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Safe Harbor – Concept
In the times of dangerous storms or when a vessel is in imminent distress, a marina, whether public or private, is obligated to grant Safe Harbor to a vessel and her crew.

All five active marinas on Great Salt Lake have restrictions on commercial or recreational use of their marinas. Great Salt Lake State Marina, for example, cannot, by law, allow brine shrimping operations within its boundaries. Yet the marina is obligated to grant Safe Harbor to you when you, your crew, or vessel is in imminent danger as are all the marinas on Great Salt Lake.

You, as a vessel operator, also have responsibilities when requesting Safe Harbor. You are obligated to attempt to make contact with the marina authority prior to entering the marina. You must request Safe Harbor and state the reasons for the request. You must obey the instructions and directions of the marina authority. You are not entitled to use any facilities in the marina that would be out of the scope of safety or protection, unless granted by the marina authority. You are not entitled to stay any longer than is necessary for the immediate safety of you, your crew and your vessel unless granted by the marina authority.

As stated above, when requesting Safe Harbor, the marina authority is obligated to provide you access to their marina only for the safety of you, your crew and your vessel. This does not preclude you from asking permission, at any time, to enter a marina for any other reason. The marina may grant permission to do so but is not obligated to grant access. Great Salt Lake State Marina, by federal law, is not allowed to grant access to its marina for any reason except recreation or Safe Harbor

 

Great Salt Lake State Marina
General Information
Coordinates: N 40° 44.100’ x W 112° 12.890’
Access by Vehicle: Interstate 80, Exit 104
Harbor Master: Dave Shearer
Operating Radio Frequency: VHF Marine Band 16 (monitored 24/7)
Marina Phone Number: 801-250-1898
Harbor Master Phone Number: 801-209-9142
Emergency Number: 911

Before Entering the Marina for Safe Harbor
Call the Harbor Master on either VHF channel 16 or one of the phone numbers listed above. State that you are requesting Safe Harbor, and the reason for this request. Wait for instructions from the Harbor Master before proceeding into the marina. The Harbor Master will give you a slip assignment, instructions on how to approach the marina and any hazards that may exist at that time.

Navigation Instructions
Navigation to the Great Salt Lake State Marina is fairly simple. There is a large tufa reef outside the marina that extends north of the marina for a mile. The depth over the reef is 3.5’ to 5’ at the current lake level of 4194.2. There are buoys that mark a Deep Channel through the reef. These buoys are standard red and green channel markers labeled in accordance with USCG regulations. The first two outer buoys are marked G1 and R2. Find these buoys and proceed directly for the Kennecott smokestack until reaching buoys G3 and R4. Make a hard turn to starboard at these buoys and head down the path of buoys directly to the marina entrance.

Once inside the marina proceed to the first dock you see. This will be ‘B’ dock and is mostly empty at this time. This dock can accommodate 35’ length boats with a beam of no greater than 13’. If your vessel is bigger than these dimensions then proceed to the courtesy dock at the launch ramp. This dock is in shallow water but should be able to accommodate a vessel of 3.5’ draft.

Limitations
The marina will provide Safe Harbor for you. But there shall be no loading or unloading of egg sacks, fuel or supplies. Commercial activity will not be permitted in the marina for any reasons, regardless of Safe Harbor status.

Deep Channel Buoy Coordinates
G1 40° 44.900’ x 112° 12.490’ green can buoy. Green light fl 1”
R2 40° 44.880’ x 112° 12.545’ red nun buoy. Red light fl 1”
G3 40° 44.500’ x 112° 12.375’ green can buoy
R4 40° 44.525’ x 112° 12.400’ red nun buoy. Red light fl 1”
G11 40° 44.125’ x 112° 12.850’ green can buoy. Green light fl 1”
R12 40° 44.135’ x 112° 12.890’ red nun buoy. Red light fl 1”
All coordinates are based on WGS 84

Warning
Great Salt Lake State Marina strictly prohibits ANY shrimping activities within ½ mile of any Deep Channel markers or the Great Salt Lake State Marina. The vessels that use this marina must utilize this narrow channel of buoys to safety stay off the tufa reef. Any activities that restrict movement along these buoys creates a hazard to navigation.

Antelope Island State Marina

General Information
Coordinates: N 41° 03.830’ x W 112° 14.400’
Access by Vehicle: Interstate 15, Exit 332 west on Antelope Drive
Assistant Park Manager: Chris Haramoto
Operating Radio Frequency: VHF Marine Band 16 (monitored actively)
Main Gate Number: 801-773-2941
Emergency Number: 911

Before Entering the Marina for Safe Harbor
Cell phone coverage on the island is very poor. There are no land line phones on the island. Therefore the best number to call is the main entrance gate. They will be able to contact the ranger on duty. If you are requesting Safe Harbor between sunset and sunrise it is likely you will not be able to reach anyone by phone. VHF Marine Band 16 is monitored on a regular basis and may be the best method of contacting a ranger on duty. If it is a medical or life threatening emergency dial and you have cell phone coverage, dial 911.

