisions,” (page 338), the name and phone number of the restaurant at Harbourgate Resort & Marina changed. Formerly Marker 350, it’s now Filet’s at (843) 280-5200.
Our description of facilities on the Cooper River (page 355) omitted mention of the newly expanded (summer of 2005) Cooper River Marina. They now have a dozen slips dedicated to transient vessels under 40 feet as well as a 300-foot side tie dock for the larger cruisers. The county-owned facility also added new offices to the operation which is situated 1-1/2-miles north of the Cooper River Bridge at N32°50'.
Isle of Palms, SC
The photo on page 370 is not Isle of Palms Marina – it’s the Boathouse Restaurant at Breach Inlet. On Chartlet G (page 369), Isle of Palms Marina should be properly located adjacent to Wild Dunes Yacht Harbor, just off the ICW at SM 456.5.
Ocean City, MD
White Marlin Marina (pages 47 & 48) has a new phone number, 410-289-2282.