MTOA is joining other boating organizations in requesting donations toward lobbying for boaters’ rights in Florida. See http://cruisersnet.net/162138 for more information on anti-anchoring regulations.
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America’s Great Loop Cruisers’ Association has joined other boating organizations is requesting donations toward lobbying for boaters’ rights in Florida. See http://cruisersnet.net/162138 for more information.
As a result of the recent survey on anti-boating legislation, AGLCA is beginning to accept donations along with other boating organizations to hire a lobbyist to represent our interests at the Florida Legislature. Read More!
Thank you for joining AGLCA in this lobbying effort. I will keep you posted as we move forward with this issue.
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Bahamas Chatter: Old Bahama Bay
Old Bahama Bay
Posted: 19 Jan 2017 04:25 AM PST
Although Hurricane Matthew hit Grand Bahama with a wallop, Old Bahama Bay Marina is able to accommodate traveling yachts. Electricity at the slips is not yet restored, but there is fuel, water, an excellent restaurant, and dockage at the reduced rate of $1/ft. The dockmaster brings Customs forms right to your slip, so clearing in is easy.
Dismal Swamp State Park is getting back into full swing as they recover from massive flooding and closure due to Hurricane Matthew. The canal is still closed to navigation, but the State Park is continuing programs as weather permits. Our thanks to Donna Stewart for these updates and photos.
Photos and Update for the Dismal Swamp Canal Read More
Of these four bridge closures, only one, West Venetian Causeway Bridge, affects the Waterway.
FLORIDA – MIAMI HARBOR – MIAMI RIVER – BRICKELL AVENUE/SOUTH MIAMI AVENUE/EAST AND WEST VENETIAN BRIDGES:
The following are the times the bridges will be closed for the Annual Miami Marathon event on January 29, 2017
The Brickell Avenue Bridge across the Miami River, Miami, Florida will be closed to navigation from 6:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
The S.W. 2nd Avenue Bridge across the Miami River, Miami, Florida will be closed to navigation from 6:15 a.m. to 10:50 a.m.
The East Venetian Causeway Bridge across Miami Beach Channel, Miami, Florida will be closed to navigation from 6:25 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
The West Venetian Causeway Bridge across Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Miami, Florida will be closed to navigation from 6:25 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
LNM 02/17 Chart: 11468
This added buoy to mark shoaling is at the intersection of North Newport River (the Waterway) and Walberg Creek, a popular side passage paralleling the Waterway to the east, south of St. Catherines Sound.
GEORGIA – AICW – BEAUFORT RIVER TO ST SIMONS SOUND – NORTH NEWPORT RIVER: Shoaling/Temporary Buoy Established
Due to extensive shoaling at low tide a temporary aid (TRUB) has been established in position 31-40.108N 081-11.686W in between aids North Newport River Daybeacon 124 (LLNR 36525) and North Newport River Daybeacon 124A (LLNR 36525.5). Mariners are advised to transit the area with caution. Chart 11507 LNM 03/17
This added buoy is intended to assist passage through a narrow, shallow turn of the Waterway south of Wadmalaw Island and is on the north side of the channel.
SOUTH CAROLINA – AICW – CASINO CREEK TO BEAFORT RIVER – DAWHO RIVER: Shoaling/Temporary Buoy Established
Due to shoaling Dawho River Buoy (TRUB 114) has been established in position 32-37-18.600N/080-17-07.415W. Mariners are advised to transit the area with caution. Chart 11518 LNM 03/17
This destroyed daybeacon marks the southwest side of the narrow channel from Tampa Bay into Manatee River. See http://cruisersnet.net/162395 for another report from this channel.
FLORIDA – CHARLOTTE HARBOR TO TAMPA BAY – MANATEE RIVER: Hazard to Navigation.
Manatee River Daybeacon 10 (LLNR 21910) is destroyed. Wreckage has been marked with a TRLB, Fl Q R, 5 yards channel ward in position 27-31-37.046N/082-38-38.579W. Mariners are advised to transit the area with caution.
Chart 11425 LNM 03/17
Boaters in St. Andrews Bay are by now accustomed to all the naval testing being done in their waters and here is more. See also http://cruisersnet.net/162318
FL – ST. ANDREW BAY – PANAMA CITY – Naval Testing
Commencing approximately January 30, 2017 and continuing until approximately February 3, 2017, the U.S. Navy will be conducting air and surface testing operations in the vicinity of St. Andrew Bay approximately 500 yards east of NSA Panama City, FL. The support vessels, PSC 12 and PSC 5, will be monitoring VHF-FM Channel 16, heed all instructions given, and stay a minimum of 500 yards from the U.S. Navy vessels on station. For up-to-date information, mariners can contact the U.S. Coast Guard Sector Mobile at (251) 441-5976. Chart 11389 and 11392