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Doing the Ditch

Getting through the trouble spots of the 1,200-mile trip from Annapolis, Maryland, to Stuart, Florida, requires caution and careful planning. Read the full story here.

April 22, 2011
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The Corvette 340 arriving in Stuart, Florida after a 1200-mile trip from Annapolis George Sass Sr.

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The Corvette 340 arriving in Stuart after a 1200-mile trip from Annapolis George Sass Sr.

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George Sass Sr.

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Norfolk’s U.S.S. Wisconsin and Nauticus George Sass Sr.

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Enjoying a cup of Seattle’s best on Portsmouth’s waterfront George Sass Sr.

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Locking through Deep Creek Lock on the Dismal Swamp George Sass Sr.

Doing the Ditch

Two powerboats and two sailboats heading down the Dismal Swamp George Sass Sr.

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Fall foliage on the Dismal Swamp George Sass Sr.

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Morning in Oriental, North Carolina George Sass Sr.

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Welcome to Elizabeth City, North Carolina George Sass Sr.

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The dinghy dock in Oriental encourages transients to stop and drop anchor in the small basin or up Greens Creek George Sass Sr.

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Oriental’s anchorage beyond the the private Oriental Harbor Marina and inside the breakwater has room for just a few boats, but for those who can fit under the 45-foot vertical clearance bridge, there is plenty of room up Greens Creek. George Sass Sr.

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A stand-up paddler in Wrightsville Beach gets some exercise before the sun sets. George Sass Sr.

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Corvette 340 cruising the ICW near Wrightsville Beach, NC George Sass Sr.

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The residential streets of Southport are lined with live oaks and charming homes George Sass Sr.

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When at the helm, be prepared to slow down to avoid swamping the many small boats along the waterway George Sass Sr.

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A foggy morning at Dock Holiday’s Marina near Myrtle beach, SC George Sass Sr.

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After the morning fog lifted on Little River near Myrtle Beach, SC George Sass Sr.

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The Harborage at Ashley Marina in Charleston, SC George Sass Sr.

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Beautiful homes line the Charleston waterfront George Sass Sr.

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Corvette 340 making 18-knots south of Charleston George Sass Sr.

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George Sass Sr.

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