Local Notices to Mariners - New England

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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. The notices also are available online at www.navcen.uscg.gov.

REVISED NAUTICAL CHARTS

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

• chart 13233, 18th ed. — Martha’s Vineyard, Menemsha Pond

• chart 14786, 14th ed. — Small-Craft Book Chart, New York State Canal System (book of 61 charts)

• chart 13212, 38th ed. — Approaches to New London Harbor

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.

PENOBSCOT RIVER, MAINE

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

• temporarily disestablish Penobscot River buoy 26 (LL 3675) and Penobscot River buoy 28 (LL 3680) for the winter season. (NOAA chart 13309)

ROCKLAND, MAINE

Prock Marine will be conducting dredging operations in Rockland Harbor in the vicinity of Lermond Cove. These operations were scheduled to be conducted until Jan. 23. All mariners are requested to use caution while transiting the area.

MACHIAS BAY

TO TIBBETT NARROWS,

CHANDLER BAY, MAINE

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

• change Mark Island bell buoy 1 (LL 1225) to Mark Island lighted bell buoy 1 (LL 1225) flashing green 2.5s, using LED technology. (NOAA charts 13325, 13326

TIBBETT NARROWS

TO SCHOODIC ISLAND,

PLEASANT BAY, MAINE

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

• change Nash Island lighted whistle buoy NI (LL 1510), Mo(A) 4nm, to Nash lighted whistle NI (LL 1510,) Mo(A) 4nm, using LED technology. (NOAA charts 13324, 13325)

CHATHAM, MASS.

A 71-foot fishing vessel sank 101 nautical miles east of Chatham, Mass., in approximate position 41 41.3N, 067 40.0W, in 98 feet of water. Fishing vessels dragging gear in this area are advised to keep well clear of this position.

This article originally appeared in the February 2009 issue.