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    • Eastern FL Cruising News – AICW, Northern Indian River and Titusville to Melbourne (Statute Mile 870 to 918)

      PLEASE CAREFULLY READ OUR DISCLAIMER!

      Please Note That Postings Below From Fellow Cruisers Are Listed in Chronological Order, Based on Publication Date

      Yellow Background Denotes Navigation Alert Postings

      Light Blue Background Denotes Postings Concerned with “AICW Problem Stretches”

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    • NAV ALERT: LNM: AICW Light 64 Destroyed, FL Statute Mile 789, 11/21/2018


      North of Matanzas Inlet, this destroyed ICW light is on the west shoulder of the channel behind Crescent Beach.

      FLORIDA – AICW – TOLOMATO RIVER – PALM SHORES – MATANZAS RIVER: Hazard to Navigation
      Matanzas River Light 64 (LLNR 39465) is destroyed. The concrete pile is marked with a TRLB displaying Fl R 4s, 5M characteristics. Chart 11485 LNM 47/18

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    • Healy Report: Fernandina to Problem Stretch Matanzas Inlet/AICW Intersection, FL AICW Statute Miles 716-792


      Experienced cruisers, Jim and Peg Healy, continue to generously share their observations and advice as they make their way south for the winter. Here’s another good distance day and a good depths day. Also another report of a Problem Stretch that isn’t a problem this year! Thank you Jim and Peg! .

      Came through Fernandina Beach at low tide. The nasty curve south of the paper mill into the South Amelia River is clearly marked with floating laterals. It’s the same path that was good last spring, and it carries 8′ this fall. Just follow the markers.

      Came through the Matanzas Inlet [intersection with ICW], next day, also at low tide. There are lateral markers there, and they are correct. A couple have been moved somewhat towards the shoreline from the spring. I followed the visual center between the markers and the shoreline. The route is exciting because visually, you are very close to the shoreline. Follow the curve of the shoreline; do not cut from marker to marker. Saw no less then 7.5′ on that route. South of the inlet, where the Matanzas River straightens out, the markers are farther apart and the water is just a bit more shallow. Saw 7′ at MLLW in that short area.
      Jim

      Peg and Jim Healy aboard Sanctuary, currently at Charlotte Harbor, Punta Gorda, FL
      Monk 36 Hull #132
      MMSI #367042570
      AGLCA #3767
      MTOA #3436

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    • Banana River Marina Under New Ownership, near Cocoa Beach, FL off AICW Statute Mile 894


      Banana River Marina, off the Waterway via Canaveral Barge Canal, flanks the Banana River’s western banks near unlighted daybeacon #24 . Our thanks to Cap’n Parky for this news.

      You might like to advise boaters:
      Banana River Marina (just south of Cape Canaveral) has been acquired by one of these Developer / Building Contractor outfits. The new owner intends building houses and possibly also sell such buyers a boat slip. Thus we lose one of the lowest priced marinas on the ICW – $7.50 per ft per month. All boats (above 100) have been told to leave by the end of July.
      Mind you the Banana River has problems for many boats.

      The three bridges on the river have only 43 ft clearance – much too low for many sailing boats.
      The river is full of unmarked shallows – less than 4ft. Any boat with a higher draft – or have their propellers below the keel – should go very slow with maximum caution . The channel markers also are very poor and depth of the channel is at best around 5 to 6ft. Bluewater ocean sailors with 6ft or more keels should not even try it.

      I’m one of those leaving soon – bound for Savannah. Evading – I hope – hurricanes 😊

      Best wishes,
      Arnold Parkinson

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      1. Huggy Teddy the Bear -  August 16, 2018 - 10:12 am

        BANNANA RIVER MARINA HAS CLOSED AUGUST 1 2018 ! TODAY AUGUST 15 , THERE A RE APPROXAMATLY 30 TO 40 BOATS THAT HAVE NOT LEFT THE CLOSED MARINA ! MOST BOAT CAPTAINS HAVE RECIEVED PAPERS REQUESTING THEY LEAVE AND NOT RETURN DUE TO HOUSES BEING BUILT ! IT YOU HAVE EMERGENCY THEY MAY LET YOU IN !
        Huggy Teddy the Bear

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      2. Bob McLeran -  July 20, 2018 - 4:29 pm

        It will be interesting to see how many boats the new owners of the marina will end up with (as in abandoned) and have to pay to have removed at great expense. I’d guess that more than 75% of the boats in that marina haven’t moved in the 16 years I’ve been familiar with the marina (and former boat yard).

