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      Light Blue Background Denotes Postings Concerned with “AICW Problem Stretches”
    • NAV ALERT: LNM: ICW Daybeacon 49 Destroyed, FL AICW Statute Mile 931, 12/13/2018


      This destroyed ICW daybeacon is on the east side the Waterway’s path through Indian River between Cape Canaveral and St Lucie Inlet.

      FLORIDA – AICW – PALM SHORES TO WEST PALM BEACH – INDIAN RIVER (SOUTH SECTION): Hazard to Navigation
      Indian River (South Section) Daybeacon 49 (LLNR 43495) is destroyed. Composite pile is laying flat on the bottom. A TRLB “WR49” displaying Fl Q G characteristics is on scene. Chart 11472 LNM 50/18

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    • Christmas Day Menu at Sandpiper’s Cove! Old Port Cove Marina, AICW Statute Mile 1014


      Sandpiper’s Cove Restaurant and Bar, a premier restaurant at Old Port Cove Marina and A CRUISERS NET SPONSOR, is located on the western shore of the northern Lake Worth channel, near unlighted daybeacon #7.

      Click here for Christmas Hours and Christmas Day Menu!

      Click Here To View the Eastern Florida Cruisers’ Net Marina Directory Listing For Old Port Cove Marina

      Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Old Port Cove Marina

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    • No-Contact-With-Water Advisory for AICW Statute Mile 1088, Miami, FL


      The Venetian Causeway connects Miami with Miami Beach.

      No-Contact-With-Water Advisory After Intracoastal Sewer Spill Near Julia Tuttle and Venetian Causeway
      NBC 6 South Florida
      No-Contact-With-Water Advisory After Intracoastal Sewer Spill Near Julia Tuttle and … to the east, the Venetian Causeway to the south and the shoreline to the west.

      Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Venetian Causeway Bridge

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    • LNM: Safety Zone around SpaceX Rocket, east of Canaveral, FL

      This two-mile radius safety zone is east of Cape Canaveral.

      Coast Guard issues safety broadcast after SpaceX rocket lands in water


      U.S. Coast Guard stock photo

      JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard issued a Safety Marine Information Broadcast (SMIB) Wednesday after the SpaceX rocket “Falcon 9” landed in the water off the coast of Cape Canaveral.

      The SMIB instructs all mariners to remain a minimum of two nautical miles away from the rocket.

      A Coast Guard Station Port Canaveral 45-foot Response Boat – Medium crew is on scene monitoring while SpaceX is implementing their response plan.

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    • Boatlines December 6 from Marine Industries of the Treasure Coast, Martin County, FL


      Martin County Florida
      Vero Beach Marina
       Fort Pierce City Marina 1 Avenue A, Ft. Pierce, FL 34950 Toll Free (800) 619-1780 (772) 464-1245 Facsimile (772) 464-2589

      At the intersection of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway and the Okeechobee Waterway, Martin County, A CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, is a hub of boating activity and of events of interest to boaters.

      MIATC via auth.ccsend.com 

      Dec 5, 2018, 3:14 PM (1 day ago)

       
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      Customs Facility Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
       
      Job Opening
      The Florida Inland Navigation District (FIND) is seeking a full-time Field Project Coordinator to manage its dredge material management sites, located along the east coast of Florida. The Field Project Coordinator will be based in the FIND office in Jupiter, FL. 
       
      FIND is a 12-county State of Florida special taxing district for the continued management and maintenance of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (ICW), commonly referred to as M-95 marine highway. FIND performs the function of the “local sponsor” of the Federally-authorized ICW project and a portion of the Okeechobee Waterway project in Florida. FIND, along with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, maintains the ICW along the east coast of Florida. As the local sponsor, FIND provides the necessary upland land parcels, including right of ways, for the management of dredged materials removed from the waterway.
       
      A copy of the full job description can be found at: http://www.aicw.org/newsdetail_T2_R54.php
       
      Applications will be accepted by email through December 7, 2018. 
       
       
      Boat Show Tickets!
       
       
      Boat Show Tickets now for sale!
       
      Need a stocking stuffer or Christmas gift? What better gift than tickets to the boat show!
      Adults: $14.00
      Veterans: $12.00
      Children (12 & under): $7.00
      Infants: Free
       
      Come get your tickets today!
      354 NW Alice Ave., Stuart, FL. 34994
      Mon – Fri from 9-4pm
       
      Be a part of Outlook 2019!
       
