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New River Raft Race To Benefit Diabetes
by M.G. Swift
The ninth annual New River Raft Race will be
put on Sunday. September 7. 1986 hy the Fort
Lauderdale JayCees. This year's beneficiary is
the Diabetes Research Institute at the University
One-hundred and twenty-five wet and wild
rafts will start the race from the Seventh Avenue
Boat Ramps and wind their way downriver to a
turnaround point just west of the Intracoastal
Waterway (New River Light Number 2). Paddling
back upriver toward the finish line at theSeventh
Avenue Bridge. these modern day Huckleberry
Finns will cover a race course three miles in
distance. Promoters expect over 100.000
spectators to line the banks of the New River to
watch the largest raft race in the southern United
Slates. The raft race will begin at 10:00 a.m
The homemade rafts will compete for trophies
in fourteen categories, including the "Boat
People" award for most people on a raft and the
"River Spirit" award for most enthusiastic crew.
In years passed. the outrageous entries have.
August-September 1986 on page 12
included a floating space shuttle. a tire-breathing
dragon.a giant lawnmower. a floating septic tank
and a twelve foor bar of Ivory Soap. Imagine what
may float down the river this year!
A post-race party will be held at Smoker Park.
located on the south side of the New River next to
the Courthouse. There will be live music along
with games and rides for the kids. Beer. soda and
all kinds of food will be available at this
Entry booklets and spectator maps are
available at all 7-Eleven stores and the
Waterfront News office. For more information
call 431-6200 (Broward) or 621-4300 (Dade). The
captain's meeting will convene at 8:00pm on
Thursday August 28th at the JayCee's clubhouse.
4140 Peters Road.
Editor's Note: Volunteers with small boats (19' and
under) who would like to participate as safety
boats and race monitors during New River Raft
Race. September 7,1986 should call Ron Pritchard
at 761-5329 no later than August 31st.
Volume 3 Issue 6
..The New River Raft Race is our lead
story this month. See M.G. Swifts
story on the front page and look for
Patsy West's historic perspective on
page21. Bill Lange has contributed a
piece about raft race safety on page.
..In a follow up to a letter to the editor.
M G. Swift examines Broward
County's Hurricane Flotilla and
Evacuation plans ( pael44...
Page 4 includes a news item about
the ODA pledge of $8 million towards
Fort Lauderdale's Riverwalk Project
and Craig Lustengarten has written a
feature on the performing arts center
which will be one of the crown lewels
ot the project. see page 16.
A convention =enter proposal on the
ICW. problems with the Sunrise Bridge
construction. live-aboards and
sewage... these and other topics of
import Nathan Roberts deals with in
his article on page. Also please note
Robert s analysis of the beach
renovation plans. See page19...
...Captain Hard comes down on ducks.
See his humorous work on page ...
...Hollywood's-new parks. West Lake
and North Beach. are the focus of
Jennifer Heit's feature on page1..
.1he BOC Singlehanded Aroynd the
World Sailing Challenge starts in late
August and we've got a report on that
premier boating event (see page 9) ...
Sailboat Bend paints a bridgetenders.
house. Read about it on.page 6
...Page contains the candidates for Port
Everglades Commission running in the
..Beach Angels are teachiing Pompano a
little Pride on paqge10
Andr sr)paknI o i, 'ou1[0 1 1n ni, j
'Geptricnh loins Iime WaterifrontNews
team as a writer this month with Mel
Fisher You might recall that Gepfrich
was the editor 'of his school
newspaper and working as a paper
carrier for us. Starting this month.
lom is transferring from the
circulation department over to the
editorial side to do some writing and
paste up work
Finally. over the past four months
we have been instituting some format
changes in the Waterfront News. This
narrative table of contents among them.
we have heeded the suggestions and
comments of our readers and patrons
from 197 survey forms returned to us.
1 he tide tables and Marine Community
calendar has been quadripled in size
and put on the centerfold page Ihe
front cover has gotten a facelift and
artist Teri Cheney continues to-work
her craft' right up front where It
belongs. In the future look for the
Waterfront News to come out on the
top of the month (beginning October
1st) with the publication going fort-
nightly when our computer goes on
line and we figure out how to play with
it. sometime in late 1986 or early 1987.
Thanks for the input and keep it
coming. particularly now with all
these "experiments" we'reidoing. We
want to be the best marine community
publication possible and with your
help and support we will be...
2 Volume 3 Issue 6 AuausSeptember 1986\ Woaerhfrcr New L t r
Ask Big Al
My generator on my boat will not shut off after I
start it, to stop it I have to turn off the fuel and
pump, up fuel again to run it. Runs great but won't
turn off with switch.
I don't know if you have a demand switch on
your generator, or your shore power line switch
to generator line is working, or your cut off or kill
switch is defective. Some generators cut in and
out automatically as they are needed. My advice
to you is to call whoever service s your make
unit and have them repair 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 call 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)
GC:ngress has approved a S25 per yeai user fee
for private vessels clearing U S. Cdstoms as part
of the recently enacted consolidated Omnibus
Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985. Interim
regulations for the implementation became
*effective-July 7. 1986. They can be found in trih
June 11.. 1986 Federal Register.
'Volume 3 Issue 6 August-Seprember 1986
Copyright by Ziegler Publishing Co., Inc., 1986
ate1 fro *t
1224 S.W., 1st Avenue
Ft. Laude-dale, .FL 33315
SPhbne (305) 524-9450
PUBLISHED BY ZIEGLER PUBLISHING CO., INC.
. illustrators: Teri Cheney,:Lauri Cahill,
Bob Barrientos, Julie Gepfrich,
Advertising Ken Simkin (Ft. Lauderdale)
Specialists: Linda Newman (S. Broward & Dade)
Cy'Malone (N. Broward & Palm Bch,)
Reporters: Nathan Roberts (At Large)
Craig Lusgarten (North Broward)
Jennifer Heit (South Broward)
Photographer: Greg Dellinger
Carriers: Tom Gepfrich, Jason Welles,
Bud Alcott, Scott Moore,
aSt Darin Gleichmann, Kelly Alcott,
SJeff Prosje, Swen Neufeldt,
Matt Moore, Patrick Gillis,
Todd Clarke, John Metzger,
Charles Metzger, Gail Johnson,
Steven Bunker, Richard Sutcliffe,
MrKW SWS=. Brett Anderson, Todd Reasoner
THE WATERFRONT NEWS welcomes stories, art and
photos. THE WATERFRONT NEWS is not responsible for
unsolicited contributions, lost or damaged photo
material. THE WATERFRONT NEWS retains first rights
only. Advertising rates are available upon request.
Main Gaff Topside
I was quite perturbed to read all the
misinformation in the story of Joe Maggio's
schooner, now named Heritage of Miami ("Tall
Ships Sails For Liberty" by Al Plant: Waterfront
News: June 15-July 15, 1986: page 11). It's a gaff
rigged schooner, not a tops le schooner (which
has square rigged tops'le). William Albury did not
design her: it was designed by the late Fred
Whittier from Ipswich. Mass. Her lines may be
similar to a 1890 pilot schooner but Fred followed
the lines of an old Gloucester fishing schooner
and named her Esperanto after one. She was built
in Albury's yard but Fred was the masterbuilder
and laid out the lines on a mold loft which he
rigged up out of plywood in the yard behind the
William Albury had never built a boat that way.
I just think that my old friend. Fred Whittier.
should get the credit for doing a beautiful job.
Man'0 War Cay
Al Plant's response:
I wrote the article from information given to me
by the crew of the Heritage during an interview on
board -at Pier 66 in Fort Lauderdale. Any
"misinformation or unknown information as to
the original builder was not intentional on their
part. I am sure.
'The 'liopsail connotation ,is- noted in the
accompanying diagram of a schooner rig:from that
period To be exact the term gaff rigged topsail
schooner was taken from the sail labeled Main
gaff 'topsail: perhaps the'term gaff topsail
schooner would be more appropriate.
Editor's note: We appreciate Mr' Hansen's views
;and welcome the input from our readers. We're
glad'to see our newspaper carriers in the
Bahamas are doing their jobs. distributing the
Waterfront .News to points throughout the
BROWARD COUNTY AUDUBON SOCIETY
A |I a |e12 LAAr1 K1f A1 .1 / 11
Dear Mr. Ziegler.
On behalf of United Cerebral Palsy and Triple M
Seafood. it is our pleasure to thank you for your
participation with our 1st Annual Dolphin Dash
Fishing Tournament. July 12 13. 1986.
It is because of concerned and caring
individuals such as yourself, that our first yeai
tournament was a tremendous success.
Your generosity will never be forgotten. We
look forward to working again with you next
United Cerenral Palsy
Triple M Seafood
Editor's Note: See tournament results. page
Dear Mr. Ziegler:
On behalf of the Officers and Membership of
Hillsboro Inlet Sailing Club. I'd like to thank you
for your support of our club. Publishing our
Racing Calendar and the brief article about our
club is greatly appreciated Intfact. as a result of
,your publishing the article about HISC. a sailing
couple from the area showed up at our June
meeting. with your article in hand. seeking
membership information. Keep up the good work
William T. Jordan. chairman
Hillsboro Inlet Sailing Club
Lighthouse Point. Florida
As a new member of the waterfront community.
I have a question that so far I'haven't been able to
get an answer. How.do you. get rid of those
; and/sand crabs that are living below.ground by
my seawalll. The seawall area is packed with
tsome'fairly large holes, arid seem'to 'be getting
larger each week.
1 would !sure appreciate any help or
Editor's Note: Henry .Talton. the City of Fort
Lauderdale's "seawall" engineer. says that land
crabs pose no threat to the stability of your
seawall. They're just trying to welcome you to
c/o Waterfront .News
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Candidates For Port
On September 2. 1986 Broward County voters
will go to the polls to select in their party
primaries Democratic and Republican candidates
for two of the five Port Everglades Commission
Districts. Though the candidates must live within
their respective districts boundaries. they are
voted on at-large. Primary winners will then face
each other in the general election November 4th.
District 1 *Herb Meyers (Democrat) is not Lup
District 2 (Atlantic Blvd north to the county
line.) *Mike Marinelli (D) Unopposed;Roberta
Elder (Republican) Norman Levin (R).
District 3 *Alan Marks' (D) term has not expired.
