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Sunken/Derelict Sportsfish Craft Reported Well Outside of Cedar Key/Main Ship Channel (Florida’s Big Bend Region)

Cedar Key, for those of you who have never transited Florida’s waterwayless Big Bend region, is a port of call between the Suwannee and Withlacoochee Rivers. There is an astounding “S” turn in this passage as one begins the approach to the village of Cedar Key, that has brought many mariners to grief.We have charted the reported position of the sunken vessel noted below, and it seems to lie well outside the Cedar Key Main Ship Channel, which many locals refer to as the “Seahorse Key Channel.” Thus, this derelict will hopefully be of little concern to cruising mariners.

FLORIDA-WEST COAST-CRYSTAL RIVER TO HORSEHOE POINT- CEDAR KEYS MAIN CHANNEL: Hazard to NavigationThe Coast Guard received a report of a 27FT BLUE derelict sport vessel submerged 1320 yards NW of Cedar Keys Main Channel Light 7 (LLNR 29765 [29°5.0206N / 083°3.9339W, 29.083676 / -83.065565]) with 15FT of its mast above the waterline in approximate position 29-05.45N 083-04.51W (29°5.4500N / 083°4.5100W, 29.090833 / -83.075167). All mariners are advised to exercise caution while transiting the area. Chart 11408Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of the Cedar Key Main Ship Channel Near the Site of the Derelict Noted Above

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