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y tIL L L U 11. ....Lobster Season is upon us in south
Florida and Captain Bill Hard; diver,
6c0 Bryan Brooks and Col. Bill Lange have
all written articles from their various
... viewpoints on the subject. See pages 13
',* O& 14 respectively for their stories...
S...Captain Ed Wiser begins a twelve-
part series on wooden boat restoration.
: Look for "This old boat" on page 10
S- ..- o;: : ...Hollywood is upgrading their City
Marina and Jennifer Heit reports that
more is on the way. See page 4.
Speaking of municipal boating
Shfacilities.Craig Lustgarten has written
a followup article concerning a
proposed downtown marina for Fort
S B aLauderdale's Riverwalk project on the
same paQe as Ms. Heit's work...
...iNathan Roberts has investigated
Sand written features on Fort
Z ~Lauderdale's future plans for the
beachfront ( see page 16)and Port..
'.0 ....Waterfront residents along the north
S* fork of New River are trying to save a
O o o pond apple island just down stream
from the Broward -Bvd. bridge. Susan
Coontz has provided to the Waterfront
SNews a preliminary report with more to
come in future issues. See page 20 for
...The Sailboat Fishing Tournament is
coming up in November and Patrick
O'Donnel! has. written an excellent
Y guide to sailboat fishing. Get it
straight from the sea horses's mouth
SI. on page 11..
SUND A Y MONDAY TUEDNE' WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FR DAY SA U AY
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SShelter Workshop 8:30am musicians Exch. thru July 19th closed thru the 20th to be
H g h Wa ter Low Dade West Flagler Service Catalina Sailing Assoc. of Goombay Festival thru July painted (ie Tunnel Vision)
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r Miami Bch. Convention location. Garden Restaurant on AIA in festivities of the islands; fod, Service Center 4733
SWhow, Miami Bch. Convention Hollywood Service Center 4733
Port Eve rgl ades- -45 ..... -62 ,'nter tlnru .Ily 1.th Asante at Musician Exch. Pompano. Call 752-6883. ooths, arts & crafts 962-2417 SW 18th ST 581-4221
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tournament Weighin at 3:30 BoatlingSkills lass,USCG Hollywood Jazz Festival.
aSra ar 8p3550 Hollywood Blvd Gulf Stream Sailing Club's 4-11pm. Young Circle thru July
rna nt W eighi n at 38or 472-3164 HBimini Race-Offshore Series 27 Free & open to the public.
esurant on the New River, Class 7:30prn School of Marine 54-6917or 472-3164 Offshore Racing at Hillsboro InletSailing Club Pittsburg Ballet, Baily Hall. Music Food & Clowns. Mimes.
t. Lauderdale. 463-3480 Engineering, 2 West Dixie Hwy. Ocean Sound Band at t. Pleasant, N.J. by Governing Board 8pm BCC 8pm ugglers etc.
SundayConcert bytheSea in Dania. 6 nights M.T.W.thru3- Musicians Exchange merican Power Boat Assoc. &
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Joan Baez. Don McLain. Musicians Exchange *"Behin~rheScenes" hands
Livingston Taylor, Gamble "Winning at Small Claims Jose Limon Dance Co. on guided tour of Discovery
at CB Smith Park, *Ft.Laude leWatrfr Court & Collections" 9am "On Landings" FAA Safety Gusman Hall, Miami Center's Insect Zoo. 7-9pm. plus
Rogers at CB Smith Park Ft. LauderdaleWaterfront Sheraton River House Hotel Seminar 7:30p BC/South "Winning at Small Claims enrichment class 462-4116 Ft.
Hollywood Property Owners Assoc. Miami 800-232-1444 Regional Library 7300 Court & Collections" 9am Lauderdale "Build an Astronaut of the
Hillsboro InletSailingClub meeting 7:30pm Riverside Park Hollywood Blvd. Pembrook Future" at the Discovery
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2 Volume Issue 5 July 15-August 15, 1986 Woerfron NewsLett
Ask Big Al
One of your answers to someone else helped
me:this is my problem. I would like to make my
boat unsinkable, can it be done?
This is a real tough one any boat can be filled
with foam or flotation chambers. But how much
to counteract the weight of engines and other non
floatable parts of the boat? How big a boat and
how practical can it be. Wooden boats will float
awash sometimes but fiberglass or steel-unless
flotation is built in-won't. My advice would be if
you have a large boat: forget it! Buy a dinghy or
rubber inflatable for safety. A small boat, with
less weight can sometimes be made unsinkable.
There are boats made that are unsinkable. Trade
or sell yours & get one of them.
In the past I have received some good tips on
the care of boats and motors from your answers
in the Waterfront News. Problem- in the past 150
hours I have replaced the engine condenser three
times. When I idle down the motor stops. I put on a
new condenser and no trouble.
What you describe to me is usually caused by a
defective resistor. I would change points and
condenser. A matched pair, a new resistor and
check out coil and high.tension lead. A loose or
burnt wire can also cause your problem, as
condenser burn out is overload and a condenser
cannot absorb it.
IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM OF ANY KIND WITH YOUR
BOAT, WRITE TO:
c/o Waterfront News
1224 S.W. 1st Avenue
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33315
(or cal 524-9450)
(Big Al, a.k.a. Alvin Grodsky, is a Marine Engine Instructor
for the Coast Guard Auxiliary. He is an aircraft pilot and
former United States Marine Corps Engine. Maintenance,
Instructor and an Instructor of Engines and Maintenance
for the U.S. Government as a civilian. Al has over fifty
years of marine engineering experience, from steam on
Volume 3 Issue 5 July 15-Au6jst 15, 1966
Copyright.by Ziegler Publishing Co., Inc.; 1986
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Dear John Ziegler & Greg Dellinger:
Just how many thank you notes do you think
you are going to receive Waterfront News?!!!!
We II, this one is months late, but I did wantto tell
you it was great to see you at the International
Diving Meet, John. I didn't see you, Greg, but only
the next issue will tell if you were really taking
photos or just oogling at the bikinis!!! How did
you do with your Russian, John?!! Thankyou for
the great ISHOF support.
Colleen Mahoney, public relations director
International Swimming Hall of Fame
Editor's Note: The accompanying photograph -
which appeared in last month's, issue, too -Jis
proof that Waterfront.News photographer, Greg
Dellinger, may have been "oogling" but his
camera was often between him and the bikinis.
The editor didri't do too badly interviewing the
Soviet team; however, when one taps all the high
school Russian he could muster -with five
questions and answers from Zhanna
Tsyryulrikova (who ha ils from Kiev, Ukraine and
placed 2nd in the women's springboard finals)--
only to discover Zhanna was fluent in English, the
editor resolved to inquire first ("Do you speak
English?") with the next Soviet interviewed.
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Same class taught each night.
Full 12 week course runs continuously... so start
any week and you can continue to improve your
Inatinn Q-ill anrd Soamanchin kLnnwledoln
As a professional towboat operator, I am
concerned about Broward County's Hurricane
Flotilla Plan. The way I understand the plan, the
bridges along the Intracoastal Waterway are
locked in the down position 3.5 hours after a
"Hurricane Warning" is issued to facilitate land
evacuation. I'm worried that incoming boaters
may not be aware of this and potential marine
tradegies may result because of the Waterway
I have talked to the U.S. Coast Guard and they
assure me they will continue to monitor UHF
channel 16 throughout such an emergency, even
when they evacuate their beachfront
headquarters for the relative safety of the
Communications Center at the County
Governmental Center in downtown Fort
Lauderdale three to four hours prior to the
projected landfall of the hurricane.
Flo Mocq, education coordinator of the
Emergency Preparedness Division of Broward
County, has indicated to me that his agency
would support the idea of posting signs on the
spoil island at the confluence of the ICW and New
River advising boaters of the waterway closure
procedures, flotilla plan, and to contact the
U.S.C.G. on channel 16 for more information. My
colleague, Ellis Hodgkins of Cape Ann Towing,
suggests that the sign include a notice about "13"
being the working channel for bridges in the
county during normal situations.
The problem, Mr. Mocq pointed out to me, is
funding for the signs. He suggested I talk to the
Fort Lauderdale Marine Advisory Board (August
7) and present my ideas. He also suggested I
round up some.private sector financial support
for the waterway signs.
I need your help, Waterfront News!
Captain "Red" Koch
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Editor's Note: We applaud Mr. Koch's civic
mindedness and urge, him, the city, county, state
and the waterfront community to support and
actualize his sign proposal both morally and
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by Ron Kay
Opinion Volume 3 Issue5 July 15-August 15,1986 Waterfronr News 3
Run For The Hills, All You
I would like to start by asking you several
1. do you sleep with a night light on?
2. do you carry a lucky rabbit's foot?
3. do you think that Harold the Chicken is a real
4. and most of all, do you truly believe thatGary
Fronrath really cares about you??
If you said yes to any of these questions, pack
up your stuff and light out for those elusive.
Florida Mountains!!! Why??? Because its
HURRICANE SEASON!!! Yes folks, it is that time of
year again. And this year should be no exception
for exaggerated news coverage. You know what I
mean, all those 50 year old film clips and hoopla
over WHAT MIGHT HAPPEN. If you have ever
wondered why the news media is so hyper about
trying to scare people with their "Reefer
Madness"-type of reporting, well I will tell you.
You see, there's only a "Watergate" every 50
years and the "Second Coming" will happen only
once and between those expose' reports on
Prince Andrew's sex life, well news is hard to
come by. You just try to fill several 1/2 hours a
day with news and you too will be exploiting the
defenseless, misunderstood hurricane.
So I am here to tell you another side to
"storms". It is called P-R-E-P-A-R-A-
T-I-O-N, that's right, preparation. The next
time the emperor of the National Hurricane Center
tells you to run for your lives, please do all of us a
favor and think about it. If you can come up with
$800.00 (you can budget it over several years)
you can be well prepared. Get a small generator.
Don't worry about storing gas (more scare
stories) just buy a syphon and an empty gas can.
When the storm comes up, get gas from your car's
tank. After the storm is gone, put unused gas
back into the car. Buy coll apsable water bladders.
Put them under your bed/bunk until you need
them. Keep atleast a week's worth of can goods.
Get a two burner hot plate. If you think about it,
you can plan for many (nobody can plan for
every) things that you may need to get you along
for several days.
And get insurance. You say it costs too
much...bull! Just get a 25% deductible policy.
Let's see...if you have a house/boat worth of
$100,000.00 and you buy hurricane coverage with
a deductible of $25,000.00 it should not cost all
that much. If you suffer a major/total lost, would
you rather collect 75 grand from the insurance
company and have to gothe bankto get a loan for
25 grand...or would you rather kiss off the whole
100 grand because you thought you couldn't
afford coverage (which will seem real cheap
AFTER a loss).
Another thing to think about is your kids. Did
you know that, today, we have more mental
health "professionals" than ever before?? All of
which are doing their best to convince you that 1)
you are normal...but, 2) you do ned their "help",
and 3) that it's "ok" to feel those type of feelings.
Well,-they must have a very convincing argument'
because record number of Americans are now in
therapy. These are the same people that eagerly
await the next issue of the National Enquirer (hey
is it out yet???) and these poor lost souls really
suck up those scarry hurricane stories.