District 4- (Cooper City. Dania. Davie and parts of
Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood) Dave Block (D)
*Stan Harris (D) Betsy Krant (D) Robert Mikes (Di
Robert Barber,(R) Paul Tanner (R)
District 5 *Joseph de Lillo (D) is not up for
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DDA Endorses Riverwalk Funding
by M.G. Swift
Fort Lauderdale's Downtown Development
Authority has endorsed a proposed S8 million
bond issue which would finance certain
Riverwalk improvement projects, reducing the
city's redevelopment bill for the area spanning
both sides of the New River from the Southwest
7th Avenue boat ramps to east of the Stranahan
House. The DDA is hoping to send a positive
signal to voters outside the downtown, who could
be asked to tax themselves an extra S30 to S40 per
year in a November citywide referendum for
Riverwalk and a facelift of the beachfront strip.
according to DDA. Executive Diretor Bill Farkas.
(See "Riverwalk Update" and "Future of
Downtown Marina..." by Craig Lustgarten. page
four: and "Three Cities Vie..." by Nathan Roberts.
page seventeen: all three articles appear in the
July 15-August 15. 1986 Waterfront News.)
To finance the bond issue, downtown property
owners have agreed to maintain the current tax
rate of S3.50 per S1000 of assessed valuation
rather than letting the rate drop to S1.96 on
October 1 and to S1.50 a year later as was
The DDA could allocate the $8 million as
50% of the Brickell Avenue streetscape and
plaza construction, not to exceed S850.000.
25% of the linear park and small boat docks
construction, not to exceed S1.1 million.
50% of the Las Olas Boulevard promenade
and other streetscape improvements, not to
exceed S1 million.
100% of the Riverfront Plaza improvements.
not. to exceed S2 million.
100% of the cost to place all overhead
streetlight wires underground, not to exceed
Levy 51.75 million for additional improvements
identified by downtown property owners.
Says DDA Chairman Ed Benton of Colony Cleaner.
"By setting it up with percentages, we're
challenging Fort Lauderdale residents to match
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I\e S Volume 3 Issue 6 August-September '1986 Woerfronr News 5
Summer Is Winding Down But Waterfront Keeps Boiling
by Nathan L. Roberts
Summer is starting to wind down but the heat
of plans, projects and problems besetting the
waterfront shows no sign of cooling.
Sunrise Bridge Work Lags
Traffic took front place also when merchants in
the area of the Galleria Mall protested that phase
.one of the Sunrise Boulevard bridge
reconstruction over the Intracoastal would not be
completed in time for the Christmas shopping
season. The State Department of Transportation
(DOT) has made known that the south span of the
bridge will not be ready until mid-January 1987,
some two months behind its previously
announced schedule. Original plans called forth
south span to be completed and open to traffic on
or about the beginning of November or 18 months
after work was started in May 1985.
The main reason given by DOT for the delay is
that a Philadelphia manufacturer and supplier of
gears, motors and other parts has gone out of
business. An Alabama firm has been retained to
fill the gap and started to supply the necessary
machinery during the first week of August. Work
on the north span of the bridge will begin when
the south span is finished and will take another
18 months to complete. When finally opened to
traffic in late 1988. the bridge will be four lanes in
Meanwhile merchants in the Galleria district
are fuming. Many are dependent on Christmas
season shoppers for a make or break year. As
originally explained by DOT and the J.M. Foster
Company, the bridge contractor, only last year's
Christmas season (1985) was to have been
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In an effort to ease the situation, the DOT has
called upon the U.S. Coast Guard to approve a
temporary lengthening of bridge downtime
intervals. According to Pat McCann, DOT's
resident construction engineer, a request has
gone to the Coast Guard for one opening of the
bridge per hour between Thanksgiving and
January 31. McCann explained that this would
help speed work on the bridge and validate DOT-s
pledge to the City of Fort Lauderdale, the Fort
Lauderdale/Broward County Chamber of
Commerce and other interests that the bridge
reconstruction would be completed on schedule
At present, the bridge is opened twice each hour--
at half-hour intervals -- from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
McCann expressed confidence that the Coast
Guard response will come quickly and that it will
agree to the DOT request.
Live-Aboards Foul Canals
Waters of the Intracoastal -- a thoroughfare as
busy in its way as any of South Florida's main
motor vehicles arteries -- are suDject to the same
fouling and littering, some of it even worse than
on the interstates and turnpike.
The canals or wet streets of Hendricks Isle and
the Isle of Venice -- two narrow fingers of land
jutting northward from east Las Olas Boulevard --
have become literal toilets. The nasty effluent
stems from live-aboards on the nearly 450 boats
that tie up along the two isles. Property owners
charge $300 a month-for dockage but are said to
do nothing to stop the pollution or to clean it up.
One North Gordon Road resident whose home is
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describes the isle's marina area as "an open
septic tank." In a letter to City Hall, he cites "fecal
matter, toilet paper, soap suds and noxious
odors" that he says" the overwhelming majority
of live-aboards are pumping directly into the
Although a federal law requires boats with
toilets to have a holding tank equipped with a
treatment device, there-is no city ordinance that
requires property owners who rent dock space to
live-aboards to provide them with a pumping
station. Nor are there any public pumping
stations in the city, according to Jamie Hart, the
City of Fort Lauderdale's Supervisor of Marine
Facilities. The city's engineering department
estimates the cost of installing a pumping station
at $60,000 minimum. The only available pumping
station is at the Pier 66 Hotel and Marina. The
pumping cost there is eight dollars.
Pumping raw sewage into a canal is illegal but
the only agency that can enforce this restriction
is the U.S. Coast Guard. While Fort Lauderdale is
in the Coast Guard's enforcement zone the Guard
has only 30 marine safety officers i th zone that
stretches from Melbourne to Key West. Although
the Coast Guard is helped by the -lorida Marine
Patrol and city and county patrols, violators are
difficult to apprehend because they generally
discharge their tanks at night and have to be
caught doing it.
Hart says that the city is studying how to deal
with the problem. He admits he hasn't the
manpower but agrees "something has to be
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From This Dock
by Capt. Bill Hard
The Muscovy Duck (crappis incredibellis) -love
them or hate them, they share ourwaterways and
property with us. To some they are loveable, like
little children; to others they are unwanted as the
boll weevil is to the cotton farmer.
The brown and yellow baby. ducklings
following "mom" about are a sight to melt even
the coldest heart, but not for very long. The cute
peeping puff of fluff swimming about will soon
grow into fledgings awkward, curious,
friendly, bold and very hungry. A slice of bread
will bring them running much to the delight of the
youngsters and young at heart.
They would be a very poor insurance risk as
cats, dogs, hawks, automobiles and some.
unforgiving humans will shorten their lifespan
abruptly. Knowing this, "mama" duck will bring a
whole bunch of offspring into this world just to
beat the odds.
This often balances things out, and there are
usually enough'ducks left to keep things going.
However, should someone develop a taste for
peking duck, this could upset the balance in
Muscovys would be accepted better if only for
one thing, and you know what that is, and it's all
over the place- patio, docks, boat platforms,
walkways, etc. As of this date no known method
man has tried has deterred the ducks from their
appointed rounds. Lime and grapefruit missiles
have been tried; avacados are too hard to raise to
waste. Wild flailing broomsticks, loud vocal
threats, garden hose blasts (they love it), and
fences have all failed to discourage the duck.
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Being intent on getting from pace to place, they
walk, run, swim and with great effort even
become airborne to reach their destination.
Unfortunately for the Muscovy, they are not too
bright and don't have enough smarts to stay
away from passing cars. This must have been
accounted for in nature's plan as many still
survive to carry on their task'.
The most humane way to control the unwanted
duck population that I know of is to remove the
eggs well before they have time to hatch. Some
anti-abortion advocates will most likely
disapprove, but you can't please all the people all
the time. After all, who can tell a duck egg from a
chicken egg? I wouldn't advise eating a duck egg
omelet make certain that "mama" said "cluck"
and not "quack" before you crack the egg's
contents into a frypan.
Should you have any thought on this matter,
please feel free to write "DONALD DUCK" care of
Disneyworld for an unbiased reply.
Finally, when you run your boat under any
fixed bridges, don't forget to "duck"; you may
avoid a bad "quack up"!
Bridgetender's House Restored By Sailboat Bend
Members of Sailboat Bend Civic Association
recently painted bridgetender's house of the
historic Southwest Eleventh Avenue bridge. The
oldest and only swing-bridge in Broward County
serves as this Southwest Fort Lauderdale
neighborhood's southern gateway. Nestled along
the north bank of New River's north fork, Sailboat
Bend residents are striving to upgrade the area.
Painting the bridgetender's house yellow with
green trim is just one of many neighborhood
improvement projects carried out or planned by
the civic association. Each month a home owner
or business is honored by the group for the
renovation, landscaping, ect. of his or her
Sailboat Bend is the nearest residential area to
downtown Fort Lauderdale and will, before the
end of this decade be within an easy stroll of the
Performing Arts Center and stradle the western
terminus of Fort Lauderdale's visionary River
The neighborhood clearly stands on the
threshold of becoming either the cultural and
residential Coconut Grove of Fort Lauderdale, or
the residents could be squeezed out from the west
by the Broward County School Board, the north
by development along Broward Boulevard and
from the east by the westward expansion of
Projects such as the painting of the Eleventh
Avenue bridgetender's house indicates which
wav the Sailboat Bend neighbors want to go.
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Special Lobster Season, An After Thought
by Byran Brooks
The two-day lobster special season is over for
this year. There are some good things that
happened and perhaps some other things that we
as divers should look back on.
There was an enormous number of divers who
participated in the hunt.
It's good that our sport has grown to such an
extent. Diving has increased in the public's
interest with over a half million divers a year
getting certified. With these kinds of numbers
come some responsibility we have to.face if we
expect our sport to go on without some kind of
For instance, with the vast amount of boats
anchored on our second reef during the two-day
season, one could almost walk from boat to boat
from one end of Broward County to the other. Are
we as boaters using the reefs properly in the way
we anchor? Reports are coming in about the scars
left by the armada of diving boats on our soft
coral reef. Divers also tell of antennas left all over
the reef bottom by hunters pursuing the spiny
Some divers don't take the whole lobster as
state law requires. They simply pull the tail from
the carapace, leaving the carapace on the reef.
Law requires that we bring the entire lobster back
to the dock or beach. Some divers continue to
take shorts, that is the carapace is under three
inches, or the tail was under five and half inches.
Perhaps one of the saddest things we do is to
take the female lobsters with eggs, again
illegally. This is stupid and shortsighted, because
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with the newer reef raiders.
With freedom comes responsibility. If we
expect this season to continue we have to police
ourselves. If we don't, someone else will. The
reports from the Florida Marine Patrol tell of
hundreds of arrests and citations. Personally I'm
glad they are here doing the job. Hopefully it will
make the rest of us think a little.
Some of the dive instructors and shop owners
in Broward County are working with
governmental agencies to help push back the
opening of the season. With the large amount of
females with eggs seen, this would appear to be a
good thing. Maybe the lobster requirements
should also include increasing the size of what is
legal to take.
