Details for Coles Point Marina

Coles Point Marina

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Average rating 3.7 stars from 35 reviews

Address 307 Plantation Dr, PO Box 77
Coles Point, VA 22442

Phone804-472-4011 (Fax: 804-472-4025)

After hours contact

Facility type

Marina - YES
Club - NO
Fuel - YES
Repair - YES
Municipal - NO
Other - NO


VHF channel



Email contact

Owner, manager



Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - YES

Payment info

MC, Visa, and Discover.

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info:


There is a narrow channel flanked by jetties into the river. Be careful of outbound traffic. There's a sharp turn to the right once you're inside to most slips. The fuel dock is at this turn, use the new floating dock slips straight ahead.





Tide & current additional info

This is a basin - there's no current.


Approach: 6
Transient dockage: 7
Fuel dock: 8

Other depth info: The approach and basin can be as low as 5.5 feet with a strong NW wind for a couple of days (this is unusual).

It is reported that the marina allows you to anchor there for a fee and that there is 10 feet of depth. Very little wind as it is surrouned all around by the spoilage they removed from the basin.

Dock typesWood - YES
Concrete - NO
Floating - YES
Fixed - YES
T/Alongside - YES
Other - NO

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: 90
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: $1.50/ft (2016-07-20)

Other price info: Floating docks in the basin overlooking the river. $1.50 per foot for open slips. $1.75 per foot for covered slips.


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

AC power30 amp - YES
50 amp - YES
100 amp - NO

Additional info:

Pricing info:

Cable TV (and pricing)

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)


Dinghy access

Liveaboard info


Fuel brand: Non-ethanol.

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info: Mid grade, non ethanol. $0.10 per gallon discount for cash payment.

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info: $.10 per gallon discount for cash payment.


Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info: There is lots of grass for walking your pet.

Disability access

Launch service

Pump out













No - Basic items in the marina office/store.


Yes - Very limited selection. You are 45 minutes to an hour from obtaining parts. Tappahannock and Deltaville are about 20 and 45 miles away. A True Value Hardware store is available in Montross also (25 minutes).


Yes - Tim's At Cole's Point Restaurant and Bar is on site
307 Plantation Drive
Hague, VA 22469


Yes - With a tiki bar.

Hotels or motels

Yes - Cottages are available.

Repair capabilities

Yes - Full service boatyard.

Haul out capabilities

Yes - Lift

Storage facilities


Fishing supplies


Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Yes - Some WiFi is available.

Boat ramp availability



Other services


Nice beach, pool, and basketball court.

Reviews for Coles Point Marina
Good Marina, Good services BUT..., 2016-10-09
Captain: , Dover DE (134)

A management company took over a few days ago and fired most of the staff.

Bathrooms are "mediocre"; problems keeping them clean, perhaps due to a huge trailer park/Camping area users messing things up.

Showers are small, functional, and not always clean.

Pool was ok, but not kept clean. Pool work wasn't done until Tuesday or Wednesday through the week in the summer and a LOT of people used it.

Electricity is checked on a monthly basis and you're charged by KWH.

The staff that was here was very friendly, helpful and nice. But some of them have been let go. The new "manager" is rude to his staff from my personal observations.

I expect prices to increase drastically in the next few weeks (and as we're technically transients, it won't affect us, but we were here from May through October for work on the boat).

Single Lift of 30 tons could not lift our 40' ketch due to rigging size. No one was comfortable trying it, so we said "Never mind".

The previous manager was a nice man and personally did work on my boat helping to replace a halyard for us on the mizzen mast.

They have propane (it's currently leaking and can't be used until repaired next week). Gas and diesel.

Crab pots GALORE outside the entrance, shallow to either side of the channel.

Internal channel was just dredged (I meausred at high tide with a lead line at 9' now). We dragged coming in with a 6'2" draft.

Stores: NONE. There is nothing within walking distance. The closest grocery store is 22 miles in Warsaw. There is a gas station (Jack Rabbits) about 4-5 miles distant with propane.

This area is remote and set away from any real services except the marina. The marina has some minimal stuff in their store (oil, fishing things, some food and a bit of ice cream).

There is a resturaunt on the property (Tim's at Cole's Point) which leases their building from the marina and have no connection otherwise with the marina.

