This information is taken from the 5th 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.
VA. – NANSEMOND RIVER – AIDS TO NAVIGATION CHANGE
Effective Oct. 15, aids to navigation changes will occur in the Nansemond River. The following aids to navigation will be discontinued:
Nansemond River Channel Buoy 21B (LLNR 11107), Nansemond River Channel Buoy 21C (LLNR 11108), Nansemond River Channel Buoy 22B (LLNR 11112).
The following aids to navigation will be changed/relocated:
Nansemond River Channel Buoy 21A (LLNR 11106) to Daybeacon 21A relocated to 36-50-12.237N, 076-33-00.271W.
The following aids to navigation will be established:
Nansemond River Daybeacon 22 (LLNR 11110) at 36-50-15.920N, 076-32-55.424W.
(NOAA chart 12264)
N.J. - PA - DELAWARE RIVER – HORSESHOE BEND REAR RANGE LIGHT – AIDS TO NAVIGATION CHANGE
Effective Sept. 30, Horseshoe Bend Range Front Light (LLNR 3540) was changed to Horseshoe Bend Directional Light (LLNR 3540) visible 1.5 degrees either side of range line, lighted 24 hours. (NOAA chart 12313)
VA. – CHESAPEAKE BAY – NASSAWADOX CREEK – AIDS TO NAVIGATION CHANGE
Because of continued shoaling of Nassawadox Creek, the Coast Guard can no longer safely maintain and service these aids. On Oct. 6, all aids to navigation in Nassawadox Creek were to be discontinued. (NOAA chart 12264)
This article originally appeared in the Mid-Atlantic Home Waters Section of the November 2009 issue.