In diving as in everything else on this planet,
we have to come to grips with fact that the
goodies out there aren't inexhaustable. We can
and have in-different cases taken them all.
Extinct. Why do we always have to learn the hard
way? In the third world countries where they do
kill everything, at least they have an excuse, they
are hungry and uneducated.
Many divers aren't even aware that by
groveling around on the coral they are hurting the
reefs as they pursue the lobster. After the great
white hunter has left, between his anchor and
himself walking all over the reef, the place is a
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but we do our job in explaining their role to
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October 5-October 20, 1986
Heat A-First round of America-'s
November 2-November 19, 1986
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December 2-December 19. 1986
Heat C-Third round of America's
December 28-January 7, 1987
Semi Finals-Four yachts competing
January 13-January 23. 1987
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Yacht Club for the kickoff party for the third year.
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Singlehanded Around The World
In SnHE Following in the wake of Joshua Slocum and
Race his legendary 37 foot sloop. Spraya field of thirty-
1 2 3 4 Points six solo sailors will sail off from Newport. Rhode
2 75 2' 475 Island, beginning a racethat will take them (some
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4 7 7 across the southern Indian Ocean to Sidney.
5 4 4 3 120 around the "Horn" to Rio' and back to Newport.
(, ( 2(00 they will sail over 27,000 miles in eight months in
the world's roughest seas. This is the BOC
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Floridian Mac Smith. 55. will sail the 45 foot
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"Beach Angels" Cleaning Up Pompano Beach
Quietly for the past six years a group of mostly
retired Pompano beachfront residents have been
cleaning that community's beach from the
Hillsboro Inlet to south of Atlantic Boulevard. The
"Beach Angels". as they call themselves, have
numbered as many as thirty volunteer members.
cleaning the beach daily. Betty Lietner and Eric
Weber. fellow Beach Angels report that the
organization also meets as a group the third
Tuesday monthly at the Pompano Beach
Recreational Center. Carrying a plastic trash bag
is almost second nature to the Beach Angels
when they walk the beaches near their homes.
Other Pompano residents and businesses are
following the "Angels" lead and organizing a
community-wide clean-up and beautification
program. Launched in March. Chairman George
Guest of the Greater Pompano Beach Chamber of
Commerce's "Pompano Proud Campaign"
observes that the program would be a three year
project. Within the waterfront community the
Pompano Proud Campaign has already
percipitated the cleanup of the Calaban Canal and
Guest pointed to the Beach Angels as an example
of the neighborhood involvement and attitudes
his project hopes to foster throughout Pompano
The Rotary Club has planted sea oats and palm
trees along the beach at 18th Street. The "Bearded
Clams" organization. who built a beachfront
playground just south of the Pompano Pier a year
ago. is helping to coordinate element of
campaign. Businesses like the "Breakers" are
sprucing up their facilities to compliment
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West Lake & North Beach Parks
by Jennifer Heit Williams. "Future generations will be relieved
Within the sprawling expanse of the West Lake that we saved this land."
wetlands, a small parcel of developed land
constitutes the area's present park. Located West Lake
along the Intracoastal Waterway in Hollywood, a
recent land purchase will make West Lake the
largest urban park in the state of Florida. Ro\ cd
But for now the park remains quiet and LL r
uncrowded. Since it's opening 2 years ago,
paddle boating has been a popular attraction. 48 acres of 0
"They're temporally out of commission right mangroves z
now," said park manager Wanda Gissler. "But we
expect to have them back in use very shortly."
Further down Sheridan Street ai Hollywood
Beach, the new North Beach Park is more active.
Opened to the public early last May, here too
expansion plans are in the works. Currently the 143 acres kept
park contains 2 concession stands, 2 restrooms, by Hollywood. Inc. "
a picnic area and the open beach.
"People like to come and spend the day here," I
said park supervisor Tom Vigoriorix. "They're _
able to enjoy the beach and at the same time they ICaa uc.o, C'
have the advantages of a county park."
West Lake has no beach. What it does have is
1300 acres of recently acquired coastal.mangrove DANIA BEACH BLVD
to be preserved under the jurisdiction of. West D
Lake Park. Starting.atJohnson street to the south, Atlantic
the boundaries extend to the north of Dania Cut-Off Ocean
.Broward County andthe State of Florida bought ,(
the land in two installments from Hollywood o
Incorporated. Final payment was made July 24, 1 036acres
1986 with a $5.9 million check donated from state state purchases
conservation and recreation funds. Two previous |
payments, another for $5.9 million and one for
$4.8 million added up to the total sale price of
.,In addition as part of the sales agreement, SI
Broward County paid Hollywood Incorporated $3 SHERIDAST
million for 48-acres of virgin mangrove north of jc.,'r. Beach Park
the Dania Cut-Off Canal. WET LE
The purchase of West Lake ended a 10-year .--I aK,-W 192 acre
saitaeWTAKE' 192 acres
battle pitting, environmentalists against magnet purchased by county
land developer Hollywood Inc. Ecological interest i
in saving the sight was endorsed by numerous .
groups and individuals, including the late city
commissioner Anne Kolb for whom part of a tract 120 acres Hollywood
is named. Inc apartments/
is named. condos
"Thisis one thing that we can always be proud NO
of and thankful for." said Hollywood City JOHNSON ST. MILES 1/2
Commissioner and environmentalist John -.1
Across the Intracoastal Waterway at North
Beach Park. preservation is also a prime concern.
Further plans for the park include nature trails
where visitors can explore the natural
"It's a beautiful park -- we want everyone to
enjoy the habitat." said park supervisor
As part of Broward County's 5-phase
development program. North Beach Park could
one day feature a marina for canoes and boats
along with dockage space for houseboats on a
year-round basis. No timetable has been set. but
development is expected to begin within four
Potentially. the expansion of West Lake and
North Beach could culminate in a playground for
boaters. The marina, situated on the north finger
on the west side of the Intracoastal Waterway.
would enable boaters to sail easily between the
Mitigation construction at West Lake is about
to get under way. Two hundreds acres of non-
native Australian pine trees will be removed.
allowing the indigenous mangroves to regrow.
New channels will also be dug. old channels
widened and riprap installed to deter erosion. The
Broward Parks and Recreation Department is in
charge of the project:
"We don't want to focus on management
policies." said Gil MacAdam. project coordinator
for Broward County Parks and Recreation
MacAdam makes reference to the racoons, fox.
monkeys and wading birds living in the woods of
West Lake as reason to maintain a natural
"1he idea is to promote an environment
suitable for plant life and animal life. West Lake
will be the largest urban park in the state of
Florida." said MacAdam.
Long ter plans for the park callfor of a nature
center, an outdoor classroom and aboardwalk
with an observation tower, scheduled for
completion within the next five vears. In the
meantime, boaters can have access to the lake
via the ramp at Holland Park, located at the south
end of West Lake.
Eventually,with the final expectations of West
Lake and North Beach realized, boaters will have
the advantage of a local marina and beach
coupled with a native sanctuary right next door.
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for the Diabetes Research Institute: Call 524-9450. 764-6222.
Hillsboro Inlet Sailing Club Fall Race #1
HIGH +2.3' +2.5' +2.43 +2.6' +2.6' +2.7' +2.7'
TIME 0020*0606*1246*1854 0122*0710*1345.1950 -0215*080601437e2037 030390856
LOW +0.6' +0.2 +0.5 +0.1' +0.3' 0.0' +0.1'
21 22 23 24
Banned Books Week through September 27th. Boating Skills and Seamanship Fort Lauderdale Fall Equinox Hollywood U.S. Coast Guard Aux. Safe Pnemakinetic Sculpti
Some people consider these books "dangerous" US Coast Guard Aux.8pm 600 Sea BreezeCall463-0034 Boating & Seamanship course, 7:30pm Call 454-6917. Lauderdale through Septt
Catcher in the Rye, Slaughter House Five, Of Mice and
Men, Huckleberry Finn, Romeo & Juliet...are only a few
of the hundreds of books that have been changed in
libraries across the country. Please keep freedom alive
by reading a banned book this week. Call 524-9450.
IGH +2.6' +2.4' +2.5' +2.3' +2.3' +2.1'
IME 0545 1147 1809, 2352 0622 1228 1849 0129 9 0702 1311 e 1931 0109 0746
OVA +0.1' +0.5' +0.2' +0.7' +0.4' +0.8' +0.5'
28 29 30
Boat Skills and Seamanship Fort Lauderdale Hollywood U.S. Coast Guard Aux. Boating
*Hillsboro Inlet Sailing Club Fall Race #2 U.S.C.G. Aux. 8pm, 600 Seabreeze. Call 463-0034 Safety and Seamanship course 7.30pm Call 454-
Gulfstream Sailing Club-Buoys Race #2, 2nd series 6917.
HIGH +2.2' +2.1' 2.3' +2.3' 4'
IME 05G-. ,. 1756 0025 0606 1239 1846 0111 0659 1329 929
OW +0.8' +1.0' +0.7' +0.8' 0.5'
B a s e i n e A n d r e w s I P g o v e r N R i v e a
-0 s Ii ne A h re ws A.,6 nL 1e P) f i'dg' e o' rN'ew Biver at inean low water
Eastern Daylight Savings Time
JDAR & TIDE TABLES Volume 3 Issue 6 August-September 1986 Waterfront News 13
lesday Thursday Friday Saturday
21 22 23
association of Broward Marina Seminar at Bahia Mar, Fort Lauderdale *Alice Day and Jimmy Witherspoon 8:30 and 11:15 Sailboat Bend Civic Association Annual Pool
-9341 or 491-3327 for time & through August 24th. Call 764-2233 PM through August 23rd at Musicians Exchange, 729 Party & Social, 2 PM at 816 SW 4th Place, Ft.. Laud
S"H.M.S. Pinafore" Gilbert & Sullivan's light-hearted W. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale Drift Fishing Trip 565-6658
musical rompart sea. 8 PM, Parker Playhouse, Holiday Wooden Boat Show, Newport R.I. through August Harbor Parade of Wooden Boats at the Wooden
ants to know what you Park, Fort Lauderdale thru August 24th 24th. Call 401-846-1600 Boat Show, 11 AM Newport, R.I.
calendar, Call 524-9450 Ted Nugent, 8 PM, Hollywood Sportatorium South Florida Scuba Divers photo clinic dive,9 AM.
