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  • Announcement: Western 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 Western 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.

  • Anclote River Light Destroyed, Anclote River to Tarpon Springs, West Florida, 6/24/2015

    The Anclote River is the main access to Tarpon Springs waterfront and marker #39 is almost due south of Port Tarpon Marina on the north banks of the Anclote.

    FLORIDA – TAMPA BAY TO PORT RICHEY – ANCLOTE RIVER: Hazard to Navigation.
    Anclote River Light 39 (LLNR 26310) is destroyed. The remains of the steel pile are visible 2-3ft below the waterline. Wreckage has been marked with a Temporary Lighted Buoy; Fl Q G, 4M characteristics. Mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution while transiting the area. Chart 11411 LNM: 25/15

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

  • Destroyed Daybeacon in Cedar Keys Channel, Big Bend Region, June 11, 2015

    This destroyed daybeacon is in the northern portion of the channel between the two anchorages recommended for Cedar Keys, which is one of a limited number of ports of call along Western Florida’s waterwayless Big Bend region, the Western Florida coastline between Anclote Key and Dog Island.

    FLORIDA – CRYSTAL RIVER TO HORSESHOE POINT – CEDAR KEYS MAIN CHANNEL: Hazard to Navigation
    Cedar Keys Main Channel Daybeacon 36 (LLNR 29870) is destroyed. The remains of the steel pile are 3-4ft below the waterline and are a hazard to navigation. Wreckage has been marked with a TRLB, WR36 Fl Q R, 4M and set 5 yards channelward in position 29-07-50.675N/083-02-02.196W. Mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution while transiting the area. Chart 11408 LNM: 23/15

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

  • Shoaling Reported in Cedar Keys Channel, Big Bend Region, June 11, 2015

    Cedar Keys is one of a limited number of ports of call along Western Florida’s waterwayless Big Bend region, the Western Florida coastline between Anclote Key and Dog Island. The reported shoaling is in the main entrance channel to the east of Seahorse Key.

    FLORIDA – CRYSTAL RIVER TO HORSESHOE POINT – CEDAR KEYS MAIN CHANNEL: Hazard to Navigation
    The U.S. Coast Guard received a report of shoaling between Cedar Keys Main Channel Daybeacon 19 (LLNR 29805) 29-06-42.737N/083-02-42.411W and Cedar Keys Main Channel Light 21 (LLNR 2981) 29-06-50.837N/083-02-25.131W with depths as low as 3 ft at low tide. Mariners are advised to exercise caution while transiting the area.
    Chart 11408 LNM: 23/15

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

    Click Here To View An Article on the Waters of Cedar Keys

  • UPDATE: Boca Grande Swing Bridge on Deviated Schedule, GICW Statute Mile 34.5

    The Boca Grande Swing Bridge (Gasparilla Island Swing Bridge) with a closed vertical clearance of 9ft crosses the GICW at statute mile 34.5 in the northern Gasparilla Sound. And received on 6/16, see the onsite report from Captain Curry below and this confirmation from Officer Lieberum:

    Yes it is currently closed until Friday [6/19].
    Check the LNM I sent to be published tomorrow also has this information and the Coast Guard issued a BNM.

    Michael Lieberum
    Seventh Coast Guard District
    Bridge Branch
    Bridge Management Specialist

    *****

    Good Morning (6/9),
    The information below will be placed in the next Local Notice to Mariners: [Week 23/15]

    FLORIDA – GULF INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY – CHARLOTTE HARBOR – TAMPA BAY – GASPARILLA SWING BRIDGE: Temporary Deviation/Discrepancy.

    Due to the mechanical failure of the Gasparilla Island Swingbridge across the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Gasparilla, Florida, this bridge has been placed on an hourly schedule and will only open on the top of the hour at all times except that from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. the bridge will be allowed to open every two hours. Therefore, this bridge will open hourly except that openings will only be allowed at 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Starting at 9:00 p.m. the bridge will be opening at the top of the hour only.

