Coast Guard is conducting a Waterway Study of Penobscot Bay and Tributaries

PORTLAND, Maine – The Coast Guard is conducting Waterways Analysis Reviews of Penobscot Bay and Tributaries. The Waterways Analysis Review is used to determine the effectiveness of aids to navigation within the waterways.

The following areas are under review: Isle Au Haut Thorofare, Penebscot Bay Approaches, Isle Au Haut Bay, East Penobscot Bay, Fox Island Thorofare, Carvers Harbor (Vinalhaven), South Approach (Vinalhaven), West Approach (Vinalhaven), East Approach (Vinalhaven), The Reach (Vinalhaven), Hurricane Sound, Laireys Narrows, Leadbetter Narrows, Gilkey Harbor, Castine Harbor, Bagaduce River, Penobscot River, Stockton Harbor, Searsport Harbor, Belfast Harbor, West Penobscot Bay, Inner Bay Ledges, Camden Harbor, Rockport Harbor, Rockland Harbor, Owls Head Bay, Muscle Ridge Channel, Two Bush Channel, Wheelers Bay, Tenants Harbor Approach, and Penobscot Bay and Approaches (Chart 13302).

Mariners and other concerned parties are invited to comment on aids to navigation within these waterways. Any comments or recommended changes to aids to navigation should be received no later than May 15, 2008. Send comments to:

Supervisor U.S. Coast Guard Sector Field Office Southwest Harbor
PO Box 5000, Southwest Harbor, ME 04679
ATTN: ATON Officer

Questionnaires can be obtained by mail by calling 207-244-4234

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