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  • Announcement: 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 LNTM extracts are listed below in chronological order, based on publishing date.

  • Waterway Light 96 Destroyed, Wabasso Beach, AICW Statute Mile 945, 6/23/2016


    Waterway Light #96 marks the west side of a narrow channel between Pine Island and Wabasso Beach.

    FLORIDA – AICW – PALM SHORES TO WEST PALM BEACH – INDIAN RIVER SOUTH SECTION: Hazard to Navigation
    Indian River (South Section) Light 96 (LLNR 43860) is destroyed. The remains of the steel pile is a hazard to navigation. Wreckage is marked with a TRLB WR96, with Fl Q R characteristics. Mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution while transiting the area. Chart 11472 LNM 25/16

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To A “Navigation Alert” Position at Mile 945

  • Limited Openings, Main Street Bridge, St. Johns River, Jacksonville, FL, 6/9/2016


    The Main Street Bridge with a vertical clearance of 38ft (charted at 40ft) crossed the St. Johns in downtown Jacksonville. Except for weekends and holidays, these limited openings will affect cruisers wanting to explore the upper St. Johns.

    FLORIDA – ST JOHNS RIVER – MAIN STREET BRIDGE: Bridge Repairs.
    M&J Construction has advised the Coast Guard that they will be working on the Main Street Bridge across the St Johns River, Jacksonville, Florida from June 6, 2016 through April 6, 2017. The bridge operations schedule has been temporarily changed to allow the time needed to complete these repairs; therefore from June 6, 2016 through April 6, 2017, Monday through Friday except Federal holidays the Main Street Bridge will only open at 12 midnight, 4:00 a.m., 6:45 a.m., 12 noon, 4:15 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. On Saturdays, Sundays, Federal holidays, Jaguars game days, the weeks leading up to the Florida/Georgia and ND/Navy football games, and for any other unforeseen event that would seriously impact navigation the bridge will operate on its normal schedule. There will be floating equipment in the vicinity of the bridge; but they do not anticipate restriction navigation during these repairs.
    Chart 11491 LNM 23/16

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To A “Navigation Alert” Position at Main Street Bridge

  • Destroyed AICW Daybeacon #14, Statute Mile 824, 6/8/2016


    This destroyed daybeacon is on the east side of a long narrow channel of the Waterway at Mile 824 north of Ormond Beach.

    FLORIDA – AICW – TOLOMATO RIVER – PALM SHORES-HALIFAX RIVER: Hazard to Navigation.
    Halifax River Daybeacon 14 (LLNR 39885) is reported destroyed. The remains of the pile are submerged and pose a hazard to navigation. Mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution when transiting the area.
    Chart 11485 LNM 23/16

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To A “Navigation Alert” Position at Mile 824

  • Destroyed AICW Daybeacon #23, Statute Mile 723, 6/8/2016


    This destroyed daybeacon is on the east side of the Waterway channel south of Fernandina.

    FLORIDA – AICW – ST SIMONS SOUND – TOLOMATO RIVER – SOUTH AMELIA RIVER: Hazard to Navigation.
    South Amelia River Daybeacon 23 (LLNR 38055) is destroyed. The remains of the pile are submerged at high tide and pose a hazard to navigation. Wreckage is marked with a TRLB with Fl Q R, 3M characteristics set 15 yards channelward in position 30-35-30.249N/081-28-41.921W. Mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution when transiting the area. Chart 11489 LNM 23/16

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To A “Navigation Alert” Position at Mile 723

  • Shoaling in Indian River Marked with New NavAid, AICW Statute Mile 967


    This shoaling at Waterway Marker #188 was reported as on May 5 as a Nav Alert, http://cruisersnet.net/156695. Waterway Marker #188A has been added to indicate the shoaling.

    FLORIDA – AICW – PALM SHORES TO WEST PALM BEACH: Temporary Lighted Buoy Established to Mark Shoal.
    Indian River (South Section) Lighted Buoy 188A has been temporarily established in position 27-27-02.163N/080-18-54.202W to mark a shoal encroaching the channel from the west. The TRLB has a Fl Q R light. Water depths were found as low as 4ft in the channel. Mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution while transiting the area.

