There is always plenty to do around Charlotte Harbor, especially in the Spring. Whether you are moored in Punta Gorda’s mooring field or berthed at Fishermen’s Village Marina, A CRUISERS NET SPONSOR, you will enjoy your visit to beautiful Charlotte Harbor, where Punta Gorda, also A CRUISERS NET SPONSOR, lies on Western Florida’s Charlotte Harbor/Peace River.
NEXT WEEK’S HAPPENINGS!
Taylor Creek parallels the Beaufort waterfront and this damaged junction daybeacon marks the entrance into the creek’s channel where Green markers are the south side, starboard when entering, as opposed to port when entering the harbor-to-Taylor Creek channel.
SEC NC BNM 139-19
NORTH CAROLINA – BEAUFORT INLET AND SOUTHERN CORE SOUND (CHART 11545)
TAYLOR CREEK – JUNCTION DAYBEACON TC (LLNR 34802) RPTD MISSING DAYBOARD.
This non-ICW daybeacon is east of the Waterway’s passage through Albemarle Sound and north of the Waterway’s entrance into northern Alligator River.
SAFETY/SAFETY BROADCAST NOTICE TO MARINERS/ATON/SEC NC BNM 138-19
1. NORTH CAROLINA – CAPE HENRY TO PAMLICO SOUND (CHART 12205)
2. ALBEMARLE SOUND – DURANT ISLAND DAYBEACON 3D (LLNR 31375) MISSING.
The Gulfport Historical Society continues its educational activities for the City of Gulfport, which always has a full calendar of events for all ages and is home to Gulfport Municipal Marina, A CRUISERS NET SPONSOR, located on the northern shores of Boca Ciega Bay, easily accessible from the Western Florida ICW, just north of Tampa Bay.
Porch party postponed; annual meeting still on, but at Scout Hall
We’re not having a porch party tomorrow night.
We’ve had to postpone our Friday night (April 19) porch party because Florida has invoked the “April showers bring May flowers” clause. Tomorrow night’s forecast is not looking favorable for a walking tour and outdoor porch party.
We will still hold our annual membership meeting, except at Gulfport Scout Hall (5315 28th Ave. S.). The meeting will still take place at 6 p.m.
Once we have a date for the (hopefully much drier) porch party, we’ll let you know.
We are so sorry about this, but, well, #FloridaWeather. But, hey, bright side: This should blow the last bit of pollen out of all our yards.
Paddle to the Border is one of the many events organized by Dismal Swamp State Park at South Mills, NC. See April Programs for more ongoing events.
SCHEDULED/VA – CHESAPEAKE BAY – ELIZABETH RIVER – DEEP CREEK – DISMAL SWAMP CANAL/MARINE EVENT/SEC HR BNM 094-19
VA – CHESAPEAKE BAY – ELIZABETH RIVER – DEEP CREEK – DISMAL SWAMP CANAL
MARINERS ARE ADVISED THAT THE 2019 PADDLE FOR THE BORDER PADDLE RACE WILL TAKE PLACE ON THE DISMAL SWAMP CANAL BETWEEN NORTH CAROLINA DISMAL SWAMP STATE PARK, SOUTH MILLS, NC AND BALLAHACK BOAT RAMP, DISMAL SWAMP CANAL TRAIL, CHESAPEAKE, VA. THIS EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE BEGINNING AT 7:00 A.M. AND ENDING AT 3:00 P.M. ON MAY 5, 2019. MARINERS ARE REQUESTED TO USE CAUTION AND BARE STEERAGE WHEN TRANSITING THE AREA.
The Dismal Swamp Canal Welcome Center Docks and information are provided at the Dismal Swamp Canal Welcome Center, A CRUISERS NET SPONSOR and a NC DOT Rest Area facility, located adjacent to the Dismal Swamp State Park, offering trails, exhibits and ongoing programs in Camden County, NC.
ICW channel dredging always welcome! Let’s hope that some of that funding will migrate north to the Carolinas. See Local Notice.
