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Boaters cautioned about Bessey Creek boat ramp in Martin Co.

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Monday, June 13, 2011

Media contact: Gabriella B. Ferraro, 561-625-5122

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) cautions boaters using the Bessey Creek boat ramp, seven miles west of Stuart on State Road 714 in Martin County, that access to the ramp is limited due to low water.

Boaters launching larger vessels will not be able to use the ramp. Boaters with smaller vessels will have limited use of the ramp, but they cannot back up beyond a stop that was installed by the FWC in 2009 for boater safety.

The boat ramp will be fully functional as soon as the water in the C-23 canal returns to a safer level for proper launching there.

For more information on public boat launch areas, visit

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