Spring Migrants: Hopefully icy waters will have receded before you begin your northern voyage home for the summer, but be prepared for missing, damaged or off-station markers in the Waterway from North Carolina onward.
HAZARD TO NAVIGATION – HEAVY ICE CONDITIONS WITHIN THE FIFTH COAST GUARD DISTRICT WATERWAYS
Due to the recent heavy ice conditions within the Fifth Coast Guard District Waterways from New Jersey to northern North Carolina numerous aids to navigation have been damaged, dragged off-station, destroyed, or missing. Some aids may be sunk or hidden beneath ice flows and may pose an extreme hazard to navigation. Mariners are advised to use extreme caution when transiting the waterways.