Notice is given to mariners that Norfolk Southern Railroad Bridge at mile 267.8 is disabled in the lowered position. A machinery failure has occurred and the bridge is unable to raise for navigation traffic.  Railroad officials have indicated the bridge repair could take up to 4 days. Vertical clearance of the bridge in the down Read More

Florida Keys Closed To Visitors

Recently Posted on the South Florida Sun Sentinel… People looking to head to the Florida Keys to seek respite from the business closures and lockdowns of the new coronavirus epidemic will have to look elsewhere. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office announced Monday that the Keys are closed to all tourists and visitors because of the coronavirus. Though Read More

Florida Gulf Coast, Government Cut Shoaling

FL – ST. GEORGE SOUND – Channel Condition Shifting channel conditions have been reported in the vicinity of St. George Island. An unlit red nun has been temporarily established, St. George Island Buoy 2A (LLNR TBD) in position 29-37-09.213N 084-57-45.822W (29°37.1536N / 084°57.7637W, 29.619226 / -84.962728), in 6.6 feet of water. Mariners are urged to Read More

Florida, Lake Okeechobee Marina Entrance Shoaling

The U.S Coast Guard has received a report of extremely shallow water levels in the marina entrance to Pahokee Marina in Lake Okeechobee in approximate position 26-49.36N/080-40.54W. When the lake water levels fall below 12.5ft the water depths in the marina entrance become extremely shallow, less than 6ft. Vessels that draw greater than 4ft should Read More

Florida, Matanzas River Navigation Aids Hazard

Matanzas River Light 1 (LLNR 39035) destroyed. The remains of the wreckage poses a hazard to navigation. A TRLB WR1 displaying Fl Q G characteristics has been set approximately 4.6 yards in approximate position 29-54-19.282N/081-17-44.060W. Chart 11485 Matanzas River Daybeacon 66 (LLNR 39470) reported destroyed. The remains of the wreckage may pose a hazard to navigation. Read More

South Carolina, Winyah Bay, South Island Ferry Landing Dock Replacement

Summary:  South Island Ferry Landing Dock Replacement Intracoastal Waterway, Georgetown County, SC Repairs to the South Island Ferry Landing in Georgetown, SC will occur from March 15 to May 1, 2020.  A crane barge will be spudded down in the Intracoastal Waterway adjacent to the federal channel. The work should not interfere with marine traffic Read More

Florida, Lake Okeechobee, Lake Levels Update

U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District Data Ending  2400 hours 14 MAR 2020     Today’s Lake Okeechobee Stage = 12.38 (Feet-NGVD29) Today’s Route 1 Navigational Depth ≈ 6.32 Feet Today’s Route 2 Navigational Depth ≈ 4.52 Feet Bridge Clearance = 51.21 Feet Feet Report Generated 15MAR2020 @ 11:07** Preliminary Data-Subject to Revision** Due to the changing Read More