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Week of the Ocean,
on tap for
Fort Lauderdale Individuals, businesses,
campuses and non-profit groups across the United
States are gearing up to celebrate the Sixth Annual
National Week of the Ocean to be held April 23-29,
1989. The Event is chaired by astronaut/ aquanaut
Scott Carpenter and sponsored by Fort Lauderdale-
based Week of the Ocean, Inc., a marine education
program, according to president/ founder Cynthia
Joining Carpenter in endorsing the event are the
National Marine Educators Association and a panel
of renowned ocean pioneers including Norman
Baker, Heyerdahl navigator, Ra I & II; Eugenie
Clark, zoologist and shark expert; Sylvia Earle,
marine biologist; Tap Pryor, aquaculture pioneer;
Andreas Rechnitzer, record diver, Trieste; and Stan
Waterman, Emmy-award winning underwater
The ot going theme for the event, "Exploring the
Ocean's Influence," lends itself to many types of
events or personal research from the arts to
commerce, from history to foods, from endangered
sea creatures to environmental issues such as offshore
drilling or ocean dumping. Celebration kits can be
ordered campus-wide Week of the Ocean involving
studies in many subjects; a School Marine Fair to
showcase student projects in the community; or a
Community Festival such as that held annually in the
Fort Lauderdale, Florida area.
This model county-wide event now entering its
tenth year is planned for April 8 to May 7. It opens
with Manatee Day, Saturday, April 8 at Nathaniel's '
New River Tavern, a family event featuring manatee
exhibits, wares and a coloring contest for kids. The
Festival Sea-son includes the Fort Lauderdale Billfish
Tournament; the School Marine Fair showcasing
Broward County School student exhibits at the Galle-
ria; a Florida Coastal & Inland Waterway Cleanup by
'i National Sea Turtle Foundation; a Tequesta
Indian and the Ocean exhibit at the Museum of
Archaelogy; a Seafood Sampling at the Galleria; the
Visions of National Florida photo contest and exhibit
at Fern Forest Nature Center, and an Outstanding
High School Marine Student essay contest.
Sea chanteyman Tom Callinan will be in the area
to perform from April 20 to May as part of the Week
of the Ocean Outreach Program. The event concludes
on Mother Ocean Day, Sunday, May 7, with a South
Beach rosecasting and an Underseas Sports Club dive
with rosecasting on the waters.
Those who wish to attend the Week of the
Ocean's Tenth Anniversary Party to be held Thurs-
day, April 20 at the Stranahan House, should call
462-5573 for information. This event will include a
performance by Tom Callinan.
MAST Academy -
a marine theme magnet school
by M.S. Alson
Dade County high school students will soon have
the privilege of studying marine-related subjects at the
Maritime and Science Technology (MAST) Academy
scheduled to open for the 1990-91 school year. The
campus will be located on Virginia Key, taking over the
site where Planet Ocean is currently located.
As part of the Dade County Public Schools' Inner
City Marine Project, this new facility will offer students
from all over the county a maritime trades education.
This four-yearcomprehensive seniorhigh school (grades
nine through twelve) will attract approximately 400
All state required academic courses necessary for
college bound students and those seeking a high school
emphasis will be on science technology and maritime-
relatedvocational subjects. Electivecoursesareexpected
to include boat and barge operations, marine engine
repair, marine carpentry and cruise line reservations.
Marine athletics such as rowing, water polo, sailing and
swimming will also be available.
AUnited States CoastGuardJuniorReserveOfficer
Training Course (ROTC) program has been proposed
for the school. If accepted by Congress, this will be the
first Coast Guard Junior ROTC program in the nation.
Turn to MAST ACARDEMY/ page two
Week of the Ocean, a marine
education program, will be observed in
April. See the lead story and artwork.
S There Is also a front page report of
the Dade County Public Schools planning
to add a new high school, the MAST
Academy, a marine-related magnet
Letters to the Editor are
dominated this month by waterway
speed zones. Also on page 4,a reader
comments on the demise of Fort
Lauderdale's only fire boat. Page 5
includes a letter lamenting the lack of
support for U.S. sailors attempting
to mount challenges in a round-the-world-
A update on that contest, the 1989-
1990 Whitbread Race, is on page 9.
Fort Lauderdale is one of five stops.
On page 8, learn about Puerto
Rico's efforts to attract stateside
skippers to her waters,
Historic Indian Key is holding a
festival in April and pages 10 and 11
contain articles about this former county
seat of Dade County in the Florida Keys.
Just off the shore of Indian Key is a
Spanish wreck site visited by a scuba
diver who turns in the piece on page 12.
The Cooley Family Massacre is
reflected upon along the banks of the
Himmarshee (aka: New River) on pages
;18 and 19.
There is a commentary on boating
taxes just in time for April 15th, along
with some helpful banking news for
live-aboards and cruisers in the
commerce section on pages 20 and 21.
The 6ulf Stream (the Florida
Current in these parts) is the topic of
discussion on pages 22 and 23.
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MAST Academy om pae one
The MAST Academy will be working with area
colleges and universities that also offer marine-related
programs for joint research projects and community
According to Linda Eads, project administrator of
the Inner City Marine Project, "our goal is to see all of
our graduates become successful whether they're seeking
vocational placement or are college bound."
The concept is to develop a quality maritime
vocational-technical program in tandem with thePortof
Miami and maritimebusinesses while creating a science
technology college preparatory program, also. The
ultimate measure of success will be student placements
in related maritime careers and/or colleges with science
curriculum interest, professes Eads.
"Our mission is to teach students in a creative
environment and also to serve the business community.
We hope to strengthen the local marine industry as well
as provide career opportunities for students within that
industry," says Eads.
Adult education courses designed to teach new and
improve currentjob skills, and a Community School for
personal hobbies and interests will also be offered at the
The inner City Marine Project is a Dade County
Public Schools county-wide effort to introduce students
of all ages to marine and environmental science careers.
Their goal is to provide students an opportunity to
experience waterorientated educational and recreational
Elementary, middle and senior high school students
learn by participating. They attend field trips to the Port
of Miami, Miami River, Miami Seaquarium and
Biscayne Bay. The Visiting Military Ships Program
welcomes the students to tour military vessels and
speak with ship personnel about career opportunities.
Community leaders from the marine science and
maritime industries conduct lectures on subjects in their
fields and employment opportunities available.
"We'll actually be a three-part school targeting
high school, adult and community education," Eads
explains. "If, for example, Friends of the Everglades
wants to teach a workshop or the Coast Guard Auxiliary
wants to offer a safe boating course using our facility, it
will be made available to them."
Editor's note: The Florida Marine Science
Education Association (FMSEA) will be holding its
annual conference in Big Pine Key, Florida April 21-23.
FMSEA is the state chapter of the National Marine
Educators Association (NMEA), an organization of
marine educators dedicated to making the public more
aware of man's role in the marine environment The
NMEA will be holding their annual conference at the
University of Miami July 24-28. For more information
on FMSEA or MNEA contact Alison Rials at (305)-
The Broward County School Board offers programs
to prepare people for the marine trades. Through
vocational, technical and adult education, three courses
of study are offered for adults and high school students.
Boat Building teaches the construction of wood
and fiberglass boats. Marine Mechanics concentrates
on the drive train end of the boat engines, transmissions
and controls. Yacht Refinishing and Repair is a new
complete "bow to stern" course that will cover electrical
wiring, plumbing, fiberglass and wood repair, wood
refinishing and minor plant repairs.
These programs are given at the McFatter
Vocational Technical Center in Davie. Marine
Mechanics is also offered at Taravella High School in
Each course of study takes approximately 1800
hours to complete and can be done either on a part-time
or full-time basis, day or evening. For example, a
student canattend classes two hours per day, five days
per week, completing the requirements in three years.
According to Gene Pierce, acting curriculum
supervisor for industrial education, the purpose of the
program "is to provide the local marine industry with
workers who can go directly to the job and be valuable
employees. We want to provide people thatcan perform
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Fire boat sold up the river
I have been a resident of Fort Lauderdale for 39
years. The city founders, Chamber of'Commerce and
current city commissioners have always considered this
to be the "Venice of America" and "Boating Capital of
the Nation". I find it ludicrous, irresponsible and in
direct conflict with the mission of the city to be the"Best
city of its size in America by 1994", when the city
commission sold the fire boat and voted not to replace
This city has had a fire boat for the last 28 years and
now when the need is even greater they don't have the
fire or rescue protection. The Mayor stated he will give
the police marine patrol a portable fire extinguisher and
they will provide you and your family all the fire
protection you need.
First, as any boater knows, an extinguisher is only
good in an enclosed area such as an engine room, not on
a free burning fire above deck. A policeman doesn't
have the training ortheprotectiveclothing and breathing
apparatus to extinguish a fire of this type.
Secondly, he is only one person in one boat. Who
will run his boat while he is attempting to extinguish the
fire, retrieving your family members out of the water
and performing first aid or CPR? Police officers are not
trained for this; while, every fire fighter in your city is
a state certified "First Responder" and 75 are EMT's or
The fire boat was manned 24 hours per day, seven
days per week. The police marine patrol in Fort
Lauderdale is on patrol until midnight only. There are
many popular waterside restaurants and bars open until
2 a.m. ,We need 24 hour protection.
The city is in full swing with increasing waterway
activity from Riverwalk and water taxis. You would
think they would also be concerned with increasing the
safety, also. I urge you to call or write your city
commissioners and demand the fire and rescue you have
had in the past 28 years and need even more today!
A concerned boater and
property owner of Fort
Editor's note: This letter writer's sentiments were
seconded by Fort Lauderdale Marine Patrol Sgt Gary
Kroeger, who said, "It would be a foolish move for us
to go into the fire business."
While the city's fire boat was used at only six fires
last year, according to fire department sources, it was
requested 109 times. For nine months of 1988 the craft
was in the city repair shop, A new replacement fire boat
was scratched from this year's city budget by the
commission in February.
Fort Lauderdale's own Marine Advisory Board is
on record as wanting the city commission to reconsider
its action and continue using a fire boat.
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Editor's note: The following is an open letter sent
to the City of Pompano Beach Marine Advisory Board
by a Waterfront News reader.
I have been encouraged by the growing interest in
water safety displayed by our elected officials and the
[On] February 22nd The Fort Lauderdale News/
Sun-Sentinel carried a great picture showing how
ludicrous the problem has become.
