New York State Canal System, Erie Canal Bridge Maintenance

From July 17 through December 1, 2020, between the hours of 0700 and 1600, Monday through Friday, contractors will utilize snooper trucks under the E-120 O’Neal Road/ Quaker Road Bridge at Mile 238.34 over the Erie Canal. Spotters will warn of approaching vessels and move the man lift(s) to allow vessels to pass. From September Read More

Florida Keys, Ten Thousand Islands, Everglades National Park Hazards

Numerous Aids to Navigation throughout Everglades National Park remain missing or damaged within the park boundaries as a result of Hurricane Irma. Mariners should use extreme caution when transiting park waters. Repairs to ATON and the removal of submerged debris/uncharted wrecks will not be completed until Fall of 2020. For more information contact Everglades National Read More

Illinois Waterway Lock Closures

From The Waterways Journal Weekly… The long-planned closure of six Illinois River locks and dams began July 1, with the full closure of LaGrange Lock and Dam and Starved Rock Lock and Dam to extend through September 30. They were followed by the full closures of Peoria Lock and Dam and Marseilles Lock and Dam Read More

Illinois, Waterway Lock Closures

On July 1, and 2, 2020, from 7:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., each day, the Dresden Island L/D in the vicinity of Mile 271.5, will be closed for maintenance. Commencing July 6, 2020 and continuing until October 4, 2020, from 6:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., each day, the Dresden Island L/D in the vicinity of Read More

Virginia, Lynnhaven Inlet Area Shoaling

Shoaling has been reported by ACOE Survey in Lynnhaven Basin and connected tributaries, south of the Lesner Bridge. Depths of 3.1 – 5.2 feet extend into channel from Pleasure House Creek eastbound to Long Creek Light 6 (LLNR 10170), in Crab Creek, Lynnhaven Inlet and Long Creek. Depths of 1.4 – 5.0 feet observed in Read More

Florida, Ana Maria Island, Dredging

Marinex Construction will commence dredging operations offshore of Anna Maria Island in a borrow site located at approximately 27-31-33.8273N 82-45-38.1584W, as part of a Beach Renourishment Project. On or about June 19, 2020 the Dredge crew will begin staging pipe and the dredge equipment in Tampa Bay, Manatee County, Florida prior to renourishment commencement. Dredging Read More

New York, Erie Canal Lock Schedules

LOCK OPERATING SCHEDULE – EASTERN ERIE CANAL June 24, 2020 The New York State Canal Corporation announced today that portions of the New York State Canal system are scheduled to open on Friday, June 26, 2020 at 7:00 a.m. for the 2020 navigation season. Construction and maintenance activities continue at several locks across the system. The projected Read More

New York, Erie Canal Reduced Bridge Clearance

Erie Canal – Macedon June 25, 2020 Mariners are advised of bridge rehabilitation activities that are in progress on the Quaker/O’Neil Bridge E-120 over the Erie Canal in the town of Macedon. Normal overhead clearance will be reduced, on a short-term basis, to 12.5 feet of vertical height. Boaters approaching this area should be aware of Read More

North Carolina, Inlet Shoaling

Shoaling exists channel ward from Bogue Inlet Buoy 14 (LLNR 29559) with depth as low as 1 FT MLW may be encountered in the area. Mariners are advised to navigate the area with caution and consult latest USACE Survey available here: https://www.saw.usace.army.mil/Missions/Navigation/Hydrographic-Surveys/Inlets-Crossings/ Chart 11541 Chuck Baier [email protected]