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    • Boatlines May 7 from Marine Industries of the Treasure Coast, Martin County, FL


      Martin County Florida
      Vero Beach Marina
       Fort Pierce City Marina 1 Avenue A, Ft. Pierce, FL 34950 Toll Free (800) 619-1780 (772) 464-1245 Facsimile (772) 464-2589

      At the intersection of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway and the Okeechobee Waterway, Martin County, A CRUISERS NET SPONSOR, is a hub of boating activity and events of interest to boaters.

       
       
       
       
       
      Interested in being featured in the 2019 Marine Business Guide?
       
      Well, Now is your chance!
       
      We are still accepting artwork to put in our marine business guide
      The Deadline to submit is June 3rd.
       
       
      If you have any questions please contact Michele or Kelsey at karnold.miatc.com or
      (772) 692-7599
       
       
      Lionfish Social
       
      Pirates Cove
      May 23rd 5:30-7:30
      $15 Members $20 Non-Members
      Guest speaker
       
       
       
      May Classes at Chapman School of Seamanship
       
      Career Classes:
      OUPV (Less than 100 GRT) 4/9/19 – 4/17/19 (Evening Class)
      Master/Mate (Less than 100 GRT) 4/8/19 – 4/20/19
      Upgrade from OUPV to MASTER (Less than 100 GRT) 4/18/19 – 4/20/19
      Upgrade from MASTER (Less than 100 GRT) to MASTER (Less than 200 GRT) 4/23/19 -4/26/19
      Commercial Assistance Towing 4/18/19
      MROP – Marine Radio Operator’s Permit 4/11/19
       
      Recreational Classes:
      CPC 100 Boating Essentials 4/13/19 – 4/14/19
      CPC 200 Powerboat Handling 4/6/19 – 4/7/19
      CPC 2000 Coastal Cruising 4/8/19 – 4/12/19
       
      MIATC Board of Directors
       
       President:       John Yudin of Guy Yudin & Foster
      Vice President:   Bill Biggs of Riverwatch Marina
      Secretary:       Artie Olson of Vero Marine Center
      Past President:   Mike Kiefer of Kimley-Horn & Associates
         Director:         Gail Byrd of Coastal Realty of Stuart
         Director:         Dan Dietz of Dietz Enterprises
         Director:         Gary Geurtin of Coastal Angler – Treasure Coast/Bahamas
         Director:         Eric Hruska of Hinckley Yachts   
         Director:       Mike Kiefer of Kimley-Horn & Associates
         Director:          Butch Olsen  of Pt. Salerno Commercial Fishing Dock Authority
         Director:        Debbie Skidmore of Water Pointe Realty Group
         Director:         Jim Truslow of Boat Owners Warehouse
       
      Michele Miller                                        Debbi Czerniak    
       Director of Operations                              Communications Coordinator
       mmiller.miatc@gmail.com                dczerniak.miatc@gmail.com 
       
      MIATC | PO Box 1639Stuart, FL 34997

       

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    • Atlanta Magazine: 10 Reasons You’ll Fall in Love with the Treasure Coast, Martin County, FL


      Martin County Florida
      Vero Beach Marina
       Fort Pierce City Marina 1 Avenue A, Ft. Pierce, FL 34950 Toll Free (800) 619-1780 (772) 464-1245 Facsimile (772) 464-2589

      At the intersection of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway and the Okeechobee Waterway, Martin County, A CRUISERS NET SPONSOR, is a hub of boating activity and events of interest to boaters.

      10 Reasons You’ll Fall In Love With The Treasure Coast
      Atlanta Magazine

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    • Sea Turtle Season is Here! Marine Industries of the Treasure Coast, Martin County, FL


      Martin County Florida
      Vero Beach Marina
       Fort Pierce City Marina 1 Avenue A, Ft. Pierce, FL 34950 Toll Free (800) 619-1780 (772) 464-1245 Facsimile (772) 464-2589

      At the intersection of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway and the Okeechobee Waterway, Martin County, A CRUISERS NET SPONSOR, is a hub of boating activity and events of interest to boaters.

