Coast Guard announces change to Sandusky Strait Channel Range Lights

CLEVELAND — The U.S. Coast Guard is scheduled to change the color of the Sandusky Strait Channel Range Lights from red to white late spring or early summer 2018.

The change originated as a request by commercial shipping and Great Lakes Pilots due to the red range lights aligning with the Bay Point Shoal lighted buoy “2”, also red, creating confusion.

Once the change has taken place, a broadcast notice to mariners will commence via VHF-FM channels 16 and 22.

The change will be listed on the District 9 Great Lakes weekly local notice to mariners, located at the U.S. Coast Guard Navigation Center (NAVCEN) website.

The range lights can be found in the Great Lakes Light List Volume VII on page 47 as “Sandusky Strait Channel Range Front Light” (light list number 4625) and “Sandusky Strait Channel Range Real Light” (LLNR 4630).

The light list can also be located on the NAVCEN website.

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