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  • Announcement: All Eastern Florida Cruising News

    PLEASE CAREFULLY READ OUR DISCLAIMER!

    Below, you will discover our COMPLETE listing of Eastern Florida cruising news/postings from fellow cruisers, arranged in chronological order, based on publication date. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO NARROW YOUR SELECTION of EF cruising news to those messages which pertain to a specific geographic sub-region, locate the RED, vertically stacked menu, on the right side of this, and all Cruisers’ Net pages. Click on “Eastern Florida.” A drop down menu will appear, with a blue background, Now, click on “EF Regional Cruising News.” A sub-drop-down menu will now appear, listing 12 Eastern Florida geographic sub-regions. Select your waters of interest, and after clicking on your choice, a list of messages will appear, confined to the sub-region you have picked!

    Yellow Background Denotes Navigation Alert Postings

    Light Blue Background Denotes Postings Concerned with “AICW Problem Stretches”
  • Manatee and Sea Turtle Decals, Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission

    Stick on a decal to show support for Florida’s manatees, sea turtles READ MORE!

    There are more manatees and sea turtles in Florida than in any other state. More than 6,000 manatees swim in its coastal waters, rivers and freshwater springs, and thousands of sea turtles nest and hatch on its Atlantic and Gulf coast beaches.

    It’s easy to show support for these iconic Florida species by sticking on a decal.

    Every July the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) introduces new manatee and sea turtle decals available with a $5 donation.

    The colorful, waterproof decals are designed to look great on a vehicle’s bumper or the side of a boat. Get them when registering or re-registering a vehicle or boat at local tax collectors’ offices across the state.

    “Florida is home to more manatees and sea turtles than anywhere else in the U.S.,” said Carol Knox, who leads the FWC’s Imperiled Species Management Section. “Public support has been critical in helping us conserve these imperiled species. So please ‘stick on a decal’ and show support for our manatees and sea turtles.” 

    Decals generate funding for research, rescue and management efforts that help Florida’s manatees and sea turtles survive. For instance, when someone calls the FWC’s Wildlife Alert Hotline at 888-404-FWCC (3922) to report an injured, entangled or sick manatee or sea turtle, FWC staff responds with efforts to rescue and rehabilitate the animal.

    The decals also address important conservation issues:

    • “Look out for manatees” is the message on the new manatee decal, which shows boaters in the distance as a manatee mother and calf swim along with only her back above water.When boating or using a personal watercraft in Florida waters, it is important to look out for manatees. Mature manatees grow to 1,000 pounds or more, but can be difficult to see when they’re swimming, grazing or resting underwater. Wear polarized sunglasses, and then watch and listen carefully to detect the signs of manatees nearby. Look for circles on the water’s surface indicating their underwater movement and snouts sticking out of the water as they surface to breathe. You may also hear huffing noises when they come up for air.
    • “Helping sea turtles survive” is the message on the new sea turtle decal, which shows a green sea turtle. Green sea turtles nest on Florida’s Atlantic and Gulf coast beaches, and until recently were classified as endangered. Now after years of conservation efforts, the number of nesting green turtles has increased substantially. This species has been reclassified as threatened under the federal Endangered Species Act. That’s a major step in “green” recovery. Remember, “Hands off” is the best policy for beachgoers encountering any species of nesting or hatchling sea turtles. Watch from a distance, do not disturb them and never use a cellphone or camera to shoot flash photos.

    Learn about other ways to help conserve manatees and sea turtles at MyFWC.com/Manatee andMyFWC.com/SeaTurtle, where you also can click on “Decals” to order new or past editions of decals. Go to BuyaPlate.com to purchase a “Save the Manatee” or “Helping Sea Turtles Survive” license plate that supports those species.

  • LNM: Destroyed Daybeacon 60, north of Lake George, St. Johns River, 7/12/2017


    This destroyed river channel daybeacon is due south of Buzzards Point and marks the southbound entrance into northern Lake George.

