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Local Notices to Mariners Long Island Sound

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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.

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. To be placed on the mailing list for the entire Local Notice to Mariners, contact the First Coast Guard District at (617) 223-8335. (The notices also are available on the World Wide Web at www.navcen.uscg.mil .)

REVISED NAUTICAL CHARTS

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

• chart 12367, 24th ed. — North Shore of Long Island Sound, Greenwich Point to New Rochelle;

• chart 12350, 59th ed. — Jamaica Bay and Rockaway Inlet.

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.

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ROCKAWAY INLET, N.Y.

(REVISED)

The Coast Guard is considering making the following change to aids to navigation: delete Rockaway Shoal buoy 2 (LL 34205).

Interested Mariners are strongly encouraged to comment on this proposal in writing, either personally or through their organization. All comments will be carefully considered and are requested prior to June 1 to facilitate the process. Refer to Docket No. 01-05-028. E-mail can be sent to tdhoward@d1.uscg.mil and faxes to (617) 223-8073. (NOAA charts 12326, 12327, 12350)

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HARLEM RIVER, N.Y.

Reconstruction of the 145th Street Bridge (mile 2.8) is in progress. Work hours are 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., through June 18, 2007. Three deck barges and one crane barge will be on scene and blocking one draw. The other draw will be open for vessel transits. Mariners are advised to follow the sign for the open draw, reduce wake and exercise caution while transiting the area. (NOAA chart 12342)

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BUTTERMILK CHANNEL, N.Y.

Fender and dolphin repairs are being made at Piers 6 - 10 through Nov. 7, 2007. Work hours are Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Spearin Preston Burrows will have a crane barge on scene during these times. Mariners are requested to transit the area at a SLOW BELL. (NOAA chart 12334)

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HUDSON RIVER, NYC CRUISE TERMINAL, N.Y. and N.J.

Dredge Michigan, tugs Mary Alice and Paul Andrew, two dump scows, and one crew boat will be conducting maintenance dredging at Piers 88, 90 and 92 through May 20. The vessels will be monitoring VHF channels 13 and 16, and using VHF channel 78. (NOAA chart 12335)

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KILL VAN KULL, BAYONNE BRIDGE, N.Y. and N.J. (REVISED)

Weeks Marine barge 571 will be anchored at the New York abutment of the Bayonne Bridge until Aug. 31. It will be on a four-point anchor system and each anchor buoy will be marked with an all-around white light. Tugs and material barges will bring material to the site throughout this time frame. The vessels will be monitoring VHF channels 13 and 65A. Mariners are requested to transit the area at No Wake speed. (NOAA chart 12333)

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PASSAIC RIVER, NEWARK, N.J.

EIC Associates is installing a new bulkhead and making drainage improvements along the south bank of the Passaic River between the Jackson Street Bridge and the AMTRAK Lift Bridge in Newark Reach. A 900-foot-long turbidity boom will extend 50 feet from shore and be lit every 100 feet by buoys. Work hours are 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Nov. 20. A barge will be on scene through the end of the project. (NOAA chart 12337)