Back on 8/28/12, we posted a “Navigation Alert” message about shoaling north of St. Augustine, 1.5 nautical miles north of the Vilano Beach Bridge, and hard by marker #54 (see /?p=95521). Now, in the message below, cherry picked from the latest Local Notice to Mariners, we have confirmation of this shallow water.
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FLORIDA-ATLANTIC INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY-TOLOMATO RIVER TO PALM SHORES-TOLOMATO RIVER: Shoaling.
The Coast Guard received a report of shoaling near Tolomato River Light 54 (LLNR 38830 [29°56.5933N / 081°18.6912W, 29.943221 / -81.311520]) north of St Augustine Inlet forming adjacent to the channel. Mariners are advised to exercise caution while transiting the area. Chart 11485