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    • Eastern Florida Local Notice to Mariners Extracts

      PLEASE CAREFULLY READ OUR DISCLAIMER!
      Below you will discover extracts the Salty Southeast Cruisers’ Net has copied from the Local Notice to Mariners, that concern Eastern Florida waters. The choice of what to extract is based on our appraisal of news that is of primary interest to the cruising community, and should not in any way be considered a comprehensive relisting of all the information that is available in the Local Notice to Mariners’ various editions.
      Also, please note that LNM extracts are listed below in chronological order, based on publishing date.

    • LNM: Scheduled Port Canaveral Lock Closures, Nov 13-Dec 3, for Maintenance, off AICW Statute Mile 894


      From the Atlantic, Canaveral Barge Canal, with a single 600X90ft lock, crosses Cape Canaveral and Merritt Island and intersects the Waterway at statute mile 894. Our thanks to Officer Erica Skolte for this notice.

      Notice to Navigation: 2018-013 Canaveral Lock 4-hour Closures Nov 13 – Dec 3
      Read the NTN for closure details and contact information: http://www.saj.usace.army.mil/NTNCanaveralLock4hrClosures/
      **********************************************************************************************************************
      NOTICE TO NAVIGATION INTERESTS

      US ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS LOCAL NUMBER:2018-013
      JACKSONVILLE DISTRICT WATERWAY: CANAVERAL HARBOR
      ATTN: CESAJ-OD-SN EFFECTIVE: 11/13/2018 00:00 thru 12/03/2018 24:00 EST
      PO Box 4970
      JACKSONVILLE, FL 32232-0019

      POC: Gary Hipkins, South Florida Operations Office, 863-983-8101 http://www.saj.usace.army.mil/Missions/CivilWorks/Navigation/NoticestoNavigation.aspx

      Canaveral Harbor Lock
      1000 Mullet Drive
      Canaveral, Florida 32920

      REFERENCE:
      a. 33 CFR Navigation and Navigable Waters
      1. Notice to Navigation
      Notice is given that the Canaveral Lock will have scheduled 4-hour lock closures during maintenance projects starting 13 November 2018 through 3 December, 2018.
      2. Restrictions
      The locking schedule is as follows:
      Lock 06:00 to 07:00 Closure 07:00 to 11:00
      Lock 11:00 to 12:00 Closure 12:00 to 16:00
      The Lock will resume locking at 16:00 and continue until 21:30
      3. Contact Information
      Point of Contact is Daniel Hazebrook, lockmaster at 321-783-5421 or on marine channel 13.

      //signed//
      Gary L.Hipkins
      Chief Navigation & Flood Risk Management
      South Florida Operations

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    • LNM: Phone Numbers for Florida Lock Operators

      If you lock through Canaveral or the Okeechobee Waterway, please put the numbers for the Corps locks into your phone. Remember to listen to any direction offered by the lock operator to ensure everyone’s safety as you lock through! Our thanks to Officer Erica Skolte for this information and advice.

      W.P. Franklin Lock 239-694-5451
      Ortona Lock 863-675-0616
      Moore Haven Lock 863-946-0414
      Port Mayaca Lock 561-924-2858
      St. Lucie Lock 772-287-2665
      Canaveral Lock 321-783-5421

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    • LNM: Closure, 6:00 – 8:30 AM, Nov 11, Las Olas Boulevard Bridge, AICW Statute Mile 1064, Ft. Lauderdale, FL


      The Las Olas Boulevard Bridge with a closed vertical clearance of 31ft crosses the Waterway at Statute Mile 1064, south of AICW marker #8.

      FLORIDA – ATLANTIC INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY – WEST PALM BEACH TO MIAMI – NEW RIVER – EAST LAS OLAS AVENUE
      BRIDGES: Bridge Closure.
      The East Las Olas Bridge across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida will be closed to navigation from 6:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, November 11, 2018 to facilitate the Annual 13.1 Ft Lauderdale Half Marathon event. Vessels that may pass through the bridge without an opening may do so at any time.
      Ref: LNM 44-18 Chart: 11467

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    • LNM: Temporary Variation, North Fort Pierce Bridge, Fort Pierce, FL, AICW Statute Mile 965


      With a closed vertical clearance of 26ft, the Fort Pierce North Bridge crosses the Waterway in Fort Pierce.