Click here for Cavache to Dredge IWW Channel for Florida Counties
International Dredging Review
Future environmental concerns, such as possible sonic oil exploration, off-shore drilling, the impact of dredging, water levels in Lake Okeechobee and rising sea levels in general, all remain for our coastal waters after this past year of ecological and economic disasters of red tide and sargassum blooms in Florida.
4/18/19 Ocean circulation likely to blame for severity of 2018 red tide around Florida
4/18/19 Freshwater alternatives slimmer by the day
4/16/19 Florida’s least wanted: 10 invasive animal species that are wrecking native ecosystems
4/16/19 Your Guide to Reef Friendly Sunscreens
4/13/19 Sarasota’s hunt for red tide solutions takes many forms
4/12/19 7 things you can do to help mitigate red tide
4/12/19 Hunt for red tide solutions examines many possibilities
4/7/19 Florida Department of Health emails show agency struggled to manage algae crisis
4/6/19 Red tide life cycle hits four stages
4/5/19 A deeper look at Sarasota’s red tide outbreak: What do we really know?
3/30/19 A mysterious disease is ravaging Florida’s coral, and now it might be spreading elsewhere
3/30/19 Red tide detected off Manatee County coast
The Anna Maria Island Sun Newspaper
3/30/19 Dolphins “Alzheimer’s” Illness could signal human risk on the coast
3/28/19 Beached dolphins could be suffering from Alzheimer’s caused by toxins from algae blooms
The London Economic
3/22/19 Savannah: Rep. Carter meets with marine businesses
Savannah Morning News
3/20/19 Red tide report spells out town’s financial response
3/16/19 Humans are making oceans more acidic, NOAA warns. It could make red tide even worse
3/7/19 Florida waters remain free of red tide, except for this one county
3/6/19 Florida considers ban on certain sunscreens to protect coral reefs
WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando
3/6/19 One of Florida’s Worst Red Tides Finally Clears
3/6/19 Humans are making red tide blooms much worse. There’s one way to stop it, professor says
3/6/19 Deformed fish in Florida waters stirs questions about human effects on marine life
3/6/19 Red tide out of sight, but not out of Florida lawmakers’ minds
3/1/19 Can devastation from red tide be mitigated? Legislators look to Mote Marine for answers
2/22/19 Red tide is gone in Florida, state says
2/22/19 Toxic red tide that has devastated Florida since 2017 not detected in waters
2/18/19 7 right whale calves spotted in Florida’s Atlantic waters
KATC Lafayette News
2/18/19 GALLERY: A Guide to Whales Found in the Gulf of Mexico
The News Herald
2/13/19 Baby boom: Five right whale calves spotted off the coast of Florida
2/7/19 Major red tide outbreak could come to Panacea
WTXL ABC 27
2/6/19 What is Stony Coral Tissue Disease?
2/4/19 10000 redfish to be released in Florida after red tide killed 267 tons of marine life
2/3/19 Red fish replenishment efforts begin in Florida coastal areas plagued by red tide
WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando
2/1/19 Florida’s red tide levels hit a new low, state says. You can still find it in Manatee
This adrift pipeline is less than half mile off St. Joseph Peninsular north of Cape San Blas.
FL – GULF OF MEXICO – Adrift Pipeline
An adrift pipeline has been reported in approximate position 29-41-22.8N 085-23-05.3W (29°41.3800N / 085°23.0884W, 29.689667 / -85.384806), on April 1, 2019. The adrift pipeline is reportedly not marked. Mariners are urged to exercise caution in the area and report any sightings to the nearest U.S. Coast Guard unit.
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This destroyed ICW daybeacon marks the eastern edge of the Waterway channel through northern Biscayne Bay.
FLORIDA – AICW – WEST PALM BEACH TO MIAMI – BISCAYNE BAY: Hazard to Navigation
Biscayne Bay Daybeacon 17 (LLNR 48165) is destroyed. The remains of steel pile wreckage is marked with a TRLB WR 17 displaying a FL Q G, 4M characteristics in position 25-52-30.064N / 080-09-06.181W (25°52.5011N / 080°9.1030W, 25.875018 / -80.151717) . Chart 11467 LNM 16/19