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

Alabama, Black Warrior-Tombigbee Waterway Lock Closure

Commencing approximately August 18, 2020, at 7:00 a.m., and continuing until noon on, August 27, 2020, the Holt Lock and Dam on the Black Warrior Tombigbee Waterway, near Mile 347.0, will be shut down for maintenance. For additional information, mariners can contact Mr. Chad Brumelow at the BWT/Alabama-Coosa Project Management Office (CESAM-OP-BA), at (205) 752-3571. 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

Washington DC, Security Zone

The annual July 4th Celebration at Washington, D.C. is scheduled to occur on July 4, 2020. As described in Title 33 Code of Federal Regulations Section 165.508, the Coast Guard will establish a security zone (Zone 4), which includes all navigable waters of the Georgetown Channel, Potomac River, within 75 yards from the eastern shore Read More

July 4th Restrictions and Notices

The July 4th holiday is one of the busiest holidays on the nation’s waterway. There are too many events and fireworks displays with restrictions and special notices for us to list here. Please check with your local authorities, Local Notice To Mariners and all other special alerts for the latest update to make your time Read More

Florida, Big Marco Pass Dredging

Cavache Inc. has commenced maintenance dredging operations on or about June 22, 2020 in Big Marco Pass, Florida and will continue until approximately September 2020. Dredge MAYA CAELYN is scheduled to dredge portions of Federal Channel in the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW), Gordon Pass and Gordon Pass Entrance Channel, and dredging a new, 100-foot-wide Settling 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

Florida, Florida Keys, Mobile Pumpout Cancelation

Effective July 1, 2020 the Monroe County Mobile Vessel Sewage Pumpout Service will be suspended. Vessel owners are advised that waters of the Florida Keys are within a No Discharge Zone and proof of legal pumpout is required. For a list of available pumpout facilities, please visit or call 305-289-2505 for more information. Chuck Read More