      To advertise in this informative product, email sales@hometownnewsol.comor call (772) 465-5656.
       
       
      Upcoming Treasure Coast Boat Parades
       
      That time of year is approaching! We have our Martin, St. Lucie, and Indian River County Boat Parades in the works and would love your help! Those who participate and sponsor our parades is what makes all of this possible! If you are interested in sponsoring or participating please visit the link below!
       
       
      Parade Dates
       
      Martin County
      • Captain Meeting December 6, 2018
      • Parade December 8, 2018
      St. Lucie County
      • Captain Meeting December 7, 2018
      • Parade December 8, 2018
      Vero Beach Centennial
      • Captain Meeting December 12, 2018
      • Parade December 15, 2018
       
       
      Help is needed!
      Please make a donation!
       
      Christmas Boat Parades
      Dec 8th & 16th
       
       
       
      December Classes at Chapman School of Seamanship
       
      Career Classes:
      Upgradae from OUPV to MASTER (Less than 100 GRT) 12/13/18 – 12/15/18
      Commercial Assistance Towing 12/13/18
       
      Recreational Classes:
      CPC 2000 Coastal Cruising 12/10/18 -12/14/18
      STCW 95 – Basic Safety Training 12/10/18 – 12/14/18
       
      MIATC Board of Directors
       
       President:       John Yudin of Guy Yudin & Foster
      Vice President:   Bill Biggs of Riverwatch Marina
      Secretary:       Artie Olson of Vero Marine Center
      Past President:   Mike Kiefer of Kimley-Horn & Associates
         Director:         Gail Byrd of Coastal Realty of Stuart
         Director:         Dan Dietz of Dietz Enterprises
         Director:         Gary Geurtin of Coastal Angler – Treasure Coast/Bahamas
         Director:         Eric Hruska of Hinckley Yachts   
         Director:       Mike Kiefer of Kimley-Horn & Associates
         Director:          Butch Olsen  of Pt. Salerno Commercial Fishing Dock Authority
         Director:        Debbie Skidmore of Water Pointe Realty Group
         Director:         Jim Truslow of Boat Owners Warehouse
       
      Michele Miller                                        Debbi Czerniak    
       Director of Operations                              Communications Coordinator
       mmiller.miatc@gmail.com                dczerniak.miatc@gmail.com 
       
      MIATC | PO Box 1639Stuart, FL 34997

      Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Intersection of AICW/Okeechobee Waterway

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    • LNM: Dredging Underway, Fort Pierce Harbor, FL AICW Statute Mile 966


      Fort Pierce City Marina, A CRUISERS NET SPONSOR and the site of this dredging project, is located west of the Waterway, just south of the Fort Pierce high-rise bridge and well north of unlighted daybeacon #188.

      FLORIDA – FORT PIERCE HARBOR – FORT PIERCE INLET INNER HARBOR – FORT PIERCE CITY MARINA CHANNEL: Dredge Operations.
      Gator Dredging has commenced dredge operations November 28, 2018 until approximately April 30, 2019 in Fort Pierce within and directly adjacent to the Fort Pierce City Marina and leading into the AICW. Operations will run 24/7 and the Dredge GATOR SWINGING DRAGON will monitor CHF channels 16 & 68. Mariners are urged to use extreme caution in the area, transit at their slowest safe speed to minimize wake, and proceed with caution after passing arrangements have been made. Floating and submerged high density polyethylene (HDPE) pipeline associated with the hydraulic dredging operations of the marina and channel will be utilized. Pipeline, work vessels, temporary mooring piles, and buoys will be visibly lighted and marked according to Coast Guard regulations and will be in the area until all work is complete and can change configuration daily. PORTIONS OF THE FORT PIERCE CITY BOAT RAMP WILL BE CLOSED AND UNAVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC USE DURING THIS PROJECT as it will be used as a staging site for the dredging operations. For futher information contact Bret Sapp, Project Manager at (727) 798-0238 or Keith Ayers, Project Superintendent at (815) 315-3255. Chart 475 LNM 49/18

      Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s Eastern Florida Marina Directory Listing For Fort Pierce City Marina

      Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Fort Pierce City Marina

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    • Can’t-Miss Martin County Holiday Events, Treasure Coast, Martin County, FL


      Martin County Florida
      Vero Beach Marina
       Fort Pierce City Marina 1 Avenue A, Ft. Pierce, FL 34950 Toll Free (800) 619-1780 (772) 464-1245 Facsimile (772) 464-2589

      At the intersection of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway and the Okeechobee Waterway, Martin County, A CRUISERS NET SPONSOR, is a hub of boating activity and of events of interest to boaters.