I became disturbed when I read the accompanying
article. Itspoke wellof theproblem, but when describing
the areas affected, it neglected to include the area [along
the IntracoastalWaterway] from 14th Street toHillsboro
This area is the most troubled of all since it picks up
the boat traffic from all the other sections plus the public
launching facility on 14th Streetand the various marinas
along the canal.
I implore you to include this area in any and all
efforts you might make towards the correction of the
William S. Ramagosa
Venice "No Wake" city, too
We recently moved into an apartment on the
Intracoastal Waterway across from Birch State Park in
Fort Lauderdale. One of the older residents told me that
there used to be seven boats in the water at our docks
when he moved in years ago. The docks are still there
but the boats are not What rules, regulations and laws
have changed in 20 years which have turned the
Intracoastal into a "No Speed Limit, Unlimited Wake
Zone"? I know of none.
Why can't we use our docks on the ICW to dock out
boats? The answer is obvious if you sit on our dock for
15 minutes on any sunny Sunday. We have surrendered
our property rights (dockage) to all boaters who choose
to run at any speed without any regard for bow waves or
wake they create. Not only is this two miles or so
portion of the waterway made unsafe for smaller boats
but it creates thousands of dollars of damage to the
seawalls. We pay double since the state's seawall along
Birch State Park gets the same damaging surges as ours
and we'll pay our small share to repair it, too.
Do the boaters who create these unsafe and
destructive conditions have more right to run at any
speed than all the property owners have a right to dock
their boats on their own property? What boat owner's
right would be taken from him or her if this area became
a No-Wake Zone? No right which is superior to the
smaller boat or property owner's.
The argument has been advanced that more
regulations would tarnish our image as the "Venice of
America". I submit that our failure to regulate the
irresponsible boaters is more of a blight than over-
regulation. Also, has anyone. ever seen a gondola in
Venice rolling in a three-foot wake? Venice is a "No
Wake" city! We have a long way to go.
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Too many Idle Speed Zones
How can we stop the proliferation of "Idle Speed
Only" zones, such as that from Northeast 14th Street in
Pompano Beach all the way north to Deerfield Beach
along the ICW? Pompano is presently considering
extending it throughout the city. Help!
Editor's note: Back in January, City of Pompano
Beach Marine Advisory Board Chairman Patrick
O'Donnell wrote a letter in this column asking
"waterfront property owners and boaters using that
city's canals to write to the board.assisting them in
exploring ways to provide safer and more:enjoyable
waterways." 0'Donnellreports thai he has so farreceived
nearly 400 responses with 98 percent wanting slower
speeds. Only six letter writers were opposed to "Idle
to the city commission a 5 knot speed limit.
The Pompano Beach Marine Advisory Board meets
at2p.m.on thefourth Mondayof each month at theCity
Public Works administration building, 1201 NE 5th
Avenue. Meetings are open to the public. The next
meeting is scheduled for April 24th.
Live-aboards no political picnic
I just glanced over the March issue and noted there
is quite a controversy over live-aboards. This reminds
me of an ordinance we have here in St. Louis. It is
supposed to be unlawful to put up boarders in your home
located in a single-family residency subdivision.
Mr. Budinger, in his letter to you, indicated he
Sought waterfront property and he isgoing to do as he
pleases, even if he does break city ordinances. I guess
your local politician's job is no more a picnic in Fort
Lauderdale than it is in, say, East St Louis.
St. Louis, Missouri
Editor's note: East St. Louis, Illinois, across the
Mississippi River from this,letter writer, is a town
notorious for its lawlessness and municipal corruption.
However, there are very few, if any, live-aboards there.
April 1989 Volume 5 Issue 1
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Letters Waterfront News April 1989 5
U.S. response to sailboat Beach Renourishment may
S1MUST READING FOR EVERY
race 'disgusting' damage Florida's coral reefs CRUISING/LIVEABOARD BOATER
Editor: Editor: Federal Waters belong to the
I am more than a little disgusted with the U.S. Sevenbeachrenourishmentprojectsslatedforl989- public, yet many invalid anti-
response to the Whitbread Round-the-World Race. 1990 may silt over or otherwise seriously damage anchoring ordinances exist.
Response? I'm sorry, did we, in fact, register any Florida coral habitats from Vero Beach to Miami.ook,
response at all? Does America have one ingle definite Without proper environmental safeguards, the YOUR RI TO ANCHOR
entry in the coming race? The answer i: not yet. projects' sand dredges could tear up coral heads or te s you ALIL ab out ANHo wt
entry in the coming race? The answer is. notyet. tells you ALL about how to cope
n/ choke them out with siltation. After the projects are how to fight back-
As four potential U.S. entries struggle to finance an completed, countless tons of undersized sand particles
American racing boat, time is running out Three other could wash away from the beach io silt over corals and Send $14.95 to:
valid challenges have withdrawn due/tolack of funds. It impair their reproduction and growth. ANALEMMA HOUSE
is not as if we do not have a number f excellent racing The projects are being planned for Vero Beach, Box 9518
captains eager to take up the challenge and claim the Delray Beach, Jupiter Island, Palm Beach, Hollywood, Riviera Beach, Fl 33419
Whitbread Trophy for America. Unfortunately, no one HallandaleandNorthMiami Beach. There'sthepotential
is stepping forward with the necessary cash to support to harm coralhabitats along 12milesofFloridacoastline.
these teams. Without immediate funding, we will not be
seeing singleU.S. boat atthe starting line in September. Alexander Stone
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6 Waterfront News April 1989 Letters
I have developed a low rumbling noise at the rear
of my boat asI accelerate or slow down. I've lifted my
hatches and seen nothing bouncing around. All bolts
and shafts feel tight I dove down to my prop and that
is clean and not bentorchipped. What could be causing
this rumbling noise?
I would lift the hatch and watch my engine as I rev
it up and down.Aloose or torn motor mount support can
cause that sort of noise. The engine will lift or shift as
it revs. Do not continue this way as is; it can only get
worse! A worn cutlass bearing on the shaft will rumble.
Check that out, too. Bad bearings, loose pistons, etc.,
each have their own noises a mechanic can check out for
engine, trailerandaCoastGuardpackage (lines,anchor,
life preservers, a fire extinguisher, ect.). I like to go
fishing and scuba diving. Did Ibuy the right typeof boat
or was I too hasty?
An inflatable is a great fun boat. It is safe. You can
swim and dive from it.For fishing it depends where you
fish. It is O.K. for the flats and lakes but not the open
ocean! Most people buy boats to fulfill their personal
enjoyment. IwouldenjoymyboatuntilI foundI needed
something differentand then tradetowards that There's
always a demand for inflatables.
Ask Big Al
I have a twin engine boat that I've had a problem
with. When I shut it off it will not restart. It will start
after a few turns the next morning and any time during
the day, but notafter I've switched it off. My port engine
is fine. I had both engines tuned, new plugs, points,
condenser. It runs fine when running, but the starboard
engine will not restart.
Usually this problem is caused by gas flooding the
engine after shut down. The gas fouls the plugs by
wetting them as it leaks from the carburetor through the
manifold onto the plugs. I don't know the age of your
engines. But I would have the carbs rebuilt or check the
needle valve and the float level. You can check this by
removing the carb' flame arrester on the switch-off and
see the gas leaking down the throat of the carb'. Also
you can remove the plugs, cleaning and drying them,
The engine should start then.
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I have a fresh water cooled pair of engines in my
boat and they run fine. Lately, however, one is starting
to overheat. When I check it I'm short water. I fill it up,
it cools down and I lose more water in a day or two. I
lose the water whether I run the motor or not. Is there
any way I can check where to look or what to do?
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I picked up a Waterfront News in Key west the
other day. I had never seen this paper before. I
wondered if you could answer me directly with my boat
problem. I seem to be getting water into my fuel
injectors and that is a real hassle. Before I ruin my diesel
engine what can I do to eliminate this?
I go to Key West often as I have a second home
there and I bring copies of the WaterfrontNews with me
and drop them off at stores and marinas. Ask for a copy
where you deal.
Now for your boat. If your tank is tight you are
getting the water where you buy your fuel and I would
tell them or change fuel pick-up marina or gas dock.
Also, I would clean my tank(s) of all water. I would
check my fuel filters and water separators on my boat
and either replace or install them if need be. Water and
dirt is a no-no in a diesel and will cause extreme damage
if not taken care of immediately.
I have a 24-foot boat with a OMC outdrive. You
wrote about outdrives a while ago. Can you reprint that
If your boat was bought new, you should have, a
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as far out of the water as possible when you are not using
the boat. The OMC has a high lift drive. Lubricate
regularly all "zerk" fittings and gears on that lift drive.
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Puerto Rico regatta wants to lure mainland sailors
by M.G. Swift
Humacao, Puerto Rico-Robert Schwartz, a Long
Island gynecologist who nearly sailed his Baltic 48 to
victory in February's Miami to Montego Bay Race, ran
away from his assigned class of nine racing sailboats
(PHRF) aboard Diane, competing for only the second
time in the 12th Annual Copa Velasco regatta, March
10-12. Diane finished third overall in the 38-yacht,
four-class Racing Fleet after the three-race event, the
first leg of the Caribbean Ocean Racing Triangle
(CORT), climbing up in the fleet standings steadily
Dr. Schwartz, whokeeps Diane atFortLauderdale's
Pier 66 in the winter when not racing, is planning to
compete in the entire CORT series after Puerto Rico in
St. Thomas and later Tortola, nine races in all. Then it
is on to the Antigua Sailing Week in late Apiil and early
Herve Gauntier, Schwartz's captain, will be sailing
Diane across the Atlantic Ocean to the Cowes Race off
Great Britian and into the Mediterranean for the crew
which includes the doctor's son, Benjamin, 19, and twin
daughters, Anna and Sarah, 18. Gautier is assisted by
tactician Todd Berman along with a medical colleague
of Dr. Schwartz, Phil Aries, MD, plus George and Julie
Atwood, Victor "Rino" Garcia, Peter Crenier and Tom
Earlier in the season, Diane placed third overall in
the Key West Race Week, coming up on the short end
of a three-way tie-breaker for first place. Last year,
Schwartz and his crew sailed Diane to the front of the
PHRF fleet in the 1988 Southern Ocean Racing
Conference (SORC) taking top honors.
