Jacksonville Harbor – Mile Point, FL
Congressional Districts: 3, 4, 5
Mile Point consists of approximately 5,000 feet of shoreline located along the north shore of the St. Johns River and east of the Intracoastal Waterway (IWW). Great Marsh Island and the Mile Point Training Wall divide Chicopit Bay. The confluence of the St. Johns River with the IWW is known as Mile Point, an area that experiences difficult crosscurrents on the ebb tide. Due to these crosscurrents there is navigational restriction on the ebb tide that affects all vessels that have a transit draft greater than 33 feet inbound and 36 feet outbound, inhibiting the free movement of vessel traffic.
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Jacksonville Port Authority
2831 Talleyrand Avenue
Jacksonville, Florida 32206-3496
The construction of Phase 1 was completed in September 2017. Phase 2 of the project which includes the creation of tidal channels and seagrass planting on Great Marsh Island officially kicked off in February 2020 and will complete in January 2021. This will officially mark the completion of the Mile Point Navigation Project.