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 has updated the following nautical charts:

• chart 13290, 37th ed. — Casco Bay;

• chart 13003, 49th ed.;

• Cape Sable to CapeHatteras;

• chart 13288, 42nd ed. — OnheganIsland to CapeElizabeth;

• chart 13205, 38th ed. — lock Island Sound and Approaches;

• chart 13279, 32nd ed. — IpswichBay to GloucesterHarbor, RockportHarbor;

• chart 13292, 38th ed. — PortlandHarbor and Vicinity;

• chart 13237, 40th ed. — Nantucket Sound and Approaches.

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.

SEACOAST, MAINE, MASS.

The Coast Guard confirmed a report that the 65-foot wooden fishing boat Lauren T sunk at approximate position 44 06.54N, 069 05.32W, on Jan. 15, 2007. The boat is partially submerged in about 15 feet of water. The mast is visible by day throughout the tide cycle, and is not in a navigational channel. Mariners are advised to proceed with caution while transiting the area.

CAPECODBAY, CAPE COD CANAL EASTERN ENTRANCE, MASS.

The Coast Guard was scheduled to make the following changes to this waterway in April. Change the range of the following aids from a nominal range of 4 nm to 3 nm using a light emitting diode:

• Cape Cod Canal Eastern Entrance lighted buoy 3 (LL 13060);

• Cape Cod Canal Eastern Entrance lighted buoy 4 (LL 13065).

(NOAA chart 13246)

BLOCK ISLAND SOUND

AND GARDINERS BAY,

PLUM GUT, N.Y.

The Coast Guard was scheduled to make the following changes to aids to navigation in May:

• change Midway Shoal buoy MS to Midway Shoal lighted buoy MS (LL 27675), flashing (2+1) green, six seconds.

(NOAA charts 12354, 12358, 13205, 13209)

CAPENEDDICKHARBOR TO ISLES OF SHOALS, PORTSMOUTH HARBOR, MAINE and N.H.

The Coast Guard was scheduled to make the following changes to this waterway in March.

Change the nominal range indicated using light emitting diode (LED) lanterns:

• WoodIsland lighted buoy 2 (LL 8315) from a nominal range of 4 nm to 3 nm;

• Goat Island lighted buoy 9 (LL 8370) from a nominal range of 5 nm to 4 nm;

• South Beacon Shoal lighted buoy 11 (LL 8385) from a nominal range of 4 nm to 3 nm. (NOAA chart 13283)

PORTLAND HARBOR, MAINE

The Coast Guard was scheduled to make the following changes to this waterway in March.

Change the nominal range indicated using light emitting diode (LED) lanterns:

• Portland Harbor Anchorage lighted buoy A (LL 7645), nominal range from 5 nm to 3 nm;

• Portland Harbor Anchorage lighted buoy B (LL 7665,) nominal range from 5 nm to 3 nm;

• FortGorgesIsland Ledge lighted buoy 4 (LL 7685), nominal range from 4 nm to 3 nm;

• Dredged Channel lighted buoy 5 (LL 7685), nominal range from 5 nm to 4 nm.

(NOAA chart 13292)

CASCO BAY,

HUSSEY SOUND, MAINE

The Coast Guard was scheduled to make the following changes to this waterway in March.

Change the nominal range as indicated using Light Emitting Diode (LED) lanterns:

• Hussey Sound Approach lighted buoy 2 (LL 7110), nominal range from 4 nm to 3 nm;

• Hussey Sound lighted gong buoy 3 (LL 7115), nominal range from 5 nm to 4 nm;

• Hussey Sound lighted buoy 4 (LL 7120), nominal range from 4 nm to 3 nm;

• Hussey Sound lighted buoy 6 (LL 7130), nominal range from 4 nm to 3 nm;

• Hussey Sound lighted bell buoy 7 (LL 7135), nominal range from 5 nm to 4 nm;

• Hussey Sound lighted bell buoy 10 (LL 7150), nominal range from 4 nm to 3 nm;

• Hussey Sound lighted buoy 11 (LL 7155), nominal range from 4 nm to 3 nm;

• Hussey Sound lighted buoy 14 (LL 7165), nominal range from 4 nm to 3 nm.

(NOAA charts 13288, 13290, 13292)

BOSTONHARBOR,

HINGHAM BAY, MASS.

The Coast Guard was scheduled to make the following changes to this waterway in March.

Change the range of the following aids from a nominal range of 4 nm to 3 nm using light emitting diode (LED) lanterns:

• BumpkinIsland lighted buoy 1 (LL 11945) from a nominal range of 5 nm to 3 nm;

• BumpkinIsland lighted buoy 3 (LL 11975) from a nominal range of 4 nm to 3 nm and replaced by can from Dec. 1 to April 15.

(NOAA chart 13270)