       

      December 2018

      Can’t-miss Martin County Holiday Events

      From parades to shopping to special holiday performances, these Martin County holiday events are sure to make your season merry and bright!
      Why spend another Christmas in the cold when you can soak up the sun and the season’s greetings in southern Florida?

      How to do Winter in Martin County

      Escape the frigid temperatures and gray skies of the North to enjoy beaches, painted sunsets and the endless possibilities of winter in Martin County. 

      Farm to Table in the Heart of Downtown Stuart

      A farm, a restaurant, a community space, an educational experience, a local market and a passionate example of love of the earth, Ground Floor Farm is Martin County’s own urban farm.

      For more beautiful Martin County photography, follow us on Instagram. Share your photos with #DiscoverMartin and #ProtectOurParadise for the chance to be featured in our new eNewsletter.

       
       
      Martin County BOCC, 2401 SE Monterey Road, Stuart, FL 34996

      Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Intersection of AICW/Okeechobee Waterway

      Comments from Cruisers (1)

      1. Winston Fowler -  December 4, 2018 - 5:25 pm

        Find a great marina around Stuart area and enjoy the "Annapolis" of Florida; the "Beaufort,SC" of Florida; the "Georgetown, SC" of Florida… get my drift ?? Martin County area is loaded with great places to stay as a boater, great places to eat, shop, and take care of your vessel. ENJOY.

        Reply to Winston
    • Obscured Southbound AICW Marker 30, FL Statute Mile 784


      This obscured when southbound ICW red marker is on the west side of the channel c. 5NMs south of St. Augustine Inlet. Our thanks to experienced cruiser Perry McDonald for this notice.

      I have given you a screen shot of the Marker ‘R30’ located south of St. Augustine. This marker is obscure to south bound traffic due to the new overbuilt dock and boat house. Cruisers see ‘G29’ and assume ‘R36 is the next marker. They often find themselves aground on the shoal. This was reported to the USCG but not action has been taken.
      Perry McDonald

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    • Deck The Halls with Sandpipers! Old Port Cove Marina, AICW Statute Mile 1014


      Sandpiper’s Cove Restaurant and Bar, a premier restaurant at Old Port Cove Marina, A CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, located on the western shore of the northern Lake Worth channel, near unlighted daybeacon #7.

      Click here for Deck the Halls with Sandpipers!

      Click Here To View the Eastern Florida Cruisers’ Net Marina Directory Listing For Old Port Cove Marina

      Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Old Port Cove Marina

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    • Boatlines November 30 from Marine Industries of the Treasure Coast, Martin County, FL


      Martin County Florida
      Vero Beach Marina
       Fort Pierce City Marina 1 Avenue A, Ft. Pierce, FL 34950 Toll Free (800) 619-1780 (772) 464-1245 Facsimile (772) 464-2589

      At the intersection of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway and the Okeechobee Waterway, Martin County, A CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, is a hub of boating activity and of events of interest to boaters.

       
      Stuart Boat Show
       
       
      Boat Show Tickets now for sale!
       
      Need a stocking stuffer or Christmas gift? What better gift than tickets to the boat show!
      Adults: $14.00
      Veterans: $12.00
      Children (12 & under): $7.00
      Infants: Free
       
      Come get your tickets today!
      354 NW Alice Ave., Stuart, FL. 34994
      Mon – Fri from 9-4pm
       
      Upcoming Boat Parades
       
      Join us in the parade or enjoy the
      sights from the shore!
       
      That time of year is approaching! We have our Martin, St. Lucie, and Indian River County Boat Parades in the works and would love your help! Those who participate and sponsor our parades is what makes all of this possible! If you are interested in sponsoring or participating please visit the link below!
       
       
      Parade Dates
       
      Martin County
      • Captain Meeting December 6, 2018
      • Parade December 8, 2018
      St. Lucie County
      • Captain Meeting December 7, 2018
      • Parade December 8, 2018
      Vero Beach Centennial
      • Captain Meeting December 12, 2018
      • Parade December 15, 2018
       
      Job Opening
      The Florida Inland Navigation District (FIND) is seeking a full-time Field Project Coordinator to manage its dredge material management sites, located along the east coast of Florida. The Field Project Coordinator will be based in the FIND office in Jupiter, FL. 
       
