New York, State Canal System Opening

NOTICE TO MARINERS – 2020 CANAL SEASON OPENING SCHEDULE The New York State Canal Corporation today announced that much of the 524-mile Canal system will open for through navigation of the locks by July 4, 2020 as maintenance and construction projects are set to resume on a regional basis under the “NY Forward Reopening” plan. Read More

Alabama, Mississippi Lock Closures

BLACK WARRIOR AND TOMBIGBEE WATERWAY, ALABAMA TENNESSEE-TOMBIGBEE WATERWAY, MISSISSIPPI  This bulletin replaces previous bulletins #20-18, #20-49, and #20-50.  Notice is given to mariners that two locks on the Mobile District’s waterways will be shut down for maintenance this summer (FY-20). The shutdown specifics for each location are shown respectively below:  Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway – Jamie Whitten Read More

Florida, Lake Okeechobee, Lake Levels Update

U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District Data Ending  2400 hours 30 APR 2020     Today’s Lake Okeechobee Stage = 11.44 (Feet-NGVD29) Today’s Route 1 Navigational Depth ≈ 5.38 Feet Today’s Route 2 Navigational Depth ≈ 3.58 Feet Bridge Clearance = 51.91 Feet Feet Report Generated 01MAY2020 @ 09:15** Preliminary Data-Subject to Revision** Due to the changing Read More

Florida, Naval Operations, Riviera beach To West Palm Beach

The US Navy will conduct offshore testing from April 27 – July 31, 2020 with a manned submersible vehicle piloted by two personnel. The submersible will transit on the surface from Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) in vicinity of Riviera Beach west of Peanut Island, south on the ICW to the Port of Palm Beach turning basin. Read More

North Carolina, Carolina Beach Inlet Shoaling

Significant shoaling exists in Carolina Beach Inlet to a depth of less than 3 feet at mean low water in various locations throughout the inlet. Multiple aids to navigation may be unreliable and not marking good water. Mariners are advised to use extreme caution while navigating this area. Chart 11541 View the area on our Read More

Summary of South Carolina to Florida Bridge Status

There will be many bridge closures and restrictions due to construction, weather events, holidays and special events along the Intracoastal Waterway. The list is long and too extensive for us to post here, but you can view them all from the Local Notice To Mariners, Seventh Coast Guard District. Be sure and check the list for Read More