3' +2.6' +2.5' +2.5' +2.4' +2.4' +2 ' HIGH
9.1628*2227 0453e1045*1714*2310 0539e1131e1758*2350 06 0*1 219*184.) TIME
-0.4' -0.2' -0.3' -0.2' -0.1' -0.1 +0.1 LOW
I LAST QUARTER 28 29 30
Fur/Dave Grusin, 8 PM at Captains Meeting New River Raft Race 8 PM, Fort Gulfstream Sailing Club Labor Day Cruise B.O.C. Singlehanded Around The World
Lauderdale Jaycee's Headquarters through August 31st Challenge Newport R.I., start, runs 8-9 months
Air Supply 8 PM at Sunrise Musical Theatre Lucaya Race offshore series Gulfstream Sailing Luciano Pavarott at 8PM at Miami Beach,
Atlantean Driftwood Band at Musicians Exchange Club Convention Center
Grand Prix Sportfishing Tournament series Ft. Lauderdale Boat Dive from Tugboat Annies
through September 1st, New York South Florida Scuba Divers Call 752-7028
+1.8' +1.7' 1.8' +1.7' +1.9' 1 +1.7' +2.0' HIGH
?6*1541.2159 0337.1020.1641.2303 0426*1120*1742 0007*054091228*1836 TIME
4' +.08' +0.4' 0.9' +0.5' +0.9' +0.4' LOW
4 NEWMOON 5 6
,ipCourseLighthouse Point a Coral Ridge Power Squadron 7 PM, Fort Tim Weisberg, Musicians Exchange through *Gulfstream Sailing Club 1st Race 3rd Series
y, 7:30 PM through October Lauderdale High School, 565-9634 September 6th National Off-Shore Powerboat Series,
Penn's Landing In-Water Boat Show, Ozzy Osbourne 8 PM, Hollywood Sportatorium Rochester, NY
uadron, 7:30. PM McArthur Philadelphia (215) 449-9910. Through September 7th
aron M McArthur i Intr l S o Sh Book Bash Dash registration deadline. Call South Florida Scuba Divers private boat dive 8:30
Newport InternatinalSailboat Show through 357-7464 (Broward County Library) AM, call 865-7339
September 7thi (401) 846-1600
,2.4' +2.6' +2.6' +2.6' +2.5' HIGH
*1523.2120 0346*0934*1604.2157 0423.1016*1643*2233 0500*1059*1723e2312 TIME
+0.1' +0.2' 0.0' 0.0' 0.0' 0.0' +0.1' LOW
11 FIRST QUARTER 12 13
jationof Browardgeneral .Motorboat License Preparation course,by Jim Miami's. Fall Boat. Show at Miami Beach Gold Coast Women Veterans meeting, 1 PM at
191-3327 for time & location Sulliian 7-9 PM, BCCi Bldg. #5, Room 211, six weeks, Convention Center thru September 17th. 525-7044 Moose Lodge 1201 NE 7th Ave, Ft. Laud., Call 565-0017
obat Show thru Sept. 12th call 475-6600 Skywalk at the Musicians Exchange in Fort or 522-8565
Coastal Piloting course by U.S.C.G. Aux. in Lauderdale thru September 13th ** Rodney Dangerfield 8 PM at West Palm Beach Aud
Pompano, 7:30 PM thru October 16th. 782-4581
*Norwalk(CT) International In-Water Boat Show thru
+2.4' +2.2 +2.3 +2.1' +2.3' +.2 .' +2. HIGH
*1423 *2047 0228.0912.1530.2150 0340*1024.1644.2310 04 4* 1 1 75 TIME
+0.6' +0.2 +0.7 +0.2' +0.7' l+ lOW
18 19 20
I celebration, Main Broward Boating Safety and Seamanship course, Herbie Mann at Musicians Exchange in Fort Pitcairn Night Race Special Gulfstream Sailing
-Andrews Fort Lauderdale Hollywood Coast Guard Aux. 7:30pm, 3550 Hollywood LaEderdale through September 20th. Club
tember 21st. Call 462-6000. Blvd through Dec. 3rd. Call 454-6917.Moonlight Gourmet Canoe Trip on Bscayne Bay
Moonlight Gourmet Canoe Trip on Biscayne Bay
Book Bash Dash, 8:15am Broward County Main
Library, Fort Lauderdale. Call 357-7464.
+2.7' +2.8' +2.7' +2.8' +2.7' +2.7' +2.6' IIG
.1526*2120 0346 0941 1609 2200 0427 1025 1650 2237 0505 1105 1730 2315 TIM
0.0' 0.0' +0.1' 0.0' 0.2' 0.0' +0.3' nw
25 26 27
re at Discovery Center, Fort International Marine Trades Exhibition and Last Quarter National off-shore Powerboat Series in Miami.
mber 28th. Convention at McCormick Place in Chicago. Through Dave Mason at Musicians Exchange, Fort Guf m aing C 2nd r ri
September 28th. Call (312)836-4740 Lauderdale through September 27th. Gulfstream Sailing Club 2nd Race, 3rd Series.
Florida Trust for Historic Preservation at Main Cayman Island Dive Trip South Florida Scuba Arch Creek Canoe Trip Call 375-1625
Library Ft. Lauderdale through September 27th. Call Divers, Call 925-8405 South Florida Scuba Diver Safety Day Call 865-
+2.2' +2.0' +2.1' +1.9' +2.0' +1.9' +2.1' HIGH
1359 2019 0156 0835 e 1452 2117 0252 0934 1555 2223 0358 1039 1700 e 2328 TIME
+1.0' +0.7' +1.1' +0.8' +1.2' +0.8' +1 1' LOW
TIME ADJUSTMENTS TO TIDE TABLE
Boca Inlet ......................... +08 Minutes.......... ......... -+17 ,a,. rfpO '
Deerfield Beach ................+12 .............................. 11
Hillsboro Inlet .................... 31 ................................ -50 NcWS
Bahia Mar.............. .. -...2........... -20 ........ -18
Port Everglades...... ............. ........ ... ..... ........... -62
Dania Cut Off ........... ........ 45 ................................ +28
Davie Bridge.. .............. +40 ................... ........... +40 1224 Southwest 1st Avenue
Haulover inlet ................+38 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33315
Government Cut (Miami) ........... -99 ... ... ..... ........-116 Phone: (305) 524-9450
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14 Volume 3 issue 0 Aucust-Septemter 1986 Worerironr New, SaFety
Hurricane Plans Questioned
by M.G. Swift
Towboat operator, "Red" Koch. knows south
Florida's waterways better than most and he sees
a potential disaster in Broward County's
Hurricane Emergency Flotilla and Evacuation
plans (see Captain Koch's letter to the editor,
paqe three, Juiy 15-August 15, 1986, Waterfront
News). "The way I understood the plan, the
bridges are locked in the down-position 3.5 hours"
after coastal evacuation order is issued by the
county administrator. "I'm worried that incoming
boaters may not be aware of this and potential
marine tragedies may result because of the
waterway closure," writes Koch.
In his years on the river. Capt. Koch has
witnessed Broward County's Flotilla plan at work
in brushes with weather emergencies and doesn't
like what he sees. Too many boats competing for
too few dock spaces up the New River (see "The
Flotilla Plan: Fact & Fiction," page 5, July 15-
August 15, 1985; and "Safe Harbors", page 15,
June 15-July 15, 1986, Waterfront News), Red has
had to sort out several "log jams" on the south
fork with his towboat Hero and these were light
weight storms, reflects the captain, consider if it
was the real thing. Boats would choke off the
river well before the bridges do it.
Koch has aired his opinions with Flo Mocg,
education coordinator of the Emergency
Preparedness Division of Broward County. At
meetings of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber
of Commerce Marine Task Force, Fort Lauderdale
Waterfront Property Owners and the City of Fort
Lauderdale's Marine Advisory Board presented
his observations and misgivenings, and suggested
what measures the waterfront community could
take to lessen chaos on the river in a
The captain and his towing colleague Captain
Ellis Hodgkins of Cape Ann Towing have
Monitor 13 & 23 During
In the event of a hurricane emergency, boaters
should be reminded to monitor VHF Channels 13
and 23 for advisories as to the status of the
bridges (13). and the waterways (23--United
States Coast Guard).
Mariners should be aware of the County's
flotilla plan and cognizant that the bridges will be
closed in the down position 3 1/2 hours after the
official order to evacuate the coastal areas by the
County Administrator. New River will effectively
be closed to larger boat traffic.
K5fefw *=wa "w r "y- r- si ine ": aSa g^
suggested to these marine groups that signs be
constructed say on the spoil "island" at the
confluence of New River and the Intracoastal
Waterway advising mariners of the waterway
closure procedures,hurricane flotilla plan and to
contact the U.S. Coast Guard on V.H.F. channel
sixteen for more information (channel 13 for
Emergency Preparedness' Flo Mocg has
indicated support for Koch's ideas but advised
the captain to find industry and community
support and funding for his signage. To date Koch
has not received financial help. however the
Marine Task Force sent a public service
announcement out to all local media asking them
to remind their boating readers, listeners and
viewers to monitor VHF Channels 13 & 2: in the
event of a hurricane emergency and to be aware
of the fact that large boat traffic will be effectively
As a result of Red Koch:s efforts the Fort
lauderdale Marine Advisory Board is
reexamining the citys hurricane emergency
plans. Ihe Fort Lauderdale Waterfront Property
SOwners Association formed a "Hurricane Flotilla"
Committee after Koch spoke before the
Hurricane Flotilla Plan
Listed below is the Broward Sheriff's
Proclamation for the 1986 Hurricane Emergency
Marine Traffic Broward County Flotilla Plan, IN
1HF FVFNT of a hurricane emergency the
Broward County Sheriffs Office will coordinate
the efforts of all municipal Marine Units in the
movement of marine traffic throughout the
waterways in Broward County. 1 his coordination
will commence at the beginning of a Hurricane
Watch and terminate three and a half (3 1/2)
hours after the official order to evacuate the
coastal areas by the County Administrator
10 MINIMIZE the number of bridge openings
necessary to accommodate marine 'traffic
tiavelinm on Broward County waterways seeking
sale harbor. the following will apply'
1 Should boat traffic increase to a level
e(ulrrinq. excessive bridge openings. a flotilla
movement program will be implemented No
specific time sequences will be utilized in moving
Ilotillas hut movement will be governed by the
number of boats seeking to proceed upriver
Small boats able to proeed without bride
openings need not wait for a flotilla.
2 1he Fort Lauderdale Police Departments
Marine Patrol will be deployed in the Intracoastal
Waleiwav north and south of the New River to
supervise 'and assist formation of Hlotillas.
