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Moser Channel (Florida Keys)

Moser Channel (Florida Keys)

Characteristics

Description

Moser Channel, 36 miles E of Key West, affords passage between the keys from the Gulf of Mexico to Hawk Channel for vessels of 7 to 8 feet in draft. The swing span of Seven Mile Bridge across Moser Channel has been removed; however, the bridge piers remain. The fixed highway bridge close south of the former swing span has a clearance of 65 feet.

The tidal current at the Moser Channel bridge floods NNW with an average velocity of 1.4 knots and ebbs SSE with an average velocity of 1.8 knots. Wind effects modify considerably the current velocities and directions.

16/04/2012
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JB
Moser Channel (Florida Keys)
4/04/2010
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Joëlle
Moser Channel à 36 miles de Key West E, permet le passage entre les touches du golfe du Mexique Hawk Channel pour les navires de 2,1 à 2,4 m. La travée tournante de Seven Mile Bridge à travers Moser Channel a été supprimée, mais restent les piliers du pont. Le pont routier fixé près du sud de l'extravée tournante a un dégagement de 19,5 m. Le courant de marée au pont de Moser canal NNW a une vitesse moyenne de 1,4 n?uds et 1 reflux SSE avec une vitesse moyenne de 1,8 n?uds. Les effets du vent de modifient considérablement les vitesses et les orientations.
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Key Vaca (Florida Keys)

4.8nm
72°
Key Vaca is an island in the middle Florida
Keys, located entirely within the borders of the city of Marathon, Florida. It is often incorrectly identified as
"Marathon Key."Key Vaca is located between Fat
Deer Key and Knight's Key. Key Vaca is also connected via bridge to ...
22 Mar 10

Bahia Honda Key (Florida Keys)

5.3nm
258°
Bahia Honda (meaning deep bay, in Spanish) is an island in the lower Florida Keys.
Bahia Honda State Park. Founded in 1961, occupies most of the island. The channel at the island's west end is one of the deepest natural channels in the Florida Keys.Marine life is quite plentiful ...
16 Apr 12

Long Key (ou Rattlesnake key) (Florida Keys)

22nm
66°
Long Key was called Cayo Vivora (Rattlesnake Key) by early Spanish explorers, a reference to the shape of the island, which resembles a snake with its jaws open, rather than to its denizens.
In the early 20th century, Long
Key was the site of a luxurious fishing resort that ...
5 Apr 10

Boot Key Harbor Anchorage (Florida Keys)

3.5nm
75°
Boot key Harbor is one of the largest mooring fields in the country. It is also often hailed as one of the most protected harbors on the Eastern coast. The accessibility, particulary for sail boats that may draw a larger draft than sport fishing boats populating other aera marinas, ...
21 Mar 10

Boot Key Harbor City Marina (Marathon) (Florida)

3.9nm
75°
Boot
Key Harbor City Marina lies on Vaca Key on the coast of southern
Florida in the USA. The facility combines slips and moorings.
Approach and Entrance:From the N - From the Gulf of Mexico make for Florida
Bay.
From the
S - From the Atlantic Ocean make or ...
21 Mar 10

Grassy Key (Florida Keys)

12nm
69°
Grassy Key is an island in the middle Florida Keys, between Crawl Key and Duck Key.
It is one of the northernmost islands in a chain of islands that comprise the City of Marathon, Florida.
22 Mar 10

Bahia Honda Channel (Florida)

6.9nm
253°
Bahia Honda Channel is located between Spanish key and Bahia Honda westrly shores.
The anchorage is located  between the two Bahia Honda bridges.
Depth: 5 to 9 feet. open to southern, northern and northwesterly winds.
8 Mar 10

Coffins Patch (Marathon Key)

11nm
89°
Although Coffins Patch is fairly close to shore, it has the  characteristics of an offshore patch reef system. The reef includes rare pillar coral and other coral species unique to the Keys. The Sanctuary Preservation Area (SPA) is approximately 4nm (7km) southeast of Key Colony ...
16 Apr 12

Newfound Harbor Northely anchorage (Florida)

12nm
261°
Located between Torch Key and Big Pine Key, before the bridge that lie the two keys, the anchorage is depth of 6 feet.
Very good shelter except by strong southern winds.
8 Mar 10

Newfound Harbor Southerly anchorage (Florida)

12nm
255°
Newfound Harbor is located in the lower keys between Big Pine, the Torch Keys and
Ramrod Key.
We anchor in 7-9 feet of water on the West side of a small island called Picnic Island.
Open to Westerly winds.
8 Mar 10

Newfound Harbor Mid anchorage (Florida)

12nm
257°
On the South of Little Torch Key, that anchorage have a depth of 5 to 6,5 feet. It is open to Southerly winds.
8 Mar 10

Newfound Harbor Western anchorage (Florida)

13nm
258°
The anchorage is located from the East of Ramrod Key.
8 Mar 10
Local Area

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

Bahia Honda Key (Florida Keys)

Bahia Honda (meaning deep bay, in Spanish) is an island in the lower Florida Keys.
Bahia Honda State Park. Founded in 1961, occupies most of the island. The channel at the island's west end is one of the deepest natural channels in the Florida Keys.Marine life is quite plentiful ...
16 Apr 12

Marathon Key (Florida Keys)

Marathon is a city on Knight's
Key, Boot Key, Key Vaca, Fat
Deer Key, Long Point Key, Crawl
Key and Grassy Key islands in the middle Florida Keys, in Monroe County, Florida, in the United States. Boot Key Harbor is a natural body of water between Boot Key and Key Vaca, entirely ...
22 Mar 10
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