LOCAL NOTICES

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JERICHO BAY, MAINE (REVISED)

The Coast Guard was scheduled to make the following change to aids to navigation in April:

• delete Egg Rock bell buoy 8.

(LL 2800) (NOAA charts 13312, 13313, 13315, 13316)

LUSKE SOUND, MAINE

A 70-foot fishing vessel is submerged on the north end of Long Island in the vicinity of buoy 8 near the western approach to Chandler Cove. Mariners are advised to proceed with caution. (NOAA chart 13292)

BOSTON, MASS.

As of March 31, 2005, the Coast Guard Marine Safety Office and Coast Guard Group Boston will be combining. The new unit will be known as Coast Guard Sector Boston. The address and telephone numbers are as follows:

Commanding Officer

U. S. Coast Guard Sector

427 Commercial Street

Boston, MA 02109

(617) 565-9200 Search and Rescue

(617) 223-5750 Sector Command Center (Oil and Hazardous Material Spills)

(617) 223-3000 Port Operations

(617) 223-3020 Marine Inspections

(617) 223-3040 Merchant Mariners Licensing.

GREEN HARBOR, MASS.

The Coast Guard was scheduled to make the following change to aids to navigation in April:

• change Green Harbor Breakwater light 8 (LL 12520) nominal range 4 nautical miles to 3 nautical miles. (NOAA chart 13253)

GREAT SALT POND, R.I.

(REVISED)

Until further notice the following changes will not be made:

• change Great Salt Pond entrance buoy 7 (LL 19760) to Great Salt Pond entrance lighted buoy 7 (LL 19760) flashing green 4 seconds,

• change Great Salt Pond entrance buoy 8 (LL 19765) to Great Salt Pond entrance lighted buoy 8 (LL 19765) flashing red 4 seconds.

(NOAA charts 13215, 13217)

DAMARISCOTTA, SHEEPSCOT AND KENNEBEC RIVERS, TOWNSEND GUT, MAINE

Rehabilitation construction at the SR 27 Bridge was scheduled to begin in March. In order to facilitate the necessary bridge maintenance the drawbridge operation regulations will be temporarily changed effective from March 14 through Nov. 30. During that period the draw of the SR 27 Bridge, mile 0.7, across Townsend Gut shall operate as follows: From March 14 through May 26, the draw shall open on signal at 6 a.m., 9 a.m., 12 p.m., 3 p.m., and 6 p.m., daily. From 6 p.m. through 6 a.m., all day on holidays, the draw shall open on signal. From May 27 through Sept. 5, the draw shall open on signal at 6 a.m., 8 a.m., 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6 p.m., daily. From 6 p.m. through 6 a.m., all day on holidays, the draw shall open on signal. The bridge may also remain in the closed position for four-day closures to be published two weeks in advance of each closure period. Mariners are advised to exercise caution while transiting the bridge. (NOAA chart 13293)

BURNT COAT HARBOR, MAINE (REVISED)

The Coast Guard made the following change to aids to navigation in February:

• delete Burnt Coat Harbor Entrance whistle buoy BC (LL 2665),

• delete Harbor Island West bell buoy HI (LL 2680). (NOAA charts 13006, 13260, 13312, 13313)

PENOBSCOT BAY, MAINE

The Coast Guard made the following change to aids to navigation in February:

• delete Greens Ledge buoy 3 (LL 3260). (NOAA charts 13302, 13305, 13307, 13309)

NARRAGUAGUS RIVER, MAINE

The Coast Guard made the following change to aids to navigation in April:

• delete Narraguagus River buoy 3 (LL 1670). (NOAA chart 13324)

MASSACHUSETTS BAY,

COHASSET BAY,

THE GANG WAY, MASS.

A rock has been reported 0.3 nautical miles northwest of Cohasset Gangway buoy 2 in approximate position 42 16.2N, 070 47.1W. Mariners are urged to use caution when transiting the area. (NOAA chart 13269)

NEWBURYPORT AND

PLUM ISLAND SOUND,

MERRIMACK RIVER, MASS.

Construction is ongoing to construct a temporary bridge to facilitate Route 113 vehicular traffic at mile 47.4 across the Merrimack River at Tyngsborough, Mass. Barges will be located at various locations in the waterway. Mariners should exercise caution while transiting through the area. (NOAA chart 13282)

MARTHA’S VINEYARD

TO BLOCK ISLAND,

WESTPORT RIVER, MASS.

Rehabilitation of the Route 88 highway bridge, mile 1.2 across the Westport River, at Westport, Mass., is under way. Work barges will be located at various locations at the bridge. Mariners should exercise caution while transiting the area. (NOAA chart 13218)

NARRAGANSETT BAY,

TAUNTON RIVER, MASS.

Bridge fender repairs are under way at the Braga Bridge, mile 0.4, across the Taunton River between Somerset and Fall River. Construction barges will be located in the west 100 feet (Somerset side) of the main channel under the bridge during daylight hours, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The barges will move out of the main channel upon request for the passage of vessel traffic by calling the contractor on VHF channels 13 and 16, or by calling (978) 777-5656. Mariners should exercise caution while transiting the area. (NOAA chart 13221)

NARRAGANSETT BAY,

TAUNTON RIVER, MASS.

Construction work is in progress at the Route 6 (Brightman Street) Bridge across the Taunton River at mile 1.8. Work equipment is operating in and around the channel. Mariners are advised to exercise caution when transiting the area. (NOAA chart 13221)

NARRAGANSETT BAY, BARRINGTON RIVER, MASS.

Removal of the old Route 114 Bridge, mile 0.4, across the Barrington River at Barrington, R.I., is under way. Bridge piers, some possibly unlit, still remain in the waterway. A 40-foot X 120-foot barge will be located in the navigational channel from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Mariners are advised to exercise caution while transiting the area. (NOAA chart 13221)

GREAT SALT POND, R.I.

The Coast Guard made the following change to aids to navigation in March:

• Change Great Salt Pond Entrance buoy 7 (LL 19760) to Great Salt Pond Entrance lighted buoy 7 (LL 19760) flashing green 4 seconds,

• Change Great Salt Pond Entrance buoy 8 (LL 19765) to Great Salt Pond Entrance lighted buoy 8 (LL 19765) flashing red 4 seconds. (NOAA charts 13215, 13217)

NARRAGANSETT BAY, WEST PASSAGE, R.I. (REVISED)

A rock has been reported in the West Passage of Narragansett Bay with a minimum reported depth of 14.86 feet mean lower low water (MLLW) at approximate position 41 32 06N, 071 23 35W, 920 yards north of the Jamestown Bridge. The rock has been marked by an unlighted nun buoy marked “10”. Mariners are urged to use caution when transiting the area. (NOAA chart 13221)

PROVIDENCE RIVER APPROACH, PROVIDENCE RIVER, R.I.

Construction of the new I-195 Bridge, mile 7.3, across the Providence River, south of the hurricane barrier, is under way. Barges are located at various locations on the west side of the waterway outside the main channel. Mariners should exercise caution while transiting the area. (NOAA chart 13221)