      FIND is a 12-county State of Florida special taxing district for the continued management and maintenance of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (ICW), commonly referred to as M-95 marine highway. FIND performs the function of the “local sponsor” of the Federally-authorized ICW project and a portion of the Okeechobee Waterway project in Florida. FIND, along with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, maintains the ICW along the east coast of Florida. As the local sponsor, FIND provides the necessary upland land parcels, including right of ways, for the management of dredged materials removed from the waterway.
       
      A copy of the full job description can be found at: http://www.aicw.org/newsdetail_T2_R54.php
       
      Applications will be accepted by email through December 7, 2018. 
       
       
      Stuart Boat Show – January 11 – 13, 2019
       
      Please support MIATC & the Stuart Boat Show!
       
      The MIATC is asking for your support of the upcoming
      Stuart Boat Show by putting one of our banners on
      your website. You can choose from a variety of options
       
       
      Help is needed!
      Please make a donation!
       
      Christmas Boat Parades
      Dec 8th & 16th
       
       
       
      December Classes at Chapman School of Seamanship
       
      Career Classes:
      OUPV (Less than 100 GRT) – 12/3/18 – 12/15/18
      Upgradae from OUPV to MASTER (Less than 100 GRT) 12/13/18 – 12/15/18
      Commercial Assistance Towing 12/13/18
       
      Recreational Classes:
      CPC 100 – Boating Essentials 12/1-12/2/18 (Weekend Class)
      CPC 2000 Coastal Cruising 12/10/18 -12/14/18
      STCW 95 – Basic Safety Training 12/10/18 – 12/14/18
       
      MIATC Board of Directors
       
       President:       John Yudin of Guy Yudin & Foster
      Vice President:   Bill Biggs of Riverwatch Marina
      Secretary:       Artie Olson of Vero Marine Center
      Past President:   Mike Kiefer of Kimley-Horn & Associates
         Director:         Gail Byrd of Coastal Realty of Stuart
         Director:         Dan Dietz of Dietz Enterprises
         Director:         Gary Geurtin of Coastal Angler – Treasure Coast/Bahamas
         Director:         Eric Hruska of Hinckley Yachts   
         Director:       Mike Kiefer of Kimley-Horn & Associates
         Director:          Butch Olsen  of Pt. Salerno Commercial Fishing Dock Authority
         Director:        Debbie Skidmore of Water Pointe Realty Group
         Director:         Jim Truslow of Boat Owners Warehouse
       
      Michele Miller                                        Debbi Czerniak    
       Director of Operations                              Communications Coordinator
       mmiller.miatc@gmail.com                dczerniak.miatc@gmail.com 
       
      MIATC | PO Box 1639Stuart, FL 34997

      Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Intersection of AICW/Okeechobee Waterway

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    • December Newsletter from Marineland Marina, Marineland, FL, AICW Statute Mile 796


       The Town of Marineland has opened its ports with a brand new marina facility creating a destination for boaters on the Intracoastal Waterway between Daytona Beach and St. Augustine, FL.

      Marineland is home to Marineland Marina, A CRUISERS NET SPONSOR, with many recent facility upgrades and consistently good words from cruisers.

      Click Here for What’s new at the Town of Marineland Marina? and great lighted boat pictures!

      Happy Holidays from Marineland Marina!

       

      Click Here To View the Eastern Florida Cruisers’ Net Marina Directory Listing For Marineland Marina

      Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Marineland Marina

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    • FWC Derelict Vessel Removal Grants


      DERELICT VESSEL REMOVAL GRANT FINAL 2018-2019 OPPORTUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT
      The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is announcing the opportunity to apply for Derelict Vessel Removal Grants. The application period for the Bulk Derelict Vessel Removal Grant Program will begin on January 2, 2019, at 8:00 AM (EST), and end on February 15, 2019, at 5:00 PM (EST). Applications received after February 15, 2019, will not be eligible for consideration in round one. All removal applications must demonstrate proof that due process was provided for each vessel’s owner. At a minimum, this would include an opportunity for the vessel owner to challenge the derelict vessel determination, either in criminal court or in an administrative hearing. Vessel cases not demonstrating that these opportunities have been offered to the owners of the vessels will not be considered for state funding assistance. Should funding be available for a second or subsequent round of applications, new announcements will be made. The grant guidelines and application form may be downloaded at: http://www.MyFWC.com/DVGrant.