      May 2019
      Registration is now open for Hobe Sound Nature Center’s famous turtle walks! These popular Sea Turtle Nesting Walks are offered on Thursday and Friday nights from May 23 to July 26. Numbers are limited to 30 people per walk and spots fill up very quickly – so make your reservations early!
      Roadtrippers, travel experts and beloved brand, recently stopped by Martin County for a trip full of fun in the sun. Click the link above to find out why Roadtrippers thinks Martin County can help you find your sense of adventure! 
      Have you ever strolled under the banyan trees on Bridge Road in Hobe Sound? If you answered “no,” then plan a trip STAT! If you answered “yes,” then plan a return trip! This stunning sight will make you feel as though you’re walking through a Floridian fairytale.
       
      Whether you seek tranquility or exploration, discover your Martin County match in the myriad of adventures that await you at this beautiful destination.

      For more beautiful Martin County photography, follow us on Instagram. Share your photos with #DiscoverMartin and #ProtectOurParadise for the chance to be featured in our new eNewsletter.

       
       
      Martin County BOCC, 2401 SE Monterey Road, Stuart, FL 34996

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    • NAV ALERT: Possible Submerged Obstruction, Vero Beach, AICW Statute Mile 951


      Our thanks to author and experienced cruiser Robert Sherer for this report from his Facebook page, Bob423. The reported obstruction appears to be near marker 136 less than a mile north of the Merrill Barber Bridge.

      AREA CRUISERS NET SPONSORING MARINA

      Click Here To View the Cruisers Net’s Eastern Florida Marina Directory Listing For Vero Beach Municipal Marina

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      1. Larry Shick -  March 20, 2019 - 12:48 pm

        I have an ancient (2009) copy of Skipper Bob's Anchorages Along the ICW which says (p.86):

        "Vero Beach: Caution, favor green side of channel near R128. Rock in center at 5.5' known by locals as the 'rock pile'."

        Might this be the same obstruction?

        Reply to Larry
    • Request for Information re Cruising Northern Florida in 151 foot Vessel

      Among our readers there must be several who are experienced in cruising the AICW in a vessel this size. If so, please let us hear from you. Maybe Chief Officer Perks will take you along as Pilot!

      Good morning,

      I am currently trying to find any information I can about cruising in Northern Florida. We are a 151ft vessel with a 8ft draft. We would like to cruise the Jacksonville, St Augustine and Cape Canaveral areas. Is there anyone you recommend for me to talk with about the ICW routes and Marinas that could accommodate us?

      Thanks in advance,

      Andrew Perks
      Chief Officer – Motor Yacht Time for Us

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      1. james -  March 12, 2019 - 7:59 pm

        Hope you have good anchors. Just plan on staying near the inlets, any venture up or down the ICW from Jax or St Aug would be most difficult with your draft. Plenty of dockage for you in downtown Jax on the St Johns, but watch the currents since it rips thru downtown on the outgoing tide. Call ahead in St Aug for assistance with the inlet as it shoals as fast as they move the buoys. Port Canaveral is your best shot, no current, extremely safe inlet and once into the Indian River you will have deep ICW north and south for at least 20 miles, but no marinas outside Port Canaveral that will accommodate your size (both length and mass) pushing on their docks.

        Reply to james
      2. Robert Russo -  March 8, 2019 - 4:56 pm

        With an 8 foot draft , parts of the ICW can only be safely run at high tide. After leaving Haulover as you arrive at Daytona, do not take any of the side channels. Just before Matanzas, make sure you hug the GREEN side of the channel. Recommend taking bridge of lions at the start of an incoming tide. You will be pushed to the west side of the bridge during transit.

        I’ve pushed 200’ barges on the route with a 7 foot draft so it’s doable with care

        Reply to Robert
    • Atlantic Magazine Visits Vero Beach, FL AICW Statute Mile 952


      Vero Beach Marina

      Vero Beach is home to Vero Beach Municipal Marina, A CRUISERS NET SPONSOR. The marina lies on the eastern shores of Bethel Creek, northeast and north of the Vero Beach/Merrill Barber high-rise bridge.

      Fall In Love With Vero Beach
      Atlanta Magazine

      Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s Eastern Florida Marina Directory Listing For Vero Beach Municipal Marina

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    • LNM: USACE 2019 Manual for Locking Procedures

      Our thanks to Specialist Erica Skolte for this record length Local Notice. This information is essential for safely locking through, especially during storms and emergencies, and should be kept near your steering station.