    FLORIDA – ST JOHNS RIVER: Hazard to Navigation.
    Mount Royal Daybeacon 60 (LLNR 8490) is reported destroyed with approximately 2 feet of the wood pile exposed above the waterline. Mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution while transiting the area. Chart 11495 LNM 28/17

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To A “Navigation Alert” Position at Buzzards Point, St. Johns River

  • News and Events from Martin County, Stuart, FL, July 7, 2017


    Martin County Florida

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

    CLICK HERE FOR NEWS from Boatlines

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

  • Summer in Martin County, FL


    Martin County Florida

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

    CLICK HERE FOR SUMMER IN MARTIN COUNTY
    July 2017
    No trip to south Florida is complete without a healthy helping of juicy, fresh-caught shrimp. These Martin County restaurants serve up some of the best shrimp in all of Florida.
    Located off the coast of Martin and St. Lucie counties, Hutchinson Island is a beautiful barrier island offering an array of coastal sights and sounds. Make sure to stop by these Hutchinson Island hidden gems on your next trip to Martin County.

    Save the Date for the 30th Annual Dancin’ in the Streets Party

    Grab your dancing shoes and get ready to boogie because the 30th Annual Dancin’ in the Streets party returns to Stuart on Saturday, August 19. This annual event is beloved by locals and tourists alike.
    The beautiful beach community of Jensen Beach is home to a slew of can’t-miss attractions, restaurants, shops and more. 
    Martin County’s unique ecosystem provides a habitat for over 4,300 species of plants and animals, including more than 30 threatened and endangered species like manatees, Florida scrub jay, wood storks, sandhill cranes, and peregrine falcons.
    Unplug the video games and head to Martin County for a vacation filled with family-friendly memories. Kids can be hard to please, but Martin County’s many activity offerings are sure to make a lasting impression on the entire family.

    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

  • LNM: Destroyed Idle Speed Sign, Northern Biscayne Bay, AICW Statute Mile 1079, 7/6/2017


    This destroyed regulatory sign is on the west side of the Waterway just north of Bakers-Haulover Inlet.

    FLORIDA – AICW – WEST PALM BEACH TO MIAMI – BISCAYNE BAY: Hazard to Navigation.
    The U.S. Coast Guard received a report that one of FWC’s Regulatory markers (Idle Speed sign) in approximate position 25-54.321N / 080-07.682W near Haulover Inlet in Miami-Dade County is damaged and presenting a potential hazard to navigation. Mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution while transiting the area. Chat 11467 LNM 27/17

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To A “Navigation Alert” Position at Bakers-Haulover

  • LNM: Destroyed Light 7, Melbourne Channel, AICW Statute Mile 919, 7/6/2017


    This channel light 7 is on the south side of the Melbourne Channel which departs the Waterway westward just south of the fixed Route 516 bridge.

    FLORIDA – AICW – PALM SHORES TO WEST PALM BEACH – MELBOURNE CHANNEL: Hazard to Navigation
    A Temporary WR Buoy is marking wreckage of a previously destroyed steel pile in the vicinity of Melbourne Channel Light 7 (LLNR 43240) in position 28-04-3.100N / 080-35-57.200W. Mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution while transiting the area.

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To A “Navigation Alert” Position at Melbourne Channel

  • LNM: Destroyed Light 41, AICW Statute Mile 884, 7/6/2107


    This destroyed Waterway light is on the east side of the channel north of Titusville.

    FLORDA – AICW – TOLOMATO RIVER – PALM SHORES – INDIAN RIVER (NORTH SECTION): Hazard to Navigation
    Indian River North Section Light 41 (LLNR 41400) has been reported destroyed. The steel pile wreckage is submerged approximately 1ft under the waterline and may pose a hazard to navigation. Mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution while transiting the area. Chart 11485 LNM 27/17

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To A “Navigation Alert” Position at Mile 884

  • Rowing to New York from Miami – As Reported from Old Port Cove Marina, North Palm Beach, AICW Statute Mile 1014


    Old Port Cove Holdings

    Oh, my aching back and arms! Our thanks to Sue Morgan for sharing this story. A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, Old Port Cove is located on the western shore of the northern Lake Worth channel, near unlighted daybeacon #7.

    Rowing to New York from Miami – What a Daunting Journey!
    By Sue Morgan, Marketing Director, Old Port Cove Holdings, Inc. READ MORE!