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Marker #188A

  • Intracoastal Waterway Deepening Project Underway, Fort Lauderdale, FL

    This tax supported dredging to accommodate the yachts of the wealthiest of the wealthy clearly shows to whom Florida politicians bow. You will pay for the project, but will it aid you in any way?

    FLORIDA – AICW – WEST PALM BEACH TO MIAMI – FORT LAUDERDALE: Intracoastal Waterway Deepening Project
    The Florida Inland Navigation District (FIND) is sponsoring a project to deepen the AICW channel to -15 ft MLW in a ±2-mile section from 17th Street Causeway to just north of the Las Olas Bridge. Material from the AICW channel will be mechanically dredged by Cashman Dredging, Inc. and placed into a barge. The material will be dewatered and temporarily placed at a Dredged Material Management Area (DMMA) located at Port Everglades. Dredging will begin the first week of May 2016, and is expected to continue for about 50 weeks. The Dredge CAPTAIN A.J. FOURNIER will work daylight hours only. During the project, every reasonable effort will be made to accommodate normal, safe navigation operations. However, mariners should be aware that clearances within the AICW will be reduced and navigability will be limited during dredge operations. Mariners are urged to subscribe to daily email updates at IWWDredgePosition@jaycashman.com for operation reports and potential impacts to navigation, or call Stephen Tobin (877) 294-9990 or (888) 280-9630 for general questions concerning the project.

  • Shoaling Reported South of Fort Pierce Turning Basin, AICW Statute Mile 967, 5/5/2016


    This shoaling is occurring east of Waterway Marker #188 just south of the Fort Pierce turning basin.

    FLORIDA – PALM SHORES TO WEST PALM BEACH – INDIAN RIVER SOUTH SECTION: Shoaling
    South of Indian River (South Section) Daybeacon 188 (LLNR 45195) water depths as low as 4 feet were recorded extending approximately 10-15 feet into the channel. In approximate position is 27-27.3541N/080-19.0568W. Mariners are urged to exercise extreme caution while transiting the area. Chart 11472 LNM 18/16

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To A “Navigation Alert” Position at Marker #188.

  • St. Johns River Range Light Relocated, St. Johns River, Northern Florida


    This range light relocation is just east of the Waterway’s diagonal path across the St. Johns River and would be of interest only to those cruisers traveling upstream to Jacksonville and beyond.

    FLORIDA – ST JOHNS RIVER – MILE POINT: Mile Point Upper Range Front Light (LLNR 7287) Relocate
    Mile Point Upper Range Front Light (LLNR 7287) has been relocated to 30-22-43.834N 081-27-10.552W. The range has a 360 degree arc of visibility to both Mile Point Upper and Lower Range traffic. While proceeding up river, the additional green light will be visible to the west of the existing Mile Point Lower Range Line. Mile Point Upper Range Line has not been affected. Mile Point Lower Range Light will be relocated beginning 18 April with an estimated completion date of 22, April 2016. Mariners are advised to exercise caution while transiting the area.
    Chart 11491 LNM 16/16

  • Major Closures Scheduled for Flagler Memorial Bridge, AICW Statute Mile 1021, 4/18/2016


    Since construction began in 2014, Flagler Memorial Bridge in West Palm Beach has been in a state of almost constant change. Flagler Memorial Bridge, with a closed vertical clearance of 17ft, crosses the Waterway and Lake Worth south of AICW marker #10. With the unusual construction circumstances and the resulting complete Waterway closures, even more patience will be required of East Florida cruisers. See added planning chart below.

    FLORIDA – ATLANTIC INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY – PALM SHORES TO WEST PALM BEACH – FLAGLER MEMORIAL/ROYAL
    PARK/SOUTHERN BOULEVARD BRIDGES: Bridge Construction/Waterway Restriction/Temporary Bridge Regulation Changes/Update.

