NOTICE TO MARINERS
UPPER MISSISSIPPI RIVER BASIN
SECTION VI - PROPOSED CHANGES
Periodically, the Coast Guard evaluates its system of aids to navigation to determine whether the conditions for which the aids to navigation were established have changed. When changes occur, the feasibility of improving, relocating, replacing, or discontinuing aids are considered. This section contains notice(s) of non-approved, proposed projects open for comment. SPECIAL NOTE: Mariners are requested to respond in writing to the District office unless otherwise noted (see banner page for address).
UPPER MISSISSIPPI RIVER
The Coast Guard is proposing the following Aid to Navigation Changes: Change Milkmans Island Light (LLNR-14055) at mile 601.1, Right Descending Bank, in approximate position 42-40-31.947N/090-54-06.489W, showing Fl G 4s, Green to Milkmans Island Daybeacon (LLNR-14055) CNG upstream, SG downstream, on rock mound. Comments to be received by March 8, 2022. Please email comments regarding this proposal to: D08-SMB-District-LocalNoticeFeedback@uscg.mil.
SECTION VII - GENERAL
This section contains information of general concern to the Mariners. Mariners are advised to use caution while transiting these areas.
MILE 324.9 - MILE 301.2 - CHANNEL CONDITIONS/L/D RESTRICTIONS
Due to forecast and adverse ice conditions, a 70-foot width restriction will go into effect, as needed, until further notice at L/D 21, in the vicinity of Mile 324.9 and L/D 22, in the vicinity of Mile 301.2, at the discretion of the respective lockmasters. Mariners should exercise caution double tripping or use an industry helper boat, since doubles may be required, as both L/D’s will be unable to use tow haulage units to pull cuts. Mariners are requested to contact L/D 21 at (217) 222-0918 or L/D 22, at (573) 221-0294, for the latest information and instructions, 30-minutes prior to arrival.