    The bridge owner has advised the Coast Guard that they will need to continue this schedule until the end of August 2015; whereas the new bridge will be opened to vehicle traffic and the old bridge will be left in the open to navigation position. Chart: 11425 Week 23/15

    Sincerely,
    Michael Lieberum
    Seventh Coast Guard District
    Bridge Branch
    Bridge Management Specialist
    305-415-6744

    Click Here To View the Western Florida Cruisers’ Net Anchorage Directory Listing For Boca Grande Swing Bridge

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Boca Grande Swing Bridge

  • Destroyed Speed Zone Marker, GICW Statute Mile 34.5, June 3, 2015

    This destroyed signage is west of the Boca Grande Swing Bridge crossing the Gulf Waterway at the top of Gasparilla Sound.

    FLORIDA – GIWW – CHARLOTTE HARBOR TO TAMPA BAY – GASPARILLA SOUND CHANNEL: Hazard to Navigation/Speed Zone
    Marker

    The Coast Guard has received a report of a 4ft x 3ft Speed Zone marker knocked over showing approximately 1ft above the waterline. The wreckage is located in approximate position 26-49-673N/082-16.36W between Gasparilla Sound Channel Light 23 (LLNR 57030) and Daybeacon 24 (LLNR 57035) just north of the Boca Grande Swing Bridge. Mariners are advised to transit the area with extreme caution. Chart 11425 LNM: 22/15

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To A “Navigation Alert” Position at Markers #23 and #24

  • Shoaling Reported in Gordan Pass, south of Naples, FL, June 3, 2015

    Gordan Pass is the inlet into Naples, FL. The reported shoaling encompasses the entire Gordan Pass channel from its entrance to the point where the channel joins the Naples Channel in Naples Bay.

    FLORIDA – LOSTMANS RIVER TO WIGGINS PASS – GORDON PASS CHANNEL TO NAPLES BAY CHANNEL: Shoaling/Hazard to Navigation.
    There is shoaling from Gordon Pass Channel Daybeacon 1 (LLNR 17453) to Naples Bay Channel Light 20 (LLNR 17540). It is strongly advised that all mariners should obtain local knowledge of the channel conditions before attempting passage. Chart 11430 LNM: 22/15

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

  • Shoaling Reported and Surveyed in Matanzas Pass, Fort Myers Beach, Gulf Coast, May 21, 2015

    This shoaling is occurring at the northern tip of Estero Island, Fort Myers Beach. In the Survey linked below, just look at all the RED around Marker #4 where there should be BLUE! Matanzas Pass leads to several marinas on the east side of Estero Island, including Pink Shell Resort, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR!

    FLORIDA – FORT MYERS TO CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND WIGGINS PASS – MATANZAS PASS CHANNEL: Shoaling
    There is a report of a shoaling between Matanzas Pass Channel Daybeacon 2 (LLNR 18087) and Matanzas Pass Channel Daybeacon 4 (LLNR 18095) shoaling is on the south side of the channel and gets as low as 1.7 feet MLLW. The following aid was temporarily established to mark SHOALING into the channel: Matanzas Pass Channel TEMP BUOY 2A in position 26-27-52.620N / 081-58-10.620W. Mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution while transiting the area. Link to the survey http://www.saj.usace.army.mil/Portals/44/docs/Navigation/hydro_surveys/14-101.pdf

    estero survey

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

  • Shoaling Reported In New Pass, between Longboat and Lido Keys, Sarasota, FL, near GICW Statute Mile 75

    New Pass is the northernmost of Sarasota’s two inlets and this channel separates Longboat Key from Lido Key. It is spanned by a bascule bridge with a closed vertical clearance of 23ft.
    Because of perennial shoaling, WE SPECIFICALLY DO NOT RECOMMEND THAT ANY MARINER MAKE USE OF NEW PASS! This channel shoals faster than it can be dredged. You would be far better served to make use of Longboat Pass to the north, or better yet, Venice Pass to the south.

