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Possible navigational problems for areas of
In the area around "New Pass" on the back bay channel, shoaling has been reported
near marker "29"
Use caution here depths less than 3 feet at low tide are possible. The red side of the
channel is prefered.
Dredging is in process here. Use caution.
When passing under "New Pass" bridge heading toward the Gulf keep to the right
side. A large mound of sand is building up directly after you pass under the bridge.
The channel leading into "Buccaneer Lagoon" (Laguna Shores) has been relocated and
dredged to a depth of 7 feet. It is North of the original location.
Big Carlos Pass: Severe shoaling has been reported. The pass is not as wide as shown
on the chart. Use caution when in this area. Follow the Channel Markers carefully.
There are a few humps on the bottom. Channel Markers in Big Carlos Pass have been
relocated. They are not where shown on the chart. Be alert! Comming in from the Gulf
Green #1 and #3 have been relocated to the south. There are now two RED markers,
#2 and #4, these mark some very shoal water on your starboard side comming in from
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San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron
Possible navigational problems on Chart 11430
It has been reported that there is shoaling in Gordon Pass and Naples Bay
Aids to Navigation are being relocated but there are no plans to dredge these areas in
the near future. Use caution when boating in these areas.
Intra Coastal Waterway near the Caloosahathee Bridge opposite Legacy Harbor Marina
There are some broken off pilings on the GREEN side of the channel near the marina.
Use caution here