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  • LNM: Shoaling and New ICW Buoy 10A, Bogue Sound, NC, AICW Statute Mile 211


    This shoaling and new Waterway buoy is in northern Bogue Sound south of Morehead City.


    SECTOR NORTH CAROLINA BNM 228-18
    NC – BOGUE SOUND – SHOALING
    1. MARINERS ARE ADVISED THAT SHOALING HAS BEEN REPORTED BETWEEN BOGUE SOUND DBN 10 AND 14, 10 YARDS INTO THE CHANNEL TO A DEPTH OF 1-2 FEET MLW. MARINERS ARE ADVISED TO USE EXTREME CAUTION WHILE NAVIGATING THIS AREA.

    CCGD5 BNM 229-18
    A. NC – NEUSE RIVER TO MYRTLE GROVE SOUND -BOGUE SOUND (CHART 11541)
    1. THE FOLLOWING AID TO NAVIGATION HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED.
    B. BOGUE SOUND BUOY 10A, RED NUN, IN APPROX POSIT 34-43-24.995N,076-49-45.038W.

  • LNM: More on Severe Shoaling in Oregon Inlet, NC


    As the first inlet into NC waters south of the Chesapeake, Oregon Inlet is very tempting to offshore cruisers. HOWEVER, Oregon Inlet is notorious for shoaling and Cruisers’ Net recommends attempting navigation ONLY with shoal draft and good local knowledge.


    SEC NC BNM 192-18
    CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO WIMBLE SHOALS
    (CHART 12204) MARINERS ARE ADVISED OF SEVERE SHOALING IVO OF THE BONNER BRIDGE NAVIGATIONAL SPAN IVO OF OREGON INLET BUOYS 16 AND 17 (LLNR 28050 AND 28055).

    MARINERS ARE ADVISED TO TRANSIT WITH CAUTION.

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window Zoomed To the Location of Oregon Inlet

  • LNM: Significant Shoaling in Oregon Inlet, NC


    As the first inlet into NC waters south of the Chesapeake, Oregon Inlet is very tempting to offshore cruisers. HOWEVER, Oregon Inlet is notorious for shoaling and Cruisers’ Net recommends attempting navigation ONLY with shoal draft and good local knowledge.


    Coast Guard warns boaters of significant shoaling in Oregon Inlet, NC

    WILMINGTON, N.C. — Coast Guard Sector North Carolina is urging mariners to use extreme caution when transiting the channel at Oregon Inlet due to significant shoaling and extremely shallow water.

    The shoaling, especially in the vicinity of Oregon Inlet Buoys 4 (LLNR 27990 [35°47.8208N / 075°31.1015W, 35.797014 / -75.518359]) and 6 (LLNR 28003 [35°47.4381N / 075°31.4389W, 35.790635 / -75.523981]), poses a significant threat to mariners. The Coast Guard strongly advises to proceed with extreme caution and recommends to transit only during daylight hours at slack-high tide.

    “Mariners need to be aware that the shoaling in this area presents an additional safety risk, and they need to be cautious when transiting Oregon Inlet,” said Lt. Eunice James, chief of the waterways management division for Sector North Carolina. “We will continue to monitor the conditions of the waterway and provide updates via Broadcast Notice to Mariners announcements on VH-FM channel 16.”

    Mariners are encouraged to consult the Local Notice to Mariners 5th Coast Guard District for the latest positions and status of aids to navigation at: http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/?pageName=lnmDistrict&region=5 and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Wilmington District survey site for channel depths at: http://www.saw.usace.army.mil/Missions/Navigation/Hydrographic-Surveys/.

    To report any shoaling, hazards to navigation, or aids to navigation discrepancies please contact the Sector North Carolina Command Center at 910-343- 3882.
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    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window Zoomed To the Location of Oregon Inlet

  • LNM: Lighted Buoys 8 and 12A Relocated, Hatteras Inlet, NC


    These uncharted buoys will be on the east side of the inlet channel.


    CCGD5 BNM 148-18
    NC – CAPE HATTERAS – HATTERAS INLET – HATTERAS CHANNEL (CHART 11555)
    1. THE FOLLOWING AIDS TO NAVIGATION HAVE BEEN RELOCATED.

