Local Notices to Mariners - Long Island Sound

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Long Island Sound

This information is taken from the 1st 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.gov.

REVISED NAUTICAL CHARTS

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) updated the following nautical charts:

• chart 12325 , 4th ed. - Navesink And Shrewsbury Rivers

• chart 13230, 49th ed. - Buzzards Bay, Quicks Hole

• chart 13270, 63rd ed. - Boston Harbor

• chart 12334, 69thed. - New York Harbor Upper Bay and Narrows, Anchorage Chart

• chart 13230, 50th  ed. - Long Boston Inner Harbor

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.

LAKE CHAMPLAIN, VT.

The following aids to navigation were relieved prior to their relief date of Nov. 1:

• Stony Point lighted buoy 81 (LL 339955)

• Fivemile Point lighted buoy 67 (LL 39890)

• Lake Champlain Main Channel lighted buoy 65 (LL 39885)

• Putnam Creek lighted buoy 62 (LL 39880)

• Whitehall Narrows lighted buoy 16 (LL 40015)

(NOAA chart 14784)

PORT NEWARK, N.J.

Dredging is being done in the vicinity of the Main, Port Newark, and Port Newark Pierhead Channels until approximately Sept. 29. The hours of operation are seven days a week, 24 hours a day. On scene is dredge Michigan, tugboat Paul Andrew, launch boat Matthew Scott and 12 scows. For information, contact Brian P. Henry at Donjon Marine Co. Inc., Safety/Compliance Division, at (908) 413-3003. The dredge, launch boat, and tugs will monitor VHF channels 13, 14, 16, and 78.

LONG ISLAND SOUND,

LITTLE NECK BAY, N.Y.

The Coast Guard received a report of a piling sticking approximately 12 inches above the water line in the center of the channel of Little Neck Bay. All vessels are requested to proceed with caution and report sightings to the US Coast Guard.

NEW BEDFORD

 UPPER HARBOR, MASS.

A submerged dredge pipeline is installed on the river bottom along the northwestern portion of the upper New Bedford Harbor until Nov. 30, 2012. Mariners are urged to use extreme caution in this area. The location of the submerged pipeline is indicated with lighted obstruction buoys marked Danger Submerged Pipeline. The submerged pipeline is an 18-inch diameter HDPE pipe anchored to the river bottom at regular intervals.

NEW YORK HARBOR,

HUDSON RIVER, N.Y.

The Coast Guard received a report of a 25- to 30-foot bulkhead of pier partially submerged in the vicinity of Pier 81 in the Hudson River. All vessels are requested to proceed with caution and report sightings to the Coast Guard.

SHELTER ISLAND SOUND

AND PECONIC BAYS,

FLANDERS BAY, N.Y.

The following aids were scheduled to be removed from service in November:

• Flanders Bay lighted buoy 4 (LL 28910)

• Flanders Bay lighted buoy 8 (LL 28925)

• Flanders Bay lighted buoy 9 (LL 28930)

(NOAA charts 12354, 12358)

This story originally appeared in the January 2009 issue.