      Notice to Navigation 2019-001 Guidance for Canaveral and Okeechobee Waterway Locks (EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT LOCK PROCEDURES!)

      All, please share widely with other interested parties, including our post of Facebook https://twitter.com/JaxStrong and on Twitter @JaxStrong.

      Reminder:
      If you lock through Canaveral or the Okeechobee Waterway, please put the numbers for the Corps locks into your phone. Remember to listen to any direction offered by the lock operator to ensure everyone’s safety as you lock through!

      W.P. Franklin Lock 239-694-5451
      Ortona Lock 863-675-0616
      Moore Haven Lock 863-946-0414
      Port Mayaca Lock 561-924-2858
      St. Lucie Lock 772-287-2665
      Canaveral Lock 321-783-5421
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      Notice to Navigation
      Notice to Navigation: 2019-001 Guidance for Canaveral and Okeechobee Waterway Locks
      Read the NTN: https://www.saj.usace.army.mil/Missions/Civil-Works/Navigation/Notices-to-Navigation/Notice-to-Navigation-2019-001-Guidance-about-Canaveral-and-Okeechobee-Waterway-Lock-procedures/
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      Notice to Navigation: GENERAL:
      Reference revised Regulations, 33 C.F.R. 207.300, and their tributaries; use, administration, and navigation, and 33
      C.F.R. 207.800, Collection of navigation statistics.

      The following information is furnished in addition to the above-referenced regulations to provide guidance about the procedures, control, and management of the locks on the Okeechobee Waterway and Canaveral Harbor Lock. Suggested towboat operations are also included that will enhance safety and reduce damage to Government structures, commercial vessels, and recreational craft.

      SAFETY:

      1. Vessels shall not pass under dam or spillway gates when they are out of the water and the river is flowing freely through the gate openings.

      2. Lockage of leaking, listing vessels or overloaded vessels may be refused. Leaking, listing vessels or overloaded vessels shall be moored in a location outside of the channel and outside of the Arrival Point so as not to interfere with passing navigation.

      3. All craft and tows approaching a lock, within a distance of 200 feet of the upper or lower lock gates, shall proceed at a speed not greater than two miles per hour (rate of a slow walk) during normal flow conditions.

      4. All tows entering the lock shall be properly aligned with the guide or lock wall.

      5. It is the responsibility of the vessel operator to provide adequate mooring lines. The lock operator may require mooring lines to be replaced with satisfactory lines before lockage is made if the lines appear to be of such quality, size, or condition that would make safe lockage questionable.

      6. All towboat crews, while locking or moving a tow into or out of a lock chamber, must station themselves to preclude the possibility of being injured by the parting of a cable or line under strain. Single part lines only will be used to check a moving tow. Working lines shall be kept dry and in good working condition to allow lines to be worked properly and to prevent injury to personnel.

      7. Towboat crewmembers shall not jump between moving tows and lock or guide walls while preparing for lockage, locking, or departing lock

      8. Tabulated below are the minimum numbers of vessel personnel required for handling lines during lockages. The captain/pilot cannot act as a deckhand.

      9. All vessels, when in the locks, shall be moored and/or moved as directed by the lock operator.

      10. Commercial towing companies shall ensure that vessel operators and boat crew members have received orientation and training in all aspects of deck work and lockage procedures to ensure the safety of personnel, floating plant, and structures.

      11. All cylinders or containers holding gases or liquids under pressure or any other chemical or substance shall be securely fastened to the hull of the vessel to prevent their rolling overboard into the lock chamber.

      12. All containers holding paint, gasoline, or other volatile materials shall be securely fastened with tight fitting covers.

      13. The sides of all vessels passing through the locks shall be free from projections that may damage lock structures or Manatee Protection System sensors. Suitable fenders shall be used with all commercial tows passing through the locks to prevent damage to the lock walls and structures. Fenders shall be cylindrical in shape and no less than 6 inches in diameter. The fenders shall be used on guide walls and lock chambers to protect the structures. The fenders shall be manufactured or fabricated for the purpose of fendering, using woven rope; laminated, molded reinforced, natural, or synthetic rubber, or other suitable material. Single, double, or triple strands of mooring line, with or without knots, and old tires will not be considered as suitable fenders. Lock operators may refuse lockage to all commercial and recreational vessels and/or tows not conforming to the above.

