Warning of Severe Shoaling in Big Pass and New Pass, Sarasota, near GIWW Statute Mile 72
Our thanks to Jennifer Wilson for this linked report on Big Sarasota Pass which has been embroiled recently in a legal battle over dredging. Big Sarasota Pass, which has frequent channel shifts and shoals, connects the Gulf with the Gulf Waterway and the southern tip of Sarasota Bay. New Pass leads directly to the Sarasota waterfront and the entrance portion between the Entrance Light and Light 7 is constantly shifting and shoaling. Cruisers’ Net has long recommended that this pass not be used.
Boaters warned of Big Pass, New Pass hazards from The Herald Tribune