Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway

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Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway
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Description

Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AICW) - (Norfolk, VA to Florida), also called "The Ditch", is a protected all-season waterway consisting of sections of dredged canals linking natural rivers and waterways. The controlling depth is eight (8) feet (2.44 meters), although some places can be shallower. Maintenance of the waterway has been somewhat less diligent in recent years with demands on tax dollars being diverted elsewhere. It is well-marked.

Because the ICW is a coastal route that intersects ocean passes and navigable rivers heading in various directions, the US Coast Guard adopted the following clockwise convention for the ICW: moving in a southerly direction along the Atlantic Coast, then in a northerly, then westerly direction along the Gulf Coast, is considered returning from seaward. You can remember this rule as “red, right, returning to Texas.”

Also because the ICW crosses, follows, and intersects other marked and navigable waterways, ICW marks are distinguished from other marks by a yellow reflective triangle on the red marks, yellow reflective square on the green marks.

ICW Red Daymark.jpg ICW Green Daymark.jpg

There are other marks that serve dual duty, as ICW marks and for other destinations. Where the marks of a channel serves as an entry channel from the sea as well as an ICW channel heading in the "opposite" direction, occasionally one will see a yellow square on a red mark, to show that it's "red right returning to port" but not "red right returning to Texas" and a yellow triangle on a green mark indicating that the mark is to starboard if you are heading towards Texas but portside if you are heading into port. Therefore, it is probably better to say it's "triangle right returning to Texas." Just to keep things interesting and everybody on their toes.