    A. HATTERAS INLET LIGHTED BUOY 8 (LLNR 28667 [35°11.1836N / 075°45.5476W, 35.186394 / -75.759126]) RELOCATED TO APPROX POSIT

    35-11-07.783 N 075-45-22.970W (35°11.1297N / 075°45.3829W, 35.185495 / -75.756381) IN 18 FEET OF WATER.

    B. HATTERAS INLET CHANNEL LIGHTED BUOY 12A (LLNR 28732.1 [35°12.2543N / 075°43.9588W, 35.204238 / -75.732646]) RELOCATED TO
    APPROX POSIT 35-12-15.239N 075-43-57.152W (35°12.2540N / 075°43.9525W, 35.204233 / -75.732542) 7.8FT OF WATER.

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window Zoomed To the Location of Buoy 8

  • SAFETY ALERT: LNM: Offshore Hazard, Stray Cargo Containers


    70 stray cargo containers pose threat to mariners off North Carolina

    PORTSMOUTH, Va.— The Coast Guard is warning mariners of navigation hazards after about 70 cargo containers fell off of a cargo ship Saturday night, about 17 miles off Oregon Inlet, North Carolina.

    NC – APPROXIMATELY 70 40FT SUBMERGED AND PARTIALLY SUBMERGED CONTAINERS ARE ADRIFT 18-25 NM EAST OF CAPE HATTERAS AND EXTENDING SOUTH TO CAPE LOOKOUT.
    READ MORE!

    The cargo ship Maersk Shanghai contacted watchstanders at Sector North Carolina’s command center via VHF-FM marine radio channel 16, notifying them that they lost approximately 70 to 73 cargo containers due to high winds and heavy seas.

    The Coast Guard urges all mariners to transit this area with caution.

    Cargo container lost off North Carolina coast held 5900 pounds of sulfuric acid from WTVR.com Wilmington, NC

  • MSIB: Shoaling Reported at Problem Stretch, Shalotte Inlet/AICW Intersection Statute Mile 330


    The intersection of Shalotte Inlet and the Waterway has been an infamous Problem Stretch for years and mid to high tide is still recommended for safe passage.


    SEC NC BNM 049-18

    NORTH CAROLINA – MYRTLE GROVE SOUND TO LITTLE RIVER (CHART 11534) MARINERS ARE ADVISED OF SHOALING IVO OF CAPE FEAR RIVER – LITTLE RIVER BUOY 80A (LLNR 40337 [33°54.4821N / 078°23.0209W, 33.908035 / -78.383681]) AND CAPE FEAR RIVER – LITTLE RIVER BUOY 82 (LLNR 40345 [33°54.3353N / 078°23.2129W, 33.905588 / -78.386882]). DEPTHS AS LOW AS 3FT WERE OBSERVED IN THE ICW CHANNEL AT MLW IN POSITION 33-54’25.55″N 078-23’4.41″W. SHOALING IS ACROSS ENTIRE CHANNEL.

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

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

  • BOLO: Missing TowboatUS Captain, Pungo River, Hobucken, NC


    News Release
    U.S. Coast Guard 5th District Mid-Atlantic
    Contact: 5th District Public Affairs
    Office: (757) 398-6272
    After Hours: (757) 434-7712
    5th District online newsroom

    Coast Guard, others searching for person in Pungo River near Hobucken, NC

    WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard and other agencies are searching for a man in the Pungo River near Hobucken Thursday.

    Watchstanders at Station Hobucken received a call at approximately 1:20 a.m. reporting a 21-foot TowBoatUS vessel had capsized while towing a 47-foot recreational boat near the Pungo River entrance. READ MORE!

    A 45-year-old TowBoatUS captain was aboard the capsized vessel and is still missing. He was reported to be wearing coveralls, rubber boots and a lifejacket.

    A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew launched from Station Hobucken and an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew launched from Air Station Elizabeth City. Coast Guard crews are on scene searching along with North Carolina Wildlife and Beaufort County crews.