      OPERATIONAL ASPECTS:

      PART A. RECREATIONAL CRAFT

      1. Commercial fishing craft and Vessel Delivery craft are included in the classification “recreational craft” when considering the precedent at the locks. Operators of recreational craft and their passengers are required to wear Coast Guard approved PFDs during lockage. All vessels will be required to turn off engines during lockages to include bow thrusters.

      2. Personal watercraft of the “sit-down” variety, (those you sit on and ride), will be accepted for lockage. The “stand-up” variety, (those that require the vessel to be moving for the operator to be out of the water), will not be accepted for lockage unless the craft is tied off to and locked through with an approved vessel, and the operator of the “stand-up” craft boards the approved vessel. Operators of personal watercraft and their passengers are required to wear Coast Guard approved PFDs during lockage.

      3. Kayaks and canoes will be locked without other vessels in the chamber for safety reason. Operators and their passengers are required to wear Coast Guard approved PFDs during lockage.

      4. Paddleboards, sailboards and surfboards will not be locked.

      5. Lock operators may refuse lockage to all commercial and recreational vessels and/or tows not conforming to the above.

      PART B. COMMERCIAL TOWS

      1. Lock Personnel will monitor the Marine Channel 13. All tows awaiting lockage shall monitor the appropriate lock channel at all times.

      2. Radio communications between a lock and an approaching tow are required at all times. All tows shall have a positive two-way voice communication between the pilot and the head of the tow to facilitate proper and safe approach to the lock guide wall and subsequent entrance into the lock chamber. All tows that decide to switch to another channel during the locking process for communication with their deckhands will be required to inform the lock personnel as to what channel they are changing to. Prior to beginning each lockage, procedural aspects of the lockage will be coordinated between the lock and vessel operators in an effort to insure a mutual and thorough understanding of the locking procedure.

      3. At no time will a tow or barge be left unattended. Tows will not tie off to mooring dolphins overnight or any unnecessary length of time during hours of operation.

      4. Under normal conditions, tows that can be arranged to avoid a double lockage shall be rearranged prior to approaching the lock. Non-compliance will result in not being assigned a lock turn, until tow has been rearranged to comply or until no other vessel awaits lockage. In a knockout lockage, the towboat shall be placed in the hole alongside the rear barges and should be located sufficiently forward to allow for ample clearance between its stern and the gates. While exiting from any lockage, the towboat shall proceed slowly to reduce backwash action and possible damage to lock gates.

      5. Towboats, when entering a lock, must remain fully attached to the barges until the tow has been stopped and properly moored. Barges within the tow configuration must be properly cabled. Lockage may be refused if lock operator considers barge couplings inadequate.

      6. When leaving the lock in down bound movement, rearrangement of tows in motion will be permitted while passing out of the lock at the discretion of the lockmaster. If there is a floating plant, bridges, or other structure located immediately downstream from the lock, these procedures shall not be used.

      7. Lockage lengths in excess of 230 feet, but not more than 245 feet, will be permitted in a 250 foot chamber with the following conditions:
      a. The vessel operator shall inform the lock operator by radio, prior to arrival, as to the precise overall length of an integrated tow (single lockage) or the cut lengths of a multiple lockage, the number of barges in the tow, cargo type, and tonnage. Failure to provide all information may result in refusal of lockage.
      b. The pilot shall be in the pilothouse and be in constant radio contact with lock personnel during the entire lockage procedure.
      c. Experienced deck personnel shall be stationed at each end of the tow to monitor movement.

      8. When requested, the pilot of the towboat shall provide an accurate description of the contents of any covered or tank barge in their tow. Transiting of the locks with unknown cargos will not be permitted. All towboat pilots are required to provide accurate, detailed information concerning commodity classification and tonnage. Lockage turn may be forfeited if tow pilots do not provide this data.

      9. All deck barges loaded with rock, scrap material, construction equipment and other material shall be loaded to allow for safe passage of crew members along the edge of the barges. A minimum of 2 feet of clear space shall be maintained along the edge of all of the barges. To protect the lock walls and equipment, nothing loaded on the barge shall extend beyond this 2-foot clear space from the edge of the barge. The barges shall be loaded such that the material does not move or fall into the 2-foot wide clear space while moving or transporting the barges. Additionally, material shall be loaded on barges such that it will not become dislodged or moved during the locking process, possibly falling off the barge into the lock chamber or coming to rest protruding off the edge of the barge. Lock operators may refuse lockage to all commercial tows not conforming to the above.