Vessels proceedtna north to the New River wilt
o0 m ilotillas in the Pier 66 area and vessels
pioreediln south of the New River will form
flotillas in the Bahia Mar ar~ea. As the situation
dictates Fort Lauderdale Police Boats will escort
flotillas inland or send them independent'v in
organization in July. Kay Pearson of Yachting
Promotions has pledged S1000 towards his
project. John Grady of Grady Marine Construction
has promised assistance in the installation of any
waterway singnage and Van Snyder with the
Marine Industry's Association of South Florida
indicated his personal support and would
recommend to the MIA-SF executive board that
the local trade group do likewise.
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Volume 3 Issue 6 August-September 1986 Waterfront News 1 5
Raft Race Safety
by Bill Lange
Rafts are thrill conveyances so they may
sometimes be fun but there is also danger
Supposedly waterborne-but don t count on that
since-more often a raft is hardly more than
flotsam. Then only in extremes useful to humans
who have no better at hand. Throughout
hundreds of years various types of rafts have
been a means of certain transport even before
recorded history. Maybe there were marine
design architects because some of the
contraptions held together but there is little I
can say favorably about their safety.
Now comes the 1986 New River Raft Race and
,raft designs with the prizes going to novelty
rather than to utility which has been the goal of
the Incas. the Egyptians. the Polynesians.
Canadian woodsmen. Huckleberry Finn. Devil's
Island escapees, tourist guides in Jamacia or
Montana/Wyoming. and the manufacturers of
inflatable life-saving devices for aircraft and
Look at how important safety is to that last
category yet the most careful design remains
easily liable to capsize. collapse. and sinking
Using a raft those on it (hardly "aboard") are
closer to the problem of survival than to:the
niceties of safety. But a considerable part of
survival is the safety sense of a firm and capable
captain. The captain must reduce the hazards of
the funfest. afloat, awash. or foundered. by
cheerful and sensible communications. Read that
So. whether you are a Raft Race sponsor.
designer. skipper or crew lets check a few-angles.
Yes. there should be a skipper or coxswain
without a peer. Organization is not going to spoil
the fun, and a functional.establishment is part of
the way to winning. There is more funif the crew
knbws what to expect, and does the right thing
whichever way the cookie crumbles. Brief them.
train them for every contingency.
You as organizer/skipper are responsible for
the safety of your floaters, and not to endanger
others. Your rig is a marine vessel and subject to
certain laws and nautical rulings. Understand
the implications ofyouragreement;to participate
How about the number and physical capability
S of .thc,rew? What is:the raft's ability to avoid or
Scope with adversity? ,.
: -, In water a.c:idents the saving of a ife depends
on the first:few minutes being properly :used.
Every second counts All on the raft must'know
the number of people involved (a buddy system of
pairing) ad; ..raise Ithe alarm .instantly lhat
someone: is n trouble, Count noses, frequently.
and despite me glee do t with care : :
Agreeobnthe alarm and use it seriously i aybe
a special whistle per person boi will 11 be audible
Whai signialcan you. give that you really need:
-help (a malter o lite and death ie MAYDAYi
(rather 1han just ol ditlicully i.e..P.AN-PANP SOS
is dit- i di -d al dah-d ah-ah d i-dil-di '
Waviing the arms and yelling are taken by;rnmst :
other boaters. or spectators as part !f the fun
They'usually wave back There is only one offil.ai
and accepted arm :visual signal of neerilng help
You extend both arms.at shoulder height 0ut t.o
the sides. then raise both arms over the heal .
sideways unril the hands touch',' Repeat' this
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slowly raising and lowering shoulder height to
vertical How will people know that vou are not
kidding. and that there is a real problem? Do the
signal slowly and completely. Theie ate 15
security boats spaced along the route, and tou
police boats, and other real boaters should know
But beware of the orohlem of distraction' All eyes
might be turned toward one incident andr
completely fail to notice another occur I1a about
the same time
In any boating/afttino Peison Ovethoain
accident there is an absolute must sequence
first. to notice the oveiboatid as it happens
Second to have a pie-desilnated person watch
the spot ot the person in the water -- never take.
eyes off that point 1 hl r d. hl ow a tloatlahle oheir
(Class IV life pi eseiveri' at once since I helps in
mark the point even as currents in:tlence ii
Fourth. give the alarim Htln noho v else (nt
overboard yet Often that results in tv.e missi n
'he iules of the Ratt Race ate that Ialri il~at
must weai a USCG approved lite piese ive i P l ,
Adlust each properly well before the ace be'iI
sure the size is corlect Do not take t1 PFLU ot
until ashore. It would be well to even piacticr(
wearing the PFDtn a pool and practice thltowinn
the floatable object or Class IV Pf U 1le los, i-
not at first as direct as Vo d like
The rules of the race say no one n: ltht walrt
and no swimme s anywhere Let s not lose a ho(dv
in the confusion of the launch or Iecover v
Rafters must wear shoes. Broken limbs and
severe cuts frequently result from a simple slip,
ora disjointed raft. Do your rafters know about
tourniquets, about head bandages, about "the
first-few-seconds CPR "until real help arrives?
Even a rafter needs the proper lines; that means
they are nor merely some piece of rope or cord or
string or wire. Said rafter must also use the
proper knot, for just any knot rarely will hold.as
What-is the capacity of the raft and where is its
.center of gravity, and its center of buoyancy?
Practice with all 'crew/passengers some ;days
before the race. Better have a long boathook.
Probably an all-purpose bucket. Maybe a'fire
. extinguisher, Maybe a safety harness. Possibly a
well sheathed knife.
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4 -,I.J1 1 j I f-il 7St-PF 8
i-,ir 1 ia .i Re~s iire area will tbe all n.vioaible waier.
!rorl SW 7 AIv [anips eat to NW Rivri Liahl Nr ? &
i trii lioni ) to point nl o i luin
Iil. t lbnl ,n Race Rafts canoes kayaks & Small boats
i,,,iI:.iat n Bnalno trallic in lthearFa niindic ted in p.aralrapt
tbdovF will bp rconlillel bvy the USLG Patrol Commander
.'llulllU tliP iilrn sihO n above
A'Fit Rf.rt L r if New River area helween the SW 7 Avr,
i imp eas i 0c New Rivet lighi Nr 2 will he closer l dall marine
iialirr irromNiii flu. 1 i31 -T iSEP86
ir, ,, (,ialf Any CoasI Guard or CoasI Gliuad Auxiliary
,I othi veSsr eii;lifataled by Ihp Commanidr I.1S C:oa:'
iitiril lf irii M airnr Florila in accordance with ?he aulhoritv
. Ci'orll in u4 U sc C t2& 33 CF-R 101 i:40 bi f. patrol Ihe race.
i'ainl ve-i' ele .ilIl fly he C oa't Guard Fnsian or Au.iiniarv
L r 'a r.r iiynen violhlin0 anrv a the IPOuiailaion lelied
ItirE:l' any Dfihp~erq ii ir-'rlivF'e issuFd by Ihpe lifo Guard
PFiiol ( c niarnili-r puri.uani i, an ilo elect 'r mpliancewith
thI: ahove ie'nuilations is guilty io vilipginq the Naviiatirto
l ,iAw nf ihp Liniirl Sale, s is iihsijci i appiulOp ate penalty
,v'iih tin-rl-ic pEFraliie.s up io 5l1 in adfil niOi n any licensed
SIfir i, violalinn any oi Ith- abnvp iegulalinn, oi any otlhp
rl i Or ilirrilvF. i ; dii1 t by ihp i Coait Gi anm Patrol
L ,'IIlrailit plii.tliani toi and Ito eFlrrl ounpliancF wiili te
-il Cve Ieoiulalilin. ; i lrrl tin t1avI inrl hits license sursprndtP
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If there is an overboard could the person be
unconscious, or cramped, or caught under a raft
or under riverside boats an docks. Turning
propellers are a no-no.
How is your liability insurance? The rules are
that you will pick every bit of your raft or debris
out of the water. What if properly docked New
River denizens suffer hull damage or their
through-hull fitting-is blocked by your fig leaf? O
have you allowed'a non-swimmer to be on.the
Have all these points well taken care of. anli
deep in the expertise of your raft-load, and you
will more easily have ybor full measure of Gealt
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1 6 Volume 3 Issue 6 Auaust September 1986 Worerfront New'
Waterfront Performing Art's Center Mel Fisher Calls It Quits
by Craig Lustgarten _For Treasure Salvers
by Craig Lustgarten i rr.h
Fort Lauderdale The construction of a $38.5
million Performing Arts Center on the North band
of the New River promises to be the mainstay of
the Riverwalk project.
Expected to open in the fall of 1989, the
Performing Arts Center (PAC) will offer a variety
of cultural and entertainment events including
Broadway musicals and plays, dance troups,
drama, symphonic concerts and opera, jazz, film
series, lectures, pop concerts, comedy, and
The 167,000 square footfacility will have a2725
seat main theatre, a more intimate 575 seat
theatre, and a community hall for public
functions and rehearsals.
To bring this project to fruition, a Performing
Arts Center Authority (PACA) was established by
the Florida Legislature, which is coordinating the
center's planning and development with the City
of Fort Lauderdale and the Downtown
Development Authority. The facility will anchor
one of three Riverwalk districts when completed.
The Performing Art's Center's executive
director, Sid McQueen, related that the PAC is
presently in the design-development stage which
will continue until the third week in September. At
that time final blueprints will have been
completed and presented by the architects. See
artist's. rendition of a waterfront view of PAC
Working on the project is the architectural firm
of Benjamin Thompson and Associates out of
Massachusetts, known for the design of similar
waterfront revitalization projects such as the
Ordway Music Theatre in St. Paul, Minnesota, and
the Fulton Market on the South Street Seaport in
The PACA has also hired association R.
Lawrence Kirkegaard and Associates out of
Chicago to ensure that the center
provides the finest quality of sound, and Jules
Fisher Associates will also be working on the
acoustics along with the site lines to the stage,
and the total production capabilities of the
"We're designing a building that will meet the
technical needs of all the arts organization and
that will provide first-class acoustics for all the
musical groups," said McQueen. He added the
goal is to provide the best seating and sound in
The Paca's executive director described the
time table that has been set up for. the building
process: "After design-development is finished in
September, the project will go into the
construction/documents drawings phase for 25
weeks, then there will be an 8-week bidding
period and five weeks of evaluation, followed by
the groundbreaking ceremonies and27 months of
McQueen emphasized the creativity of the
design team, which will utilize their expertise to
mold the building to the waterfront and the
One of the most interesting aesthetics to be
incorporated into the building will be its.glass
exterior. McQueen illuminated, "One of the things
we're trying to develop is the interplay off the
rflection of the glass, which will create a feel for
the environment and thus capture the essence of
what is South Florida."
The:ambiance of the New River will come alive
as people traversing the river will see the
sparkling structure with the crowds inside.
