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November 12th  2017

The Dismal Swamp Canal Reopens by Claude Milot


 The good news is that the Dismal Swamp Canal is finally open again after months of repairs to damage caused by Hurricane Matthew.…………..read more


November 12th  2017

The Dismal Swamp Canal and the Civil War by Claude Milot


 The Dismal Swamp Canal is the oldest operating artificial waterway in the United States, going back to its completion in 1805. Throughout its early history, it was used to ship produce and merchandise between Norfolk and Elizabeth City. But commerce  …………..read more


August 17th ,  2017

THE ALBEMARLE LOOP SPINS A NOTORIOUS PIECE OF WATER INTO A CRUISERS’ PLAYGROUND. OUR CRUISING EDITOR GIVES IT A WHIRL.  by Jody Argo Schroath


The first obstacle to my opening day on the Albemarle Loop was the weather, which is to say it wasn’t good. It was, in fact, exactly the sort of weather we are warned against by every cruise guide author (including myself) writing about North Carolina’s Albemarle Sound. Northwest winds 15 to 20 knots, …………..read more


August 17th ,  2017

Columbia—Gateway to Nature by Claude Milot


 Columbia may not be the biggest town on the Albemarle Loop, with fewer than 1,000 people living in an area of only 0.5 square miles. The municipal marina, which has all the amenities except for fuel, is located at the foot of a Main Street bustling with art galleries, shops, and restaurants. Around the corner is a winery …………..read more


July 3rd , 2017

Hertford and Perquimans County – A Short History by Claude Milot


 When Loopers sail into the western end of Albemarle Sound, they enter an area rich in pre-colonial history. Before English adventurers came down from Virginia to explore this bountiful land, it was inhabited by the Weapemeoc, a native people related linguistically and culturally to the Algonquians. Their territory  …………..read more


June 15th, 2017

Visit Hertford—A Planned Town by Claude Milot


Hertford may not have the biggest marina on the Loop, but it has an unparalleled reputation as the friendliest. Loopers who have visited Hertford have many stories about being greeted at the dock, escorted into town, introduced to friendly residents, even taken to Woodard’s  Pharmacy for the best  …………..read more


May 9, 2017 -

Edenton—the South’s Prettiest Small Town by Claude Milot


 A must-stop on the Albemarle Loop is Edenton, a storybook place of lovely waterfront parks and broad, tree-lined streets flanked by 18th and 19th century homes, a place not only of great beauty and charm, but also a living monument to the colonial era when the town was a vibrant political, cultural,  …………..read more


April 1, 2017 -

ALBEMARLE LOOP NEWS - A World-Class Adventurer Visits by Claude Milot


 On a wintry day in March, a stranger sailed an unusual 13-foot sailboat into the Albemarle Planation marina and tied up close to the dock master’s office. From the narrow opening of the boat’s cockpit e…………read more


March 16, 2017 -

An Albemarle Loop Town -  Plymouth, North Carolina by Claude Milot


Sail up the Roanoke River for seven miles and you come to the little town of Plymouth, North Carolina, one of the eight stops on the Albemarle Loop. Looks can be deceiving, but there’s a lot more to …………read more

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