East Coast Alerts

By Mel Neale

Special Alert: September 2, 2011

From the US Army Corps of Engineers and the USCG 5th District Coast Guard Bridge Branch:

Regular Lockings to Great Bridge Lock Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway - Repairs to the Great Bridge Locks, damaged during Hurricane Irene, in Chesapeake, Virginia have been completed. Lockings have returned to normal openings 24 hours a day, seven days a week schedule, 365 days a year.

Great Bridge locks open on demand, but work in conjunction with the Great Bridge Bridge openings. Vessel operators may contact the Great Bridge Lock at 757-547-3311 if additional locking information is required. Lock and bridge operators will monitor Channel 13.

To read the full alert posted yesterday, please see www.boatus.com/cruising/tomneale/FullAlert.asp