Similarly, spectators in the lobby of the building,
some of whom will be 30 to 40 feet in the air, will
have a splendid view down the river.
Members of the PACA are confident that the
Center will be a major signature building along
Riverwalk and in Fort Lauderdale that will attract
people from all over the tri-county area, and thus
make it "a cultural hub of South Florida."
McQueen added, "It will be quite something to
have this kind of site, so close to the downtown,
and the river thai will attract some of the best
national and international touring products as
well as being home to Broward County's major
To finance the Center's construction, the PACA
has attained a commitment of $20 million from
the State, County, and local governments. In
order to release the State's $5 million, the PACA
must raise $10 million from private sources by
January of 1988.
To accomplish that feat, members of the
Broward Performing Arts Foundation along with
the "Friends of the Center" groups- known as the
PACERS and IMPACT- are combining their
efforts to raise the necessary funds.
The Broward Performing Arts Foundation with
its 28 members are looking for substantial
contributions from businesses, corporations, and
individuals in. excess of $10,000. IMPACT
(Interested Members of The Performing .Arts
Center) consists of young professionals who will
be .putting. on special events and projects
throughout the.community during the coming
The Performing Arts Center's publicity director
Joy Bedick declared, "We're definitely looking for
people to get involved who want to make the
Performing Arts Center a reality."
S3.5 million has been donated toward the S38.5
million performing art center recently by real
estate developer August Urbanek. Urbanek's gift
is contingent on the Performing Arts Center
Authority building an entrance to the theatre from
Broward Boulevard and providing an enclosed
canopy that would offer a view of the New River.
The authority has already received commitments
-of S20 million in $5 million increments each for the
City of Fort Lauderdale. Broward County and the
Florida State legislature. with the Downtown
Development Authority giving S5 million in land.
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Fisher The company will be liquidated and its
assets will be divided early evenly among the
investors and the stock-holders. "Were qoing to
stop salvaging operations Fisher said. "I m
going completely out of business I achieved my
goals." Goals that were set very well indeed. as
his company has yielded over 2.900emeralds 122
gold bars. and about 1.000 silver basis trom the
Alc(ha alone to date
1 he decision to hiuildate has nothing todo with
the troubles the State of Florida and Fisher have
had At this time. treasure Salvors Co. is under
investigation by the state comptrollers office
possible violations of the Florida security laws
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stockholders gave Mel Fisher permission to
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Volume 3 Issue 6 August-Seprember 1986 Waterfront News 17
"H.M.S. Pinafore" At Parker Playhouse
Broadway veteran Peggy Cass is set to star in
Gilbert and Sullivan's most popular operetta. a
light-hearted musical romp at sea. "H.M.S.
Pinafore". at the Parker Playhouse in Fort
Lauderdale. August 21-24.
Her performance in the role of "Little Buttercup"
marks Miss Cass s debut not only in Fort
Lauderdale and at the Parker Playhouse. but also
her first exposure in the musical gems by the
celebrated British composer and lyricist.
"Pinafore" is being produced by Paul David
Seltzer for the City of Fort Lauderdale. sponsor of
the newly founded FortLauderdale Players.
Seltzer has appointed Bob Bogdanoff. resident
director at the Royal Palm Dinner Theatre to stage
the musical. Joining the artistic team are R,T
Davis as musical director and Scott Shettleroe as
choreographer. Art Picotte of Margate has
designed the settings for "Pinafore".
Except for the role of "Little Buttercup"..all
other parts and the two large choruses have been
cast with local South Florida actors and singers.
"H.M.S. Pinafore" runs August 21 23 at 8pm
and August 24 at 3pm. Tickets areS10.S8.S5 at all
B.A.S.S. Tickets Outlets. The performance on
August 21 is a special preview for which all seats
are only $1.99. Please call 741-3000 (Broward).
633-2277 (Dade). 967-2277 (Palm Beach).
Waterfront Museum Hosts Summer Programs
FORT LAUDERDALE -- The Discovery Center
waterfront museum hosts the following
Inside/Outside Summer Science Fun activities
.and exhibits: -Pneumakinetic Sculpture: A
Moving Experience, a gallery exhibit of Denise
Smith McCulloch's inflatable kinetic sculpture.
during regular museum hours through September
-Film: "Claymation," at 3 p.m. on August 23 and 24.
-"Discovering Fiber." a hands-on activities class.
for ages 4to from 9:30to 11:30a.m. on August23.
The cost is $12 for non-members and $10 for
members, plus $2 for supplies.
-"Mangrove Mysteries." a mangrove exploration
class with Ruth Pangallo. for ages 8 to 10 from
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on August23. The costs $14
for non-members and S12 for members.
-"'Computer Art Drawing." a 2-session computer
graphics class with artist Kevyn Miller. for ages
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30 and 31.
-"Little Green Thumbs." a plant workshop with
Linda Schaller, for ages 4 to 6 from 9:30 a.m. to
11:30 a.m. on August 30. The cost is S12 for non-
members and $10 for members.
-"Bugs 'N More Bugs." activities class with
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11:30 a.m. on August 30. The cost is $12 for non-
members and $10 for members.
The Discovery Center is a hands-on science, art
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is being created on land -area previously
unavailable at Bahia Mar making this years
Show the largest in history.
In calculating net square meters of exhibit
space at boat shows around the world, the Fort
Lauderdale International Boat Show rates 4th
largest overall. With a size that is unprecedented
in the Western Hemisphere. it is also the absolute
largest ri-water boat show anywhere.
The 27th Annual presentation opens October30
and runs through November 3 at Bahia Mar
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18 Volume 3 Issue 6 August-September 1986 Woterfronr News POU.ow r 0 o ts
Titan Wins Miami-Nassau Race
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Beach Volume 3 Issue 6 August-Seprember 1986 Waoerfronr News1
Holes Pock Beach Revamp Plan
by Nathan L. Roberts
The much heralded plan for redeveloping and
revitalizing Fort Lauderdale's central beach area
-- from Sunrise Boulevard south to the Bahia Mar
district -- is hinged on two factors: getting the
green light from the Broward County Commission
and judicial concurrence that the area is, if not a-
There is small doubt that the County
Commission would deny its consent if all else
If, however, the City of Fort Lauderdale had to
invoke its power of eminent domain to acquire
needed properties and its claim or claims were on
uncertain grounds -- that is, that the statutory
requirements for 'condemnation were
questionable or not applicable -- the city's court
contest would be lost and so would important
segments of the redevelopment plan.
Sasaki Associates, the Boston-based urban
planning firm retained by the city to prepare the
redevelopment plan, offers studies bythree of its
consultants in a recently published 107-page
"Technical Memorandum -- Existing Conditions
and Trends" that comment on present physical
and economic characteristics of the beach area,
its potentials for major revamping, and the legal
hurdles that need to be overcome.
The lengthy Memorandum takes numerous
other matters into consideration, among them the
number, kind and potentials for expansion of
marine and public facilities, transportation and
parking, traffic and pedestrian circulation, and.
mass transit -- plus such things as recreational
entertainment and cultural activities, an incisive
economic survey, and the role of various
regulatory agencies in evaluating and agreeing to
Among the more interesting, proposals are
those for an aquarium, a commodious dinner.
theater, and amphitheater, a history and science
museum and an IMAX movie theater featuring an
oversize concave screen with a 70mm projector
that can show special films-such as the history of
flight; the space shuttle and other educational
features -- with as many as eight to nine films a
year capable of attracting nearly 500,000 patrons.
The Memorandum also offers a profile of
The size and scope of the projected
redevelopment are, to say the least, enormous --
as any reading of the Technical Memorandum
makes plain. But the barriers that stand in the
way of implementing and realizing parts of the
plan -- if not alluded to the Memorandum -- are
Indications of the barriers facing the city are in
a study entitled "The Legal Parameters of
Redevelopment" prepared by Sasaki's law
consultant, Charles I. Siemon of Siemon, Larsen
& Purdy. An example of these barriers may be
seen in a section dealing with "the demolition and
redevelopment of those lands lying between Las
Olas Boulevard-and Cortez Street." Noting that
there are several ways in which the
redevelopment can\be, carried out, the Siemon
study states that one could be by "a joint
public/private development." Another "more
traditional approach," the study continues,
"would be by the acquisition of the area for
redevelopment purposes; however, it may be that
the current owners of parcels of land in the
redevelopment area may be unwilling to sell and
therefore the city may have to resort to the power
of eminent domain."
The study goes on to describe how the city
could use its eminent domain (condemnation)
powers. Ten uses or purposes are listed for the
exercise of this power by a municipality. Citing a
relevant Florida Statue, the study asserts that the
law virtually mandates the redevelopment of
blighted and slum areas if such an action "serves
a public purpose."
Two factors loom as serious impediments to
such a course, although the conclusions of the
Sasaki Memorandum gloss over them. One is the
memo's clear failure to identify the two-mile long
central beach area, or any single part of it, as
either a slum or blighted. The second is that the
city's power of eminent domain, cannot be
exercised if the beneficiary is to be a private
interest, as for example a hotel or any other kind
of commercial enterprise. This latter factor is
acknowledged in the Memorandum. The
attraction of major private builders to develop a
number of first class hotels comparable to the
existing Marriot Harbor Beach Resort is a prime
consideration of the planners and the City of Fort
With respect to the area's being a slum or
blighted and therefore ripe for eminent domain
proceedings, the tech memo's opening pages
suggest nothing of the kind. Noting that "field
surveys were conducted during February and
March 1986, the Memo defines and describes the
conditions and soundness of buildings with
attention to such factors as structural integrity ,
maintenance and deterioration. Its wrap-up on its
survey is as follows:
"In general, building conditions on the
Intracoastal or western edge of the beach project
area are in standard-sound condition. This is in
part due to the less severe exposure to the
elements and some newer (building)
developments. Also, areas near existing
residential parcels appear to be in standard-
sound condition. Likewise, areas containing
apartment-hotels (that) market (cater) to a
middle to upper-middle-class clientel are in this
category. A large number of these parcels are
found in the northern limits of the project area
between Grenada and Vistamar Streets. Most of
the larger corporate-image hotels fall in this
category, as do high-rise condominium
developments. The majority of these facilities
seem to cater to a more stable year-round
"Areas of standard-minor deterioration
conditions are generally more centralized in the
project area. Several buildings appear to be in the
process of upgrading, presumably for this year's
(spring break) onslaught. Patterns of buildings in
this condition appear to be clustered together.
This could be due to contiguous ownership or
.simply neighboring. ownerships following a
pattern of each other. Rusting and a poor painting
program is prevalentin this category and with
many of these ownerships this is a continuous
"Areas of sub-standard major deterioration are
primarily in the area of greatest concentration.