Diane is just what the doctor ordered as far as Copa
Velasco regatta director HectorTorres Vilais concerned.
Torres and his cohorts in the CORT circuit are "striving
to get the boats disgusted with SORC to come here,
"The CORT is more centralized," observed Bob
Schwartz. "Florida is factionalized with- local clubs
infighting over turf. No one talks." More winter racing,
involving many yacht clubs on a rotating basis with
more varied venues than the SORC, is needed in south
Florida, according to the former SORC champion. The
newer IOR boats being built are not suited for the
SORC, in Schwartz's opinion, and are rating elsewhere.
Puerto Rico has a large sailing association, Club
Nautico de Puerto Rico, with local groups scattered
around the islandjustover a thousand miles southeast of
Miami. The Copa Velasco is the biggest sailing event
(70 yachts in two fleets) on this United States
Commonwealth and regatta director Torres claims to
have a commitment from the Puerto Rican government
next year to promote the regatta to U.S. mainland
sailboat skippers who want to bring their racing yachts
to the mountainous island for the racing season. Torres
is also proposing a round-Puerto Rico race just prior to
Velasco as a shakedown to the CORT.
Regatta director Torres boasts, his island has "the
best sailing conditions and good winds!" The rugged
east coast Puerto Rico was an awesomely beautiful
backdrop for a sailboat race, normally with eastcqly
winds blowing at 15 to 18 knots and seas of three to five
feet during this year's Velasco.
And onshore at Marina de Palmas, from which the
event is based, there is a vitality and fun-loving energy
among the organizers, sponsors, participants and
hangers-on that this reporter has rarely seen in a regatta
stateside. For example: Sports Illustrated may have its
annual "swim suit issue", but the Copa Velasco has a
fullblown bikini fashion show traditionally after the
second race that leaves everyone fired up and the press
corps out of film.
Rival sailors from the Virgin Islands would agree
as they walked away with the 1989 Velasco Cup, won
last year by a Puerto Rican yacht
"Every dog has his day," reflected Sam Laing,
skipper/owner of Uncle Sam after leading the racing
fleet across the finish line in the first race. Captain Laing
of St Thomas could have said "weekend" instead of
"day" as his ten-meter Beneteau placed first in fleet with
its corrected times in each of the three Velasco races.
Observed Laing of his "heavy weather" Uncle Sam :
."We were full sail while the others had to reef."
Defending Copa Velasco racing fleet champ, Titan
IV, blew a chance to repeat this year when skipper Tom
Hill and crew brought their 43-foot Joubert/Nivelt in for
a disappointing 22nd place in the second race after
being a close second to Uncle Sam in the first heat. Hill
came back in the third, but could not beat the invincible
Uncle Sam and its more favorable handicap, placing
second, again, and only fifth overall for the regatta.
A more consistent Magnum V. I. placed fourth,
second and fifth to finish second overall in the racing
fleet. Diane, as mentioned above, ended up third in the
fleet (11, 4, 3), with local boat Crazy Glue finishing
fourth (8, 9, 4).
Robert Schwartz and the Diane crew are planning
to return to Puerto Rico next year for the Copa Velasco
and the CORT series. He hopes his is not the only
mainland yacht in the fleet But in the meantime there-
are races to win in the Virgins and over in Europe. before
Diane sails back to Fort Lauderdale this coming fall.
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Whitbread Round-the-World Race update: The pride of Ireland
To enter the Whitbread Round-the-World Race,
with any hope of winning, a world-beating yacht must
be designed, built and crewed to the most exacting
standards. Such a boat is the Irish contender, NCB
Ireland. Builtinaformerplasticsfactory in thedowntown
district of Ballyfermot, Dublin, Ireland, the sleek, 82-
foot craft was launched by the Irish Prime Minister,
Charles Haughey T.D. on November 30,1988. A bottle
of native Jameson's Whiskey was used in the
"Christening" instead of the more usual Champagne.
This, then, was the culmination of years of planning to
enter the first Irish yacht in the prestigious Whitbread
The $7.5 million project is the most ambitious ever
undertaken in Ireland's long association with yachting.
The world's oldest sailing club, the Royal Cork Yacht
Club in Crosshaven, County Cork, was founded back in
1720 [see Waterfront News, March 1988, page 10]. So
the intention, as well as the ability to win, are self-
Prominent Dublin businesses put up the funds that
enabled this project to come up to the international-
competition standards that have attracted entries from
over a dozen countries. Designed by a team led by Ron
Holland, NCB Ireland is a state-of-the-art Maxi yacht
and will carry a crew of 16 sailors. These young men
will be chosen from a short list of 30 "survivors" from
the original 150 applicants. Competition for a place on
the crew list is fierce and the final chosen few will
represent the very best in Irish yachting, organizers
claim. An indication of the keen interest in the race is in
the fact that no less than four of the potential crew
members are in the Irish Navy.
Few statistics are available on the yacht except for
the obvious 82-foot length, 20-foot beam and the
enormous 115-foot total-length mast. Polite, yet firm
avoidance of revealing facts to the opposition is the rule.
At the time of writing this article, the NCB Ireland
February 23 March 12, 1989
1st) Blue Yankee, Robert Towse, 12.6 points;
2nd) Hubbub, Joe Kennicott, 7.8.
1st) Elad, Bill Dale, 20.4;
2nd) Cambria, Peter Hunter, 11.2;
3rd) Kicks, Peter Hartleb, 9.2.
1st)Rumours,Tom Woodhouse/Gary Snider, 23.8;
2nd) Jubilation, Nick Embrey, 20.0;
3rd) Thunder, Mike Hartung, 17.4;
4th) Irish Rover, Perry Harris/Bob Morton, 1.2.
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Antigua celebrates 22nd
annual Sailing Week
Five races again make up the 1989 Antigua Sailing
Week along with two warmup matches. Racing gets
underway April 22nd and runs through May 6th. Yachts
will be classified in three classes: Racing, Cruising and
A skippers' briefing will be held in Antigua
beginning at 5:30 p.m., Saturday, April 29th.
Race One of the week, the Curtain Bluff Race, the
following day will cover 29 miles starting outside
Falmouth Harbour and going east and then north past
Half Moon Bay before turning at the Mill Reef marker
back tracking to the Finish line off the Curtain Bluff
Hotel on the southeast coast of this Caribbean island.
The 21-mile Big Dipper sails on Sunday, May 1st,
followed on May 3rd by the Dickenson Bay Race over
a 29-mile course. May 4th is the Gold Cup Race, a 16-
mile buoy contest. The final heat of the Antigua Race
Week is the English Harbour Race, a 29-mile sail up the
western coast of the island.
Prior to race week, Antigna Yacht Club will be
sponsoring its 9th annual Redonda Race, April 22nd.
Then on April 27th yachts will be racing in two classes
from des Hayes on Guadeloupe 42 miles to Antigua's
Racing will be run under current IYRU rules.
Contact the secretary of Antigua Sailing Week by
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The stop-overs at each of the various ports will be
for two weeks duration to enable the crews and their
back-up teams to carry out the necessary repairs after
each gruelling leg of the race.
The fleet is expected to arrive in Fort Lauderdale
early April 1990. Special preparations are in hand to
dredge a deeper channel through the Intracoastal
Waterway near the 17th Street Causeway Bridge. Local
interest in the race is keen and the hospitality offered by
local citizens to the arriving sailors will be in the
tradition which has made Fort Lauderdale world-famous.
This will be the first for the United States as a host
to the Whitbread Race, and behind the scenes
preparations are already underway. Walter Ketcham, a
local businessman, is Chairman of the Fort Lauderdale
Committee. An expected 500 members of the world's
news media will converge on the area to report the
activities April 13th through May 5th of next year. The
final leg of therace will getunderwayoffFortLauderdale
beach and spectators, both afloat and ashore, are
anticipated in the hundreds of thousands. Memories of
the first American stop-over will live with the sailors
from all around the world for rest of their lives.
Another first for the race will be two all-women
crewed yachts. Maiden Great Britian -skippered by
and one each from New Zealand, France, Japan and
Holland and the American entry of Nance Frank of
Newport, R.I., who is having a boat built by Bruce
Farr of Annapolis.
The other American entry to date is headed by Ted
Allison of Seattle, Washington. Allison has three
Whitbread races behind him and is having a 70-foot
Santa Cruz yacht built by Bill Lee Yachts in Soquel,
California. A sister yacht set the existing record for the
fastest crossing from Los Angeles to Honolulu in 8
days, 11 hours, 1 minute and 45 seconds.
The Waterfront News will keep readers up to date
with events as they happen leading up to the race start
on September 2nd.
Editor's note: There appears to be some political
snags in the way of getting the Intracoastal Waterway
and Dania Cut-off Canal adequately dredged for the
race fleet's deep-hulled sailboats. While the City of Fort
Lauderdale took the initiative and laid the ground work
to get the job done, Broward County has apparently not
been as accommodating about the dredging. Also,
besides the two shallow spots mentioned above in the
ICW,WalterKetcham reports that there exists a "hump"
in the Dania Cut-offCanal bottom just eastof Derektor-
Gunnell where many of the Whitbread fleet's yachts
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INDIAN KEY, THE WREOKERS' BENDEZVOUB.
Indian Key: island with a bloody past
by Karen Sides
Three and a half nautical miles west-northwest of
Alligator Light off Lower Matecumbe Key in the
Florida Keys lies a tiny, tranquil island that hides a
bloody history of piracy, political intrigue and Indian
massacres. A century ago it supported the largest
town in south Florida. Today Indian Key is deserted.
A designated Slate Historical Site, it's one of the
few uninhabited islands in the Keys that travelers are
permitted to land on. Its tropical beauty and rich his-
tory make it a well-worth a visit.
In 1831 the flamboyant John Houseman turned
this undeveloped 10-acre speck of an island into a
lively port for wreckers who made their living salvag-
ing cargo from ships wrecked on the treacherous reefs
nearby. The isolated village boasted a well-stocked
store, post office, workshops, fine homes, cisterns,
and warehouses. John Audubon painted his famous
"Great White Heron" while he was a guest at the
island's first-class Tropical Hotel, which featured a
private bowling alley. Shipwrecked passengers and
crews joined casual travelers at ninepins and billiards
or for a drink at the bar.