All in all, this is a nice marina, but there are management issues that didn't exist when we arrived. We have been considering coming back here next summer but you MUST have a vehicle to go anywhere or get anything done).

A transient looking for gas coming from DC and going south, or going to DC coming from the north or south might find this place convenient for a night or two. You can get gas, have a meal, shower, use the heads here and the wifi. Wifi is sketchy as it's open to anyone on the site and sometimes it goes down on the weekends due to an inordinate number of people walking in with their phones set to grab IP addresses.

T-Mobile phone service DOES NOT WORK HERE AT ALL.

Over all a three star. Not horrible, nice place. Bad management, sometimes rude to their own people (they were never rude to me). Could improve, but I think they will raise prices soon and in this area it will kill their business.

Really nice people, 2016-07-21
Captain: , Deltaville, Virginia (30)

Really nice people are one of the top reasons for liking or disliking a marina. I had an issue with my boat and Kip, the mechanic there, took the time to come look at my problem and offered his best opinion on the problem. No charge. Nice floating dockis, pretty view, restaurant on the property, bathrooms and showers. I'm going to go back.

Easy in, Easy Out., 2016-07-13
Captain: , Solomons Island (20)

Great pit stops during weekend trip. Quick service, great marina bathrooms, and simple channel. On a side note, decent amount of crab pots just outside channel. Not bad at all, just be aware.

Great People, Convenient In/Out, Restaurant Under New Management, 2016-06-08
Captain: , Richmond (223)

Entrance is short and straight in between the jetties marked by private markers. It is tight when another boat is headed out and only 7' or so at low tide. Facilites are pretty modest and bathrooms need to be larger and could be cleaner on busy weekends, but staff works hard to take care of you. Fuel dock is not obvious but straight in from the jetties on your port side on the floating dock next to the restaurant. Desel is available, gas is ethanol free and reasonably priced with cash discount. People are very friendly, usually good help with docking. The restaurant has changed management and is now Tim's at Coles Point, a part of a small waterfront chain on the Potomac. Faire is pretty basic, essentially seafood and burgers, selection is large. My experience with Tim's is food quality is hit or miss, service is generally good. Bigger boats (40+) will have to pay attention navigating the sharp turns once inside, but very well protected. Monthly slip fee is a bargain, so can be a great place to explore the lower Potomac from. Solomons is 40 nm away. Tangier less than 35, and Reedville is about 30. Transient rate is currently $1.50/ft. They probably deserve 3 stars based on the facilities alone, but they get 4 stars because they try so hard to keep you happy. Had bottom painted here and they did a great job, despite being a seat of the pants operation. These folks care, and that means a lot. Be aware that Mondays are off days for management, so good help is scarce. Last visit the staff put my sailboat against the seawall across from the restaurant. At low tide depth got down to 5'. I had a few inshes to spare, but had the Teresa been manning the desk, she probably would have put me elsewhere. The marina caters to large camping groups and boat rendezvous, so its a good idea to check before you come because it can get crowded and hectic.

Trending Ever Higher, 2015-11-09
Captain: , Coles Point, VA (777)

I am two weekends away from the end of my first season as a slip-holder at Coles Point Marina (review date: November 2, 2016), and I informed the folks I will be staying next season too. Things were nice when I visited last year and have only gotten better this year, even from the beginning of the season to the end.

With the change in management, there seems to be more organization and prioritizing. Customer service, as rendered by Teresa, was always warm and heartfelt. The addition of Frank to the mix saw small, but important-to-boaters projects get worked on from his first week there. Chris was always willing to pitch in and offered good help, too.

The restaurant was good each of the three times I ate there this season, but I was disappointed that it closed so early. The pool was nice, the cottage that my friends stayed in was well reviewed by them (with additional stays booked by them for next season), beach and grounds park-like. Boat yard work was dedicated in the pre-launch this season, and Pete and Kip's help was key to prepping for the launch.

Gas prices* were better in the early part of the season, but were persistently too high at the end, with nearby offerings 70-cents per gallon better elsewhere. I will say, however, this is likely the easiest access to fuel in the lower Potomac. Bathrooms are showing some wear, as is the office. Cleanlieness in the bathrooms was spotty with their heavy use, but generally good.

