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 Welcome to the Staniel Cay Yacht Club, your own paradise in the middle of the beautiful Exumas.451 Marina Rd., Titusville, FL 32796, Phone: 321-383-5600, Fax: 321-383-5602, Contact: Joe Stone General Manager, Hours: 8:00 am - 1:00 am, Groceries within walking distance  , Restaurants nearby  , 5 minutes from Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge  , 10 minutes from Canaveral National Seashore  , 20 minutes from Kennedy Space Center  , 1 hour from Orlando Attractions , Fernandina Harbor MarinaGuest Coupon Available On Our Web Site Hammock Beach Resort & Marina Fort Pierce City Marina 1 Avenue A, Ft. Pierce, FL 34950 Toll Free (800) 619-1780 (772) 464-1245 Facsimile (772) 464-2589Westland Marina is located on the Intracoastal Waterway in Titusville, Florida. Near Cape Canaveral, Port Canaveral, Merritt Island and Cocoa BeachTransient Moorings in Miami at Coconut Grove Sailing Club, 24 hour launch & security, Short walk to Coconut Grove, Daily & Monthly Rates
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Flagler Memorial Bridge Set for 6 Month Open Position, AICW Statute Mile 1021

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 04-18-2014

West Palm Beach Bridges – Click for Chartview

Since construction began, Flagler Memorial Bridge in West Palm Beach has been in a state of almost constant change, see http://cruisersnet.net/?p=127999.
Beginning May 12, 2014, Flagler Memorial Bridge will be put into an open position for about six months. During this closure to auto traffic, Royal Park Bridge and Southern Boulevard Bridge will have new opening schedules to accommodate the increased vehicular traffic. The new schedules are being decided and will be announced soon.

Once the Flagler Memorial bridge is placed in the open position, the Royal Park and Southern Bridges will be placed on restrictions; however, an agreement on what these restrictions will be are still being negotiated. I hope to have the temporary restrictions published in next week’s LNM.[16/14]
Michael Lieberum
Seventh Coast Guard District
Bridge Branch
Chief of Operations Section

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Fort Pierce City Marina Happenings, AICW Statute Mile 966.5, April 17, 2014

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 04-17-2014

Ft. Pierce City Marina – Click for Chartview

 Fort Pierce City Marina 1 Avenue A, Ft. Pierce, FL 34950 Toll Free (800) 619-1780 (772) 464-1245 Facsimile (772) 464-2589The entrance channel leading to Fort Pierce City Marina, a SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR!, runs to the west, just south of the Fort Pierce high-rise bridge, and well north of unlighted daybeacon #188.

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Report from Alligator Creek Anchorage, south of Fernandina, FL, AICW Statute Mile 726

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 04-17-2014

Alligator Creek Anchorage – Click for Chartview

The entrance to Alligator Creek Anchorages lies north-northeast of the ICW’s unlighted daybeacon #36. The two recommended locations are above and below the mouth of Alligator Creek.

I’ve been here on two occasions, the first time during a howling northwest wind of 35 to 40 MPH and ducked in between the sand bar and shore in about 12 feet of water, just up from the cut. The trees did a great job of sheltering me from the wind and waves.
The second time was in March of 2013, the wind was howling from the southeast, and the tide was screaming out. I anchored in the same location and it became real bumpy. Nice place, though.
Travlin-Easy

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Seawall Construction in Dodge Island Cut, Miami Harbor, near AICW Statute Mile

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 04-16-2014

dodgeThis seawall construction is in the south entrance channel, Fishermans Channel, often used to avoid heavier traffic in the main channel. The construction area is on the north side of the Dodge Island Cut and should not impede navigation.

FLORIDA – MIAMI HARBOR – FISHERMANS CHANNEL – PORT OF MIAMI (DODGE ISLAND): Area 2 Seawall Construction.
Ebsary Foundation Company will commence seawall construction at the Port of Miami (Dodge Island) on or about April 21 until September 30, 2014. Operations will occur from 0700 to 1800 Monday through Friday. A barge will be working adjacent to the south side of Dodge Island. The barge is 48ft x 120ft deck barge with a 100Ton crane mounted on it. The barge will remain in the construction position 24/7. For further information contact Matthew Shiring at 305-325-0530 ext 108. Mariners are advised to minimize wake and proceed with caution.
Work Site Coordinates and Staging Area:
SE Corner: 25-46-18.86N 80-10-23.21W
NE Corner: 25-46-20.10N 80-10-22.42W
NW Corner: 25-46-22.64N 80-10-28.18W
SW Corner: 25-46-20.83N 80-10-28.31W
Chart 11468 LNM: 15/14

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“Danger Shoal” Marker Missing, Port Everglades Inlet Channel, near AICW Statute Mile 1066

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 04-16-2014

Port Everglades Entrance Channel - Click for Chartview

Port Everglades Entrance Channel – Click for Chartview

This missing Danger Shoal warning is on the south side of the Port Everglades Inlet channel and marks a Submerged Breakwater.

