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Notice to Mariners - Changes in Aids to Navigation Hemenway Harbor

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Date: July 18, 2008
Contact: Roxanne Dey, 702.293.8691

Lake Mead Recreation Area Superintendent William K Dickenson announces changes to Aids to Navigation in the Hemenway Harbor of Lake Mead. Due to the relocation of the Lake Mead Marina Complex to Hemenway Harbor, the following buoy has been added:

Hemenway Harbor “A” Mid-Channel Buoy is located at:

36 degrees 01 minutes 40.9 seconds north

114 degrees 46 minutes 01.8 seconds west

The red and white vertically striped, lighted, can shaped buoy, will show a “Flash” sequence.  The white light will be on for 0.8 seconds, off for 1.2 seconds, on for 2.4 seconds, then off for 3.6 seconds.  The sequence is then repeated.  This new buoy will aid mariners navigating to the center entrance of Hemenway Harbor.

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