      10. When moving or making up tows prior to leaving the lock in an upbound movement, towboat operators are required to keep all barges secured to the lock or guide wall. Generally, the deckhand will not release snubbing and holding lines from the lock or guide walls until the towboat is properly secured to the tow. For a single lockage, with a towboat only set over, deviating from this procedure will be allowed if the immediate situation will permit

      safe departure under power and a lock operator walks a line out with the tow until the towboat is again adequately secured to the tow. However, when moving barges from the lock chamber, it is the responsibility of the vessel master to assure that adequate lines and personnel are available for safe handling and mooring of the tow or sections to the lock or guide walls. Sufficient personnel shall remain with the other sections to assure its security.

      11. It is the responsibility of the Vessel Master to ensure that deckhands that are assisting with lockages are familiar with the location and proper use of life saving devices or rescue equipment such as safety blocks and ring buoys and are wearing Coast Guard approved PFDs during lockage.

      12. Outdraft warning signs are not used on the Okeechobee waterway or at Canaveral Harbor Lock. All tow boat operators upon request when calling a lock system will be provided with the Dam Gate opening, if applicable and available, the upper and lower river gages and the current river predictions as provided by the National Weather Service. All Decisions concerning the existence of an outdraft and the effect of said outdraft will have upon their tows will be made by each vessel operator.

      13. Waterways Action Plans provides the marine industry, U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), States and local governments with a plan for facilitating the safe and orderly movement of traffic during extreme conditions on the inland rivers.

      14. Barges will be moored to the lock wall at all times during the lockage cycle. On all lockages, deckhands will not remove mooring lines until signaled to do so by the lock operator. This will be done by use of a whistle or by verbal command. On knockout single cut lockages, once the deckhand has been signaled to remove the mooring lines, the tow boat may proceed out of the chamber and the tow boat may face back up to the tow as the tow moves forward. If requested by the deckhand, the lock operator will assist to moor the tow to the lock wall once the tow has moved a sufficient distance along the wall so that the tow boat can face up to the tow. On all set-over lockages, the tow will move far enough along the wall to provide room to set the barges back over and face up to the rest of the tow. The tow will then be moored to the wall until the face up process is completed. The lock operator will then remove the mooring lines at the request of the deckhand. On all multiple cut lockages, the cut will be pulled from the chamber using the assistance from a helper boat. The tow will then be moored to the wall outside of the chamber until the remaining cuts of the tow have been faced up to the first cut. Once the tow is faced up and ready to depart, the mooring lines will be removed by the lock operator at the request of the deckhand.

      15. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers maintains an eight foot channel depth. Draft of vessels: No vessel shall attempt to enter a lock unless its draft is at least three (3) inches less than the least depth of water over the gate sills. Information concerning control depth over sills can be obtained from the District Navigation Charts. For general purpose information Route 1 has a maximum recommended of 8 feet @ 14.00 ft NGVD 1929. Route 2 has a maximum recommended draft of 6 feet @14.00 ft NGVD 1929

      PART C: LOCK OPERATIONS DURING TROPICAL STORMS, HURRICANES AND HIGH WATER EVENTS

      Notice is given that 72 hours prior to a Tropical Storm or Hurricane making local landfall locks will be open 7 AM to 10 PM supporting vessel safe harbor passage. Lock operations will stop 8 hours prior to land fall as Rail Road and drawbridges will be lowered or rotated and locked into a secure position. It’s important that all vessels are at their intended destination before bridges are secured and passage across the waterway suspended. No mooring will be allowed at any lock, approach walls or dolphins during a storm event.

      For Lock Operator safety the locks will:
      1. Stop locking vessels or working outdoors if lightning is observed within five miles of the lock and operations will not resume until lightning has not been seen in the area for 30 minutes.
      2. Stop locking vessels when winds exceed 35 MPH.

      After a storm it could be days or weeks before the waterway is reopen depending on damage to structures and how quickly debris creating navigation hazards can be removed.