    FLORIDA – WEST COAST – CHARLOTTE HARBOR TO TAMPA BAY – NEW PASS: Shoaling/Hazard to Navigation
    The Coast Guard received a report of shoaling in the vicinity of NEW PASS in between DBN 15 (LLNR 21715) and DBN 17 (LLNR 21725). Mariners are advised to exercise caution while transiting the area. Chart 11425 LNM: 17/15

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

  • Update on Navigation Aids and Markers at Longboat Pass, south of Tampa Bay, 4/23/2015

    In response to perennial shoaling at the entrance to Longboat Pass, the following navigation aids have been relocated or replaced with temporary aids. Longboat Pass separates Longbeach and Bradenton Beach south of Tampa Bay near GICW Statute Mile 85. This shoaling appears to be between the Approach Light Mo (A) W and entrance channel marker #1, as reported in an earlier Local Notice: http://cruisersnet.net/?p=144209. The additional buoys listed below will make navigating the Pass easier and safer.

    FLORIDA – WEST COAST – CHARLOTTE HARBOR TO TAMPA BAY – LONGBOAT PASS: Shoaling/Hazard to Navigation
    Longboat Pass Approach LT (LLNR 1350/21755) relocated to 27-25-50.747N/082-41-40.341W
    Longboat Pass DBN 1 (LLNR 21757) changed to Temp Buoy 1 temp relocated to 27-25-55.788N/082-41-43.138W,
    Longboat Pass DBN 2 (LLNR 21758) changed to Temp Buoy 2 (LLNR 21758) temp relocated to 27-25-56.232N/082-41-40.045W
    Temp Buoy 2A to 27-26-22.076N/082-41-39.324W
    Temp Buoy 3A to 27-26-20.809N/082-41-43.716W (Ref: LNM 36/14)
    Mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution while transiting the area.
    Chart 11424 LNM: 16/15

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

  • Lengthy Single-Leaf Operation, Stickney Point Bridge, GICW Statute Mile 69

    Stickney Point Bridge crosses the Gulf Waterway at Statute Mile 69, northwest of unlighted daybeacon #62, connecting Siesta Key to the mainland.

    FLORIDA – GULF INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY – CHARLOTTE HARBOR – TAMPA BAY – SR 72/STICKNEY POINT BRIDGE: Bridge
    Repairs.

    Costal Marine Construction, Inc. has advised the Coast Guard that they will be working on the SR 72/Stickney Point Bridge, Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Sarasota County, Florida from April 13, 2015 through January 8, 2016. The Coast Guard Captain of the Port St Petersburg has approved the following restrictions for this bridge. Starting April 13, 2015, this bridge will be on single-leaf operations with a double-leaf opening available with a four hour notice to the bridge tender. From June through September 2015 between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m., Sunday through Thursday, this bridge will be allowed single-leaf operations only. The contractor will have floating equipment under the down span and for one-half the channel the vertical clearance will be reduced by five feet. The floating equipment will be removed as needed with four hour notice to the bridge tender. This work is expected to be completed by January 8, 2016. Chart 11425 LNM:15/15

    Click Here To View the Western Florida Cruisers’ Net Bridge Directory Listing For Stickney Point Bridge

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

  • Request for Comment on Lake Okeechobee Restoration

    This request asks for your comments on lake restoration in South Florida, including Lake Okeechobee.

    fwc
    Public input sought on permit request allowing FWC lake restoration in south Florida
    Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission sent this bulletin at 03/11/2015 10:06 AM EDT March 11, 2015

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has applied for a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District to conduct restoration activities on four lakes and water bodies in the FWC’s South Region.
    This permit is required pursuant to Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899. The request is part of an overall initiative in which the FWC is working with the Corps to obtain permits for routine restoration work in 95 lakes and water bodies throughout Florida.
    The public can review the request and comment on it (see link below).

    The following water bodies within the FWC’s South Region are included in the permit application:
    •Lake Okeechobee in Glades, Hendry, Okeechobee, Martin and Palm Beach counties;
    •Lake Trafford in Collier County;
    •Lake Hicpochee in Glades County;
    •Lake Osborne in Palm Beach County.

    The Corps permitting process requires the opportunity for public comment. The Corps has published a Public Notice for the proposed work on its website at: http://www.saj.usace.army.mil/Missions/Regulatory/PublicNotices.aspx. To view the notice, click on the following file number to open the Public Notice: SAJ-2015-00641 (SP-SLR). If you would like to provide comments or have any questions regarding the Corps permit process, please follow the directions included in the Public Notice. Note that the Web address is case sensitive and should be entered as it appears above.