      You may also receive the guidelines and application by contacting Phil Horning at (850) 617-9540 or email DVGrant@MyFWC.com.

      Applications that meet the requirements for the Rapid Removal Grant Program may be submitted at any time after the opportunity announcement start date, but no later than December 31, 2019, at 5:00pm (EST) (based on available funding). Rapid removal cases must meet requirements of published guidelines as well as due process requirements. Total funding allocated for derelict vessel removal for fiscal year 2018-2019 is $1,000,000. The balance remaining will be available for additional DV removal grant opportunities in the 2018-2019 budget year. Applications may be mailed to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Boating and Waterways Section, Derelict Vessel Grant Program Administrator, at 620 S. Meridian Street – Room 235, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1600 or emailed to DVGrant@MyFWC.com.

      For further information, please contact:

      Phil Horning, Derelict Vessel Program Administrator, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Division of Law Enforcement, Boating and Waterways Section, (850) 617-9540 or email Phil.Horning@MyFWC.com

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    • Update on ATONs South of Fernandina Beach, FL, AICW Statute Mile 719.5


      Reports of shoaling south of Fernandina Beach have been coming in for several years prompting numerous comments. This shoaling and shifting channel lies c. two miles south of Fernandina Beach harbor just north of the Waterway’s turn into Kingsley Creek. Our thanks to Geologist Bill Aley for this permanent buoy update. See UPDATE for the April Local Notice and discussions.

      Following up on some conversations we were having this past April, we are happy to announce that the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) has finally placed permanent navigation aids to mark the new channel alignment in the problematic navigation area of the Intracoastal Waterway just south of Fernandina, FL.

      Attached is the notice from the USCG and a rough map showing existing and new permanent navigation aids in the area.

      Unfortunately, they did not mark the shoal that is north-west of green marker #3. This shoal is still a potential hazard to any boaters who may navigate directly from marker 3 toward 1B, especially at lower tides.

      Happy Thanksgiving.

      Bill Aley, P.G. | Professional Geologist

      Taylor Engineering, Inc.
      10199 Southside Blvd., Suite 310, Jacksonville, FL 32256
      Main: 904-731-7040 | Direct: 904-256-1313 | Cell: 904-545-1137
      www.taylorengineering.com
      Destin | Jacksonville | Sarasota | Tampa

      R 061925Z NOV 18

      FM USCGC HAMMER

      TO COMCOGARD SECTOR JACKSONVILLE FL

      INFO COGARD ANT JACKSONVILLE BEACH FL

      CCGDSEVEN MIAMI FL

      COGARD STA MAYPORT FL

      BT

      UNCLAS

      PASS TO OFFICE CODES:

      INFO CCGDSEVEN MIAMI FL//DPW//

      SUBJ: ATON CHANGE/IATONIS UPDATE//

      1. FERNANDINA BEACH BUOY 1A CONVERTED TO FERNANDINA BEACH DBN 1A POST

      DREDGING PROJECT.

      2. RECOVERED BUOY. ESTABLISHED (01) 50FT SPW IN 12FT. INSTALLED (02)

      03 SG-SY.

      3. POSN INFO: 30-39-46.403N 081-29-05.218W (30°39.7734N / 081°29.0870W, 30.662890 / -81.484783)

      4. REQ MPP BECOME AP.

      4. REQ BNM

      BT

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      R 061914Z NOV 18

      FM USCGC HAMMER

      TO COMCOGARD SECTOR JACKSONVILLE FL

      INFO COGARD ANT JACKSONVILLE BEACH FL

      CCGDSEVEN MIAMI FL

      COGARD STA MAYPORT FL

      BT

      UNCLAS

      PASS TO OFFICE CODES:

      INFO CCGDSEVEN MIAMI FL//DPW//

      SUBJ: ATON CHANGE/IATONIS UPDATE//

      1. FERNANDINA BEACH BUOY 1B CONVERTED TO FERNANDINA BEACH DBN 1B POST

      DREDGING PROJECT.