    The one man aboard the recreational boat being towed was taken to shore by a North Carolina Wildlife crew to be evaluated by EMS.

    “We’re working closely with our state and local partners,” said Cmdr. Matthew Moorlag, search and rescue mission coordinator for the case. “Our thoughts and prayers are with his family as we continue to search.”

    -USCG-

  • LNM: Temporary Mooring Buoys, Alligator River Bridge, AICW Statute Mile 84


    This Local Notice is posted to ensure you do not confuse these temporary buoys with the already confusing array of markers approaching and departing the bridge. Another bridge closure is underway in this lengthy maintenance project, see https://cruisersnet.net/168675. The Alligator River Bridge crosses the Alligator River section of the Waterway at Statute Mile 84, south of flashing marker #12, just south of where the Waterway exits Albemarle Sound.

    NC – ALBAMARLE SOUND TO NEUSE RIVER– ALLIGATOR RIVER– ESTABLISHMENT OF MOORING BUOYS
    On or about December 19, 2017, Seaward Marine Corporation will establish five mooring buoys in the vicinity of the US 64 (Alligator River) bridge to support barges conducting work on the bridge (also see the article in the enclosure “Summary of Bridge Regulations/Construction/Permits” about the bridge’s temporary deviation published regulations). The buoys will be white with blue bands and rise 3 feet above the waterline. They will be lit with white lights flashing four seconds when no barges are moored to them. The buoys will be discontinued at the end of the bridge maintenance project.
    Alligator River Lighted Mooring Buoy A, Fl W 4s, 35-54-25.7N, 076-01-19.9W (35°54.4283N / 076°1.3316W, 35.907139 / -76.022194)
    Alligator River Lighted Mooring Buoy B, Fl W 4s, 35-54-01.4N, 075-59-58.7W (35°54.0233N / 075°59.9783W, 35.900389 / -75.999639)
    Alligator River Lighted Mooring Buoy C, Fl W 4s, 35-53-50.5N, 075-59-08.0W (35°53.8417N / 075°59.1334W, 35.897361 / -75.985556)
    Alligator River Lighted Mooring Buoy D, Fl W 4s, 35-53-38.9N, 075-59-12.1W (35°53.6483N / 075°59.2016W, 35.894139 / -75.986694)
    Alligator River Lighted Mooring Buoy E, Fl W 4s, 35-53-51.3N, 076-00-02.6W (35°53.8550N / 076°0.0433W, 35.897583 / -76.000722)
    Chart 11553 LNM 51/17

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s North Carolina Bridge Directory Listing For Alligator River Bridge

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  • LNM: Upcoming Maintenance, Alligator River Bridge, AICW Statute Mile 84


    Calls to the bridge tender and the project foreman gave no indication regarding the impact on navigation this year-long maintenance will have. However, with divers in the water and a crane barge in the channel, extreme caution must be used when passing through this large swing bridge. Also a call to the tender (252-796-7261) on your approach would be wise. Alligator River Bridge is noted for being unable to open when winds exceed 35mph.

    NC – INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY – ALLIGATOR RIVER– BRIDGE MAINTENANCE
    An engineering firm, on behalf of North Carolina Department of Transportation, will be performing maintenance at US 64 (Alligator River Bridge) over Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (Alligator River), mile 84.2, in Columbia, NC. READ MORE!

    The maintenance will be conducted Monday-Saturday from July 17, 2017 through July 17, 2018; from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. A crane barge and work boats with divers will be in and around the vicinity of the bridge. Maintenance personnel, equipment and vessels will relocate from the moveable span and navigable channel, upon request. Work vessels
    may be reached on VHF-FM channel 16. The project foreman can be reached at (919) 437-4763 or (757) 449-4652. Mariners should notify the work foreman no less than one hour prior to navigating through the area and should use extreme caution when transiting the area. Chart 11553 LNM 28/17

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s North Carolina Bridge Directory Listing For Alligator River Bridge

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

  • LNM: Newly Formed Island Dubbed Shelley Island, Cape Hatteras, NC


    Shelley Island is off the southern tip of Cape Hatteras. See /165551 for an article and photos.

