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Smith Shoal (Florida)

Smith Shoal (Florida)

Characteristics

Description

Smith Shoal, about 4.5 miles N of the N entrance to Northwest Channel, is covered 11 feet and marked on its NE end by Smith Shoal Light (24°43'06"N., 81°55'18"W.).
The light also marks the N approach to the channel and is shown 54 feet above the water from a small black house on a white, hexagonal, pyramidal skeleton tower on piles.
A relatively flat-topped coral head, covered by a least depth of 11 feet, is about 3.3 miles WSW of the light.
12/03/2010
Update
soja
Smith Shoal, à environ 4,5 M au N de l'entrée de Northwest Channel, porte une lumière à son extrémité NE, haute de 3,3 m (24°43'06"N., 81°55'18"W.)
A 16,2 m de l'eau une maison noire et blanche sur une fine tour hexagonale et pyramidale porte la lumière qui indique également l'approche N du chenal.
12/03/2010
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6.5nm
158°
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11nm
139°
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159°
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12nm
189°
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West channel (Key West)

13nm
176°
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Calda Channel (Key West)

9.8nm
139°
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12nm
192°
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11nm
135°
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10nm
210°
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11nm
201°
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11nm
145°
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Local Area

The Keys ( Florida)

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NW Atlantic Ocean

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