The adjacent areas of standard-minor
deterioration also contain a number of pre-1941
buildings. In the outlying parcels, the majority of
these structures are historically residential in
nature and wood-frame in construction. The
greatest concentration of these buildings is
located in the areas between Las Olas Boulevard
and Cortez Street. This area has a large number of
bars, night-spots and a considerable number of
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tourist shops (tee-shirts and film) with an
apparent high turnover rate in leases. Very few
structures in this category are hotel/motel
facilities but structures do appear to cater to the
spring break associated market. Several
buildings with ocean frontage have begun a
facade improvement program; however,
construction techniques and materials being
utilized for these apparent interim improvements
are neither appropriate for beach construction
and may not conform to standard construction
practice. In addition to general building
conditions, Sasaki has included the location of
those structures built up to and including 1940."
The field survey and inventory were conducted
by city volunteers under direction of Assistant
City Manager Laura Ward. Sasaki notes that the
"survey will be useful in considering adaptive
reuse opportunities within the study area." One
would assume from this that the buildings of the
pre-1941 era are sound enough to be considered
for "adaptive reuse."
Withall, by its own report, there is no indication
by Sasaki of a slum condition or of appreciable
blight. Not withstanding, Sasaki's legal
consultant states in the last part of the 107-page
Memorandum that"a substantial justification for
a determination of blight exists for the beach area
particularly in the context of the (Florida)
Supreme Court's gloss on the statute (involved) in
State v. City of Miami Beach."
"A blighted area," the court ruled, is one where
conditions are not conductive to sound growth
and the public good is impaired by the various
impediments to such growth."
The legal consultant concedes, however, that
"In the final analysis, a determination of blight
may be subject to judicial review; however; the
action will be presumed valid and a court is
unlikely to substitute its judgement for that of a
governing body .(read City of Fort Lauderdale)
except where it can be shown that the
predominative objective of an acquisition is to
serve a private objective. As long as the program
is directed at a predominantly public use,the
governing body' decision is entitled to
substantive judicial deference."
Despite this rather shaky reassurance by the
legal consultant, the City of Fort Lauderdale faces
the certain prospect of having to show cause
where almost none exists, namely, that blight
exists. If the city were to fail to make its case, the
court would certainly not exercise "judicial
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Fishing Tournament In Jeopardy
by Van Snider
The City of Fort Lauder-dale Fishing
Tournament may not continue past September 1,
1986. due to a reduction in the budget the City
provides to the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber
of Commerce to operate the tournament. Tommy'
Mercer, from the Chamber, announced at a
Marine Task Force meeting that funding from the
city has been reduced for the past three years-
from $20,000 to $18,000 to $16,000. This coming
fiscal year. the city has allocated $10,000 for the
tournament on the premise that the marine
industry take up the slack.
The tournament, managed by Betty
Beardemphl, awards those individuals who catch
notable fish in the city by providing the fishermen
and women certificates and trophies and sending
press releases with photos to the appropriate out-
of-town newspapers, etc. From what the
Waterfront News can determine, city officials feel
this mainly benefits the boating/fishing industry.
However, there is a strong sentiment within the
Chamber's Marine Task Force and the MIASF's
Board of Directors that the tournament benefits
tourism to include hotels, restaurants, etc. An.
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catches a nice sailfish during his vacation in Ft.
Lauderdale. Betty Beardemphl is notified,
photographs Joe on the dock with the sail, his
wife and kids. Betty sends out a press release to
the Cleveland Plain Dealer, it gets printed, and
readers in Cleveland in the middle of January see
Joe having a great old time. Good PR for fishing
and boating? Yes!,Good PR for Fort Lauderdale
and all its related facilities? Yes! We won't be
labor the point.
The fact is that unless fishing and boating
interests take up the difference in the budget(as a
minimum) the program may be dead. Mercer has
provided the Waterfront News a copy of a
"minimum" budget for 1986/87 which shows an
S18.000 level. There is a strong indication that the
Marine Industry Association. of South Florida
may match any funds that individual firms will
contribute for the continuation of the program. If
you believe this program is worth continuing,
that it benefits you ,benefits Ft. Lauderdale. and
you are interested in making a contribution.
contact Tommy Mercer (Chamber of Commerce)
at 462-2000 or Van Snider (MIASF) at 764-6366.
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Volume 3 Issue 6 August-September 1986 Worerfronr News' 21
This Old Boat
by Ed Wiser E .
This Month: Search & Survey
My Dad once described junk as something you
carefully horde for ten years and then throw
away two days before you need it. He could have
made the same comment about old wooden boats
it seems they are lying around everywhere until
you go looking for one. Then, it's as if some great
flying toredo worm blasts out of the sea to gobble
up every Herreshoff and Alden in South Florida.
For those of you who tuned in late and missed
last month's column, I'm bemoaning the fact that
thus far we have been unable to locate a boat for a
restoration project at The Barnacle, former home
of Commodore Ralph Munroe. This fine old
pioneer style home in Coconut Grove is now a
state historical site dedicated to preserving the
spirit of another era a time when Florida had a
lot of mangroves and no Yankee developers to
destroy them, and when yachties like Munroe
could build their wooden boats of local materials
and sail them on the clear waters of Biscayne
Barbara Roberts, curator of The Barnacle, has
been very supportive of the idea of restoring a
.wooden sailboat on the park grounds. We plan to
do most of the work on weekends over a one year
period affording visitors the opportunity to
become acquainted with these old boats and how
they were built. So far though, we've been unable
to find the right boat. It looked like we had an old
Herreschoff daysailer but the Key West Historical
Society got to it 24 hours before we did.
Still, the search goes on aided by several folks
around town who have been a real big help as
well as a source of information. Special thanks to
Bob Ross of Seafarer Yacht Brokerage in Fort
Lauderdale and to Joe Killian of Art Holler Yacht
Brokerage in Deerfield. As most of you know,
yacht brokers try to steer clear of old wooden
boats the way sailors try to avoid marriage. But
both these guys have taken time to locate
possible candidates and- their- interest and
enthusiasm is appreciated. Bob recently showed
me an old Folkboat he has down at Riverbend
Marina. Vintage 1962, she is a real beauty with
classic lines and a gracefully curved shear. If
anyone out there is looking for a fine little yacht
at a very affordable price you should give Bob a
call. (Maybe I should bill him for including that
last sentence.) We had to turn down the Folkboat
for several reasons, namely, she is foreign built
and we are looking for a native designed and built
S boat, her 4' draft makes beaching and launching
at the Barnacle out of the question., and frankly,
this boat just isn't old enough. So we're still,
By now you're tired of hearing about the search
and want to read about wooden boat surveys.
We'll it's tough to survey a boat you don't have
yet. But I would like to pass on a bit of wisdom
from local boatwright and author Allen Taube. In
his new book, "The Boatwright's Companion", Al
discusses placing laminated sister ribs adjacent
to cracked or deteriorated frames to strengthen a
hull. He points out that a practice widely accepted
in the past was to butt the sister tightly against
the old frame. Unfortunately, a perfectly smooth
tight fit is not feasible and this area between the
two becomes a collecting point for dirt, moisture,
and eventually rot. Al recommends leaving a gap
of several inches between old wood and new to
permit sealing, painting, cleaning, and good
ventilation. His book contains step-by-step
instructions for many boatbuilding and repair
tasks. It is a must for every wooden boat
afficienado. Look for a review of it in next
The Jaycees And The River A Fifty Year Affair
by Patsy West
The Ft. Lauderdale JayCees affair with New
River began back in 1927 when the organization
was young. That year. following the 1926
Hurricane disaster, the Junior Chamber of
Commerce hosted the New River Marathon Swim
as a major event in Ft. Lauderdale's Labor Day
Swim races were not uncommon here. as
merchants regularly promoted contests off the
Beach. Two distinctive local areas, the Beach and
the drainage canals of Davie, produced fine
swimmers for.competition races.
The New River Marathon was billed as "the
largest sporting event" in Ft. Lauderdale's
history. Swimmers from Miami, Tampa, Ft.
Pierce, Inverness, Clearwater, and Gainsville
competed with area locals.
The race began Downtown from the Andrews
Bridge. The swimmers started from a wooden
barge positioned on the east side of the Bridge.
Small boats accompanied each swimmer along
the 3 1/2 mile course.
A holiday atmosphere prevailed. The JayCees
had requested that all of the boat owners along.
New River "decorate their individual craft with
pennants, banners, and other emblems" for this
Labor Day festivity.
"Thousands" of spectators gathered at the
beach to witness the conclusion of the Marathon.
This initial JayCees event assured that their 1928
Marathon would be an even greater success.
The 1928 New River Marathon was most
exciting. It was won by a 14 year old boy, Clayton
Mains of Davie, who swam against 15 men.
Mains' time from the Andrews Avenue Bridge to
the Las Olas Casino Pool at the Beach was 1 hour
and 5 minutes. arriving almost 6 minutes ahead of
Second-place winner. Jack Makemson. Alice
Shaw won the women's competition, with Maiy
Taul second. The JayCees hosted a hall at the
Trianon Club where, the competitors received
their cups and trophies.
With the New River Marathon Swim as the
Junior Chamber of Commerce's initial success. it
is little wonder that today they have yet another
successful New River event! Some Fifty years
later. their New River Raft Race. ovei virtually.the
same 3 1/2 mile course grows with enthusiasm
(For more on Ft. Lauderdaec's Maration
Swimmers see: "Swimmers of the 1wenties" by
Susan B. Peterson in the Ft Lauderdale Historical
Society's New River News. Winter. 1985.)
Call the WATERFRONT NEWS to
place a Classified Ad. 524-9450
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LAS OLAS ISLES- 1 bdrm., efficencies,
rooms. Pool, laundry, cable t.v., BBQ
Super location. Low Rates! Wkly. or
monthly. Call 525-2223
Dock for rent on the.NEW RIVER
85' 14' LW*Water & Electric*No Fixed
Bridges Call 791-7596
ISLE OF VENICE- Live-aboards -
Pool,' Shower, Laundry, Cable, Phone.
Call 525-2223. Low Rates!
65' dock for rent CITRUS ISLES
Deep water No fixed bridges $300/mo.
Will split dock space 2-32' 525-9796.
45x11x6' dock 15th St. SE No Live-
aboards. 1 mi. to ocean. 524-2278
70''frontage 5'6" draught water &
electricity Monthly or seasonal.
Ocean access*Secluded*Call 946-0191
LAKE SANTA BARBARA: New deep water
dock. No live-aboards. Elec. & water.
$250/mo. 942-0512 after 6pm.