SEACOAST FLORIDA – PORT EVERGLADES: Hazard to Navigation
Port Everglades Spoil Bank East DBN (LLNR 805) is reported missing both daymarks worded “Danger Shoal”. The aid is a steel pile which can pose as a hazard to navigation. Particular attention and extreme caution is advised.
Chart 11466 LNM: 15/14

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More Discussion of Longer FEC RR Bridge Closures in Store for South Florida?

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 04-11-2014

Wow, here is a piece of sobering news from our “man on the scene” in Stuart, Florida, Captain Ted Guy. Ted is a maritime attorney and the past president of the Treasure Coast Marine Industries Association, and is unusually knowledgeable about all things nautical when it comes to Eastern Florida and the Okeechobee Waterway. Looks like we may all have more time to wait at railway bridges in Florida, starting in 2015!

Claiborne, my friend,
A local controversy has sprung up in the boating community about FEC adding 16 passenger trains each way each day to about ten or twelve freights each way each day, more than doubling the bridge closure down time per day. It will affect their drawbridges from Cocoa Beach to Miami. The new service starting in 2015 is called “All Aboard Florida”, although I’ve heard they may rename it. Check out www.allaboardflorida.com .
W.E. “Ted” Guy, Jr.

This is going to be a huge problem if it ever comes to completion. Some estimates say the bridge will be closed up to 75% of the time for train crossings.
In addition the bridge is beyond it’s end of life and the RR company (FEC) does not intend to replace it. A breakdown is very likely.
For more information, see the grass roots campaign at:
http://www.floridanotallaboard.com/
Paul Sears
Sailing Vessel “Aurora” currently in Palm City to the West of the RR bridge!

Vero Beach county officials are raising concerns about the impact of the All-Aboard Florida passenger rail service as outlined the article by Lisa Zahner linked here from VeroNew.com:
http://www.veronews.com/news/indian_river_county/traffic/county-vero-beach-raise-concerns-about-all-aboard-florida/article_3d54f83e-ba10-11e3-87b7-001a4bcf6878.html

Missing AICW Aid to Navigation at Peck Lake, Statute Mile 992, April 10, 2014

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 04-10-2014

The missing light reported below in this article cherry picked from the latest Local Notice to Mariners, is supposed to lie on the east side of a narrow section of the AICW channel as it passes through the western reach of Peck Lake, a popular anchorage until recently when it became a staging area for dredge equipment, essentially blocking all anchor space. See http://cruisersnet.net/?p=127917
FLORIDA – AICW – PECK LAKE: Hazard to Navigation.
Peck Lake Light 19 (LLNR 46050) is destroyed. The remains of the steel pile is submerged and is a hazard to navigation. A TRLB “WR19″, Fl Q G in position 27-06-51.983N/080-08-40.355W is 6 yards channelward of the destroyed LT. Mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution while transiting the area. Chart 11472 LNM: 14/14

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Missing AICW Aid to Navigation in Great Pocket Channel, near Statute Mile 990, April 9, 2014

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 04-09-2014

Great Pocket - Click for Chartview

Great Pocket – Click for Chartview

This missing Daybeacon marked a shoal in the northern section of the AICW channel through Great Pocket, a portion of the Waterway just south of the intersection with St. Lucie River, the Okeechobee Waterway and St. Lucie Inlet, near Stuart, FL.

FLORIDA – AICW – ST LUCIE INLET – JUPITER INLET – GREAT POCKET: Shoal Daybeacon Destroyed.
Great Pocket Shoal DBN (LLNR 45920) marking a shoal is destroyed. The remains of the destroyed DBN have been removed. Mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution while transiting the area. Chart 11472 LNM: 14/14

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Shoaling/Dredging in St. Lucie Inlet, near AICW Statute Mile 987

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 04-09-2014

St. Lucie Inlet – Click for Chartview

Dredging is underway in the St. Lucie Inlet (http://cruisersnet.net/?p=129722) making navigation with shoaling even more challenging. St. Lucie Inlet intersects the Waterway and the eastern genesis of the Okeechobee Waterway near Stuart, FL at AICW Statute Mile 987. The shoaling described below refers to the Inlet channel, not the intersection with the Waterway.