Our country was notbuilt on a bunch of loosers
in therapy!! What if those-people who came over
here on their leaky wooden boats had television
in those days and had listened to stories about
"flat world" and "sea monsters"? Where would we
be today? Look at the people in Missouri (the
old folks, not the young ones in therapy) and look
at the history of these people. Year after year they
face floods and tornadoes that rival our
hurricanes. They know what CAN happen and
they face it, as men and women, not as a bunch of
cowards in some shelter. Speaking of shelters,
here are facts that I bet you have not thought
about. Did you know that even though you might
"run from the storm", there are hundreds, if not
thousands that live here in Ft. Lauderdale that
wouldflk1ffm16tlittletter -ttan foryou -to 'leave-
Sept. 18, 1926.
I hereby declare Martial Law
in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, until
J. W. TIDBALL, Mayor
you home unguarded. You got an alarm!!! well
great. If it still works...if the police have time to
answer the call (they know that 9out of 10 alarm
calls- false) and do think that the police have the
time to search properly (not when thay have
several HUNDRED calls to check on). Another
thing is that when you leave your home and go to
a shelter or even to a friends house that is many
miles inland, YOU LOSE YOU RIGHTOF RE-ENTRY.
That is rightthe police, under the guise of 1)
~ keeping order, or 2)protecting you from yourself,
can set up a road block any placetheydamm well -
please, and turn back all traffic. How many times -
have your heard on the national news that "it has
been 3 days since (the incident) and just now the
residents are being ALLOWED back into their
homes to start the task of clean up....???
The next time you hear the "order to evacuate
the area" or if your are asked to "consider"
leaving, take a good look at your kids and see
what lesson you are teaching them.is it not better
to teach them how to assess a risk, and how to
face some things (while taking reasonable
cautions) and how to stand up and be somebody,
not just another face in a crowd or just some
Do me favor and next time you hear these scare
news stories, call up the station and tell them the
difference in reporting the news, and exploiting
The satire and opinions stated above are those
of Mr. Farris and not necessarily shared by the
Waterfront News or it's advertisers.
don hillman, inc.
2501 State Road 84
Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 33312
Derecktor Gunnell is a name long kno\ n for
Located iust 2': miles from the open sea. with
no bridges to hamper our entrance or egress.
Florida's most complete boat ard for bottom
painting, repairs or refurbishing, is on the Dania cut-
off canal. Our seventeen acre facility% gites ou
thirteen generous feet of afterr for an size 3achC
power or sail.
WVe sa\ %e are the most complete boahard and
we pro\e it exenr da\. Our 101) ton marine elevator
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4 Volume 3 Issue 5 July 15-Augusr 15. 1986 Woerfont News NewUS
County Prepares To Limit Boat Noise
by Nathan L. Roberts
Power boat noise that exceeds 90 decibels will
be illegal starting in late September if the
Broward County Commission adopts an
ordinance proposed by Howard Forman,
Forman introduced his proposal at the
commission's July 1 meeting. If adopted, the
ordinance will open the way for ticketing of
violators by marine patrols.
The ordinance is in accordance with a law
adopted by the State Legislature in the closing
hours of this year's session. The law, which
leaves it up to each county to adopt an ordinance
in compliance with the state bill. limits noise-from
power boats to little more than that made by large
mowers when measured from 50 feet away. The
ordinance proposes that the noise abatement
apply to the Intracoastal Waterway within the
boundaries of Broward County and to the New
The state law was proposed by Sen. Tom
McPherson, D-Fort Lauderdale, who withdrew his
bill in favor of a more comprehensive one by Sen.
George L. Stuart, D-Orlando. The bill, which
passed unanimously, is the first to control power
boat noise on Florida waterways.
Mufflers are available for all sizes of power
boats, with prices to match. The higher the power,
the higher the price. Most prices include
Future Of Downtown Marina Up In The Air
by Craig Lustgarten
Residents interested in the incorporation of a
downtown marina west of Smoker's Park as part
of the Riverwalk project were encouraged last
week by a letter from County commissioner
Howard Forman which approves the concept of
building the marina on that site.
However, recent conversations with sources at
the County and City levels indicate that the
marina's approval may have been premature.
Ray Carson, director of the County Public
Works Department, stated. "The County
Commission has taken no formal action on that
property that I know of at this point: we're still
awaiting a report from the Air Rights' Committee
as to the status of that property."
Carson sits on the Air Rights' Committee which
recently heard the marina proposal given by the
Waterfront Property Owners Association. The Air
Rights' committee is working with City and
the Downtown Development Authority to put
together a conceptual plan for this Riverfront
parcel, which will then be presented to the Board
of Commissioners for their consideration.
As to the profit potential from the construction
of a marina on that site, Carson stated, "There is
no way that the County could gain my immediate
income from the construction of a marina. There
is, however, a possibility that once constructed,
someone could gain an income from the leasing
of its facilities."
The City of Fort Lauderdale's associate
planner, Janet Larson, related that the County
needs a certain amount of money, perhaps $9
million, to build their parking garage to serve the
It was suggested that the money for a garage
could be raised from the sale of the fill dug out to
construct a Marina. But is is unclear if the money
obtained that way would be enough to meet the
The Ft. Lauderdale Waterfront Property Owners
Association (FLWPOA) has suggested the
County's parking garage be constructed in front
of the County jail to accommodate the Marina.
Janet Larson is skeptical of such an
arrangement, relating, "The County needs a 2,000
car parking garage and I don't think there's
enough space for that type of structure next to the
The letter sent to waterfront property owner
E.E. Stevenson by County Commissioner Forman
states, "The County Commission approved the
concept of the Downtown Marina to be built west
of Smokers Park. It will take quite a while for its
development to take place, but at least we have
started on this essential project."
Stevenson commented on the letter's intent:
"I'm interpreting it as saying that. they (The
County Commission) approved the concept of a
marina, and hopefully they will forge ahead and
check out the project's feasibility."
Stevenson, a resident of the New River's North
Fork, emphasized that "a Marina would assist in
attracting the boating public and thus
complement the Riverwalk theme."
He reiterated other waterfront owners
sentiments that there is a definite docking
shortage in the city and therefore it would be ti
the best interest of all concerned parties to build a
FLWPOA President Sonny Irons was also
excited by the County's apparent initial approval
of the downtown Marina. He expressed his
opposition to building a parking garage on the
site, stating, "It doesn't make sense to build a
monument to the automobile on choice riverfront
The FLWPOA has proposed that once
constructed, the Marina would be run by the City
which in turn would reapthe profits from dockage
City Commissioner John Rodstrom agreed that
"We're talking about a money-making
proposition -- Marinas make a profit because
there is very little maintenance involved."
However, Rodstrom opposes the idea of the
City of Fort Lauderdale operating such an
enterprise. He declared, "I'm not keen on the idea
that the City should be in the boat dockage
business -- that's an area that historically private
enterprise does a better job with. Let private
enterprise take on the project's risks and make
money from it."
Editor's Note: The Waterfront News has learned
from reliable sources that the Broward County
Commission has agreed to join with the City of
Fort Lauderdale and the Downtown Development
Authority in a study of the area west of Smoker
Park (the park would remain intact in any event).
Our unnamed sources indicate that contrary to
the letter Mr. Stephenson received from Broward
County Commission vice chairman, Howard C.
Forman, the county commission has not approved
the downtown Marina concept as proposed by the
Fort Lauderdale .Waterfront Property Owners
Association to date. Mr. Stephenson's initial
letter to Forman was apparently misunderstood
by the commissioner's office and Forman's
response has been subsequently misconstrued
as a green light for FLWPO's downtown Marina,
which it is not, our sources insist.
Hollywood Upgrades Marina
by Jennifer Heit
Hollywood, Fla.--Funding for construction of
Phase II, a 5-part program designed to upgrade
boating facilities in the City of Hollywood, was
approved last month by the Florida Inland
The second Phase of the City's proposed
Development Plan includes completion of the
Intracoastal bulkhead from Polk Street north to
the Hollywood Marina, a breakwater for the
Hollywood Marina, and a fueling facility for
"We're aiming to improve boating for
Hollywood residents," said Terry Thompson,
Assistant City Engineer of Hollywood. "And to
provide dockage space in Broward County for
seasonal transients who spend their winters in
The west side of the Intracoastal from Polk
Street north to the Hollywood Marina is the only
section of shoreline left between North Lake and
South Lake that has not been bulkheaded.
Increasing boat traffic and the narrow width of
the channel have made erosion in this area a
continuous problem," said a Hollywood official.
"Construction of a bulkhead will eliminate the
erosion problem and help maintain an adequate
by Craig Lustgarten
A Blue Ribbon Committee chaired by
Congressman Clay Shaw composed of 15
members will come up with a list of City, Beach,
and Riverwalk projects that will go before the
voters in a bond issue referendum this fall. Fort
Lauderdale's Associate City Planner Janet
Larson said the committee was formed "to go
through the many projects, and pick the ones they
feel would be best for a general obligation bond
issue. The Fort Lauderdale City Commission will
then have to approve their selections.
The City staff has just hired on an urban
planner, Ashak Kulkarni, to work on urban design
guidelines for Riverwalk, which include paving,
height requirements, lighting, and setback
guidelines for the project.
At the last Riverwalk workshop in June the
DDA's Anne Wallensack said the entire Riverwalk
district will be called a mixed-use district,
meaning, "that any sort of a use that is allowed
properties. The Sasaki plan has divided
Riverwalk parcels into a general land-use plan for
each site. General land-uses consist of
institutional, office, retail, marine;
housing/hotel, and general gambling
City projects on the top of the Riverwalk
priorities list are the construction of the SW 7th
Avenue boat ramps and the building of a large,
open space plaza in front of the museum of art on
the DDA parcel. Commissioner Naugle would like
to see an Ampitheatre built on the DDA parcel, but
that goes against Riverwalk plans.
The City is pushing the Broward County School
Board to turn over their Brickell Avenue property
to a private developer so the construction of the
entertainment district on that property can
Commissioner John Rodstrom related that ime
City wants to make sure the County School Board
recoups as much of their money as possible.
Therefore, the City is considering leasing the Air
Rights to their FEC railroad track parking lots "as
a sweetener in the deal" to the developer that
would buy the property and convert it along.
Riverwalk project guidelines.
Rodstrom was concerned about the Brickell
Avenue project's stagnation. He commented, "If
the school board sits on the property for 10 years
and lets the buildings get rundown, that will only
hurt Riverwalk. By throwing in the parking air
right in the deal, we're hoping to get development
going so that the property can go back on the tax
Editor's Note: Joining Chairman Clay Shaw on the
Fort Lauderdale Blue Ribbon Bond Committee are
Dr. Robert Helmholdt, Sandra Casteel. Dr. George
Fitzpatrick, Thomas Bush, Michael Curran,
William Dandy, James Deltart, Charles Fasilis,
Austin Forman, Robert Huebner, Jack Kaye,
Cassey Mills, Rhonda Rasmussen and Sam
Yohanan. The committee held a public work shop
July 9, 1986.
channel depth for boats traveling the Intracoastal
Waterway," stated the proposed Development
In addition, a breakwater built adjacent to the
Intracoastal will deter erosion and will also
provide a safe area for the proposed diesel and
gasoline fueling facility, sighted the report.
