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Subject:Daily Update - 01/11/2019 - New Haven
Date:Friday, January 11, 2019

New Haven Harbor is at MARSEC Level 1


Tides for New Haven Harbor, New Haven Reach starting with January 11, 2019.

Day        High      Tide  Height   Sunrise    Moon  Time      % Moon

           /Low      Time    Feet    Sunset                    Visible

F   11     High   2:22 AM     5.8   7:17 AM    Rise 10:30 AM      18

    11      Low   8:27 AM     0.6   4:43 PM     Set 10:04 PM

    11     High   2:37 PM     5.7

    11      Low   8:48 PM     0.3

Sa  12     High   3:05 AM     5.7   7:16 AM    Rise 10:57 AM      26

    12      Low   9:15 AM     0.7   4:44 PM     Set 11:03 PM

    12     High   3:24 PM     5.5

    12      Low   9:33 PM     0.5

Su  13     High   3:52 AM     5.7   7:16 AM    Rise 11:23 AM      35

    13      Low  10:07 AM     0.7   4:45 PM

    13     High   4:15 PM     5.3

    13      Low  10:23 PM     0.6

Marine Zone Forecast


Synopsis for the Long Island Waters and New York Harbor... High pressure gradually builds into the region through Saturday, while low pressure slowly weakens over the Canadian Maritimes. The high builds to the north Saturday night through Sunday night, as a coastal low tracks well to the south, then southeast of Long Island. High pressure then builds in from the southwest Monday through Tuesday, followed by an Alberta Clipper passing to the north Tuesday night.


NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.


NW winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 ft, then 1 to 2 ft after midnight.


NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 ft or less.

Sat Night

N winds around 5 kt. Seas 1 ft or less.


N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 ft or less.

Sun Night

N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas building to around 2 ft.


N winds 10 to 15 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas around 2 ft, then 1 ft after midnight.

Mon Night

NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 ft or less.


NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 ft or less.

Tue Night

W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 ft or less.


Port:                                      New Haven, CT Channel

Draft:                                    35’-00” Brackish @ MLW

Tidal range:                         + 6.0 – 7.0 feet (vessel’s over 30 ft draft dock on HW)

Salinity:                                Brackish Water 1.018 – 1.025 (varies due to river outflow)

Channel bottom:              Mud Pilot

Boarding area:                   Point Judith P/S 41’.17”N x 71’.30”W (5.0 hours East)

Towage Provider:            Gateway Towing (203-467-1997)

Line Handlers:                   Coastline Services (203-627-1671)

USCG:                                   #203-468-4444 / /

Terminal Drafts (All drafts measured in brackish water)

Gulf Oil Terminal:                                             38’-00” + 1’ UKC

Magellan T Dock:                                              36’-00”

Magellan Pink Tanks:                                      36’-00”

Shell                                                                      37’-00” + 1’ UKC

New Haven Terminal:                                    36’-00”

Gateway Main Dock South Side:               36’-00”

Gateway Main Dock North Side:               28’-00”

Gateway Harbor Terminal:                           36’-00”   

Logistec (New London State Pier):           34’-00”

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Notice posted on Friday, January 11, 2019

For quality assurance purposes please note well that while the above information is regularly vetted for accuracy it is not intended to replace the local knowledge or expertise pertaining to port conditions of our marine operations personnel. Port précis should always be verified by contacting the corresponding marine department of a particular location for the most up-to-date information.