Elizabeth City Travel Guide
Tying up at the free docks
Tying up at the free docks
Thornton Docks just on the other side of...
Queen Elizabeth rose in the Elizabethan...
North Carolina boating map
My daughter and grandson at a show in...
Harbor Tours/Rock Fishing
A relaxing boat ride around the harbor of the city. Narrated by locals and documented with 100 yr old photographs! A perfect way to spend 2 hrs of your visit! US Coast Guard licenced and inspected. The boat is an original "Carolina" style juniper planked 31 ft wooden vessel....
Elizabeth City has a glossy magazine called "Images". In it are advertisements and articles about the city. The pictures in the collage are from "Images" of the Historic District in Elizabeth City. There is a walking tour pamphlet available from the Chamber of Commerce.
Hampton Inn Elizabeth City, N.C.
1 Review and 59 Opinions I have not stayed in this particular Hampton Inn, but I have often stayed in others. I particularly...
Cypress Creek Grill: Recommended by Claiborne Young
We went one night to the Colonial, but that was a little too 'local' for our friends, although they went there for lunch the next day. So we took them to this restaurant which was recommended by Claiborne Young in his book. Young's website says:"Casual Dinning in downtown...
The Marina Restaurant: Go by Dinghy or cross the Bridge
The Marina Restaurant is immediately adjacent to Pelican Marina. People say that the food is good and it is open Tuesday through Saturday during the evenings only and Sunday for lunch and dinner.When we came in to Elizabeth City on Sunday, the only place open near the docks...
The City Wine Sellar Bakery and Deli: Bakery, Deli and Wine
Last time we were here, Bob went to the bakery and got some really good bread. I decided that I would do the bread buying this time. I found that in addition to the bakery, they have breakfast pasteries, and breakfast sandwiches (your choice of egg, cheese, bacon, ham or...
Center Square: Dinner Theatre
Someone told me that this building housed a dinner theatre. I can't find anything about it on the internet. This may be the home of the local theatre group - the Encore Theatre Company.
Written Jan 6, 2004
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Fred Fearing - Rose Buddy
Fred, a former USPS employee and a friend now deceased started the Rose Buddys in Elizabeth City. Willard Scott when he heard about the pair, gave Fred his a Rose Buddy golf cart.
Fred instigated the free docks, and the custom of a wine and cheese party about 4:30 or 5 each evening when there are 5 or more new boats at the free docks. In the summer and early fall, each lady from the boats gets a rose (thus the Rose Buddy name). The Rose Buddies have rose bushes at the dock, and also have some at the Welcome Center on the Dismal Swamp Canal. Later in the year the ladies get a cotton boll and become a "cotton pickin' Carolinian"
In the afternoon, Fred comes by in his golf cart and takes note of how many cruisers there are and invites them to the party, which is held behind the WaterWorks mall. He doesn't like you to be late, so pay attention to the time.
The idea is to get people off their boats and talking to each other and sharing experiences. Because otherwise, we tend to be a bit isolated, especially those who are saving money by anchoring out instead of coming into marinas.
Fred gives a speech at the party, and asks the cruisers to sign a book. Unfortunately, sometimes the cruiser's book disappears, so he no longer brings the book to the party.
Updated Jan 6, 2004
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According to an article in "Trade Only Today" as reported on TWGL website, "Pelican Marina owner Ervin Stahel decided not to continue selling gasoline and diesel fuel because it would be too expensive to fix storm damage and restart that part of the business". We were told when we were there at the beginning of November, that his takes had fuel but he had no way to get the fuel out of them and into the boat.
According to the same article, Lamb's Marina, which was counting on picking up that part of the business also has a problem: "..a leak detected in 2001 is holding up the renewal of an operating permit needed to have fuel delivered to the business, [said]Chrystal Bartlett from the Division of Waste Management"
That means that there is no fuel in the Elizabeth City area for boaters. S
So either fuel up in Norfolk or at the Alligator River Marina.
Updated Apr 4, 2011
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- Sailing and Boating
On the History of Flight Trail
The story of the anniversary of Orville and Wilber's Flight at Kitty Hawk includes Elizabeth City. Wilber traveled on the Norfolk-Southern to Elizabeth City because it was the rail head (the end of the line) and served as the gateway to North Carolina. To get from here to...
Museum of the Albemarle
When we first came to Elizabeth City in November of 2000, this building was under construction. I see it sticking up on the other side of the double bascule bridge pictures I have from that year. The next year (2001) it was still under construction, and it wasn't open in...
Double T Farm
I saw an item on TV under the "Best of America by Horseback" (Outdoor Life Network) about the Double T Farm in Elizabeth City. I haven't been able to find anything else out about it. In the TV show, they were using the Double T as a staging area to take the horses to the...
MM 51.1 Pelican Marina
We have never stayed at this marina. Apparently Hurricane Isabel damaged the docks and fuel tanks, and while the docks have been repaired, there will not be fuel dispensed at this marina any longer. The closest facility with fuel to Elizabeth City is now across Albemarle...
As I was coming back from the bakery, I stopped and took a photo of the sign in this little park on the river. I have never understood what a Moth Boat was until I went and looked it up on the internet. The Albemarle Museum has a write-up on it which says:"The moth was...
MM 51.0 Free Dockage and a Rose Buddy party
Elizabeth City has 2 nights (48 hour) free dockage at the public docks - primarily for boats going north or south on the ICW through the Dismal Swamp Canal. If the weather is bad, no one will kick you out though. We've never stayed more than 2 days.Fifteen boats can be...
MM 47.2 Lamb's Marina
We have not been to this marina as we like to have more than 5 feet dockside. The entrance channel also is a little shallow for us.It is reported that they accept transients at fixed wooden piers with electricity, and water available, and that there is a variety store on...
MM 47-48 Anchorage and Railroad Bridge
Another possible anchorage is the un-named creek on the southeast bank of the Pasquotank, southwest of the railroad bridge. There's room in this creek for boats up to about 50 feet with minimum depths of 8-10 feet.I have not anchored here.
The chart also shows how the RR...
MM 50.6 Thornton Development System
If you don't go to Mariner's Wharf to the free docks, you might consider these docks which are $15/night on the honor system. It is a little noisy from the bridge traffic, but for your money you get electric power.
MM 43.5 Anchorage on the Pasquotank
If you don't get to Deep Creek Lock for the first locking of the day, and you don't stop at the Visitor's Center, or if you go through the 3:30 locking at South Mills, unless you have a very speedy boat, you are not going to get to Elizabeth City before dark - especially in...
This is the Queen Elizabeth grandiflora rose which was presented to the Elizabethan Gardens in 1976 in honor of the bicentennial by her majesty Queen Elizabeth the II.There's another Virtual Tourist page on Elizabeth City which talks about this garden. It says:"The thing I...
This map has the marinas and attractions for Elizabeth City.The red stop signs are for attractions.#46 is the Elizabeth City Historic District#47 is Museum of the AlbemarleThe airplane in the white circle is the Coast Guard Station.The purple star is the ER...
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