    The Florida Department of Transportation has requested that the Flagler Memorial Bridge be placed on a restricted opening schedule until the new Flagler Memorial Bridge construction can be completed. Mariners are reminded that the horizontal clearance at the Flagler Memorial Bridge is currently set at 70 feet and will remain until the new
    bridge is built and this bridge is removed.
    Flagler Memorial Bridge Construction Update:
    The main bascule spans of the new bridge are ready to be built along with concrete pours. This work will require the new spans to be left in the down position along with channel blockage due to floating equipment mandated to be in the waterway. The following schedule has been approved by the Coast Guard with the understanding that this method will take the least amount of time. This work will start on May 9 and will run through August 1, 2016.
    Complete channel closure from May 9 through May 13, 2016.
    Half-channel closures with the old Flagler Bridge also being on a single-leaf operation from May 14 through May 16, 2016.
    Complete channel closure from May 17 to May 19, 2016.
    Half-channel closures with the old Flagler Bridge also being on a single-leaf operation from May 20 through May 27, 2016.
    The bridge will be on its temporary operating schedule during Memorial Day weekend, May 28 through May 30, 2016.
    Half-channel closures with the old Flagler Bridge also being on a single-leaf operation from May 31 through June 6, 2016.
    Complete channel closure on June 7 to June 15, 2016.
    Half-channel closures with the old Flagler Bridge also being on a single-leaf operation from June 16 through July 1, 2016.
    The bridge will be on its temporary operating schedule during July 4th weekend, July 2 through July 4, 2016
    Complete channel closure on July 5 to July 13, 2016.
    Half-channel closures with the old Flagler Bridge also being on a single-leaf operation from July 14 through August 1, 2016.
    UPDATE:
    The existing Flagler Memorial Bridge will remain on the following opening schedule – once an hour on the quarter-hour, with no openings at 8:15 a.m. or 4:15 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holiday to allow for rush hour traffic.
    Per 33 CFR §117.31 Drawbridge operations for emergency vehicles and emergency vessels.
    (a) Upon receiving notification that an emergency vehicle is responding to an emergency situation, a drawtender must make all reasonable efforts to have the drawspan closed at the time the emergency vehicle arrives.
    (b) When a drawtender receives notice, or a proper signal as provided in §117.15 of this part, the drawtender shall take all reasonable measures to have the draw opened, regardless of the operating schedule of the draw, for passage of the following, provided this opening does not conflict with local emergency management procedures which have been approved by the cognizant Coast Guard Captain of the Port:
    (1) Federal, State, and local government vessels used for public safety;
    (2) Vessels in distress where a delay would endanger life or property;
    (3) Commercial vessels engaged in rescue or emergency salvage operations; and
    (4) Vessels seeking shelter from severe weather.
    Ref: LNM 45-12 through 14-16 Chart: 11472

    Our thanks to Captain Bill Hipple for this Excel chart to assist with your float plan:
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    Click Here To View the Eastern Florida Cruisers’ Net Bridge Directory Listing For Flagler Memorial Bridge

    Bill Hipple has also submitted a photo, with single span drawn in, of Flagler in the single span position.

    Here is a  shot of the bridge I took when passing through last week. By drawing in the single span scenario, I felt some folks may get a feel for what they will find on the best occasions. Remember there is no construction equipment or barges shown in these pictures but there is additional obstructions now that the work has begun.
    Bill Hipple, May 14, 2016
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    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Flagler Memorial Bridge

  • Submerged Object in Ponce de Leon Cut, near AICW Statute Mile 843 and Ponce Inlet, 4/13/2016


    This submerged object is at Swoope Public Boat Ramp on the Halifax River in New Smyrna Beach which gives access to the Halifax River and the Ponce Inlet.

    FLORIDA – AICW – TOLOMATO RIVER – PALM SHORES – PONCE DE LEON CUT: Hazard to Navigation
    There is a submerged object near the Swoop Public Boat Ramp in Ponce de Leon Cut. The object us barely visible above the waterline and poses a hazard to navigation. A TRLB, with Fl Q G characteristics is marking the hazard in approximate position 29-03-47.431N/080-56-09.548W. Mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution while transiting the area. Chart 11485 LNM 15/16

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

  • Hillsboro Blvd (SR 810) Bridge on Single Leaf Operation, AICW Statute Mile 1050, 3/30/2016


    With a closed vertical clearance of 21ft, Hillsboro Blvd Bridge, aka J D Butler Bridge, crosses the Hillsboro River at AICW Statute Mile 1050 in Deerfield Beach, FL.