Construction will begin after all necessary
permits are granted and the County has approved
Phase I of the Development Plan, completed in
June, 1985 at the Hollywood Marina on Polk
Street, consisted of construction of a new
dockmaster's office, a56-slip marina.andparking
New s Volume 3 Issue 5. July-15-August 15.1986 Waterfront News 5
Hollywood Beach Parking Rates To Rise
by Jennifer Heit
The Hollywood City Commission voted to change F'
parking rates along Hollywood Beach, increasing ,
the current meter charge of 25 cents to 50 cents ..
per hour. -- -
Parking fees at the Municipal Parking Garage -- ---- .
on Central Beach will also be raised from a -,. -- ,,,o.... 5
quarter per hour to $1.50 per day on weekdays --Z.Z.
and $3 a day on weekends. "
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In addition, a $30 annual beach parking rate '. ;
will be set for Hollywood residents in all parking a '. -
lots along the beach.
The higher rates, effective from Sherman Street "",'-
south of North Beach Park to Keating Park at
South Beach, is expected to bring additional Ile ,." '1
revenue that will benefit Hollywood Beach. l o a rn lan
landscaping or a possible revitalization plan.
Commissioners offered suggestions for City officials said they hope to have the new
beautifying the beach area, including rates in action by the fall.
Tunnel Vision: New River Tunnel Goes Pastel
by Jane Grant
FORT LAUDERDALE -- At 8 a.m. on Saturday, July
12, the gray concrete walls of the only tunnel in
the state of Florida will begin the metamorphasis
into a pastel, art deco entrance to downtown Fort
The project to transform the tunnel into a drive-
through art form is the brainchild of Jim
Weinberg, a South Florida interior designer, who
has named the project "Tunnel Vision." Weinberg,
whose office is located at the south end of the
tunnel, saw the potential to create a-beautiful
entrance from the newly expanded airport to
downtown by enlivening the drab concrete walls.
Weinberg undertook the responsibility of
designing a color scheme for the tunnel that
would be in keeping with the art deco restoration
in downtown Miami. The colors -- muted shades
of pink, blue, yellow, green and beige -- are
decidedly "Florida" in feeling.
Longtime residents recall the heated
controversy that preceded construction of the
tunnel, which is 25 years old this year. Today,
residents appreciate the convenient alternative
to the draw bridges that cross the river at various
points in the city. As part of the celebration, the
State Legislature has passed a bill to rename the
tunnel after Henry Kinney -- a Broward County
journalist and champion of the tunnel
construction project -- who died in 1985.
Weinberg came up with the idea to highlight the
tunnel at the first meeting of the "Make It Shine"
volunteers, whose goal it was to freshen up the
city in honor of its 75th birthday. After receiving
the support. of the broadly based corps of
hundreds of volunteers, Weinberg proceeded to
win the approval of state and city officials.
As it has evolved, the project has become an
outstanding example of the willingness of the
private sector to donate materials and services to
community improvements. Making good on his
pledge that "this project will not cost the state or
city a dime," Weinberg secured the donation of all
the paint and painting materials from The
Sherwin Williams Company, the world's largest
paint manufacturer. The company has donated
approximately 1,000. gallons of its top quality
painting materials to the job, and has guaranteed
them for 10 years.
When the need to pressure clean the surface
before applying the paint arose, Bob Polites of
Florida High Pressure offered his company's
The local chapter of the Paintina and
Decorating Contractors of America (PDCA) has
volunteered to apply the paint to the 57,000
square feet of concrete surface, a job they
estimate will take 800-900 manhours. Thirty
painters will volunteer the first weekend, and fifty
the second, or until the job is finished.
The tunnel will be closed to traffic Saturday
and Sunday, July 12 and 13, and the following
weekend, July 19 and 20, to complete the job.
Weinberg points to the celebration of the Statue
of Liberty as proof of the impact dramatic
entrances have on their cities. What's next? He
has his eye on a historical bridge in Arizona,
which, he thinks, could use some special
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6 Volume 3 Issue 5 July 15-August 15. 1986 Woerfron News Fishing
Dr. Luis Rivas. Resident Adjunct Professor of
Ichthyology at the Nova University
Oceanographic Center. passed away on June 8
after a brief illness. Dr. Rivas had been at the
Center since 1981. His distinguished academic
career spanned nearly 50 years of scientific
activities related to the morphology. ecology. and
taxonomy of fishes.
Dr. Rivas was born in Key West. Florida in 1916.
He completed his B.S. in Cuba in the 1930's and
continued graduate studies in Canada and the
United States. He received the PH.D. degree from
George Washington University in 1953. He was
the recipient of several Guggenheim Fellowships
during his professional career and held faculty
positions initially in Havana and later at the
University of Miami (1947-68). He was a fisheries
biologist at the U.S. National Marine Fisheries
Service in both Panama City-Pascagula (1971-74)
and Miami (1974-81).
Dr. Rivas belonged to many scientific societies
and was the author of numerous scholarly
publications in both scientific journals and the
popular literature. His studies in 'fisheries
covered the world's oceans with major emphasis
in the Caribbean Sea. its bordering territories in
Central and South America. and the islands of the
Greater Antilles. Dr. Rivas's honors included a
medalist award from the Florida Academy of
Sciences. editorship of the American Society of
Ichthyologists and Herpetologists. Fisheries
Advisor to Peru. and Fellow of the American
Institute of Fishery Research Biologists. Dr. Rivas
was fluent in both. Spanish and French with
reading knowledgoe.pf Italian' Portugese. and
A friend and associate of Ernest Hemingway.
Dr. Rivas served as the technical advisor for the
motion picture "The Old Man and The Sea" which
was based on Hemingway's classic novel. Dr.
Rivas had a lifelong interest in billfish and sport
fishing activities as participant, judge,
consultant, and contest organizer. One of his
many research contributions involved the
definitive taxonomy of the snook, one of the most
popular of game fish.
Dr. Rivas had a strong interest in student
education and great enthusiasm for all aspects of
academic life. His passing deprives the Nova
Univ. Oceanographic Center'and the greater
academic community of a respected scientist,
valued colleague, and close friend.
In memory of Dr. Rivas, the Oceanographic
center has established the Luis Rivas Scholarship
Fund for Marine Biology. This fund will be an
ongoing memorial to benefit students in carrying
on his research tradition. Donations can be made
on a one-time basis or renewed annually for a
lasting tribute. If you would like more information
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New Reef To Be Memorial To Late
Bait Shop Owner
by M.G. Swift
Off Ft. Lauderdale a 211 foot freighter will be
sunk as an artificial reef memorializing the late
bait & tackle shop owner Bill Boyd. Boyd's
children. Scott. James and Jeannine have
donated S10.000 of the $27.500 price to purchase
the boat, according to the Broward County
Artificial Reef Program. The balance came from
the county's artificial reef fund.
The freighter. Nata, is being bought from Arc
Navigation and was berthed on the Miami River. it
was moved to free dockage at Port Everglades
(dock #25) to prepare the ship for sinking.
Volunteers are assisting in the three-week
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Impressive Turn-Out Brings Impressive
Results For First Ladies Annual Fish-Off
by Rachel Leach
It was an.excellent day for 123 lady anglers to
catch Amberjack, Dolphin, Sailfish, Bonito, Tuna,
Barracuda and Wahoo in the First Ladies Annual
Fish-Off in Lighthouse Point.
The first place angler award wentto Lori Roque
for her total catch of a 37 and 29 pound
Amberjack, a 33 pound Sailfish, a 14 pound
Barracuda and a 14 pound Bonito all totaling to
128 points. A part of Ms. Roque's first place
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Cindy Mc Daniel placed second with 110 points.
Lauri Toms garnered third place honors with 10.5
The Top Junior Angler award went to Paisley
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The X-Hausted Rooster was the first place boat
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Sage Bridger caught the largest fish in two
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The Magical Bounty Of Stiltsville
by Barbara Roberts
Looking across Biscayne Bay from my home in
Coconut Grove you can see square, stationary
silhouetes across the horizon. Binoculars reveal
that they are definitely not sailing vessels. The
silhouettes are a water top community called
Stiltsville,a cluster of 14 scattered, holiday homes
belonging to an elite group.
The homes are built 12 feet over the water on
pilings driven 18 feet into the bedrock. They
stretch for about two miles across the outer edge
of Biscayne Bay, off the southern coast of Key
Biscayne: Finger channels provide a navigable
route to the houses through the shoals.
Architectural design and color is extremely
varied. Cormorants and other birds often adorn
the houses like watchdogs, when no one is home.
Stiltsville wasn't always a weekend escape for
the few who currently hold leases to it's bounty.
I've heard tales of a man named Crawfish Charlie
who, in the late 1920's set up shop on a sunken
barge in the area. He is said to have operated a
seafood and bait shop for departing anglers of
yore. His name came from the fact that he could
conjur up a crawfish chowder, unsurpassed by
other living beings: Many a wife of those days
gone by, wondered why their husbands had no
appetite after a long day's fishing trip.
In the late 20's and early 30's a man named
Arthur DesRochers operated a sand and gravel
business in Miami, using sand from the Stiltsville
area. The sand was used to make concrete for
construction purposes. Unfortunately, because
of the sand's high saft content, it eventually
caused any metals used in conjunction with the
concrete to prematurely deteriorate. Local
historian, Thelma Peters, informed me that Miami
High School has had deterioration resulting from
the salty sand.
Mr. DesRochers grounded two barges in the
Stiltsville area and topped them with a six room
bungalow, which was used as the family vacation
and weekend home for many years. His sister,
Leonore, who is in her nineties, says that many of
the early settlers had pleasure homes out there.
Her family would sometimes spend as long as a
month at the bungalow fishing, swimming and
picnicing. She recalled one Sunday in particular,
when her family boat ran out of gas while
picnicing at Fowey Rocks. Little did they know,
their "full" gas tank had been pilfered before the
boat left from Miami.
Leonore's handy father dripped kerosene into
the motor to get it started. The boatload of adults
and children made it inland as far as Cape
Florida, then dropped anchor to await rescue.
Their water jug had fallen overboard because of
rough seas, and they had eaten all of theirfood. It
wasn't until late the next afternoon that a man
happened by and took her brother to Miami for
gasoline. He returned later with cheese and
crackers for the hungry boaters, which his sister
claims is the best food she has ever eaten!
In 1939, Commodore Edward Turner
established a deluxe, self contained gaming
operation at Stiltsville called The Quarterdeck
Club. It was fully equipped with electricity,
heating, refrigeration, table games, a bar, dining
deck and bridge deck. Slot machines were even
tried for awhile, until the law cracked down. Local
boaters would stop by for a bite to eat, a drink or
just to socialize.
Meanwhile, local sea lovers heard that for $1
an acre you could lease the bottom of Biscayne
Bay. Stiltsville gradually began to take shape,
with scattered structures poking out of the water
like long legged birds. There was no formal plan
established for it's development. In the beginning,
most of the homes were built upon sunken
The original Quarterdeck Club went bankrupt in
1942 and was later owned by Harold Clark,.a
Miami Beach hotel and horse stable owner. Early
in the 1950's Warren Freeman, also a hotel owner,
bought it and turned it into a legitimate cocktail
lounge and restaurant. The Quarterneck Club was
badly battered by a hurricane later the same year,
and burned to the "water line" in the early 1960's.
Many an old timer of today has fond memories of
noffleets-sfef- wlw-t-ht,-gl st Rin -waters- of .- -. -"
Some local boaters can still recall The Bikini
Club, so named because of the new trend in
Biscayne Bay at The Quarterneck Club.