      2. RECOVERED BUOY. ESTABLISHED (01) 50FT SPW IN 20FT. INSTALLED (02)

      03 SG-SY.

      3. POSN INFO: 30-39-36.578N 081-29-09.609W (30°39.6097N / 081°29.1601W, 30.660161 / -81.486002)

      4. REQ MPP BECOME AP.

      4. REQ BNM

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      R 061920Z NOV 18

      FM USCGC HAMMER

      TO COMCOGARD SECTOR JACKSONVILLE FL

      INFO COGARD ANT JACKSONVILLE BEACH FL

      CCGDSEVEN MIAMI FL

      COGARD STA MAYPORT FL

      BT

      UNCLAS

      PASS TO OFFICE CODES:

      INFO CCGDSEVEN MIAMI FL//DPW//

      SUBJ: ATON CHANGE/IATONIS UPDATE//

      1. AMELIA RIVER BUOY 18A CONVERTED TO FERNANDINA BEACH DBN 18A POST

      DREDGING PROJECT.

      2. RECOVERED BUOY. ESTABLISHED (01) 50FT SPW IN 13FT. INSTALLED (02)

      04 TR-TY.

      3. POSN INFO: 30-39-52.597N 081-29-07.909(30°39.8766N / 081°29.1318W, 30.664610 / -81.485530)

      4. REQ MPP BECOME AP.

      4. REQ BNM

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      R 061907Z NOV 18

      FM USCGC HAMMER

      TO COMCOGARD SECTOR JACKSONVILLE FL

      INFO COGARD ANT JACKSONVILLE BEACH FL

      CCGDSEVEN MIAMI FL

      COGARD STA MAYPORT FL

      BT

      UNCLAS

      PASS TO OFFICE CODES:

      INFO CCGDSEVEN MIAMI FL//DPW//

      SUBJ: ATON DISCREPANCY CORRECTION

      A. COGARD ANT JACKSONVILLE BEACH

      1. FERNANDINA BEACH DBN 2 (LLNR 37987)

      2. CAUSE: ALLISON. RECOVERED TRUB. REBUILT AID IN

      18FT OF WATER USING (01) 50FT SPW. INSTALLED (02) 04 TR-TY.

      3. POSN INFO: REBUILT ON AP.

      4. REQ CANX BNM

      BT

      Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Temporary Buoy 18A

      Comments from Cruisers (1)

      1. Bill Aley -  November 21, 2018 - 2:22 pm

        Happy cruising everyone. Hopefully this area is now more clearly marked for your cruising pleasure. Please keep aware of the still dangerous shoal on the west bank, south of marker 1B and NW of marker 3. Plenty of deepwater exists on the outside of the bends in this area.

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    • NAV ALERT: LNM: Destroyed ICW Daybeacon 63, Lake Wyman, FL Statute Mile 1047, 11/21/2018


      This destroyed ICW daybeacon is on the east side of the Waterway immediately south of the southern tip of Lake Wyman and north of Boca Raton.

      FLORIDA – WEST PALM BEACH TO MIAMI – LAKE WYMAN: Hazard to Navigation
      Lake Wyman Daybeacon 63 (LLNR 47145) is destroyed with 2ft of the wreckage sticking up out of the water. Wreckage is marked with a TRLB WR63 displaying FL Q G, 4M characteristics in position 26-21-39.032N / 080-04-25.128W (26°21.6505N / 080°4.4188W, 26.360842 / -80.073647) .
      Chart 11467 LNM 47/18

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    • NAV ALERT: LNM: AICW Light 64 Destroyed, FL Statute Mile 789, 11/21/2018


      North of Matanzas Inlet, this destroyed ICW light is on the west shoulder of the channel behind Crescent Beach.

      FLORIDA – AICW – TOLOMATO RIVER – PALM SHORES – MATANZAS RIVER: Hazard to Navigation
      Matanzas River Light 64 (LLNR 39465) is destroyed. The concrete pile is marked with a TRLB displaying Fl R 4s, 5M characteristics. Chart 11485 LNM 47/18

      Click Here To Open A Chart View Window Zoomed To A “Navigation Alert” Position at Mile 789

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    • LNM: Waterway Dredging to begin, Sawpit Creek, FL AICW Statute Mile 730


      This section of the Waterway south of Fernandina Beach, FL through Sawpit Creek is frequently shoaled and was last dredged in November of 2013. As noted below, keep a close watch for dredging equipment as you cruise through Sawpit Creek and be sure to proceed along at idle speed!

