Coming into the Fort Pierce inlet, when you pick up the range lights by Coon Island coming through the jetties in front of you.
The range lights are helpful, but Chief Avery stresses--as will all navigation authorities--that "a prudent mariner uses more than one method of navigation, especially when using floating aids.
Buoys frequently float out of line and burnt out range lights
take four months to repair.
Its products include rotationally molded polyethylene buoys, self-contained LED lanterns, conventional LED lanterns, range lights
, fog signals, fog detectors, solar power systems, rotating beacons, Racons and customized remote monitoring systems.
Visibility is good to front and sides, slightly restricted over the shoulder, with long- range lights
and effective wipers, powered folding mirrors and tinted windows.
The product suite includes a full range of industry leading marine aids to navigation; from self-contained one nautical mile buoy lanterns to omni-directional sector lights or nineteen nautical mile long range lights
The Coast Guard is working to repair the Aids to Navigation - lighted structures, beacons, day markers, range lights
, fog signals, landmarks, or floating buoys used to help boaters plan trips and safely navigate waterways - located in the Houston Ship Channel that have been damaged or destroyed by the storms.