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The End of the Ballard Blinker?

by Kurt Hoehne

This just in from the U.S. Coast Guard District 13 (original press release here):

SEATTLE — The U.S. Coast Guard is proposing to make multiple changes to the Aids to Navigation system at the entrance to Shilshole Bay in Puget Sound.

The proposed changes include disestablishing Shilshole Bay Approach Lighted Buoy “S” (18110), lighting Shilshole Bay Entrance Buoys 1 (LLNR 18125) and 2 (LLNR 18130), changing the light characteristic of Shilshole Bay Breakwater Light 3 (LLNR 18140), disestablishing Shilshole Bay Entrance Range Rear Light (LLNR 18120) and changing Shilshole Bay Entrance Range Front Light (LLNR 18115) to a Direction Light.

As a reminder, each Coast Guard District office publishes and makes available for the public a weekly Local Notice to Mariners. The LNM is the official Coast Guard publication that lists current conditions of ATON, proposed changes to ATON, approved marine events and various announcements for waterway safety.  For a more detailed description and a graphical representation of these proposed changes, please visit the LNM for the 13th District, which can be found on the Coast Guard Navigation Center’s web site: http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/?pageName=lnmDistrict&region=13.

The LNM lists contact information for mariners to submit comments via mail, phone or email on this or any other proposed change to ATON.  If additional information is required, please contact L.t. j.g. Frankie Harms, D13 ATON Planning Officer, at 206-220-7283.

– See more at: http://www.d13.uscgnews.com/go/doc/4007/2121822/#sthash.siXYeD5l.dpuf

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