Northwest Channel (Florida Keys)

Northwest Channel (Florida Keys)

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Northwest Channel (Florida Keys)
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Description

Northwest Channel is a medium-draft passage between Key West Harbor and the Gulf of Mexico. In May 2002, the midchannel controlling depth was 10 feet. Vessels can pass directly across the reefs from the Gulf to the Straits of Florida by way of Northwest Channel and Main Ship Channel.
The Gulf end of the channel is shifting W. The jetties on either side of the Gulf entrance to Northwest Channel are 0.3 to 0.5 mile from the centerline of the channel, and only the outer part of the E jetty shows above low water.
The NW end of the jetty is marked by a light. The channel is marked by lights, a 166° lighted range, daybeacons, and lighted and  unlighted buoys. The steel pilings and skeletal tower of a former Coast Guard lighthouse are about 0.3 mile SW of the S end of the W jetty.
2012/04/9
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Cham
Nord-Ouest Channel est un passage entre le port de Key West et le golfe du  Mexique. En mai 2002, la profondeur du milieu du canal a été contrôlé à 3 m. Les navires peuvent passer directement à travers les récifs du Golfe du Mexique vers le Détroit de Floride en passant par le canal NW et par Main Ship Channel.
La fin du chenal NW se déplace vers l'W. Les jetées de chaque côté de l'entrée du chenal Nord-Ouest sont de 0,3 à 0,5 mile de la ligne médiane du canal, et seule la partie extérieure de la jetée E est bordée d'eau peu profonde. L'extrémité NW de la jetée est marquée par un feu. Le canal est balisé par des lumières, une balise 166 ° éclairée, balises de jour, et des bouées lumineuses et non lumineuses. Les pieux d'acier de la tour d'un ancien phare est à environ 0,3 mile au SW de la fin de la jetée S W.
2012/04/9
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2.4nm
243°
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5.2nm
116°
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