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Local Notices to Mariners - Mid Atlantic November 2006

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This information is taken from the Fifth 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 on the World Wide Web at www.navcen.uscg.gov .

This information is taken from the Fifth 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 on the World Wide Web at www.navcen.uscg.gov .

REVISED NAUTICAL CHARTS

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

• chart 11553, 29th ed. — ICW, Albermarle Sound to Neuse River, Alligator River, Second Creek;

• chart 12235, 31st ed. — Chesapeake Bay Rappahannock River Entrance, Piankatank and Great Wicomico Rivers;

• chart 12270, 34th ed. — Chesapeake Bay Eastern Bay and South River, Selby Bay;

• chart 12286, 30th ed. — Potomac River Piney Point to Lower Cedar Point.

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.

GREAT BAY, MULLICA RIVER, NACOTE CREEK, N.J.

Mariners are advised that structural repairs have begun at the Smithville-Port Republic Road (swing-type) Bridge over Nacote Creek, at mile 3.5, in Port Republic, N.J. The repairs involve the removal of the bridge deck, the installation of beams, hangers and new concrete piers. To facilitate repairs, only one channel of the swing span may be blocked by the contractor’s work at anytime. The repairs are expected to be finished by Nov. 10. Mariners are advised to exercise caution when transiting. (NOAA chart 12316)

ICW, LITTLE EGG HARBOR TO CAPE MAY, CORSON INLET, N.J.

Mariners are advised that structural repairs are in progress at the Corson Inlet Bridge, at mile 0.9, in Strathmere, N.J. The repairs involve structure and bearing replacement, under deck shielding and work platform installation and structural steel cleaning and painting. Work will require intermittent access via water by workboats. This operation will not impede vessel traffic. The repairs are expected to be finished by Dec. 1. Mariners are advised to exercise caution when transiting. (NOAA chart 12316)

CHOPTANK RIVER AND HERRING BAY, KNAPPS NARROWS, MD.

There has been a report of shoaling channelward to a depth of 3.5 feet MLW in the vicinity of Knapps Narrows West Channel light 4 (LL 25930) and on the centerline of the channel between Knapps Narrows East Channel daybeacon 5 (LL 25945) and Knapps Narrows East Channel light 6 (LL 25950) to a depth of 4 feet MLW. Mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution when transiting these waterways. (NOAA chart 12266)

UPPER CHESAPEAKE BAY,

KENT ISLAND, MD.

Kentmorr Marina has established two buoys to mark the entrance to their marina:

• Kentmorr Marina buoy 1 (NO LL) 38 54 53.4N, 076 22 03.0W, green can,

• Kentmorr Marina buoy 2 (NO LL) 38 54 52.2N, 076 22 03.0W, red nun.

(NOAA chart 12270)

CHOPTANK RIVER AND

HERRING BAY, IRISH CREEK, MD.

The following aids to navigation were scheduled to be discontinued due to shoaling in September:

• Irish Creek buoy 1 (LL 25505),

• Irish Creek buoy 2 (LL 25510),

• Irish Creek daybeacon 3 (LL 25515),

• Irish Creek daybeacon 4 (LL 25520),

• Irish Creek daybeacon 6 (LL 25525).

(NOAA chart 12266)

CHOPTANK RIVER, MD.

Maryland’s Department of Natural Resources has established two additional buoys to mark the Cambridge Municipal Yacht Basin Entrance Channel:

• Cambridge Municipal Yacht Basin Entrance Channel buoy 3, 38 34 37.7N, 076 04 14.7W,

• Cambridge Municipal Yacht Basin Entrance Channel buoy 4, 38 34 38.7N, 076 04 15.8W.

(NOAA chart 12266)

KENT ISLAND NARROWS

NORTHERN APPROACH, MD.

Mariners are advised that there has been a report of an obstruction between Kent Island Narrows Northern Approach light 6 (LL 26435) and Kent Island Narrows Approach light 8 (LL 26440). Mariners are advised to navigate this area with extreme caution and report any observations to the U.S. Coast Guard. (NOAA chart 12272)

POTOMAC RIVER,

ANACOSTIA RIVER, D.C.

Mariners are advised that on or about Aug. 13, 2006, proposed rehabilitation was scheduled to begin at the Fredrick Douglas Memorial (South Capitol Street) Bridge, at mile 0.4, across the Anacostia River, in Washington, DC. The addition of the new Baseball Park, now under construction, in the area adjacent to the District of Columbia approach to the Fredrick Douglas Bridge (DC Approach) and the South Capitol Street requires a new configuration of the DC Approach to facilitate traffic movement in the vicinity of the ballpark. The proposed work consists of repair/replacement of all deteriorated bridge superstructure steel, repair of steel grid deck, painting, modification of existing bridge lighting and replacement of deteriorated drainage conduits and scuppers. It also includes demolition of the existing DC Approach bridge superstructure, piers, columns and reconstruction. The proposed DC Approach reconstruction is beyond the west river bank and will not impede vessel traffic. The reconfiguration of DC Approach and the rehabilitation of the bridge and Anacostia Approach will be completed prior to opening of the new Ballpark scheduled for March 2008. (NOAA chart 12289)

POTOMAC RIVER,

MONROE CREEK, VA.

Colonial Beach Yacht Center is conducting marine construction to their pier in Monroe Creek, just North of Gum Bar Point. Mariners are advised to use caution in this area. (NOAA charts 12286, 12285)