Boating, Fishing, and Travel Information for Brunswick, GA
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Gasoline, diesel fuel, water, ice, a pump-out station, marine supplies, lift to 50 tons, and hull, engine and electronic repairs are available at Brunswick.
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Brunswick is on the eastern bank of East River and Academy Creek opposite Andrews Island, 7.5 miles above St. Simons Light. It is 4.5 miles west of the Intracoastal Waterway route which connects it with ports to the north and south. The city is the second largest port of commercial importance in Georgia.
The Brunswick River enters the sound from southwestward just inside the entrance and provides access for oceangoing vessels to the city of Brunswick. For a distance of 2.8 miles above its mouth, the river has an average width of 1.3 miles, but the deepwater channel averages only 0.3 mile in width. Above Brunswick Point the river has an average width of 0.7 mile to Andrews Island, which divides it into two branches. The southern branch is known as Turtle River and the northern branch, on which the city of Brunswick is situated, is known as East River to the mouth of Academy Creek.
The only bridge crossing the main channel is the Sidney Lanier (U.S. Route 17) highway bridge at Brunswick, 5.4 miles above the mouth, which has a fixed span with an authorized clearance of 185 feet. State Route 303 highway bridge, crossing Turtle River just above the head of the improvement, has a fixed span with a clearance of 35 feet at the center; the nearby overhead power cable clearance is 55 feet over the main channel. The twin fixed spans of Interstate 95 highway bridge, 0.6 mile upstream, have a clearance of 35 feet.