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    • LNM: Shoaling Reported, Matanzas River, north of Matanzas Inlet, AICW Statute Mile 792


      FLORIDA – AICW – TOLOMATO RIVER – PALM SHORES – MATANZAS RIVER: Shoaling
      Shoaling is protruding into the channel approximately 100 yards from the east to the west between Matanzas River Buoy 81A (LLNR 39535 [29°43.1379N / 081°14.7468W, 29.718965 / -81.245780]) and Matanzas River Buoy 81C (LLNR 39539 [29°42.8826N / 081°14.8003W, 29.714710 / -81.246672]). Aids have been relocated and re-established to shift the channel to the west to mark 8 feet at MLW.
      -Matanzas River Buoy 81A (LLNR 39535 [29°43.1379N / 081°14.7468W, 29.718965 / -81.245780]) relocated to position 29-43-05.621N / 081-14-47.006W (29°43.0937N / 081°14.7835W, 29.718228 / -81.246391)
      -Matanzas River Buoy 81B (LLNR 39537 [29°42.9289N / 081°14.7680W, 29.715482 / -81.246133]) relocated to position 29-42-58.118N / 081-14-49.107W (29°42.9686N / 081°14.8184W, 29.716144 / -81.246974)
      -Matanzas River Buoy 81C (LLNR 39539 [29°42.8826N / 081°14.8003W, 29.714710 / -81.246672]) re-established and relocated to position 29-42-52.526N / 081-14-45.797W (29°42.8755N / 081°14.7633W, 29.714591 / -81.246055)
      -Matanzas River Buoy 81D (LLNR 39540 [29°42.8174N / 081°14.7373W, 29.713623 / -81.245622]) remains temporarily discontinued (LNM 16/17)
      Chart 11485 LNM 15/18

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    • Harbortown Marina Fuel Update, Merritt Island, east of AICW Statute Mile 894


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      A CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, Harbortown Marina lies off the southern shores of the Canaveral Barge Canal between Sykes Creek and the Banana River. This fine facility has now expanded their ship’s store!

      Harbortown Marina – Canaveral – 12/7/17 Marina Update

      Diesel Fuel Pump Outage

      Our diesel fuel pump has been out of service for several weeks. Our fuel
      tank and fuel pump service provider has been working to identify and correct the problem(s) but repairs have taken far longer than we ever anticipated.

      The technician that will be completing the final re-wiring of the system
      will be here again on Friday, December 8th. They believe they will have the
      pump up and running within the next 24 hours, however, this time frame may change.

      We truly apologize for any inconveniences this may have caused for our loyal diesel customers. Once the pump is back in service, we will send out a follow up communication.

      If we can be of any assistance, please call us at (321) 453-0160 or stop by the office.

       

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    • Seven Seas Cruising Association Gam, Nov 10-12, 2017, Melbourne, FL

      The Seven Seas Cruising Association has long been a strong advocate for boaters’ rights, especially the right to anchor without undue restrictions.