FLORIDA – PALM SHORES TO WEST PALM BEACH – ST LUCIE INLET: Shoaling.
The Coast Guard has received a report of shoaling in the St Lucie Inlet on the green side of the channel between St Lucie Inlet Buoy 5 (LLNR 10125) and St Lucie Inlet Buoy 7 (LLNR 10135). Water depths at 5 feet have been reported. Mariners are advised to transit the area with extreme caution. Chart 11472 LNM:14/14

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Good Words for Harbortown Marina, AICW Statute Mile 965

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 04-09-2014

Harbortown Marina - Click for Chartview

Harbortown Marina – Click for Chartview

Harbortown Marina sits on the northern banks of Taylor Creek, which cuts into the Waterway’s western flank, south of unlighted daybeacon #184, just north of the Ft. Pierce Inlet.

We stayed there after a long day south. The marina is very large, and we were on the face dock. The people were friendly and helpful, and Publix is close. The wifi is not worth trying. I was with tech support which I quit after an hour with no results. I was told there are 4 transmitters and ours was “not well” although the office acknowledged it has never worked well. Overall, I would return.
John Pholeric

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Plans to Replace Remaining Drawbridges in Daytona Beach, AICW Statute Mile 830

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 04-08-2014

Daytona Beach Bridges - Click for Chartview

Daytona Beach Bridges – Click for Chartview

Except for the tallest masted of our friends, the high-rise 65ft fixed bridges have been a blessing, unless like some of us old-timers, you actually miss chatting with the bridge tenders, even the less-than-friendly ones! The article linked below from NewDaytonaBeach.com outlines plans to replace the remaining drawbridges across the Waterway in Volusia County. Of the four bridges crossing the Waterway in Daytona Beach, only Main Street Bridge (closed vertical clearance of 22ft) and Memorial Bridge (closed vertical clearance of 21ft) are drawbridges. Seabreeze Bridge and Broadway Bridge are both high-rise fixed bridges.

http://newsdaytonabeach.com/county-looking-to-replace-final-intracoastal-waterway-drawbridges/
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Florida’s Derelict Vessel Issue Addressed by Legislature

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 04-08-2014

The issue of derelict vessels in Florida’s anchorages has been brewing for years with much discussion as to how to remedy the situation. New bills now before the Florida congress attempt to offer a solution that will remove the offending vessels without imposing on the rights of legitimate cruisers. It will not be an easy task, since the enforcement of any new regulations will been given to local marine law enforcement which, in the past, has not been on the best of terms with the cruising community, especially transients. The excellent article linked below from KeysNews.com by Timothy O’Hara discusses the bills in detail.

http://keysnews.com/node/54451

Laws and regulations already exist that cover this issue thoroughly, but nobody wants to assume the responsibility or pay for the operation to remove the boat. The FWC has developed a detailed and logical set of regulations and procedures for dealing with true derelict vessels. It is not lack of laws, but passing the buck that has caused the real problems. In the Keys the headline grabbing costs have mostly been generated by a few large commercial vessels, like the tugboat that sank recently. Most truly derelict vessels are not insured and in many cases the owners have no assets to seize. I suppose you can now throw them in jail, further costing the taxpayers large sums for years to come.
John Kettlewell

Lets hope that local law enforcement doesn’t consider any and all anchorages on the ICW to be “adjacent to heavily travelled channels”. I believe that , as worded, this leaves too much open to interpretation.
Cambren Davis

Report on Shoaling in St. Lucie River, Okeechobee Waterway, Statute Mile 1, Stuart, FL

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 04-05-2014

St. Lucie Shoaling – Click for Chartview

Skipper Harmon is referring to a stretch of shoaling at the eastern end of the Okeechobee Waterway where we have had a Navigation Alert posted since May of 2013, (see http://cruisersnet.net/?p=113451). Again, our advice, and that of Skipper Harmon, is to ignore the magenta line and follow the markers.

The problem stretch near markers 17 and 17A claimed another boater. I recently completed the Okeechobee Waterway and found the charts make this area very confusing and, the small can marker 17A is hard to see. The charts depict a dredged channel and the magenta line indicates you can pass west of the green marker 17. If you follow this route (magenta line) you will find very shallow water. When I passed the area all east bound traffic was leaving the green markers 17A and 17 to the starboard, west bound to the port. If you are meeting traffic, slowing down will allow everyone to pass 17 safely.