In retaliation for a snub by the Key West wreck-
ers, Housman pulled the necessary political strings to
have the area covering most of south and central Flor-
ida established as Dade County and Indian Key named
its county seat.
As Housman was responsible for Indian Key's
rise, he was responsible for its fall. Angered by a
$200 bounty placed on their heads by Housman,
Seminole Indians silently slipped ashore at two in the
morning on August 7, 1840, and laid seige to the
island. Housman escaped alive, but many of the
island residents were killed, including the famous bot-
anist, Dr. Henry Perrine.
Although ravaged by Indian massacres, hurricanes,
and vandals, today the excavated remains of a large
cistern, the foundations of several buildings and other
landmarks are visable. Dr. Perrine established an
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experimental horticultural station on the island and
defendants of his tropical plantings thrive here today.
The original town roads and the town square have
been cleared, a dock and observation tower built, but
no other public facilities exist on the island. Interpre-
tive storyboards and historical markers placed along
the cleared pathways facilitate a leisurely self-guided
tour. Park rangers provide guided tours at 8:30 am
daily (Thursday through Monday) when they operate a
ferry boat from the mainland.
Deserted most of the year, Indian Key comes alive
this year on April 1 and 2 during the Indian Key Fes-
tival. Thousands of visitors will ride the ferry to the
island. New to the festivities this year will be reinac-
tors in period costumes who will demonstrate and
explain how the rugged islanders lived and worked on
Indian Key in the 1830's. Among the events planned
are booths, displays, and black powder demonstrations
by a military contingent.
About 70 nautical miles south of Dinner Key
Marina (Miami), Indian Key can be reached by either
of two charted routes from Biscayne Bay. The Intra-
coastal Waterway follows a course on the Florida Bay
side along the Keys and is limited to five foot draft. If
you choose this route you can cross to the Atlantic
side at either Snake Creek (bascule bridge) between
Plantation and Windley Keys or at Channel Five (58
foot clearance) just north of Long Key.
Your other option is Hawk Channel on the Atlan-
tic side, a well-marked passage between the outer-
most reefs and the Keys, usually a mile or two off-
shore. It will accommodate a seven-foot draft or
The most popular anchorage lies on the west side
of Indian Key in six to ten feet of water off the Park
dock. The holding can be questionable in spots so
look for a sandy patch to set your anchor in or put
out two. The island and mainland offer protection in
southwest through northeast winds. Moderate protec-
tion from all other directions is offered by the reefs.
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From here it's a short dinghy ride ashore for an
opportunity to savor a bit of the past in an exquisite,
The Florida Keys are a mecca for water-related
activities with diving, fishing, swimming, water
skiing, sailboarding, and jet skiing facilities readily
available and easily accessible.
Of particular interest to skin and scuba divers is
the new Underwater Archaeological Preserve on the
site of a wrecked Spanish galleon. Scheduled to open
in early April, this underwater museum and 200-year
old artificial reef offers divers a marked underwater
nature trail plus a view of the limited remains of the
San Padro enhanced with anchors and cannon replicas.
The area boasts a particularly rich display of marine
life with a veritable condominium of coral life on the
wreck site. This irreplaceable part of Florida's history
is marked by mooring buoys and lies 11/4 miles
south of Indian Key in eighteen feet of water.
Located close by are other popular giving areas -
Hens and Chickens, The Rocks, Islamorada Coral
Gardens and Alligator Reef. Coral reefs are among the
most beautiful and interesting of all living communi-
ties and the crystal-clear water makes viewing them
an unforgettable experience.
Anglers from all over the world come to fish in
the Florida Keys so, whether you want a little some-
thing for supper or the thrill of testing your skill
against some lively sport fish, you'll find it here.
Dolphin, mackerel, snapper, grouper, bonefish,
tarpon, sailfish and others are all caught in the area.
One of the most interesting side trips is to Lig-
numvitae Key, a State Botanical Site covered with
virgin tropical forest. Strangler fig, poison wood,
gumbo-limbo, pigeon plum and the rare lignumvitae
are a few of the trees with strange sounding names
you'll see on the ranger-guided tours. The restored
Matheson House, built in 1919 of Key limestone and
Dade County pine, provides an intimate look at pio-
neer island living. Rangers conduct tours beginning at
10:30 a.m., 1:00 pm, and 2:30 pm, Thursday through
Monday. You can anchor almost anywhere around the
island so protection from winds from any direction is
Each year thousands of travelers sail right past
this tiny, tranquil island unaware of its fascinating
and bloody past. Unknowingly, they are sailing the
route of conquering explorers, savage pirates, and
adventurous wreckers. During its checkered history,
Indian Key welcomed all of these; as it will welcome
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Indian Key Fest, April 1-2
Islamorada, Florida Keys Grab the tribe and
head to tiny, historic Indian Key in the upper Florida
Keys, Saturday and Sunday, April 1 and 2 for the annual
Indian Key Festival..
You'll have a grand time and learn the fascinating
history of this 10-acre coral speck located just a few
miles southeast of Islamorada, about an hour's drive
from Miami. Both days, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., a fleet of
complimentary boats will "whisk you back 150 years,"
when Indian Key was the tiny, thriving capital of Dade
Visitors will be able to tour the townsite ruins,
including foundations of a hotel and other buildings
destroyed in an 1840 Indian raid. Festival committee
members plan a renactment of the incident Historic
displays, souvenirs and indigenous Keys food will also
The boat rides will originate from Indian Key Fill,
located at mile marker 78.5 on the Overseas Highway.
According the festival organizers, plenty of free parking
will be available at this site.
The island came under the protection of the State of
Florida in 1971 along with an adjacent island,
In conjunction with the events on Indian Key and
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"The Second Seminole War," a special exhibit
sponsored by the Broward County Historical
Commission, opened January 17th in the Commis-
sion's L. Clayton Nance Historical Building, 100
South New River Drive in Fort Lauderdale. The
exhibit runs through April 15th.
Highlighting America's most costly Indian war
and its tremendous impact on Florida, this exhibit
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12 Waterfront News April 1989 Diving
Diving towards a childhood's end
by Bob Allen we w. "
As a young boy, I used to dream about Spanish w g
treasure galleons, buccaneers' daring raids, pirates' '
buried chests hurricane battered survivors, secret
treasure maps and hordes of booty which laid waiting
to be picked up by some lucky diver. Always, these
tales were spiced with treacherous, unsavory charac-
ters who would slash your throatfor a share of the
wealth. Or there were maps which pinpointed the u
cache of gold, but, somehow had mysteriously'disap-
peared, or a giant octopus and schools of man-eating
sharks kept silent sentry duty over the sunken riches.
During my boyhood, these idle daydreams would
often cause me disciplinary troubles with teachers.
who thought the math problem on the blackboard
should be occupying my attention instead. Even with A '_-
their scoldings and paddlings, my fascination with o
lost treasure never subsided.
We had just returned from five days of diving in
the Abacos when we were presented with the opportu-,
nity to dive the 1733 wreck of a Spanish galleon, the
While the wreck had already been professionally
salvaged, on occasion a few gold or silver coins were
said to have been found. The Florida Keys around the
wreck site held legends of pirates, Indians, murder and
enormous wealth. This was the very essence of my
romantic boyhood fantasies. Of course, the offer was Yet, there was the excitement of finding the hurricane.
immediately accepted. wreck, the thrill of diving a galleon site, appreciation Besides, childhood dreams die hard, and I had yet
As I studied the maps, we would be near Indian of the wreck's history and the visions of an old treas- to swim out to one of the V's legs and scratch about,
Key. This key had been the supposed site of two mas- ure fleet from the Spanish Main shattered by a hoping luck would yield a find.
acres. The first one involved 400 Frenchmen slaugh-
tered by Indians. The second took place during the
Seminole Wars. The mayor of Indian Key had put a
bounty on detached Indian ears. This Indians took this
personally and would hear nothing of the politician's
barbarism. The seminoles reacted by staging a night-
time amphibious attack upon Indian Key. However, O O
some white sounded the alarm before the Indians were O
in attack position. Six islanders were killed, ware- O
houses and homes were burned; but, most islanders O
fled the key or hid in underground storage areas
known as "turtle holes." Thus Indian Key with its
bloody history is straight out of one of my old
According to our charts and books, the San Pedro
had come to rest on a black slate-like plate of rock
covered with a 2.5 to 3-foot blanket of sand in 15 feet
of water. s k
The wreck site's bottom is a sandy V-shaped area
surrounded by seagrass. Egg-shaped ballast stones O
form the vortex of the V. When the professionals had
salvaged the wreck, San Pedro's treasure was found
scattered beneath the sand in the cracks and crevices of
the black material, along the V's ever widening legs,
read our literature.
Apparently, the San Pedro had carried minted gold
and silver coins bound for the King of Spain. And it
is said, with the ocean's shifting motion, more coins
are occasionally found. This nugget of information
gave me an area to investigate and a bit of "gold
As we sailed out to the approximate location, the
weather was fair with the water being very calm. We
threw out two shark-lines (drag-lines which snorklers
would hold onto as they were towed behind the boat 1
while scanning the bottom for the exact wreck site).
It only took us about one-half hour to find to San
Pedro. This was a lucky break, the sailboat captain/
divemaster told us. We quickly anchored the catama- A pril 22 & 23 989
ran and suited up in our scuba gear. A pril 22v&u23B198
The site was exactly as the books had shown it.
Yet, it was a far cry away from my juvenile notions.
The pile of ballast rocks had, indeed, attracted fish;
but yellow-strippers, groupers and squirrel fish were ADMISSION PRICES: -Unusual Contests-
the sentries guarding this galleon's final resting r
place. Adults $3.00 Informativ 'Mlnl-semlnars
As I oriented myself to the site, I found traces of Children R &2C $2.00 throughout the weekend!
the original salvage operation a few bits of
broken pipe and several pits which had been deeply
cut into the sandy ocean bottom. The seascape was
bare except for ballast stones, the salvager's remains, PREMIERING: '88-'89 High Energy Fashion
the fish and an expanse of sand. It looked nothing like DIVE EQUIPMENT & FASHIONS Shows Every 2 hours!
my old imaginings. No octopus or sharks, no timbers KING OF BEERS.
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no half-buried treasure chests. None of the childhood du Pm Mornm w. o
Diving Waterfront News April 1989 13
TV program looks at diving
by Bryan Brooks
In December, the ABC Television Network,
through their program "20/20", took a controversial
look into sport diving. In that diving segment, allega-
tions of danger in diving kept coming through,
showing the sport as being much more dangerous
than the unsuspecting public knows when it decides
to take up diving.