      FLORIDA – ATLANTIC INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY – PALM SHORES TO WEST PALM BEACH – INDIAN RIVER – FORT PIERCE
      NORTH CAUSEWAY A1A (BANTY SAUDERS) BRIDGE: Rulemaking.
      The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Fort Pierce North Causeway A1A Bridge (Banty Sanders) across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AICW), mile 964.8 at Fort Pierce, St Lucie County FL. This deviation will test a change to the drawbridge operation schedule to determine whether a permanent change to the schedule is needed. This deviation will allow the bridge to remain in the closed to navigation position from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Fort Pierce North Causeway A1A Bridge (Banty Sanders) across the AICW, mile 964.8 in Fort Pierce, St Lucie County, FL is a bascule bridge. It has a vertical clearance of 26 feet at mean high water in the closed position and a horizontal clearance of 90 feet. The bridge currently operates under CFR 117.5. There has been a large increase in vehicular traffic over the bridge in recent years due to large areas along the beach being developed for residential homes. This test deviation would provide for the bridge to operate on an advertised schedule for openings. The draw shall open on signal; except that, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday except Federal Holidays, Saturdays and Sundays, the draw will open three times per hour: on the hour, 20 minutes past the hour and 40 minutes past the hour. Vessels in distress, public vessels of the United States, and tugs with tows must be passed at any time. This deviation is effective from 7 a.m. on September 1, 2018 to 7 a.m. on February 28, 2019. You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG-2018-0729 using Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov. If you have questions on this test deviation, call or e-mail LT Samuel Rodrigues-Gonzalez, Sector Miami Waterways Management Division, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone 305-535-4307, e-mail Samuel.Rodriguez-Gonzalez@uscg.mil. Ref: LNM 35-18 through 08-19 Chart: 11485

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    • LNM: Special Openings, Nov 5-9 and 12-16, Musson/Coronado Beach Bridge, FL AICW Statute Mile 845


      With a closed vertical clearance of 24ft (reduced to 21ft during this maintenance), Coronado Beach Bridge crosses the Waterway in New Smyrna Beach.

      FLORIDA – ATLANTIC INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY – TOLOMATO RIVER TO PALM SHORES – GEORGE MUSSON/CORONADO
      BEACH/NORTH CSWY (SR44) BRIDGE: Special Regulation/Bridge Repairs

      Starting on November 5-9, 2018 (Monday – Friday) and November 12-16 2018 (Monday – Friday) during daytime hours the bridge will be allowed to remain closed between 7am – 7 pm for painting. The bridge will open every three hours at 7am, 10am, 1pm, 4pm and 7pm. – with a one hour notice. During this period, the bridge will operate on it’s normal schedule from 7 pm to 7am.The current TD published for nighttime closure will be suspended during that time period.
      Chart 11485 LNM 44/18

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    • NAV ALERT LNM: Destroyed ICW Light 240, FL AICW Statute Mile 987, 10/25/2018


      This destroyed ICW Light 240 is on the northwest corner of the Waterway’s intersection with the St Lucie Inlet and Mile 0 of the Okeechobee Waterway near Stuart, FL.

      FLORIDA – AICW – PALM SHORES TO WEST PALM BEACH – INDIAN RIVER (SOUTH SECTION): Hazard to Navigation
      Indian River (South Section) Light 240 (LLNR 45915.5) is destroyed. The remains of the steel pile is marked with a TRLB displaying FL Q R characteristics in approximate position 27-10-03.74N / 080-10.50(27°10.0624N / 080°10.5000W, 27.167706 / -80.175000) .73W. Mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution when transiting the area. Chart 11472 LNM 43/18

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    • LNM: Midge Barge, Lake Monroe, St Johns River, upstream of Jacksonville, FL


      A Midge Barge! Well, this is a new one to me, however, if you find yourself cruising the St Johns after dark, this would be startling to encounter.