Also, as the season closes, a long-overdue remodel of the office began. The road surfaces could use some help, and I understand that's coming in 2016. Larger boats will be happy to have anticipated dredging done for the 2016 season as well. Covers placed on currently un-covered slip framing will also be a welcome anticipated addition in 2016. Good things are happening here, and I look forward to another relaxing, friendly season as a lease holder. Marty's new direction seems to be the right course to me and many of my neighbors. The trend at Coles Point Marina is in the right direction.

*UPDATE (November 9, 2015): Gas and diesel prices were adjusted down, and are now very competitive in the market. Clearly, this marina listens and cares!

Feels like they're working on 5 stars..., 2015-09-10
Captain: , Washington, DC (44)

Came in to escape a storm, get gas, and spend the nice. Very kind, helpful people. Gas was fairly priced, and ethenol free. Transient area is completely seperate from slipholder area, and we had it to ourselves (summer over, and weekday). Nice floating docks. Good options for different boat lengths. We have a very nice view of the river and grounds from our bridge, while still feeling very protected. Good pedestals, 50AMP and 30AMP. Great WiFi. And, the restaurant was really, really, really good. It's casual fine dining, and they made everything well. Hours are very limited, so call ahead. Pool was a perfect temperature and well kept. Bathrooms were carefully cleaned, if not brand new. Nice beach... minimal playground, and aging, but sounds like that's going to be upgraded by 2016. Not a huge amount to do on premesis other than relax and enjoy the views and trees, etc., but we fully enjoyed it. Narrow entry channel, but plenty of water for most boats. We are nearly 4' draft. All around very happy here

Group ralley point, 2015-09-01
Captain: , Mount Vernon Yacht Club (10)

The Mount Vernon Yacht club visited Cole's Point Marina over the weekend with over 50 memebers and 18 boats. The marina and resturant staff were outstanding. Marty and Terresa from the marina bent over backwards to ensure our visit was a success. Tim and the resturant crew were nothing short of amazing. As the club point of contact for this event I could not have asked for a better out come. Thank you Cole's Point Marina and The Landing Staff. I look forward to many more visit. Keep up the great work.

Great View of Potomac, 2015-08-16
Captain: , Woodbridge, VA (60)

Captains, be on the lookout for the crab pots and fishing nets on the approach from the south. Mooring in the basin provides an awesome view of the river and close proximity to the bar, resturant, pool and beach. Luckily we arrived just before the poker run of the speed boats... Nice cottages for extra guests. The resturant wait staff is excellent but the food is hit or miss. The golf cart group. while fun, takes away from the peacefulness. Free wfi.

Super boat yeard to use, 2015-08-02
Captain: , Quantico, Va, USA (13)

I just recently had my boat hauled at Coles Point and it went great (actually it saved my bacon). I was coming back from a week on the bay and was thinking about hauling in, stopped at Coles and Marty the manager was on the dock and asked hiim about a haul out. Turns out that Kip one of the yard guys was standing there and said he would haul me out any time and could do it in 30 minutes if I wanted. So I did. Kip went above and beyond and was very professional, He even gave me some advice I shoulda listened to, such as rebedding one of my hull fittings. So my boat was there a week where the yard painted the bottom and Cathy and I did the wax on wax off routine as well as some repairs inside. (here come the really good part). I blew off Kips advice to rebed the one fitting, we drop the boat in the water and it leaks!!! He immediately pulls me back out, and helps me re-bed it, and leaves it in the slings overnight. The next day (Sunday!!!), his day off, he comes back and helps me drop it in the water so I can go off and race in the Governor's Cup the next weekend (now you know why I was in a hurry -

Spoke to Marty the other day, and he told me they are thinking about setting up a list of stuff in the boatyard where they will bring in specialists (canvas, gelcoat, engine) as well as having specialized stuff like soda blasters that you can do-it-yourself if you want. I think I have a new favorite haul out place!!!

Coles Point has been one of my favorite places my 18 years of boating. It went downhill the past 10 years after the old owner died, but the new owners seem to be listening and making improvements all over the place. Looks to be time to add it back into the regular rotation. Ray

Major Upgrades, 2015-08-01
Captain: , Solomons, MD (464)

We hadn't been here in years and were really surprised at all the changes. Restaurant served some interesting items that were very fresh and flavorful. Everyone helpful and friendly. Facilities can easily handle large groups. Highly recommend a trip here.