Charts

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Weather

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Communication

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Navigation

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Bridges, schedules

Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway Bridge Opening Schedules (edited 01/2010)
ICW Milepost
Bridges
Vert. Clear -ance
Operation
Restricted Operation
Virginia Bridges and Locks Monitor VHF 13
2.6
N & PBL RR 6' Usually open. Closed for RR traffic.
2.8
South Norfolk Jordan Bridge 145' Fixed Bridge
3.6
N&W RR 9' Usually open Closed for RR traffic.
5.8
Gilmerton Highway Bascule 11' Opens on demand. Update 9/2009: No Openings Weeksdays from 7:00-9:00 AM & 3:30-5:30 PM
5.8
N&S  RR Bascule Bridge 7' Usually open Closed for RR traffic.
7.1
I-64 High Rise Bridge 65' As of June 2008 following regulations observed: Draw shall open on 24 hour notice only. Call Smart Traffic Center 1-800-305-5799
Deep Creek & South Mills Locks (Dismal Swamp Canal) Locks open at 8:30 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:30 PM, and 3:30 PM
8.1
N & PBl RR Swing Bridge Removed
8.8
Dominion Boulevard Steel Bascule (Rt. 104) 12' (Update 9/2009) OPENS: Every hour on the hour from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, EXCEPT NO OPENINGS WEEKDAYS from 7:00-9:00 AM & 4:00-6:00 PM. Weekends and federal holidays opens on the hour 6 am to 6 pm. Monitors Ch. 13 VHF. NOTE: 6:00 PM to 6:00 AM opens on demand
11.5
Great Bridge Lock 6 am to 7 pm daily opens Northbound on the hour and Southbound on the 1/2 hr. Bridge and lock openings synchronized
12.0
Great Bridge Bascule Bridge
6'
Opens every hour 6:00 am to 7:00 pm. On demand after 7:00 pm. Bridge and lock openings synchronized, Monitors VHF 13
    12.6 Great Bridge Highway Bridge     65' Fixed Bridge
13.9
A&C RR Bascule Bridge
7'
Usually open. Closed for RR traffic.
15.2
Centerville Turnpike Swing Bridge (Rt. 170)
3'
Between 8:30 am & 4:00 pm opens on half-hour daily. NO OPENINGS: Weekdays between 6:30-8:30 AM & 4:00-6:00 PM. Monitors VHF 13
20.2
North Landing Swing Bridge
6'
6 am to 7 pm opens on the hour & 1/2 hour daily, Monitors VHF 13
    28.6 Pungo Ferry Bridge     65' Fixed Bridge
North Carolina Bridges Monitor VHF 13
84.2
Alligator River Swing
14'
Opens on demand
114
Fairfield Bridge
65'
Trent River Bascule (New Bern) On demand Memorial Day to Labor Day. NO OPENINGS: 6:30-8:30 am & 4-6 pm. Opens at 4pm if boats are present. Sunday, NO OPENINGS: 2-6pm, Except Opens at 4 pm if boats are present
203.7
Morehead City RR Bascule Bridge
4'
Usually open Closed for RR traffic.
Beaufort/Radio Island Bascule
13'
Opens on demand. Closed 6am to 10pm. Opens Every hour & every 20 minutes
240.7
Onslow Beach Swing Bridge
12'
Opens on demand except when Marine Corps closes the ICW. June 2008 under repair, be alert for ferry on north side of bridge.
260.7
Surf City Swing Bridge
13'
Opens on the hour 7am - 7pm year round
277.8
Figure Eight Island Swing Bridge
20'
Opens on hour & half hour year-round
283.2
Wrightsville Beach Bascule
20'
Opens on the hour 7am to 7pm year round
337.9
Sunset Beach Pontoon Bridge
0'
Opens on the hour 7am - 7pm year round. April 1 - Oct. 31 7am - 7pm opens on the hour daily
South Carolina Bridges Monitor VHF 9
347.3
Little River Swing Bridge
7'
Opens on demand. Monitors VHF Channel 9 (not 13 as most bridges on the ICW do)
371
Socastee Swing Bridge
10'
Opens on demand as of 8/14/04
462.2
Ben Sawyer Swing Bridge
31'
NOTE: BEN SAWYER BRIDGE IS CLOSED FROM FEBRUARY 4, 2010 TO FEBRUARY 14, 2010. Recommended offshore detour is from Winyah Bay to Charleston River. After Feb. 14, check for updates on status and schedule. Opens on the hour. Closed Mon-Fri 7am - 9am and 4-6pm. Weekends & holidays 9am to 7pm opens on the hour
470.8
Wappoo Creek Bascule Bridge
31'
From April 1 - Nov. 30 mon-Fri. bridge opens on the hour & 1/2 hour from 9am to 4pm. From April 1-Nov. 30 Weekends & holidays opens on the hour. Closed Mon.- Fri. 6-9am & 4-6:30 pm except Holidays
479.4
John F. Limehouse Bridge
65'
Fixed Bridge
536
Ladies Island Swing Bridge
30'
NOTE: EFFECTIVE JANUARY 10, 2010, RESTRICTED OPENINGS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Issued by the Seventh US Coast Guard District, Miami, FL, the notice reads as follows: "The temporary change in regulation is approved and will

appear in the Local Notice to Mariners effective January 11th 2010. The temporary regulation will read:

Due to ongoing construction of the new McTeer Bridge across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, mile 539.0, Port Royal, South Carolina; Beaufort County has requested that the federal regulation on the Woods Memorial (Lady's Island) bridge be changed to: The draw need only open at the top of the hour from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. with the exception of between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. when the bridge need not open. This will be in effect Monday through Friday except for federal holidays. Tugs with tows, vessels in distress and public vessels of the United States shall be passed at any time.