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Patience Required at Flagler Memorial Bridge, AICW Statute Mile 1021

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 04-04-2014

West Palm Beach Bridges – Click for Chartview

This latest update on the opening schedule for Flagler Memorial Bridge from week 47/13 comes from Officer Michael Lieberem, 7th District, USCG. Flagler Memorial Bridge, with a closed vertical clearance of 17ft, crosses the Waterway and Lake Worth at Statute Mile 1021, south of AICW marker #10. With the unusual construction circumstances, even more changes are to be expected.

Currently the Flagler Memorial Bridge is closed to road traffic. There has been a slight settling that resulted in the spans not properly locking together. It may be associated with the construction of a new bridge immediately south of the old bridge. The DOT are estimating that repairs will be completed by Nov 25. Right now (Nov 17) the spans are kept in the open position. Contact the bridge before passing as the spans may close during the repair process. Also note the recent LNM and changes to the chart 11472 modifying the clearances during construction of the new bridge.
Bruce Jones

Officer Lieberem responds and confirms:
This is correct; however they will need to lower and raise the bridge to ensure proper alignment of the locking mechanism, to the bridge may be down at times when boaters are coming to the bridge. It will open on schedule during these times. As of the 25th, the bridge will be placed on the schedule as outlined in the current BNM and the next LNM article below and will need to remain on the schedule for a long time.

FLORIDA – ATLANTIC INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY – PALM SHORES TO WEST PALM BEACH – FLAGLER MEMORIAL BRIDGE: Bridge Construction/Waterway Restriction/Temporary Bridge Regulation Changes/Update.

The Florida Department of Transportation has requested that the Flagler Memorial Bridge be placed on a restricted opening schedule until the new Flagler Memorial Bridge construction can be completed.

Mariners are reminded that the horizontal clearance at the Flagler Memorial Bridge is currently set at 70 feet and will remain until the new bridge is built and this bridge is removed.

The Flagler Memorial Bridge opening schedule has been changed starting November 25, 2013, to once an hour on the quarter-hour except that from 8:16 a.m. to 9:14 a.m. and from 4:16 p.m. to 5:14 p.m. the bridge will be allowed to remain closed to navigation with no exemptions except for emergencies. The Royal Park Bridge and Southern Boulevard bridges will resume their normal operating schedules per 33 CFR 117 on December 2, 2013.

While the new Flagler Memorial Bridge is under construction, the following emergency plan will remain in effect with no exceptions except for emergencies:

If an emergency occurs and the Flagler Memorial Bridge is left in the open to navigation position, all vehicle traffic will be detoured to the bridges to the south. For this reason, the Royal Park Bridge will be on an hourly schedule at the quarter-hour, except that from 8:16 a.m. to 10:14 a.m. and from 4:16 p.m. to 6:14 p.m. this bridge will be allowed to remain closed to navigation. The Southern Boulevard Bridge will remain on the twice an hour schedule (top of the hour and bottom of the hour), except that from 8:31 a.m. to 9:59 a.m. and from 4:31 p.m. to 5:59 p.m. this bridge will be allowed to remain closed to navigation.
Michael Lieberum
Seventh Coast Guard District
Bridge Branch
Chief of Operations Section

Only opening on hour on Wednesday. Royal park on restriction also.
Patty Hamilton

We just went through the bridges today [4/5/2014]. The Royal Park bridge is on the 1/2 hr & hr.
The Southern Blvd bridge is on the 1/4 & 3/4 hr.
George Grafer, time out

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Come One, Come All – Vero Beach Cruisers’ Breakfast Every Wednesday Morning, Southern Comfort Grill, Vero Beach, FL, AICW Statute Mile 952

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 04-03-2014

Vero Beach Marina

You are invited! And, what could possibly be better than meeting and sharing lies with your fellow cruisers at a communal breakfast. Whether you are a local captain or a transient, the Cruisers’ Breakfast extends a welcome to their weekly morning Breakfasts, every Wednesday at 0800. They will be glad to see you!
Note that in the text below, the authors describe how you can access easy transportation to the breakfast site, from the city marina via the excellent city bus system. DON’T MISS the wonderful weekly event!

Vero Beach Municipal Marina - Click for Chartveiw

Vero Beach Municipal Marina – Click for Chartveiw

Vero Beach Municipal Marina, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR!, lies on the eastern shores of Bethel Creek, moving northeast and north from the Vero Beach/Merrill Barber, high-rise bridge, south of flashing daybeacon #139.