      On November 10-12 SSCA will host a Gam in Melbourne, Florida. Way back when whalers sailed the seas, they would sometimes meet in the “middle” of a distant ocean. If the weather allowed, sails would be furled allowing the ships to drift within hailing distance. Those on the outgoing vessel would shout news of friends and family back in New England as well as send news to those back home. That was a Gam.
      For many years SSCA has called their meet-ups Gams and a number are held along the East Coast each summer and fall. The largest of these is the Melbourne Gam coming up in just a few weeks. A Gam is the perfect way to learn more about SSCA and to meet fellow cruisers, both first timers and those with years of experience. Non-members are welcome. In fact this is where folks can ask questions, learn, and discover whether the cruising lifestyle may be right for them.
      Here’s a link to the events for the Melbourne Gam.
      https://www.ssca.org/media/attachments/Melbourne_Schedule_1.pdf
      And here’s a link for registration. https://www.ssca.org/#/melbournegam/ (Remember, members will need to sign in to the website to get member pricing.
      We welcome you and your friends to the Melbourne Gam. It’s a great opportunity and a great start to your next cruise—whether that next one is your first or your twenty-first.
      Those going by boat can anchor in Melbourne and take the dinghy to the Gam. See you there!
      The anchorage is on the north side of the bridge, west side of ICW, off the restaurant Squid Lips. The dock is right by Squid Lips. The Eau Gallie Library is right next door where the Thurs. Going South gathering is and then everyone goes to Squid Lips right on the water.
      Thank you,
      Barb
      904-814-9930


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    • Report from Harbortown Marina, Merritt Island, east of AICW Statute Mile 894

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      A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, Harbortown Marina lies off the southern shores of the Canaveral Barge Canal between Sykes Creek and the Banana River.

      9-12-17:Greetings from Harbortown Marina Canaveral. The majority of our team is on site today and we are working diligently to get the marina put back together and customer ready. As it stands now, we plan to officially open the office and the boat yard on Wednesday at noon.

      Today we are focused on replacing damaged and missing dock boards to ensure our customers and team members are safe. We will then move onto collecting debris and addressing any downed trees around the property.

      In the slips we only saw one boat with substantial damage and we are reaching out to the owner personally. In the rack storage we saw some boat covers that were damaged and we will also be contacting those owners as well. All in all though, there was limited damage to the vessels.

      We have power in the main building but due to the water levels, power to the slips is still off. Unfortunately, we have no running water at the marina. We are hearing this is a part of an outage affecting more than 82,000 Brevard residents.

      The port is still closed as of now but we have heard it may open up this evening. The barge canal is actually port property, so it is officially closed right now as well. We are certainly hoping that the port traffic will lead to the water levels receding quicker.
      Once again, please continue to follow our social media pages for continual updates. We promise to provide you with updated information as it comes.

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    • New Restaurant at Harbortown Marina, Merritt Island, east of AICW Statute Mile 894


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      A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, Harbortown Marina lies off the southern shores of the Canaveral Barge Canal between Sykes Creek and the Banana River. This fine facility has now expanded their ship’s store and now has a new on-site restaurant!

      Press Release: Harbortown Marina Welcomes New On-Site Restaurant

      Island Dockside Grill at Harbortown Opening Soon at Local Marina

      Merritt Island, FL (March 23, 2017) — Harbortown Marina, located in Merritt Island, Florida, near Port Canaveral, is excited to welcome the “Island Dockside Grill at Harbortown” as its newest on-site amenity. The restaurant space on the property has recently undergone extensive renovations, and the new restaurant plans to open in mid-April. Island Dockside Grill at Harbortown will be open to the public, and is the sister location to Merritt Island’s “The Island Waterfront Bar and Grill”. All are invited to meet and greet with restaurant staff at the upcoming CFFW Marina Flea Market, to be held March 25-26, 2017, at the marina. The Island Dockside Grill at Harbortown will be cooking out and offering a limited menu.

      The original The Island Waterfront Bar and Grill is located near Banana River Park on East Merritt Island Causeway. A favorite among Merritt Island residents, the local restaurant is known for its menu offering of waterway favorites. Whether it’s seafood, burgers, salads or quesadillas, the Island Bar and Grill offers a traditional oceanside menu that is proven to be a success. Tie in a quality menu with the restaurant’s variety of live music, theme nights, and special events, and you have the makings of an instant local favorite.

      The Island Dockside Grill at Harbortown has been undergoing renovations by local construction company, Rush Construction, Inc., and is scheduled to open in mid-April.