    Click Here to read the complete Bulletin

  • Sunken Vessel in Gulfport Mooring Field, Boca Ciega Bay, near GICW Statute Mile 115, 12/19/2014

    The smaller-than-a-crab-trap-buoy marking the location of the sunken vessel is very difficult to see, even in daylight. See http://cruisersnet.net/?p=146123 for a photo sent to us by Skipper David Burnham.

    FLORIDA – GIWW – GULPORT – BOCA CIEGA BAY: Hazard to Navigation
    The Coast Guard received a report of a sunken vessel approximately 30ft in the Anchorage Area of Boca Ciega Bay. The vessel is approximately 3ft underwater and marked by an unlit white buoy in approximate position 27-43.88N 082-42.36W. Mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution while transiting the area. Chart 11411 LNM: 50/14

    Click Here To View the Western Florida Cruisers’ Net Anchorage Directory Listing For Gulfport Anchorage/Mooring Field

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

  • Follow Up on Submerged Vessel, Gulfport Mooring Field, Boca Ciega Bay, near GICW Statute Mile 115

    Our thanks to Skipper Burnham for his description of the location and depth of this underwater hazard. Gulfport Mooring Field is on the northeastern shore of Boca Ciega Bay on the lower portion of the Tampa peninsula.

    I have been remiss at reporting this submerged vessel because I had thought it was already posted on SSCN but cannot find it in the archives.
    There is a large powerboat that sunk in the Gulfport mooring area and it is marked by a small white buoy that may be mistaken for a crab pot marker except for the yellow band around the top. We cruised over this sunken vessel and found it to be lying entirely to the west of the marker buoy and not under the buoy as we had suspected. We were surprised to find less than 3 feet of water measured by our boat hook above the highest point of the sunken vessel.
    Because this sunken vessel lies quite a way south of the Gulfport fishing pier it is not a hazard to cruisers using the Gulfport Casino Dock for visiting Gulfport unless their approach is close by the Trawler with the light green hull that is moored to the west of the sunken vessel. If that light green hulled Trawler is NOT on her mooring, as usual, the sunken wreck is a poorly marked shallow water hazard that does not show up on Google Earth.
    David Burnham

    Through Skipper Burnham’s efforts, the USCG has issued Notice to Mariners. Thank you David Burnham! This is the Boating Community at its Best!!
    The Notice to Mariners and David’s correspondence is copied below:

    Larry,
    The USCG has located the 30′ Power Yacht that sunk in the Gulfport, Florida mooring area on June 4th and it is now on the Notice to Mariners with a GPS approximate location to help pinpoint the hazard for cruisers. I’m grateful that it hasn’t caused someone a serious problem up ’til now. I can’t help but feel that I’ve “stuck my nose” into some other Captain’s affairs although it seems irresponsible that the USCG wasn’t contacted earlier this year.

    —–Forwarded Message—–
    From: “Pauly, Darren A BOSN3″
    Sent: Dec 10, 2014 12:32 PM
    To: “burnhad@peoplepc.com”
    Subject: FW: FWD:SECTOR ST PETERSBURG BROADCAST NOTICE TO MARINERS 1164-14
    Mr. Burnham,
    I was not aware of this sunken boat until you contacted Ms. Dragon at our district office. We are currently doing a voice broadcast for this Hazard and it will go into the weekly Local Notice to Mariners and will stay there until the boat is removed. Thank you for reporting this.
    BOSN3 Darren Pauly
    Aids to Navigation Officer
    USCG Sector St. Petersburg
    155 Columbia Drive
    Tampa, Fl. 33606
    darren.a.pauly@uscg.mil
    (813) 228-2191 ext 8184 Tampa office
    (727) 502-1522 St. Pete office
    (727) 804-3972 CELL
    —–Original Message—–
    From: Darren.A.Pauly@uscg.mil [mailto:Darren.A.Pauly@uscg.mil]
    Sent: Wednesday, December 10, 2014 12:17 PM
    To: Pauly, Darren A BOSN3
    Subject: FWD:SECTOR ST PETERSBURG BROADCAST NOTICE TO MARINERS 1164-14
    DTG: 101342Z DEC 14
    Originator: COMCOGARD SECTOR ST PETERSBURG FL//SCC//
    Subject: SECTOR ST PETERSBURG BROADCAST NOTICE TO MARINERS 1164-14

