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Old 12-22-2012, 07:53 AM   #1
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Oriental, NC City Dock

Anyone been there lately and/or familiar with the city dock in Oriental, NC?

May arrive there Christmas day for a quick overnighter.

Not sure from the literature which is the city dock.

Thanks and Happy Holidays!
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Old 12-22-2012, 09:43 AM   #2
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Was there a couple of weeks ago - the city dock is a relatively small finger dock coming out from the seawall at the inner end of the harbor. Enter the harbor, closely parallel the breakwater and go all the way in, past the shrimp boats. It's right across the street from an espresso shop which has free wi-fi which I picked up on the boat (after going over & buying coffee). Easy walk to shops/restaurants.

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Old 12-22-2012, 09:58 AM   #3
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I was there yesterday, but not in the boat. It's not always available, but the marina (Oriental Marina and Inn) will take you in if there isn't room. Remember there is a 48 hour limit to stay on the free dock. You can also just anchor behind the seawall and use the dinghy dock as a backup option. There is no power there. Don't expect much of anything to be open on Xmas day. Maybe a bar or two, but I would highly doubt the Provision Company or many of the nearby restaurants will be open.

If Bess and I find ourselves down there... and we might... we'll stop by and say hello. If you need a ride anywhere or need something brought to you, PLEASE let me know. We have quite a few friends there that we can call that will help you out.

Here is the webcam you can use to check the docks availability at the town's unofficial site:
HarborCam | TownDock.net | Oriental NC News, Weather, Photos

BTW... The Town Dock is the single pier in the middle of this camera shot. To the LEFT (mostly behind The Bean coffee shop) is the Inn. To the RIGHT and in the background, are the fish markets.
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Old 12-22-2012, 10:09 AM   #4
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Here it is on Google Earth:
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Thanks everybody! Happy Holidays to all....
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Old 12-22-2012, 11:57 AM   #6
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Thanks everybody! Happy Holidays to all....
I will be down to New Bern on the 26th and can come to Oriental on the 26th or 27th if needed. Only a 30 minute run from our boat by car.

You could bring the boat to New Bern for Christmas and dock at the face dock.

It would be great to meet up with you.
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If you end up docking at the Oriental Marina and Inn...a nice place...be sure to dock bow in...when we were there...the water close to the seawall was not deep enough to accommodate a 4 foot draft.....so we bowed in.... The hardware store next door is great, the people there are really nice...a fellow working in the hardware store even loaned me his car to go to another store because theirs didn't have what I needed!!
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I will be down to New Bern on the 26th and can come to Oriental on the 26th or 27th if needed. Only a 30 minute run from our boat by car.

You could bring the boat to New Bern for Christmas and dock at the face dock.

It would be great to meet up with you.
Thanks for the offer...a bit out of the way up to New Bern...trying to get warm as fast as possible...
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If you end up docking at the Oriental Marina and Inn...a nice place...be sure to dock bow in...when we were there...the water close to the seawall was not deep enough to accommodate a 4 foot draft.....so we bowed in.... The hardware store next door is great, the people there are really nice...a fellow working in the hardware store even loaned me his car to go to another store because theirs didn't have what I needed!!
Super....sounds great but it may be a bit of a ghost town on Christmas day..
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I hope he finds a spot! Town dock currently has no room at the inn.
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I hope he finds a spot! Town dock currently has no room at the inn.
Looks like Tom has all kind of room though.
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Looks like Tom has all kind of room though.
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Looks like Tom has all kind of room though.
Tom owns Oriental Marina which is on your right as you come to the end of the channel. You can see it in the picture that Gonzo posted behind and to the left of the two sail boats at the city dock.

Oriental Marina (252) 249-1818

Just checked Harbour Cam and the two sail boats are still there but I don't see anybody at the Marina.

Merry Christmas
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Is that Scott sitting at the Inn's marina?
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Is that Scott sitting at the Inn's marina?
Yes...but going out for a walk till 4:30 or so....
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Merry Christmas to all in our little town. Here through New Year's Day and available to help with anyone passing through.
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I love Oriental! I had my boat dry docked to sand and repaint the bottom a few years back....
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Looks like he got underway at 8:45am. Holy crap! He's going to get his ass kicked out there this morning! 20k winds out of the east and cold (very cold) rain out there. Adams Creek will be easy, but Core Sound will be a bear when he gets there. Hope he stays in Morehead City. I wouldn't try and cross Bouge Sound with a strong east wind. But hey, that's just me. I'm a wuss like that.

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An East wind going down Bogue Sound should put the seas on his butt, and give a nice ride. Just stay inside the markers. It is very shallow on either side, but of course it is in New Jersey too.
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Not on an ebbing tide it won't. ;-)
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