      “We are delighted to have the owners of The Island choosing to open their second location here at Harbortown Marina. One of our most beloved amenities has always been having an on-site restaurant,” said Jan Chnupa the owner of the Harbortown Marina Canaveral. “With renovations, we’ve provided more space for bar seating and live music. We are hopeful that our customers and the public will be pleased.”

      Those wishing to catch a sneak peek at the upcoming restaurant food fare can do so at the annual CFFW Marine Flea Market, which will take place on Saturday, March 25th, and Sunday, March 26th, from 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM at Harbortown Marina. Admission and parking for the event are free.

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    • News from Harbortown Marina, Merritt Island, east of AICW Statute Mile 894


      Guest Coupon Available On Our Web Site

      A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, Harbortown Marina lies off the southern shores of the Canaveral Barge Canal between Sykes Creek and the Banana River. This fine facility has now expanded their ship’s store!

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    • Canaveral Happenings, Harbortown Marina, Merritt Island, east of AICW Statute Mile 894


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      A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, Harbortown Marina lies off the southern shores of the Canaveral Barge Canal between Sykes Creek and the Banana River. This fine facility has now expanded their ship’s store!

       
        Upgrades, Updates, and More!
      Here at Harbortown Marina – Canaveral, we are dedicated to providing a beautiful, comfortable marina for our residents and visitors to enjoy. Harbortown Marina – Canaveral has undergone several improvement projects, including new landscaping, bathroom renovations, a new marina store, and more! These changes, and the changes that are still to come, are all part of why Harbortown Marina – Canaveral is the place to be! 
        Introducing New Harbortown Marina – Canaveral General Manager: Bill Friedrich
      “I am truly excited to be part of the Harbortown Team and appreciate the warm welcome to the community. During my first month at the marina, I saw that we do a lot of things really well.  However, continuous improvement in all aspects of our daily operation will be the key to our future success.  
      I have been delighted with the facility upgrades, which were one of the first steps to enhancing both the customer and the team member experience at Harbortown Marina – Canaveral.  I can definitely say there will be more enhancements to come as we strive to be the Space Coast marina of choice.”
      Harbortown Marina – Canaveral
      2700 Harbortown Drive
      Merritt Island, FL US 32952

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      Our Fully Stocked Marina Store is Now Open!
      Harbortown Marina – Canaveral is happy to announce that our remodeled Marina Store is now open! Enjoy easy access to all of your boating needs, located right here on the Harbortown Marina – Canaveral property.
       You Have the Boat. We Have the Parts!
      The marina store carries a variety of parts, nuts, bolts, and fluids for your boat. Whether you are working on a D.I.Y boating project, or a repair, the Marina Store has what you need in-stock or available by special order.
        Your Chance to Win a Harbortown Marina – Canaveral Boater’s Bundle!
      To celebrate the opening of our new marina store, here’s your chance to WIN a Harbortown Boater’s Bundle (Over $60 Value)! 
      Here’s how to win:
      Click here to visit our Harbortown Marina – Canaveral Facebook post and answer the contest question to win!
       
      Tell us why you love keeping your boat at Harbortown Marina – Canaveral. Or, if you do not currently keep your boat at Harbortown, tell us why you love boating!
       
      Winner drawn at random. Winner to be announced on 6/28/2017.
      You must comment on the original post on the Harbortown Marina – Canaveral Facebook page by 12:00 PM (noon) on 6/28/2017 to enter!
       
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      Harbortown Marina – Canaveral
      2700 Harbortown Drive
      Merritt Island, FL US 32952
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    • Report from Titusville Mooring Field, AICW Statute 879


      Westland Marina is located on the Intracoastal Waterway in Titusville, Florida. Near Cape Canaveral, Port Canaveral, Merritt Island and Cocoa Beach

      The Titusville Anchorage/Mooring Field lies south of the Titusville harbor entrance channel. Our thanks to Roger for this report. Titusville is home to SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, Westland Marina.

