This information is taken from the 7th 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 recentnotices. The notices also are available on the World Wide Web at www.navcen.uscg.mil.
REVISED NAUTICAL CHARTS
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has updated the following nautical charts:
• chart 11534, 34th ed. — ICW, Myrtle Grove Sound and Cape Fear River to Casino Creek,
• chart 11498, 17th ed. — St. Johns River Lake Dexter to Lake Harney.
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.
ESTERO BAY TO LEMON BAY,
All Mariners are advised that construction has begun on the Cape Coral bridge fender system on the Caloosahatchee River, Cape Coral, Fla. This fender replacement project will require a tug and barge to be placed in the navigable channel partially blocking the channel during working hours only. The unaffected portion of the channel, about 45 feet, will remain unobstructed and open to traffic. The nature of this work and the proximity of the channel present a hazard to mariners transiting the area. The working tug will monitor VHF channel 16. This project will be completed on or about Dec. 22. All mariners are advised to use extreme caution while transiting the area. For further information contact Petty Officer Chuck Voss at (813) 228-2191, Ext. 8126. (NOAA charts 11426, 11427)
ST. JOHNS RIVER TO ENTRANCE TO JACKSONVILLE HARBOR, FLA.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was scheduled to begin dredging in the northwest section of Jacksonville Harbor in September. This one-year project will be ongoing 24 hours per day, seven days per week, until around Sept. 1, 2007. Attendant plant will be working around the dredging area and have all required Coast Guard lighting for nighttime operations. The dredge and attendant plant will monitor VHF channels 13 and 16. All mariners are urged to use extreme caution while transiting the area.
SAN JUAN HARBOR, PUERTO RICO
Maintenance dredging will commence in San Juan Harbor, San Juan, Puerto Rico, in September. This project will be ongoing 24 hours per day, seven days per week, until completion on or about Nov. 17. The dredge will monitor VHF channels 13 and 16.