Georgia Bridges - all monitor VHF Ch 13
579.9
Causton Bluff Bascule Bridge
21'
Opens on demand. Closed Mon-Fri 6:30-9:00am & 4:30-6:30pm. Opens at 8am & 5:30pm.
592.5
Skidway Narrows Bascule Bridge
22'
Opens on demand.
Florida Bridges Usually monitor VHF 9 and 16
721
Kingsley Creek RR Bridge
5'
Usually open Closed for RR traffic
739.2
Sisters Creek (SR 105)
24'
Opens on demand
747.5
McCormick Jacksonville Beach (US 90)
37'
Opens on the hour and 1/2 hour. April 1 - May 31 & Oct. 1 - Nov. 30 Closed Mon. - Fri. 7-9am & 4:30-6:30pm & Weekends & Holidays noon - 6pm
758.8
Palm Valley Bascule (SR 210)
9'
Opens on demand.
777.9
Bridge of Lions, St. Augustine
25'
Opens every hour & 1/2 hour 7am - 6pm. Closed Mon.-Fri. 8am, 12noon, & 5pm.
788.6
Crescent Beach Bascule Bridge
25'
Opens on demand.
816
Bulow, John Anderson Highway
15'
Opens on demand.
829.7
Main St. Daytona
22'
Opens on demand.
830.1
Carlton Black Daytona
20'
Opens on demand.
830.6
Memorial Bridge Daytona
21'
Opens on demand. Closed Mon-Sat. 7:45-8:45am & 4:45-5:45pm but opens 8:15am & 5:15pm
845
New Smyrna-Coronado Beach
23'
Opens on demand.
869
Allenhurs-Haulover (SR A1A)
27'
Opens on demand.
876.6
Jay-Jay (NASA RR Bascule)
7'
Usually open. Closed for RR traffic
878.9
Titusville (SR 402)
9'
Opens on demand. Closed Mon-Fri. 6:45-7:45 am & 4:15-5:45 pm except Fed. holidays.
885
Addison Point Space Ctr. Causeway
27'
Opens on demand. Year-round, closed Mon.-Fri. 6:30-8:00 am & 3:30-5:00 pm except Fed. holidays.
964.8
Ft. Pierce Bascule (SR A1A)
26'
Opens on demand.
981.4
Jensen Bch. Bascule (SR 707A)
24'
Opens every hr. & 1/2 hr. Dec. 1 - May 1. Mon.-Fri. Closed 7am - 6pm except holidays
984.9
Ernest Lyons B. Stuart (SR A1A)
28'
Opens every hr & 1/2 hr. Dec. 1 - May 1 Mon.-Fri. Closed 7am-6pm except holidays.
995.9
Hobe Sound Bascule (SR 708)
21'
Opens on demand.
1004.1
Jupiter Isl. Bascule (SR 707)
25'
Opens on demand.
1004.8
Jupiter (US #1)
26'
Opens on demand.
1006.2
Indiantown Road Jupiter (SR 706)
35'
Opens on demand.
1009.3
Donald Ross Bascule Juno Beach
35'
Opens every 15 minutes Oct 1 - May 31. Mon.-Fri. closed 7am-9am & 4pm-6pm except Fed. holidays
1012.6
PGA Blvd. Bascule P.B. Gardens
25'
Closed Mon.-Fri. 7-9am & 4-7pm. Opens on the 1/4 & 3/4 hr. Nov. 1 - April 30 9am - 4pm opens every 20 min. Weekends & holidays 8am-6pm opens every 20 minutes
1013.7
Parker Bascule N.P. Beach Rte. 1
25'
Closed Mon.-Fri. 7-9am & 4-7pm. Opens on the hr. & 1/2 hr. Nov. 1 - Apr. 30 9am - 4pm opens every 20 min. Weekends & holidays, 8am-6 pm opens every 20 min. NOTICE: Effective January, 2010 until approximately January 2011 or later, Parker Bridge is only doing one span openings unless requested “4 hours in advance”. This is of significant concern for catamarans and large power boats.
1021.8
Flagler Bascule Palm Beach
14'
From 9:30am - 4:00 pm opens on the hr & 1/2 hr. Nov. 1 - May 31 Mon.-Fri. Closed 8-9:30am & 4-4:45pm except opens 8:30am & 4:45pm.
1022.6