      FLORIDA – AICW – ST SIMONS SOUND – TOLOMATO RIVER – SAWPIT CREEK: 12- Foot Dredge Project
      Southwind Construction will commence dredge operations November 26, 2018 until approximately April 1, 2019 in the AICW Nassau-Duval Counties, Cuts 24, 25, 26, 27, 27A and 27C with fill placement to F.I.N.D. Upland Disposal Area DMMA DU-2 and Amelia Island. Submerged and floating pipeline associated with dredging operation; use extreme caution in the area. Mariners are urged to transit at the slowest safe speed to minimize wake, and proceed with caution after passing arrangements have been made. Pipeline and vessels will be visibly lighted. While working in
      Cuts 27A, & 27C, submerged pipeline will be positioned from the active dredging area along the east shoreline of the AICW to the Amelia Island Beach Fill Placement Area. In all other locations, the submerged pipeline will traverse along the landward edges of Sawpit Creek to upland placement area DMMA DU-2 in addition to the Amelia Island Beach Fill Placement Area. DMMA DU-2 is located immediately adjacent to Sawpit Creek at Black Hammock Island. Operations will run 24/7the Dredge WILKO and workboats PROUD MARY and MISS LEANNE will monitor VHF channels 13 and 16, working channel 78. See enclosure section for pipeline route and beach disposal area. For more information contact David Lynn (812) 455-1770, Jim Jones (662) 614-6564 or Southwind (812) 867-7220 Chart 11489
      LNM 47/18

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    • FOCUS ON Fort Pierce City Marina, FL AICW Statute Mile 966.5


       Fort Pierce City Marina 1 Avenue A, Ft. Pierce, FL 34950 Toll Free (800) 619-1780 (772) 464-1245 Facsimile (772) 464-2589

      Fort Pierce City Marina, A CRUISERS NET SPONSOR and a public facility, is located west of the Waterway, just south of the Fort Pierce high-rise bridge and well north of unlighted daybeacon #188.

      Many of us who enjoy cruising on coastal waters have probably heard that the “Sunset City” is San Francisco, CA.

      But do you know what city is the “Sunrise City”?
      It is ideally located on Florida’s eastern beautiful sandy shores and is …..

      Fort Pierce, Florida!

      Fort Pierce City Marina at sunrise

      Fort Pierce and San Francisco are actually “Sister Cities” with their acclaims as the Sunrise and the Sunset cities.

      Cruising southern Florida and maybe on to the Keys or Bahamas, a visit to this slice of ole Florida charm and hospitality will be well worth your time.
      The town of Fort Pierce is located on what is called Florida’s “Treasure Coast.”
      The Treasure Coast refers to the tons of treasure reportedly left at the ocean’s bottom by ships sunk in this immediate area.
      The major drawing card here is the Spanish “Silver” Fleet sunk in this area in 1715.
      Here’s a map outlining the Treasure Coast area in red for you “treasure hunters.”
      Who knows, it just might be able to help you find a Spanish coin or two!

      The city got its name from an Army post that was in the area named for Benjamin Kendrick Pierce, a career US Army officer and brother of President Franklin Pierce, hence the name, Fort Pierce. As the town gradually built near by, it took the name in 1838.

      Fort Pierce City Marina first opened in 1938, ideally located in the heart of the town’s business district and local parks.

      Circa 1948 Ten years after opening

      So much is within easy walking distance: excellent places to eat and one of our favorites is 12-A Buoy for excellent seafood. A nice stroll along Indian River Drive brings you by the Manatee Observation and Education Center, http://www.manateecenter.com and the A.E. Backus Museum and Gallery which is home to paintings by this local native of Ft. Pierce well known for his tropical landscape paintings, http://www.backusmuseum.com/.

      Also nearby are many interesting places to visit such as:

      National Navy SEAL Museum https://www.navysealmuseum.org/

      Ft. Pierce Inlet State Park https://www.stateparks.com/fort_pierce_inlet_state_park_in_florida.html

      which provide an abundance of recreational opportunities.

      The breathtakingly beautiful half-mile beach welcomes visitors for swimming, snorkeling, surfing, and scuba diving. Beachcombing, picnicking, or just relaxing on the sand are also popular activities, and a slightly longer walk or short bike ride will take you to Heathcote Botanical Gardens, https://www.heathcotebotanicalgardens.org/.

      Provisioning for your crew is rather special as each Saturday, Fort Pierce boasts one of the best farmer’s markets in all of Florida and it is ranked in the top five nationally, https://www.fortpiercefarmersmarket.com/.

      Now that has to be some kind of Farmers Market.

      Fresh baked bread

      Over seventy vendors

      And then on Wednesdays, the “Green Market” also takes place, so every skipper should be able to have some of Florida’s freshest produce aboard for all to enjoy.

