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The Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GICW)

Gulf ICW
The Gulf Intracoastal Waterway enters Galveston Bay at Port Bolivar, Texas. The community of Port Bolivar lies at right at the end of the peninsula. Galveston Bay is the great body of water at left. A small piece of the Gulf of Mexico can be seen at upper right.

The Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GICW) is the portion of the Intracoastal Waterway located along the Gulf Coast of the United States. It is a navigable inland waterway running approximately 1700 kilometers (1050 mi) from Carrabelle, Florida, to Brownsville, Texas.

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Charts

Chart Source NOAA
Chart 11006_1 - Key West to Mississippi River. 24*32'N, 81*52'W
Chart 1115A_1 - Cape St. George to Mississippi Passes. 29*35'N, 85*06'W to 89*29'W
Chart 1114A_1 - Tampa Bay to Cape San Blas

Weather

Local weather conditions?

Sources for Weather forecasts:

Locks

Bridges (Schedule)

Florida Gulf Intracoastal Waterway Bridge Opening Schedule ...... Bridges monitor VHF 09. From Boca Grande (Charlotte Harbor), FL to Dunedin, FL
ICW Milepost
Bridge
Vert. Clearance
Operation
Restrictions
34.3
Boca Grande Swing Bridge
9'
On the hour & ½ hour M-F 0700 to 1800. Holidays 0700 - 1800 opens on the hr. & every 15 minutes thereafter. Other times on demand.
43.5
Tom Adams Bascule Bridge
26'
Opens on Demand.
50.0
Manasota Bascule Bridge
26'
Opens on Demand
55.0
Circus Bascule Bridge
25'
Opens on Demand
56.6
Venice Avenue Bascule Bridge
30'
At 10 min. past the hour & every 20 min. thereafter M-F 0700 to 1620 except Fed. Holidays. Other times on demand. Closed 1635 to 1735
56.9
Hatchett Creek Bascule Bridge
30'
On the hour & every 20 min. thereafter M-F 0700 to 1620 except Fed. Holidays. Weekends & Fed. Holidays from 0730 to 1800 opens on the hour and every 15 minutes thereafter. Other times on demand. Closed 1625 to 1725
59.0
Albee Road Bascule Bridge
14’
Opens on Demand
63.0
Blackburn Swing Bridge
9'
Opens on Demand
68.6
Stickney Point Bascule Bridge
18'
On the hour & every 20 min. thereafter M-F 0600 to 2200 except Fed. Holidays. Other times on demand.


71.6
Siesta Drive Bascule Bridge
25’
On the hour & every 20 min. thereafter M-F 0700 to 1800 and weekends 1100 to 1800 except Fed. Holidays. Other times on demand.
73.5
Ringling Bridge
65'
Fixed Bridge
87.4
Cortez Bascule Bridge
22'
On the hour & every 20 min. thereafter from 0600 to 1900. On the hour & ½ hour from 1/15 to 5/15, 0600 to 1900. Other times on demand.
89.0
Anna Marie Island Bascule Bridge
24’
On the hour & every 20 min. thereafter from 0600 to 1900. On the hour & ½ hour from 1/15 to 5/15, 0600 to 1900. Other times on demand.
99.0
Sunshine Parkway Bridge
180'
Fixed Bridge
113.0
Pinellas Bayway E Span Bascule Bridge
25'
On the hour & every 30 min. thereafter from 0900 to 1900. Other times on demand.
114
Pinellas Bayway C Span Bascule Bridge
65'
Fixed Bridge.
117.7
Corey Causeway Bascule Bridge
23'
On the hour & every 20 min. thereafter M-F 0800 to 1900. Weekends & Fed. Holidays 1000 to 1900. Other times on demand.
119.0
Treasure Island Causeway Bascule Bridge
21'
On the hour & every 15 min. thereafter from 0700 to 1900. Other times on demand. From 2300 to 0700 the draw shall open on signal if at least 10 minutes advance notice is given.
122.8
Welch Causeway Bascule Bridge
25'
Weekends & Fed. Holidays on the hour & every 20 min. thereafter from 0930 to 1800. Other times on demand.
126.0
Park Blvd. Bascule Bridge
20'
Opens on demand.
129.0
Indian Rocks Bascule Bridge
25'/21'
Opens on demand. Twin Span.
131.8
Belleair Causeway Bridge
75'
Bascule Bridge replaced with 75’ fixed bridge
136.0
Clearwater Memorial Bridge
74'
Fixed Bridge
142.0
Dunedin / Honeymoon Bascule Bridge
24'
Opens on Demand

Ports along the GICW

Marinas & Yacht Clubs en-route

See each Port above.

Anchorages en-route

See each Port above.

Yacht Repairs and Services

Marine Stores

See each Port above.

Repairs/Yards

See each Port above.

Fuel, Water, & Electricity

See each Port above.

Tourism and Things to do Ashore

Tourism

See each Port above.

Transportation

Transportation (local and/or international)

See each Port above.

Friends

Contact details of "Cruiser's Friends" that can be contacted for local information or assistance.

Forums

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Links

Links to relevant websites.

References & Publications

Publications, Guides, etc.

Comments

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