Best Marina on the lower Potomac, 2015-07-15
Captain: , Coles Point Marina (14)

I was a slipholder for years and have enjoyed this slice of heaven in virginia's Northern Neck. Great spot with excellent dockage, private beach, pool, restaurant and new cottages that I heard were very nice. Direct access to the lower Potomac for quick & easy in/out and only 15+/- miles or so from the Bay at Pt Lookout.

Some good, some needs more work, 2015-06-28
Captain: , St. Petersburg, FL (201)

Spent 4 nights there. Docks are excellent - new floating. Bathrooms are OK - not the cleanest (especially the showers). Also showers are in a separate room from sinks/mirrors - and very dimly lit. Don't plan to stay a Saturday night unless you're OK with not getting any sleep. They have a DJ until 1:30 am or so and there was noise (and very close to the boat impromptu fireworks by some of the drunk patrons) until 2:00 am. Make sure you bring provisions as the restaraunt is open for dinner and there isn't anything within walking or even biking distance - and the marina doesn't have much of a ship's store.

Nice, accomodating staff and good facilities, 2015-06-20
Captain: , Annapolis, MD (334)

We stayed Wednesday and Thursday nights as part of a group of three boats with nine people. The floating docks are very nice and the fuel facilities are nicely maintained. Most of the docks are fixed and there are several covered slips. One boat in our group is a catamaran with a 21ft beam and the floating dock slips could have handled at least 25 ft beam.
The restaurant is good and they allowed us to use their outside deck for our Wednesday night picnic dinner when the restaurant was closed. We left it cleaner than we found it. The bath facilities are clean and with reasonable space.
A big group was coming in for the Father's Day weekend, so the marina was getting busy. They have small, nice cabins that two of our group rented. There are camper hookups for land-cruisers.

The bad news.
They close at 5pm, so get there early for fuel and ice. Fuel is a little expensive at $2.99 per gallon. The bath facilities have separate showers that do not have a mirror, sink, or toilet, which are in a separate room. One of the men's shower room doors wouldn't shut all the way - a little maintenance is needed. Fortunately, that was the only maintenance deficiency we saw.

We would come back here.

Memorial Day 2015 Review, 2015-05-27
Captain: , Manassas, VA (10)

Over Memorial Day 2015 we took our first long run and also our first overnight stay away from our home port of Prince William Marina, Occoquan River Virginia. We traveled down the Potomac to Coles Point Marina located south of the 301 bridge and just north of the mouth of the Potomac River. It was our first experience tying up to fix docks instead of floating docks as well.

Arrival: We headed down following two marina mates operating 340DAs. The weather was 5kts of wind out of the N. Overall it was a little choppy but not too bad. upon arrival we had to call in as the marina wasn't monitoring VHF. We were docked at C15 and they had several people on hand to help tie us up.

Check-in: Check-in was quick. Theresa took good care of us.

Docks: The marina is well protected from current and the fairways quite wide for a 28 foot boat. Even with only 1 month of boating under my belt I felt comfortable pulling in. The transients are mixed in with the locals and our neighbors were quite nice even offering the use of their hose to spray down the salt water on our hull. The docks themselves have seen better days with some of the planks crumbling when I walked on them. The finger piers were quite narrow. If given the option though the lagoon out front is a nice place to be. It has the newest floating docks and getting in and out is a breeze.

Amenities: They offer a bath house at the head of C dock that serves the entire marina. It wasn't the cleanest facility but neither the wife or I had any major complaints. Occasionally one of the stalls was out of toilet paper but a couple of hours later it would be remedied so someone was keeping an eye on it. There were plenty of places to walk the dogs and plastic bags and trash bins for the dogs were always near by. The beach was a short walk away and made for a great gathering spot. We ate dinner at the restaurant Sunday night and while the food was good the service was severely lacking. The kitchen was a little backed up but our server seemed overwhelmed. She was working both inside and outside tables. One area to note was the fuel dock. The fuel dock gets extremely crowded at times and can be tricky to hold off of as it is directly at the end of the entry channel and you have boats coming in for fuel and for parking in the marina. If there is any wind it gets even more fun. They get everything from Personal Water Craft to 86 foot yachts (M/V Moksha) showing up. There is a .10 discount on cash purchases but make sure you do the math. I picked up 30 gallons and had to correct the guys working the fuel dock.

