Missing Buoys

Aug 02, 2017

To the Editor:

For some reason the New Jersey Division of Coastal Engineering Aids to Navigation failed to deploy the buoys in the Middle Grounds channel. Boaters and anglers from Beach Haven West who want to access the southern waters of Little Egg Harbor now have to utilize the Intracoastal Waterway behind Long Beach Island, which is a longer and costly trip.

To my knowledge, the Division of Coastal Engineering has not notified anyone that the channel would be left unmarked. I personally contacted the division in late June. They stated although they were running late due to equipment issues, the buoys were to be deployed.

It is now August and still no buoys. I contacted the division on two more occasions via email and it has not answered my emails. This channel from Long Point to ICW has been marked for years. Why has the division failed to mark it this year? No one seems to know.

Rich Kline

Beach Haven West


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