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New Ground Shoal (Florida)

New Ground Shoal (Florida)

Characteristics

Description

New Ground, a shoal with a least depth of 4 feet at its W end, is about 6 miles long. It extends in an E-W direction about 3.5 miles N of The Quicksands.
A light is on the W side of the 4-foot spot. The water shoals abruptly on the N side of New Ground, and vessels should stay in depths greater than 13 fathoms to ensure clearing the shoal.

Between New Ground and The Quicksands is a natural channel about 2 miles wide with depths greater than 30 feet. The route should be used with caution because of the general irregularity of the bottom inside the 10-fathom curve.

A channel, sometimes used, lies W of Halfmoon Shoal, but is not recommended. SW of Halfmoon Shoal depths of 20 to 22 feet rise abruptly from depths of about 40 feet.

8/04/2012
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Cham
New Ground, un banc avec une profondeur minimum de 1,2 m à son extrémité W, est long d'environ 6 M. Il s'étend dans une direction E/W sur 3,5 M au N de Quicksands.
Un feu se trouve sur le côté W du point situé à 1,2 m. L'eau reonte soudainement sur le côté N de New Ground et les vaisseaux doivent rester dans les profondeurs plus grandes que 23,79 m par mesure de sécurité.

Entre New Ground et les Quiksands un chenal naturel s'étend, avec 2 M de largeur et une profondeur allant jusqu'à 9 m. Il faut prendre ce passage avec prudence à cause de l'irrégularité générale des fonds souvent inférieurs à 20 m.

Un chenal utilisé quelquefois, rejoint le côté W de Halfmoon Shoal, mais il n'est pas recommandé. Le SW d'Halfmoon Shoal a une profondeur de 6 à 6,6 m et remonte brusquement à environ 12 m.

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216°
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242°
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13nm
118°
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15nm
231°
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20nm
272°
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107°
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20nm
107°
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21nm
254°
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98°
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22nm
110°
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25nm
83°
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