During the program, Al Hornsby, a top director
of PADI, the Professional Association of Diving
Instructors, was interviewed.
ABC's interviewer singled out the PADI diving
tables as being somewhat suspect, and possibly
dangerous. However, the diving tables that ABC
talked about were in fact the US Navy Decompres-
sion Diving Tables that have been the standard used
by the diving industry for the past thirty years.
For the non-diver, the diving tables are used by
divers to tell them how safely they can dive to a
particular depth, stay there, and how slowly they
must come to the surface. When the human body
goes under water, the nitrogen they are breathing, due
to the increasing water pressure, goes into solution.
The nitrogen goes from being a gas to becoming a
liquid part of the body fluids, much like what
happens when a soft drink is pressurized with carbon
dioxide. When the soft drink is opened, the pressure
is instantly released, the carbon dioxide comes out of
solution and is a gas again, thus the bubbles found in
all carbonated soft drinks. The exact same thing is
happening in the human body, only it is nitrogen and
body fluids instead of carbon dioxide and cola.
The 20/20 interviewer also didn't point out that
PADI is the first sport diving organization to have
initiated and developed their own tables, and that
those tables are more conservative, or safer, than the
US Navy Diving Tables used by other organizations
Some figures used by 20/20, that 1 in 20 divers
may be hurt, is an exaggeration, according to the
Divers Alert Network (DAN), a non-commercial
organization based on the Duke University campus.
DAN is the last word in diving technology pertaining
to divers accidents by means of decompression sick-
The entire diving industry, from equipment
manufacturers to dive stores and instructors reacted
with alarm to the ABC program. Most felt that
ABC's 20/20 sensationalized their diving segment
and used incorrect figures.
Matt Strout, the owner of a Fort Lauderdale dive
shop and himself a trained scuba instructor, thought
the program was slanted and contrived. Stout said,
"they went out of their way to make diving look
Other diving professionals agree. The diving
industry feels that the danger exists in diving only
when people go out of their way to break the rules
taught in any entry level diving class. An example of
this would be the sad diving accident that occurred
off Pompano recently when a young diver, in an
attempt to go to 300 feet, was lost. Dive professionals
point out that the safe sport diving limit is 130 feet,
with most sport diving organizations preferring that
you go no deeper than the 100-foot level.
That there is some danger involved is true, and
DAN admits to this. This danger however is pointed
out to every new diver when they fill out their appli-
cation forms and sign their names showing that some
hazard does exist.
The bottom line seems to be that more study on
the dangers that were pointed out by 20/20 does in
fact need to be done. One example that 20/20 brought
out was the patent foramen (or a hole in the heart)
which lets air pass directly through to the arterial
circulation rather than be cleared by the lungs. ABC
stated that their sources told them that people born
with this hole in the heart are far more susceptible to
decompression sickness than other divers. This situa-
tion has to be studied, and if necessary a more in-
depth physical examination should be given to
perspective divers. However, most diving profession-
als agree that the 20/20 program was overstating the
dangers involved when compared to other sports, and
in fact diving is quite safe when done according to
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*Spring Race 83, call HiilsDoro Inlet Sailing Club 771 -
-Antlgua Sailing Week, thru May 6, call 524-4616
'Key West Windsurfing Regatta, 1 pm. Call 294-4440
*Music Miles Davis, 7:30pm, Sunnse Musical Theatre
MET Fishing Tournament, thru May 7, Miami Beac
Marina. Call 376-3698.
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Boca Inlet .......................... +08 Minutes .........
Deerfield Beach ..................... 12 ........
Hillsboro Inlet ........................-31 ........
Bahia Mar ......................... -20 ........
Port Everglades .................... -45 ........
Dania Cut Off ..................... 45 ......
Davie Bridge ...................... +40 .......
Haulover Inlet ............. ....... 38 .......
Government Cut (Miami) .............-39 ........
-US Power Squadron Div meeting.
-World's Largest BBO, 7iam-7pm Ouje Waters Part
Pompano Beach. Call Leukeme Societyat 764-4102
4issimmee River Bass Tournament, LakeWales
*Spring Race 82, HISC 771-6349
Theatre: Some Things You Need to Know Before
the World Ends (A Final Evening with Illuminati), 8
pm, (Wed-Sun) thru April 9, Red Barn Theatre, 319
Duval Street, Key West.
Poetry in the Woods, 2 pm, Secret Woods Nature
Center, 2701 W. SR 84, Ft. Lauderdale.
Riverside Park Civic Association, 4 p.m.
Riverside Park pavilion, Ft. Lauderdale.
-Greater Miami Annual Bllflns Tournament
Banquet & Awards Dinner, 7-11 pmr, Bls(ayne Bay
*Music Pinetop Perkins. Musicians Exchange,
-Music Zachary Richard, Bon Ton Squ, R!verwalk
-Tr- County All Star Swim Meet, No Falm Beach
S;Exhibit: Florida Furies, 10 am 5 pm, thru Apr. 23
Discovery Center, RiverwNalk, Ft. Lauderdale.
*Model Power Boat Runs, 10 am 4 pm, every
Sunday, West Lake Park, Hollywood. Call 925-
- Exhibit: "The 2nd Seminole War," 8 am-4 pm (M-F),
thru April 14, Broward Co. Historical Commision's
Nance Museum, 100 So. New River Dr. East,
Riverwalk, Ft. Lauderdale.
-Marine Geology course, 6:30-9 30pm, Nova Univ
Oceanographic Center, Danta, call 920-1909
*Music. Dixieland Revue, Bonton Square,
Riverwalk, Ft Lauderdale, every Monday evening
* Gulf Stream Sailing Club Board Meeting, 7:30 pip,
4th Floor, 303 S.E. 17th'St. Ft. Lauderdale. Call
* Boating courses in: Ft. Lauderdale 463-0034,
Hallandale 454-9944, Palm Beach Gardens 848-
0756, Lake Worth 832-9902, Lighthouse Pt. 946-
9328, Pompano Beach 782-7277. Dania962-8766.
0017- 0610- 1244 1838
Course: Learn to Sail, next 6 Mondays, 7 -10 pm,
Ft. Lauderdale. Call Ruth at 765-6939.
Marine Sector of Broward's Sheriff's Possee,
7:30 pm, Zeley Hanger, Ft. Lauderdale Executive
-Airport. Call 739-7666.
American Ex-POW's, 8 pm, D. A. V. Hall #40,
1515 West Sunrise Blvd, Ft. Lauderdale. Call 943-
Exhibit: An Insider's View of the Historical
Museum's Collections, through May 21, Histori-
cal Museum of Southern Florida, Miami.
0614,. 1151 -1832
4 Moon on Equator
*Marine Microbiology course, 6 30-9'30pm,NOYa ,
OaPIn 920-1 l0Q
-Boating course in Miami Shores call 895-6393
Marine Council meeting, 5:30 7 pm, for Dade
location call 856-0206.
Broward Sierra Club, 7:30 pm, Fern Forest
Nature Center, 201 Lyons Rd, Pompano Beach.
Poinsetta Heights Civic Association, 7:30 pm,,
Sunrise Middle School. Call 566-4071.
Boating courses in: Hollywood 961-4147, Plan-
tation 739-7666, Deerfield Beach 942-9944, Ft.
Lauderdale 462-4497, Coral Ridge 963-5246.
0112- 0701 1333 -1930
l min rnmnni
s lquarier moon
11 Moon farthest north of Eauator
*Learn to Sail, 6,30pm, BCC Tigerlall Lake, next 6
Palm Beach Sailing Club Meeting, 6:30 pm, North
Palm Beach Country Club. Call 842-3308.
Gulfstream Sailing Club meeting, 7:30 pm,
Lauderdale Isle Yacht Club, call 566-2489.
Hollywood Yacht Club meeting, for time &
location call 474-3710.
Plantation USCG Auxiliary meeting, 8 pm,
Plantation Community Center, 5555 Palm Tree
SLane. Call 739-4556.
Port Everglades Rowing Club meeting, 7 pm,
Nathaniel's New River Tavern, Riverwalk, Ft. Lau-
derdale. Call 761-7640. ..
0041 0711 *1250 -1930
5 Moon in perigee
*Tropical Marine FIs,
Noa, Dania 920-1909:
*Music: Roach Thomp
*South Florida Dive
p.m., Howard Johns
Sea Explorers Sh
800 So. Fed. Hwy.
Boating courses i
Lighthouse Pt. 971-C
Tigertail Lake Call 4S 7-
*S.A.I.L. club, 7:30
Room, Ft. Lauderda
*South Florida Fla
lywood VFW Hall. C
*Broward Shell CIt
Rec. Center. Call 92
*Coral Ridge Powel
call for location 764-
Miami Beach High
*Spring Race s6, Ocean Buoys, call Gulf stream Sailing
*walCng Tour of Coconut Grove, wiln r siorian Dr
Paul George Call 375-1625 ,
* Deerfield Island Park Fishing Tournament,
am noon, Call 428-5474.
* Pearl Harbor Survivors Association,
pm,American Legion Hall, Pompano Beach. Ca
* Steamship Historical Society, 1:30 pm, for local
tion call 407-533-5114.
Commodore's Club, 11:30 am; Flaming Pit,
Pompano Beach. Call 276-7085 (WPB), 781-6649
(Bro.) and 235-6262 (Dade).
Sailboat Bend Civic Association meeting, 7:30
pm Bethel Church, SW 11 Ave. and 2 St. Call 462-
Music: Dixieland, 7:30 11 pm, Bonton Square,
Riverwalk, Ft. Lauderdale.
Exhibit: Birds of John James Audubon, 9:30 am
5 pm, Audubon House, Key West, thru May 1.
*Coconut Grove USCG Auxiliary meeting, 7:30
pm, CoconutGrove Sail Clubhouse. Call 444-4571.
18 Moon on Equator
Boating course in Deerfield Beach, call 479-0946.
Marine Industry Association Palm Beach
River Oaks Civic Association, 7:30 pm, West-
minster Church, 1100 SW21 St.,Ft. Lauderdale.