Royal Park Bascule Palm Beach
21'
From 9:30am - 4:00 pm opens on the 1/4 & 3/4 hr. Nov. 1 - May 31 Mon.-Fri. Closed 8-9:30am & 3:30-5:45pm except opens 8:45am & 4:15pm., and 5:00 pm
1024.7
Southern Blvd. Palm Beach (SR 700)
14'
From 9:30 am - 4:00 pm opens on 1/4 hour and 3/4 hour. Nov. 1 - May 30 Mon. - Fri. Closed 7:30-9:00 am & 4:30-6:30pm but opens at 8:15 am & 5:45 pm
1028.8
Lake Worth Bascule (SR 802)
38'
Opens on demand
1031
Lantana Ave. Bascule
13'
Opens on the hour and half hour
1035
Ocean Ave. Bridge, Boynton Beach
23'
Opens on hour and half hour New Bridge under construction.
1035.8
S.E. 15th Ave. Bridge, Woolbright Rd.
25'
Opens on demand.
1038.7
George Bush Blvd. Delray Beach
9'
Opens on demand. Nov. 1 - May 31 Weekends and Fed. holidays 11 am to 6 pm opens every 15 min.
1039.6
Atlantic Ave. Bridge, Delray Beach (SR 806)
12'
Opens on 1/4 hour and 3/4 hour. Can tie up to dock on north side to wait.
1041.1
Linton Blvd. Bridge, Delray B.
30'
Opens on demand.
1044.9
Spanish River Blvd. (N.E. 40th) Boca
21'
Opens on hour and half hour
1047.5
Palmetto Pkwy. Boca (SR 808)
20'
Opens on 1/4 and 3/4 hour.
1048.2
Camino Real Bascule Boca R.
9'
7am - 6 pm opens every 20 minutes
1050
Hillsboro Blvd. Bascule Deerfield B.
21'
Opens on demand. Oct. 1 - May 31 7am-6pm opens every 15 mins.
1055
N.E. 14th St. Bascule, Pompano
15'
7am-6pm opens on the 1/4 & 3/4 hour.
1056
Atlantic Blvd. Bascule, Pompano
15'
7am-6pm opens on the hr. & 1/2 hr.
1059
Commercial Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale
15'
Opens on demand. Nov. 1 - May 15 Mon.-Fri. 7am-10am opens every 20 min. Weekends & Fed. holidays, 10am -10pm every 15 minutes.
1060.6
Oakland Park B., Ft. Lauderdale
22'
Opens on demand. Nov. 15 - May 15 Mon.- Fri. 7am-10am opens every 20 min. Weekends & Fed. holidays 10am-10pm every 15 mins.
1062.2
Sunrise Blvd. Ft. Lauderdale
25'
Opens on demand. Nov. 15 - May 15, 10am-6pm opens every 15 minutes.
1064
Las Olas Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale
31'
Opens on demand
1065.9
SE 17th St. Brooks M Ft. Lauderdale
25'
Opens on demand. 7am - 7pm daily the draw will not be reopened for 15 mins, after closure.
1069.4
Dania Beach Blvd. B.
22'
Opens on demand
1070.5
N. Hollywood B Sheridan Ave.
22'
Opens on demand
1072.2
Hollywood Beach B. (SR 820)
25'
Nov. 15 - May 15, 10am - 6pm opens on the hr. and 1/2 hr. May 16 - Nov. 14 Weekends & Fed. holidays 9am - 7pm opens on the hr & 1/2 hr.
1074
Hallandale Bch. Blvd. (SR 824)
22'
7:15am - 6:15pm opens on the 1/4 hr. & 3/4 hr.
1078
Sunny Isles (SR 826/NE 163rd)
36'
7am-6pm - opens on the 1/4 hr & 3/4 hr.
1081.4
Broad Causeway Bay Harbor
16'
Year-round, 8am-6pm opens on 1/4 hr. & 3/4 hr.
1084.6
J.F.K. Causeway (79th St.)
25'
Opens on demand.
1087
Julia Tuttle Causeway Bridge
55'
Fixed Bridge
1089.4
Dodge Island RR Br.
22'
Usually Open Closed for RR traffic
1134
Jewfish Creek
11'
Mon. - Thurs. opens on demand. Fri. - Sun & Holidays, 10am - sunset


