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Biscayne Channel (Biscayne Key)

Biscayne Channel (Biscayne Key)

Characteristics

Description

Biscayne Channel leads through the shoals south of Cape Florida into Biscayne Bay. It is partially dredged, but the channel has shoaled. In April 1983, the reported controlling depth was 5 feet.
The channel is marked by lights and daybeacons. Craft whose draft is close to the limiting depth of the channel should exercise extreme caution in navigating it. Several channels leading through the shoals between Biscayne Channel and Key Biscayne are used by local boats.
5/04/2010
Update
Bjplan
Biscayne Channel passe à travers les hauts-fonds au sud de Cape Florida dans Biscayne Bay. Il est partiellement dragué, mais le canal a des hauts-fonds. En avril 1983, la profondeur était de 1,5 m.
Le canal est balisé par des lumières et des balises de jour. Les bateaux dont le TE est proche de la profondeur limite du canal devraient
être extrêmement prudents à la man?uvre. Plusieurs canaux menant à travers les hauts-fonds entre Biscayne channel et Key Biscayne sont utilisés par les bateaux locaux.
17/04/2012
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Sites around Biscayne Channel (Biscayne Key)
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Elliot Key (Florida)

12nm
188°
Elliott Key is the northernmost of the true Florida
Keys (those 'keys' which are ancient coral reefs lifted above the present sea level), and the largest key north of Key
Largo. It is located entirely within Biscayne National Park.
It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to ...
18 Apr 10

Key Biscayne (Miami)

2.8nm
Key Biscayne is an island located in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States, between the Atlantic Ocean and Biscayne
Bay. It is the southernmost of the barrier islands along the Atlantic coast of Florida, and lies south of Miami Beach and southeast of Miami. The Key is connected ...
18 Apr 12

Miami Beach (Florida)

10nm
11°
Miami Beach occupies the barrier beach that separates the ocean from the upper part of Biscayne Bay and is also an important yachting center. A number of causeways, with bridges over the channels, form good highway connections with Miami and the mainland communities.
The city is ...
8 Apr 10

Cape Florida Anchorage (Key Biscayne)

0.9nm
36°
Cape Florida Anchorage, with depths of 12 to 20 feet, is about 300 yards westward of the south end of Cape Florida with the lighthouse tower bearing northward of 069°. This is a poor anchorage with southerly winds.
18 Apr 12

Cape Florida (Key Biscayne)

1.1nm
48°
The
Cape
Florida lighthouse is one of the most celebrated landmarks owned by the State of Florida.
The original lighthouse and cottage, built in 1825, were attacked and burned in 1836 by Seminole warriors protesting
U.S. presence in the South
Florida wilderness and ...
18 Apr 12

No Name Harbor (Key Biscayne)

1.4nm
19°
Located on the waters of the tadpole-shaped harbor, which indents the westerly banks of south Key Biscayne, near
Cape Florida.The minimum depth is 10 feet and the shelter is excellent.
There is an overnight anchorage fee of $15.00, and a day use fee of $2.00.
It will be necessary ...
18 Apr 12

Key Biscayne Yacht Club (Key Biscayne)

2.7nm
Located South of West Point, on the western shores of Key Biscayne.Tel: (305) 361 9171
Fax: (305) 361 9209
Mail: receptionist@kbyc.org100 slips (<60')
Minimum depth: 10 foot
18 Apr 12

Crandon Park Marina (Key Biscayne)

4.4nm
11°
Crandon
Park Marina is on Key Biscayne lies on the eastern coast of Florida in the south of the USA. It is a Dade County Municipal Marina and lies in the 900 acre Crandon Park. The facility combines slips & moorings.
Crandon Park Marina lies on the northern end of Key Biscayne, ...
18 Apr 12

Rickenbacker Marina (Miami)

5.6nm
357°
Nestled in the heart of Biscayne Bay, on
the north side of Rickenbacker Causeway,
Rickenbacker Marina's location is an
ideal berth for any boater.200 slips (<100')
Tel: (305)
361-1900 
Fax 
(305) 361-2036
Mail: ...
13 Apr 10

Matheson Beach Marina (Miami)

5nm
287°
Located three St. Miles west of ICW St. Mile 1097.5, in Matheson Hammock Park. From the ICW, head almost due west from the tip of Key Biscayne. Follow the well-marked marina channels to the marina basin using red right return rules. Approach depth: 5,5'
Dockside depth: 5'
Vessels ...
18 Apr 12

Sands Key (Biscayne NP)

8.8nm
183°
Sands Key is an island north of the upper Florida
Keys in Biscayne National Park.It is located in lower Biscayne
Bay, between Elliott Key and Boca Chita Key.
19 Apr 10

Port of Miami (Florida)

7.1nm
Miami is a seaport located in Biscayne
Bay in Miami, Florida, United States. It is connected to Downtown Miami by Port Boulevard, a bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway. The port is located on Dodge Island, which is the combination of three historic islands (Dodge, Lummus and ...
1 May 10
Local Area

Biscayne National Park (Florida)

Biscayne National Park, a protected area, is between Mile
1097.0 and Mile 1119.2. The National Park Service has established an anchorage area off the northern end of Elliott Key, opposite Mile
1110.0. The anchorage is marked by buoys. A park ranger is stationed at
Elliott ...
18 Apr 10

The Keys ( Florida)

The Florida Keys are a chain-like cluster of about 1700 islands in the southeast United States. They begin at the southeastern tip of the Florida peninsula, about 15 miles (24 km) south of Miami, and extend in a gentle arc south-southwest and then westward to Key West, the ...
7 Apr 12

West Florida

The coast, for nearly 115 miles, from Key West to San Carlos Bay is low, sandy, and generally wooded. Innumerable small islands and keys, interlaced by many small rivers and bayous, make up Everglades National Park and the Ten Thousand Islands. From San Carlos Bay N to Tampa Bay the ...
6 Apr 12

Gulf of Mexico

The Gulf of Mexico is the ninth largest body of water in the world. The shape of its basin is roughly oval and approximately 810 nautical miles (1,500 km) wide and filled with sedimentary rocks and debris. Tidal ranges are extremely small due to the narrow connection with the ocean. Considered ...
6 Apr 12

NW Atlantic Ocean

Entre le Groenland et la mer du Nord, l'Atlantique est séparé de l'Océan Arctique par le seuil de Wyville-, zone relativement peu profonde (entre 300 et 1250 m) et de laquelle émerge l'Islande.
Au Nord, c'est-à-dire déjà dans l'océan Arctique, on trouve le bassin de Norvège, ...
19 Mar 15

Elliot Key (Florida)

Elliott Key is the northernmost of the true Florida
Keys (those 'keys' which are ancient coral reefs lifted above the present sea level), and the largest key north of Key
Largo. It is located entirely within Biscayne National Park.
It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to ...
18 Apr 10
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