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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" 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' 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

Albemarle Loop News and Press Releases

Museum of the Albemarle
By Claude Milot

Published June 6,2019
Have you ever heard of the “Ton Litter Contest” or the trophy that went to the winner? Unless you’re from North Carolina you probably haven’t. Neither had I until I learned that Elizabeth City’s Museum of the Albemarle had acquired the Gates County Ton Litter Contest trophy. Why would it do that? Because of hogs. more

The ASSA Albemarle Challenge
By Claude Milot

Published June 6,2019
Boaters on their migration north this spring will no doubt be treated to beautiful sights along the way. But if they are exploring the delights of the Albemarle Sound in early June, they could witness the most beautiful sight of all: upwards of 20 sailboats racing each other in the ASSA Albemarle Challenge, many with their colorful spinnakers filled with a brisk following wind. more

FESTIVALS ON THE LOOP   Five Celebrations
By Claude Milot
Published April 12, 2019
At this time of year folks who live in the Albemarle Loop area act like hibernating bears emerging from their dens. To shake off the slumber of winter they get ready to celebrate the arrival of spring in festivals taking place all around the Albemarle Sound. Loopers more

SPORTS ON THE LOOP  2019 Biggs Classic Golf Tournament
By Claude Milot

Published April 12, 2019
This year loopers will once again have a chance to watch a professional golf tournament on their northern spring migration. The 2019 Biggs Classic Golf Tournament will be played May 23-25 on Albemarle Plantation’s Sound Golf Links. more

IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD “From State and Screen”
by Pat Winter
Published April 12, 2019
The Albemarle Chorale is busily preparing its spring concert, “From Stage and Screen.” Led by Lynwood Winslow, it will perform musical selections taken from screen and stage, including a medley from “My Fair Lady,” “Masquerade,” and “Phantom of the Opera.” more

Hertford’s Craft Beers and Specialty Wines
By Claude Milot
Published March 22, 2019
Sailors can wet their whistles in many friendly places on the Loop, but two of them are only 100 yards from Hertford Bay Marina.
The town’s most popular watering hole is Grubb Street’s Hertford Bay Tap House, more

The Battle of Plymouth

By Claude Milot
Published March 22, 2019
For more than two decades, Plymouth, the quiet little town on North Carolina’s Roanoke River, has awakened from hibernation on the last weekend in April with its Annual Living History Weekend featuring the re-enactment of the Battle of Plymouth, the South’s last major victory in the Civil more

Pocosin Arts Center and Perquimans Arts League
By Claude Milot

Published March 1 2019
Columbia and Hertford are two of the smallest towns on the Albemarle Loop, yet they both have one outstanding feature in common: thriving arts more

Edenton Steamers Baseball
By Claude Milot
Published February 11th, 2019
Major league baseball players will soon be reporting to spring training camps throughout Florida, and sailors wintering in the state’s warm climate will be able to take in exhibition baseball games. But as they begin their spring migration up the Intracoastal Waterway, boaters who enjoy the game can still get to see great baseball on the way by stopping in Edenton, home of the Edenton Steamers of the Coastal Plain more

Inner Banks Santa
by Claude Milot
Published December 13th, 2018
The Albemarle Loop has its own real Santa. He’s Gary Lico, the Loop’s Assistant Director for Marketing and Communications, aka The Inner Banks Santa.
A couple of years ago he was checking out AARP “suggestions for things to do when you have extra time” when one suggestion caught his eye: Be a Santa. more

Albemarle Plantation’s Clubhouse Restaurant
by Claude Milot
Published November 28th, 2018
Hungry loopers sailing the waters of the Albemarle Sound have many choices when it comes to satisfying their appetite for good food. All the towns in the Loop—Elizabeth City, Hertford, Columbia, Plymouth, and Edenton—have a variety of restaurants within an easy walk from town marinas. But no restaurant beats Albemarle Plantation’s Clubhouse restaurant for its unique combination of splendid location and fine more

Sailing with a Classical Guitar
by Claude Milot
Published October 21st, 2018
When Albemarle Plantation Marina’s dockmaster J.E. Darnell told me Hans, a looper, was tied up at the marina and might have a story for me about surviving a hurricane on Ocracoke Island, I hustled down to C dock, looking for Hans’s sailboat, the S.V. Warrel II. Before I even found it, I heard it—the unmistakable sound of classical more

Elizabeth City and Michael’s Aftermath

by Claude Milot
Published October 15th,  2018
Communities on the Albemarle Sound were lucky once again to have escaped the major destruction wreaked elsewhere by Hurricane Michael, the second of this season’s two hurricanes. Norfolk TV stations aired scenes of streets flooded by storm surge in Elizabeth City, but the Pasquotank River quickly receded after the more

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 Albemar
le 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
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A Looper Gets a Scare By Claude Milot 
Published June 8th , 2018
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The Young Pros Are Coming to Albemarle Plantation by Claude Milot
May 13th, 2018 more

News from Cypress Cove By Claude Milot
March 16th, 2018 more

Spring Means Baseball By Claude Milot
February 17th , 2018 more

The Dismal Swamp Canal and the Civil War by Claude Milot

November 12th 2017 more

August 17th , 2017 more

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

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

Sponsors and Passport Cruisers

Platinum Sponsor
Curtis Stokes & Associates
Gold Sponsor - Passport Sponsor
Albemarle Plantation - Sound Links Golf Course     
Event Sponsor
Albemarle Plantation Marina  
Ghost Harbor Brewing Company
Governors Pub
Hertford Bay Taphouse
Park Boat Compnaies  
Silver Sponsor
Inner Banks B&B and The Table
Bronze Sponsor
Weather Routing, Inc.
Passport Cruisers
Harmony - Frank Arbusto Jr.- 2018  
Kilo Fox II - Keith Flint - 2018
Warrel II - Hans & Greta Van Meeteren - 2018
Inspiration - Phil & Pam Eastman - 2018
Merideth- Sara Dickson - 2019
Nomadic Spirit - Janice Nagle 2018
Maranatha - David Reeves - 2018
Sunset Delight - Evelyn Woodworth - 2019
Moonshine - Walter Siller - 2019
Lio Kai - Chris Schott - 2019