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  • 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.

  • 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

  • Maintenance On Park Boulevard Bridge, West FL ICW Statute Mile 126

    With a closed vertical clearance of 25ft, Park Boulevard Bridge crosses the West Florida Waterway at Statute Mile 126, north of unlighted daybeacon #12 in the heart of “The Narrows.” Of particular interest to cruisers will be the proposed opening restrictions, if needed, to the Welsh Causeway at Mile 123 and the Indian Rocks Bridge at Mile 129 while the Park Blvd Bridge is in fixed open position. We will post those restrictions as soon as they are published.

    FLORIDA – GULF INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY – TAMPA BAY TO ANCLOTE – PARK BOULEVARD BRIDGE: Bridge Repairs.
    Pinellas County has hired Seacoast to repair the Park Boulevard Bridge across the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, St. Petersburg Beach, Pinellas County, Florida. From September 28 through October 29, 2014, the bridge will be left in the open to navigation position as the machinery will be removed and the bridge will be unable to function. During this time the contractor will be repairing/painting portions of the bridge from a work barge in the waterway. From October 29 through December 12, 2014, the Park Boulevard Bridge will be allowed to operate on single-leaf operations. A double-leaf operation will be available with a four hour notice to the bridge tender.
    Once the Park Boulevard Bridge is placed in the open to navigation position, the vehicle traffic will need to be detoured to Indian Rocks Beach to the north and Tom Stuart/Welch Causeway to the south. For this reason, the Coast Guard is considering placing opening restrictions on both of these bridges to assist the local communities. A coordinated effort between the Local School Board, Florida Department of Transportation and the U.S. Coast Guard is ongoing to determine the best times to leave these bridges closed to navigation during the heaviest periods of rush hour traffic and school bus traffic. As soon as the temporary restrictions are finalized, they will be published in this Notice. Chart: 11411 LNM: 33/14

    Click Here To View the Western Florida Cruisers’ Net Bridge Directory Listing For Park Boulevard Bridge

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    Click Here To View the Western Florida Cruisers’ Net Bridge Directory Listing For Welsh Causeway Bridge

    Click Here To View the Western Florida Cruisers’ Net Bridge Directory Listing For Indian Rocks Bridge

  • Destroyed Daybeacon in Matanzas Pass, Fort Myers Beach, West Florida, 8/13/2014

    North Estero Bay is accessed from the Gulf by Matanzas Pass, a popular recreation area at the northern tip of Fort Myers Beach on Estero Island. This missing daybeacon is midway between Salty Sam’s Marina to the north and Snook Bight Marina to the south.

    FLORIDA – WEST COAST – SAN CARLOS BAY – NORTH ESTERO BAY: Private Aid Hazard to Navigation
    The Coast Guard received a report of Private Aid North Estero Bay Daybeacon 14 (LLNR 18550) is destroyed and partially submerged. The aid poses a hazard to navigation. Mariners are advised to transit the area with extreme caution. Chart 11427 LNM: 32/14

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

  • Severe Shoaling in Big Bend Channel, Hillsborough Bay, Tamp, FL, 8/6/2014

    The Big Bend Channel lies on the eastern side of Hillsborough Bay and leads into a mostly industrial area north of residential Apollo Beach.

    FLORIDA – WEST COAST – TAMPA BAY – HILLSBOROUGH BAY – BIG BEND CHANNEL: Severe Shoaling.
    There is severe shoaling in Big Bend Channel and the Turning Basin. Some of the private aids marking the boundaries of the Turning Basin may not be marking best water. Mariners are advised to use extreme caution while transiting the area. Chart 11416 LNM: 31/14

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

  • 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

  • Advice on Shoaling in Longboat Pass, near Western Florida ICW Statute Mile 85.

