From September 13th to 15th, Hurricane Florence brought a massive storm surge along with record-breaking rainfall when the storm stalled over the Carolinas. New Bern, North Carolina was one of the hardest hit communities. This picturesque town is home to several marinas and is a much-loved cruising stopover off the Intracoastal Waterway. While there is still a long way to go before things are back to normal in the town, we are happy to report that New Bern is already on the road to recovery.
If you are planning to head south on the ICW this season, be sure to have the most up-to-date charts and look over the most recent US Coast Guard Notice to Mariners as you go through affected areas. Both the ActiveCaptain website/app and Facebook page are helpful resources for timely information.