The Fox River Navigational System Authority is giving notice to all navigational interests that the following Fox River locks will be open for the recreational navigational season at 10 a.m. on April 18, 2014.
BELOW ARE PRINT OUTS WHICH WILL ALLOW YOU TO KEEP COPIES IN YOUR BOAT OF BOTH THE LOCKS AND BRIDGES SCHEDULES.
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Holidays
8:00 am -Midnight
Appleton Lock 1
11:45 am -10:00 pm
Down River 12 pm, 2 pm, 4 pm ,6 pm, 8 pm, 10 pm
May 26 - Sept. 7
Appleton Lock 2
11:30 am - 10:15 pm
Appleton Lock 3
11:15 am - 10:30 pm
Appleton Lock 4
11:00 am - 10:45 pm
Up River 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm ,5 pm, 7 pm, 9 pm
Fridays-Call to Schdule
Saturday, Sunday and Holidays
May 22 - Sept. 7
Little Chute 1-3
Restoration In Progress/Bridge Inoperable
Transfer Station In Progress
May 8 - Oct. 4
7.1 miles (To Lake Michigan)
8:00 am - Midnight
Seasonal Unlimited Recreational and Commercial Transit Permit - $120.00
Multi-Vessel Season Unlimited Recreational Transit Permit - $140.00
Daily Limited Transit Permit (Based on boat length)
Under 26 Feet - $6.00 25 Feet and greater - $12.00
(Recreational and Commercial vessel owners who own more than one vessel can now purchase a season pass that includes a decal for each of their registered vessels)
Two vessels $140.00 - Each additional Vessel $20.00
Inquiries can be addressed to the FRNSA Kaukaun office at 920-759-9833
Information Provided by the Fox River Navigational System Authority
Updated: March 28, 2014
Run into a conflict with the locks' operating schedule? Fox River Navigational System Authority has a "Call-In" procedure in place to get you through the locks. To schedule a Call-In (commercial or recreational) lock operations, please call 920-202-1853, 12 hours in advance. In addition to vessel lockage fee, an hourly fee is due before lockage begins.
Monday - Friday $15.00/Hour
Saturday - Sunday $22.50/Hour
Appleton Locks 1-4
Monday - Friday $25.00/Hour
Saturday - Sunday $37.50/Hour
7 Day Operation
Monday - Sunday 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 Midnight
Monday - Friday (RESTRICTED OPERATION HOURS FOR OSHKOSH BRIDGES to avoid conflict with street traffic)
11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
12:45 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
April 17th -
Monday - Sunday 8:00 - Midnight
Monday - Thursday 10:00 - 10:00
Friday - Sunday 8:00 - Midnight
Memorial Day Monday, May 25th and Labor Day Monday Sept. 7th - 8:00 - Midnight (as on weekends)
SPECIAL NOTE: Racine Street Bridge will not be open on September 22th from 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. due to Fox Cities Marathon route.
No Scheduled Hours of Operation
Kaukauna Bridge Island St.
Little Chute Bridge
Inoperable - No scheduled Hours for 2015
No Scheduled Hours
NOTE: The Old Oneida Street Bridge will not be operated on May 9th, 2015 from 9:00 - 11:00 am to accommodate the Sole Burner Run/Walk event route.
The Racine Street Bridge will not be operated on September 20th, 2015 from 7:30 am - 1:30 pm to accommodate the Fox Cities Marathon route.
During the off season, all operable bridges in the system can be opened if at least twelve (12) hours notice is given. Railroad bridges and highway lift bridges can be operational and available in non-operating house prior to April 17, 2015 and after October 4, 2015.
Following is a list of telephone contacts for the issuance of 12 hour notices by mariners of requests for drawbridge openings during unscheduled operation hours:
(Drawbridge Operations)Municipal Service Building2625 E. Glendale AveuneAppleton, WI 54911920-832-5580920-832-5500 (Police)
Department of Public Works140 Main StreetMenasha, WI 54952920-967-5102920-967-5128(Police)
(Oshkosh & Winneconne Drawbridges)Bridge Operations Supervisor901 W. County Road YOshkosh, WI 54903920-232-1700920-420-2146 (After 3:00 p.m.)(Off Hours) 920-232-1715
Dale Weber Wisconsin Department of Transportation/Northeast Region944 Vanderperren WayGreen Bay, WI 54304920-492-7161
Off season lockages (surcharges applies) can be made by special 12 hour advance notice request by contacting: Dennis Arnoldussen at 920-202-1853
CURRENT NINTH DISTRICT BRIDGE MAINTENANCE/ACTIVITIES
As of: April 9, 2015
Note: Short-term bridge maintenance closures and various activities may only be published through Broadcast Notice to Mariners and may not be included in the Local Notice to Mariners. Mariners should both listen to Broadcast Notice to Mariners (BNM) and read Coast Guard Local Notice to Mariners (LNM) available at: http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/?pageName=lnmDistrict®ion=9 for the most recent and complete marine information.
Please contact us with any questions or concerns:
Scot Striffler (216) 902-6087 or Scot.M.Striffler@uscg.mil
Blair Stanifer (216) 902-6086 or William.B.Stanifer@uscg.mil
Lee Soule (216) 902-6085 or Lee.D.Soule@uscg.mil
FAX: (216) 902-6088
Ninth Coast Guard District
1240 E. 9th St. Room 2047B
Cleveland, Ohio 44199-2001
LOCAL NOTICE TO MARINERS (LNM)
GREAT LAKES REGION
GREAT LAKES, Advance Notice Prior to Passing Railroad Drawbridges, Chart 14500
Mariners are encouraged to provide advance notice of arrival if transiting a railroad drawbridge is anticipated. Providing an advance notice to a railroad drawbridge may not be specifically required, but this practice will help to minimize the possibility that a vessel will be unreasonably delayed at a railroad drawbridge that passes large volumes of train and vessel traffic at the same location. Mariners are particularly encouraged to provide advance notice prior to passing the Norfolk Southern Railroad drawbridges at Mile 0.76 over Cuyahoga River in Cleveland Harbor, OH, Mile 0.72 over Indiana Harbor Ship Canal in Indiana Harbor, IN, and Mile 1.36 over Calumet River in Calumet Harbor, IL. In addition to making SECURITE calls while approaching or departing facilities in these harbors, mariners are encouraged to directly contact railroad drawbridge operators and provide an Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA) at the bridge(s). [26/05] [34/12]
GREAT LAKES, Drawbridge Delay Reports, Chart 14500
Mariners are requested to submit Reports of Drawbridge Signal/Operations Delays directly to the Ninth Coast Guard District Bridge Branch using the attached form. Reports of signal or drawbridge delays have been processed by Coast Guard Marine Safety Offices in recent years, but will now be processed and tracked by the Bridge Branch. Reports may be sent by mail, e-mail, or by fax. The mailing address and fax number are on the form. The updated form is printed and also attached on the last page of this list. [08/05] [34/12]
GREAT LAKES, Drawbridge Advance Notice During High Winds, Chart 14500
Mariners are encouraged to provide advance notice of arrival to drawbridges during periods of high winds. Depending on the orientation and type of bridge high winds may prevent some bridges from operating as required by regulation. [46/13]
everything you need to know about the fox river and its locks:
links to all locks maps (Satellite Images)
Wikipedia Fox River Water Profile
Fox River Navigational System Management Plan
To Contact FOX RIVER NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM AUTHORITY (FRNSA):
1008 Augustine Street Kaukauna, WI 54130 Tele. 920-759-9833 Fax: 920-759-9834 Harlan Kiesow, CEO
Robert J. Stark, Chairman David Williams, Chief of Staff
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