Navigation Instructions
The whole northern end of Antelope Island from the south end of White Rock Bay and around the point of the island all the way to the Davis Causeway is a very shallow sand shelf inundated with tufa reef mounds. These mounds come up very shallow making it difficult to get to close to shore. Navigation to the marina itself is straight forward as long as you stay well off shore and away from Egg Island until the marina is at 120° magnetic from your bearing. From here you can head towards the marina mouth favoring the right hand side as you enter the marina mouth. The center of the mouth is very shallow and you are likely to ground out with an outboard motor.

Antelope Island marina is very shallow at the current lake level of 4194.2 and is capable of only shallow draft boats. All the slips are either high and dry or have only a foot of water in them. Do not utilize the slips. The best approach is to end-tie onto the end of the docks.

There are no navigation buoys for Antelope Island Marina. When approaching the marina at night, the Ranger Memorial Flag pole is brightly lit and easy to find. This marks the east end of the breakwater. To the west of this memorial the red and green lights at the marina entrance should be easy to spot.

Limitations
The marina will provide Safe Harbor for you. But there shall be no loading or unloading of egg sacks, fuel or supplies. Commercial activity will not be permitted in the marina for any reasons, regardless of Safe Harbor status unless permitted by Antelope Island State Park Management.

Promontory Marina

General Information
Coordinates: N 41° 12.160’ x W 112° 25.700’
Access by Vehicle: I-15 Exit 347 via Central Pacific RR Causeway (if
Unlocked) or I-15 Exit 368 via Corrine or Central
Pacific causeway via Lakeside on the west end of
Great Salt Lake
Harbor Master: Chuck Winders
Operating Radio Frequency: VHF Marine Band 16 (monitored actively)
Harbor Master Phone Number: 360-918-2574

Before Entering the Marina for Safe Harbor
Call the Harbor Master on either VHF channel 16 or on the phone number listed above. State that you are requesting Safe Harbor, and the reason for this request. Wait for instructions from the Harbor Master before proceeding into the marina. The Harbor Master will give you a slip assignment, instructions on how to approach the marina and any hazards that may exist at that time.

Navigation Instructions
Navigation to the Promontory Marina is fairly simple. Although the area to the east and west of the entrance is very shallow consisting mainly of mud and clay.

The marina and channel to the marina has just recently been dredged and should be deep enough for most draft boats. Currently the channel into Promontory is marked with orange buoys. Stay at least 30 feet to the east of these buoys to stay in deep water.

This marina is actively being used by the Co-Op and so available space inside the marina may be very limited. It is very important to make PRIOR arrangements with the harbor master before entering the marina.

Limitations
The marina will provide Safe Harbor for you. Any other activity, though is regulated by the Co-op and permission for any activity besides Safe Harbor must be approved by their management.

“OSI” Marina
General Information
Coordinates: N 40° 55.038’ x W 112° 31.993’
Access by Vehicle: Interstate 80 Exit 84 (Do not veer off the main road
As this is private property.
On-Site Worker Jose Ty 801-430-6107
On-Site Worker Jose Castro 801-430-3853
Operating Radio Frequency: VHF Marine Band 16 (monitored)
Emergency Number: OSI Main Office 435-872-8217

Before Entering the Marina for Safe Harbor
Call one of the on-site workers prior to utilizing this marina for Safe Harbor. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Navigation Instructions
Navigation into this marina is quite difficult at this time. The approach, although marked with poles and white buoys, is very shallow with numerous tufa reef mounds. This can create a challenging approach. The dyked channel into the marina is currently being dredged. Information at this time is sketchy as to the depth in this area.

Limitations
This marina is actively being used by Ocean Star International (OSI) and may be quite crowded. Due to the hazards to navigation and the activity in the marina, please call first, per instructions above, prior to attempting any entry.

Sanders Marina – Stansbury Island

General Information
Coordinates: N 41° 12.455’ x W 112° 49.917’
Access by Vehicle: Interstate 80 Exit 84 (Do not veer off the main road
As this is private property.
Harbor Master: Unknown
Operating Radio Frequency: Unknown
Harbor Master Phone Number: Unknown

Before Entering the Marina for Safe Harbor
No instructions at this time

Navigation Instructions
Navigation to this marina is quite simple. The marina is literally in the very north tip of Stansbury Island with the entrance facing West. The approach to the marina is fairly deep water with some tufa mounds until you get nearly to the marina mouth. At this point the marina becomes very shallow with large boulders just under the water surface at the mouth of the marina and inside the marina. The latest word is that some dredging work is being done here but this has not been confirmed. Call the Great Salt Lake Marina Harbor Master for more details and updates to this marina.

The marina is very small with not much more than a sea wall inside to tie to. The marina is actively being used and will have very limited space inside. Yet this marina is in Crystal Bay and the bay itself does provide some protection from the seas and weather.