Dockspace-FT LAUDERDALE-Orange I-sle
New dock to accommodate 2 boats&Long
oir Short term lease. Call 583-1171
90' dock 4 mins. Hillsboro In.
Water & Elec, No liveaboards
Call Terry 428-4580
economicall Marina- liveaboards
from $200/mo. Showers*Laundry
Restaurant*Dry Storage for sm.
boats from $50/mo. 584-2500.
Banyan Marina 111 Isle Venice
Deepwater.dock. Pool, cable,
laundry. Call 524-4430
Sail to 48Ft. Elecwater 2 car
parking.. Patio-dock-box. Call
65' Waterfro.t I ocK for rent
$250 Month. No live-aboards
up to 5 1/2 ft draught. Water &
electric. Call 462-1888 SE 13 st
Deepwater ocean access 7-ft
draught 60-ft max. water &
electric. No liveaboard $250
month call 525-7421 or 583-0688
i'20&8 Hendricks Ise-,Villa Nelson
S Monthly Weekly Summer Rates 463-
Dockslip6 deep wate.' li.-auoard
Also one b/r apts. Poolside year-
ly, :iate isle of Venice 467-35-12
, DCik space deepwater S;. New Riv'
up to 40. No fixed' bridges.
: 58 5-0374:','
House for rent 2/2 2/75' Docks
Deep water access. Off New River
west of 1-95. Days 581-2376,
Nights & weekends 583-2826
DAVITS Oliver 8ton 491-1220 $1200
SEXTANT-Davis MK 15 w/carrying case,
3x telescope, lanyard, 7 sunshades,
new condition, cost $100, your's for
$55. Call Ed 782-7495 or 764-7590
8' FIBREGLASS DINGHY $400,Call
Parkins Marine 583-0688.
SAILORMAN- world's largest &
most unique, new & used marine
emporium: 350 E. S.R. 84 Ft.
Lauderdale, FL. New & Used
BOOKS*FISHING & DIVING GEAR.
f9x21' ROPS" 1174 shaft 426-4881
Aries Windvane-late model com-.
plete. In good condition $600
BUKH DV20 fresh water cooled
diesel, restored 50hrs all
gauges gear box controls &
many extra parts. Runs excell-
ent. Call 463-4898.
12 HP Fairyman-Diesel Engine off
a Cal 30' Good running condition
$450 or trade for other marine
equipment. Outboard motor 4 HP
Seagull $95 Good running condi-
tion call 563-5810
*Mariner: sold & installed at
competitive prices. Call for details
REPOWER SYSTEMS 462-3894.
ONAN USED DIESEL GENERATORS 3,6,71 &
12kw available. Call for details &
prices. REPOWER SYSTEMS 462-3894.
*j^^ng~'^. -.;.(- ~~~.,, ,*- --j-
1973 Lyman 24-ft fiberglass 225
chrysler-VHF d/sounder all fish-
ing gear-first class trailer
$8.00 For Four Issues
P.O. Box 1366
Florida, U.S.A. 33302
MORGAN 41' KETCH- 4e new 750 total
hrs. $10,000 just spent, dinghy, A/C
Generator fully equipped, most
Beautiful Morgan afloat! MUST SELL!
New boat ordered. All offers consid-
ered. Call 565-0962.
SLOCUM 42' '82 CUTTER. Rig world
equip w/back-ups & spares inter-
faced SATNAV/LORAN w/repeater
autopilot RDF VHS SSB radar life-
raft elec. winch gen*microwave*
fridge-freezer*A/C* Hood furling
9 sails*Signet 1000-1500 & much
more recent bott job 145,000 No
brokers or hull thumpers please
169 Isle of Venice Ft. Laud.
Call 3 05-522-5827
42' Westwind & 42' Passport. Both
are '86 models. $89,000 each.
BQOA.TBROKEN? Lease an airplane
for parts delivery 24 hour
service. 946.-2913 digital beeper
MARINE ELECTRICIAN- rewiring,
troubleshooting, etc., sail or,
power. "I guarantee my work."
$22-50/hro Call 467-7219 around
S & S Yacht repair-teak specia-
list Varnish-yacht refinishing
.general maintenance "TLC" by
Capt Frank. USCG..100t Lcnse S&S
Yacht delivery service. 525-6211
A tape may answer, please leave
a message for an early reply
Repairs, installations elec-
trical, hardware, plumbing, etc.
At your dock lowest rates. Call
REFRIGERATION-AIR CONDITIONING RE-
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. Cal 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 ESTIfATES. Call 467-2722 today.
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Volume 3 Issue 6 Auqust-Seprember 1986 Woterfront News 23
Florida Marinas & boatyards --
Many Excellent Opportunities
Available From $500,000 To
8,200.000. Most With Owner
Financing Available. Contact
Frank Cox, Associate-Doran Jason
Co. 315 Madison. Suite 600.
Tampa, Fl 33601 813-228-8158
BOAT WAXING- Fiberglass Repair. Ex-
terior Cleaning, Teak, Paint. 920-7896
HULL CLEANING under water.
Call Bob leave message at 463-9810
Boat cleaning service. Custom
wash & wax, teak cleaning, Oil-
ing, varnishing. Weekly &. Bi-
monthly service. PO Box 10081-,
Pomp. Bch. F1 33060 305 781-6861
Dive'Cozumel (Mexico) Oct 24: to
31. PADI instructor on all dives
Dive sites to Palancar, Colombia,
Santa Rosa, Maracaibo,, Barracuda
and others. Diving includes boat,
,guide, tanks wts wt belts and
lunch. Package includes round-
trip air fare. 'Miami to Cozumel
'7 nights hotel and 11 boat dives
$439 ,p/p double, occupancy con-
tact Richard Quinto; 1630 NE 5ct
Ft Lauderdale 524"2574. 33021
'MATE NAVIGATOR SAILMAKER
Deliveries & Offshore passages
Celestial Navigation, Loft quality
sail repairs underway, Provisioning
for passages & Cooking.
Call Kim Sanders. (305) 764-8191
James Sullivan professes a knowledge
of CELESTIAL NAVIGATION, LORAN-C &
PREP. for USCG OPERATOR's LICENSE.
Will teach same to seafarers for $12.
S.i \ .--. .-
MICHAEL's MARINE SERVICE offers
custom woodworking, milling & yacht
maintenance to the waterfront com-
munity. Experienced & dependable
with complete shop 6 mobile facility
Established in 1981. Call 765-1466.
DOCKSIDE YACHT CARPENTRY
Custom work* Mica*Teak*Hardwoods*
Renovations & Refinishing. 581-6506
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.
HOLLYWOOD- walk to beacn- 2bed
2bath built in 1983- easy access
to Seafair, ICW & marinas. Ask-
ing $159,500 Chisholm Realty
Inc. 565-6000 eves; 721-4984
LIGHTHOUSE POINT WATERFRONT
DUPLEX Two 2 bedrm 2 bath units
on 110' of Sailboat Water opposite
LHP Yacht Club. Two 55' docks w/
dolphin poles on quiet water
within sight of Hillsboro Inlet
Big pool-patio area for enter-
taining w/S.E. exposure. Owner-
:financed w/minimum down! L .A.D.
Realty. Inc. 563-4700
OAKLAND PARK WATERFRONT DUPLEX
Owner-financed 3 bedrm 2 bath
units only 10 yrs old in excel-
lent Seacrest Isles area. Close
to Royal Palm Park w/tennis courts
etc. :L.A.DD.' Realty., Inc. 563-4700
Bayview & Commercial. Deiepwater
(no fxd bridges) Condo. Spacious
2 bed 2 bath. Dock- any size boat
$2 per foot per month. Beautiful
all wood interior. Pets ok. All
new appliances. Low MNTC .$125,000
(Assumable first approx $42,000)
Owner will hold second to quali-
fied buyer. Structured property
.Investments. Anthony Foglietta
Lcnsd real estate brkr. Call
0 Marine Surveyor,
0 Hull, Rigging, Sail & Engine
0 (CALL JOHN FOR QUOTES)
I os(305) 493-5966
ROBERT P. GARGANO
& Associates, Realtors
il lj (305) 462-5770
1700 E. Los Olas Bvd. Suite 204/Fort Luderdole, FL 33301
SPECIAUZING IN WATERFRONT REAL ESTATE
LIVING WORKING ON THE NEW RIVER
CITRUS ISLES-Deepwater-No Fixed Bridgesl
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-
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.
LAKE SANTA BARBARA, Ipwater-No Fixed
Bridges-JUST LISTF, deala. No expense
was spared orn d ,,dath with Beautiful-
pool & deck a us designer kitchen & bathe
with Jacuzzi, etc. ONLY $295,000!!!
VACANT LOT NEW RIVER DEEPWATER NO
FIXED BRIDGESIII Single family or multi-family
zoned R-3A which allows for "legal live -aboard"
dockage...$63,250. Only 1 left!
RIVER REACH CONDOS Deepwater, Ocean
Access, No Fixed Bridgesll! Ft. Laud. private island
featuring 24 hour manned security, golf, tennis,
saunas, 3 heated pools. Deepwater, unlimited ocean
access dockaae, only $10 per foot per year!
A. One Bedroom, One Bath-mid 60's to mid 70's.
B. 2 Bedroom, 2 Baths from mid 60's to $119,900.
C. Rentals also available.
SPECTACULAR VIEW OF INTRACOASTAL
WATERWAY-2 Bdrm convertible 1-1/2 bath condo
with FL room, new European kitch., custom
imported Oak floors with a Million Dollar viewof the
Intracoastal Waterway-only $129,900!!!
Just on the market, A beautiful
family home off the :New River.
5-bea 2-bath. Patio-landscaped
gardens. Gas fire in living room
Hardwood floors, 7 paddle fans.
New air condenser & handler, New
roof. Deepwater dock ocean access
No fixed (3 boat slip) bridges.
Priced right at $169,900. Call
Susan Pillar Keyes Realty 752-
0900 day, 726-4369 evening.
S.E. FORT IAUDERDALE WATERFRONT
Rent this 2 bedrm home on 65'of
Sailboat Water for $1,000./month
on an Annual basis w/options.
L.A.D. Realty, Inc. REALTORS
CREW EXPERIENCED- for local weekend
cruising & racing on beautiful 41'
KETCH. Your only cost is help with
maintenance. Call 566-3648.
MARINE SURVEYOR- buyers & insurance
Surveys for both POWER & SAIL.
Call Ed Rowe at 792-6092.
MARINE SURVEYOR & Consultant
Capt. Boyd Hildebrand 925 4214 Ft.L.
.ARINE SURVEYOR pre-purchase &
insurance- Sail*Power. 20 yrs exp.
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