Some local boaters can still recall The Bikini
Club, so named because of the new trend in
swimming apparel at the time! In 1962 a man
named Harry M. Churchville, better known as
Plucky Pierre, created the place using an old beat
up yacht, which he towed into the shallows for its
foundation. He claimed to have 1,300 members,
each held a pink card which admitted the bearer
to the place any time, day or night. Pierre's right
hand man, Shipwreck Kelly, would help you dock
your boat on arrival. Of course the presence of
bikini clad ladies was encouraged, which in turn
attracted more customers, some of whom were
big political and social figures of that era.
The Bikini Club became a partying place for the
rich and was not well received by many of the
neighboring Stiltsvillians< who were more family
oriented. The club was rather short lived. In early
1965 the State Beverage Agency raided the place
and confiscated it's stock of liquor, beer and
undersized crawfish. Then in August (1965)
hurricane Betsy threw her fit and put final end to
the "notorious" good times. Many of the Stiltsville
structures were severely damaged by Betsy's
winds. In fact, State and local officials took
advantage of the unstable situation by placing a
moratorium on new construction.
The homes were subjected daily to wind, salt
spray, rain and occasionally hurricanes.
Throughout the years people realized the harsh
conditions encountered by stilt homes in the salty
bay environment, and-began building structures
which were engineered like a fort. This of course
was very expensive, so only the rich were able to
afford the luxury of a home in Stiltsville.
The low cost of $1 an acre to lease Biscayne
Bay "property" eventually increased. In 1981 rent
went from $700 to $1000 a year. Controversies
arose now and then about the Stiltsville
structures. Many people called it an eye sore,
others were simply jealous. There was a
proposed plan in the early 80's to further develop
the area. It was to be called "Islandia" and was the
idea of a prominent real estate broker named
Pymes. Apparently this development never got
off the water, since in December 1985 Biscayne
National Park was expanded to include the
Stiltsville bay bottom.
Mr. Sanders, Manager of Biscayne National
Park, said that when the Federal Park Service
acquired the property, they did research to find
that the general public had an overwhelming
attitude to turn the area back into a natural
setting. Currently the objectives of the general
management plan for the park, is to honor the
State leases until they expire in 1999. Between
now and then, no new establishments will be
allowed. If a severe hurricane or tornado should
happen across the crablike community in the bay,
the owner of any structure that is destroyed 45 to
50 percent, will not be able to rebuild. When the
leases are up, the homeowners have two choices.
They can move out of their homes and leave the
structure behind, or they can relocate the
structure (pilings included) elsewhere.
Over the years the Stiltsville homes have been
owned by very wealthy, influential figures.
People such as doctors, judges, politicians and
wealthy heirs have shared the homes, many of
them are jointly owned. This type of ownership
may be a good reason why Stiltsville has
survived all the controversies over the decades,
since they are notthe type of peoplethat the State
wants to push around.
On a recent trip out to Stiltsville I counted 14
houses. One of them is actually owned by the
Miami Springs Power Boat Club and has been out
there since the 50's. They have several big parties
a year and otherwise the members sort of share
the weekends. There is another structure with gas
tanks, generators and cables which is the main
transmitter facility for WRHC radio station. Just
west of the overall community is a large object in
the water which resembles a bowling pin. It is an
aerial navigation device called a VOR, which
stands for very high frequency omni range. The
Biscayne VOR was placed there by the Federal
Aviation Agency around 20 years ago, and is part
of a giant gridwork that covers the nation to aid
pilots in navigation.
In the past 20 years Stiltsville has settled into
it's character, one which will survive only 13
more years. Jimmy Ellenberg, who has held claim
to a residence at Stiltsville since 1948 say's "The
place is 100 percent better now, everything is in
first class shape." Jimmy was out there the day
the Quarterdeck Club burnt down, and has been
referred to over the years, as the Mayor of
Stiltsville. He really didn't want to talk much
about the place because of the trouble that
generally occurs whenever it is publicized. He
seemed to have a true reverence for the Stiltsville
Crawfish Charlie's bait shop has vanished now.
So, too have the Quarterdeck Club, the Bikini Club
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The U.S.S. Constitution sits like a black jewel in
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Affectionally titled "Old Ironsides" because of
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In 1794 Colonel George Claghorn built
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north and southeastern states. Although only
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ship still remains.
She first went into battle in 1803 fighting
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war vessels blockaded the port of Tripoli. Two
years later a peace treaty was drawn up and
signed in her cabin
Her-greatest triumph came in 1812 when the
United States went to war with England.
Constitution fought against the British ship
Guerriere, leaving the British man'o war in such a
hopeless state that Americans were forced to
transfer British prisoners and burn the enemy
ship instead of taking it for own fleet. This
successful battle marked the rise of the United
States "to a first class power," and "Old Ironsides"
became famous. A subsequent fight with a42-gun
frigate30 miles off the coast of Brazil, again
proved Constitution victorious.
On February 20, 1815 she fought her last
historic fight when she managed to outpower 2
British ships off the island of Madeira. As she
journeyed home with both ships in tow, she was
chased by a British squadron. Captain Charles
Stewart maneuvered Constitution and the
captured ship to safety, although the other ship.
was reclaimed by the enemy.
Her war days ended, Constitution made
numerous worldwide- voyages. On several
occasions she was reported unseaworthy and
was partially restored. In 1925, she underwent a
massive restoration, largely paid for with funds
raised by school children.
For the country's 1976 Bicentennial birthday,
she was summoned to lead the "Tall Ships" into
Boston Harbor. The following day she traveled to
greet Queen Elizabeth aboard the Royal Yacht
Today, the time-honored ship is still part of the
United States -Navy, docked in the Charlestown
Navy Yard where her crew conducts daily on
board tours. The Constitution Museum, located
across the pier frdni the.vessel, displays many of
her original documents and artifacts.
Editor's Note: The U.S.S. Constitution Museum is
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Massachusetts (P.O. Box #1812, Boston, MA
02129; phone: 617-242-0543). The Museum's
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July 15-August 15, 1986
This Old Boat
by Capt. Ed Wiser
This month: the concept
Old wooden boats, with their classic lines and
timeless grace, present an attraction that most
mariners frequently find difficult to resist. You
often see them abandoned and neglected in a
boatyard or quietly disintegrating in some salt
water marsh. Perhaps you pause momentarily to
mourn this artifact of our maritime heritage.
It is an ailment of recent vintage that afflicts
many of us this incurable nostalgic disease
called woodenboatitis. Sometimes we attempt to
temporarily treat the symptoms by fantasizing
about a restoration project. Usually, we are lucky
enough to awaken before the pleasant dream
becomes a real life carpenters nightmare. For this
can be the result when the skills we possess, &
the time and money available, are not enough to
breathe new life into an old hull.
For those fellow travelers who love classic
wooden boats, have dreamed of restoring one,
have actually done so or simply enjoy the
vicarious thrill of watching the resurrection of a
piece of .seagoing history under someone's
hands, we present This old boat
WaterfrontNews and local boat builders, both
amateur & professional, will undertake the
step-by-step restoration of a wooden boat of
historical significance. The actual work will be
done on site of the Barnacle.doubling as a living
history exhibit. Visitors will not only enjoy a
historical interpretation of the boat itself but will
witness the restoration of an old vessel using a
combination of traditional and modern techniques
Each monthan article in the Waterfront News
will address'a different aspect of the rebuilding
process. Subjects will cover the gamut from
finding and surveying the boat through putting
the name cn the transom ...
Our objectives are three. fo'l.d First, to collect
information from a number df resources and act
as a step by step instruction manual for others
who wish to embark upon such a project. We hope
to help you avoid pitfalls along the way. Second,
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we look forward to providing the public an insight
into the importance of preserving our nautical
heritage through a living history exhibit. Third,
the sense of satisfaction that comes from saving
an old boat is a very rewarding feeling. We all
agree that simply rescuing the boat itself is
enough reason for this undertaking.
We solicit your comments & suggestions and
look forward to facilitating a forum for wooden
boat lovers. We also would like to ask for your
assistance' in finding a suitable candidate for
restoration. The ideal boat would be a sailing
vessel of approximately 20-30 feet constructed
prior to 1950, and drawing not more than 3 feet. A
sharpie or skipjack similar to those designed and
sailed by Commodore Munroe would be best but
we will gladly consider almost any wooden
vessel of historical interest.This is to include
dinghies and boats in almost any state of
desrepair, under 35 feet length on deck. If you
have information on such a boat please contact
Ed Wiser at764-7590 or782-7495 or write to Wiser,
c/o Waterfront News. 1224 SW 1st Avenue, Ft.
Lauderdale, Fl 33315-1502
Next month: Search and survey.
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Sailboat Fishing Guide
by Patrick O'Donnell
Being a native Florida boy has its advantages.
Like remembering back in the early 60's, my Dad,
Uncle George and I would spend every weekend
on the water fishing. Dolphin were our main
catch, and loading up the fish box with bigger fish
seemed easier back then. As time passed I'd
wondered if I'd ever see those days of easy
fishing. Well, things certainly have changed since
then. A powerboat in the past has been replaced
with a 36 ft. catamaran (The ultimate sailboat
fishing machine to me). My soda pops replaced
with cold Becks and i haven't rigged with a chain
hook in years. A lot of fishing days have passed
since then, but they never seemed as plentifulas .
the early 60's. That is until this summer.
Recent action offshore is like the old days
revisited! Sailors, if you are not fishing you ought
to be! I know you are probably thinking "I tried
fishing but the only thing I catch is a sunburn".
Fishing from a sailboat is pure, natural fun and
you should be doing it. If you follow these tips you
will change your luck.. If you haven't caught a fish
behind your sailboat, stand by, because it is very
Let's plan on fishing for Dolphin. Start with a
trip to the bait shop. You'll need at least a dozen
ballyhoo. If you are not sure how to rig them,
most shops have pre-rigged available. If you
would. rather not mess with ballyhoo try
artificial. Scott at.Boyds Bait and Tackle has a
Mold Craft rig with a "Baby Bird" and "soft head"
trailing it. I've used this rig and find it works well
for sail, dolphin and tuna. The advantage to this
is it is not only easy, but you can use it over and
over again. I have found though, this.rig is not as
"Hot" below 4 knots and choosy Dolphin still
prefer ballyhoo. Ok, now we have the bait, let's
look at tackle.
Rod and reel or salt water spinning tackle is
preferred but a simple handline will put "meat on
the table". Let's start fishing.
I prefer to sail under head sail alone with no
engine. Monohulls may want to sail, motorsail (if
wind is light) or use a sail plan that offers about
to 6 knots with maneuverability. As you enjoy
your sail, look for- birds working the water,
floating derbis (such as Wood, etc.) and patches
of weeds off them. As you pass the debris wait for
When the Dolphin attack you will see them
coming after your bait on the surface. When you
hook into one, bring your boat into the wind, but
do not stall or you.may foul your lines. Yourfish
will be leaping out of the water by now. Your
adrenilin will be flowing and your crew will sound
like they're doing a wardance! Keep tension on the
line at all times. If he runs let him run, then reel in
when he slows down.As you bring him to the boat
look for others around him. Throw your lines
wiRh chunks of ballyhoo or a feather on spinning
tackle to bring the others in. Always leave one
fish in the water at all times or the school will
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12 Volume 3 Issue 5 July 15-August 15, 1986 Waterfron News Lobster S
by Bryan Brooks
It's that time again for the divers to jump into
the waters of the Atlantic and try their hand at
catching the Spiny Lobster. It can be a fun dive
and also rewarding, with the only extra needed-
the drawn butter. Many divers use this time of
year as their official beginning of summer scuba.
