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Hurricane Florence Marina and Waterway Damage Status Report - 2018 Hurricane Season

This status report compiles marina and waterway damage intel from the 2018 hurricane season. We monitor our partner marinas, news reports, social media, and direct reports from boaters on the scene. With every marina reported as closed or damaged, we attempt to verify with the marina. 

If you have any information that will benefit your fellow boaters, or if you see any information on this report that may be outdated, please contact us immediately through the form below, email mayday@dockwa.com, or share on the Dockwa Facebook Group

This page will be updated once daily. Last update: 10:00 EST 9/20/2018.

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South Carolina Marinas

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Last Updated Marina City State Status Notes Reported by
 9/18/18 Socastee Swing Bridge   SC   Operational Boater
 9/18/18 Barefoot Landing   SC   Operational Boater
 9/18/18 Little River Swing Bridge   SC   Operational Boater
 9/18/18 Ben Sawyer Bridge   SC   operational and back on normal schedule. Boater
 9/18/18 Port of charleston   SC Open Open Boater
 9/18/18 Charleston Marina   SC Open Open and taking transients. Boater
09/17/18 8:53 AM The Harborage at Ashley Marina Charleston SC Open No issues Marina
09/14/18 10:50 AM Harbour Town Yacht Basin Hilton Head Island SC Open Marina is open and has space available Marina









North Carolina Marinas

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Last Updated Marina City State Status Notes Reported by
 9/18/18 Bridge Point Marina   NC   Damaged with many sunken boats. Boater
 9/18/18 Southport NC area   NC   Southport NC: All the marinas were spared major damage. There is still no electrical power in the area. The city potable water system has had several major breaks and it is unclear how long it will take to get the water flowing again. All of the roads leading into Southport are washed out and flooded. At this time there is no vehicular access to Southport. The Cape Fear river is expected to crest later this week. There will be significant debris washing though. Boater
 9/18/18 Coinjock Marina   NC   All is OK at Coinjock. More than 20 boats have left and headed to Hatteras, Wanchese, Beaufort and points south! They have not heard of any reported problems in any of the canals and creeks to Beaufort NC. Boater
 9/18/18 Alligator River Swing Bridge   NC  Open Alligator River Swing Bridge is operational. Boater
 9/18/18 Alligator Pungo Canal   NC   Alligator Pungo Canal to check ATONs. There are damaged ATONs. Boater
 9/18/18 Wilkerson Bridge   NC   Wilkerson Bridge now at about 60.5 feet Boater
 9/18/18 River Forrest Marina   NC  Open River Forrest Marina has no fuel but is taking reservations. Transient space is limited to smaller vessels. Grocery store is open, downtown restaurants are “drying out” after 4’ of flood water. Main streets are dry this morning, but only just barely. Many parts of town are still flooded. Boater
 9/18/18 Jarrett Bay   NC Closed  Jarrett Bay is closed. No Power. Area is devastated. Boater
 9/18/18 Homer Smith Docks Beaufort NC Open  Homer Smith Docks had no damage. Still has no power but is taking transients. They report that boats are moving up and down the Beaufort waterways with no trouble. Boater
 9/18/18 Beaufort City Docks Beaufort NC Open  Beaufort City Docks are operational. No Power as of noon 9/17. A generator is wired to the fuel pumps, so fuel is available. 2 x 100’ yachts are inbound from Coinjock 9/18.  Boater
 9/18/18 Onslow Beach Bridge   NC   Onslow Beach Bridge phone not working Boater
 9/18/18 Surf City Bridge   NC   Surf City Bridge phone not working Boater
 9/18/18 Figure 8 Bridge   NC   Figure 8 Bridge phone not working Boater
 9/18/18 Wrightsville beach bridge   NC   Wrightsville beach bridge 910.256.2886 not answering 9/17/18 Boater
Norfolk District Dismal Swamp Canal
   NC/VA Open  According to USACE Norfolk District Dismal Swamp Canal is open and the locks and bridges are operating on a normal schedule.  
9/17/18 Dudley's Marina Cape Carteret NC Closed We suffered an extensive amount of damage with Florence. It will take at least 3 weeks to be up and running again. Marina Staff
09/17/18 10:25 AM Morehead City Transient Docks Morehead City NC Closed No power, no water at this time Marina Staff
09/20/18  Dowry Creek Marina Belhaven NC Open

Damage was minimal, and the Marina is open and accepting transient and long-term slip reservations. The Clubhouse and Ship Store are open and undamaged, and the main pier and adjacent slips are open. We expect to be pumping fuel by the weekend, and will update as soon as final repairs are made. Additional slips will be opened as repairs are completed, and we expect to have the entire facility back to full operation within 2-3 weeks..

Marina Staff
09/16/18 11:24 AM Coinjock Marina Coinjock NC Open No damage. Marina Staff
9/16/18 Galley Stores Marina New Bern NC Closed Please be patient with us over the coming days as we prepare for, endure, and recover from this potentially devastating storm. We will do our best to respond as quickly as possible. 
09/15/18 10:16 AM Bock marine Beaufort NC Open   Boater
9/11/18 11:40:43 River Dunes Marina Oriental NC   Marina is full



Port City Marina Wilmington NC   Marina is full


Wilmington Marine Center Wilmington NC   Marina is full


River Forest Marina Belhaven NC Closed Due to pending hurricane Florence, we are not taking any reservations at this time.


Blackwell Point Marina Oriental NC Closed Marina closed due to Hurricane Florence


9/10/18 13:35:40 Bock Marine Beaufort NC   Unable to accommodate any boats until after the hurricane threat.


New Bern Grand Marina and Yacht Club New Bern NC   Full as they preparing for the storm.



Carolina Beach Mooring Field

Carolina Beach



Closed for business after Wednesday 9/12/2018. Will reopen after damage assessment from Hurricane Florence has been conducted and the moorings have been determined to be safe.



Virginia Marinas

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Last Updated Marina City State Status Notes Reported by
Moss Landing Marina Portsmouth VA  

Reported as closed in prep for the storm