      Looks like most of the mooring are stored behind the dumpsters [onshore].
      There are about 15 in the field, a long way from the tiny dinghy dock. Went in one day and a 14 ft sailing trihull was straddling the dinghy dock. Since I was going to be on land a few days, I asked about leaving my dinghy someplace out of the way. The guy said leave it where it was.
      Watch your depth near the dinghy dock ramp.
      Roger

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    • Harbortown Marina Opens New Restaurant, east of AICW Statute Mile 894


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      A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, Harbortown Marina lies off the southern shores of the Canaveral Barge Canal between Sykes Creek and the Banana River.

      The Wait is Over
      The management at Harbortown Marina is pleased to announce that the marina restaurant will soon be re-opening as Island Dockside Grill at Harbortown Marina! The new restaurant will open after a period of renovation – Stay tuned for email updates on the exact opening date.
      With a popular location already open in Merritt Island, Island Waterfront Bar and Grill owners Sue Ponte and Phil Johnson will be bringing their passion for a first rate restaurant experience here to our marina. The new Island Dockside Grill at Harbortown Marina will provide a casual atmosphere, delightful menu, top-notch service, and of course, lovely views of the marina.
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    • AICW Report, Ponce Inlet and Daytona to New Smyrna, FL


      Our thanks to Captain Richard Holtz who was able to get out on the Waterway and submit this report.

      Cruised this weekend 101616 from New Smyrna Beach to Daytona Beach and back.

      Heavy damage noted to Docks from Ponce inlet south to South of the North Causeway on the East side of the ICW. While some of the newest ones survived, more than 80% are in shambles. The CG Station Roof had issues, however the docks seems fine.
      The condominium marina just to the south {of the CG Station] was wiped out.

      Many commercial docks are total destroyed including Riverview Charlies and to the North of the inlet much of Inlet Harbor’s Fishing pier is gone. The floating gas dock at Inlet Harbor is OK however the restaurant took a significant hit. The floating docks at Down the Hatch seem fine, however the restaurant took a hit. The New Smyrna Marina-Outriggers Restaurant has no significant damage. In Daytona Beach Caribbean Jacks’ slips took a major hit.

      Surprisingly the Halifax River has somewhat cleaned itself and has less debris than expected.

      New shoaling South of Daymark Red “12” to Daymark Red “14” on the backside of Rockhouse Creek where Hunter Creek enters the ICW is significant. See /158393

      The Green Daymark “11” at the CG station is gone. The North End Jetty Beacon Ponce Inlet is gone. Many floating markers appear off station. The area to West of inlet know as Disappearing Island has significant sand shifting occurring. With the very high tides it is hard to tell what will be once normalcy returns.
      Thanks!
      Captain Richard Holtz

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    • Post-Matthew Report from Cocoa Village Marina, Cocoa, FL, AICW Statute Mile 897


      Good to know these folks are okay, but note they are not taking reservations! Cocoa Village Marina occupies the mainland side of the Waterway, just north of the Cocoa bridge and only a few quick steps from the downtown Cocoa business district!

      Just wanted to let you know how we did here:
      The staff at the Cocoa Village Marina worked days in advance, preparing for Hurricane Matthew. We are presently in the damage identification process. Restoration of power, water and internet is underway. Availability of slips will be limited until the completion of dock damage. We are presently not taking reservations for the fourth quarter of 2016.
      Thanks, Ken

      10/17 9:45AM Just a quick heads up letting you know we are now able to take limited, daily rate transient business until further notice. Thanks,
      Ken Lunden
      321-632-5445

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    • Banana River Marina, near Cocoa Beach, FL off AICW Statute Mile 894


      Banana River Marina flanks the Banana River’s western banks near unlighted daybeacon #24 off the Waterway via Canaveral Barge Canal. Our thanks to Cap’n Parky for this detailed report and advice.