    NC – CAPE HATTERAS – NEW ISLAND
    Dangerous rip currents have been reported around a newly formed island known as Shelley Island, off Cape Hatteras in approximate 35°12’50” N, 075°31’39”W. Swimming to and from the island is strongly discouraged. To report emergencies or if there are any questions or concerns, mariners should contact Coast Guard Sector North Carolina at (910) 343-3882. Chart 11555 LNM 27/17

  • LNM: Bogue Inlet ATONs Removal, AICW Statute Mile 227

    Hopefully, this temporary removal of inlet Nav Aids is in anticipation of dredging of Bogue Inlet. See /163904 for comments on projected dredging. Bogue Inlet/AICW intersection has been a shoaling Problem Stretch for years and will be positively affected by dredging of the Inlet itself.


    News Release
    May 16, 2017
    U.S. Coast Guard 5th District Mid-Atlantic
    Contact: 5th District Public Affairs
    Office: (757) 398-6272
    After Hours: (757) 434-7712

    Coast Guard temporarily discontinues 12 navigational aids in Bogue Inlet, NC  READ MORE!

    WILMINGTON, N.C. – The Coast Guard temporarily discontinued 12 navigational aids Monday in Bogue Inlet, near Emerald Isle and Swansboro.

    Heavy shoaling in the vicinity of Bogue Inlet has grown over recent months making the waterway inaccessible to vessels with a draft greater than three feet. The aids to navigation (ATON) no longer safely mark the channel and mariners transiting through Bogue Inlet do so at their own risk.

    The ATON listed below have changed and currently do not accurately mark the waterway, which can be more dangerous to mariners than having no ATON:

    * Bogue Inlet Buoy 6A (LLNR 29525 [34°38.7707N / 077°6.4090W, 34.646179 / -77.106816])

    * Bogue Inlet Buoy 7 (LLNR 29530 [34°38.9066N / 077°6.5229W, 34.648444 / -77.108715])

    * Bogue Inlet Buoy 8 (LLNR 29535 [34°38.9879N / 077°6.4788W, 34.649799 / -77.107980])

    * Bogue Inlet Buoy 10 (LLNR 29540 [34°39.0489N / 077°6.3416W, 34.650815 / -77.105693])

    * Bogue Inlet Buoy 11 (LLNR 29550 [34°39.4269N / 077°5.9216W, 34.657115 / -77.098693])

    * Bogue Inlet Buoy 12 (LLNR 29555)

    * Bogue Inlet Buoy 13 (LLNR 29557 [34°39.6536N / 077°5.8361W, 34.660893 / -77.097269])

    * Bogue Inlet Buoy 14 (LLNR 29559 [34°39.7465N / 077°5.8784W, 34.662441 / -77.097974])

    * Bogue Inlet Buoy 15 (LLNR 29560 [34°39.9494N / 077°5.9366W, 34.665824 / -77.098943])

    * Bogue Inlet Buoy Lighted Buoy 16 (LLNR 29563 [34°40.0494N / 077°5.8290W, 34.667490 / -77.097150])

    * Bogue Inlet Buoy 17 (LLNR 29565 [34°40.2713N / 077°5.7574W, 34.671189 / -77.095956])

    * Swansboro Coast Guard Channel Junction Buoy CG (LLNR 29605)

    The Army Corps of Engineers plans to return to the Inlet to conduct additional dredging in June, after which time the Coast Guard will re-establish the ATON.

    “The Coast Guard is responsible for providing navigational systems, information and services that enable safe navigation,” said Lt. Eunice A. James, Chief of Waterways Management Division at Sector North Carolina. “We will continue to work with federal, state and local partner agencies to address safety concerns to waterway depth and safe placement of navigational aids.”

    Consult the Local Notice to Mariners, 5th Coast Guard District for the latest positions and status of ATON at: http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/?pageName=lnmDistrict&region=5

    To report any ATON discrepancies, shoaling, or hazards to navigation, please contact the Sector North Carolina Command Center at 910-343-3882.

    The U.S. Coast Guard will continue to monitor the conditions of the waterway and update mariners as necessary.

