USCG Publishes 2022 Navigation Information

2022 Light Lists are now available on the USCG Navigation Center’s website at: http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/?pageName=lightLists. Coast Guard Light Lists are a means for communicating aids to navigation information to the maritime public.

Select District 9 when searching for Lake Erie data!

Local Notice to Mariners will continue to advise Light List corrections and NAVCEN will continue to publish a compilation of corrections. Complete versions of the 2022 Light Lists are updated weekly on the NAVCEN website and mariners should download applicable copies and updates as needed at: WeeklyUpdates.

A summary of weekly 2022 Light List corrections are available at: Corrections.

USCG Cutter Morro Bay in Transit

USCG Cutter Morrow Bay (WTGB 106), based in Cleveland, Ohio, made passage between the southeast side of South Bass Island and Kelleys Island this afternoon.  The cutter was commissioned March 28, 1981 at the Reserve Training Center in Yorktown, VA and served there until 1998.

MORRO BAY is the sixth Bay Class Icebreaker. While stationed at Training Center Yorktown, MORROW BAY was involved in training and operations on the Chesapeake Bay. She shifted  homeport to Cleveland, Ohio, in the summer of 2014.  Unit Missions include Icebreaking, Homeland Security Patrols, Light House Projects, Law Enforcement, and Public Affairs.

USCG Cutter Morro Bay Overnights at Put-in-Bay

USCG Cutter Morro Bay (WTGB-106) docked at Put-in-Bay on Saturday afternoon.  A sister-ship, USCG Cutter Neah Bay (WTGB 105), visited Put-in-Bay on 9 July 2021.  Morro Bay’s home port is also Cleveland, Ohio.

The 140-foot Bay Class Cutters are state of the art icebreakers. Named after American Bays, the ships are stationed mainly in the northeast United States and the Great Lakes.

WTGBs use a low pressure air hull lubrication or bubbler system forcing air and water between the hull and ice. This system improves ice-breaking capabilities by reducing resistance against the hull and reducing horsepower requirements.

USCG Navigation Tools Available Online

USCG Navigation Tools

2021 Light Lists are available on the USCG Navigation Center’s website at: https://www.navcen.uscg.gov/?pageName=lightLists
Coast Guard Light Lists are a means for communicating aids to navigation information to the maritime public.

Local Notice to Mariners will continue to advise Light List correction.
Complete versions of the 2021 Light Lists are updated weekly on the NAVCEN website and mariners should download applicable copies and updates as needed at: https://www.navcen.uscg.gov/?pageName=lightListWeeklyUpdates

A summary of 2021 Light List corrections are available at: https://www.navcen.uscg.gov/?pageName=lightListCorrections
Guidance for use of electronic navigation publications onboard U.S. vessels can be found at: https://www.dco.uscg.mil/Portals/9/DCO%20Documents/5p/CG-5PC/CG-CVC/Policy%20Letters/2010/CG-543_pol10-05.pdf