Posted by Claiborne | Posted on 05-09-2009
(Statute Mile 1080, Eastern Florida AICW)The Problem – As of August, 2012, there is severe shoaling shoaling along the AICW’s run past shallow Baker’s Haulover Inlet. Markers were shifted in the fall of 2012 to better warn navigators away from the new shoaling. It’s a safe bet that this situation will deteriorate further before this Problem Stretch is dredged again.
The Solution Try to traverse this section of the Waterway at mid to high tide, and carefully observe any new or relocated markers, even if they differ from the latest configuration of aids to navigation shown on chart 11467. Some fellow cruisers advice favoring the eastern side of the channel slightly.