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New Ground Shoal (Florida)

New Ground Shoal (Florida)



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.

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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