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s “AICW Problem Stretches” Listing For the AICW/Bogue Inlet Channel Intersection

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

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  • LNM: Shoaling in Vicinity of Bogue Inlet Problem Stretch, Swansboro, NC, near Statute Mile 227


    This shoaling, as noted below, is throughout the inlet area, an almost always shallow channel through the Bogue Inlet/AICW intersection. Of course, the Waterway intersection is a perennial problem stretch on the AICW, so proceed with caution. This Local Notice also has a very good description of the process used by the CG when handling Nav Aids in shoaling inlets. Note that dredging is to begin in April 2017.

    Mariners are advised of extensive shoaling throughout the Bogue Inlet area, Emerald Isle, NC. READ MORE!

    Significant shoaling has been observed in the vicinity of: Bogue Inlet Lighted Buoy 1 (LLNR 29495 [34°38.0475N / 077°5.8998W, 34.634125 / -77.098330]); between Buoys 6A (LLNR 29525 [34°38.7707N / 077°6.4090W, 34.646179 / -77.106816]) and Lighted Buoy 8 (LLNR 29535 [34°38.9879N / 077°6.4788W, 34.649799 / -77.107980]); and between Buoy 14 (LLNR 29559 [34°39.7465N / 077°5.8784W, 34.662441 / -77.097974]) and Buoy 15 (LLNR 29560 [34°39.9494N / 077°5.9366W, 34.665824 / -77.098943]), to depths as low as 1 foot at MLLW. Mariners transiting Bogue Inlet do so at their own risk and are advised against transiting this inlet until updated surveys by the U.S Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and potential buoy repositioning by the U.S Coast Guard (USCG) can be completed to ensure the safety of the mariner. It is anticipated that the USACE will be able to dredge the inlet on or after 18 Apr 2017. If this is delayed, it may be necessary for the USCG to temporarily discontinue the Bogue Inlet aids to navigation. Should the inlet become inaccessible to the USCG ‘s smaller aids to navigation servicing vessels, the remaining buoys relative to the shifting shoal would mislead mariners and be more dangerous than having no aids to navigation at all. Under these conditions, the USCG would remove all buoys if necessary. The USCG continues to work with federal, state, and local partner agencies regarding the viability of marking this waterway in a safe manner. Mariners are highly encouraged to obtain the most recent USACE Wilmington, NC District hydrographic survey information, shoaling conditions and controlling depth at: http://www.saw.usace.army.mil/Missions/Naviqation/Hydrographic-Surveys and consult the Local Notice to
    Mariners, 5th Coast Guard District for the latest positions and status of aids to navigation at: https://www.navcen.uscg.gov/?paqeName=lnmDistrict&reqion=5
    Charts 11541, 11543 LNM 13/17
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    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s “AICW Problem Stretches” Listing For the AICW/Bogue Inlet Channel Intersection

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

  • LNM: More Severe Shoaling in Hatteras Inlet, Pamlico Sound, off AICW


    Hatteras Inlet, a narrow, unstable seaward passage, cuts the southern reaches of Hatteras Island and the northern strands of Ocracoke Island. Regular Navigation Alerts are posted for this inlet and SSECN still advises that no one attempt to make use of this inlet channel without very specific and recent local knowledge!

    NC – HATTERAS INLET – SHOALING Read More

    Due to severe shoaling Hatteras Inlet Buoy 2A (LLNR 28647), Hatteras Inlet Lighted Buoy 4 (LLNR 28650 [35°10.7566N / 075°46.3144W, 35.179277 / -75.771907]), Hatteras Inlet Lighted Buoy 5 (LLNR 28653 [35°10.7101N / 075°46.4066W, 35.178502 / -75.773444]), Hatteras Inlet Lighted 6 (LLNR 28660 [35°10.9880N / 075°45.9124W, 35.183134 / -75.765206]) no longer mark navigable water. Mariners should not rely on these buoys for navigation and are advised to use caution while transiting this area.
    Chart 11520 and 11555 LNM 03/17

