Coast Guard locks down waterway access ahead of Trump Thanksgiving visit to Mar-a-Lago

PALM BEACH, Fla. — President-elect Donald Trump will spend his Thanksgiving at his Palm Beach club, Mar-a-Lago, and to accommodate security for the visit, the U.S. Coast Guard has shut down large areas of waterway to the public.

The security zones went into effect at 4 p.m. Tuesday and will be in place until Sunday afternoon, the Coast Guard said.

The closures affect waters of the Lake Worth Lagoon, Intercoastal Waterway and Atlantic Ocean.

Entering, stopping or anchoring in the security zone is prohibited without express permission from the Captain of the Port Miami or a designated representative, the Coast Guard said.

Violation of the security zones could result in an $88,000 civil fine, $10,000 criminal fine and up to 12 years in prison.

Palm Beach security zone restrictions:

Zone (1): No vessels or person will be permitted to enter this zone consisting of the waters of the Lake Worth Lagoon from the southern tip of the Everglades Island in the north to approximately 1,000 yards from the south of the Southern Boulevard Bridge on the south and eastern shore line west of Fisherman Island.

Zone (2): All vessels transiting the second zone shall maintain a steady speed and shall not slow or stop from waters of the Lake Worth Lagoon including the Intracoastal Waterway from the southern tip of the Everglades Island in the north to approximately 1000 yards from the south of the bridge on the south and from the western shore line to the western edge of the Fisherman Island in the east.

Zone (3): All vessels transiting the third zone shall maintain a steady speed and shall not slow or stop from waters of the Atlantic Ocean from the Banyan Road in the north to Ocean View Road in the south and from shore to approximately 1000 yards east of the shoreline.