Overall it was a great place to visit. I am spoiled I think by PWM and their amenities but would definitely venture down here again on a long weekend. I hope this review was helpful.

Memorial Day weekend 2015, 2015-05-25
Captain: , King George (107)

The marina was well staffed and help for docking and information was abundant. The facilities are all in good order and clean.
There is a large sand beach and animal walk and run spaces with clean up boxes.
The restaurant was open and had a wide selection of food and refreshment choices.
When we made our reservation we were told about the three boat clubs that were on their way to the marina. One guy from PWM made it clear his music was the only music that anyone needed to hear.
We had to go inside the boat to talk. That%u2019s why they get a four rating.

Skinny water, 2015-05-24
Captain: , Herrington Harbour, MD (680)

They say it's 7 feet, but we got stuck in 2' in their basin. we had to wait for three hourts to leave. Everybody was running around trying to figure where the water went. Friendly place with nice beach.
Waterways need to check out the "real" depth before taking these peoples word for it. No real harm done.
Ian / Miss Joanie 50'

Toujours Pret, 2014-09-12
Captain: , Mount Vernon, Va (10)

We visited overnight just after Labor Day and arrived after hours. We had made contact by phone during business hours and paid for a transient slip. The pool and showers were clean and the transient docks were nice. The restaurant was a pleasant surprise. Dinner was quite good. We'll be visiting again.

Great marina and facilities, 2014-08-01
Captain: , Occoquan, VA (352)

We have stayed here twice now and fully enjoyed it. Good restaurant, pool, staff anf grounds. The beach is clean and large. The docks are very sheltered and we had no problem comming in with our 4 foot draft. The entrance channel is narrow however so if you have a beamy boat, time your transit for a solo treck.

Great improvements !!, 2014-07-09
Captain: , Prince William Marina, Woodbridge (100)

Stoped over again at the begining of our Bay Trip, They were again very accomidating, The new "Landing's" is great (Try the pizza).
They keep getting better!

As mentioned from Herold, we had 11 boats come from PWM, for Memorial Day weekend. Every year they have been getting better and better. Food was great (much improved, new ownership is very apparent) Staff was fantastic, very recomended spot to tie up!

has diesel, 2014-06-30
Captain: , Redart VA (135)

Nice floating docks. Fuel dock a dead end, not the easiest for a sailboat to get back out from fuel dock. Marina's VHF in office with noisy air-conditioning and as a consequence is frequently not answered. Had to wander around to find help. Only place in the area with diesel.

Marina Mechanic, 2014-05-20
Captain: , Wimauma, Fl. (54)

Called ahead and was told that the marina did have a mechanic, I needed an oil change. After the oil change the mechanic offered and of course I accepted a ride to the local 'Taco Tuesday' at the Firehouse Rest. Did a great job on the oil change and gave a ride to a meal, what more could a boater ask for.

Nice Destination, 2013-10-09
Captain: , Quantico, VA (261)

Gas, diesel, and pump available. Good restaurant on the premises. All docks are fixed with 30A and 50A power and water available.
Hail them on channel 16

Convenient fuel stop, 2013-09-24
Captain: , Portsmouth, VA (430)

Down the Potomac, needed fuel, great convenient stop, fuel dock just inside. Fuel price OK and staff was receptive and helpful.

Getting Better Every Year, 2013-09-04
Captain: , Occoquan, VA (370)

Six Prince William Marina boats spent the labor day holiday weekend and in BLUF, Coles Point continues to improve every year we visit. Teresa is an excellent dock master and Cody will do anything to help make your stay memorable. Recent improvements to the pool and center are noteworthy, with the newly built houses to rent excellent. The only down side is that now Coles Point is getting more popular, which is leading to larger crowds and harder to get reservations. All-in-all, an excellent location/stop over or place for a weekend.