    UNCLAS //N16750//
    SUBJ: SECTOR ST PETERSBURG BROADCAST NOTICE TO MARINERS 1164-14 BROADCAST UPON RECEIPT AND EVERY 4 HRS FOR 24 HRS THEN EVERY SCHEDULED BCST UNTIL 202359Z DEC 14 FLORIDA – WEST COAST – HAZ TO NAV 1. CG RECEIVED A REPORT OF AN APPROX 30FT VSL SUNKEN IN THE ANCHORAGE AREA OF BOCA CIEGA BAY. VSL IS APPROX 3FT UNDER WATER AND IS MARKED BY AN UNLIT WHT BUOY IN POSN 27-43.88N 082-42.36W. ALL MARINERS EXERCISE CAUTION WHILE TRANSITING THE AREA.

    “Life’s a reach and then you jibe”
    David Burnham
    Treasurer, Past Commodore, RIYC 2014
    Racing Chairman, Board Member, BCYC 2014-2016
    C: 843-906-8637

    12/17/2014 And here is the Week 50/14 Local Notice:

    FLORIDA – GIWW – GULPORT – BOCA CIEGA BAY: Hazard to Navigation
    The Coast Guard received a report of a sunken vessel approximately 30ft in the Anchorage Area of Boca Ciega Bay. The vessel is approximately 3ft underwater and marked by an unlit white buoy in approximate position 27-43.88N 082-42.36W. Mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution while transiting the area. Chart 11411 LNM: 50/14

    Click Here To View the Western Florida Cruisers’ Net Anchorage Directory Listing For Gulfport Anchorage/Mooring Field

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Gulfport Anchorage/Mooring Field

  • Shoaling to 3.5ft in Johns Pass Channel, Boca Ciega Bay, West Coast, 12/6/2014

    This channel shoaling is near the intersection of Johns Pass Channel and the GICW at mile 121.3 in Boca Ciega Bay. Note the recommendation to acquire local knowledge. Madeira Beach Marina would be a good source to contact.

    FLORIDA – WEST COAST – TAMPA BAY TO PORT RICHEY – JOHNS PASS CHANNEL: Hazard to Navigation/Shoaling
    The entrance to Johns Pass Channel has a project depth of 10ft. The ACOE surveys found the project depth between Johns Pass Channel Light 2 (LLNR 25585) and Johns Pass Channel Light 4 (LLNR 25600) have reported soundings as low as 7.5ft due to shoaling. Shoaling also exists between Johns Pass Channel DBN 8 (LLNR 25625) and Johns Pass Channel Light 10 (LLNR 25630) with soundings as low as 3.6ft along the northern side of the channel. Mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution while transiting these areas. Local knowledge recommended as the channel is constantly changing. Chart 11411 LNM: 48/14

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

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s Western Florida Marina Listing For Madeira Beach Marina

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Madeira Beach – Johns Pass Anchorage

  • Shoaling to Four Feet MLW in Clearwater Pass, near GICW Statute Mile 135, 12/5/2014

    This shoaling in the popular Clearwater Channel is at the southern end of the curving channel north of the fixed bridge .

    FLORIDA – WEST COAST – TAMPA BAY TO PORT RICHEY – CLEARWATER PASS – CLEARWATER MARINA CHANNEL: Hazard to
    Navigation/Shoaling

    The ACOE survey project depth between Clearwater Marina Channel Light 2 (LLNR 25730) and Clearwater Marina Channel DBN 4 (LLNR 25745) are as low as 4ft due to shoaling. Mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution when transiting the area. Local knowledge recommended as the channel is constantly changing. Chart 11411 LNM: 48/14

    Our thanks to Skipper Fuller for catching our error. The symbol has been corrected.