      FLORIDA – ST. JOHNS RIVER – LAKE MONROE – STONE ISLAND: Indefinite Midge Barge
      Until further notice there is a barge located approximately 300ft off Stone Island in Lake Monroe Florida, in approximate position 28-50.59N, 81-14.51W (28°50.5900N / 081°14.5100W, 28.843167 / -81.241833) . The barge lies in about two feet of water and is in an idle zone. The barge lighting is a center mast mooring light with two-barricade style flashing lights at the front and back of the center mast. The barge is a decoy lighting source to keep midges (blind mosquitoes) away from residences on the shoreline, in addition from 7:00pm to 3:00am there are also four solar powered LED lights shining on 4×8 panels. For further information, contact William Greening at (386) 663-5466. Chart 11495 LNM 43/18

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    • NAV ALERT LNM: Partially Submerged Cylinder, north of Bakers Haulover Inlet, FL AICW Statute Mile 1080, 10/25/2018


      The man-made Bakers Haulover Inlet intersects the Waterway south of North Miami Beach, FL.

      SEACOAST – FLORIDA – WEST PALM BEACH TO MIAMI – BISCAYNE BAY – BAKERS HAULOVER: Hazard to Navigation.
      The U.S. Coast Guard received a report of a partially submerged large cylinder object in the vicinity of Bakers Haulover, just north of the Inlet. The cylinder is approximately 5ft x 15ft and may pose a hazard to navigation.
      Chart 11466 LNM 43/18

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    • LNM: Fender Repairs, Julia Tuttle Causeway Bridge, AICW Statute Mile 1087


      With a fixed clearance of 56ft, the Julia Tuttle Causeway Bridge crossed the Waterway in Miami Beach.

      FLORIDA – ATLANTIC INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY – BISCAYNE BAY – JULIA TUTTLE CSWY (I-195) BRIDGE: Fender Repairs
      Shoreline Foundation, Inc. has been contracted by Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to remove and install new sections to the fender system on the Julia Tuttle Cswy Bridge. The project will begin approximately on 10/10/2018 and will continue thru 12/10/2018. During this time construction will consist of removing and installing approximately 30-40 lineal feet of the fender system. Tentative hours of operation will be 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Monday thru Saturday. During construction, a barge will be located on the northwest side of the fender system outside of the navigational channel. The barge may be located on the west side of the channel blocking ½ of the channel on occasion for removal and installation of the fender system. During non-working hours, the channel will be clear. For waterways information or concerns, call or e-mail LT Samuel Rodriguez-Gonzalez, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Miami, Waterways Management Division; telephone 305-535-4307, email; Samuel.Rodriguez-gonzalez@uscg.mil.
      Ref: LNM 38-18 Chart: 11467

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    • LNM: Okeechobee Lock Procedures in Hurricane Conditions

      Let’s hope we never need this information, but it should definitely be included in your Hurricane Procedures folder.

      OKEECHOBEE AND CANAVERAL LOCK OPERATIONS DURING TROPICAL STORMS AND HURRICANES: EFFECTIVE:08/26/2018 00:00 thru 12/31/2018 24:00 EST (REFERENCES: a. 33 CFR Navigation and Navigable Waters
      Notice to Navigation – 72 hours prior to a Tropical Storm or Hurricane making local landfall locks will be open 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM supporting vessel safe harbor passage. Lock operations will stop 8 hours prior to land fall as Rail Road and Drawbridges will be lowered or rotated and locked into a secure position. It’s important that all vessels are at their intended destination before bridges are secured as passage across the waterway suspended.
      For Lock Operator safety the locks will:
      1. Stop locking vessels or working outdoors if lightning is observed within five miles of the lock and operations will not resume until lightning has not been seen in the area for 30 minutes.
      2. Stop locking vessels when winds exceed 35 MPH.
      After a storm it could be days or weeks before the waterway is reopen depending on damage to structures and how quickly debris creating navigation hazards can be removed.
      For up to date Lock information contact the shift operator 7:00 AM and 5:00 PM at;
      Canaveral Lock 321-783-5421
      St Lucie Lock & Dam 772-287-2665
      Port Mayaca Lock & Dam 561-924-2858
      Moore Haven Lock & Dam 863-946-0414
      Ortona Lock & Dam 863-675-0616 WP
      Franklin Lock & Dam 239-694-5451
      Chart 11428 11478 LNM 35/18

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    • LNM: Schedule Variation, North Fort Pierce Bridge, Fort Pierce, FL, AICW Statute Mile 965


      With a closed vertical clearance of 25ft, the Fort Pierce North Bridge crosses the Waterway in Fort Pierce.

