Wow, here’s a notice that sends a chill up my spine! We have charted the reported position of the exposed steel I-beam, and it lies right on the Everglades National Park boundary. Many cruisers follow this boundary because crab pots and fish traps are not allowed in park waters. I can just see someone cruising these waters at night, and meeting up with this scary piece of metal!
So if you are going to be cruising north or south past Cape Sable ANYTIME this year, be SURE to follow the “Navigation Alert” link below and make careful note of where this obstruction is located!!!!
FLORIDA-EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK-FLORIDA BAY-EAST CAPE: Hazard to Navigation.
The Coast Guard received a report of a rusted steel I-beam exposed above the waterline 1 FT at high tide and 6-7 FT at low tide I NM west of
Middle Cape Sable in position 25-09.305N 081-09.671W. All mariners are advised to transit the area with caution. [Ref: SKW BNM 054-11] Chart 11433