Sailing Singles of So. Florida, 6 pm, Nathaniels
New River Tavern. Call Jay at 491-7803 or 523-
CAT-44 club, 7:30 pm, Pierce St. Annex, Pom
pano Beach. Call 755-3965.
*Musi. Big Mama Blu, every Tuesday evening,
Musilrans Exrrchane, P.i,,rv,'al ,FI LALuderd3ale
Miami River Coordi
18th Floor, Metrocenl
Sea Explorers Ship
SQ. Federal Hwy, Pon
Leaque of Women
location call 764-896
Grove Sailing Club.
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.OW +0.3' -0.3' +0.2' +0.3' +0.1' +0.3'
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DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME BEGINS: Florida Yacht Charter Association, 7:30 pm,fo
"Spring forward one hour, tidetables below have been t location call 522-4654.
adiustedaccordingly. Florida Marine Aquarium Society meeting, 7:3C
*National week or the ocean, mtru Apr 29, Browara pm, Museum of Science, 3280 So. Miami Ave.
County events thru May 7 al1l 462-5573 Miami. Call 666-2226.
-*eeV of the Ocean sea Chanteyman Torn Callnan, South Middle River Civic Association, 7 pm
SIpmn, Fern Forest Nature Center
Bilntmore Hotel Ride n'Swim Bike TourCoral Waterfront Property Owners Assocla- 501 NW 17 St., Ft. Lauderdale. -Boating Course in L
Gables Call 375-1625. tion, 7:30 p.m. Nathaniel's New River Tavern, Riv- Boating courses in: Dania call 462-6987, Plan- -over the Rainbow
*Dania Marine Flea Market, am-4prm,nnal day, erwalk, FL Lauderdale. station 977-8833, Fort Lauderdale 462-4497 Social enter, Ft Laudel
*Rowing, 10 am 2 pm, Holland Park, West Lake Music: Dixieland, 7:30 11 prn, Bonton Square Coral Ridge 963-5246, Deerfield 942-9944 Sea ExplorersShip
Hollywood, every Sunday. .Riverwalk, Ft. Lauderdale. Hollywood 961-4147, Boca Raton 391-3600. So. Federal Hwy., Pol
'HIGH +2.0' +2.2' +2.0' +2.2' +1.9' +2.1'
TIME 0514. 1046- 1722 2327 0551 1123 1759 0008 0631 1202 1842 0051 0717
LOW +0.4' -0.1' +0.4' 0.0' +0.5' +0.1' +0.6'
Easeline: Andrews Avenue Bridge over New River at mean low water
.~~ Ia*-..r..~~.r.-~ 6^ I^a~s*l min rLln Tr~rV PdlZ*~V
lendar & Tide Tables Waterfront News April 1989 15
|jendar & Tide Tables
sday Thursday Friday Saturday
S*Junior Race #1, Quiet Waters Park, Pompano Beach,
A *call the Hillsboro Inlet Sailing Club 771-6349
SIndian Key Fest, thru Apr 2, Florida Keys.
*MET Fishing Tourament, thru May 7, Miami Beach
Marina Call 376-3698
*i Overnight Canoe Adventure, thru April 2, Alexander
Springs, Ocala Forest.
Call 375-1 625
AIDS research benefit, 6:30pm, Pier 66, ICW, Ft Laud
L OW Call 771-3513
......... +17 Used Boat Show, 9:30 am-6:30 pm, thru April 2,
S... .......... +11 Miami Beach Marina.
.. ............. -50 Shipcrafters scale boat sailing, 11 am, Model
............. -18 Boat Basin, C. B. Smith Park, Pembroke Pines. Call
............... -62 966-036 (in Broward) or 283-6919 (Palm Beach).
............. +28 _
............ +40 in the Tide Tables in blue NOTE: the times 4+1.9' +2.3' HIGH
......... +39 ar military arn the tide heights are in F3t above or b- 0419 "10^8 1638 2317 TIME
a'. ...........-56 low "mean low tids". A figure above the tir m indicates a +0.4' 0.1' LOW
high tide whereas a figure bslow is a low tide.
6 NewMoon 7 Moon in apogee 8
SWomens Yacht Racing Assoc. mtg., 7pm, Cocnut
colocourse 63n-.3flnm Grove Sailing Clubhouse Call 444-4571
B' pBoating course in Miami Shores call 895-6393 or 621 'Greater Miami Billfsh Tournament, thru Apr 9,
lon Blues Band, Musicians 9907 Biscayne Bay Mamolt Marina. Call 374-3900. Ft Lauderdale Seafood Festival, lamr-1 pm,
ar *al Eastern Shores Yacht Club meeting, 7:30 p.m., Nature Hike, 9-1 am, Birch Stale Park, Ft Lauderdale Bubler Park, Riverwalk
Sn oreYac u meeting, beach, th AprB 357-8100 .WeeK or me Ocean Manatee Day. 1 -8ppm, al' New
Scuba Club meeting, 7:30 Winston Towers Marina, Miami Beach. Mus Marshall Tucker & Gregg Alman Bands, River Tavern, Rverwalk Call462-5573
ns, Hollywood Beach. Call Fort Lauderdale Marine Advisory Board, 7 Bep., sunriseTheater *Coastal Race #1, Pt Everglades Sea Buoy. 945am
p.m. City Hall. *Music Matt 'Guitar Murphy, thru Apr 8, Musicians Call HISC 771-6349
8 m ting, 7 p L e 4-0, Exchange, iverwalk Trash-A-Thon '89 Waterway Cleanup, 9 am,
#258 meeting, 7:30 p.m., Boating courses in: Ft. Lauderdale 463-0034Stroll, 8 10 am, BirchState throughout Palm Beach County, call 391-1474 for
ompano Beach. Call 942- Lauderdale Isles 462-4497, Pompano Beach Seaside Stretch'n' Stroll, 8- 10 am, Birch State throughout Palm Beach County, call 391-1474 for
941-5781, Palm Beach Gardens 848-0756, Lake Park, Ft. Lauderdale. Call 761-5383. 686-6600,
Worth 8* Gold Coast Women Veterans, noon, Moose
Worth 832-9902, Jupiter 848-0756, Hollywood Stranahan House Friday Social, 6 8:30 pm, Lodge, 1201 NE 7 Ave., Ft. Lauderdale. Call 726-
Boca Raton call 391-3600, 961-4147, Plantation 472-7614, Deerfield Beach Riverwalk, Ft. Lauderdale. Call 524-4736. -.-
8, Hollywood 922-5043. 479-0946. Riverwalk, Ft. Lauderdale. Call 524-4736. 0664.
Hollywood 922-5043. 479-0946. 0664.
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M422 2021 0251 0836 1509 2110 0330 0921 1557 2200 0427 1009 1646 2251 TIME
.6 -0.4' -0.7' -0.4' -0.7' -0.2' -0.6' LOW
13 -Hillsboro Inlet SaWng Clubmig.7 30pm, Boca Raton 14 15
Amrencan Lealon Hall, call 395-0472
3Opm, next 6 Weds., BCC .Wetlands Ecology course, 6 30-9 0pn,, Noa all 920ace or the Ree thruAp6,Ft to Ocean Reef
-Race for the Reef, thru Apr 16,Ft.L to Ocean Reat,
~uGalleria Mall Conference MUC: Toni Bilhop. every Thurs By evening, KeyLargo 785-7980.
Gallea Mall Conference Upper Keys Shar Research Fishing Tournament,
Call 491-3327. us ns Exchange, Riverwalk, Ft. Lauderdale. hnr Apr 16. Call Univ of Miamiat 361-4146 Caribbean Festival, thru Apr 16, Bon Ton Square,
SCHol- Learn to Crew/Learn to Cruise Seminar, 2nd & 'Moonlight Gourmet Canoe Trip, Biscayne Bay, call Riverk, Ft Laulerdale
7:0 pm, 4th Thursday thru April, call Gulfstream Sailing 7 5 & under i hampionships,DolphinAqua
S565-3374. under Sw Championships, Dolphin Aqua
5-3374. Club at 922-9989. *Antique & Classic Boat Society, 8 pm, Lauder- Music. Bobby "Fue' Bland, Musicians Exchange,
7:30 pm, Pompano Beach Fort Lauderdale Boat Club meeting, 8 pm, 600 dale Isles Yacht Club. Call 581-8823. Riverwalk
60 NE 21 Ct., Wilton Manors. Call 431-7239. Broward Archaeological Society meeting, 8 *Shipcrafters' Scale Boat Regatta, 11 am, Model
uadron meeting, 830 pm, International Yachtmen's Association, 7:30 pm, Broward Governmental Center, Room 515, Boat Basin, C.B. Smith Park, Pembroke Pines. Call
;211. pm, Lauderdale Isle Yacht Club. Call 920-3555. 101 So. Andrews Ave., Ft. Lauderdale. Call 525- 966-0366.
lub, 7:30 p, Rm 203 No. SportsDiveClub, pm,Natha- Coconut Grove Sailing Club meeting,8pm, call American Merchant Marine Veterans, 1 pm, 2
ihool, 1247 NE167 St. Call Under Seas Sports Dive Club, 7:30 pm, Natha-
niels New River Tavern, Riverwalk, Ft. Lauderdale. 444-4571. W. Dixie Hwy., Dania. Call 925-5869.
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*Music. 1 onl Bishop, every Thursday evening, Musicians
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r. Call 8560206. CoconutGrove Sailing Clubhouse. Call 4444-4571. -Downtown Festival of the Arts, Main Libraryto Newa Mar F Ma 9a-6pm,Fron
#258 meeting, 7:30 pm, 800 *Navy League, 7:30 pm, Lighthouse Pt. Yacht iver, Riverwalk, Ft Lauderdale,thru Apr 23 parking lot.thru Apr23
piano Beach. Call 942-8500. Club. Call 785-2216. Music Bo Diddley, 2 evening shows, Bon Ton Square, .Spring #2 Sunfish Series, Gulf Stream Sailing Club
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Port Everglades Propeller Club meeting, for
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16 Waterfront News April 1989 The Main Brace
F Song takes you to the islands
by Jean Gordon
It's a musical jungle.
The rhythm is smooth samba. Congas are light with
the bass line driving the melody into a subtle fever pitch.
Birds can be heard warning feathered neighbors of
A big cat growls with hunger pains.
And once again, Toni Bishop is the tour guide.
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"The 'Jungle Song' originated in 1984 during a
jazz improvisation night at a club I was working," says
Bishop, who penned the tune as well as creates the
various animal sounds.
