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post #19 of Old 02-26-2007
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Yes, but having checked the chart... the two buoys in question are from different buoy channel chains... not a pair.

It can't be helped if GC1111 is making assumptions about the two buoys, based on their physical proximity, that are clearly wrong. They are not a pair that is oddly reversed as he claims above. The GC"1" buoy that is on the right is part of the Linekin Bay channel buoys, and the next buoy in that series, RN"2", is just off of Tibbits Ledge, almost 1 NM into Linekin Bay.

I don't see any reason the red buoy on the left of the Spruce Pt. Ledges should be marked RN"2", as it doesn't fit with any of the other channel marking buoys in the area. It isn't part of the Boothbay Harbor channel, which extends to the south-southwest of it. Nor is it part of the series marking Fisherman's Passage to the southeast. As far as I can tell, it is a solitary red can buoy...that really should be marked differently. It does mark the safe passage of the western side of Spruce Pt. Ledges though... so it is appropriate that it is a red buoy.

In any case, you shouldn't pass between a red and green buoy pair, when heading into a harbor, when the RED buoy is on the left... It is, after all in the US, RED RIGHT RETURNING.


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