    Last Thursday, on a hot and sticky June evening, Old Port Cove Marina had the pleasure to host Greg Dougherty, President of the Covington Diocese World Apostolate of Fatima Division in Kentucky and his 18’ rowboat. You see Greg, is on a rowing excursion, a mere 1400 or so miles, from Miami to New York in an 18’ rowboat named the “Santa Maria de la Fatima.” Upon meeting Greg, of course, my first question was “Why would you undertake such a monumentous trip.? In a gentle voice filled with purpose he explained a great desire to raise awareness, show his dedication to and inspire children and families to have a relationship with Our Lady of Fatima. His desire was born following an event that occurred while in the tail effects of Hurricane Bertha in an ocean row boat 100 miles off the coast of Barbados. I can only imagine…or maybe I can’t!
    I found Greg to be an inspirational man with humor and wit and we joked about how skinny he’d be at the end of the trip. Suffice it to say, we were thrilled to contribute albeit it in a very small way his big journey. While the row boat was docked for the night, Greg stayed at the Passionist Monastery Retreat nearby. I’m certain he was much more comfortable there than the previous when circumstances led up to him sleeping onboard in West Palm Beach. Greg does have a rowing partner Gerald Sargent, a British Catholic but he had been delayed due to his duties with the Royal Marine. They trained together in the English Channel.
    I’d like to take the opportunity to encourage our marina neighbors along the eastern seaboard, to welcome Greg and his team with open arms to help them along their way. Also, please take pictures and post them to your social media channels to help spread the word!
    The entire crew here at Old Port Cove Marina wish Greg & Gerald fair winds and calm seas for the remainder of their inspirational rowing adventure!
    To learn more, click the following website, Rowing4Fatima.com

    Sue Morgan, Marketing Director

    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

  • LNM: Destroyed Daybeacon 235, AICW Statute Mile 986, 6/29/2017


    This destroyed Waterway daybeacon is on the east side of the channel just north of the intersection with the Okeechobee Waterway near St. Lucie Inlet.

    FLORIDA – PALM SHORES TO WEST PALM BEACH – INDIAN RIVER (SOUTH SECTION): Hazard to Navigation
    Indian River South Section Daybeacon 235 (LLNR 45875) is destroyed. Wreckage is marked with a TRLB, Fl Q G characteristics in position 27-10-41.771N / 080-11-02.318W. Mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution while transiting the area. Chart 11472 LNM 26/17

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To A “Navigation Alert” Position at Statute Mile 986

  • New and Improved Marina Store Now Open! Harbortown Marina, Merritt Island, east of AICW Statute Mile 894


    Guest Coupon Available On Our Web Site

    A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, Harbortown Marina lies off the southern shores of the Canaveral Barge Canal between Sykes Creek and the Banana River. This fine facility has now expanded their ship’s store!

    CLICK HERE ALL THE DETAILS!

    Our Fully Stocked Marina Store is Now Open!
    Harbortown Marina – Canaveral is happy to announce that our remodeled Marina Store is now open! Enjoy easy access to all of your boating needs, located right here on the Harbortown Marina – Canaveral property.
     You Have the Boat. We Have the Parts!
    The marina store carries a variety of parts, nuts, bolts, and fluids for your boat. Whether you are working on a D.I.Y boating project, or a repair, the Marina Store has what you need in-stock or available by special order.
      Your Chance to Win a Harbortown Marina – Canaveral Boater’s Bundle!
    To celebrate the opening of our new marina store, here’s your chance to WIN a Harbortown Boater’s Bundle (Over $60 Value)! 
    Here’s how to win:
    Click here to visit our Harbortown Marina – Canaveral Facebook post and answer the contest question to win!
     
    Tell us why you love keeping your boat at Harbortown Marina – Canaveral. Or, if you do not currently keep your boat at Harbortown, tell us why you love boating!
     
    Winner drawn at random. Winner to be announced on 6/28/2017.
    You must comment on the original post on the Harbortown Marina – Canaveral Facebook page by 12:00 PM (noon) on 6/28/2017 to enter!
     
    *This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.
    Harbortown Marina – Canaveral
    2700 Harbortown Drive
    Merritt Island, FL US 32952
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    Click Here To View the Eastern Florida Cruisers’ Net Marina Directory Listing For Harbortown Marina

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

  • Good News re Florida Anchoring

    Our thanks to Kim Russo for sharing this good news via AGLCA‘s Forum and also to Mike Bodin of MTOA. Let’s keep our fingers crossed that in the future this law will stand up to the pressure on legislators from wealthy landowners to restrict anchoring.