"P. J. [Sam ulak] and some of the guys were playing
around with the tune and he told me to sing. There was
no room for words or scats so I just decided to make
some bird sounds and other animal noises and it just sort
of fell together."
In a soft, erotic whisper, Bishop introduces the
song at each performance with, "We're going to take
you to the islands."
Then, the audience, which varies in age and is never
quite sure which animals will be encountered along the
way, is transformed into a hypnotic state filled with
flowing percussive polyrhythms and jazzy piano riffs.
"People love that song," says Bishop. "Every night
there are requests for the song. Every night. Some
people have even said they have traveled to Fort
Lauderdale from Miami or someplace else just to hear
that song. Of course, it makes me feel good to hear
people react that favorably to my music."
The "Jungle Song" also appears on Bishop's latest
recorded release, a jazz influenced collection written
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"The record is doing pretty well," claims Bishop.
"And the 'Jungle Song' has gotten radio airplay on
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Bishop also appears at Tropics in Miami and at
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Around the area
The Magnetics will play at Boston's in Delray
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The soft-rock sounds of Sunrise will be featured at
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Richard, April 7-9 and the legendary Bo Diddley on
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Pompano Fishing Rodeo set for May 12 & 13
The Pompano Beach Fishing Rodeo has chosen
May 12 and 13, 1989 as the dates for its 24th annual
tournament. The Rodeo will take place at the Hills-
boro Inlet in Pompano Beach, Florida.
It should be an exciting year for the Rodeo which
has announced an increase in prize money and
changes in its billfish rules.
The cash prize for the Top Overall Angler has
been increased to $15,000. This prize, sponsored by
Lowrance Electronics, had been $10,000. Besides
the first place award, the Rodeo will offer cash prizes
for the next nine places.
The "Lite" Slam will be worth $5000 to the first
boat weighing in an eligible dolphin, wahoo and tuna
over the two day fishing period. Sponsored by
William Thies and Sons, local distributors of Miller
Lite Beer, the Slam has doubled in value because it
was not won in the last tournament.
The ouLco has also set minimum weight require-
ments for billfish.
The new Rodeo rule is identical to the Fishery
Management Plan for Atlantic Billfishes regarding
the weight for blue marlin (200 pounds) and white
marlin (50 pounds). However, the Rodeo will raise
the weight limit on sailfish to 50 pounds. The FMP
established the weight for sailfish at 30 pounds.
"In the interest ot conservation, the Rodeo
Committee felt it necessary to establish a higher
weight limit for sailfish because of the large number
of sailfish caught in the 40-pound range in May,"
explained Phil Maus, Rodeo president.
In accordance with state regulations, registered
anglers will be able to weigh in only one billfish per
For more information, please contact the
Pompano Beach Fishing Rodeo, P.O. Box 5584,
Lighthouse Point, FL 33074, or call 305-942-4513.
Family angling contest on line
by Tom Twyford
The West Palm Beach Fishing Club will be hosting
its annual Small Boat Fishing Tournamentat the Sailfish
Marina on April 29 and 30. This "family and friends"
angling contest for boats less than 27 feet in length will
feature two full days of offshore fishing concluding
with a bar-b-que and awards presentation.
Award categories in this fun event include: Top
Angling Family, Top Junior Angler, Top Male and
Female Angler, Most Outstanding Catch and a Hard
Luck Trophy. Wahoo, kingfish, snapper, dolphin, "little
tunny" and sailfish (all release) will be some of the
species sought by participating anglers. Conservation
will be stressed in this contest by requiring all entered
fish to meet minimum weights in order to prevent an
excessive amount of boated fish.
Quality artwork, fishing tackle and boating
accessories will be given as tournament prizes.
The tournament entry fee is $50 per boat for fishing
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18 Waterfront News April 1989 Heritage
Thoughts of the Himmarshee
by Bryan Brooks
Standing there on the side of the New River at the
Seventh Avenue boat ramps, I could feel the warm east
wind blowing on a March afternoon. New River, as
always, was making her fast journey through the heart
of Fort Lauderdale. Millions of years ago, as a child, the
banks of New River were my home.
I remember my mother telling me, when the
Seminoles would come to town and shop on Saturday,
that we were still at war with them. She also said we had
never been able to force them to sign a peace treaty, that
we had the only Indians in North America who had
My little child eyes would stare up at them in awe.
The Seminole women would wear the colorful dress
that sets them apart from other Indians. I could imagine
the tomahawks and bows and arrows that they must
have hidden in their cars. I remember the Indian women
and children were barefoot as they shopped on Andrews
Avenue. I was envious; my mother always made me
wear shoes, even in the hot summer.
Remembering the story my mother had taught me
about the Cooley Family Massacre, I could envision the
Indians dressed in breech cloths and leggings, wearing
their distinctive turbans with ostrich feathers in them,
coming down New River on that January day in 1836
and killing the William Cooley family,FortLauderdale's
firstwhite settlers. Ithappenedrightwherelwasstanding.
It happened right there on the Seventh Avenue boat
The rapture ended and now all I could see were
boats being pulled up to trailers. Small children, with
their fathers and mothers, were fishing for crabs off the
seawall. Cars buzzed by on the bridge, and every few
minutes the bridge would go up so that rich men's boats
could pass, as though they were royalty and those of us
standing on the banks were there to see them and bow.
I wondered, as I lookedfback at the river, what it
must have looked like in 1836. Paintings of it show that
it was one of the most beautiful rivers in the world. The
water was mostly clear, except during the rainy season,
with life's soup being stirred by the great number of
creatures swimming below.
There were even small waterfalls as the Everglades,
thatbeautiful River of grass, made its way to the ocean.
What did the Cooley family think, as they lived a
millionaire's life so long ago? Why did the Indians
attack them? Who were the Indians, and what motivated
them to do what they did? Were they the horrible
creatures I had grown up with at the Saturday movies,
that were a staple of my childhood? What were their
As I have grown older, the feelings of seeing
Indians as an enemy gave way, to seeing them as a
victim, a victim of the white man.
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Tribe, at the site ot the Cooley Masacre.
Could the Seminoles have foreseen on that January
day in 1836, that they were attacking a home in the
wilderness, on the banks of New River, that would
someday be a parking lot? Would they have seen that
parking lot as some future hell world, with no animals,
no beautiful birds, no trees, dirty air and no clean water?
In their wildest fantasies could they have imagined what
New River would become?
Historians, such as Dr. Cooper Kirk, Broward
County's most able historian, tells us that the Indians
were attacking because they felt William Cooley had
betrayed them. One of their chiefs had been killed by
some whites, apparently, just for the fun of it. William
Cooley was the Justice of the Peace. What would later
be called Broward County had Cooley serving as its first
cop. It was Cooley's job as Justice of the Peace to bring
the white men to trial at Key West, then the county seat
A lack of evidence presented to the judge in Key
West caused the judge to let the men go. Blaming
Cooley, the Indians were furious and retaliated. They
did not know that at the time they attacked, Cooley
himself was away salvaging a Spanish wreck, the Gil
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The boat had stranded itself just north of the Hillsboro
Inlet in four feet of water.
Upon hearing of his family's massacre, Cooley and
the others in the salvaging party sailed to the lighthouse
at Cape Florida. That lighthouse itself would soon be
attacked, too. From there, the Cooley party went further
south in desperation to the settlement on Indian Key.
The attack had set Broward's development back by
fifty years. Standing there, watching New River flow
by, I wondered if Broward County had had fifty more
yearsof development, what it would look like? I shudder.
The bell on the Seventh Avenue bridge goes off
again, more royalty going by.
The site of the Cooley Massacre was wrongly
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placed for years near Tarpon Bend, further east along
the river. A beautiful plaque rests there now, placed by
the Himmarshee Chapter of the Daughters of the
I asked historian Dr. Kirk how there could have
been a mix up. He thinks it was because a man named
John Coole, who was assigned the task of dredging the
Intracoastal Waterway from Jacksonville to Key
Biscayne, was listed on one of the town's firstplats, near
Tarpon Bend. The names were intertwined, thus the
New River in Seminole means Himmarshee. The
older I grow, the more the river becomes Himmarshee
to me. I wonder if Osceola, the beautiful warrior and
sub-chief who fought the American Army toa standstill,
had ever been on the Himmarshee? Indian archivist,
Patsy West, thinks not. The romantic in me wishes he
had, and hopes that Patsy is wrong. Certainly his uncle,
Arpieka, or Sam Jones, had. Many unhappy white
people faced Arpieka's wrath. To me, Osceola the
warrior and the river seem to be interlocked, both
magnificent, both with character.
Osceola was captured under a flag of truce, tricked
into coming in. He did it because he trusted the army and
because, even though he had beaten the Americans, his
'people, especially women and children, were starving.
He cared deeply forhispeople, his wives, Morning Dew
and Mink, and his children, Little Warrior and Crying
Tricked with a flag of truce, Osceola was confined
in a prison for four months with no trial or hearing. A
wild and free warrior, suffering the confinement of
prison, he died, and joined his ancestors, like his uncle
and teacher, Mad New Town, in that special place
where warriors with character must go.
Strong warrior, from an ancient people, people
pushed into the darkest, most remote part of America,
Osceola had refused to surrender. Osceola's only
weakness was his character, caring for his people. They
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Outnumbered and starving, they could notbebeaten.
Many of the Army leadersin that Second Seminole War
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they ever face a tougher foe? It took the U.S. Army five
years to defeat the Confederacy. It took the army seven
years of fighting the Seminoles only to lose, and leave.
The only way the Army could get the Seminole
chiefs, to ship them out to the plains of the American
West, was to capture their women and children. The
Army would hold them hostage, thus making the warriors
come in to save their people.
To this day, as a third generation Floridian, I am
proudest of the Seminole. Custer's stand took a couple
of hours on a hot afternoon. The Second Seminole War,
which the Colley Massacre precipitated, lasted for over
seven years. It cost the government millions of dollars
and fifteen hundred soldiers lives. It was a war they
The last remnants of the Seminoles stayed deep in
the Everglades, and remain alive to this day.
