Florida, West Coast, Matanzas Pass Dredging

Cavache Inc. will commence maintenance dredging operations on or around July 2020 in Matanzas Pass, Florida and will continue until approximately December, 2020. Dredge MAYA CAELYN is scheduled to dredge portions of Federal Channel and setting basin at Matanzas Pass leading to Ft. Myers Harbor, Florida. The dredge material will be disposed of via floating Read More

Great Lakes Water Levels Updates

Expected water levels on the Great Lakes for Jun 26, 2020. Connecting Channels and the St. Lawrence River, given in inches above (+) or below (-) Low Water Datum (LWD). LWD is a plane of reference used on a navigation chart. It is also known as chart datum. Great Lakes: Lake Ontario +43 Lake Erie Read More

New York Canal System Bridge Construction

Erie Canal – Fairport June 26, 2020 Mariners are advised that the Main Street Lift Bridge E-128 over the Erie Canal in the village of Fairport, Monroe County, has bridge repair activities occurring through end of season.  The normal overhead clearance will not be affected. The normal width clearance will be reduced by a barge doing Read More

New York, Champlain Canal COVID 19 Precautions

Champlain Canal-Mechanicville Docks June 26, 2020 Mariners are advised that the Mechanicville City Dock bathrooms and shower facilities are closed until further notice (COVID19 precautions). Boaters may still use other hookups. Chart 14786 C-02 showing the affected area can be found at http://www.canals.ny.govnavinfo/charts/14786c02r.png Features on the Champlain Canal are listed by mileage at http://www.canals.ny.gowwwapps/navinfo/navinfo.aspx?waterway=champlain Chuck Baier Read More

New York Canal System Hazard To Navigation

Champlain Canal – Fort Edward to Comstock June 27, 2020 Mariners are advised of a lower than normal navigation pool from C-7 in Fort Edward to C-8 in Fort Edward and C-8 in Fort Edward to C-9 in Smith’s Basin causing hazards within the navigation channel. Boaters should also be aware that some Aids to Read More

Florida, Lake Okeechobee, Lake Levels Update

U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District Data Ending  2400 hours 28 JUN 2020     Today’s Lake Okeechobee Stage = 12.35 (Feet-NGVD29) Today’s Route 1 Navigational Depth ≈ 6.29 Feet Today’s Route 2 Navigational Depth ≈ 4.49 Feet Bridge Clearance = 51.22 Feet Feet Report Generated 29JUN2020 @ 15:15** Preliminary Data-Subject to Revision** Due to the changing 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