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Crossing the St Helens Bar in a trailer boat

St Helens Bar is one of many located up and down the east coast of Australia. Situated at the mouth of Georges Bay it is the  result of a build up of sand across the entrance.   Sand bars change

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Negotiating the St Helens Barway

Many skippers of vessels assume that it is not possible or safe to cross the St Helens bar into Georges Bay. It is, of course, true that the barway presents a problem with a swell on it, which is no

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Dredging at Pelican Point to Resume

Marine and Safety Tasmania (MAST) are preparing to resume dredging at Pelican Point again. Hopefully this dredging will last some time giving greater access to the port for larger vessels. The barway channel is moving although not causing any concern.

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Georges Bay Barway Marker Buoy Relocated

The Georges Bay Barway marker Buoy was recently relocated. The new coordinates of the marker buoy are: 41 degrees 16.216′ S 148 degrees 20.304′ E WSG DATUM 84

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