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Cow Key Channel (Key West)

Cow Key Channel (Key West)

Characteristics

Description

Cow Key Channel, between Stock Island and Key West, is narrow and and marked by private daybeacons.

Caution: A shoal that bares is about 0.2 mile SSW of the SW point of Cow Key.
It was reported that the channel was subject to frequent change. Mariners are advised to seek local knowledge before entering the channel.
Two fixed highway bridges with a least width of 36 feet and clearance of 9 feet cross the channel between the keys.


An overhead cable crosses the channel with a least clearance of 25 feet.

7/03/2010
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Bjplan
Cow Key Channel (Key West)
22/02/2010
Update
Joëlle
Cow Key Channel, entre Stock Island et Key West, est étroit et balisé.

Attention au haut-fond à environ 0,2 M au SSW du point SW de Cow Key.
Il faut être prudent en empruntant le passage car celui-ci est sujet à l'ensablement. Il est conseillé de se renseigner auprès des marins locaux avant de prendre le canal.
Deux ponts routiers fixes, d'une largeur minimale de 70 m, traversent le canal. Un câble aérien traverse aussi le canal à une hauteur de 7,5 m.

7/03/2010
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Cow Key Channel (Key West)
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Joëlle
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Marquesas Keys (Florida)

21nm
270°
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Stock Island (Florida Keys)

0.7nm
40°
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1.3nm
34°
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1.6nm
304°
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Fleming Key (Florida Keys)

2.8nm
292°
Fleming Key is an island off the northwest corner of the island of Key
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Safe Harbor (Stock Island)

0.6nm
89°
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Sunset Marina (Stock Island)

0.9nm
345°
Marina located along the northwestern banks of Stock Island, east-southeast of charted Sigsbee Park.
Phone: (305) 296-7101
Fax: (305) 296-0798
Mail: dockmaster@sunsetmarinakw.com
Minimum depth: 7 feet
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Boca Chica Channel (Florida Keys)

1.5nm
102°
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Yacht Club Garrison Bight (Key West)

1.7nm
263°
A Key West Yacht club is located  at the eastern end of Garrison Bight.
Available only for members of other yacht clubs with appropriate reciprocal privileges.
Phone: 305-296-3446
Fax: 305 292 1114
Mail: kwyachtclb@aol.com
Minimum depth: 6 feet
64 slips with 3 Trans.
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Garrisson bight marina (Key West)

2nm
264°
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Boca Chica Nas Marina (Florida Keys)

2.2nm
70°
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Depth: 5 feet.
Phone: (305) 293-2402
Fax:   305-293-2416
E-mail: adkinsbi@naskw.navy.mil
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Local Area

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Stock Island (Florida Keys)

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