The U.S. Coast Guard is planning to discontinue 15 navigational aids in the Astoria region if officers find that the aids are no longer vital to navigation in the area.

To ensure that these aids are no longer needed, the Coast Guard will be holding a public comment meeting on Dec. 15 to find out if anyone requires these aids to safely navigate.

Replacing each aid would incur a cost of approximately $45,000. Discontinuing the aids will save approximately $600,000.

The meeting will be at 7 p.m., Dec. 15 at the Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team center at Tongue Point in Astoria.

For more information contact John Barberi at the13th Coast Guard District Aids to Navigation office at (206) 220-7276.

The following aids are scheduled to be discontinued:Cathlamet Bay South Channel:

Cathlamet Bay South Channel Buoy 7 (LLNR 14730)

Cathlamet Bay South Channel Daybeacon 8 (LLNR 14735)

Cathlamet Bay South Channel Daybeacon 10 (LLNR 14740)

Cathlamet Bay North Channel:

Cathlamet Bay North Channel Light 3 (LLNR 14745)

Cathlamet Bay North Channel Buoy 4 (LLNR 14750)

Cathlamet Bay North Channel Light 5 (LLNR 14755)

Grassy Island Light 8 (LLNR 14760)

Cathlamet Bay Prairie Channel:

Cathlamet Bay Prairie Channel Light 10 (LLNR 14765)

Cathlamet Bay Prairie Channel Daybeacon 12 (LLNR 14770)

Svensen Island Light 12A (LLNR 14775)

Cathlamet Bay Prairie Channel Daybeacon 14 (LLNR 14780)

Russian Island Light 15 (LLNR 14785)

Cathlamet Bay Prairie Channel Daybeacon 17 (LLNR 14790)

Marsh Island Light 21 (LLNR 14800)

Cathlamet Bay Prairie Channel Light 23 (LLNR 14805)

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