Rebecca Shoal Channel (Florida)

Rebecca Shoal Channel (Florida)

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Rebecca Shoal Channel, immediately W of Rebecca Shoal Light, frequently is used by vessels bound from the Straits of Florida to points on the W coast of Florida. Vessels bound for Mobile and points W pass to the W of Dry Tortugas.

So far as known, Rebecca Shoal Channel is clear, but possibly there are undiscovered spots with lesser depths than those now charted. Deep-draft vessels should use the passage with great caution, and should continue about 15 miles past the lighted bell buoy marking the 28-foot shoal S of The Quicksands before turning N. The passage is well marked by lights.

In February 1980, a sunken wreck was reported about 7 miles W of Rebecca Shoal Light, in about 24°33.6'N., 82°42.6'W.

2012/04/8
Update
Cham
Rebecca Shoal, immédiatement à l'W du feu de Rebecca Shoal, est fréquemment utilisé par les vaisseaux venant du détroit de Floride pour se rendre sur la côte W de Floride. Les vaisseaux en provenance de Mobile et se rendant à la passe W pour aller à l'W  des Dry Tortugas.
Rebecca Shoal est clair, mais peut être y a t-il des endroits non connus avec moins de profondeur que celles qui sont indiquées sur les cartes. Les vaisseaux avec un grand TE doivent emprunter le passage avec précaution, et doivent continuer environ 15 M une fois passée la bouée lumineuse indiquant le banc S à 8,4 m de Quicksand avant de tourner au N. Le passage est bien balisé par des bouées lumineuses.

En février 1980, une épave immergée fut signalée à environ 7 M à l'W du feu de Rebecca Shoal, à environ
24°33.6'N., 82°42.6'W.

2012/04/8
Update
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