    Longboat Pass - Click for Chartview

    Longboat Pass – Click for Chartview

    Longboat Pass separates Longbeach and Bradenton Beach south of Tampa Bay near Statute Mile 85. The shoaling described is in the Longboat Pass channel, not the intersection with the Waterway. SSECN posted a Navigation Alert for this area in 2013: http://cruisersnet.net/?p=104390

    FLORIDA- CHARLOTTE HARBOR TO TAMPA BAY – LONGBOAT PASS: Shoaling
    Shoal exists across the entire channel of Longboat Pass reaching a minimum depth of 4 feet. Shoal begins at Longboat Pass DBN 1 (LLNR 21757) and continues to Longboat Pass Bascule Bridge. Mariners are advised to transit the area with extreme caution. Chart 11425 LNM 14/14

    Claiborne, this is not a reply to your topics, but report on the gulf side entrance to longboat key bridge [Longboat Pass Bascule Bridge]. Stay away from the first green day marker. keep to the south and head for the first red and second green. once your through them it’s a straight shot to the bridge. If it is a sunny day and the water is clear, you can see the shallows by the first green. Another bit of advice is to not come out if the wind is piping up to 30 knots and anywhere from the southeast to the north west. The swells or waves can be rather large and the depth is not the best. If you draw over 5 feet, you most likely bump on the low part of the swells or waves. I went in and came out last week, quite an experience.
    Nick

    Captain Nick is correct as I live near LBK Pass and use it often in a 44-foot powerboat. You hug the red markers (RRR) and forget about the green markers that are near/in the shallow sand bar. Keep marker (shown on chart) Mo (A) 16M “LP” on your starboard (treat as green) on your approach. The natural, and rather deep channel is a “J-hook” that turns south, so boats approaching from the north would go past the inlet opening and then U-turn back to enter LBK Pass.
    Joe Curley

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

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  • Pinellas Bayway Northern High-Rise C Span nearing Completion, Western Florida ICW Statute Mile 114

    Pinellas Bayway northern “C” span crosses the ICW at Statute Mile 114, north of unlighted daybeacon #25, south of St. Petersburg. Our thanks to Skipper Julie for updating us on the new 65ft vertical clearance available (see LNM below), despite the fact that the construction is not yet complete.

    Structure C bridge is now a fixed bridge, 65′.
    Julie

    And we received this report from the Bridge Branch Chief of Operations, Michael Liebrum:

    Good Morning Larry,
    Pinellas Bayway C now looks like this, obviously not completed yet. It is published in the Local Notice to Mariners; but I thought you would enjoy the photos better.
    Mike

    Michael Lieberum
    Seventh Coast Guard District
    Bridge Branch
    Chief of Operations Section

    C Span Under Construction

    C Span Under Construction

    And here is the Local Notice to Mariners:

    FLORIDA – GULF INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY – TAMPA BAY TO ANCLOTE – PINELLAS BAYWAY “STRUCTURE C” BRIDGE:
    Bridge Construction/UPDATE.
    The Pinellas Bayway “Structure C” Bridge across Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida is being replaced with a high-level fixed bridge. This project is anticipated to start on December 15, 2011 and is expected to be completed by July 15, 2014. This work will require some waterway restrictions and closures. Vessels passing through this area are requested to contact the on-scene tug on VHF-FM channels 13/16 f or passing information.
    The main beam has been set across the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway and the vertical clearance at this location is 65 ft at Mean High Water. The old bascule bridge has been removed. LNM: 08/14 Chart 11411

    Click Here To View the Western Florida Cruisers’ Net Bridge Directory Listing For Pinellas Bayway C Span

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Pinellas Bayway C Span

  • Shoaling Hard By Anclote River Entrance, near Western Florida Intracoastal Statute Mile 150

    Anclote River Entrance Channel - Click for Chartview

    Anclote River Entrance Channel – Click for Chartview

    The shoaling described below seems be shelving to the west, on the broad swath of waters between Anclote River entrance channel marker #5 and a flashing marker #7, located well east of Dutchman Key, and marking a little used, treacherous channel, which rejoins the Anclote River passage between marker #5A and #9. Hopefully, this reported shoaling should not impede navigation in the narrow Anclote River entrance channel. However, care should be taken when approaching the westernmost set of markers from the north.

