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By Bill Moeller, John Kettlewell

"Indispensable . . . Don’t do the ICW with out it."-- Powerboat stories seeing that 1979, this publication has been the piloting advisor of selection for the tens of millions of boaters traversing the 1,094-mile Intracoastal Waterway among Virginia and Florida every year. This 6th version is double the dimension of its predecessor and comprises significantly more desirable insurance of anchorages, pilotage, and amenities. With the addition of John Kettlewell, editor of The Intracoastal Waterway Chartbook, to the writer crew, the Moellers’ customary mile-by-mile navigation consultant is best than ever.

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The Hampton Roads entrance is well marked with many lighted aids to navigation, lighthouses on both sides, and numerous landmarks. If anything, the profusion of aids to navigation is almost too much, sometimes making it difficult to sort one channel from another. The water is deep for the most part, and it is often possible to skim along just outside the large navigation buoys in order to avoid close encounters with commercial and military vessels. As you enter Hampton Roads, the first sights you’ll notice are the many moving and anchored freighters from all over the world.

BRIDGES The mileage of each bridge location is given, followed by the name of the bridge. Some bridges have given names; others are designated only by the highway or railroad line they serve. When a bridge is in a town, we have often added the town’s name to the name of the bridge to aid in locating it on the chart. The NOAA chart always shows the name of a town, but it rarely lists the official name of the bridge or the route number of the highway that How to Use This Handbook 27 passes over it, but these are included in The Intracoastal Waterway Chartbook.

At Mile 30 the river opens up wide, but watch out for the sharp lefthand turn in the ICW channel. In the wide and often windy North Landing River, be sure to glance periodically over your shoulder to make sure your boat is not wandering from the center of the channel, even if your bow is headed toward the next mark. The best depths are in midchannel, and it is usually best to avoid passing close to markers, which tend to be placed on shoals and at corners. You’ll pass into North Carolina near green marker “63,” before Mile 35.

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