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East Coast Alerts by Mel Neale July 17, 2014
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Posted: July 17, 2014
Special Announcements
Bridge Work, AICW Morehead City, Horizontal Clearance Restricted:
Mariners are advised that maintenance and repairs will be in progress at the US 70/High Rise (fixed) Bridge, at AICW mile 203.8, across Newport River in Morehead City, NC from July 19, 2014 through April 25, 2015. To facilitate maintenance and repairs, the contractor will utilize a 40-foot X 60-foot barge as a work platform for equipment staging that will reduce the available horizontal clearance in the navigable channel. A two-hour advance notice is required to remove the barge from the channel for...... Read More

East Coast Alerts by Mel Neale July 3, 2014
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Posted: July 03, 2014
Special Announcements
East Coast: Hurricane Arthur Warning July 3 and 4, 2014:
Outer Banks of NC residents and tourists: Pay close attention to the warnings and evacuation orders. East Coast Boaters, please stay in port. After Arthur passes, pay attention to the USCG Broadcast Notices to Mariners regarding damage to Aids to Navigation and new shoaling notices and watch for debris in all waters. Swimmers and Surfers, please pay attention to the warnings and stay out of the water until the waves have calmed down.*
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East Coast Alerts by Mel Neale June 19, 2014
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Posted: June 19, 2014
Special Announcements:
New Surf City Bridge Proposed, (AICW Mile 260.7) 65ft Clearance:
The purpose of this notice is to notify mariners, adjacent property owners, and government agencies that the North Carolina Department of Transportation proposes to replace the NC 50/210 (Topsail Island) Bridge at AICW mile 260.7 (34.430409°-77.549765°), at Surf City, Pender County, NC. Presently, in the closed position to vessels, the charted vertical clearance of the existing drawbridge is 13 feet above mean high water (MHW) and unlimited vertical clearance in the full open position, with ...... Read More

East Coast Alerts by Mel Neale June 5, 2014
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Posted: June 05, 2014
Special Announcements:
Little River Swingbridge Fender Repair:
Mariners are advised that R. L. Morrison and Sons, Inc will be working on the Little River Swingbridge, Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (33.851550°-78.656357°), fender system starting May 27, 2014. R. L. Morrison and Sons, Inc. will have a work barge in the waterway between 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. and from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and from 12:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. With the barge in the waterway, a 30 ft wide channel will be available at all times. Vessels requiring more than 30 ft of hori...... Read More

East Coast Alerts by Mel Neale May 22, 2014
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Posted: May 22, 2014
Attention Snowbirds
Little River Swing Bridge Fender Damage:
Mariners are advised to watch for timbers partially attached/partially sticking out into the channel due to fender damage on the Little River Swingbridge (33.8515507°-78.656357°), Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Mariners are advised to transit the area with extreme Caution. (7th District LNM Week 19/2014)* The Bridge was closed to vehicular traffic on May 20, 2014 for repairs, but was expected to reopen same day. www.wjbf.com/story/25568911/little-river-swing-bridge-repairs-to-close-road-...... Read More

East Coast Alerts by Mel Neale May 8, 2014
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Posted: May 08, 2014
Attention Snowbirds
Flagler Memorial Bridge in Open to Navigation Position for Six Months:
The Florida Department of Transportation has advised that the Flagler Memorial Bridge (26.718200°-80.044761°) will be placed in the open to navigation position for a six month period...from May 12, 2014 through October 31, 2014. (7th District LNM Week 17/2014) Details in Florida Bridge Section below.*
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East Coast Alerts by Mel Neale April 24, 2014
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Posted: April 24, 2014
Attention Snowbirds
BoatUS Press Release:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Contact: D. Scott Croft, 703-461-2864, SCroft@BoatUS.com
Anti-Boating Legislation Defeated in Florida House:
BoatUS Urges Caution in Anchoring Fight
TALLAHASSEE, Fl., April 23, 2014 – Today, after an overnight groundswell of grassroots recreational boater support, the Florida House of Representatives voted down an amendment to a Florida Fish and Wildlife Bill that would have thrown out a statewide effort to develop consistent and rational anchoring options for cruising boaters, and severely impacted anchoring in...... Read More

East Coast Alerts by Mel Neale April 10, 2014
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Posted: April 10, 2014
Attention Snowbirds
More NC AICW Dredging of Problem Spots:
The Dredge WILKO will be conducting dredging operations at Mason Inlet Crossing (34-14-59.481N, 077-46-56.297W) from 04 April until 20 April, 2014. The dredge and assisting vessels MISS LEANNE and PROUD MARY will monitor VHF-FM channels 13, 16 and 78. A floating rubber and submerged polyethylene pipeline associated with dredging operation will traverse southeasterly from the AIWW to upland Disposal Area DA-241. Pipeline, vessels and established crossings will be visibly lighted and marked with floating buoys in accordance with...... Read More

East Coast Alerts by Mel Neale March 27, 2014
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Posted: March 27, 2014
Attention Snowbirds
Shallotte Inlet AICW Crossing Dredging:
The Dredge WILKO will be conducting dredging operations in the AICW at the Shallotte Inlet Crossing (33.907229°-78.383899°) from 20 March until 13 April, 2014. The dredge and assisting vessels MISS LEANNE and PROUD MARY will monitor VHF-FM channels 13, 16 and 78. A Floating rubber and submerged polyethylene pipeline associated with dredging operation will traverse southwesterly and upland along west shoreline of Shallotte Inlet to the Ocean Isle Fill Placement Area near Shallotte Blvd. Pipeline, vessels and established crossi...... Read More

East Coast Alerts by Mel Neale March 14, 2014
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Posted: March 14, 2014
Attention Snowbirds
Okeechobee Waterway, Ft. Denaud Bridge Manual Operation Schedule:
The Fort Denaud Swing Bridge (26.744880° -81.510466°), Ft Denaud, Hendry County, Florida has an equipment failure and is operating manually. Starting 7:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 13, 2014 through May 15, 2014, the bridge will open once an hour on the top of the hour from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. daily. From 8:01 p.m. to 7:59 a.m. the bridge will open if at least three hours advance notice if given to 863-673-2974. (7th District LNM Week 10/2014)*
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