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Old 01-25-2009
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For current information on waterway depths, locking, and navigational data
contact the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at any of the following numbers:
Jacksonville District Office (904)232-2539
South Florida Operations Office (863)983-3101
W.P. Franklin Lock and Dam.... (239)694-5451
Ortona Lock and Dam... (863)675-0616
Moore Haven Lock and Dam (863)946-0414
Port Mayaca Lock and Dam (561)924-2858
St. Lucie Lockand Dam (772)287-2665
Canaveral Lock (321)783-5421

The present MINIMUM depth on route 1 is over 7 feet.
Daily updates here: http://www.saj.usace.army.mil/Divisi...orts/r-nav.txt

This is the way to go assuming your mast height will clear.
After that...head down to Lake Worth Inlet and wait for the right weather to transit to the Abacos. Lots of details available in past threads here on that route and timing. Do a search.
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Last edited by camaraderie; 01-25-2009 at 01:41 PM.
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