Jug Creek cuts into the western shores of extreme northern Pine Island, north of Useppa Island. This stream provides access to shallow Four Winds Marina, and successful entry from the deeper waters of Charlotte Harbor is a trick proposition, courtesy of correctly charted Jug Creek Shoal. Marker #11, described as “missing” below, is the northernmost aid to navigation on the Jug Creek entry channel, and finding this cut without this marker will be a tricky proposition indeed. Let’s all hope it’s replaced soon. In the meantime, dust off that new Garmin GPS chartplotter, and use this electronic marvel to find the entrance to Jug Creek, without finding the bottom!
We are establishing a Salty Southeast Cruisers’ Net Navigational Alert at the position of marker #11.
Charlotte Harbor, FL. The green day board at the entrance to Jug Creek, #11 from Charlotte Harbor is missing, as of Friday, March 30, 2012. This makes finding the entrance thru the shoals difficult.