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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. 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.gov .)

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.gov .)

REVISED NAUTICAL CHARTS

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

• chart 12326, 50th ed. — Approaches to New York Fire Island Light to Sea Girt;

• chart 12402, 10th ed. — New York Lower Bay, northern part.

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.

UPPER NEW YORK BAY,

BUTTERMILK CHANNEL, N.Y.

Berths 7 south and 8 north at the Brooklyn Marine Terminal have been reopened post removal of a sunken NYCHRR barge and railcars. Access is limited to vessels with a draft of 30 feet or less. Vessels are requested to transit the area with caution and contact the Port Operations Manager, New York Marine Terminal, at (718) 330-2968 with questions. (NOAA chart 12334)

FLANDERS BAY, N.Y.

The Coast Guard was scheduled to make the following changes to aids to navigation in this waterway in June:

• change Flanders Bay lighted buoy 2 (LL 28905) nominal range to 3 nautical miles.

(NOAA charts 12354, 12358)

GREAT PECONIC BAY, N.Y.

The Coast Guard was scheduled to make the following changes to aids to navigation in this waterway in June:

• change Great Peconic Bay lighted buoy 26 (LL 28750 nominal range to 3 nautical miles;

• change Great Peconic Bay lighted buoy 30 (LL 28785 nominal range to 3 nautical miles.

(NOAA charts 12354, 12358)

EAST RIVER,

HARLEM RIVER, N.Y.

Spearin Preston & Burrows Inc. will be conducting operations for eight MTA tunnels located in the East River and Harlem River on, or about, May 24, 2006 through March 27, 2007. A floating construction plant consisting of a 120-foot derrick crane barge, a stone barge, and one crew boat will be on scene at various locations. (NOAA charts 12335, 12342)

LONG ISLAND SOUND, N.Y.

Construction of a new timber dock will be done in Manhasset Bay until around Aug. 14. The work will be done during daylight hours. On scene will be a floating crane and hydraulic hammer and jet that will be monitoring VHF channels 9 and 13. (NOAA chart 12366)

LITTLE PECONIC BAY, N.Y.

The following aids to navigation will not have the winter hull seasonally relieved prior to the advertised Light List date of May 1. Anticipate relieving the winter hull on or about June 15:

• North Race lighted buoy 3 (LL 28690).

(NOAA charts 12354, 12358)

JAMAICA BAY,

SHELLBANK BASIN &

ELDERS POINT MARSH, N.Y.

Miller’s Launch will have a landing barge and flat deck spud barge perpendicular to shore in approximate position 40 38 50.4N, 073 50 10.8W through Aug. 30. Additional barges and assist vessels will be on scene transporting sand, logs, plants and shrubs to Elders Point Marsh. These vessels will be operating seven days per week during daylight hours. (NOAA chart 12350)