    FLORIDA – ATLANTIC INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY – WEST PALM BEACH TO MIAMI –HILLSBORO BOULEVARD BRIDGE: Bridge Repairs.
    Seacoast, Incorporated has been contracted by Florida Department of Transportation to repair the Hillsboro Boulevard Bridge across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Deerfield Beach, Broward County, Florida. The Coast Guard has approved single-leaf operations with a double-leaf available with a four hour notice to the bridge tender from April 1 through June 30, 2016 between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. This single-leaf operation will be continue to be on the twice an hour schedule. There will be a work barge under the down span during working hours and will need to be removed for double-leaf openings. Vessels not requiring an opening or the work barge removed may pass at any time. Chart 11467

    Click Here To View the Eastern Florida Cruisers’ Net Anchorage Directory Listing For Hillsboro Blvd Bridge

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To A “Navigation Alert” Position at Hillsboro Blvd Bridge

  • Bridge Repairs, NASA Parkway Bridge, AICW Statute Mile 885


    With a closed vertical clearance of 27ft, Addison Point – Space Center Causeway Bridge-crosses the ICW at Statute Mile 885, south of flashing daybeacon #43. Minimum wake is requested.

    FLORIDA – ATLANTIC INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY – TOLOMATO RIVER TO PALM SHORES – INDIAN RIVER – COCOA BEACH –
    JOHN F KENNEDY/NASA PARKWAY BRIDGE: Bridge Repairs.

    Construction Management of Florida will be repairing the John F Kennedy/NASA Parkway Bridge across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Cape Canaveral, Florida. All equipment will be stationed outside the navigable channel. Mariners are requested to maintain minimum wake through this construction area. This work is anticipated to be completed by July 2016. Chart 11485 LNM 11/16

    Click Here To View the Eastern Florida Cruisers’ Net Anchorage Directory Listing For Space Center Causeway Bridge

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

  • Shoaling Reported in Jupiter Inlet, near AICW Statute Mile 1005, 3/16/2016


    Jupiter Inlet intersects the Waterway near statute mile 1005  at Loxahatchee River and was last dredged in February of 2014. Jupiter Inlet is prone to shoaling and passage is not recommended without local knowledge.


    FLORIDA – PALM SHORES TO WEST PALM BEACH – JUPITER INLET: Hazard to Navigation/SHOALING

    Shoaling has been reported in Jupiter Inlet. Depths as low as 5 feet have been reported at low tide. A white Danger Shoal Buoy displaying a FL QW light has been set where the most significant shoaling has been found in position 26-56-53.617N/080-04-45.846W. Mariners are strongly encouraged to use extreme caution while transiting the area.
    Chart 11472 LNM 11/16

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

  • 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: 08/26/2015
    00:00 thru 12/31/2015 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 35/15

  • Multiple ATONs Missing, Indian River, AICW Statute Mile 982, 8/6/2015


    These missing private markers exit westward from the Waterway’s passage through Indian River between ICW markers 223 and 224, south of the Jensen Beach Bridge.

    FLORIDA – AICW – PALM SHORES TO WEST PALM BEACH – ANCHORS AWEIGH MARINA: Multiple Private Aids/Hazard to Navigation
    The below Private Aids are missing and pose a hazard to navigation. Mariners are advised to transit the area with extreme caution.
    Bailey Boat Channel DBN 1 (LLNR 45645)
    Bailey Boat Channel DBN 2 (LLNR 45650)
    Bailey Boat Channel DBN 6 (LLNR 45670)
    Bailey Boat Channel DBN 7 (LLNR 45675)
    Bailey Boat Channel DBN 9 (LLNR 45685)
    Bailey Boat Channel DBN 10 (LLNR 45690)
    Bailey Boat Channel DBN 11 (LLNR 456959)
    Bailey Boat Channel DBN 12 (LLNR 45700)
    Bailey Boat Channel DBN 13 (LLNR 45705)
    Chart 11472 L:NM 31/15

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To A “Navigation Alert” Position at Mile 982

  • Temporary Aids, Lake Monroe, St. Johns River, Sanford, FL


    These temporary markers are in a small bay just east of the Sanford waterfront leading to the Sanford Boat works and Marina.