Watch out at low tide, 2013-05-30
Captain: , Tipers Creek (56)

Our sailboat draws 5 ft. Was told by marina mgmt that should be no problem at 2hrs before lpw tide. We saw 5.1 ft in several places in the entrance channel and could not get alongside the fuel dock. We were aground in 4.5 ft about 4ft off the dock. Also - the current telephone nr is 804-472-4011 and web site is

Much improved, 2013-05-28
Captain: , Stafford, VA (1063)

New ownership has made several improvements. Most notable is their communication and customer service. They now respond when you call on ch. 16 and have helpful dockhands there when you tie up. Another major improvement is in the restaurant (now called The Landing), which in my opinion may be the best restaurant on the Potomac River (including all the way up to DC). If you're travelling to DC and used to stop at Pt. Lookout before you headed up, I strongly suggest you stop here instead.

Memorial Weekend 2013, 2013-05-28
Captain: , Occoquan Virginia (28)

We (a group of 11 boats from Prince William Marina) enjoyed the improvments that have been made at Coles Point Marina. The restaurant is much better and the marina staff was friendly and helpful. They have added rental cabins and some floating docks. I will return again in the fall or next Memorial weekend.

Marina Improving, 2012-10-22
Captain: , Yeocomico River (336)

There have been a lot of improvements this year. With this new owner More upgrades have occurred this year than in the past 8 to 10 years. New floating docks in the basin area overlooking the river. At $1.50/ft for overnight dockage is about the normal for the area.
The restaurant was also better and has live music several weekends each month.

This is not far from our home port and makes a good close place to go for an overnight stay.

Going through extensive upgrade, 2012-08-22
Captain: , Washington, DC (20)

Stayed for 2 nights in July. Great place. New owners as of Jan 2012 who are really digging in and redoing the facilities. Has new fuel dock for both gas and diesel and long hoses. Plenty of water but you must be careful accessing the entrance.

had a great time, 2012-07-31
Captain: , Deltaville Va (531)

went there on a last minute invite by friends from CBYC and had a GREAT time ! They're redoing the whole place and it looks like it's going to be a hot spot to hit when it's done. We'll be back next season for sure.

No glitz, but friendly, 2011-04-11
Captain: , Coles Point, VA (10)

This marina has some overdue maintenance issues, but other than that, what a great place. They'll do just about anything to make your stay a good one. Boatyard open on weekends. Good deal on quick haul and wash. I'll be back! Non ethanol fuel price ok. Check out their log cabin for a family gathering!

Congested Entry, 2008-09-02
Captain: , Alexandria VA (59)

This marina looks like an older marina which was enlarged with new floating docks to the rear and both seem nice enough and popular. The tough part is the very tight and congested area at the end of the entry channel. There are covered slips dead ahead, the fuel dock is directly to the left of this "T" intersection as are the transient slips, restaurant slips and the boat launch ramp. Those going on into the main marina area have to make a blind hard right turn in the same area. Add the boats entering, leaving and queuing for the small gas dock and you’ve got an area to approach with caution. It all makes for a very congested area requiring keen focus.

New, 2008-03-04
Captain: , fairport VA (74)

Althow it has a narrow entrance and you cant even see it from the water this should grow into a great marinia. They have added room for 300 boats. It has a manmade harber that is 8 ft mlw. When standing on the side of the marina the huge excavationI am looking at the top of my mast and the boat is in the water 20-30 feet below. Very protected. They need a new channel marker as it is hard to see the faded markers from the river. As this port grows it will be much better. Very isolated. But they did give me a ride. Thanks

to be avoided, 2007-07-11
Captain: , Midland, Ontario (142)

Very difficult access for larger boats. You must blow your horn while entering because boats coming out cannot see you. They "lost " our reservation and were not expecting us. No one from the office to catch lines.
Restaurant was very undesirable. When we wanted to complain about service we were told that management was too busy to talk to us.

Easy Potomac Access, 2007-01-24
Captain: , Woodbridge, VA (137)

If you're headed up the Potomac, Coles Point may be a great stop. They're directly off the Potomac, the staff is friendly, the heads and showers are okay, and there's a restaurant on site. This is a one night stop kind of place as it's not convient to anything, except the Potomac. The food is hit or miss.

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