Event Title: Vero Beach, FL Cruisers’ Breakfast
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Join us at 8:00 a.m. EVERY Wednesday year round
at the Southern Comfort Grill located at 642 21st St. in Vero Beach (772-794-0567)
Contact Jim and Ann Catchick, formerly s/v Lady Ann
Catchickp@aol.com
SSCA Cruising Station
627 Eugenia Rd
Vero Beach, FL 32963
772-234-7367
cell 772-538-8191
The Southern Comfort Grill is in a strip mall. across the street from the where we used to meet at the old 2002 Restaurant. The free bus from the VeroBeach City Marina has resumed it’s early schedule, so transportation is once again available. The bus drop off is near Publix and the restaurant is just about one block west on the north side of the street in the first strip mall west of the Fresh Market. All are welcome! Contact us for further information.
This is from today’s entry in SSCA – it’s every week, not just today.
Skip Gundlach, Flying Pig

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Severe Shoaling and Dredging at Bakers Haulover/AICW Intersection Problem Stretch, Statute Mile 1080, April 2, 2014

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 04-02-2014

Bakers Haulover/AICW Intersection - Click for Chartview

Bakers Haulover/AICW Intersection – Click for Chartview

This severe shoaling described below lies at the intersection of the Waterway and Bakers Haulover Inlet. And while dredging is currently underway, see LNM http://cruisersnet.net/?p=135349, caution must be observed when navigating this stretch. This section of the Eastern Florida Waterway has long been designated as an AICW Problem Stretch due to persistent shoaling. The presence of dredging equipment in addition to shoaling makes for even more hazardous conditions.

FLORIDA – AICW – WEST PALM BEACH TO MIAMI – BISCAYNE BAY – BAKERS HAULOVER INLET: Severe Shoaling.
Severe shoaling continues to encroach the Intracoastal Waterway near Bakers Haulover Inlet. The shoaling has been reported most severe in the vicinity of Biscayne Bay Buoy 7B (LLNR 47828) south to Biscayne Bay DBN 11 (47840) and from Biscayne Bay 6A (LLNR 47820) to Biscayne Bay DBN 8 (LLNR 47830). As of March 25, 2104, the available channel depth was recorded to be around 5 feet at low tide in various places. The area is subject to frequent changes in depth and channel width due to the shifting shoals and dredge operation. Mariners should contact the dredge
JENNI Lea II on VHF channel 13, 16 or 78 for safe passing arrangements as the dredge frequently occupies the majority of the channel. Chart 11467 LNM: 13/14

We went through this sector of the ICW in mid-March and it was extremely touch-and-go for our 5-foot draft sailboat. I kept bow watch, advising Scott to stay off the green side where the shoaling is worst but at one point he couldn’t get over to the red side any further, we were plowing through sand IN the channel. Next time we transit this area we will probably duck outside. It’s a beautiful location inside the confines of a nice public park, but you can’t enjoy the scenery when you’re doing your utmost to avoid running aground.
Scott and Cyndi Perkins

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Skipper Seeking Advice on a Southerly Cruise

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 03-30-2014

Skipper Jerry is asking for your input into a cruise he is planning. He has given us his email so you can communicate directly. While the bulk of the cruise will be well beyond the waters covered by SSECN, we know that many of you have made the trip he is proposing. If you have advice for Skipper Jerry, give him a shout!

I’m looking for input from SSEC members who have sailed recently to Guatemala through Mexico. I will be sailing from Fort Myers Beach and am interested in any customs problems and piracy issues. jcvillines@gmail.com
Jerry

Hazard: Nine Mile Point Aid to Navigation Destroyed, St. Johns River, North of Palatka, FL, March 26, 2014

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 03-26-2014

Nine Mile Point - Click for Chartview

Nine Mile Point – Click for Chartview

This missing aid to navigation marks a prominent western shore projection into the St. Johns, approximately 8 nautical miles north of Palatka.

FLORIDA – ST JOHNS RIVER: Hazard to Navigation
Nine Mile Point LT 36 (LLNR 9750) is destroyed. The remains of the pile are leaning and are a hazard to navigation. A TRLB WR36, Fl Q R characteristics is set 10 yards channelward in position 29-46-27.965N 081-33-09.282W. Mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution while transiting the area. Chart 11487, 11492 LNM: 12/14

Can someone post a photo of the current condition of this marker? This is an important marker even for small craft as it protects a hard sandbar that projects eastward into the river where boaters are making the turn northward when heading downriver or westward when cruising to Palatka and points south. I have pulled several sailboats off this bar after they ignored this marker.
David Burnham

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