    FLORIDA – ST JOHNS RIVER: Temporary Aids Established.
    The following aids have been temporarily established to facilitate local PATON [Private Aids to Navigation] construction.
    -Mothers Arm TRLB 2, Fl Q R in position 28-48-59.873N 081-14-33.773W
    -Mothers Arm TRUB 4 in position 28-49-00.574N 081-14-22.831W
    -Woodruff Creek Cutoff TRUB 5 in position 28-48-55.856N 081-14-07.355W

    Click Here To View the Eastern Florida Cruisers’ Net Marina Directory Listing For Sanford Boat Works and Marina

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Sanford Boat Works and Marina

  • USCG Hurricane Procedures and Warnings

    Each year around June 1st, the USCG Seventh District publishes detailed information for mariners to heed during a tropical storm event. While these rules and procedures are well known to the savvy sailor, it is good to review before a storm occurs.

    HURRICANE SEASON – JUNE 1st THROUGH NOVEMBER 30th
    Hurricanes can cause excessive damage to vessels and loss of life. To minimize these dangers, the following precautions should be taken by all mariners before getting underway during the hurricane season:
    (a) Instruction of crew and passengers in location of emergency equipment and emergency procedures;
    (b) Pre-sailing check of vessel, machinery, and equipment for seaworthiness;
    (c) Installation of strong ground tackle;
    (d) Review of storm center evasion procedures;
    (e) Knowledge of nearest hurricane shelter or port; and
    (f) Constant radio watches on channel 16 VHF-FM and frequent monitoring of weather broadcasts.
    The civilian hurricane warning service for the North Atlantic is provided by the National Hurricane Center, Miami, Florida. The center collates ship, aircraft, radar, and satellite data to produce and issue tropical cyclone warnings and forecasts for the North Atlantic Ocean, including the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico. A Tropical Cyclone Public Advisory (TCP) is issued every six hours, with intermediate bulletins provided as needed. For tropical storms and hurricanes threatening to cross the coast of the U.S., coastal warnings are issued to the public so that precautionary actions, including evacuation, can be initiated to minimize damage and loss of life.
    Four alerts are issued:
    (a) TROPICAL STORM WATCH – An announcement that sustained winds of 34 to 63 knots (39 to 73 mph or 63 to 118 km/hr) are possible within the specified area within 48 hours in association with a tropical, subtropical, or post-tropical cyclone.
    (b) TROPICAL STORM WARNING – An announcement that sustained winds of 34 to 63 knots (39 to 73 mph or 63 to 118 km/hr) are expected somewhere within the specified area within 36 hours in association with a tropical, subtropical, or post-tropical cyclone.
    (c) HURRICANE WATCH – An announcement that sustained winds of 64 knots (74 mph or 119 km/hr) or higher are possible within the specified area in association with a tropical, subtropical, or post-tropical cyclone. Because hurricane preparedness activities become difficult once winds reach tropical storm force, the hurricane watch is issued 48 hours in advance of the anticipated onset of tropical storm force winds.
    (d) HURRICANE WARNING – An announcement that sustained winds of 64 knots (74 mph or 119 km/hr) or higher are expected somewhere within the specified area in association with a tropical, subtropical, or post-tropical cyclone. Because hurricane preparedness activities become difficult once winds reach tropical storm force, the warning is issued 36 hours in advance of the anticipated onset of tropical-storm-force winds.
    The warning can remain in effect when dangerously high water or a combination of dangerously high water and waves continue, even though winds may be less than hurricane force.