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

  • Shoaling Reported at Mason Inlet/AICW Intersection, Statute Mile 280


    This Waterway shoaling, at the intersection of Mason Inlet and the Waterway near Howe Point, was also reported as a Nav Alert in July of this year. See /158529

    NC – ATLANTIC INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY – NEW RIVER – CAPE FEAR RIVER – SHOALING
    The Coast Guard has received a report of severe shoaling to a depth of 2 feet at MLW channelward of New River/Cape Fear River Buoy 121 (LLNR 39597 [34°15.0058N / 077°46.9075W, 34.250097 / -77.781791]), in approximate position 34-14-60N, 077-46-57W (34°15.0000N / 077°46.9500W, 34.250000 / -77.782500) . Mariners are advised to exercise caution when transiting the area. NC BNM 733-16 Chart 11541 LNM 51/16

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

  • Shoaling Reported at AICW/Mason Inlet Intersection, Statute Mile 280, 7/12/2016


    This shoaling is at the intersection of Mason Inlet and the Waterway near Howe Point.

    ****NC – NEUSE RIVER TO MYRTLE GROVE SOUND – NEW RIVER TO CAPE FEAR RIVER****
    An area of shoaling has been reported IVO of New River – Cape Fear River Buoy 121 (LLNR 39597 [34°15.0058N / 077°46.9075W, 34.250097 / -77.781791]) in the AICWW St M 280 near Mason Inlet Crossing. ACOE reported a depth of 2.2ft at MLW. Mariners are urged to use caution when transiting this area. NC BNM 357-16 Chart 11541 LNM 28/16

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

  • Surf City Bridge Replacement Proposal, AICW Statute Mile 260.7, Surf City, NC


    With a closed vertical clearance of 12ft, the Surf City Swing Bridge crosses the Waterway at Statute Mile 261, southwest of unlighted daybeacon #69. This proposed replacement is good news for locals and for cruisers. Please note the comment submission deadline of July 8.

    NC – ALBERMARLE SOUND TO SUNSET BEACH – ATLANTIC INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY (AICW) – BRIDGE REPLACEMENT
    The purpose of this notice is to notify mariners, adjacent property owners, and government agencies that the North Carolina Department of Transportation proposes to replace the NC 50/210 (Topsail Island) Bridge at AICW mile 260.7, at Surf City, Pender County, NC. Presently, in the closed position to vessels, the charted vertical clearance of the existing drawbridge is 13 feet above mean high water (MHW) and unlimited vertical clearance in the full open position, with 92 feet of horizontal clearance between the fenders. The proposed replacement would be a fixed bridge that will provide a vertical clearance of 65 feet above MWH, with a horizontal clearance of 120 feet. The bridge piers would be designed for vessel impact with no fender system to be constructed. Comments should be forwarded to the above address attention (dpb) no later than July 8, 2016.
    Copies of Public Notice 5-1364 which describes the proposal in detail can be obtained by calling (757) 398-6227 or by viewing at http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/?pageName=pnBridges. Chart 11541 LNM 24/16

    Click Here To View the North Carolina Cruisers’ Net Bridge Directory Listing For Surf City Bridge

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

  • Shoaling at Lockwood Folly Problem Stretch, AICW Statute Mile 312, 5/25/2016


    A recent report (/156435) from Hank Pomeranz of Carolina Yacht Care describes the shifting channel at this Problem Stretch. Marker 47 sits on the eastern tip of Holden Beach at the intersection of the Waterway and Lockwood Folly Inlet. SSECN has for years recommended mid to high tide for passage through this risky section.

    NC – LOCKWOODS FOLLY (AICW MILE MARKER 321) – SHOALING
    Mariners are advised that an area of shoaling exists at AICW mm 321 in the vicinity of Lockwoods Folly inlet at Cape Fear River-Little River buoy 47 (LLNR 40225 [33°55.2964N / 078°14.0893W, 33.921606 / -78.234822]). A 300 yard shoal extends across the federal channel with depths varying from 1 to 5 feet at mean low water. Buoys have been placed to mark deeper water around this shoal. Mariners are highly recommended to transit this area with caution at slow no wake speeds and do so at high tide.
    Chart 11534 LNM 21/16

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

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