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Albemarle Loop

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Albemarle Loop Ships Store

The following items can be purchased at Albemarle Plantation from the Albemarle Loop Representative or they can be ordered and shipped to you.  There is a shipping and handling charge of $5.00 on each order that is shipped.  All qualified Passport Cruisers recieve a 20% discount.
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"LOO P" hat with Logo $ 22.00 Buy
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"LOOP" hat without Logo. ONLY ONE LEFT
$ 18.00
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"LOOP' T Shirts - Fruit of the Loom® Heavy Cotton HD™ Short Sleeve T-Shirt with a Left Chest Pocket $ 18.00 Buy
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"LOOP" Cups -Full Color design around the mug, Ceramic material, 12 oz capacity $ 11.00 Buy
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"LOOP" Log Book - 240 pages, lined paper w/ Elastic closure and pen loop & Gold ribbon page marker & Expandable pocket at the back . 8.19" H x 5.75" W x 0.75" L dimensions $ 9.00 Buy
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"LOOP" Stylus Pen - Plastic material with contrasting accents 5.75" L and 0.4" diameter Black ink color, Twist-action ballpoint pen and yellow highlighter, Soft rubber stylus for touch screen devices $ 5.00 Buy
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"LOOP" Insulated Lighthouse Boat Tote Cooler - 13.5" H x 17.5" W compartment keeps drinks cold. Open front pocket with pen loop holds accessories. Double 24" handles make it easy to carry. $ 18.00 Buy
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"LOOP" Waterproof Jacket - Port Authority® Torrent Waterproof Jacket - 100% polyester 100% polyester mesh-lined body and hood Adjustable self-fabric tab cuffs with hook-and-loop closures Open hem with locking drawcord Front pockets with waterproof zippers Zip-off hood Logo: Embroided (ALLOW 2 WEEKS FOR SHIPPING) $ 85.00 Buy
The following charts can be purchased at Yacht Doc @ Cypress Cove or they can be ordered and shipped to you.  There is a shipping and handling charge of $5.00 on each order that is shipped.  All qualified Passport Cruisers recieve a 20% discount.
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ICW Booklet: Albemarle Sound to Neuse River, NC. ICW 3 page bound booklet, double sided, laminated 13 x 18 inches, North Carolina. 
Intracoastal Waterway series from Albemarle Sound through Alligator River, including the Alligator and Pungo River Canal through the Pungo River into the Pamlico River to Goose Creek to Bay River to Neuse River. 3 page flip booklet.
$ 20.45
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Small Boat and Kayak: Currituck Sound, NC. Small Boat/Kayak Inshore fishing chart, double sided, laminated, 12 x 18 inches, North Carolina. Detailed inshore chart from Knotts Island Bay to Currituck Sound to Kitty Hawk Bay, NC. All charts include GPS coordinates, wrecks, reefs, shoals, fishing areas, amenities and restrictions. Please refer to our inshore, nearshore and offshore charts in this area.
$ 12.45
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Nearshore 20 - 30 miles off. Chart is 19 x 26 inches double sided and laminated Albemarle, NC
Side A: Currituck Beach Light to Rodanthe, NC, Wimble Shoals (Oregon Inlet). Side B: Albemarle Sound, west to Chowan River, with an extension of the river to Bartonsville. All charts include wrecks, reefs, shoals, fishing areas, amenities and restrictions. 
$ 20.45

Albemarle Loop News and Press Releases

A Deep Love Affair
By Claude Milot
Published August 15, 2018
Laura and Artie Ortmann are the very definition of loopers, having done The Great Loop in 2016 and now well on their way to completing the Albemarle Loop aboard their 47-foot Bayliner My Leap of Faith. And like all loopers, they have many stories to tell. Here is just more

Fine Dining at The 51 House by Claude Milot

Published August 14th, 2018
Rose Tummarello has a very successful accounting and consulting practice .......Two years ago the vision became a reality as a new kind of restaurant with a theme inspired by Edenton’s colonial history. Its new name was The 51 House, recalling the 51 Edenton women known as the Edenton Tea Party. more

A Sailor’s Story By Claude Milot

Published August 3rd , 2018
Loopers began arriving at Albemarle Plantation’s marina early this year, thanks to the growing knowledge that there was much to see and do in the towns promoted by the Albemarle Loop. But the Loop’s director Jack Atwell had no idea that looper #14 on May 5th was someone special. . ………… more  

Neuse Sailing Association Does the LOOP by Claude Milot
Published June 23rd , 2018
They came. On the afternoon of June 18th, a flotilla of 20 sailboats with names like Lulu, Jade Moon, Ginger, and Midnight Silk, having sailed all the way from Oriental, NC, slipped into docks at Albemarle Plantation Marina on the first leg of their tour of Albemarle Sound. ………… more

A Looper Gets a Scare By Claude Milot 
Published June 8th , 2018
On May 22nd Otto Szentesi and his wife Mimi sailed their 43-foot sloop into Yeopim Creek and tied up at berth 4 on C Dock in Albemarle Plantation Marina. They had heard about the Albemarle Loop and wanted to see what it was all about. They had no idea what they were in for. ………… more

The Young Pros Are Coming to Albemarle Plantation by Claude Milot
May 13th, 2018
Ever wonder how good golfers make it to the PGA tour? It’s not easy. There is no annual draft of college players, no minor league system like in baseball, and few national amateur tournaments to open the door to the big time. ….. One of these tournaments is the 2018 Biggs Classic to be played on Albemarle Plantation’s Sound Golf Links starting May 22nd ………… more

News from Cypress Cove By Claude Milot
March 16th, 2018
Columbia’s Cypress Cove Marina is under new management. All operations of the 25-acre marina are now under the direction of Ken and Kelly Moore of Yacht Doc, Inc, new members of The Albemarle Loop. This husband and wife team’s history goes back to Michigan where Ken, who had been honing his skills repairing diesel engines on heavy trucks, switched to repairing boats in 1999. ………… more

Spring Means Baseball By Claude Milot
February 17th , 2018
There’s a new sound in the air, the pop of a baseball hitting a catcher’s mitt. As I write this, pitchers and catchers are already at work at spring training camps all over Florida. Heard soon will be the crack of a bat as seasoned major leaguers shake off winter rust and hopeful rookies get in their early swings ………… more

The Dismal Swamp Canal and the Civil War by Claude Milot

November 12th 2017
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 ………… more

August 17th , 2017

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, ………… more

Columbia—Gateway to Nature by Claude Milot
August 17th , 2017
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 ………… more

Hertford and Perquimans County – A Short History by Claude Milot
July 3rd , 2017
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 ………… more

Sponsors and Passport Cruisers

Platinum Sponsor
Curtis Stokes & Associates
Gold Sponsor - Passport Sponsor
Albemarle Plantation - Sound Links Golf Course     
Silver Sponsor
Inner Banks B&B and The Table
Bronze Sponsor
Weather Routing, Inc.
Harmony - Frank Arbusto Jr.- 2018  
Kilo Fox II - Keith Flint - 2018
Inspiration - Phil & Pam Eastman - 2018
Nomadic Spirit - Janice Nagle 2018
Warrel II
- Hans & Greta Van Meeteren - 2018
Maranatha - David Reeves - 2018