      FLORIDA – ATLANTIC INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY – PALM SHORES TO WEST PALM BEACH – INDIAN RIVER – FORT PIERCE
      NORTH CAUSEWAY A1A (BANTY SAUDERS) BRIDGE: Rule Making.

      The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Fort Pierce North Causeway A1A Bridge (Banty Sanders) across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AICW), mile 964.8 at Fort Pierce, St Lucie County FL. This deviation will test a change to the drawbridge operation schedule to determine whether a permanent change to the schedule is needed. This deviation will allow the bridge to remain in the closed to navigation position from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Fort Pierce North Causeway A1A Bridge (Banty Sanders) across the AICW, mile 964.8 in Fort Pierce, St Lucie County, FL is a bascule bridge. It has a vertical clearance of 26 feet at mean high water in the closed position and a horizontal clearance of 90 feet. The bridge currently operates under CFR 117.5. There has been a large increase in vehicular traffic over the bridge in recent years due to
      large areas along the beach being developed for residential homes. This test deviation would provide for the bridge to operate on an advertised schedule for openings. The draw shall open on signal; except that, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday except Federal Holidays, Saturdays and Sundays, the draw will open three times per hour: on the hour, 20 minutes past the hour and 40 minutes past the hour. Vessels in distress, public vessels of the United States, and tugs with tows must be passed at any time. This deviation is effective from 7 a.m. on September 1, 2018 to 7 a.m. on February 28, 2019. You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG-2018-0729 using Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov. If you have questions on this test deviation, call or e-mail LT Samuel Rodrigues-Gonzalez, Sector Miami Waterways Management Division, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone 305-535-4307, e-mail Samuel.Rodriguez-Gonzalez@uscg.mil. Chart 11485 LNM 35/18

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    • LNM: Nightly Closures, 7PM-7AM, Musson/Coronado Beach Bridge, AICW Statute Mile 845


      With a closed vertical clearance of 24ft (reduced to 21ft during this maintenance), Coronado Beach Bridge crosses the Waterway in New Smyrna Beach.

      FLORIDA – ATLANTIC INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY – TOLOMATO RIVER TO PALM SHORES – GEORGE MUSSON/CORONADO
      BEACH/NORTH CSWY (SR44) BRIDGE: Special Regulation/Bridge Repairs

      The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the George Musson/Coronado Beach (SR44) Bridge across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, mile 845, New Smyrna Beach, FL from August 13, 2018 through December 15,2018. Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) via Southern Road and Bridge LLC, has requested this temporary deviation from the operation. This deviation is necessary to facilitate the painting of the bridge and safety of the work crew. The bridge is a single-leaf bascule bridge and has a vertical clearance in the closed to navigation position of 24 feet at mean high water. The vertical clearance of the bridge will be reduced by 3 feet to 21 feet mean high water through the completion of the painting project in December of 2018. Under this temporary deviation, the bridge will remain in the closed to navigation position from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. nightly Sunday through Friday. The bridge will open every 3 hours at 10 p.m. 1 a.m. 4 a.m. and 7 a.m. with a one (1) hour advance notification. For further details contact Mr. Scott Lawrence at 903-821-4884 with Southern Road & Bridge LLC. For waterways related questions, contact Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville Waterways at (904) 714-7631 or via email at Jeremy.S.Bailey@uscg.mil. Chart 11485 LNM 33/18

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    • LNM: ICW Shoaling Reported, South Amelia River, AICW Statute Mile 726


      ICW Buoy 34 sits on the northern shoulder of the Waterway at the southern end of a narrow channel of the South Amelia River.

