We sincerely thank captain and crew of the vessel “Fairwinds” for supplying the Western Florida ICW shoaling report below. A study of chart 11425 does indeed suggest shoaling along the Waterway’s western flank, south of the Tom Adams Bridge (follow “Chart View” link below), but we are not able to confirm the “head directly toward the moored boats/mangrove” advice at this time.
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The Salty Southeast Cruisers’ Net is declaring a “Navigational Alert” for these waters!
Beware shoaling south of T. Adams Bridge along the west edge of the ICW. To avoid this shoal that has formed further north than shown on the charts, turn toward the moored boats immediately after clearing the bridge (if southbound) and head directly toward the moored boats/mangrove. Note the additional shoaling north of the mooring field.