      Operations during high water and floods in designated vulnerable areas: Vessels operating on these waters during periods when water stages exceed the level of “ordinary high water,” as designated on Corps of Engineers’ navigation charts, shall exercise reasonable care to minimize the effects of their bow waves and propeller washes on river banks; submerged or partially submerged structures or habitations; terrestrial growth such as trees and bushes; and man-made amenities that may be present. Vessels shall operate carefully when passing close to levees and other flood control structures and shall observe minimum distances from banks which may be prescribed from time to time in Notices to Navigation Interests. Pilots should exercise particular care not to direct propeller wash at river banks, levees, revetments, structures or other appurtenances subject to damage from wave action.

      Lock operators have no means of pulling tows from the chamber An assist tow will be required of sufficient size to maintain safe control of the tow in any wind or current condition.

      Lock hours are based on USACE Inland Marine Transportation System (IMTS) Standard Levels of Service.

      Canaveral Harbor:
      Canaveral Lock 6:00 AM to 9:30 PM Daily (Last lockage starting at 9:00PM)

      Okeechobee Waterway:
      St Lucie Lock 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM Daily (Last lockage starting at 4:30 PM) Port Mayaca Lock 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM Daily (Last lockage starting at 4:30 PM) Moore Haven Lock 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM Daily (Last lockage starting at 4:30 PM) Ortona Lock 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM Daily (Last lockage starting at 4:30 PM) WP Franklin Lock 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM Daily (Last lockage starting at 4:30 PM)

      PART D: USEFUL INFORMATION

      Lake Okeechobee water level can be viewed on the Corps of Engineers web site at http://w3.saj.usace.army.mil/h2o/currentLL.shtml

      Maximum vessel width and lengths are listed below for each lock. Vessels larger than the maximum dimensions will be refused lockage.

      Canaveral Harbor
      Canaveral Lock maximum vessel size 85′ X 585′

      Okeechobee Waterway
      St Lucie, Moore Haven and Ortona Locks maximum vessel size 45′ X 235′ Port Mayaca and W.P. Franklin Locks maximum vessel size 51′ X 385′

      REPAIR SCHEDULE FOR 2019

      It is anticipated that maintenance and repairs will be performed at the following locations during Calendar Year 2019. This notice may require periodic revision. It is given so that industrial waterway users may have a general knowledge of the lock outages and can plan their operations accordingly. Factors, which may affect this schedule, are the delivery of materials, repairs required but not anticipated, emergency repairs as a result of accidents, and funding.

      All interested parties should review the maintenance schedule for impact. Additional notices furnishing specific information and operating requirements will be published approximately two weeks in advance of commencing the work items listed.

      Canaveral Harbor:
      Canaveral Lock Sector Gate Manatee Screen Repair and cleaning TBD

      Okeechobee Waterway:
      St Lucie Lock and Dam Sector Gate Manatee Screen Repair and cleaning TBD
      Port Mayaca Lock and Dam Sector Gate Manatee Screen Repair and cleaning TBD
      Moore Haven Lock and Dam Sector Gate Manatee Screen Repair and cleaning TBD
      Ortona Lock and Dam Sector Gate Manatee Screen Repair and cleaning TBD
      W.P. Franklin Lock and Dam Sector Gate Manatee Screen Repair and cleaning TBD

      For up to date Lock information contact the shift operator 7 AM to 5 PM at:

      W.P. Franklin Lock 239-694-5451
      Ortona Lock 863-675-0616
      Moore Haven Lock 863-946-0414
      Port Mayaca Lock 561-924-2858
      St. Lucie Lock 772-287-2665
      Canaveral Lock 321-783-5421

      Point of contact is Gary Hipkins at 863-983-8101.

      //signed//
      Gary L.Hipkins
      Chief Navigation & Flood Risk Management
      South Florida Operations

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      Thanks for helping to get the word out!
      Erica

      Erica Skolte
      Public Affairs Specialist
      Corporate Communications Office
      U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District
      Palm Beach Gardens
      NOTE: NEW OFFICE PHONE 561-340-1527
      Cell: 561-801-5734
      erica.a.skolte@usace.army.mil
      Twitter @JaxStrong
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      https://www.facebook.com/JacksonvilleDistrict
      Jacksonville District: A team of professionals making tomorrow better
      “Keep Calm and Essayons”

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    • FOCUS ON Fort Pierce City Marina, FL AICW Statute Mile 966.5


       Fort Pierce City Marina 1 Avenue A, Ft. Pierce, FL 34950 Toll Free (800) 619-1780 (772) 464-1245 Facsimile (772) 464-2589

      Fort Pierce City Marina, A CRUISERS NET SPONSOR and a public facility, is located west of the Waterway, just south of the Fort Pierce high-rise bridge and well north of unlighted daybeacon #188.