Waterfront News hopes you enjoy the harvest, so
we'd like to go over some of the rules with you.
In an effort to minimize the confusion between the
State's sport diver's season and the Federal
(three miles off shore) days. the dates of the
Federal two day season have been changed this
year. They are Saturday July 19, and Sunday July
20. The State's sport diver season is Sunday, July
20th and Monday July 21. Regular lobster season
opens on July 26th, which is a Saturday.
To bring in lobsters during the Federal 2 day
season, plan on catching them over three miles
off shore in the Atlantic and 9 miles off shore on
the Gulf side.
The Federal limits are 6 legal size lobster per
day with a maximum of 24per boat. Florida limits
on the sport diving season are six per diver, with
no limit on the boat. Off course the lobsters must
remain in a whole condition until the boat is
docked. Female lobsters with eggs are not legal.
The practice of wringing the tail from the
carapace, again is illegal. No spear fishing of any
type on lobsters is allowed. They must be caught
by hand or with a legal lobster prod. If we all obey
the laws there will be enough for everyone.
However sadly, as always, this is not the case.
Already with the season a month away, at this
writing, I spot carapaces wrung from the tail lying
on the floor of the sea. The fines can be stiff, and
your boat might be taken from you. Please pay
by the rules and there will be enough. The
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The truth is we all have a responsibility to play
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Another thing I notice every year is that half the
divers in the state go to the Keys for the sport
season. Fort Lauderdale has more than their
share of the bugs living on our three reefs. There
are several professional dive charter boats in our
city. The trick is to start signing up NOW. Believe
me come mid July they will be packed to the
gunwhales. The boat captains here are proud of
their ability to take you to the places where the
lobsters are. There is a good natured rivalry
between them that has developed as to what dive
boat comes back with the most bugs.
Most veteran divers know this already, but it's
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antenaes in trying to bring one back. It never
works. The only thing you accomplish is that you
have taken something important away from the
crustasean, and he might find it difficult to
With both Federal and State lawsyou must be
sure the carapace, the shell, is over three inches
long and the tail must be five and a half inches. It
is an either'or, not necessarily both.
Thanks to Molly's Mercedes, more divers than
ever are using our waters to dive and enjoy the
sea. With that certification card comes a
responsibility. Dive safely and play by the rules.
If its been a long time between dives, remember
the little things that are important. When anchor
diving always dive INTO the current and not the
other way around. Dive to the limit of the most
inexperienced diver with you. Stay shallow and
at night always have a light and a cyalume stick.
The waters have been great lately. The diving
summer season is certainly here. Be safe and
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numbers of divers to pursue the tasty tidbits.
Actually they are crawfish, not lobsters, but who
cares at dinnertime. A feast fit for a king
providing you can get your hands on a few.
NoA doing this is not too difficult if you are
proficient enough and can find the darn critters.
Like deer up north, they seem to know when the
season opens and can get quite scarce. This will
not deter the diving masses and many a bug will
bite the dust.
Assuming you have a boat, or venture off the
beach, have a buddy, \a dive flag, measuring
device, catch'bag, gloves, gear and know all the
rules, you're ready to go. The Marine Patrol
knows all the rules and will definitely be around
to make certain you also know. Should you get
caught bending any rules, don't ask the officer for
mercy they have a thing about protecting the
poor lobster, which means you are going to tell
your tale of woe to thejudge. Live by the rules and
you will find the patrol to be on your side.
The rules are:
(1) 2 day season July 20 and 21 (Sunday and
Monday), midnight to midnight.
(2) Limit 6 legal crawfish per diver each day, no
return trips the same day.
(3) Size of carapace 3 inches, no less.
(4) No egg bearing crawfish.
(5) Measure and release shorts under water
before placing in catch bag.
Some marine patrol don scuba and will catch
unlawabiding divers under water.
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(6) No spearing, gigging, explosives or nuclear
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(7) Bring legal catch back to land intact and
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Follow these rules and you should not run afoul
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The most productive means of bagging your
bug I have used is the old net and tickle stick trick.
Simply. tap the back of your favorite bug with
most any probe and he or she will oblige by
running right into your net. If this fails you can try
jamming your entire arm up to your shoulder in
some coral hole containing bugs, and pray that's
all that is in there. This is not recommended for
those who cherish all their fingers.
-If the bug you are after backs off and appears
shy, try a pleasant smile. This may throw the
expectant dinner into a fit of laughter and
increase your chances of success.
Come July 26 the regular season will open and
we go by the daily 24 crawfish per boat limit
regardless of how many divers you have. The
commercial guys will also be out on the water so
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July 15-August 15. 1986
Had An Unknown Close Call?
by Bill Lange
The number of near misses, in regard to divers
down in our local waters. is becoming more
frequent. Both sail and power skippers are at
Firstly. lots more people are diving with the
wider availability of diving gear in all sorts of
stores, the increase in dive boats (many very
inexperienced), and far more persons using those
boats. Then there is the touristic acclaim for our
very available reefs, increased in number by the
major placement of sunken objects at depths
calculated to attract various fish (ipso facto
fishing boats) and also divers with several
degrees of ability.
The Florida lobster season adds a horde of
other divers to the already day and night
somewhat crowded activity: Thus more and more
skippers are having to navigate in respect to the
hazard of divers. The United States Power
Squadrons or Coast .Guard Auxiliary public
education courses stress that a constant sharp
lookout is the responsibility of every skipper. But
no one tells you what this means in respect to
divers. You can cause a tragedy if you do not set
your course with special heed for diver actions.
The solution is straightforward. namely stay well
clear. On the "mob scene" sports dive days fishing
boats should stay offshore beyond the second
reef: don't turn North or South until past the sea
You. skipper, have got to detect the possibility
that divers are in the water. for you can be at fault
if you assume that they are only near a certain
signal. Or even have the proper signal.
When a boat is the diver base it is "vessel
restricted in maneuverability" since the diver's
life largely depends on that base. At that time the
dive boat has a special right of way over
essentially all others. The International Code flag
"Alpha" (half blue, half white) is flown by that
vessel and means "I have a diver down, keep well
clear at slow speed". USA rules even specify that
a small boat should display a rigid replicaof the
"Alpha", not less than one meter in height so
placed as to be easily visible. A good idea if the
code flag cannot be raised high enough and does
not visibly wave..
International navigation rules also specify that
a vessel while actually restricted in
maneuverability shall show three vertical lights,
red over white over red. The daytime shapes are a
ball over a diamond over a ball. Said vessel if
navigating would also show its normal underway
lights, or if at anchor its proper anchor lights.
Wherever there is a sports diver down, no
matter what the diver's base, there should be one
or more red with diagonal white stripe flags.
Often these are hardly a foot square. This might
be on a vessel or some sort of float. Various
states and countries give this diver flag certain
But where are the underwater persons? Free
swimming divers might be based on the beach, or
some floating object,.or a very small untended
boat or any larger (hopefully properly manned)
A diver's life.is constantly at risk and whatever
boat you skipper it is vital to foresee problems.
Just speaking of recent local cases-boats have
passed over divers who were in a "normal" place,
others have cut between divers and their base,
others have encountered current-swept or
disoriented or unconscious divers up to several
miles adrift. While the law calls for any "free
diver" to show a flag (even a person, with a
snorkel and mask but no fins) that piece of rag
often is poorly placed, may be wet and wrapped,
may be almost on the water, minute and obscured
Better equipped divers may be using a Surface
Support Station which is inflated and floats with
a visible diver flag. about three feet off the water.
This should give you good warning that divers
are nearby and may be between the float and a
dive boat, or a buoy, or the shore. Remember that
srorkelers have to come up -- even if they hear
propellers. Whereas normal tank divers can stay
down on their air until the danger has passed.
Maybe, the divers are off a 40 foot sport
fisherman, or high bridge boat, often properly
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are 24 divers on board something can go
unobserved. A dive boat captain has no time to
suggest your course, you have got to decide early
on what to do.
Maybe the divers are off a 20 foot runabout,
nobody is on board, and the markings are
minimal. Or an unqualified person is on board and
panics when the anchor line parts. Or it could be a
less than 16 foot largely-inadequate base, even a
Some divers go out from the shoreline (ocean
or inland), maybe several hundred yards (or even
out to a reef). Often pushing/pulling an inflated
object or a surfboard. Typical is the scubs-tourist
without any above-the-surface gear, with friends
waving from the beach.
In any case it takes a supersharp bow lookout
to notice any diver clues in the water, let alone to
know what it is that you sort of see.
Do you know the law in regard to what distance
is "clear"? We'll, most skippers and many divers
do not know. I had answers from 50 feet to 300
yards before the answer of 300 feet. Let's look at
some near PAM-PAM,PAM-PAM,-PAM-PAM,
A professional dive boat anchors, riding into
the current, and the divers go. overboard
swimming into the current. They are off the bow
and should be within 50feet of the diver down flag.
which is on the boat. But if they go down the
anchor line, and the water depth is considerable,
with the normal scope of seven times the depth,
the divers will be well forward of their boat.
Legally you could cut across its bow and yet may
easily be on top of divers. Best to stay off by 100
or 200 feet from either beam or stern lest the
divers drift there.
Generally, divers on a deep site (60 feet or so),
going down an anchored line, do not carry a dive
flag with them. Watch for bubbles, and the
bubbles may drift 30 feet with a current. The
divers may be swimming back underwater along
a reef and expecting to surface at the base. Errors
If you are a trolling fisherman, in a crossing
situation, go astern of the diveboat. Other
fishermen. trolling a reef have had the dragged
lure at diver level.
Yet the biggest violaters of diver-down flags
are often other diveboats. They plough in with
propellers turning and drop anchor anywhere.
Some very close misses occur. When going into a
dive area to join other boats cut your engines and
drift in. Make sure there are no bubbles. Lower
your anchor very slowly. Choose a safe diving
For,dive safety have a Lobster Hotel rather
than, getting tied up by a bag on your belt.
Remember it is illegal to put your hand in other's
When leaving have the last diver bring the
anchor up, or have a folding grapnel so that you
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start your propellers until at least 100 feet away.
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you have no propeller is no excuse to cut over a
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Furthermore there is no advance noise of
cavitation or engine. Divers report seeing a hull
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sign of danger. Depending on boat hull and speed
some divers have heard a sort of steady whoosh;.
but that is too late.
Then some sailboats show poor seamanship.
With the diveboat over a reef and a SE or E breeze,
the sailboat on a beam reach bears down on the
diveboat. Suddenly the sailor decides the pass
will be too close. The skipper heads up into the
wind and the sailboat naturally continues to slip
beam-on toward the diveboat bow or stern. The
sail skipper has not recognized the diveboat's
restricted maneuverability, has endangered
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collision by not falling off from the wind:
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on channel 16. alert to emergencies. But lots sit on
channel 68. And waiting for disaster are those
with no radio! Some even have a CB, not likely to
get them the help which a diver may need when
every minute counts. That is calling ittoo close. If
a diver has a problem, alert and locate time is
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The Board of Directors of the Marine Industries
Association of South Florida (MIASF) has given
the go-ahead for a new program which will
benefit members of the association as -ell as the
boating public. With a targeted start-up date of
August 1. 1986. the MIASF will provide a Florida
toll-free WATS line where boaters (and potential
boaters) can call for information on marine
products and services, special marine events,
marine education, and more. With the
cooperation of MIASF members and marine
publications. 1-800-BOAT-001 will become the
number to call!
