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Calda Channel (Key West)

Calda Channel (Key West)

Characteristics

Description

Calda Channel leads N from Man of War Harbor to the open waters of the Gulf.
The channel is narrow and crooked, but is well marked by daybeacons and a light at the N end.
The channel should be used only with local knowledge and during good visibility.
6/03/2010
Update
Albin
Calda Channel part de Man of War Harbor vers le large, dans le golfe de Mexico.

Le canal est étroit et sinueux, mais il est bien balisé et il est éclairé la nuit.
Il est utilisé par les locaux uniquement et par bonne visibilité.

6/03/2010
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Albin
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Marquesas Keys (Florida)

17nm
264°
The Marquesas Keys (not to be confused with the Marquesas Islands (French Polynesia in the Pacific Ocean) form an uninhabited island group about 30 miles (50 km) west of Key West, 4 miles (6 km) in diameter, and overgrown by mangrove. They are protected as part of the Key ...
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Boca Chica Key Key West NAS (Florida Keys)

6.2nm
99°
Boca Chica Key is an island in the lower Florida Keys approximately 3 miles east of the island of Key West.
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15 Apr 10

Fleming Key (Florida Keys)

1.1nm
140°
Fleming Key is an island off the northwest corner of the island of Key
West, Florida in the lower Florida Keys. It is roughly 2 miles (3.2 km) long by a quarter mile wide.
It is connected to the island of Key West by the Fleming Key Bridge.
The island and bridge ...
19 Mar 10

Stock Island (Florida Keys)

4nm
110°
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19 Mar 10

Sigsbee Park (Dragues Key) (Florida Keys)

2.2nm
117°
Sigsbee Park, also known as Dredgers Key, is an island about a half mile north of Key West island. It is connected to the island of Key West by Sigsbee Road. The island and causeway are part of the Key West Naval Air Station. It is primarily used for Navy housing.
It also includes ...
19 Mar 10

Wisteria Island (Florida Keys)

1.7nm
184°
Wisteria
Island, also known as Christmas Tree Island, is a privately-owned. It is located 280 yards (260 m) north-northeast of Sunset Key (Tank
Island), its closest neighbor.Large numbers of liveaboard boats are moored near the island, which has recently become the center of ...
19 Mar 10

Man of War Harbor (Florida Keys)

1.4nm
165°
The area of anchorage, in 14 feet minimum depth, is at Key West, at Chesapeake southern.Take care at the restrictive area located off the S, W, and N sides of Key West.
A restricted area extends about 150 yards from the shoreline around Fleming Key.
5 Mar 10

Wisteria Island Northwesterly anchorage (Florida Keys)

1.6nm
187°
Northwesterly anchorage of Wisteria Island in 6 feet depth.
Give attention at  wrecks in W offshore from the island.Wide open to northern, northeastern, western and southwestern winds.
5 Mar 10

Wisteria Island Eastern anchorage (Florida Keys)

1.8nm
180°
We can anchor E of Wisteria Island, to the W of the main ship channel, in minimum depth of 8 feet. Open to southern, northern and northeasterly winds.Anchoring in the vicinity of Key West Bight Channel Light 2, between KeyWest Bight Channel and the shoreline, is not recommended ...
5 Mar 10

Tank Island (Sunset Key) (Florida)

2.1nm
187°
The United States Navy constructed Tank Island to serve as a fuel tank depot during the Cold War. Dredging began in 1965 to form the island as well as to build passageways for submarines and other large vessels. However, the Navy's plans changed and the island saw little military ...
12 Mar 10

Mallory Wharf (Key West Harbor)

2.2nm
179°
Municipal Wharf, also known as Mallory Wharf, is 870 feet long and has a deck height of about 7 feet.
The northerly half is privately owned by a condominium development.
The southerly half is operated by the Key West Department of Transportation as a cruise ship terminal.
Two ...
10 Mar 10

Ocean key Resort and Marina (Key West)

2.1nm
177°
Nestled between Key West Harbor and Mallory Square.
Phone: 305.296.7701
Fax: 305.292.7685
11 Mar 10
Local Area

Key West (Florida)

A W current, counter to the prevailing E set of the Gulf Stream, at times exceeding 1 knot, has been reported in the vicinity of Key West Entrance Lighted Whistle Buoy.
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In the main ...
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The Keys ( Florida)

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West Florida

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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 ...
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NW Atlantic Ocean

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Stock Island (Florida Keys)

Stock Island is an island in the lower Florida Keys immediately east of Key West (separated from Key West by Cow Key Channel, which is only about 75 yards (70 m) wide).Immediately northwest is Key Haven (official name Raccoon Key), from which it is connected by causeway with US 1 ...
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