      FLORIDA – AICW – ST SIMONS SOUND – TOLOMATO RIVER – SOUTH AMELIA RIVER: Shoaling
      The U.S. Coast Guard has observed shoaling in South Amelia River in the vicinity of South Amelia River Daybeacon 34 (LLNR 38100) in position 30-34-15.435N / 081-28-00.227W (30°34.2572N / 081°28.0038W, 30.570954 / -81.466730) . The shoal has extended southwest in the channel.
      Chart 11489 LNM 33/18

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    • LNM: Reminder of Indian River Shoaling at AICW Statute Mile 967


      This Week 29 Local Notice serves as a reminder of shoaling that has been around and reported for several years, see https://cruisersnet.net/157095.

      FLORIDA – AICW – PALM SHORES TO WEST PALM BEACH – INDIAN RIVER SOUTH SECTION: Temporary Aid Established to Mark Shoal.
      Indian River (South Section) Temp Lighted Buoy 188A has been established to mark an encroaching shoal from the west. The channel depth is approximately 2 feet MLW. The TRLB in position 27-26-57.691N / 080-18-53.059W (27°26.9615N / 080°18.8843W, 27.449359 / -80.314739) is displaying Fl Q R, 3M characteristic. Chart 11472 LNM 29/18

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    • LNM: Dredging to Begin, Ponce de Leon Inlet, near AICW Statute Mile 839


      The “Ponce” is a popular, heavily traveled inlet which intersects the Waterway at Statute Mile 839.5, with a second southerly intersection near St. M. 843. This long-term dredging project in this inlet is always welcomed.

      FLORIDA – TOLOMATO RIVER TO PALM SHORES – PONCE DE LEON INLET: Dredge Operations
      Cavache Inc. will commence dredge operations just over four miles in the AICW in the vicinity of Ponce De Leon Inlet in Volusia County, Florida. The operation will include the discharge of sediments into an off shore disposal area approximately two miles south of the inlet and approximately 1000 foot off shore. Mobilization of equipment and pipeline set up is expected to begin in the July 10, 2018 and dredging approximately August 2018. The dredge will be disposing of the material via floating, submerged and landward pipelines at an off shore disposal area, as well as, the USACE District owned MSA 434 Site. Portions of the pipeline closest to the dredge will remain floating and will be marked with flashing lights at night. The remaining pipeline will run on the beach or will be submerged. Mariners are urged to stay clear of the area between the beach and the dredge to avoid potential interference with the pipeline. Mariners are also urged to take caution around working vessels and keep wake to a minimum. The dredge MAYA CAELYN will monitor VHF channels 16, 79 and 13. Project approximate completion May 20, 2019. For further information contact Cavache at (954) 943-8550. See enclosure section for the project limits. Chart 11485 LNM 25/18

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    • LNM: Florida Bridge Closures for July 4th Fireworks

      There will be a number Waterway bridges that close to navigation due to fireworks celebrations which typically run from 9 PM to 11PM. Slow speed and extreme caution is recommended for spectator boats, especially following the displays. These three are listed in week 24/18 of District 7 Local Notices. More are sure to follow.

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    • LNM: Tropical Storm and Hurricane Operations at Locks

      Our thanks to Specialist Erica Skolte for this valuable information on storm procedures at Florida’s locks.

      Notice to Navigation 2018-009 Tropical Storm and Hurricane Operations at Locks
      http://www.saj.usace.army.mil/NTNTropicalStormAndHurricaneOpsAtLocks/

      NOTICE TO NAVIGATION INTERESTS

      JACKSONVILLE DISTRICT LOCAL NUMBER: 2018-009
      ATTN: CESAJ-OD-SN WATERWAY: OKEECHOBEEE WATERWAY &
      PO Box 4970 CANAVERAL HARBOR
      JACKSONVILLE, FL 32232-0019 EFFECTIVE: 06/01/2018 00:00 thru 11/30/2018 24:00 EST

      POC: Gary Hipkins, South Florida Operations Office, 863-983-8101
      http://www.saj.usace.army.mil/Missions/CivilWorks/Navigation/NoticestoNavigation.aspx

      OKEECHOBEE WATERWAY AND CANAVERAL HARBOR
      LOCK OPERATIONS DURING
      TROPICAL STORMS AND HURRICANES

      REFERENCES:
      a. 33 CFR Navigation and Navigable Waters

      1. Notice to Navigation
      Notice is given that 72 hours prior to a Tropical Storm or Hurricane making local landfall, locks will be open 7 AM to 10 PM supporting vessel safe harbor passage. Lock operations will stop 8 hours prior to landfall, as railroad and drawbridges will be lowered or rotated and locked into a secure position. It’s important that all vessels are at their intended destination before bridges are secured and passage across the waterway suspended.