Part of the first phase in establishing the
Hotline program is finding "volunteers" to handle
the incoming calls. The association would prefer
marine industry retirees who.would like to and
would enjoy the opportunity to work at the
association office and answer incoming calls.
Having someone with marine experience would
A number of MIASF memberyacht brokers met
at the association conference room on June 10th
to discuss the formation of a Yacht Brokerage
Advisory Board. Chuck Hutchinson. MIASF director
and yacht broker, chaired the meeting. Fourteen
brokers were present and Chuck Hutchinson was
appointed temporary chairman of the council
until an organizational meeting would be held.
In a letter to MIASF member brokers. Chuck
indicated a unanimous decision to form the
council which will advise the MIASF Board of
Directors on. legislative matters as well as
address other facets of the brokerage profession
which would promote consumer confidence in the
brokerage community in south Florida: If a
broker's a MIASF member and has yet to get
involved in the council, please contact Mr. Chuck
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Port And Hollywood Go To Mat Over Coveted Acres
by Nathan L. Roberts
A big bucks brooha-ha over 91 acres of
waterfront at the confluence of-The Intracoastal
Waterway and the Dania Cut-off Canal is
gathering steam as the Port Everglades Authority
and the City of Hollywood maneuver against each
other with vastly different views for the site's
The Port Authority has a plan to develop the 91
acres as a three-berth containerized cargo
terminal. The 91 acres would be added to 160
adjacent acres owned by the Port.
The City is behind a plan worked up by
Hollywood. Inc.,-owner of the 91 acres, to develop
the site into a $500 million shopping, office
building. 450-room hotel, 80-slip marina and
250.000 square foot convention center complex --
with land left over for a cruise ship, if not a cargo,
terminal. Hollywood. Inc., owns a 260-acre tract
adjacent to the contested 91 acres.
Newly elected Hollywood Mayor Mara Guilianti
is a main supporter of the Hollywood, Inc..
development plan. A mid-June rr meeting called by
the Mayor was attended by 30 invited civic and
business leaders who endorsed her proposal to
pressure the Port Authority into abandoning its
plan to build the cargo terminal. The Mayor
justifies her support of the Hollywood, Inc.,
development plan on the ground that it would add
new jobs. attract tourists and reverse the City of
Hollywood's sagging tax base.
Port officials are mad as hell. The 91-acre site,
at the northwest corner of the Dania Canal where
it empties into the Intracoastal Waterway is the
only one left for development of a three-berth
containerized cargo terminal, the Port Authority
maintains. Port Commissioners and officials note
that the planned terminal is essential for the
port's future and point out that it has no other
place to expand, hemmed in as it is by high-rise
condos on its northeastern flank (Point of
Americas and other buildings), and by John U.
Lloyd State Park on its southeastern side.
The cargo terminal has been on the drawing
board for several years. Also the Port Authority
has had a suit pending since 1984 in Broward
Circuit Court against Hollywood, Inc., for
condemnation of the 91 acres so that it might
proceed with its development of the terminal. (A
court condemnation or eminent domain
(expropriation at a price) proceeding is argued
before a 12-man jury which, if it agrees to the
condemnation, sets the price based on such
factors as the appraised value of the property, the
petitioner's offer, the owner's price and the public
Port officials point out that Mayor Guilianti's
Johnny-come-lately insertion of the City of
Hollywood in support of the Hollywood, Inc.,
development plan now has the effect of raising
the latter's price for the property should it have to
sell by court order. Estimates are that Hollywood,
Inc., may ask as much as $46 million for the
acreage or just a shade over $505,000 an acre.
The Port has allocated up to $30 million to
purchase the tract at approximately $330,000 an
acre. Hollywood, Inc.'s estimate that the 91 acres
is worth $46 million would put its price per acre
$175,000 above what the Port Authority has
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Margaret Collins, executive director of the Port
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"It would stymie theport if itcould notexpand,"
she declares. "Port Everglades has to be
competitive or lose shipping if updated and
adequate cargo handling space and facilities are
She notes that the three-berth terminal would
have a total of six gantry cranes to lift cargo
containers from and into ships, plus space large
enough to stack and hold the containers before
they could be trans-shipped or moved out by
While there is talk of a compromise in which
Hollywood,- Inc., would sell the Port Authority
enough .land to develop a two-berth cargo
terminal and reserve sufficient waterfront
acreage to develop a cruise ship terminal of its
own, Collins describes such a compromise as
She explains that in talks she has held here and
in New York with a numberof cruise line officials,
not one would accept the added expense and
extra time of berthing a cruise ship as far
downstream from the Port's inlet channel as the
Waterway/Dania Canal site. The cruise officials
told Collins, she related, that the cumbersome
maneuvers entailed in getting as large a vessel as
a cruise ship in and out of a turning notch before
docking or departing are potentially dangerous.
Tides become a major factor and the possibility in
such a constricted space of fouling a hull or
damaging a ship's propellers are too great.
Moreover, she notes, "imagine the cruise ship
passengers coming into a dock with as
glamorous a view as cargo containers piled three
stories high plus the intriguing sight of giant
cranes and other dock equipment. Or passengers
waiting in a hotel to ship out and faced by the
same fetching sight."
Actually, she states, the Hollywood, Inc.,
compromise would "deprive the Port of a valuable
third income-producing berth in favor of a dock
for virtually non-existent cruiseliners.",
Howard Forman, vice-chairman of the Broward
County Commission, favors a compromise in
which each party would get "some satisfaction."
He proposes that the Port Authority, Hollywood,
Inc.. and the City of Hollywood "meet to try to
compose their differences."
Forman concedes that each side has valid
considerations in its favor but believes that "a
compromise can be worked out that will offer
each a viable arrangement."
He is familiar with the Port's need for an
additional cargo terminal and agrees that "such a
facility can be achieved in part, if not as originally
conceived." He accepts the view that "the port
must remain competitive."
Forman also believes that "Hollywood, Inc.'s
plan for a multi-purpose business/recreational
complex, including a convention center, is highly
desirable." He notes the. site's proximity to the
airport, the seaport, the beaches, the downtown
of Hollywood and Fort Lauderdale and, whenit is
finished. Interstate 595 with its connections to I-
95, 1-75 and the Sawgrass Expressway.
"Both sides." he says, "have to sit down and
talk, and keep talking until an agreement is
Forman made plain, however that he favors no
particular convention site. "I am reserving my
decision until all plans have come before, the
County Commission too its consideration
starting Sept. 2," he says.
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Three Cities Vie For Convention Centers
by Nathan L. Roberts
It's coming up convention centers all over
Broward. Three at last count. One on the beach,
one south of Port Everglades, one in Sunrise. As
the late Jimmy Durante used to say, "Everyone's
getting' into the act."
Why not. It's all in the talking stage -- the sites,
the plans, the money. Formal proposals must be
submitted to the County' Commission by
September 2. So time is starting to run short.
One site is squeezed into 10 acres in a
residential district facing the Intracoastal
Waterway. Another is hedged by mangroves and
covered over by primeval undergrowth and
foliage. A third is in the boondocks. And each has a
price tag ranging from $27 million to $50 million.
The cost, however, seems not to be decisive.
Place and politics may well determine where the
convention center may be located. uaTIba.
Fort Lauderdale City officials and some 300
others -- residents, hoteliers, business people--
get a recent look-see at a plan costing $46 million
to develop a convention center smack up against
the Intracoastal at the Las Olas Boulevard bridge,
some three blocks west of the oceanfront.
Hollywood, Inc., with strong support from
Hollywood Mayor Mara Guilianti and a group of
local civic and business leaders, is gung-ho for
developing a $500 million 250,00 square foot
convention center/shopping/office building/
hotel/cruise ship terminal complex on 260 acres
it owns where the Dania Cut-off Canal flows into
the Intracoastal Waterway -- 91 of the 260 acrea
coveted by the Port Everglades Authority for
development of a three-berth containerized cargo
terminal. The Port has had a suit pending in
Broward Circuit Court since 1984 to condemn the
91 acres. If a jury agrees, the 91 acres will pass to
the port at a price set by the jury. At that, loss of
this acreage won't jeopardize Hollywood, Inc.'s
plan altogether. The plan will have to be modified
but it's doubtful this blueprint for a convention
center will be dumped. Also, while the'principals
on both sides appear to be adamant in pursuing
their plans, there is talk of compromise in the air.
Leonard Bloom, a San Diego developer who
owns the Sunrise Musical Theater, has a plan to
augment the theater with a shopping mall, hotel,
sports arena and -- what else -- a convention
center. He proposed to build a 250,000 square foot
center but has so far not announced a cost. His
plan has the support of the Sunrise City Council.
Bloom will build the center if the county will buy it
at a price set by appraisers. While his plan has
plenty of room -- for a large hall and plenty of
parking space -- there is no groundswell of -
business or political support for it.
The Fort Lauderdale convention center
proposed for the Intracoastal/Las Olas site is the
smallest of the three and faces a difficult physical
problem in point of floor space. The Broward
County Commission on June 26 adopted a 34-
page list of convention center specifications that,
among other requirements, calls for a basic
120,000 square foot hall expandable to 150,000
square feet if the commission so rules. The
center, as now planned, has a 120,000 square foot
hall. A 30,000 square foot expansion would have
to come at the expense of the 60,000 square foot
meeting space adjoining the main hall. Unless
this or some other place for expansion is found,
the Fort Lauderdale entry in the convention
center sweepstakes could well lose.out. That
would be a major blow to the city's over-all plan
for Fort Lauderdale Beach, since the convention
center.is the linchpin of a comprehensive plan to
redevelop the beach over the two miles from
Sunrise Boulevard to Bahia Mar.
The Fort Lauderdale convention center as well
as the over-all beach plan is being drawn by
Sasaki Associates of Watertown, Mass. Sasaki,
with offices also in Coral Gables, has a team_
working on the project made up of the following:
the economic consulting firm of Hammer Siler
George, Wash., D.C.; the traffic consulting firm of
Barton Aschman, Chicago, III., and a legal
consultant, Charles Sieman, Esq., of Chicago. the
latter is originally from Fort Lauderdale.
Sasaki's proposed convention center would sit
on the 10-acre site that is now a parking lot just
nortrh-o-t-he Lasdi-as Boulevard bridge. Theoenter
would provide parking for 550 cars underneath
According to Sasaki's Robert Ravelli in its
Coral Gables office, the firm is working closely
with appropriate Fort Lauderdale officials.
Ravelli notes that only one building sitting on a
half-acre just northeast of the proposed center --
at Cortez Street and Birch Road -- would have to
be demolished. Every effort is being made, he
says, not to discommode condo and private home
residents in the area. "Landscaping and the most
efficient use of space will make the center an
by Rachel Leach
On April 17, 1986, Foreign Nationals became
eligible to charter documented United States
vessels on a bareboat recreational basis without
having to endure the lengthy approval process.
previously required by law. According to Federal
law, a bareboat charter is one where the charterer
takes possession of the vessel and excercises
direct control over the actual operation of the
This new change in charter law came about in
part because of several reports of'lost income
from charter companies. Since most foreign
applications for charter were for immediate
access and for a short length of time, the 30-90
day MARAD (Maritime Administration) approval
period was too long. This forced charter
companies to turn down hundreds of foreign
charter clients each year. Some charter
companies estimated their losses from turning
down foreign applicants to be as much as
$2,000,000.00 per year. This vast amount of legal
red tape caused some charter companies to
refuse to take any applications from non-citizens.