    Great news! I was just notified by our lobbyist that HB 7043 was approved by the Governor. It is law. As of now, no local municipality or county in the state of Florida may ban, restrict, or otherwise regulate an anchorage in Florida coastal waters. READ MORE!

    Loopers’ interest in this issue and financial contributions helped prevent the enactment of any setbacks that could have resulted in the elimination of any existing anchorages state wide.

    Congratulations to all Loopers, members of MTOA, SSCA, and others who supported this effort, stuck with it, and made your voices heard! You have made a difference to the boating community. Special thanks goes out to Jerry Paul of Capitol Access for his diligent efforts on our behalf. His guidance and hard work made all the difference.

    Kim Russo
    Director
    America’s Great Loop Cruisers’ Association
    krusso@greatloop.org 

    And this from Mike Bodin, MTOA Public Affairs:

    Thank you AGLCA, SSCA, MTOA and DeFever, for
    your continued support. Florida’s anchoring Bill now
    is law.
    Florida’s new Mooring & Anchoring bill has become law. The Governor just approved HB 7043.
    It is law. As of now, the new law explicitly states no local municipality or county in the state of
    Florida may ban, restrict, or otherwise regulate an anchorage in Florida coastal waters. This
    plainly worded section of the new law eliminates each community from setting its own
    regulations. If this section was not plainly worded it would have resulted in many lost
    anchorages over time with boaters challenging cities for the right to anchor. Instead, we got
    the pre-emotion provision … preventing any local government from banning an anchorage.
    It was important for us to ensure there were no unreasonable setbacks in this bill. But, as I have
    said in the past, the single most valuable piece of this bill is the preemption provision. This seals
    off local governments. The only way that a new anchorage can be banned is by an Act of the
    entire Legislature and Governor. We can almost always kill such a bill. Moreover, we can likely
    kill any future effort to overturn the preemption or add new band and ranges in state statute.
    With the state level preemption and no local control, we are now in a position of strength. It is
    a home-field advantage for our side. Without preemption, however, the entire issue is a home
    game for all the anti-cruisers in EACH of their local communities… an infinite number battles
    that we would not be able to fight piecemeal.
    Moreover, SSCA, AGLCA, MTOA and DeFever prevented the enactment of any setbacks that
    could have resulted in the elimination of any existing anchorages state wide.
    Finally, you did a lot to rehabilitate some of the negative imagery about anchoring cruisers that
    had made its way to the Capitol.
    Congratulations to each of you, this team, and all the members of MTOA, SSCA, AGLCA,
    DeFever who supported your effort, stuck with you, and made your voices heard… to protect
    the freedoms of cruisers.
    The above is from our Tallahassee “Boaters Rights” Lobbyists Jerry Paul of Capitol Access who
    skillfully guided this legislation through six committee hearings with unanimous approval.
    Of major importance was the fact this was the accumulation of Florida’s 9-year, multi-million
    dollar, anchoring study resulting in a 256 page report. It was thought Florida’s new law may be
    a precedent for other states along the waterway. This was a primary cause to eliminate as
    much as possible harmful to boater’s language which would be in the new law. Counties, cities,
    waterside home owners and condominium groups were for local control to establish nonanchoring
    zones. Local control was totally defeated. Today the new law requires very high
    standards for counties to satisfy to even approach the state to establish new non-anchoring
    zones.
    Another major accomplishment, within the original FWC report, waterside residents were
    insistent for non-anchoring setbacks of 150’ up to 300’ along the waterway. This would have
    eliminated many now popular anchorages. The new law eliminated these setbacks for boaters.
    During this same time, we were instrumental with Florida’s new Derelict Vessel law, the
    previous bill was defeated because we felt it was too harsh for the boat owner, fines to high
    and did not give adequate time for owner removal. The new Derelict Vessel Law corrects these
    items.
    Mike Bodin
    MTOA Public Advocate

    And this from BoatUS

    NEWS From BoatUS

    Boat Owners Association of The United States
    880 S. Pickett St., Alexandria VA 22304
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    Press Contact: D. Scott Croft, 703-461-2864, SCroft@BoatUS.com

    Florida Bill Strengthens Derelict Vessel Fight,

    Promotes Environmentally Sound Public Access

    BoatUS thanks governor and legislature

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla., June 27, 2017 – The results of an eight-year pilot program are in, and Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Legislature have acted. Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) congratulates the governor and legislators on Friday’s passage of HB 7043 that promotes environmentally sound public access and helps address the issue of improperly stored, abandoned or derelict vessels. “These are sound regulations supported by responsible boaters,” said BoatUS Manager of Government Affairs David Kennedy.