      Many of us who enjoy cruising on coastal waters have probably heard that the “Sunset City” is San Francisco, CA.

      But do you know what city is the “Sunrise City”?
      It is ideally located on Florida’s eastern beautiful sandy shores and is …..

      Fort Pierce, Florida!

      Fort Pierce City Marina at sunrise

      Fort Pierce and San Francisco are actually “Sister Cities” with their acclaims as the Sunrise and the Sunset cities.

      Cruising southern Florida and maybe on to the Keys or Bahamas, a visit to this slice of ole Florida charm and hospitality will be well worth your time.
      The town of Fort Pierce is located on what is called Florida’s “Treasure Coast.”
      The Treasure Coast refers to the tons of treasure reportedly left at the ocean’s bottom by ships sunk in this immediate area.
      The major drawing card here is the Spanish “Silver” Fleet sunk in this area in 1715.
      Here’s a map outlining the Treasure Coast area in red for you “treasure hunters.”
      Who knows, it just might be able to help you find a Spanish coin or two!

      The city got its name from an Army post that was in the area named for Benjamin Kendrick Pierce, a career US Army officer and brother of President Franklin Pierce, hence the name, Fort Pierce. As the town gradually built near by, it took the name in 1838.

      Fort Pierce City Marina first opened in 1938, ideally located in the heart of the town’s business district and local parks.

      Circa 1948 Ten years after opening

      So much is within easy walking distance: excellent places to eat and one of our favorites is 12-A Buoy for excellent seafood. A nice stroll along Indian River Drive brings you by the Manatee Observation and Education Center, http://www.manateecenter.com and the A.E. Backus Museum and Gallery which is home to paintings by this local native of Ft. Pierce well known for his tropical landscape paintings, http://www.backusmuseum.com/.

      Also nearby are many interesting places to visit such as:

      National Navy SEAL Museum https://www.navysealmuseum.org/

      Ft. Pierce Inlet State Park https://www.stateparks.com/fort_pierce_inlet_state_park_in_florida.html

      which provide an abundance of recreational opportunities.

      The breathtakingly beautiful half-mile beach welcomes visitors for swimming, snorkeling, surfing, and scuba diving. Beachcombing, picnicking, or just relaxing on the sand are also popular activities, and a slightly longer walk or short bike ride will take you to Heathcote Botanical Gardens, https://www.heathcotebotanicalgardens.org/.

      Provisioning for your crew is rather special as each Saturday, Fort Pierce boasts one of the best farmer’s markets in all of Florida and it is ranked in the top five nationally, https://www.fortpiercefarmersmarket.com/.

      Now that has to be some kind of Farmers Market.

      Fresh baked bread

      Over seventy vendors

      And then on Wednesdays, the “Green Market” also takes place, so every skipper should be able to have some of Florida’s freshest produce aboard for all to enjoy.

      On the social side, weather permitting, the first Friday of each month there is a “Street Party” with live music where you may meet new friends, and we are sure you will have some good ole fashioned enjoyment.

      Going offshore for the Bahamas, one of Florida’s best east coast inlets is the Fort Pierce Inlet, known to be the “best all weather inlet on the east coast.”

      Fort Pierce Inlet

      The inlet and surrounding Indian River Lagoon provides many spoil islands to enjoy on day trips with the family, or kayaking, or enjoying a picnic, but also easy access to the Atlantic and world-class fishing waters…and between us “friends,” maybe find a Spanish silver coin or two.

      Spoil islands anchorage

      Spoil islands anchorage

      Fort Pierce City Marina is eighty years young as this is being published. This first-class marine facility has not only stood the test of time, but this marina continues to lead with improvements, such as their $32.8 million dollar waterfront Island protection project, new floating docks, their “first in the state” eco-friendly Storm Protection System and improved yacht friendly navigation.

      Fort Pierce City Marina in 2007…and here’s the marina in 2016 …

      You have to visit and see first hand how this marina management team has worked hard and smart to develop something very unique that not only protects its marina slips but contributes to the local sea habitat, both fish and fowl.