    FLORIDA-TAMPA BAY TO PORT RICHEY-ANCLOTE ANCHORAGE SOUTH ENTRANCE: Shoaling.
    Shoaling exists at the Anclote Anchorage South Entrance to a depth of 2ft at high tide in approximate position 28-09-12.60N/082-50-12.00W. The shoal runs NW to SE between Anclote Anchorage South Entrance Daybeacon 5 (LLNR 26085) and Light 7 (LLNR 26100). Mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution while transiting the area.

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

  • Hazard: Sunken Vessel, Anclote River Near Tarpon Springs FL, May 28, 2013

    Tarpon Springs - Click for Chartview

    This sunken fishing vessel in the Anclote River lies 1/2 nautical mile west and downsteam of the Tarpon Springs City Marina.

    FLORIDA-WEST COAST-TAMPA BAY TO PORT RICHEY-ANCLOTE RIVER: Hazard to Navigation.
    The F/V “SKYE MARIE” is submerged in the vicinity of Anclote River DBN 49 (LLNR 26350) and Anclote River DBN 50 (LLNR 26355) near the edge of the channel. The vessels outriggers are extending up and outwards toward the center of the channel. A TRLB displaying Q R characteristics and a 4NM range has been established in position 28-09-23.229N/082-45-47.410W in the vicinity of Tarpon Springs Sponge Dock. Mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution while transiting the area. Chart 11411

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

  • Dredging in Wiggins Pass, Gulf Coast, Naples, FL

    Wiggins Pass - Click for Chartview

    Even with the dredging done in March of this year, we have a Navigation Alert (http://cruisersnet.net/?p=92652) posted for Wiggins Pass, one of the most shoal prone inlets on the Western Florida coastline which cuts the coast between Gordon Pass and Fort Myers Beach. This channel is often dredged, but by the time the dredge disappears over the horizon, the sand is silting back in once again. However, dredging is always welcomed in this busy pass. And to be safe, we strongly recommend calling Pelican Isle Yacht Club at 239-566-1606 for up-to-date depth information BEFORE attempting entry.

    FLORIDA-FORT MYERS TO CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND WIGGINS PASS: Hydraulic Dredging.
    Orion Marine Construction Inc. will commence hydraulic dredging operations on or about May 24 2013. Operations will occur in Wiggins Pass, Naples. Orion Marine Construction will be performing preliminary construction in Wiggins Pass using a barge for equipment and other vessels. All Barges/Dredges/Tugs/Crew Boats will operate and monitor on working Channel 78 and VHF Channel 16. Hydraulic operations areas and explanations are listed below;
    Dredge JERI–B will be dredging in New Pass, Beach operations on Big Hickory Island and Orion Marine Group personnel will be performing crew transfers at Weeks fish Camping in Estero Bay. While dredging, the vessels will be displaying lights and dayboards as required, and may temporally impede the flow of traffic through the channel.
    The dredge “JERI-B” will work on Channel 78 and monitor VHF Channel 16. The “JERI-B” will operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A submerged pipeline will be utilized from the dredge to the overboard dredge material discharge area. The path of the pipeline will be properly marked IAW USCG 33 CFR 88.15. Buoys with “Caution Submerged Pipeline” will mark the submerged line. For further information contact the Project Manager Mr. Jared Rackley 904-868-9498, Mr. David Folsom Safety Officer (904) 210-2175 and/or the Project Engineer Mr. Patrick Link 813-508-1631.
    Mariners are urged to use extreme caution in the area, transit at their slowest speed to minimize wake, and proceed with caution after passing arrangements have been made. Chart 11427

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

  • Hazard: Destroyed Daybeacon, Bay Pine Channel, Western Florida ICW Statute Mile 102.5, May 2, 2013

    Bay Pines Channel - Click for Chartview

    Bay Pines channel is a narrow passage of multiple markers, which departs the Waterway eastward at mile 120.5 north of St. Petersburg. The destroyed aid to navigation, #11, is the eastern-most Green marker in this channel.

