East Coast Alerts - March 25, 2005
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Posted: March 25, 2005
Cape May Reported Shoaling—Yes, it has been fixed.
Within two hours of the posting of my last Alerts on March 11, 2005, I had an answer. BM1 Smith of the Cape May Coast Guard Station told me on the phone that the Cape May Inlet was dredged by the USACE in January, 2005 to a depth of 12.8 ft at MLLW. A correction to the Local Notices to Mariners had not been sent in, so the outdated information was still carried in the notices. BM1 Smith said thanks for bringing it to their attention and he said he had just sent in a correction notice.
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East Coast Alerts - March 25, 2005
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Posted: March 25, 2005
Cape May Inlet--Again?? They just dredged in January!
The following appeared in the Fifth District Local Notice to Mariners No. 14/05 Page 15 of 20 04/05/05:
NJ - COASTAL – CAPE MAY INLET – SHOALING
A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers survey dated 31 March 2005 indicates Cape May Inlet has shoaled to 9 feet, MLLW, 50 feet south of the centerline near the end of the south jetty. Chart: 12317.
Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Georgetown to Charleston, SC, Mile 410-464
The Charleston District of the US Army Corps of Engineers surveyed the condition of this section of the Atlantic Int...... Read More

Entertaining Joe - 3/24/05
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Posted: March 24, 2005
Entertaining Joe
March 24, 2005
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Las Olas Marina of Ft. Lauderdale: One of Our Favorite Stops
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Posted: March 24, 2005
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The Paradise Across The Stream
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Posted: March 15, 2005
March 15, 2005
Norman Pond Cay, Bahamas
23 ° 47.11 North
076 ° 07.93 West
The Paradise Across The Stream
By Bernadette Bernon
I had no idea. None. That the Bahamas are this beautiful, that the colors were going to be this blindingly dramatic, that the fish would be this plentiful, that the reefs would be this lush. I'd seen the pictures. I'd read some stories. The images seemed idyllic. But those images were clouded a bit by our notion that the Bahamas was crowded with boats, and that this would overwhelm the experience. I was wrong.
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East Coast Alerts - March 11, 2005
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Posted: March 11, 2005
Cape May Reported Shoaling—Has it been fixed??
We don’t know--but we have been trying to find an answer. Since December 21, 2004, each of the USCG 5th District Local Notices to Mariners issued weekly and monthly has announced that shoaling to 6 ft had been reported in the Cape May Inlet between the entrance jetties in the middle of the channel (See East Coast Alerts dated December 30, 2004). When I called the Cape May Coast Guard Station on December 29, 2004 I was told that dredging was currently taking place and that depths would be restored shortly. There has been no mention in t...... Read More

24. Finding Goods and Services in Ft. ...
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Posted: March 10, 2005
Finding Goods and Services in Ft. Lauderdale
By Tom Neale
Here are a very few representative examples of the huge number of boating services and goods that you can find in Ft. Lauderdale. These aren’t recommendations. They are just to give you a general idea of the types of goods and services you can find here. You should check around and investigate. You can also call the Marine Industries Association of South Florida (800 BOAT 001) for its directory of marine businesses.
1. New equipment: Raritan, Simrad, Fortress, Spurs (line and wire cutters for your prop), ACR Electronics and Sen-...... Read More

Incident At Helene Harbour - 3/10/05
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Posted: March 10, 2005
Incident at Helene Harbour
March 10, 2005
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Bloodless Impeller Changing?
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Posted: March 10, 2005
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So, Whos Keeping Track? March 1, 2005
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Posted: March 01, 2005
March 1, 2005
Warderick Wells, Bahamas
24° 22.40 North
076° 36.54 South
So, Who's Keeping Track?
By Douglas Bernon




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