Fuel Discount Correction for River Forest Manor and Marina, , Belhaven, NC, AICW Statute Mile 135.5

Skipper McMillen is correct, the 10% BoatUS discount is on dockage and electric only, not on fuel. There is a volume discount on diesel. Our directory has been corrected: http://cruisersnet.net/?p=10480. River Forest Marina is located on the northeastern shores of Pantego Creek, just northwest of the creek’s breakwater enclosed entrance.

I stopped at River Forest for fuel yesterday and they informed me they do not give Boat US discount on fuel contrary to what is posted on the SSECN site. They do give such a discount on dockage and electricity. Just an FYI.
Jim McMillen

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Fishermen’s Village Awarded TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, Punta Gorda, FL

Punta Gorda, Florida - a GREAT cruising destinationFishermen’s Village in Punta Gorda, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, on Western Florida’s Charlotte Harbor/Peace River is more than worthy of this award! Whether you are moored in Punta Gorda’s mooring field or berthed at Fishermen’s Village Marina, also A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, this is the place to be!


Recognized as a Top Performing Shopping and Vacation Destination as Reviewed by Travelers on the World’s Largest Travel Site

Punta Gorda, FL , June 19, 2015– Fishermen’s Village Mall and Resort today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. Now in its fifth year, the award celebrates excellence in hospitality and is given only to establishments that consistently achieve great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor. Certificate of Excellence winners include accommodations, eateries and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a superior customer experience.

When selecting Certificate of Excellence winners, TripAdvisor uses a proprietary algorithm to determine the honorees that takes into account the quality, quantity and recency of reviews and opinions submitted by travelers on TripAdvisor over a 12-month period as well as business’s tenure and ranking on the Popularity Index on the site. To qualify, a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months.

“Winning the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence is a true source of pride for the entire team at Fishermen’s Village and we’d like to thank all of our past guests who took the time to complete a review on TripAdvisor,” said Kathy Burnam, Marketing/Events Manager at Fishermen’s Village. “There is no greater seal of approval than being recognized by one’s customers. With the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence based on customer reviews, the accolade is a remarkable vote of confidence to our business and our continued commitment to excellence.”

“TripAdvisor is pleased to honor exceptional hospitality businesses that have received consistent praise and recognition by travelers on the site,” said Marc Charron President, TripAdvisor for Business. “By putting a spotlight on businesses that are focused on delivering great service to customers, TripAdvisor not only helps drive increasing hospitality standards around the world, it also gives businesses both large and small the ability to shine and stand out from the competition.”

Fishermen’s Village Mall, Resort and Marina is located on pristine Charlotte Harbor in Punta Gorda Florida. A two level complex, the lower level features independently owned shops, boutiques and waterfront restaurants, water recreation, military heritage museum, live entertainment and special events. The second level sports vacation villas, available for daily/weekly rental. For more information, visit www.fishville.com or call 1 800 639-0020.

Kathy Burnam
Marketing/Events Manager
Fishermen’s Village
1200 West Retta Esplanade #57A
Punta Gorda, FL 33950

P 941 575-3007
M 941 258-1327
F 941 637-1054

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Fort Pierce City Marina Update, June 19, 2015, AICW Statute Mile 966.5

The entrance channel leading to Fort Pierce City Marina, a SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR!, runs to the west, just south of the Fort Pierce high-rise bridge, and well north of unlighted daybeacon #188.


Anne Maurer
Fort Pierce City Marina

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Locks On The Kentucky River Open To Recreational Boat Traffic (VIDEO)

An 82-mile stretch of the Kentucky River from Frankfort, Kentucky, to its mouth at the Ohio River is navigable with the opening of locks and dams Nos. 1 through 4.

They are open to boaters for the first time since 2007, when major renovation work began. That opens up the Kentucky River to the Ohio River for boaters.

The Kentucky Finance and Administration Cabinet said in a press release that more than 1,200 people on 295 boats have passed through the locks since they opened during the Memorial Day weekend, according to the Associated Press.

It takes an average of about 20 to 30 minutes to “lock through.”

As a note to boaters, there was to be a dredge barge working in pools 1 through 4 during the first two weeks of June to clear any trees from the sailing line and to deepen the approaches to the locks, according to the Kentucky Finance and Administrative Cabinet.

The locks were to remain open during the process.

Celebrations are planned, including a ribbon cutting on June 26 and a River Blast on June 27, both in Frankfort.

River cleanups are also planned in communities along the river and along the Ohio River on Saturday.

Close up of an opening lock.

Close up of an opening lock.

This post originally appeared here.

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