      For Lock Operator safety, the locks will:
      1. Stop locking vessels or working outdoors if lightning is observed within five miles of the lock, and operations will not resume until lightning has not been seen in the area for 30 minutes.
      2. Stop locking vessels when winds exceed 35 MPH.
      3. Stop locking at local official’s area evacuation time limit.

      Lock dolphins and approach walls are not to be used for mooring except as defined below:
      TITLE 33–NAVIGATION AND NAVIGABLE WATERS
      Sec. 207.160 All waterways tributary to the Atlantic Ocean south of Chesapeake Bay and all waterways Marks, Fla.; use, administration, and navigation.

      (ii) The mooring of vessels or rafts near the approaches to locks except while waiting for lockage, or at other places in the pools where such mooring interferes with general navigation of the waterway is prohibited.

      After a storm, it could be days or weeks before the waterway is reopened, depending on damage to structures and how quickly debris creating navigation hazards can be removed. When locking is resumed, it will be at the site’s normal locking hours: Okeechobee Waterway Locks from 7 AM to 5 PM, Canaveral Harbor Lock 6 AM to 9:30 PM.

      For up-to-date Lock information, contact the shift operator at:

      Okeechobee Waterway Locks from 7 AM to 5 PM;
      St. Lucie Lock & Dam 772-287-2665
      Port Mayaca Lock & Dam 561-924-2858
      Moore Haven Lock & Dam 863-946-0414
      Ortona Lock & Dam 863-675-0616
      W.P. Franklin Lock & Dam 239-694-5451
      Canaveral Harbor Lock 6 AM to 9:30 PM;
      Canaveral Lock 321-783-5421

      //signed//

      Carl M. Williams,
      for Gary.L.Hipkins,
      Chief Navigation &
      Flood Risk Management
      South Florida Operations

      Thanks for getting the word out!
      Erica

      Erica Skolte
      Public Affairs Specialist
      Corporate Communications Office
      U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District
      Palm Beach Gardens
      NOTE: NEW OFFICE PHONE 561-340-1527
      Cell: 561-801-5734
      erica.a.skolte@usace.army.mil
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    • LNM: Repairs on East Camino Real Bridge, AICW Statute Mile 1048, Boca Raton, FL


      Our thanks to Chris for this notice. The repairs are projected to be completed by October 9. Stay tuned for further updates. With a closed vertical clearance of 9ft, East Camino Real Bridge-crosses the ICW south of flashing daybeacon #67.

      The bridge is having maintenance done, will be stuck in the up position, any vessel over 40 ft in length or wider than 15 ft will need to contact the project manager for the bridge to arrange passage. As of 4-24-2018 they are requiring 6 hours notice to relocate the barge during business hours. 0900-1800
      Chris

      And here is the related Local Notice projecting an April 2019 completion date:

      FLORIDA – ATLANTIC INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY – WEST PALM BEACH TO MIAMI – BOCA CLUB, CAMINO REAL BRIDGE:
      Bridge Repair.

      Construction on the Boca Club, Camino Real Bridge mile 1048.2 on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway at Boca Raton, Florida will begin April 12th, 2018. This work is scheduled to be completed April 12th, 2019. Onsite work will be performed Monday through Saturday from 7 am to 7 pm, with no work on Sunday. This work will consist of the following:
      1.) Repairs to the existing structural steel members.
      2.) Demolition of the Approach Spans to the East and West of the Bridge.
      3.) Reconstruction of the Existing Fender System
      4.) Demolition of the existing tender house. Reconstruction of a new tender house on the north-east side of the bridge.
      Impacts to Mariners will include a limited horizontal clearance through the bridge. The main channel will be reduced from approximately 85’ to 40’ due to construction equipment within the main channel. Mariners should maintain a slow speed and minimum wake through this construction area. For waterways questions, call or e-mail LT Ruth Sadowitz, Coast Guard Sector Miami, FL, Waterways Management Division, telephone 305-535-4307, email ruth.a.sadowitz@uscg.mil.

