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local notice to mariners-chart correction

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Date: May 27, 2009
Contact: Andrew S. Muñoz, 702-293-8691

For Immediate Release: May 14, 2009

Release No.: 2009-20

Contact: Andrew S. Muñoz, 702-293-8691


LAS VEGAS - The National Park Service has deactivated the

South Boulder Island Light 2 in the Boulder Basin of Lake

Mead and replaced it with a lighted buoy. This conical

shaped red buoy will show a red light and display a four

second flash sequence. The light is on for 4.0 seconds

then off for 3.6 seconds after which the sequence is


NOAA Chart Number: 18687

Edition: 13th Ed.

Edition Date: Nov. 2002

Chart Title: Lake Mead

Main Panel 1873 LAKE MEAD Page/Side: A

DELETE South Boulder Island Light 2; Fl R 4s "2"

in position: 36-02-05.000N 114-45-38.000W

ADD South Boulder Island Buoy 2; R"2" Fl R 4s

in position: 36-02-07.000N 114-45-08.000W

- NPS -

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