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    • Update on ATONs South of Fernandina Beach, FL, AICW Statute Mile 719.5


      Reports of shoaling south of Fernandina Beach have been coming in for several years prompting numerous comments. This shoaling and shifting channel lies c. two miles south of Fernandina Beach harbor just north of the Waterway’s turn into Kingsley Creek. Our thanks to Geologist Bill Aley for this permanent buoy update. 

      Following up on some conversations we were having this past April, we are happy to announce that the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) has finally placed permanent navigation aids to mark the new channel alignment in the problematic navigation area of the Intracoastal Waterway just south of Fernandina, FL.

      Attached is the notice from the USCG and a rough map showing existing and new permanent navigation aids in the area.

      Unfortunately, they did not mark the shoal that is north-west of green marker #3. This shoal is still a potential hazard to any boaters who may navigate directly from marker 3 toward 1B, especially at lower tides.

      Happy Thanksgiving.

      Bill Aley, P.G. | Professional Geologist

      Taylor Engineering, Inc.
      10199 Southside Blvd., Suite 310, Jacksonville, FL 32256
      Main: 904-731-7040 | Direct: 904-256-1313 | Cell: 904-545-1137
      www.taylorengineering.com
      Destin | Jacksonville | Sarasota | Tampa

      R 061925Z NOV 18

      FM USCGC HAMMER

      TO COMCOGARD SECTOR JACKSONVILLE FL

      INFO COGARD ANT JACKSONVILLE BEACH FL

      CCGDSEVEN MIAMI FL

      COGARD STA MAYPORT FL

      BT

      UNCLAS

      PASS TO OFFICE CODES:

      INFO CCGDSEVEN MIAMI FL//DPW//

      SUBJ: ATON CHANGE/IATONIS UPDATE//

      1. FERNANDINA BEACH BUOY 1A CONVERTED TO FERNANDINA BEACH DBN 1A POST

      DREDGING PROJECT.

      2. RECOVERED BUOY. ESTABLISHED (01) 50FT SPW IN 12FT. INSTALLED (02)

      03 SG-SY.

      3. POSN INFO: 30-39-46.403N 081-29-05.218W (30°39.7734N / 081°29.0870W, 30.662890 / -81.484783)

      4. REQ MPP BECOME AP.

      4. REQ BNM

      BT

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      R 061914Z NOV 18

      FM USCGC HAMMER

      TO COMCOGARD SECTOR JACKSONVILLE FL

      INFO COGARD ANT JACKSONVILLE BEACH FL

      CCGDSEVEN MIAMI FL

      COGARD STA MAYPORT FL

      BT

      UNCLAS

      PASS TO OFFICE CODES:

      INFO CCGDSEVEN MIAMI FL//DPW//

      SUBJ: ATON CHANGE/IATONIS UPDATE//

      1. FERNANDINA BEACH BUOY 1B CONVERTED TO FERNANDINA BEACH DBN 1B POST

      DREDGING PROJECT.

      2. RECOVERED BUOY. ESTABLISHED (01) 50FT SPW IN 20FT. INSTALLED (02)

      03 SG-SY.

      3. POSN INFO: 30-39-36.578N 081-29-09.609W (30°39.6097N / 081°29.1601W, 30.660161 / -81.486002)

      4. REQ MPP BECOME AP.

      4. REQ BNM

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      R 061920Z NOV 18

      FM USCGC HAMMER

      TO COMCOGARD SECTOR JACKSONVILLE FL

      INFO COGARD ANT JACKSONVILLE BEACH FL

      CCGDSEVEN MIAMI FL

      COGARD STA MAYPORT FL

      BT

      UNCLAS

      PASS TO OFFICE CODES:

      INFO CCGDSEVEN MIAMI FL//DPW//

      SUBJ: ATON CHANGE/IATONIS UPDATE//

      1. AMELIA RIVER BUOY 18A CONVERTED TO FERNANDINA BEACH DBN 18A POST

      DREDGING PROJECT.

      2. RECOVERED BUOY. ESTABLISHED (01) 50FT SPW IN 13FT. INSTALLED (02)

      04 TR-TY.

      3. POSN INFO: 30-39-52.597N 081-29-07.909(30°39.8766N / 081°29.1318W, 30.664610 / -81.485530)

      4. REQ MPP BECOME AP.

      4. REQ BNM

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      R 061907Z NOV 18

      FM USCGC HAMMER

      TO COMCOGARD SECTOR JACKSONVILLE FL

      INFO COGARD ANT JACKSONVILLE BEACH FL

      CCGDSEVEN MIAMI FL

      COGARD STA MAYPORT FL

      BT

      UNCLAS

      PASS TO OFFICE CODES:

      INFO CCGDSEVEN MIAMI FL//DPW//

      SUBJ: ATON DISCREPANCY CORRECTION

      A. COGARD ANT JACKSONVILLE BEACH

      1. FERNANDINA BEACH DBN 2 (LLNR 37987)

      2. CAUSE: ALLISON. RECOVERED TRUB. REBUILT AID IN

      18FT OF WATER USING (01) 50FT SPW. INSTALLED (02) 04 TR-TY.

      3. POSN INFO: REBUILT ON AP.

      4. REQ CANX BNM

      BT

      Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Temporary Buoy 18A

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      Comments from Cruisers (2)

      1. Bill Aley -  November 21, 2018 - 2:22 pm

        Happy cruising everyone. Hopefully this area is now more clearly marked for your cruising pleasure. Please keep aware of the still dangerous shoal on the west bank, south of marker 1B and NW of marker 3. Plenty of deepwater exists on the outside of the bends in this area.

        Reply to Bill
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