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Local Notices Long Island Sound March 2007

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This information is taken from the First Coast Guard District’s Local Notice to Mariners alerting boaters to navigational changes or hazards. The list here is not an official Coast Guard statement but edited excerpts from recent notices. The notices also are available online at www.navcen.uscg.mil .

This information is taken from the First Coast Guard District’s Local Notice to Mariners alerting boaters to navigational changes or hazards. The list here is not an official Coast Guard statement but edited excerpts from recent notices. The notices also are available online at www.navcen.uscg.mil .

Compiled by Steven Marks

REVISED NAUTICAL CHARTS

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has updated the following nautical charts:

• chart 13217, 15th ed. — Block Island;

• chart 12354, 42nd ed. — Long Island Sound, Eastern part;

• chart 12370, 20th ed. — North Shore of Long Island Sound, HousatonicRiver and MilfordHarbor;

• chart 12327, 99th ed. — New YorkHarbor;

• chart 12372, 34th ed. — Long Island Sound, Watch Hill to New HavenHarbor.

The new editions are available through NOAA sales agents. A free list of authorized sales agents is available by contacting the National Ocean Service, Distribution Division (N/ACC3), 6501 Lafayette Ave., Riverdale, Md.20737.

APPROACHES TO NEW YORK, FIREISLAND LIGHT TO SEA GIRT, SANDY HOOK CHANNEL, N.Y. and N.J.

The Coast Guard was scheduled to make the following changes to this waterway in December. Change the lighting equipment to LEDs and reduce the nominal range to 3 NM on the following aids:

• Sandy Hook Channel lighted gong buoy 1 (LL 35090),

• Sandy Hook Channel lighted bell buoy 2 (LL 35095),

• Sandy Hook Channel lighted gong buoy 3 (LL 35100),

• Sandy Hook Channel lighted bell buoy 4 (LL 35105),

• Sandy Hook Channel lighted gong buoy 5 (LL 35110),

• Sandy Hook Channel lighted buoy 6 (LL 35115),

• Sandy Hook Channel lighted gong buoy 7 (LL 35125),

• Sandy Hook Channel lighted bell buoy 8 (LL 35120),

• Sandy Hook Channel lighted gong buoy 11 (LL 35155),

• Sandy Hook Channel lighted bell buoy 12 (LL 35150),

• Sandy Hook Channel lighted gong buoy 13 (LL 35165),

• Sandy Hook Channel lighted bell buoy 14 (LL 35160),

• Sandy Hook Channel lighted bell buoy 16 (LL 35170),

• Sandy Hook Channel lighted gong buoy 17 (LL 35175),

• Sandy Hook Channel lighted bell buoy 18 (LL 35180),

• Sandy Hook Channel lighted buoy 20 (LL 35185).

(NOAA charts 12324, 12326, 12327, 12401)

FIRE ISLAND INLET, N.Y.

The following uncharted aids have been relocated:

• Fire Island Inlet lighted buoy 3 (LL 29130) to 40 37 15.920N, 073 19 13.740W;

• Fire Island Inlet lighted buoy 4 (LL 29125) to 40 37 16.535N, 073 19 08.583W;

• Fire Island Inlet lighted buoy 6 (LL 29135) to 40 37 53.796N, 073 19 15.2521W.