    When the pilot program was enacted in 2009, a patchwork of local anchoring regulations sometimes made stopping difficult. Some boaters reported fearing a visit from law enforcement advising that they had “overstayed” their visit and needed to move on.

    Conducted by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and five local governments including the City of St. Augustine, City of Stuart/Martin County, City of St. Petersburg, City of Sarasota and Monroe County/Marathon/Key West, the pilot tested a variety of methods of regulated anchoring, while still protecting the anchoring rights of the active cruising public. It also sought to reduce the growing population of derelict vessels in the state.

    BoatUS expressly thanks Gov. Scott, Reps. Matt Caldwell (Lee County) Holly Raschein (Monroe County), Sen. Lauren Book (Broward County) and the FWC for their work on the bill.

    Some of bill’s measures include:

    providing commonsense anchoring regulations in and around mooring fields and waterway infrastructure.
    broadening the definition of a “derelict vessel”; for boats in use, adding new penalties for those whose vessel registration is expired beyond six months; and making it illegal to affix a vessel to an unpermitted, unauthorized or otherwise “unlawful object,” affixed to the bottom of the waters of the state. This could include an unpermitted mooring or an old engine block.
    giving local governments the option to require proof of pumpout after vessels have been anchored for 10 days or longer in federally managed no-discharge-zones (portions of the Florida Keys and waters off Destin).

  • Dockage Discounts at Old Port Cove Marina, North Palm Beach, AICW Statute Mile 1014


    Old Port Cove Holdings

    This generous dockage discount from Old Port Cove Marina is open to AGLCA members, as well as BoatUS members. A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, Old Port Cove is located on the western shore of the northern Lake Worth channel, near unlighted daybeacon #7.

    Welcome to Summer Loopers! The staff at Old Port Cove Marina are ready to WELCOME you in with a smile, a 15% transient dockage discount and a bottle of lovely Seaglass Wine! Because “Wine Tastes Better on a Boat” don’t ya know! If you’re headed for the Islands, doing the Loop or just in the area, we’d love to have you stay with us. Our restaurant is open 7 days, we have Happy Hour daily and live music twice a week. Your peers have rated us 5 stars so you know you’ll have a great time here. Plan to join us won’t you? For reservations, click this link http://www.opch.com/contact.php or call us. 561-626-1760.
    Wishing you safe travels. See you soon!
    Sue Morgan, Marketing Director

    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

  • Concern over Published Bridge Clearances


    All of us “short masted” vessels have experienced the concerns that Bill Raynor expresses. Considering wind tides, varying lunar tides, displaced clearance boards and sea rise, bridge clearances, even at fixed bridges, have become almost mystical. Whatever the particular situation, good communication with the bridge tender is required and erring on the side of caution should be the byword. SSECN will continue to publish “official” clearances with the admonishment to boaters to approach any fixed structure with caution, especially where currents are adverse. Thank you, Bill, for raising this issue.

    Since recently buying a trawler after 18 years on a sailboat, “Closed Bridge Clearances” have suddenly become of interest to me, since my trawler requires 19 feet. READ MORE!

    I have traveled from Ft. Pierce to St. Augustine, and have found two errors, both of which affected my boat. Your bridge info on Main Street Bridge in Daytona, shows 22 feet and in actuality it is 19 feet. The bridge tender said that the board reading was the clearance at the center (which I believe was wrong), so I had him open the bridge. The Bridge of Lions in St. Augustine is listed on your website at 18 feet, but in actuality is 20 feet. The bridge tender stated that the board reading was the minimum, and there was 4 feet more at the center. I think that is the correct information. I went through at low tide, and the board read 24 feet, so there was actually 28 feet at the center. I was on the flybridge when I passed through, and I’m sure I had at least 8 feet more than I needed. Since they are on such a restricted opening schedules here, and you have published lots of stuff, you should have the correct clearances on your opening schedule. I’m sure the other “stinkpot” owners with 18 to 20 foot clearance requirements will appreciate it.
    Best,
    Bill Raynor
    m/v Pau Hana

    Saw the item about bridge clearances – fyi, I have an article coming out in September’s Cruising World on just this issue, but on the 65 foot height issue. You might want to mention that to your readers.
    Wally Moran

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s Eastern Florida Bridge Directory Listing For Main Street Bridge

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Main Street Bridge

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s Eastern Florida Bridge Directory Listing For Bridge of Lions

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

  • Looking for Buddy Boats to the Bahamas

    If you are headed for the Bahamas this summer and would like company, give John and Judy a call.

