The US Army Corps of Engineers recently completed navigation dredging to better establish a new, more central route for the Bogue Inlet connecting channel between the Atlantic Ocean and the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway. The new route is generally indicated in red below.
Unfortunately, the US Coast Guard has delayed the relocation of navigation aids to the new channel until later in June, and has requested that the US Army Corps of Engineers complete additional touch-up dredging across the ocean bar portion of the navigation channel. This additional dredging work is expected to occur in June, after which the US Coast Guard is expected to fully re-establish reliable navigation aids. In the meantime, boaters should transit the inlet with caution and at their own risk, and should not rely on any navigation aids that may still be present.
Friday, June 2, 2017 3:03:00 PM