    FLORIDA-INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY-BAY PINES CHANNEL: Hazard to Navigation.
    The Coast Guard received a report of Private aid Bay Pines Channel DBN 11 (LLNR 61250) is destroyed. The remains of the pile is partially submerged and is a hazard to navigation. Mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution while transiting the area. Chart 11411

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

  • Dredging in Doctors Pass, Naples, Florida

    Doctors Pass - Click for Chartview

    Cruisers’ Net has had a Navigation Alert posted since January of this year for Doctors Pass. This pass leads to shallow bays that do not connect to Naples Bay. Used mostly by smaller boats, Doctors Pass experiences regular shoaling, as earlier reports have shown, and has to be dredged every few years. Gordon Pass, further south, is the primary inlet serving the Naples, Florida region.

    FLORIDA-LOSTMANS RIVER TO WIGGINS PASS-DOCTORS PASS: Shoaling
    The Coast Guard has received a report of severe shoaling in two locations in Doctors Pass. The first shoal is located in approximate position 26 – 10’ – 24”N, 081 – 48’ – 48”W on the south side of the channel near Private Aid Doctors Pass Daybeacon 4 (LLNR 17730). The shoal extends approximately 20 feet into the channel. Depths of less than 3 feet have been reported during low tide. The second shoal is located in approximate position 26 – 10’ – 36”N, 081 – 48’ – 42”W on the east side of the channel near Private Aid Doctors Pass Daybeacon 14 (LLNR 17765). This shoal extends approximately 4 feet into the channel with reported depths of less than 2 feet during low tide. A temporary “Danger Shoal” buoy has been established in each location of the reported shoaling. Mariners are reminded that these temporary buoys are not charted and the positions may not be reliable due to changing conditions. Mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution while transiting Doctors Pass. Chart 11430

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

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

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

  • Bridge Security Zones, Tampa Bay Area, August 25 to August 31

    The Coast Guard will enforce 15 temporary security zones around certain bridges on the waters of Pinellas County and Tampa Bay during the 2012 Republican National Convention. The security zones will be in effect from Sat. Aug. 25 at 12:01 p.m. until Fri. Aug.31 at 1:00 a.m. All vessels and boaters are prohibited from loitering, anchoring, stopping, or mooring on waters within 50 yards of the designated bridges, during the times and dates listed below. Please note the security zones will be enforced 24-hours daily for the Gandy Bridge, Howard Franklin Bridge, and Courtney
    Campbell Causeway. However, expeditious transit through the security zones will be authorized.

    Although much of the security plan is sensitive law enforcement information and cannot be released, visible measures will include waterside security zones, increased harbor patrols and increased inspections of merchant and recreational boats.

    “Our multi-mission capabilities make the Coast Guard uniquely qualified as a leader in maritime homeland security,” said Capt. Sheryl Dickinson, Captain of the Port and commanding officer of Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg. “We will blend our capabilities with our maritime law enforcement partners to create a layered approach to RNC safety and security.”

    Coast Guard security boats will work with local, state and federal enforcement partners to enforce permanent and temporary waterside security zones and patrol waterways throughout the Tampa Bay region. Violators are subject to a maximum penalty of six years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine.
    http://coastguardnews.com/

  • Dredging in Hurricane Bay, Fort Myers, FL

    This west coast dredging operation is in Hurricane Bay, east of the Gulf Waterway in Fort Myers. Navigation of the Waterway should not be affected.

    FLORIDA-WEST COAST-FORT MYERS TO CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND WIGGINS PASS-HURRICANE BAY: Dredging Operations.
    Energy Resources, Inc. will commence dredging operations on or about the week of July 9, 2012. The project is dredging a 40’ wide channel from Port Carlos Mobile Home Park approximately ½ mile to the main channel in Hurricane Bay in south Fort Myers, Florida. This channel is approximately 0.9 mile northeast of the highway 865 bridge at Fort Myers Beach. The operations will be during daylight hours only. The Dredge “NATE” will monitor VHF FM channel 16 and will be supported by a small 24ft tender boat “Lucille”. The only floating pipeline that is in the channel will be directly adjacent to the dredge. The project is expected to be completed in 90 days. For further information contact Energy resources, Inc., Mr. Paul Reinhardt 636-532-9558. Chart 11427

