Channel Five (Florida Keys)

Channel Five (Florida Keys)

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Channel Five is the second of the two marked passages spanned by the Lower Matecumbe Key-Long Key Bridge. It is an important route, not the least reason for wich is the full 65 feet of vertical clearance afforded by the fixed bridge that spans its width. This is the first ICW to Hawk Channel route passage of Angelfish Creek that enjoys such a high-rise clearance, with nary the necessity of a bridge opening.

Channel Five enjoys minimum depth of 7 feet. Most cruisers will not find much of anything less than 8 foot readings on their sounders. This does not mean that Channel Five is not without problems, however.

North of the bridge, shoals flank Channel Five to the E and W. S of the fixed span, shallow water is even more of a problem, with depths of 1 to ahalf-foot lying to the W and 2-foot shoals to the E.

2010/03/25
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2017/03/5
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Channel
Five est le second des deux passages marqués enjambé par le pont de 
Matecumbe Basse-Long Key. Cette route importante est traversée par un pont fixe de19,5 m de hauteur. C'est la première route ICW pour Hawk Channel vers Angelfish
Creek qui jouit d'une telle habilitation de grande hauteur, avec la nécessité d'une ouverture du pont.
Channel Five bénéficie d'une profondeur minimale de 2,1 m. La plupart des navigateurs ne trouveront pas moins de 2,4 m sur leur sondeurs. Cependant, cela ne signifie pas que Channel Five n'est pas sans problèmes.

Au N du pont, les bancs bordent le Channel Five à l'E et l'W. Au S du pont fixe, l'eau est peu profonde et c'est aussi un problème, une profondeur de 0,3 m ou moins rejoint l'W et une profondeur de 0,6 m s'étend vers l'E.

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Long Key (ou Rattlesnake key) (Florida Keys)

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306°
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Lower Matecumbe Key (Florida Keys)

3.8nm
56°
The island lies to the southwest of Upper Matecumbe Key, and to the northeast of Craig
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Key Vaca (Florida Keys)

17nm
246°
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
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Long Key bight anchorage (Long Key)

1.3nm
267°
  We anchore on the central waters of Long Key Bight, which lies west of Channel Five's flashing daybeacon #2.
Don't think about approaching any of the bight's shore-lines. They are uniformly shoal.
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Caloosa Cove Marina (Lower Matecumbe Key)

2.4nm
61°
Caloosa Cove Marina is located in Florida Keys, USA S. The facility combines slips and boat yard. L'installation combine glisse et chantier naval. It is popular with anglers, limited depths preclude large deep draught vessels.Caloosa
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Tennessee Reef (Long Key)

3.4nm
178°
Tennessee Reef is marked with a lighthouse that stands 49' tall. The depth of the water ranges from 15' to 25'.
There are no mooring buoys to tie your boat to so be careful when you anchor. You?ll want to place the anchor in a sandy area. There are yellow buoys that mark off a
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