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Post Your Own Nav Alerts on the Waterway Explorer

Date Posted: 2016-10-20
Source: Ed Tillett, Editor-in-Chief & General Manager

You can now post Navigation Alerts and observations anywhere on Waterway Explorer. Your comments will be verified and available on the web app for everyone to see. Please provide as much detail and accuracy as possible.

We’ve also included weather overlays from two sources, NOAA and Windyty. 

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  • Comment submitted by SCOTT MCCONNELL - Fri, Mar 10th

    Do not!!!! Use the mooring balls at French Leave Marina and resort. There are supposed to be 5 one was gone when we got there Feb 3rd. One broke off on our buddy's boat and one broke off on us two nights latter!! Management is aware and as we left they were trying to get a diver to fix them. Call resort before any attempt to use them! The resort was very concerned and made it right financially but we almost lost one of the boats!

  • Comment submitted by Peter Ohanian - Wed, Jul 25th

    Beware, unmarked obstruction.  Between green markers 139A and 141 on the Oneida River just west of  Oneida Lake.  It is shallow water.  However, there is an obstruction between the markers on the edge of the channel.  I know because I hit it and damaged the prop.  The local service yard confirmed that there is something there because others have hit it.  They notified NY canals to move the channel markers to no avail.

  • Comment submitted by Ron Akke - Sun, Sep 9th

      The Great Bridge Bridge was struck by lightning Saturday evening, 9/8/2018, causing electrical issues that require the bridge to be opened manually. While crews work on repairs, the bridge will lift at 6am and 6pm to allow the passage of marine vessels. These openings could last as long as an hour, depending on marine traffic. Road traffic should choose an alternate route during those times and expect delays in the area.   All the bridges, locks and commercial traffic in the Norfolk, Chesapeake Virginia Beach area monitor marine channel 13  

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