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The following changes should be made to the Explorer Chartbook Exumas & Ragged Islands 7th ed., December 2013

  • p. 50, Chart EX 30A: Remove the note on the lower left portion of the chart: "Bahama Houseboat moorings shown by symbol o". Replace with : "Anchoring is not permitted in Gaviota Bay, Hurricane Hole, and Cleaning Hole of Stocking Island. Moorings shown of the chart are under the management of the Elizabeth Harbour Conservation Partnership. For mooring rental, contact the Harbour Master or Kevalli House, St. Francis, or Wendell McGregor." (Posted March 19, 2014)

    p. 48, Chart EX 30: The buoy on the inside reef at the western entrance to Elizabeth Harbour has been replaced in a position slightly northwest of it's original position on the reef. The new buoy position is now at 23° 33.30' N/75° 48.35' W. 

    The buoy was first placed on the reef by Harry Etheridge sometime during the 1950s, to warn mariners of the hazard. It has been maintained for a number of years now by Skip Hird of Eleanor M. Skip passed the torch on to Alan of Nutmeg for the buoy maintenance this year. (Posted March 13, 2014) 

  • p. 49, Chart EX 30: Masters Harbour channel leading to George Town Marine near 23° 28.4' N/75° 43.8' W is no longer marked with red and green buoys and depths have shoaled to no more than 1.5 meters @MLWS.

    The stake shown near 23° 28.08' N/75° 41.47' W no longer exists. The stake marked the northern end of a small boat/shallow draft passage between Man of War Cay and Moriah Harbour Cay leading to Hartswell and the Ferry. The passage/route which is continued on page 56, Chart EX 33 has shoaled to close the passage to all but the shallowest of small boats near 23° 27.50' N/75° 41.40' W. (posted February 7, 2014)  

The following changes should be made to the Explorer Chartbook Exumas & Ragged Islands 6th ed., September 2010

 

 

  • p. 49, Chart EX 30: Masters Harbour channel leading to George Town Marine near 23° 28.4' N/75° 43.8' W is no longer marked with red and green buoys and depths have shoaled to no more than 1.5 meters @MLWS.

    The stake shown near 23° 28.08' N/75° 41.47' W no longer exists. The stake marked the northern end of a small boat/shallow draft passage between Man of War Cay and Moriah Harbour Cay leading to Hartswell and the Ferry. The passage/route which is continued on page 56, Chart EX 33 has shoaled to close the passage to all but the shallowest of small boats near 23° 27.50' N/75° 41.40' W. (posted February 7, 2014)

  • p. 31 Chart EX 18B Sampson Cay:  Sampson Cay Club is no longer open to the public. The marina, villas, bar/restaurant, fuel dock, laundry, grocery and all facilities are permanently closed. The Island is now completely private. Visits ashore are only by invitation of the owner.
  • p.41 Chart EX 25: An underwater obstruction has been found near Lee Stocking Island.  Two cylindrical tanks approximately 14 feet in length are lying side by side in approximately 2.7 to 3 meters (9 to 10 feet) of water near 23° 46.33' N/76° 06.50' W.  This is several hundred feet southwest of the now closed Marine Research Station near the 2.7 meter sounding on chart EX 25.  Marine growth has taken root and an anchor and rode are wrapped around the tanks.  This obstruction should pose no problems to most vessels traversing the area, but care should be taken not to anchor here. (posted April 16, 2013)

 

  • p.32 Chart EX 19: –Harvey Cay light is not working.  The pole is in position but the light is missing.(posted March 25, 2013) 

  • p.18 Chart EX 9: Ship Channel Cay Lodge is private facility on Ship Channel Cay and NOT a public place. They do welcome cruising yachtsmen to stop by for the activities, lunch and drinks. But they would prefer for them to visit upon reservation.  

    During the day they do have exclusive private charters sometimes who reserve the island privately for the day. They also have guest cabins, which they rent out for the night.  

    They do not have dockage for boats.  They have only a dock where they put their powerboat during the day from 11 AM-3:30 PM. 

    Boaters are requested to respect the privacy of the island and its guests and call for reservations if they desire to visit the island.(posted March 15, 2013)

  • p. iv- NEW CUSTOMS FEES for Cruising Permit: Yachts under 30 feet, $150; yachts over 30 feet, $300. (posted September 15, 2012)

  • pp. 10, 13, 17, 18 CHARTS EX 1, 4, 8, 9– The Beacon Cay sectored light is no longer working.  Both the light and the tower are gone. (posted February 9, 2012)

  •  p. 21 CHART EX 11- Normans Stake at 24° 35.78? N/76° 51.63? W is now only awash at low water and should be considered a hazard.  Normans Bar shown to the east of Normans Stake no longer dries in the areas shown on the chart.  Most of the bar is shallow to nearly dry at low water. (posted February 9, 2012)

  • p. 22 CHART EX 12- A series of coral reefs has been found to existnorthwest of the Elbow Cay waypoint with one head having less than two meters clearance at low water springs.  At 24° 31.18? N/76° 49.72? W a SLW depth of 1.9 meters was measured over a potruding coral head. Another coral head lies at 24° 31.41? N/76° 50.00? W with SLW depth of 2.4 meters. The series of reefs spreads over an area of approximately a half mile and is 0.2 to 0.4 mile west of and parallel to the course between Elbow Cay and Normans stake waypoints.(posted February 5, 2012) 

  • p. 16 CHART EX 7– 100-foot steel freighter Allison wrecked on the reef 4.5 miles east of Black Rocks.  Note it on your chart at position:  23° 29.88 N/75° 29.25 W (posted February 2, 2012)

  • p. 48 CHART EX 30 – Conch Cay light is not working.  The pole is in position but the light is missing.(posted February 2, 2012)

  • p. 34 CHART EX20 The Dotham Cut light is extinguished. (posted January 19, 2012)
  • p. 52 CORRECTION: Need-to-Know Info, Marinas & Services: Master's Harbour Marina and Repair is open under new management.  Phone 242-345-5116. (posted May 1, 2012)

  •  p. 63 CHARTS RI 5 and RI 5A The Flamingo Cay light is extinguished. (posted January 19, 2012)

  •  p. 52 CORRECTION: Need-to-Know Info, FAX:  The correct fax number for Exuma Markets is 336-2645. (posted January 17, 2012)
  • TIDE TABLES for 2012 and 2013--heights are in feet rather than centimeters. (posted April 14, 2011)


 

 

Article Edited on Tuesday, 08 April 2014 13:14  

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