West channel (Key West)

West channel (Key West)

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Description

 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.
2010/03/15
Update
soja
C'est un passage important à l'W de Key West entre l'île et les récifs extérieurs. Il est profond mais n'est pas balisé. Il est utilisé par les bateaux de pêche et les petits bateaux partant pour les Dry Tortugas.

Seuls les bateaux locaux peuvent emprunter ce passage.

2010/03/15
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soja
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Marquesas Keys (Florida)

12nm
289°
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

Boca Chica Key Key West NAS (Florida Keys)

12nm
66°
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

Ballast Key (Florida)

3.3nm
299°
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

Sand Key light (Key west)

3.7nm
160°
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

Woman Key (Florida)

3.8nm
297°
As I heard the story, Woman Key got its name from a group of prostitutes who washed ashore on the key after a Spanish ship went down in a storm. The sailors apparently ended up on another island, which is named Man Key.Today, Woman Key is a nature preserve, part of the Key West National
Wildlife ...
14 Mar 10
Renée

Rock Key (Florida)

3.7nm
129°
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