Southwest Channel (Florida)

Southwest Channel (Florida)

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Southwest Channel (Florida)
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Description

A convenient approach to Key West from SW, has been swept to a depth of 23 feet, and is marked by buoys.
Strangers should not attempt passage at night.
2010/03/12
Update
JB
Approche pratique pour atteindre Key West par le SW. Southwest channel a une profondeur de 7 m et est balisé par des bouées.
Ceux qui n'ont pas l'habitude du lieu ne doivent pas essayer de prendre ce canal de nuit.
2010/03/12
Update
JB
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Marquesas Keys (Florida)

13nm
307°
The Marquesas Keys (not to be confused with the Marquesas Islands (French Polynesia in the Pacific Ocean) form an uninhabited island group about 30 miles (50 km) west of Key West, 4 miles (6 km) in diameter, and overgrown by mangrove. They are protected as part of the Key ...
8 Apr 12
Cham

Sand Key light (Key west)

3nm
87°
Sand Key light is located 6 nautical miles southwest of Key West, Florida, between Sand Key Channel and Rock Key Channel, two of the channels into Key West.
It is located on a reef that is intermittently covered by sand. At times the key has been substantial enough to have trees, ...
14 Mar 10
JB

West channel (Key West)

4.1nm
25°
 West Channel, a passage leading W from Key West between the keys and outer reefs, is deep but unmarked. It is used by shrimp boats and small craft bound toward the Dry Tortugas. Local knowledge is advised for safe passage.
15 Mar 10
soja

Boca Chica Key Key West NAS (Florida Keys)

16nm
57°
Boca Chica Key is an island in the lower Florida Keys approximately 3 miles east of the island of Key West.
Its name is Spanish for "small mouth", (not "girl mouth" as many assume, since chica used as an adjective in Spanish means small).It is mainly composed of salt marshes (mangroves) ...
15 Apr 10
Joëlle

Rock Key (Florida)

4.8nm
74°
Rock key is a block of reefs located 24°27 342 N et 81°51 458 W,between Sand Key and Eastern Dry Rock.
10 Apr 12
Cham

Ballast Key (Florida)

5.5nm
348°
Balast Key is the southermost point of land in the continental United States. It is also the only privately owned land within the boundaries of the Key West National Wildlife Refuge.A large house on Ballast Key  is reported to be prominent.
14 Mar 10
Alain