    Mariners are reminded that aids to navigation, particularly lighted and unlighted buoys, may be moved from charted position, damaged, destroyed, extinguished, or otherwise deemed discrepant as a result of hurricanes and storms. Mariners should not rely solely upon the position or operation of an aid to navigation, but also employ such other methods of determining position as may be available. Port Hurricane Conditions are set up by the COTP and will change as the threat of severe weather increases, or as a storm approaches a specific COTP Area of Responsibility. For COTP-specific Port Hurricane Conditions, you should review information provided under the Port Directory tab of http://homeport.uscg.mil
    Condition 4 – Hurricane Seasonal Alert. 01 June–30 November; port status: open.
    Condition Whiskey – Sustained Gale Force winds associated with Tropical Cyclone activity are predicted within 72 hours; port status: open.
    Condition X-Ray – Sustained Gale Force winds associated with Tropical Cyclone activity are predicted within 48 hours; port status: open.
    Condition Yankee – Sustained Gale Force winds associated with Tropical Cyclone activity are predicted within 24 hours; port status: restricted; vessel/facility control measures in effect.
    Condition Zulu – Sustained Gale Force winds associated with Tropical Cyclone activity are predicted within 12 hours; port status: closed to all vessel traffic and waterside activities except for activities approved by the COTP.
    Drawbridges along the coast may deviate from normal operating procedures. Drawbridges are authorized to remain closed upon approach of Gale Force winds of 34 knots or greater. Extended closure periods may be authorized up to 8 hours prior to arrival of Gale Force winds to facilitate evacuation of land traffic. Due to the uncertainty of hurricane movements and bridge closures, mariners are urged to seek passage through drawbridges well in advance of the arrival of Gale Force winds.
    LNM: 21/15

  • Shoaling Reported at Matanzas Inlet Problem Stretch, AICW Statute Mile 793


    This Problem Stretch was dredged back in 2012, but it seems to be filling in again exactly where Skipper Dammeyer reports. See http://cruisersnet.net/?p=84969 for an earlier report.

    Larry,
    Please forward this as appropriate. While North bound rounding the big bend at Ft Matanzas at about a boat length from 81A we hit hard with 5′ draft at low tide. We slide over the bump with our wing keel. Cruisers should favor the Reds according to Boat US. I’ve not read about a problem on the net. It’s probably time to post it as the North migration has begun.
    Rick Dammeyer
    Promise
    Catalina 445

    And this from Week 14 LNMs. Note: The USCG does not give a specific location, so their warning may or may not be the above Problem Stretch. The LNM does coincide with the above advice to favor the red side (west) of the channel.

    FLORIDA – AICW – TOLOMATO RIVER – PALM SHORES – MATANZAS RIVER: Shoaling
    The Coast Guard conducted soundings at low tide and found the center of the channel to be between 12 and 18 feet while on the east side of the channel is between 6 and 12 feet. Mariners are advised to transit the area with extreme caution and local knowledge is advised. Chart 11485 LNM: 14/15

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s “AICW Problem Stretches” Listing For the AICW/Matanzas River Intersection

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To This AICW Problem Stretch

  • Overhead Cable Work, St. Johns River, south of Palatka


    Replacement of these Florida Power and Light transmission lines should not affect our tall masted friends, but if in doubt, give them a call at 561-722-0889. This power line is just north of Porter Cove Anchorage and normally has a vertical clearance of 90ft.

    FLORIDA – ST JOHNS RIVER: FPL Aerial Crossing Work
    FPL will be replacing some overhead electrical transmission line structures within the St. John’s River, in Putnam County, south of Palatka. Barges will arrive the week of 23 March 23 and work will take place until approximately 20 May, 2015. The structures are along the east and west bank and will not be in the central portion of the river. Coordinates for the two poles that are being replaced are: 29-37-21.49N/81-35-42.60W and 29-37-18.40N/81-35-58.55W in the vicinity of Rivercrest Light 11 (LLNR 8250). The vessel operators will be monitoring VHF-FM Channel 16. The point of contact is Mr. Mark Denman of FPL (561) 722-0889. Chart 11487 LNM: 12/15

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