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NY: East River, Hunts Point, dredging

Date Posted: Aug 10, 2017

Dredging will be done on the North side slope of the Federal Channel from August 15 - October 31, 2017. The hours of operation will be Monday -Friday, from 6:00 am - 12:00 am. On scene will be the Floating crane Weeks #500 with support material barges that will be monitoring VHF-FM channels 65. Mariners are requested to proceed with caution after passing arrangements have been made (24 hours notice).

Source: CG 1st District LNM 01322017

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New York Canals, Champlain Canal, reduced vertical clearance at Bridge C-2

Date Posted: Aug 08, 2017

 

Mariners are advised that the overhead clearance under the east half of the channel under Champlain Canal Bridge C-2 (126th St/Route 4) in the Village of Waterford, is being reduced by 2' to accommodate suspended scaffolding for bridge rehabilitation on either Friday, August 11th or Monday, August 14th.  At that point taller vessels should pass under the bridge on the west half of the channel, where full overhead clearance is being retained.

 

 

 

Source: NY Canals NTM

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Lake Michigan, Calumet Harbor, blasting and dredging

Date Posted: Jul 26, 2017

An exclusion safety zone where blasted rock may be encountered above the normal channel bottom has been
established by the U.S. Coast Guard. The exclusion zone known as safety zone one encompasses all waters
bounded by a line drawn from the Calumet Harbor Entrance South Side Light at 41°44.1348’N, 087°30.3790’N
then southwest to 41°43.8568’N, 087°30.6587’W then southeast to 41°43.5801’N, 087°30.2830’W then east to
the Calumet Harbor Breakwater South End Light at 41°43.5619’N, 087°29.6016’W. The southerly boundary is
marked with poles that have white day boards with orange markings that are topped with a white flashing light. At a distance of 500 feet southerly from safety zone one is the row of green U.S. Coast Guard navigation buoys. Vessels entering and exiting the harbor may use the 500 foot wide portion of the navigation channel between the safety zone one aids to navigation and the Green Navigation Buoys. Vessels are urged to operate at reduced speeds and avoid creating any wake that could affect the marine equipment working with explosives. Safety zone one will be enforced for the whole duration of the work being conducted, from August 1, 2017 through December 15, 2017.
Drilling, handling of explosives, blasting and rock excavation will be taking place in a smaller work zone located
in safety zone one. Marine construction equipment will be present and the work area will be marked with signs
indicating “DANGER EXPLOSIVES IN USE” and poles with flashing yellow lights.
The U.S. Coast Guard has established a second safety zone to be in effect for approximately 30 minutes when a blast is imminent. Safety zone two encompasses all waters of Lake Michigan within a 2000 foot radius from GPS position 41°43.6665’N, 087°30.3805’W. Safety zone two will close the Calumet Harbor channel for the 30
minutes when a blast is imminent. The U.S. Coast Guard will start a broadcast notice to mariners when safety
zone two is being enforced. After the notification that safety zone two is being enforced, the blaster will signal
with an air horn: WARNING SIGNAL- one minute series of long audible signals 5 minutes prior to the blast
signal, BLAST SIGNAL- a series of short audible signals 1 minute before the blast, ALL CLEAR SIGNAL- a
prolonged audible signal. When the U.S. Coast Guard has been notified that all is clear they will broadcast that
safety zone two has been lifted. Safety zone two will be enforced intermittently as described above from August 1, 2017 through December 15, 2017. Two Roen Salvage Company patrol boats with flashing yellow lights will
police the safety zone. If approached or hailed by these boats, respond to their direction.

Source: CG 9th District LNM 09302017

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NY: Champlain Canal, Bridge C-22, mile 47.73, reduced clearance

Date Posted: Jul 20, 2017

Mariners are advised of bridge construction activities on Bridge C-22 (Baldwin Corners Road) over the Champlain Canal.  Scaffolding will now be hanging below the structure on the east side of the channel, effectively reducing the overhead clearance on that side of the channel to below the Champlain Canal governing 17’ air draft.  This will be in place until further notice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: NY Canals NTM

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NY: Lake Erie, Buffalo Harbor, bridge work

Date Posted: Jul 13, 2017

From September 5 through November 10, 2017 workers will be installing scaffolding on the sides of
the Buffalo Skyway Bridge at Mile 1.00 over the Buffalo River and At Mile 1.10 over Union Canal. The scaffolding will not extend below low steel of the bridge, but the contractor may use under bridge inspection vehicles under the bridge. Spotters will warn of approaching vessels and move the man lifts to allow vessels to pass.

Source: CG 9th District LNM 09282017

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North Channel, Little Current, Little Current Swing Bridge reduced operating schedule

Date Posted: Jul 10, 2017

C1554/17 - NORTH CHANNEL - LAKE HURON - Chart 2207 - Issued on 2017-07-06

LITTLE CURRENT SWING BRIDGE OPERATING ON A REDUCED SCHEDULE. THE BRIDGE WILL OPEN AT 0800 EDT, 1000 EDT, 1200 EDT, 1400 EDT, 1600 EDT, 1800 EDT AND 2000 EDT DAILY.

Source: Canadian Notice to Shipping

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NY: Champlain Canal, temporary buoys between Locks C-1 and C-2

Date Posted: Jul 06, 2017

 

Mariners are advised of two additional green can buoys marking the channel between Locks C-1 Halfmoon and C-2 Mechanicville.  They are located across from R “40” and between G “41” & G “43”. These uncharted buoys are temporary.

 

Source: NY Canals NTM

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MI: Port Huron, Black River, Military Street Bridge, inspection

Date Posted: Jun 28, 2017

From September 11 through September 15, 2017 between the hours of 0700 and 1800 each day inspectors will use under bridge inspection vehicles on the Military Street Bridge at Mile 0.33 over the Black River. The bridge will require a 15-minuite advance notice for openings except on September 12 and September 13 when the bridge will require a 3-hour advance notice for openings. Mariners should provide advance notice directly to the drawtender on VHF-FM Marine channel 16.

Source: CG 9th District LNM 09262017

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NY: Erie Canal, mile 25.7, Bridge E14A, low clearance

Date Posted: Jun 26, 2017

 

Mariners are advised that high water levels along Mohawk River sections of the Erie Canal have reduced the vertical clearance of Bridge E-14A (I-890) to 20.52’, which is below the governing 21’ for this section of canal.

 

Updates will follow.

 

Source: NY Canals NTM

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Erie Canal, mile 43.0, vessel aground

Date Posted: Jun 19, 2017

 

Mariners are advised of a 64’ pleasure vessel grounded north of the channel between Erie Canal buoys R’246” & R “248”.  Mariners are to steer clear of this vessel and to pass at idle speed.

 

Mariners are additionally advised that the pool elevation between Locks E11 Amsterdam and E12 Tribes Hill is being raised to assist in freeing this vessel.

 

Source: NY Canals NTM

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