Some conservative estimates reported in the
Federal NPRM (Notice of Proposed Rulemaking)
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agreeable neighbor," he asserts.
Donna Hessman, a Birch Road resident close to
the proposed convention site, says "Its going to
have to be one great improvement over what's
there now. Sometimes that Birch Road parking lot
looks like wall-to-wall RV's."
Although Sasaki Associates will have to
complete its convention center plan in time to be
submitted to the County Commission on or before
September 2, it has until November to submit its
final report to the City on the over-all Fort
Lauderdale Beach redevelopment.
revealed that the MARAD approval requirement
for non-citizen applicants could be responsible
for 10.1 million in lost income each year for
recreational boat owners and charterers; the
required filing fee costs the charter boat
operators $22.7 million.
In the absence of the application process,
MARAD estimates saving up to $7.3 million
annually which is how much it costs to review the
87,666 applicants who file each year.
The ramifications of this change in the law will
on one hand, reap an economic benefit to
individuals or companies who charter
recreational vessels. On the other hand, it will
result in a decrease in the demand for licensed
captains to accompany foreign nationals on
chartered vessels. One possible problem with the
new law is that the Coast Guard, which
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Volume 3 Issue 5
18 Volume 3 Issue 5 July 15-August 15. 1986 Waterfront News C"s ing
See America's Waterfront This Summer
Summer is here which means it's time to pack
up the kids and head for the nearest boat or plane.
Where to this year? With the aura of Khaddafi
casting a doubtful shadow over European travel,
many people are staying on U.S. turf and
rediscovering their heritage.
I spent six weeks in New England doing just
that. New England is a good place for heritage
because it exists everywhere -- in Maine where
the tradition of lobstering is more like religion, in
Salem. Mass with the witches and the rich
maritime history, in numerous coastal towns
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York City, where the piers along the harbor, once
vibrant with activity, now remain dilapidated
buildings in bad need of repair, in New York
State's Lake George, formerly a celebrated
vacation-spot of Thomas Jefferson, now a
commercialized playground with too few boats
and too many pointless gift shops.
You encounter the good and the bad when you
travel. Mostly. I encountered the good. Newport,
Rhode Island was a seafarers delight. In a wharf
off America's Cup Avenue (named after you-
know-what) there was some commercialism
mixed with a large dose of charm.
I walked around a wharf with a hundred other
tourists, sampling the boating shops and later
watching the yachts at the pier being spruced up
for the next day's race. Lots of races and boat
shows in Newport. A boater could feel at home,
despite.the fact that the America's Cup race will
be held in Perth.Australia next year.
Later. strolling along Bellevue Avenue and Ten-
mile Ocean Drive where millionaires once built
their mansions -- commonly referred to as
"summer cottages" by the people who could
afford to live there. Overlooking the ocean, these
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beyond anything you could imagine. What
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Volume 3 Issue 5
July 15-August 15. 1986
Waterfront News 1 9
9th Annual New River Raft Race
Set For September7th
by M.G. Swift
The Fort Lauderdale JayCees have set the date
for the 9th Annual New River Raft Race. Sunday,
September, 1986 is the date and the Seventh
Avenue boat ramp is the place. Leave your
balloon launchers at home,.say the organizers.
Speaking of organized, the JayCees will be
hosting a planning meeting open to all interested
parties for this ninth annual raft race at their
club house, 4140 Peters Road on Thursday, July
10, 1986 at 7:30 p.m. Parties with boats, ties in
communications and the media, and an interest in
helping to pull off one of the premier waterfront
events in Broward County should show up for this
Rachel Galletta, this year's New RiverRaft Race
chairman, is looking forward to: the biggest and
safest event in it's nine-year history. For more
information call the JayCees or: Ms. Galletta at
Swimming Hall Of Fame Names New Head
Hollywood's Jazz Festival
Hollywood's 4th Annual Jazz-in-The-Circle
Festival sounds off 4-11 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday, July 26-27 at Young Circle Park and
Bandshell, U.S. #1 and Hollywood Blvd. The
public is invited at no charge.
The lineup features Ira Sullivan, great multi-
instrumentalist: Joe Roland, former vibristwith
George Shearing; Othello Molineaux, steel
drummer from Trinidad, who records with
Chicago, Jaco Pastorious and Monty Alexander;
Alice Day, blues singer and "First Lady of Jazz" in
south Florida, and Carlos "Patato" Valdes and The
Miami Dynamics, an 11-piece Afro-Cuban jazz
band. More stars are being added to the gala
show including a Dixieland Band. and blues
by Colleen Mahoney
(FORT LAUDERDALE, FL --) Don DeBolt has been
named executive director of the International
Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF) in Fort
Lauderdale,. Florida, effective August 1, 1986.
DeBol.t has served as executive vice president of
the National Spa and Pool Institute for the past
DeBolt, who has been executive vice president
of NSPI since 1981, said he is looking forward to
both the challenges and the rewards of his new
position. "My love affair with the swimming pool,
spa and hot tub industry can continue as the
International Swimming Hall of Fame plays a
major role in promoting and recognizing the key
personalities and the benefits of competitive
William E. Simon, former Secretary of the
Treasury and now chairman of Westray
Corporation, is president of the International
Swiminng Hall of Fame. Television personality
and-author Art Linkletter serves as.chairman of
the board. NSPI's first president, Robert Hoffman,
serves .as chairman of ISHOFs executive
The International Swimming Hall of Fame,
established in 1965, is the showcase for
swimming and houses the archives of aquatic
sports. Each year ISHOF inducts world renown
competitors into the Hall of Fame representing
the four disciplines of swimming, diving,
waterpolo and synchronized swimming. Much of
ISHOF's growth and success can be attributed to
Buck Dawson, ISHOF's first executive director,
who after 20 years of service, now hold the title of
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July 15-August 15. 1986.
"Pond Apple" Island
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Can this island be saved? That's what the
members of the Fort Lauderdale Waterfront
Property Owners Association (FLWPOA) want to
know. Through the teamwork of a recently
formed "POND APPLE" Island committee headed
by member Joe Mandy, they hope to find the
answer. The "POND APPLE" island, owned by the
City of Fort Lauderdale is located 500 ft. south of
Broward Blvd and east of 1.4th Ave. Its soil is
influenced and surrounded by the brackish water
in the north fork of the New River. The problem is
that the island is slowly disappearing as did the
"picnic" island many of you may remember as
"Bird Drop" or "Rats" Island located at the mouth
of the New River.
Chuck Willard, founder of the FLWPOA,
Committee Chairman. Joe Mandy: and committee
members: Linda Mandy, Herman Feenstra, Ron
Manclaw, and Celeste Keegan, began their
scientific investigation by inviting Thadius
Hamilton, District Representative of the U.S.D.A.
Soil Conservation Service; Linda Quier, District
Coordinator of the Broward Soil and Water
Conservation District, a biological engineer from
beaches, restaurants and shops. Yes, The City
of Hollywood's New Marina is located on the
Intracoastal Waterway only a few miles south
of Port Everglades.
The marina has 54 wet storage slips and 4
boat ramps. Facility offers such features as
24 hour security, electric (20, 30 and 50 amp),
telephone and water hook-ups, showers, rest-
rooms, boat trailer and vehicle parking, and
nearby public transportation.
The Marina can accommodate 70' yachts.
So just Slip-in, Hook-up and enjoy the City
of Hollywood's New Marina.
For further information or inquiries contact
the dockmaster at (305) 921-3035
or Hollywood Beach Safety Division
at (305) 921-3423.
the Environmental Quality Control Board, and a
representative of the Waterfront News to the
first of a series of meetings on June 9, 1986 to
discuss the possibility of island restoration.
What's so important about a small island of
Pond Apple trees and Leather Ferns? To the
island's neighbors, it is watching turtles basking
in the sun, getting binoculars out to see a
perching bird, viewing manatees playfully
swimming around the island, or just enjoying a
beautiful scene of native Florida. To the Fort
Lauderdale Waterfront Property Owners
Association, it is halting the neglect and abuse of
the Fort Lauderdale waterways and preserving
part of the unique and historical New River.
Why is a 150 ft. x 30 ft. island of Pond Apple
trees and Leather Fern disappearing? Can a long
lasting solution be found?. Is restoration
possible? The challenge is there. Resource
persons will be contacted, questions will be
answered, and action will be taken because these
people care. Can THIS island be saved?
Editor's Note: Ms. Coontz will be providing
answers to these questions in upcoming issues of
the Waterfront News. Be looking for her updates
on Pond Apple Island.
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Volume 3 Issue 5 July 15-August 15, 1986 Waterfront News 21
Seaturtles Do Boca
by Craig Lustgarten
Darkness falls over the shores of Boca Raton.
Toward mid-evening about 40 people of all ages
gather at the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center with
their flashlights in the hope that tonight they will
catch a glimpse of the sea turtle as she comes
ashore to lay her eggs.
While awaiting the call from patroller Rick Wolf
that a turtle has been spotted on the beach, city
environmentalist Lauri Shoup narrates a slide
presentation on the saga of the sea turtle, a
marine animal that has survived since the times
of the dinosaur. Currently some species of the sea
turtle are endangered, and cities such as Boca
Raton have enacted turtle protection programs
during their nesting season.
Shoup related that there are three types of
turtles that nest on Boca's shores -- the green
turtle that is a vegetarian that makes tasty soup'
the Leather back, a turtle that can grow to six feet
long and 300 pounds; and the Loggerhead that
can attain 350 pounds. These turtles, because
they are sensitive to heat and wary of predators,
nest at night and thus are rarely seen during the
The nesting season starts at the end of April
and continues through September. During that
time, the female sea turtle may lay several
clutches of 100-150 eggs at a time.
For some, turtle watching is quite an
exhilerative experience, though often quite
frustrating. Watcher Ginny Gowell related that for
several nights that she went out turtle watching,
her flashlight spotted nary a turtle. "Then in one
night, what a night, we saw three turtles [ay their
eggs," boasted Gowell.
Shoup continued her presentation on the
nesting habits of the sea turtles. Responding to a
question about the distance from shore the sea
turtle lays her eggs, she said the turtle may pick
out a spot close to shore or may meander out to
dunes close to Ocean Boulevard.
Shoup mentioned that the turtle is a timid
creature, that is spooked easily. If startled by
man or if nesting conditions aren't right, the sea
turtle will make a false crawl up the beach and
then head back to the water without laying her
When the turtle makes the decision to nest, she
will utilize her front and back flippers to dig the
hole and cover it up. The nesting cavity is urn-
shaped, skinny on top and wide on the bottom.
The eggs are dropped into a cavity that can be
two feet deep, and would easily break if they
weren't very soft and pliant.Depending on the
species, the nesting process usually takes one to
three hours to complete. While laying their one-
hundred or so eggs, the sea turtle is at her most
vulnerable and it is during this time that a close
up view of the turtle is attained by watchers, and
pictures can be taken. Shoup described the sea
turtle during this period as "being in a dreamlike
state." She declared that "turtles are not
aggressive animals, and once into their nesting
mode, they're oblivious to people."
