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Fri Dec 28, 2012, 03:10 PM

Ocracoke - Hatteras ferry suspended due to shoaling

Tunnel.

The time is now.

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Reply Ocracoke - Hatteras ferry suspended due to shoaling (Original post)
taterguy Dec 2012 OP
NCTraveler Dec 2012 #1
taterguy Dec 2012 #5
NCTraveler Dec 2012 #6
taterguy Dec 2012 #21
malaise Dec 2012 #2
taterguy Dec 2012 #33
bluestate10 Dec 2012 #3
taterguy Dec 2012 #4
Chellee Dec 2012 #12
taterguy Dec 2012 #15
slackmaster Dec 2012 #7
taterguy Dec 2012 #8
slackmaster Dec 2012 #9
taterguy Dec 2012 #10
slackmaster Dec 2012 #23
taterguy Dec 2012 #25
slackmaster Dec 2012 #27
taterguy Dec 2012 #28
slackmaster Dec 2012 #29
L0oniX Dec 2012 #30
taterguy Dec 2012 #31
shintao Dec 2012 #11
taterguy Dec 2012 #13
trof Dec 2012 #35
formercia Dec 2012 #14
taterguy Dec 2012 #26
kwassa Dec 2012 #16
taterguy Dec 2012 #17
kwassa Dec 2012 #18
taterguy Dec 2012 #19
1-Old-Man Dec 2012 #20
taterguy Dec 2012 #22
JustABozoOnThisBus Dec 2012 #24
1-Old-Man Dec 2012 #32
taterguy Dec 2012 #34


Response to NCTraveler (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 04:26 PM

5. Oh FFS

The article you posted is from May.

Stick with current events please.

The MV Frisco ran aground two days ago:

http://www.wvec.com/news/Weather-causes-NCDOT-to-suspend-operations-at-Hatteras-Ocracoke-184862371.html

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Response to taterguy (Reply #5)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 04:31 PM

6. Sorry.

Still not over the May 6th halt of operations. I am sure you can understand my lingering anger.

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Response to NCTraveler (Reply #6)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 09:34 AM

21. NC DOT had no choice

The ferries that make the Hatteras Inlet run are relatively small and unstable. Wouldn't take much to knock one over in which case you'd have a mass casualty event and a helluva mess to clean up.

I get the lingering anger but you should work through the anger. The 'scenic' route was still available, where you could spend a few hours more through some of the most desolate land on the East Coast to get down to Swan Quarter.

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Response to taterguy (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 03:19 PM

2. Oh No!!

Time for the taterguy tunnel!!

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Response to malaise (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 08:15 AM

33. Obviously

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Response to taterguy (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 03:19 PM

3. Given the number of small government types there, let them fix the Fing problem. nt

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Response to bluestate10 (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 03:39 PM

4. It's a problem with shoaling, not fing

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Response to taterguy (Reply #4)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 08:37 PM

12. I'm sorry.

Why do people object to a tunnel? Cost? Environmental concerns? What's the problem?

BTW, I'm assuming you're stuck on one side. Do you need help? How long do they expect this to last?

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Response to Chellee (Reply #12)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 09:34 PM

15. Look at a map and follow the money

I'm sure you're smart enough to figure it out.

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Response to taterguy (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 04:51 PM

7. I blame oysters

 

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Response to slackmaster (Reply #7)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 05:20 PM

8. Since when do oysters cause shoals?

Please enlighten me.

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Response to taterguy (Reply #8)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 05:38 PM

9. Read about what Chesapeake Bay used to be like

 

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Response to slackmaster (Reply #9)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 08:20 PM

10. Ocracoke isn't anywhere near Chesapeake Bay

And they like it that way.

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Response to taterguy (Reply #10)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 10:31 AM

23. I know. I've been there.

 

It's a very interesting place.

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Response to slackmaster (Reply #23)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 12:37 PM

25. So are you retracting your oyster theory?

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Response to taterguy (Reply #25)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 12:47 PM

27. I have one thing to say to you.

 

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Response to slackmaster (Reply #27)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 01:32 PM

28. How eloquent

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Response to taterguy (Reply #28)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 01:34 PM

29. It has appeal

 

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Response to slackmaster (Reply #7)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 01:35 PM

30. Obstructionist GOP oysters!

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Response to L0oniX (Reply #30)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 02:20 PM

31. Hyde County is Blue, Dare County is Red

The channel in question is where the two counties meet.

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Response to taterguy (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 08:24 PM

11. Is shoal like a school for slow people?

 

shoaling

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Response to shintao (Reply #11)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 09:02 PM

13. A shoal is something that fucks up the channel

If they don't do something about it, Ocracoke will be the next Portsmouth, NC.

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Response to shintao (Reply #11)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 11:18 AM

35. It's a hebrew school.

No wait...that's schul.

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Response to taterguy (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 09:24 PM

14. I've taken that Ferry

Took my daughter there on an excursion. A Tunnel wouldn't be the same and there isn't enough traffic to justify it.
Unless things have changed, NC doesn't charge for their Ferry service.

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Response to formercia (Reply #14)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 12:38 PM

26. Of course there's not much traffic

Without a tunnel the place is too damn difficult to get to.

Especially when shoals fuck up the channel.

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Response to taterguy (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 09:51 PM

16. It's all Blackbeard's fault.

Pirates are always clogging those channels.

I don't go to the Outer Banks anymore. I attract a hurricane every time. Sinks yet another pirate ship.

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Response to kwassa (Reply #16)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 10:20 PM

17. Clogged channels are what attracted Blackbeard to the area

Difficult for the British navy to chase him in those waters.

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Response to taterguy (Reply #17)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 10:30 PM

18. My brother goes down every year in September. Last year, Hatteras.

he had some problems getting to his rental.

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Response to kwassa (Reply #18)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 06:19 AM

19. Can't blame that one on pirates

But it is close to where the Mirlo went down so maybe some ghosts of its sailors pitched a fit at a beach being named for their ship.

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Response to taterguy (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 09:31 AM

20. It won't take them long to blow enough sand out of the channel to regain use

It will take along time to dredge the cannel properly but it won't take long to get it back to where it can be used plus there is more than one way to get to Ocracoke from Hatteras than the ferry channel. There are a number of slots you can run out to the west and there is deep enough water out there to turn south and come back into Silver Lake. I've done it several times; there's ten or twelve feet of water out there.

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Response to 1-Old-Man (Reply #20)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 09:35 AM

22. What the fuck is a cannel?

Not hip to the nautical lingo.

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Response to taterguy (Reply #22)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 10:45 AM

24. It's like a horse, but with one or two hunnps on its back

Dredging one is an unpleasant task, but sonnetimes necessary. Then you have to deal with a whole bunch of cannel-doo.

Old eyes and dyslexia are a nnotherfucker of a connbination.

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Response to JustABozoOnThisBus (Reply #24)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 05:08 PM

32. or an old man with arthritic hands and no spell check

Sometimes my fingers do not move as my mind directs. It'll happen to you some day too ... just wait.

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Response to 1-Old-Man (Reply #32)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 11:12 AM

34. Sorry, I can't resist calling out typos

It's nothing personal.

I just have a Pavlovian response to it.

I have no self-control.

Please accept my apology.

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