      Also provided for the cruising community is a new dinghy dock so cruisers can have easy and comfortable access to the town.

      Ft. Pierce City Marina provides all the amenities of home: clean comfortable facilities, free wifi, two fueling stations, complementary pump-outs, two restaurants on site, pet friendly, supply store, etc… (see marina features below).

      Fort Pierce City Marina is just south of South Bridge on the Atlantic ICW at Statute Mile 966.5. The entrance channel is relatively new, a couple years old now, just be sure your charts are current.

      Contact them on VHF #16 or #17, or
      Call via your cell phone to 800.619.1780 or local 772.464.1245.
      Web site – http://www.fortpiercecitymarina.org/

      Enjoy your stay with this team of professional marina providers. They are truly a skipper’s resource and excellent host for you as you enjoy your trip through this part of Florida. Many have come for a visit and, well, now Ft. Pierce City Marina is their home port. Let your team here at Cruisers Net know about your visit to Fort Pierce City Marina.

      Marina Features

      • Free Wi-FI
      • Complimentary pump out
      • Two Fueling stations
      • Electric (30A, 50A, 100A/110V, 220V)
      • Laundry
      • Nearby Lodging
      • Restrooms
      • Cable TV
      • Yacht/Boat Sales
      • Pet Friendly
      • BoatUS Fuel Discount
      • Ice
      • Golf Course
      • Community Center
      • Sunrise Theater
      • Water hook up
      • Transient Dockage
      • Diesel Fuel in Slip
      • Gasoline: Octane – 89/90 Non-Ethanol
      • Showers
      • Tiki-Bar
      • Supply Store/Gift Shop
      • Official IGFA Weigh Station
      • Fish Cleaning Station
      • Public Bank and Library
      • 2 Restaurants On Site
      • Public Transportation
      • Ramp
      • Farmers Market

      Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s Eastern Florida Marina Directory Listing For Fort Pierce City Marina

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      Comments from Cruisers (1)

      1. Arnold Parkinson -  November 20, 2018 - 12:07 pm

        A good article on this marina – and I have stayed there a couple of times for overnight. It is a very nice marina.
        Arnold Parkinson

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       Fort Pierce City Marina 1 Avenue A, Ft. Pierce, FL 34950 Toll Free (800) 619-1780 (772) 464-1245 Facsimile (772) 464-2589

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      Fort Pierce City Marina
      772-464-1245
      amaurer@city-ftpierce.com
      fortpiercecitymarina.com

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      Martin County Florida

      At the intersection of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway and the Okeechobee Waterway, Martin County, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, is a hub of boating activity and of events of interest to boaters.

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       Fort Pierce City Marina 1 Avenue A, Ft. Pierce, FL 34950 Toll Free (800) 619-1780 (772) 464-1245 Facsimile (772) 464-2589

      Fort Pierce City Marina, a SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, is located west of the Waterway, just south of the Fort Pierce high-rise bridge, and well north of unlighted daybeacon #188.

      Hello all,
      Hope everyone faired well during our massive storm. The Marina fared really well. All boats stayed in their slips and the docks rose and fell with the waves. We are still without power unfortunately. The substation that reacts with the Marina is still out. As soon as they get the substation up and running we should hopefully get the docks and building up and running. I will continue to keep you posted as FPUA keeps us posted.

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      TIKI BAR AND COBB’S LANDING WILL ALSO OPEN UP FOR NORMAL SERVICE BEGINNING WEDNESDAY 9/13/2017.

      THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT AND UNDERSTANDING.

      I AM ACTUALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO GOING BACK TO WORK TOMORROW.

      IF ANYONE HAS ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME VIA E-MAIL. THERE IS NO ONE IN THE OFFICE TO TAKE ANY CALLS.

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      Anne Maurer
      Fort Pierce City Marina
      772-464-1245
      amaurer@city-ftpierce.com
      fortpiercecitymarina.com

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       Fort Pierce City Marina 1 Avenue A, Ft. Pierce, FL 34950 Toll Free (800) 619-1780 (772) 464-1245 Facsimile (772) 464-2589

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      These notes from Anne Maurer, Dockmaster

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      Fort Pierce City Marina
      1 Ave A; Fort Pierce, Florida
      P:772-464-1245
      F: 772-464-2589
      www.fortpiercecitymarina.org

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