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    Kayak Fishing Menantico Sand Ponds

    I have an Ocean kayak Caper 11', 40lbs, sit on top in FL with rod holders. How much does your kayak weigh?
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    Kayak Fishing Menantico Sand Ponds

    WOW! Nice kayak. I kayak fish in Florida, but I have nothing like yours. What is the make, length and weight of your kayak? What modifications did you make to it?
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    Outages Have Started

    My family has a place on 15th ST in Surf City. Did you get a chance to visit the island when they opened it up for one day this week? If so, how does Surf City look? We were unable to get there cause 72 was so jammed up. I heard that Surf City wasn't damaged too badly.
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    Chatsworth Lake Boat Access?

    I got down the canal into the lake last year with my kayak. I don't know whether there are any trees across the canal this year. Park your car near the canal. There's a good launch point just a little ways in close to the bridge. There's a cable across the entrance with no trespassing signs, so...
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    More Nature 2012

    Here's one I found near Oak Island - almost made it back to the woods
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    Visit to Oak Island #2

    The NO. 2 reference marker was to the west (left) of the Long station and the NO. 1 marker should have been to the right an equal distance and in line with the other two, right? I looked for it - maybe it was buried. I also found a brass measuring ruler at the Long station that was broken off...
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    Visit to Oak Island #2

    The USGS ruins are out on a slightly projected; i.e., finger like part of the island. Heading north you need to make a left turn and walk SW about 300 feet to get there. Continuing in that direction past the ruins is an obscured trail leading to the marsh that I think was used by USGS to access...
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    Visit to Oak Island #2

    This is a report of my walk toward Oak Island along the old trail off Rt 9. I got in less than 1.5 miles - the first bridge is out Entrance off rt 9 north of Jobs Creek At one time you could drive a vehicle through here The woodland gives way to marsh. The roadway has deteriorated but the...
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    Visit to Oak Island #2

    On Oct 17, 2012 I kayaked to Oak Island and toured the place as best I could. Hiking the island is no picnic becuse of the dense tangle of briers and other plants that reach waste high and higher in some places. On Oct 18, 2012 I hiked toward the island from the old roadway off Rt 9. As a...
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    Paddle to Oak Island (I think)

    Can't. They only gave me until 10/26 to use the permit. Bow season starts (they said) on 10/29.
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    Paddle to Oak Island (I think)

    Just to let folks know......I did get my special use permit application approved to visit Oak Island. Got to get in there soon - going to Hawaii 10/22. Pineywoman, you have to check out the Edwin Forsythe visitor center in Oceanville. They have an 8 mile drive around (ideal for you and the rug...
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    The NEW Beer Thread

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    The NEW Beer Thread

    OK I talked to Steve. He said the bottle is a ginger beer bottle with the name O. Tinkham on it. There's another one like it in one of NY history museums but I couldn't find it. I was wrong on the appraisal price......it was $1,500, not $30,000 (sorry). It is from the late 1600's. This is a...
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    The NEW Beer Thread

    I knew I was going to have to back that story up as soon as I posted it. The guy's name is Steve Lins and I only met him once when I trespassed on his property trying to find a kayak access point on the upper part of Bass River. He was really nice about it and let me use his property. We did a...