According to the message below, which is extracted from the Local Notice to Mariners, a sunken sailcraft with attached dinghy lies hard by the northern flank of the Caloosahatchee River – Okeechobee Waterway Channel, near marker #90, and just east of Cattle Dock Point and the entrance to Tarpon Point Marina. ALL MARINERS NAVIGATING THIS WESTERNMOST PORTION OF THE CALOOSAHATCHEE RIVER NEED TO TAKE NOTE OF THIS HAZARD TO NAVIGATION!
FLORIDA-OKEECHOBEE WATERWAY-FORT MYERS TO CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND WIGGINS PASS: Hazard to Navigation.
The Coast Guard has received a report of a partially submerged 10ft Dark Grey Dinghy attached to a 35ft sailing vessel in the vicinity of Cape
Coral approximately 100 yards north of the channel in position 26-31.8N 081-59.383W. All mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution whiletransiting the area. Chart 11426
Well, clearly sometimes we can’t trust reporting on the Local Notice to Mariners. See below!
I can see that location from my home on the Caloosahatchee. as of 1030, Sunday 20 Feb. the reported vessel is not there.