    The alert is in the wrong position. The actual problem area is inside the bridge, at the southern end of the curving channel that heads toward the Clearwater Marina. That channel has long been a trouble spot, and it was dredged not too long ago. It has filled in very fast.
    There is no problem in the area shown by your alert symbol [now corrected].
    Gene Fuller

    Hi Larry,
    We passed through Clearwater a couple of weeks ago. I was shocked when we saw 5.5 feet in the trouble area, at HIGH tide. (We need 5.3 feet.) A year ago the readings were more like 10 feet.
    Regards,
    Gene Fuller

     

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

  • Severe Shoaling Reported South of Anclote Key, near West Florida ICW Statute Mile 150, May 9, 2014

    This shoaling at the southern tip of Anclote Key was enough to set a Navigation Alert in May of this year, see http://cruisersnet.net/?p=140538. Obviously, the shoaling has become much more severe since May. Take care!

    FLORIDA – TAMPA BAY TO PORT RICHEY – ANCLOTE SOUTH ENTRANCE: Severe Shoaling
    Shoal exists with a depth of 2ft at high tide in approximate position 28-09-12.60N/082-50-12.00W shoal runs NW to SE between DBN 5 (LLNR 26085) and LT 7 (LLNR 26100)and extending across the channel. The Lateral Daymarks have been removed from Daybeacon 5(LLNR 26085) and 6 (LLNR 26095) and replaced with Non-lateral White Daymarks “DANGER SHOAL”. TRUB, 5 has established in position 28-09-04.908N/082-50-20.881W and TRUB, 5A established in position 28-09-16.279N/082-50-10.078W. Chart 11411

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

  • Shoaling outside Longboat Pass, south of Tampa Bay

    Longboat Pass separates Longbeach and Bradenton Beach south of Tampa Bay near Statute Mile 85. This shoaling appears to be west of the Pass between the Approach Light Mo (A) W and entrance channel marker #1.

    FLORIDA – GULF OF MEXICO – LEMON BAY TO PASSAGE KEY INLET – LONGBOAT PASS: Shoaling.
    The Coast Guard received a report of shoaling in the vicinity of Longboat Pass Approach Light (LLNR 1350/21755). Mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution transiting the area. Chart 11424 LNM: 35/14

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

  • Severe Shoaling in Tarpon Springs, Anclote River, West Florida, 8/6/2014

    The charming community of Tarpon Springs lies at the eastern end of the Anclote River, upstream of the northern terminus of the West Florida ICW. The turning basin is in the heart of downtown Tarpon Springs.

    FLORIDA – WEST COAST – TAMPA BAY TO PORT RICHEY – ANCLOTE RIVER: Severe Shoaling.
    There is severe shoaling in the center of the Turning Basin, Anclote River, Tarpon Springs in the vicinity of Anclote River Turning Basin Daybeacon 51 (LLNR 26360) and Anclote River Turning Basin Daybeacon 53 (LLNR 26365). Mariners are advised to use extreme caution while transiting the area. Chart 11411 LNM: 31/14

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

  • Jetty Construction on West Side of Honeymoon Island, north of Clearwater, FL

    Hurricane Pass, separating Honeymoon Island and Caladesi Island, leads to south St. Joseph Sound and Clearwater Harbor. These new jetties will be on the west side of Honeymoon Island in the vicinity of charted Pelican Point. Cruisers approaching Hurricane Pass from the north should avoid this construction site.

    FLORIDA – WEST COAST – TAMPA BAY TO PORT RICHEY – HONEYMOON ISLAND CHANNEL: Jetty Construction.
    Florida Dredge & Dock, LLC will commence jetty construction on or about August 15, 2014. Operations will include constructing 3 T-groins on the gulf side of Honeymoon Island centered approximately 1 mile north of Hurricane Pass. The jetties will extend 250 feet west from high water. Hours of ops will be daylight hours only, (6 days a week) Monday through Saturday. The project will run until approximately July, 2015. Further information contact Don Fletcher, Project Superintendent (727) 942-7888. Chart 11411 LNM: 30/14

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Hurricane Pass and Honeymoon Island

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