Aids To Navigation Being Removed From Inland Bays

The Indian River Coast Guard Station crews will start removing the buoys (aids to navigation) around the Rehoboth Bay, Indian River Bay, and Roosevelt Inlet. These are the seasonal buoys removed each year. If the inland bays freeze the buoys can be damaged. These are also cleaned and then stored for next year. Usually the buoys are put back in around the beginning of April.

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navigational aids or buoys being placed by the aids to navigation crew … photo from the U.S. Coast Guard Station Indian River

The navigation aids in Herring Creek, and Bakers Channel will not be removed by the coast guard, those are state maintained. If you are still heading out of the bays to fish for striped bass, make sure you have the buoys locations marked on your plotters. Not a lot of fun to get jammed up on a sand bar in fifty degree water and then call Tow Boat US.

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Pipe being put together for Masseys Ditch Dredge Project
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If you are boating this winter into January keep in mind the Masseys Ditch dredge project will start soon. Crews are staging in the parking lots at the Indian River Inlet north side and Masseys Landing. Today they were putting the pipes together for pumping the sand to the north side.

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Pipe being put together for Masseys Ditch Dredge Project
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half of the parking lot at Masseys Ditch is closed for dredge project staging
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Pipe being put together for Masseys Ditch Dredge Project

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