Established in 1905 as a mill and farm community, the town of Cornelius stretches around the largest man-made body of freshwater in North Carolina — known as Lake Norman — amounting to a vast 70 miles of shoreline. As the second youngest town out of Mecklenburg County’s six incorporated towns, Cornelius is well known today … Continued
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Inland waterways are rife with bridges and overpasses of all shapes and sizes. It is your responsibility as the captain to be aware of these potential traffic hazards, including their variety of configurations (think swing, lift, floating, or bascule) and implied rules of the road. In order to safely navigate the waterways, it’s very important … Continued
Lake Norman is notoriously difficult to maneuver if you are unfamiliar with this man-made lake. Thankfully, there are plenty of Aids to Navigation (ATONs) clearly marked out on the water, that can help you stay away from shallow or dangerous areas that could really put a damper on your day out on the water! We’ve … Continued
Summer is definitely upon us and that means rental boat season is in full swing here at Morningstar Marinas. Now, enjoying a day on the water is as easy as can be. It’s typical that as the weather warms and pushes us towards that shiny, cool, and refreshing water, we start to wonder if we … Continued
If you’ve ever had the privilege of visiting the Lake Norman area, you know there’s a whole lot to do both on and off the lake. Referred to as the “Inland Sea” by locals, Lake Norman is the largest man-made lake in the state, covering more than 32,000 acres. Today, this 33.3-mile long lake has … Continued
If you didn’t make it out to our first boating and water sports festival last weekend, here’s what you missed!