      UPDATE:
      The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Camino Real (Boca Club) Bridge across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, mile 1048.2, at Boca Raton, FL. The deviation is necessary to facilitate the bridge rehabilitation project. This deviation allows the bridge single-leaf operations with advanced notice for a full bridge opening. This deviation is effective without actual notice from April 24, 2018 through 7 p.m. on October 9, 2018. Infrastructure South Co., on behalf of the bridge owner, Palm Beach County, has requested a temporary deviation from the current operating regulation that governs the Camino Real (Boca Club) Bridge across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, mile 1048.2, at Boca Raton, FL. The deviation is necessary to facilitate the bridge rehabilitation project. The existing bridge is a double-leaf bascule bridge with a vertical clearance of 10 feet at mean high water in the closed to navigation position and a horizontal clearance of 83 feet between the fender system. The existing bridge operating regulation is set out in 33 CFR 117.261(aa-1). Under this temporary deviation, on April 23, 2018 through October 9, 2018, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, the bridge will operate on single-leaf openings with a 6-hour advanced notice for a full opening. During non-working hours, the bridge will operate per the normal bridge operating schedule. The Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway is used by a variety of vessels including U.S. government vessels, small commercial vessels, recreational vessels and tugs and barge traffic. The Coast Guard has carefully considered the restrictions with waterway users in publishing this temporary deviation. Vessels able to pass through the bridge in the closed position may do so at anytime. The bridge will not be able to provide a full opening for emergencies and there is no immediate alternate route for vessels to pass. The Coast Guard will also inform the users of the waterways through our Local and Broadcast Notices to Mariners of the change in operating schedule for the bridge so that vessel operators can arrange their transits to minimize any impact caused by the temporary deviation. The docket for this deviation, USCG-2018-0356 is available at http://www.regulations.gov. Type the docket number in the “SEARCH” box and click “SEARCH”. Click on Open Docket Folder on the line associated with this deviation. If you have questions on this temporary deviation, call or e-mail LT Ruth Sadowitz, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Miami, Waterways Management Division; telephone 305-535-4307, email; ruth.a.sadowitz@uscg.mil.
      Ref: LNM 14-18 through 17-18 Chart: 11467

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    • LNM: Shoaling Reported, Matanzas River, north of Matanzas Inlet, AICW Statute Mile 792


      FLORIDA – AICW – TOLOMATO RIVER – PALM SHORES – MATANZAS RIVER: Shoaling
      Shoaling is protruding into the channel approximately 100 yards from the east to the west between Matanzas River Buoy 81A (LLNR 39535 [29°43.1379N / 081°14.7468W, 29.718965 / -81.245780]) and Matanzas River Buoy 81C (LLNR 39539 [29°42.8826N / 081°14.8003W, 29.714710 / -81.246672]). Aids have been relocated and re-established to shift the channel to the west to mark 8 feet at MLW.
      -Matanzas River Buoy 81A (LLNR 39535 [29°43.1379N / 081°14.7468W, 29.718965 / -81.245780]) relocated to position 29-43-05.621N / 081-14-47.006W (29°43.0937N / 081°14.7835W, 29.718228 / -81.246391)
      -Matanzas River Buoy 81B (LLNR 39537 [29°42.9289N / 081°14.7680W, 29.715482 / -81.246133]) relocated to position 29-42-58.118N / 081-14-49.107W (29°42.9686N / 081°14.8184W, 29.716144 / -81.246974)
      -Matanzas River Buoy 81C (LLNR 39539 [29°42.8826N / 081°14.8003W, 29.714710 / -81.246672]) re-established and relocated to position 29-42-52.526N / 081-14-45.797W (29°42.8755N / 081°14.7633W, 29.714591 / -81.246055)
      -Matanzas River Buoy 81D (LLNR 39540 [29°42.8174N / 081°14.7373W, 29.713623 / -81.245622]) remains temporarily discontinued (LNM 16/17)
      Chart 11485 LNM 15/18

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