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 .

MUSCONGUS BAY, MAINE

The Kegs Daybeacon (LL 5005) is missing dayboards due to the construction of a new spindle tower in the same position.

SACO RIVER, MAINE

Jordan Point daybeacon No. 9 (LL 8015) will be removed while construction of a new aid is established. (NOAA chart 13287)

LAKE CHAMPLAIN,

CUMBERLAND HEAD TO

FOUR BROTHERSISLANDS, BURLINGTON BAY, VT.

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

• change Burlington Breakwater North light (LL 39615) to flashing red 2.5 seconds, 12 nautical miles.

This change is to incorporate new LED technology, and to offset the increasing background lighting experienced when approaching Burlington from the water. (NOAA charts 14782, 14785)

NEWBURYPORTHARBOR

AND PLUM ISLAND SOUND,

MERRIMACK RIVER, MASS.

The Coast Guard was scheduled to make the following changes to this waterway in October:

• change Merrimack River North Jetty light 4 (LL 9006) to flashing red 2.5 seconds using an LED lantern.

(NOAA charts 13274, 13278, 13282)

NEWBURYPORTHARBOR

AND PLUM ISLAND SOUND,

MERRIMACK RIVER, MASS.

The Coast Guard was scheduled to make the following changes to this waterway in October:

• change Merrimack River Shoal buoy (LL 9095) to Merrimack River isolated danger buoy SB (LL 9095), black and red with two vertical black balls.

(NOAA chart 13274)

NEWBURYPORTHARBOR

AND PLUM ISLAND SOUND,

MERRIMACK RIVER, MASS.

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

• change Merrimack River Bar guide light (LL 9025), quick flashing white to quick flashing yellow.

In addition, a quick flashing yellow high-intensity directional light oriented in the direction of Merrimack River LWB MR (LL 8990) (seaward) will be added for daytime use. And a lower intensity quick flashing yellow directional light oriented in the direction of Merrimack River LB 8 (LL 9035) (inland) for both day and night time use. The lights will only be operated during Rough Bar conditions as described in Coast Guard Light List Vol I, AtlanticCoast. (NOAA charts 13274, 13282)

NARRAGANSETT BAY, EAST PASSAGE, R.I.

The fog signal on Hog Island Shoal light (LL 18145) is being changed to radio activated. During times of reduced visibility, mariners are requested to turn their VHF radio to channel 79. By keying their microphone, five times consecutively, while on channel 79, this will activate the fog signal for 45 minutes. Any questions regarding this change may be directed CWO3 Mark E. Ferreira at (617) 223-8352 or mark.e.ferreira@uscg.mil. (NOAA charts 13221, 13223, 13224, 13226)

CHARLESTOWN, R.I.

Dredging will be done in Ninigret Pond through Dec. 31, 2007. The hours of operation will be seven days a week, 24 hours a day. On scene will be dredge Kristi Joe which will be monitoring VHF channels 13 and 16 and working channel 69.

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