On this particular night, the rains prevented the
watchers patiently waiting at the nature center
from going to the beach should a turtle have been
spotted. As it turned out, two sea turtles did come
ashore that night to nest.
One person who had been out on the turtle
watch program on a previous occasion
commented, "It was very exciting. They send
someone up and down the beach on bike, that
person radios back to the nature center when a
turtle is spotted, and everyone high tails it out to
the site to watch it all happen."
Rick Wolf, who is the chief environmental
specialist for the city of Boca Raton, talked about
the turtle protection program. It was initiated ten
years ago to protect the nests from beach
cleaning equipment. Today, the 2 feet by 2 feet
wire enclosures protect the nest, eggs, and
hatchlings from predatory animals and beach
recreational use by Boca's residents.
The city has also built a turtle hatchery at the
south end of Red Reef Park, which was initiated
last year to move nests away from beach
This year, Wolf emphasized, "The hatchery is
being used to relocate nests in danger of
becoming eroded or inundated with sea water."
Wolf adds that "because of the extent of
erosion on the North beach, out of the 100 nes-ts
found so far, we've had to relocate 50 to the
When a nest has to be relocated, it must be
accomplished delicately, or the eggs won't
survive. Over the past few years, the
environmental specialists have become quite
proficient at the removal and relocation
Wolf described the process: "The nest must
be dug up within 24 hours after the eggs have
been laid. Keeping the vertical axis of the eggs in
the same position, the eggs are transported in a
five gallon bucket to the hatchery, and then
reburied, simulating as exact natural conditions
When the young hatch, prior to dawn they are
allowed to struggle down the beach as they
instinctively head towards the water.
The wire covered ness along the beach are
checked periodically and about the 45th day, in
areas where there is no artificial night lighting to
send the turtles in the wrong direction when they
hatch, the bottoms of the cages are folded out so
that when the hatchlings dig away the nest to the
surface, they can crawl out and head to the water
Wolf added, "If there is a false lighting problem.
the cages are kept sealed and the hatchlings are
There are presently 100-115 nests on the North
Beach area and it is expected that there will be a
total of about 400 by the end of the season that
could produce as much as 50.000 eggs. Despite
those numbers, Wolf lamented that perhaps only
one out of a hundred turtles that hatch survive to
Wolf has hope that "by leaving the nests alone
and protecting them with wire screens, it will
increase the odds of the turtles "survival."
The City of Boca Raton is planning a "turtle
release day" on August 13. Also in the works is
the building of a special pool to raise the
hatchlings to a year old, which will become
Boca's "headstart turtle program."
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Dock for rent. CITRUS ISLES. No
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No Live-aboards. 467-3817.
LAKE SANTA BARBARA: New deep water
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ISLAND dockslips 15' beam-9'LW Live-
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PAIRS & INSTALLATION-- service ALL
brands, 1 yr. warranty on BOTH parts
& labor, $25/hr., day or night, we
custom build most any type of unit or
DO-IT-YOURSELF, we sell what you need
w/free advice. MEETING YOUR COOLING
NEEDS SINCE 1977. Call CUSTOM REFRIG-
CANVAS FACTORY- Flybridge covers,
Bimini tops, Mooring covers & Repairs
Mobile Truck will perform work at your
Try CRUISING' CANVAS of 1500 West
Broward Blvd. blockss east of i95)
Custom marine canvas, repairs, yard
goods & do-it-yourself supplies.
FREE ESTIMATES. Call 467-2722 today.
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BOAT WAXING- Fiberglass Repair. Ex-
terior Cleaning, Teak, Paint. 920-7896
HULL CLEANING under water.
Call Bob leave message at 463-9810
BOTTOM SCRUBBING & RECOVERY**
hu Is cleaned in the water**
Lowest rates. Call Rod(leave
YACHT CAPTAIN Power and sail, all
areas, available for charters and
deliveries, excellent references.
782-7495/764-7590 Capt. Ed Wiser
James Sullivan professes a knowledge
of CELESTIAL NAVIGATION, LORAN-C &
PREP. for USCG OPERATOR's LICENSE.
Will teach same to seafarers for $12.
By owner Beautiful Lg 2/2 pool on
NEW RIVER CANAL, deep water. Enjoy
Fam Rm Lg Pool Patio, Gar. Assume
FHA 81,ooo. No Qual. Priced to sell!
Only $115,000. Call eves 523-7172.
By owner- Beautiful 3 bdrm
split plan 2J bath* near ICW
on quiet residential street*pool
*large porch & 2 car garage two
minutes to ocean reduced & in
exceptional condition partial
financing available $$169,900
Call 563-2892 (Ft.Laud.)
MIDDLE RIVER- Fantastic 3-way
view. Deepwater. New dock. Lg.
lot. 2bed 2bath Ig. Yla. room
deck patio cent. air $129,000
Good terms. 1807 NE 22 St., Ft.
Laud. W.G. Hines Broker-Owner
HOLLYWOOD- walk to beach- 2bed
2bath built in 1983- easy access
to Seafair, ICW & marinas. Ask-
ing $159,500 Ciasholm Realty
Inc. 565-6000 eves; 721-4984
45' KETCH Needs experienced
working 1st mate. Charter &
pleasure- Cruising. Call Capt.
Andy at 764-6496..
MARINE SURVEYOR- buyers & insurance
Surveys for both POWER & SAIL.
Call Ed Rowe at 792-6092.
MARINE SURVEYOR pre-purchase &
insurance- Sail*Power.:20 yrs exp.
MARINE SURVEYOR & Consultant
Capt. Boyd Hildebrand 925 4214 Ft.L.
A EVALUATIONS I
0 Marine Surveyor,
0 Hull, Rigging, Sail & Engine
(CALL JOHN FOR QUOTES)
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED- men & women,
urgent, Broward Gen. Med. Cen.
Aux. 4 hrs/wk: walking, sitting
and/or standing, weekdays or
weekends & early evenings. Can
find anactivity to their liking
and capability. Call 465-51)1
ext. #1753 9am -- 4pm.
Non-profit Christian corp. seeks
DONATIONS of COMPUTER, PRINTER,
COPIER, etc. New Freedom, Inc.
524-6156 (answering machine).
CREW EXPERIENCED- for local weekend-
cruising & racing on beautiful.41'
KETCH. Your only cost is help with
maintenance. Call 566-3648.
Reliable person will HOUSE-SIT in-
your home; maintenance/security,
waterfront preferable. Call Ken
Red Cross VOLUNTEERS NEEDED in anti-
cipation of Hurricane Season.
Please call 581-4221.
BOAT SITTING- Licensed captain will
keep your boat clean,.safe & secure
in return for liveaboard privileges.
Long time Lauderdale resident with
excellent references. Call Ed at
782-7495 or 764-7590.
HELP WANTEO- Advertising Sales.
Dade, Broward & Palm Beach
Call for interview 524-9450
Holy Cross Hospital RED CROSS VOLS
NEEDED-- The Broward Co. Chap., Amer.
Red Cross, is issuing an urgent plea
for volunteers at.Holy Cross hospital.
Mail & flower deliveries, info desk &
ER. Full training is provided. Call
581-4221x13 or 771-8000x5171.
For your carefree'
wash & wear hair design-
Unisex precision cuts & perms
at affordable prices.
California Concept 20(
Hair Products- F
only 5.5 ph Shampoo
that lathers In
salt water, n.
) S.W. 2nd St.
ear city docks
MICHAEL's MARINE SERVICE offers
custom woodworking, milling & yacht
maintenance to the waterfront com-
munity. Experienced & dependable
with complete shop & mobile facility
Established in 1981. Call 765-1466.
DOCKSIDE YACHT CARPENTRY
Custom work* Mica*Teak*Hardwoods*
Renovations & Refinishing. 581-6506
Call the WATERFRONT NEWS to
place a Classified Ad. 524-9450
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[I A- 5 (305) 462-5770
1700 E. Los Olos DBvd., Suite 204/Fort Lauderdole, FL 33301
SPECIALIZING IN WATERFRONT REAL ESTATE
LMNG & WORKING ON THE NEW RIVER
CITRUS ISLES-Qeepwater-No Fixed Bridges!
A. 3 Bdrm-Spa & Deck-60' Dock $124,500.
B. 2 Bdrm, 2 Bath, Pool & Central air-$129,900.
C. 3 Bdrm, 2 Bath with Central Air & many upgrades-
INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY-JUST LISTED-2'
Bdrm convertible 1-1/2 bath condo with FL room,,
new European kitch., custom imported Oak floors
with a Million Dollar view I.C.W.- only $129,900!!!
LAKE SANTA BARBARA-Deepwater-No Fixed
Bridges-JUST LISTED! East of Federal. No expense
was spared on this 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath with Beautiful'
pool & deck area. Fabulous designer kitchen & bath
with Jacuzzi, etc., etc. ONLY $295,000!!!
VACANT LOT NEW RIVER DEEPWATER NO
FIXED BRIDGESI!! Single family or multi-family
zoned R-3A which allows for "legal live aboard"
dockage...$57,500. Only 1 left!
RIVER REACH CONDOS Deepwater, Ocean
Access, No Fixed Bridges!!! Ft. Laud. private island
featuring 24 hour manned security, golf, tennis,
saunas, 3 heated pools. Deepwater, unlimited ocean
access dockage, only $10 per foot per year!
A. One Bedroom, One Bath-mid 50's to mid 70's.
B. 2 Bedroom, 2 Baths. From low 70's to $106,000.
C. Rentals also available from $400/month.
.NEW RIVER-Deepwater Estate-373' Waterfront 3+
Bdrm.,4-1/2 Bath situated on a Very Private Point,
Lot approx. 1 acre with 373' of waterfront. Featuring
vaulted ceilings, fireplace, wet bar, Roman tub,)
pool, etc., etc. $650,000. Photo below:
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July I ~uuT ~8
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WATERFRONT NEWS !!!
Miami's Finest Facility in a Clean-Safe
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MIAMI'S ALLIED MARINE NOW ONE OF THE TOP
ONE-STOP YACHTING FACILITIES IN U.S. AFTER
$1.5 MILLION EXPANSION
A $1.5 million expansion program has transformed Miami, Florida s Allied Marine yards
from a local marine facility into one of national prominence'with one-stop mechanical,
electronic, carpentry, propeller, canvas shoos, new and used boat sales and a heliport.
Over a dozen large yachts enjoy undercover service
simultaneously, ranging from major modification to
insurance and survey repair. Metal and fiberglass hull
repair is a specialty.
Separate, undercover facility offers the finest Awlgrip
and Inron paint services available. Gold leaf names
and microballooning metal hulls are specialties.
Impeccable painting with attention to detail, by Allied
On Site Heliport
*24 Hour Security
We Specialize In...
HAUL & LAUNCH
Allied has a sixty-ton Tami Lift and two elevators
with lifting capacities of 350 tons, insures fast in and
out service for vessels ranging from 20 feet to 130 feet.
This exceptional facility affords perfection in marine
surveys, repairs and bottom painting.
O Major Renovations O General Repair L Painting
O Dry Docking O Mechanical Repair 0 Extensions
O Sportfish Cockpit Conversions
O Extensive Computerized Parts Department
FT. LAUDERDALE: 305/761-171()
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