    Looking for buddy boat(s) to cruise the Bahamas. John and Judy are sailing a 35 ft Heritage, departing the Miami area the end of June or early July, looking for the company of other boats to join us on the trip.READ MORE!

    We find that sailing with a “buddy” or 2 increases the enjoyment. The cruising area will be the Abacos and Bimini. We are a retired couple and are not licensed boat captains, but John has extensive experience in the Bahamas, but not recently. If you think you would like to take the trip, give us a call at 863-655-4153 and we’ll talk about it.
    John and Judy Egizi
  • Goodbye Pink Panther Tug, Ormond Beach, FL

    Our thanks to Kevin Koehl for this report and photo.

    For those who cruise Florida’s East Coast on the ICW near Ormond Beach, the large rusting tug featuring The Pink Panther on the smoke stack has been an ICW icon for longer than most can remember. The tug was no longer afloat and was an environmental hazard. On June 2, the Coast Guard had the tug raised by a large crane and placed on a barge. The tug will be transported to Texas where it will be cut up for scrap. The ICW was closed during the day long removal operation.
    Kevin Koehl CLICK FOR PHOTO

  • LNM: Destroyed Waterway Light 27, Port Everglades, AICW Statute Mile 1066, 5/31/2017


    This destroyed Light 27 is on the east side of the Waterway channel north of the Port Everglades turning basin.

    FLORIDA – AICW – WEST PALM BEACH TO MIAMI – STRANAHAN RIVER: Hazard to Navigation
    Stranahan River Light 27 (LLNR 47455) is destroyed. The wreckage is marked with a TRLB WR27, displaying Fl Q G, 4M characteristics in position 26-06-12.958N/080-07-09.020W. Mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution while transiting the area. Chart 11467 LNM 22/17

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To A “Navigation Alert” Position at Mile 1066

  • LNM: Dredging West of Jupiter Inlet, AICW Statute Mile 1005


    As stated below, this dredging project is in a narrow stretch of the Waterway west of the A1A Bridge west of Jupiter Inlet.

    FLORIDA – AICW – PALM SHORES TO WEST PALM BEACH – LOXAHATCHEE RIVER: Dredge Operations
    Cavache Inc will commence dredge operations on or about June 1, 2017 in the Loxahatchee River Main Channel, Jupiter, Florida. READ MORE!

    The dredge LIL MONICA will operate approximately 3500ft west of the AIA Bridge from there the dredge area extends west 2000ft. Pipeline will be sunk and floating out of the channel towards Simms Creek to the west. Pipeline will cross under the Center Street Bridge across through Jones Creek and then onto land at DMMA provided by JID. This is approximately 250ft south of the Center Street Bridge on the west side canal. Operations are expected to be complete on or about August 1, 2017. The dredge can be reached on VHF channels 79 and 16. For more information contact Cavache at (954) 568-0007. Mariners are urged to transit at their slowest safe speed to minimize wake and proceed with extreme caution around the Dredge, Barges and working Tugs after passing arrangements have been made. Chart 11472 LNM 22/17

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of A1A Bridge

  • Elske visits Palm Cove Marina, Jacksonville Beach FL, AICW Statute Mile 747


    FULL MARINE SERVICE ON SITE TRANSIENT DOCKAGE WELCOME

    David and Jaculeyn continue sharing the log of Elske via their delightful blog, The Voyage of Elske on America’s Great Loop. Today’s page recounts their visit to Palm Cove Marina in Jacksonville Beach. Palm Cove Marina, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, lies south of unlighted daybeacon #31, off the western shores of the Waterway, in the heart of Jacksonville Beach.

    CLICK HERE FOR ELSKE’S LOG AND PHOTOS

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s Eastern Florida Marina Directory Listing For Palm Cove Marina

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

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