This proposed ICW ATON change is in the notorious Hell Gate Problem Stretch where the Waterway follows the narrow, man-made canal between the Vernon and Ogeechee Rivers. These daybeacons appear to be shoal warnings, not channel markers. Note that comments are due by May 2nd.
GEORGIA – AICW – BEAUFORT RIVER TO ST. SIMONS SOUND – SAVANNAH RIVER – ST. SIMONS SOUND – VERNON RIVER
The U.S. Coast Guard is proposing to permanently discontinue Hell Gate Shoal Daybeacon (LLNR 36268) and Hell Gate Daybeacon (LLNR 36275) due to severe shoaling in Hell Gate and the surrounding area which may provide a misleading signal to mariners.
All comments should be emailed to: D07-SMB-DPWPublicComments@uscg.mil with Hell Gate as the subject line. Comments can also be mailed to Commander (dpw), Seventh Coast Guard District, 909 SE 1st Ave (STE 406) Brickell Plaza Federal Building, Miami FL 33131-3050 to be received by 02 May, 2018.