1156
Snake Creek Bascule betw. Hawk Channel & Florida Bay at Plantation Key
27'
Opens on demand

Possible Departure Points

List the possible departure ports. Include their coordinates. It is assumed that corresponding Wiki pages of these ports either exist or will be created.

  • Departure Point1/wiki/Atlantic_Intracoastal_Waterway#.3Cspan_style.3D.22color:magenta_.22.3EDeparture_Point1.3C.2Fspan.3EHarbour icon Departure Point1  [[Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway#Departure Point1|Departure Point1]] DD°N.m′N/S, DD°M.m′E/W
  • Departure Point2/wiki/Atlantic_Intracoastal_Waterway#.3Cspan_style.3D.22color:magenta_.22.3EDeparture_Point2.3C.2Fspan.3EHarbour icon Departure Point2  [[Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway#Departure Point2|Departure Point2]] (Alternate name Departure Point2) °'N, °'E
  • etc.

Route/Suggested Stopovers

List the route and the suggested stopover points (in sequence), including their coordinates, and some description.

  1. Starting from Departure Point1/wiki/Atlantic_Intracoastal_Waterway#.3Cspan_style.3D.22color:magenta_.22.3EDeparture_Point1.3C.2Fspan.3EHarbour icon Departure Point1  [[Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway#Departure Point1|Departure Point1]] DD°N.m′N/S, DD°M.m′E/W
    1. xx nM SE to Anchorage Point1/wiki/Atlantic_Intracoastal_Waterway#.3Cspan_style.3D.22color:magenta_.22.3EAnchorage_Point1.3C.2Fspan.3EAnchorage icon Anchorage Point1  [[Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway#Anchorage Point1|Anchorage Point1]] (Alt name of Anchorage Point1) DD°N.m′N/S, DD°M.m′E/W in the SW side of the island of [[yy]],
    2. or 21 nM S to the remote island of Island Point1/wiki/Atlantic_Intracoastal_Waterway#.3Cspan_style.3D.22color:magenta_.22.3EIsland_Point1.3C.2Fspan.3EIsland icon Island Point1  [[Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway#Island Point1|Island Point1]] DD°N.m′N/S, DD°M.m′E/W , form here you can go
  2. xx nM to Stopover Point1/wiki/Atlantic_Intracoastal_Waterway#.3Cspan_style.3D.22color:magenta_.22.3EStopover_Point1.3C.2Fspan.3EHarbour icon Stopover Point1  [[Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway#Stopover Point1|Stopover Point1]] DD°N.m′N/S, DD°M.m′E/W
  3. etc.
  4. Finally you arrive at Arrival Port1/wiki/Atlantic_Intracoastal_Waterway#.3Cspan_style.3D.22color:magenta_.22.3EArrival_Port1.3C.2Fspan.3EHarbour icon Arrival Port1  [[Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway#Arrival Port1|Arrival Port1]] DD°N.m′N/S, DD°M.m′E/W

Possible Arrival Points

List the possible arrival ports (in sequence). Include their coordinates.

  • Arrival Port1/wiki/Atlantic_Intracoastal_Waterway#.3Cspan_style.3D.22color:magenta_.22.3EArrival_Port1.3C.2Fspan.3EHarbour icon Arrival Port1  [[Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway#Arrival Port1|Arrival Port1]] DD°N.m′N/S, DD°M.m′E/W
  • Arrival Ports/wiki/Atlantic_Intracoastal_Waterway#.3Cspan_style.3D.22color:magenta_.22.3EArrival_Ports.3C.2Fspan.3EHarbour icon Arrival Ports  [[Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway#Arrival Ports|Arrival Ports]] DD°N.m′N/S, DD°M.m′E/W
  • etc.

Distance & Duration

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Forums

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References

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Rod HeikelGreek Waters Pilot Imray, Laurie and Wilson, Cambridgeshire (2010), 9780852889718, ISBN Unknown, expands to
Rod Heikell, Greek Waters Pilot Imray, Laurie and Wilson, Cambridgeshire (2010), ISBN 9780852889718
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  • Author, Title, Publisher, ISBN ISBN number

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