      On the social side, weather permitting, the first Friday of each month there is a “Street Party” with live music where you may meet new friends, and we are sure you will have some good ole fashioned enjoyment.

      Going offshore for the Bahamas, one of Florida’s best east coast inlets is the Fort Pierce Inlet, known to be the “best all weather inlet on the east coast.”

      Fort Pierce Inlet

      The inlet and surrounding Indian River Lagoon provides many spoil islands to enjoy on day trips with the family, or kayaking, or enjoying a picnic, but also easy access to the Atlantic and world-class fishing waters…and between us “friends,” maybe find a Spanish silver coin or two.

      Spoil islands anchorage

      Spoil islands anchorage

      Fort Pierce City Marina is eighty years young as this is being published. This first-class marine facility has not only stood the test of time, but this marina continues to lead with improvements, such as their $32.8 million dollar waterfront Island protection project, new floating docks, their “first in the state” eco-friendly Storm Protection System and improved yacht friendly navigation.

      Fort Pierce City Marina in 2007…and here’s the marina in 2016 …

      You have to visit and see first hand how this marina management team has worked hard and smart to develop something very unique that not only protects its marina slips but contributes to the local sea habitat, both fish and fowl.

      Also provided for the cruising community is a new dinghy dock so cruisers can have easy and comfortable access to the town.

      Ft. Pierce City Marina provides all the amenities of home: clean comfortable facilities, free wifi, two fueling stations, complementary pump-outs, two restaurants on site, pet friendly, supply store, etc… (see marina features below).

      Fort Pierce City Marina is just south of South Bridge on the Atlantic ICW at Statute Mile 966.5. The entrance channel is relatively new, a couple years old now, just be sure your charts are current.

      Contact them on VHF #16 or #17, or
      Call via your cell phone to 800.619.1780 or local 772.464.1245.
      Web site – http://www.fortpiercecitymarina.org/

      Enjoy your stay with this team of professional marina providers. They are truly a skipper’s resource and excellent host for you as you enjoy your trip through this part of Florida. Many have come for a visit and, well, now Ft. Pierce City Marina is their home port. Let your team here at Cruisers Net know about your visit to Fort Pierce City Marina.

      Marina Features

      • Free Wi-FI
      • Complimentary pump out
      • Two Fueling stations
      • Electric (30A, 50A, 100A/110V, 220V)
      • Laundry
      • Nearby Lodging
      • Restrooms
      • Cable TV
      • Yacht/Boat Sales
      • Pet Friendly
      • BoatUS Fuel Discount
      • Ice
      • Golf Course
      • Community Center
      • Sunrise Theater
      • Water hook up
      • Transient Dockage
      • Diesel Fuel in Slip
      • Gasoline: Octane – 89/90 Non-Ethanol
      • Showers
      • Tiki-Bar
      • Supply Store/Gift Shop
      • Official IGFA Weigh Station
      • Fish Cleaning Station
      • Public Bank and Library
      • 2 Restaurants On Site
      • Public Transportation
      • Ramp
      • Farmers Market

      Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s Eastern Florida Marina Directory Listing For Fort Pierce City Marina

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      Comments from Cruisers (1)

      1. Arnold Parkinson -  November 20, 2018 - 12:07 pm

        A good article on this marina – and I have stayed there a couple of times for overnight. It is a very nice marina.
        Arnold Parkinson

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    • More Praise for Camachee Cove Yacht Harbor, AICW Statute Mile 775.5


      Welcome to Camachee Cove Yacht Harbor! Located in America’s oldest city- St. Augustine, Florida- Camachee Cove is a fully protected marina adjacent to the ICW, and less than a mile from the St. Augus

      Camachee Cove Yacht Harbor, A CRUISERS NET SPONSOR, continues to receive words of praise for its facility and staff. Camachee Cove Yacht Harbor is located just off the Waterway’s western shoreline, south of unlighted daybeacon #7 and north of the Vilano Beach Bridge.

      A failing battery brought me back to Camachee Cove Yacht Harbor on our cruise south. The staff at the Yacht Yard were helpful, friendly, and prompt. Technician quickly diagnosed the problem, rounded up four new 8D batteries, and replaced my old ones within a few hours. For anyone needing help in north Florida, Camachee Yacht Yard is a great resource.
      David Grimes

      Click Here To View the Eastern Florida Cruisers’ Net Marina Directory Listing For Camachee Cove Yacht Harbor

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