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NY: Erie Canal, mile 320.6, temporary closure of Locks E34 -35 on July 8

Date Posted: Jun 23, 2017

 

Mariners are advised of a short-term closure of Lock E-34/35 on Saturday, July 8th from 11:30 AM to 10 PM to accommodate Bicentennial festivities.  Plan itineraries accordingly.

 

Details about this event can be found at http://nycanals200.com/lockport

 

Source: NY Canals NTM

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Erie Canal, mile 226, East Avenue (E-110) Bridge inspection

Date Posted: Jun 22, 2017

On July 6, 2017 between the hours of 0800 and 1600 an inspection vessel will be working under the East Avenue Bridge (E110) at Mile 227.9 over the Erie Canal at Newark, NY. The inspection vessel will monitor VHF-FM Marine Channel 16 and will move if provided a 30 minute advance notice of arrival.

Source: CG 9th District LNM 09252017

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Lake Superior, Keweenaw Waterway, temporary schedule change

Date Posted: Jun 22, 2017

From June 20 through July 28, 2017 the U.S. 41 Bridge at Mile 16.0 over the Keweenaw Waterway will be placed in the intermediate position and provide full openings on the hour and half hour for recreational vessels; except on weekdays between 0800 and 0900, 1130 and 1230, and between 1630 and 1730 when the bridge need not open fully for the passage of recreational vessels. At all times the bridge will operate on signal for commercial vessels; Federal, State, and local government vessels used for public safety; vessels in distress; commercial vessels engaged in rescue or emergency salvage operations; and vessels seeking shelter from severe weather.

Source: CG 9th District LNM 09252017

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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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Lake Michigan, Big Bay de Noc, proposal to discontinue Fayette Lighted Buoy

Date Posted: Jun 15, 2017

Fayette Lighted Bell Buoy "2" (LLNR 21590) permanently discontinue the buoy.

Send comments to:

Ninth Coast Guard District
1240 East Ninth Street,
Cleveland, OH 44199-2060

Source: CG 9th District LNM 09242017

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Erie Canal, mile 38, buoy off station

Date Posted: Jun 11, 2017

 

Mariners are advised that Erie Canal buoy R "208" east of Amsterdam has been reported off station and has drifted south toward Giordino Island.

 

Source: NY Canals

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Erie Canal, mile 87.7, nav aid off station, idle zone

Date Posted: Jun 11, 2017

 

Mariners are advised of a report that the auxiliary green can buoy near fixed navigational aid G “523” has been reported off station, and has drifted north.  This is near Fulmer Creek outlet.  All vessels are to transit at idle speed between G “523 & G “525” until further notice.

 

Source: NY Canals

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NY: Rockaway Inlet, Gil Hodges Bridge, closure for maintenance

Date Posted: Jun 09, 2017

The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Marine Parkway (Gil Hodges) Bridge across Rockaway Inlet, mile 3.0, at Queens, NY. This action is necessary to complete bridge maintenance and repairs. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position. The temporary deviation will allow the Marine Parkway (Gil Hodges) Bridge to remain in the closed position from 5:01 p.m. May 13, 2017 to 11:59 p.m. June 30, 2017. The waterway is transited by seasonal recreational traffic as well as commercial vessels, largely tug and barge combinations. The 55 foot vertical clearance while the bridge is in the closed position offers the bulk of commercial traffic sufficient room to transit the navigation opening of the structure even when in the closed position. Vessels that can pass under the bridge without an opening may do so at all times. The bridge will not be able to open for emergencies and there is no immediate alternate route for vessels unable to pass through the bridge when in the closed position.

Source: Federal Register

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VT: Lake Champlain, Point Au Fer Reef and Maquam Bay, proposal to relocate and discontinue several nav aids

Date Posted: Jun 08, 2017

The U.S. Coast Guard is considering making the following change to Aids to Navigation:

DISCONTINUE the following aids:

Point Au Fer Reef Buoy 12 (LLNR 39155)

Maquam Bay Danger Buoy DM (LLNR 39351)

Maquam Bay Danger Buoy DMB (LLNR 39352)

RELOCATE the following aids:

Point Au Fer Reef Buoy 16 (LLNR 39160) north to approximate position (PA) 44-55-37N 073-20-41W

Point Au Fer Reef Junction Buoy AF (LLNR 39163) southeast to mark channel junction to approximate position (PA) 44-54-36N 073-22-17W

Interested Mariners are strongly encouraged to comment on this proposal in writing, either personally or through their organization. All comments will be carefully considered and are requested prior to 04 August 2017 to complete the process. In order to most effectively consider your feedback and improve the data collection, when responding to this proposal, please include size and type of vessel, recreational or commercial, and distance from aid that you start looking for it, and if and how you use the signal. Please do not call the Coast Guard via telephone or other means, only written responses to this proposal will be accepted. Refer to Project No. 01-17-019. E-mail can be sent to: d01-smb-secnne-waterways@uscg.mil .

Source: CG 1st District LNM 01232017

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VT: Lake Champlain, Barber Point to Whitehall, proposal to relocate and discontinue several nav aids

Date Posted: Jun 08, 2017

The U.S. Coast Guard is considering making the following change to Aids to Navigation:

DISCONTINUE the following aids:

Saxton Reef Buoy 41 (LLNR 39765)

Larabees Point Buoy 69 (LLNR 39910)

Montcalm Landing Buoy 73 (LLNR 39925)

CHANGE the following aids (Remove light):

Crane Point Shoal Lighted Buoy 55 (LLNR 39845) to Crane Point Shoal Buoy 55 (LLNR 39845)

Crown Point Lighted Buoy 58 (LLNR 39865) to Crown Point Buoy 58 (LLNR 39865)

Putnam Creek Lighted Buoy 62 (LLNR 39880) to Putnam Creek Buoy 62 (LLNR 39880)

Lake Champlain Main Channel Lighted Buoy 65 (LLNR 39885) to Lapans Bay Buoy 65 (LLNR 39885) and RELOCATE approximately 500 yards

south.

Fivemile Point Lighted Buoy 67 (LLNR 39890) to Fivemile Point Buoy 67 (LLNR 39890)

Stony Point Lighted Buoy 81 (LLNR 39955) to Stony Point Buoy 81 (LLNR 39955)

Interested Mariners are strongly encouraged to comment on this proposal in writing, either personally or through their organization. All comments will be carefully considered and are requested prior to 26 September 2017 to complete the process. In order to most effectively consider your feedback and improve the data collection, when responding to this proposal, please include size and type of vessel, recreational or commercial, and distance from aid that you start looking for it, and if and how you use the signal. Please do not call the Coast Guard via telephone or other means, only written responses to this proposal will be accepted. Refer to Project No. 01-17-019. E-mail can be sent to: d01-smb-secnne-waterways@uscg.mil .

Source: CG 1st District LNM 01232017

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