      Banana River Marina, Florida. A Five Star Rating.
      Up and down the ICW and Chesapeake Bay there are nice smaller marinas at much lower costs than average. The Banana River Marina just south of Cape Canaveral is one of them. Only $7.50 per ft per mo plus metered power. No liveaboard fees or any other hidden charges.
      There are certain things to be aware of however – as always.
      1) Any sailboat with a mast higher than 43 ft cannot get under the three Banana River bridges fixed at 43ft clearance. Currently the river is about 14 inches lower than normal but that also means trouble for any boat with a draft exceeding 4ft 6 ins.
      2) Shallows are everywhere but markers very difficult to find. One moment you have 5ft of water and the next second you’re suddenly stuck on a 3ft shoal. Doesn’t matter if you come into the river from the south or the north, you face the same hazards.
      3) I strongly recommend you come in from the north via the Cape Canaveral Barge Canal. Stop off briefly at the Harbourtown Marina and with a short bike ride go to the nearby WalMart and buy a fishing chart – which at least gives you some idea of both water depths and markers.
      4) You can find the location of the Banana River Marina both on the chart and Google Earth. (Type in Banana River Marina). The approach channel to the marina is very narrow and around 5ft depth. But when you arrive at a small bridge, (which has to be opened by the Dockmaster (Tel (321) 453 7888), stay on the starboard side which is around 4ft 6ins at best.
      5) Don’t want to give you the impression that this is too much risk. Just take it easy and keep a close eye on your depth finder and you’ll be fine.

      Once safely docked, you will find this marina a very friendly laid back place indeed. With around 60 slips of differing widths, you will find at least 10 liveaboards here – many have been here for years. The toilets and showers are clean but not air conditioned. The laundry is good along with a fine exchange library. Soft drink machines are available but no marine store. There is an adjacent haul out crane and DIY yard with mechanics and other experts available for hire. There are picnic tables – but in the late afternoons the ‘no see ums’ will try to eat you alive. Inside the docks are around 6 huge manatees quietly grazing. Because of the enclosed nature of the marina, it is a fine local hurricane hole – bear this in mind should one be approaching as you too are approaching – you might find no room at the inn……

      Within an easy bike ride is a Walmart, other stores and restaurants – though liveaboards with cars will often offer a ride. I’m told there is a free shuttle bus to and from Orlando but haven’t as yet tried it. This is a great spot to see any rocket launch from the Space Center – alas not as frequently as in the heady days of Apollo.

      This is a nice peaceful old style inexpensive marina with always someone around to have a chat with or help you with some problem. My intent is to stay here at least for the winter but who knows – maybe I’ll stay around for years and feed the manatees. I could do a lot worse.

      Low slip rates, friendly environment, hurricane hole – gets a Five Star Rating in my log.
      Cap’n Parky
      MV Pisces

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    • Captain Jim Healy on St. Augustine and Titusville, FL, AICW Statute Miles 778 and 879


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      Contributing Editor, Captain Jim Healy, shares his perspective on St. Augustine, FL, home to three SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSORS and on Titusville, FL. Our thanks to Jim Healy for sharing his observations!

      St. Augustine, FL: The St. Augustine light house is open to the public; the Catholic Cathedral Basilica would be of architectural interest to all; the Fort itself (Castillo de San Marcos) is wonderful, and the docents that do the historical interpretation are excellent.  There are many restaurants within walking distance of the St. Augustine City Marina.  We like the a1a Ale House.
      Titusville, FL: Not really remarkable as a destination in itself, but the Titusville City Marina is an excellent place for boaters to stay in order to visit NASA at Cape Canaveral; the public areas and displays at Canaveral are excellent.  It’s also a great place to watch a launch, if one is scheduled.

      Jim Healy

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    • Canaveral Lock Back to Normal Schedule, off AICW Statute Mile 894


      Construction of Canaveral Lock began in June of 2015, see /149146. Local boaters will especially pleased that the work is now completed, see /156537 and /156009. Canaveral Barge Canal, with a single 600X90ft lock, crosses Cape Canaveral and Merritt Island and intersects the Waterway at statute mile 894. Our thanks to Officer Skolte for this update.

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      Canaveral Lock returns to normal operating hours 6 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. daily

      Canaveral Lock guidewall construction is complete; Canaveral lock is back to normal operating hours, 6 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. daily.
      Thanks for your patience during the construction period.
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