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Bonner Bridge FUD -- "Rumors of Bonner Bridge Closure Shot Down, as Negotiations Continue" is the headline at Island Free Press November 24th, 2014. Maybe NCDOT needs to rummage around the closet for a Stumpy Point Ferry - just in case.

Emerald Isle Woods -- 41 acre park run by the town of Emerald Isle. Looks like a pretty place for a walk or picnic. Click here.

Dawson Creek Access Area Closed for Renovations -- The ramp and dock, just upriver from Oriental at Janeiro, will be closed for about three months to allow for rebuilding. Story here.

Havelock Solves Its Sewage Problem -- Little Slocum Creek just couldn't handle it all, so the outflow pipe was extended to the Neuse River, at the cost of $12 million. The big, bad Neuse can handle all the sewage that Havelock can throw at it. But a stint of bad weather crushed the spindly wooden pilings at the outlet end, and now Havelock has to come up with another $197,000 to put in steel ones.Click here for the whole story.

Meet Michel and Annie -- The Ocracoke Current has an article about my friends Michel and Annie, who I met at Oriental a couple of months ago. If you cross paths with them, say hello for the Neuse River Sailor. Bienvenue aux Marins Francais!

Passenger Ferry Q and A -- Fine local reporting from the Ocracoke Current about a recent public meeting regarding ferry issues. Ferry Q and A.

Rum Distillery in Manteo? -- We'll see how this pans out. Rum-swilling Neuse River sailors may have a chance to support the local economy. Website here.

Not Everyone Runs the Ditch -- Great article at Ocracoke Currents about a couple of snowbirds taking the offshore route and their visit to Ocracoke. See here.

Oriental Catboat -- Latest Shipping News at The Town Dock features Felix the catboat, a stunning piece of craftsmanship by local resident Art Halpern. I saw this boat at Sailcraft Services in the water a few weeks ago, and it is a real eye-opener.

R2AK -- Sounds like total lunacy, but a group is organizing an "Ironman" style sail, row, paddle event from Port Townsend, WA to Ketchikan, AK - 750 miles - for June 2015. Website here.

Tour the State Port Facility -- The NC Maritime Museum will sponsor tours of the Morehead City Port Facility November 19th and December 12th, 2014. Reservations are $5.00 and you need to make one a week in advance so they can get you cleared. More information here.

Retrospective on Claiborne Young's Life -- A short article at News & Observer from July 20th, 2014.

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