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

  • 7-Foot Depths Reported in Charlotte Harbor – Peace River Channel Off the Punta Gorda Waterfront, 1/7/12

    Marker #3A, from which the shoaling reported below (cherry picked from the Local Notice to Mariners) extends into the Charlotte Harbor/Peace River channel, lies just north of the Punta Gorda waterfront, and a short hop northwest of the marked entry passage to Fishermens Village Marina. While most of us can cruise through 7-foot soundings without any problem, a look at chart 11426, does suggest these shallows are encroaching from the north and northeast, southwest of Live Oak Point. Someday, the 5 and 6-foot soundings adjacent to this point of land could shelve into the main channel, but, fortunately, that day is not yet here.
    Nevertheless, in an abundance of caution, the Salty Southeast Cruisers’ Net is declaring a Navigational Alert for these waters.

    FLORIDA-CHARLOTTE HARBOR TO TAMPA BAY-CHARLOTTE HARBOR: Shoaling.
    Shoaling has been reported to depths of 7ft extending from the vicinity of Charlotte Harbor Channel Buoy 3A (LLNR 19915) channel ward to the center of the channel. Mariners are advised to use extreme caution when transiting this area. Charts 11425 11426 11427

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To A “Navigation Alert” Position at Marker 3A on the Charlotte Harbor/Peace River Channel

  • Grounded Vessel in Tampa Bay

    This grounded sailing vessel is in Tampa Bay south of marker #6 in Gadsen Point Cut.

    FLORIDA-WEST COAST-TAMPA BAY-LITTLE MANATEE RIVER: Hazard to Navigation.
    The Coast Guard has received a report of a 30ft sailing vessel aground approximately 1 NM north of the Little Manatee River Entrance in position 27-44.339N 082-29.263W. All mariners are advised to transit the area with caution. [Ref: STP BNM 1359-10] Chart 11416

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

  • Sunken Chain Reported West of Crystal River Barge Canal (Florida’s Big Bend Region), 11/14/11

    We have plotted the reported position of the “sunken chain” detailed in the cherry picked “Local Notice to Mariners” below, and it lies some 1.6 nautical miles west, of the westernmost of the barge canal markings which eventually split into two marked passages farther to the east. All these complicated channels are found between the Crystal and Withlacoochee Rivers.
    Cruisers plying the Big Bend region between the Crystal and Withlacoochee Rivers should avoid this hazard, and be on the lookout for the “danger sign” described below, which marks this obstruction.
    The Salty Southeast Crusiers’ Net is establishing a Navigational Alert for these waters.

    FLORIDA-WEST COAST-CRYSTAL RIVER TO HORSESHOE POINT: Hazard to Navigation.
    The Coast Guard received a report of an anchor 450ft of chain dropped 20NM west of Crystal River Barge Canal in approximate position 28-55.5N – 082-59.9W. A 24” buoy and a danger sign are marking the hazard. Mariners are requested to exercise caution while transiting the area [Ref STP BNM 1148-11] Chart 11408

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To A “Navigation Alert” Position at The Reported Position of the Sunken Chain Described Above

  • “Wave Attenuators” Being Added to Bird Sanctuary South of Alafia River Channel (Tampa Bay – Hillsborough Bay)

    Sounds like it might be a good idea to enter and exit the Alafia River channel at no-wake speed until this project is complete.

    FLORIDA-WEST COAST-TAMPA BAY-ALAFIA RIVER-SUNKEN ISLAND BANK BIRD SANCTUARY’S WESTERN ISLAND: Installation of Wave Attenuation Devices
    Audubon of Florida will be installing concrete Wave Attenuation Devices on the shoreline of Alafia Bank Bird Sanctuary’s western island, south of the Alafia River Entrance Channel. This installation will commence on Monday September 26, 2011 and is expected to occur daily from 7 A.M. to 5 P.M. until approximately October 2, 2011. On scene equipment will consist of two barges and a small tugboat. Mariners are to exercise extreme caution when transiting the area so as not to disrupt the construction process and contact the work crews on VHF Channel 68 or at (813) 727-5476 for further details. Chart 11416

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