East Coast Alerts

By Mel Neale

Great Bridge Lock Closure:

The lock at Great Bridge , Chesapeake, VA will be closed to navigation between 7:00 AM and 4:00 PM on Tuesday 18 December, 2012 for removal of debris on the lock floor. Vessels desiring to transit the AICW during the closure may use the Alternate Route of the Dismal Swamp Canal, Route 2. The controlling depth of the Canal is 6.0 feet. The Dismal Swamp locking hours are 8:30 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:30 PM and 3:30 PM. The lock and bridge monitor VHF-FM channels 13 and 16 . Chart: 12206. (5th District LNM 50)