Golfe de St Florent

Golfe de St Florent

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Golfe de St Florent
Golfe de St Florent
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The Gulf of Saint Florent form a large body of water open to the North to NW winds, but sheltered by the mountains Libeccio of Balagne.
Strong wind blows from east sometimes jump off the mountain which is extended by the Cap Corse and a rise in the Gulf chop rather unpleasant.

The tip of the Mortella, at the entrance of golf, supports the little white tower of a lighthouse that facilitates entry of night in the port of Saint Florent with fire Vecchiaja peak on the eastern shore. This turret is pretty good mark on the lower slope of the forward edge of an old semaphore. If it is not visible from afar, there is little to worry about because the town and the citadel of Saint Florent are clearly visible.

The clear waters and the presence of many fish make it particularly attractive diving near the edge Vecchiaja between 5 and 30m.

In 1440, the Genoese erected on this site a citadel which remained until the eighteenth century, the seat of the bishopric of Nebbio and Government House. Despite the ravages of malaria, there was disputed in the sixteenth century by the French, Genoese, and of course, the Corsicans.
The city found a new lease, after Napoleon III had ordered the draining of marshes, thus addressing the root causes of malaria. Planning work was begun and were continued under the Third Republic.

The creation of a marina in 1971 contributed greatly to the growth of the city.

2012/05/6
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Golfe de St Florent
Golfe de St Florent
2012-05-06
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Le golfe de Saint Florent forme un vaste plan d'eau ouvert aux vents de Nord à NW, mais bien abrité du Libeccio par le massif montagneux de la Balagne.
Les coups de vent fort d'Est sautent quelquefois l'arrête montagneuse qui se prolonge par le cap corse et lèvent dans le golfe un clapot assez désagréable.

La pointe de la Mortella, à l'entrée du golf, porte la petite tourelle blanche d'un phare qui facilite l'entrée de nuit dans le port de Saint Florent avec le feu de pointe Vecchiaja sur la rive Est. Cette tourelle se repère assez bien sur la faible pente de la pointe en avant d'un ancien sémaphore. Si elle n'est pas visible de loin, on n'a guère à s'en soucier car le village et la citadelle de Saint Florent sont nettement visibles.

Les eaux claires et la présence de nombreux poissons rendent particulièrement attractive une plongée aux abords de la pointe Vecchiaja entre 5 et 30m.

En 1440, les Génois édifièrent sur ce site une citadelle qui resta, jusqu'au XVIII ème siècle, le siège de l'évêché du Nebbio et la résidence du gouverneur. Malgré les ravages provoqués par la malaria, cet endroit fut disputé au XVI ème siècle par les Français, les Génois, et bien entendu, les Corses.

La ville trouva un nouvel essor, après que Napoléon III eut ordonné l'assèchement des marais, s'attaquant ainsi aux racines du paludisme. Des travaux d'urbanisme furent entrepris et se prolongèrent sous la IIIème République.

La création d'un port de plaisance en 1971 a contribué grandement à l'essor de la cité.
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Cap Sagro - Bastia

8.9nm
70°
Capo Sagro is located at 11 NM. S Finocchiarola islands. He has a signal station and a semaphore rises N of it.
Mount Merizatodio, 778 m high, is 1.5 MN to W Cape and dominates the immediate area. The village of Erbalunga, situated 1.5 miles SSW of Capo Sagro, stands on the S ...
6 May 12
Jojo

Isola Capraia

31nm
48°
Capraia is one of the seven islands of the Tuscan Archipelago, on the road between Cape Corsica and Elba. It is an island of 335 inhabitants (the Capraiesi) of the Province of Livorno. It lies 64 km from Livorno, 37 km from Gorgona and 31 km from Corsica. Its area is 19 km2. It has ...
26 Feb 14
marchew

Cap Fornali (St Florent)

0.5nm
224°
Cap Fornali, surmounted by an old tower, is located on the W side of the gulf, 1 mile from the head.
A light is shown from a structure, 9m high, standing on the cape.
Anchorage is available, in depths of 11 to 12m, sheltered from all but N winds, in a roadstead lying 0.3 mile ...
6 May 12
Jojo

Ecueil de Tignosu (St Florent)

0.7nm
165°
Ecueil de Tegnosa, a rocky bank with parts nearly awash, lies about 0.3 mile W of the citadel at Saint-Florent and is marked by a lighted beacon, 8m high. A rocky patch, with a least depth of 1.7m, lies about 0.2 mile NE of the beacon.
6 May 12
Jojo

Port de Saint Florent

0.9nm
155°
An extensive yacht and small craft harbor fronts the village of Saint-Florent and is protected by breakwaters.

Amer remarkable red beacon at 400m. of the harbor entrance (pitfall of Tignoso), red lights shine 2s.
Access: Easy day and night. Harbour with 840 berths including ...
6 May 12
Jojo

Fiume Santu

1.6nm
293°
The river Santu is a stream of Haute-Corse region of Corsica, which flows into the Mediterranean Sea to the western Gulf of Saint-Florent, S of the tip of Mortella.
Approach slowly anchorage area. We anchor by 3 to 6 m.

Very sheltered anchorage by W wind, but exposed to the Mistral.
7 May 12
Jojo