Local Notices to Mariners - New England

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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 .

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) has updated the following nautical charts:

• chart 13283, 20th ed. - PortsmouthHarbor, CapeNeddickHarbor to Isles of Shoals,

• chart 13297, 11th ed. - Kennebec River Courthouse Point to Augusta.

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.

KENNEBEC RIVER, ME. (Revised)

Dredging is being done at Bath Ironworks until Feb. 28. The hours of operation will be seven days a week, 24 hours a day. On scene are two tugboats, one Series 60 scow, one dredge, and one crew boat. (NOAA chart 12341)

PENOBSCOT RIVER, ME.

The Cianbro Corporation will be conducting dredging operations in the Penobscot River in the vicinity of the Eastern Manufacturing Facility in Brewer, Me. These operations are scheduled to be conducted until Feb. 28, 2008. The hours of operation will be Monday through Saturday, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. On scene will be one barge/excavator combination, two material barges and one assist tug. Operations will take place outside of the navigation channel. (NOAA chart 13309)

DAMARISCOTTA, SHEEPSCOT, KENNEBEC RIVERS, ME.

The Coast Guard will be solarizing BurntIsland light (LL 5520). With the solarization complete, the nominal range of the white sector will be reduced to eight nautical miles and the red sector will be reduced to six nautical miles. Any concerns should be forwarded to CWO3 Mark Ferreira at fax (617) 223-8073 or mark.e.ferreira@uscg.mil at First Coast Guard District Waterways Management. (NOAA charts 13288, 13293, 13296)

LAKE CHAMPLAIN, BARBER POINT TO WHITEHALL, MAIN PASSAGE, VT. and N.Y.

The Coast Guard was scheduled to make the following changes to this waterway;

• change Putnam Creek lighted buoy 62 (LL 39880) to Putnam Creek buoy 62 (LL 39880),

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

• change Fivemile Point lighted buoy 67 (LL 39890) to Fivemile Point buoy 67 (LL 39890),

• change Stoney Point lighted buoy 81 (LL 39955) to Stoney Point buoy 81 (LL 39995).

(NOAA chart 14784)

CAPE COD, MASS.

Effective immediately, the controlling depth of the Cape Cod Canal is changed to 30 feet as a result of a reduction in sand shoaling in the vicinity of canal station 450 at the eastern end of Hog Island Channel, and sand shoaling in the vicinity of canal station 155, just west of the SagamoreBridge. Vessels drawing greater than 26 feet should consult well in advance with the Marine Traffic Controller on Duty.

FIRE ISLAND INLET, N.Y.

Dredging will be done in Fire Island Inlet and Shore Westerly to Jones Inlet until Jan. 23, 2008. The hours of operation will be seven days a weeks, 24 hours a day. On scene will be dredge R. S. Weeks which will be monitoring VHF channels 13 and 15.