Thinking of the money the Seminoles make today
taking the white man's cash by selling cigarettes and
running bingo, I smile. The Seminoles probably laugh,
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Standing there by the Himmarshee, my reverie was
broken by the commotion of more boaters coming in to
put their boats on trailers. It is Sunday and the river is
busy with the noises of modem motor- and sailboats. I
lookhard, but see no Indians in dugout canoes. I see no
clear water and no overhanging trees with the sounds of
beautiful birds and animals. I look hard but I see only a
If only the Himmarshee could tell us the history She
has seen, the life She has led. Looking around me on the
Seventh Avenue boat ramp, I see people with pot
bellies, four-wheel drive trucks and crowds drinking
beer. I know, no one cares.
Looking back down the river, I see the Himmarshee
continuing its never ending journey through Fort
Lauderdale, holding her secrets deep in the belly of her
dark waters. For this old cracker, the waters of the
Himmarshee sail on.
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20 Waterfront News April 1989 Commerce
Commentary: How your boating tax dollars work for you
by Mindy Leaf
At tax time, it is becoming a tradition -as American
as fire crackers on the Fourth of July- to try to outwit,
outmaneuver, do whatever it takes to keep every last
possible drop of earnings from falling into what's
perceived as Uncle Sam's bottomless bucket. Then we
all conveniently forget it is that very same bucket we
turn to when we need to quench our thirst, i.e. satisfy
Pleasure boaters, in particular, have often felt
themselves targets of the "if you're rich enough to
own... you oughta pay" philosophy. What we do not
realize (this year especially) is that much of what we
pay out will be coming back, in spades. Thanks to
Congress' reauthorization of the Wallop-Breaux Act
(properly known as the Aquatic Resources Trust Fund),
recreational boating and sportfishing tax dollars have
been earmarked for use in more essential boating and
fishing services than ever before.
We asked for it- we got it! The relatively smooth
passage of Wallop-Breaux last September was no
Congress-acting-as-nice-guy hand-out.. despite the fact
that the legislation was originally enacted in 1984 as the
foundation of our nation's boating safety program.
"Outsiders" galore had their greedy little eyes set on
Wallop-Breaux's tidy moneypool- raised from taxes
we boaters pay on marine fuel and fishing tackle. So to
make sure those paying-in would actually benefit the
most, special interest groups from different sides of the
fence -pleasure boaters and sportfishermen, along with
the marine industry- all got together and formed the
American League of Anglers and Boaters (ALAB)
whose specific task was to watchdog Wallop-Breaux.
They did their job.
Boating Industry magazine's Washington
correspondent Ryck Lydecker calls the Act a case of
"everybody wins. The states get nearly $200 million for
boating safety, education, law enforcement and fish
Reauthorization boostedWallop-Breaux's Boating
Safety Account ceiling from $45 million to $60 million.
The Coast Guard will recieve 50 percent of the Safety
Account ($30 million) to be used forrecreational boating
safety, as well as to help fund the Auxiliary. In what
Lydecker calls "a brilliant piece of legislative
maneuvering," the new bill contains an insert which
specifically dictates that the Coast Guard cannot be
handed any more money from the Safety Account than
the states. This provides built-in incentive for future
appropriations committees to fully fund state programs
if they want the Coast Guard to get its entire share.
Of the close to $200 million in tax money being
returned, sportfishing interests will receive the lion's
share; $120 million is going directly into a Sportfishing
Account. Funds will be used for conservation research,
stocking, hatcheries and additional programs of vital
interest to all who enjoy the sport. An added stipulation
says up to 10 percent of this fish money can be garnished
by the states in order to build public access ramps or
purchase land, etc., for public marinas which benefit all'
types of boaters. There is just one qualification: such
projects must provide access to fishing waters.
A BOAT/US report to members adds that Congress,
in its last session, provided funding to reopen many
closed local Coast Guard stations. Relief also came to
boaters who use diesel fuel and, due to a technical
oversight in a previous bill, were being forced to pay an
up-front 15.1-cent-per-gallon tax. As these monies were
used for highway repair, Congress agreed it should not
be levied on the boating public.
If all this sounds like we mariners have a lot to be
thankful for in fiscal year 1989, we do. But as the
American League of Anglers and Boaters more than
proved with their Wallop-Breaux success, it pays to be
careful. Last year, Senator John Danforth (Republican
from Missouri) tried his best to block home mortgage
interest deductions for boats which qualified as second
homes. He has been re-elected. Washington insider
Ryck Lydecker notes thatreal-estate groups have already
begun rallying to protect second home mortgage
deductions. "why would they be getting up in arms," he
says, "if they weren't sensing trouble?"
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Banking news for
by Janet Groene
To those of us who live on the go, banking can be
a nightmare. When you are a stranger everywhere you
go, you can not cash a check or, in many instances, use
an out-of-town check to purchase something. So,
periodically in this column [this is the first in a regular
series of articles for live-aboard boaters], I take a new
look at banking services which can make life easier for
According to a recent survey done by one of the
largest ATM (automatic teller machine) networks, two-
thirds of all people who use ATM's don't realize that
they belong to networks that include thousands of
locations throughout theU.S., Canada, the Virgin Islands,
Puerto Rico and two dozen foreign countries.
If you have an ATM card (plastic card similar to a
credit card), you can use it to make withdrawals from
savings or checking, get cash advances from credit card
accounts and transfer money from savings to checking,
anywhere there is a member ATM.
If you are presently banking with a system that is
only local or regional, you may want to consider
switching to an ATM system that is national or
international. Members are being added at so fast a clip,
it is hard to make a comparison, but shop around for the
network that has the most, and best distributed ATM's
in the areas you plan to cruise.
As you cruise, the most important reference book in
your travel library will bethe ATM directory that lists
all the places your card can be used. Such directories are
reissued in new editions every few months, so make
sure to get the latest one. Then, when you need cash in
a port where you are not known,just walk into a bank or
supermarket or airport which has an ATM that belongs
to your network. Some are even found on street corners.
Insert your card and withdraw what you need from your
account thousands of miles away.
One note of caution- ATM crime is an increasing
problem, so it is best to stay away from unmanned
ATM's in remote areas, especially at night.
Not all Visa or MasterCards are alike. At least
twice a week, we get yet another brochure in the mail
from some financial institution that wants the right to
issue us their creditcard. Yet all have different rules and
Comparison shop according to your own needs. If
you pay off the balance completely each month, you
don't care about a high interest rate but you want the
longest grace period and the lowest annual fee. If you
use your card a lot, you want a high credit limit.
If you use your card as a loan agency, you shop for
the lowestpossible interest rate. Today, some cards give
you no grace period, but charge interest from the date of
purchase, even if you pay off the balance every 30 days.
So, if you don't need credit, you don't want a card that
forces you to pay for it.
Even when there is a grace period, however, most
cards charge interest on cash advances from the day you
get the money. That's where you benefit by belonging
to a good ATM network.
,The pluses and problems of credit cards in the
roaming life have been covered before, but something
new has been added- cards which pay a kickback either
to you or to an organization you support. They are called
Every time you charge a purchase to such a card, a
small percentage is paid to a charity, foundation, college
or cause. Some others do not pay in cash, but give you
frequent flyer points for every dollar you charge on
The good news is that the choices in both these
fields, ATM's and credit cards, are bigger and better
than ever before. But it has never before been so
important to know what you are getting for your dollar,
and how and where your privileges can be used.
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husband, Gordon, have had two nautical books
published- How to live aboard a Boat and the other one
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22 Waterfront News April 1989 Habitat
Making waves in the Gulf Stream
by William Reidenbach
From whaling captains of the 1600's topresent-day
boaters, the Gulf Stream has been a source of awe,
mystery, life and death. It's often misunderstood by
those who use it most. Many boaters know but one
thing: that Gulf Stream waters do not behave like
"normal" seas. Knowing why is important to a safe
The Gulf Stream originates as part of the North
Equatorial Current in the Western Caribbean. Tropical
waters close to the Equator, heated by the sun, create a
"bulge", the theory goes. The warmer water flows
down a "hill" of cooler water through the Yucatan
Straits and into the Gulf of Mexico, where it forms the
Gulf Loop Current The stream runs from the Gulf of
Mexico through the Straits of Florida as the Florida
Current and north along the U.S. east coast to
Newfoundland and beyond.
The Gulf Stream is often called "an ocean river."
This is a misconception. It might be likened to a river in
that it "wanders," but otherwise is very different. As a
boundary between tropical and sub-tropical waters, the
stream is more like a weather front than a river bank.
Cooler surrounding waters are on either side. The
"bottom," far from the sea floor, flows above yet
another current- the Arctic Labrador.
The heat energy produced as the Gulf Stream
pumps warm tropical water from the Equator to the
poles is roughly the same output as one million "average"
nuclear power plants. As it makes its journey, the Gulf
Stream pulses like an artery. In some areas, the width
varies from 60 to 120 miles. The stream meanders with
a slow, serpentine motion,,moving as many as 200 miles
side to side.
To a vessel, the velocity produced by the Gulf
Stream's transport of over 30 million tons of water per
second (over 1000 times that of the Mississippi River)
can be like kicking in the turbocharger or slamming on
the brakes. Although the average current ("set") for,
Gulf Stream navigation is 2.5 knots north, the speed
varies. It's quicker squeezing through the Straits of
Florida than in the New England area, where it slows
and widens. The stream is also comparatively slower at
its outer edges and faster at the center. Northbound
vessels can get a substantial boost while those
southbound should avoid the current entirely. Crossing
the Gulf Stream, requires careful compensation for the
The Gulf Stream's greatest danger to boaters is
weather-induced waves. South wi-ds, blowing with the
stream, tend to flatten the waves while somewhat
speeding up the northward flow. Winds from any north
quadrant have the opposite effect. At about 15 knots or
greater, northern winds can slow the current and build
the gently rolling stream into a dangerous, raging sea in
a matter of hours. Gulf Stream waves don't have the
same shape as other wind-induced waves. They tend to
be more square. Plowing into those slabs is like driving
your boat into a wall.
Since local weather broadcasts are vague about all
but the most severe marine conditions, I use my own
equation to estimate Gulf Stream waves. The formula
considers waves of about 3.5 feet for every ten knots of
wind in the open ocean. In the Gulf Stream, subtract
25% of the result for southerly winds, or add 25 percent
for winds from any northerly direction. For example,
with a 15-knot wind from east or west, expect seas of
about five feet From the south, southeast or southwest,
waves should be about three to four feet. The same
steady 15-knot wind from the north, northeast or
northwest can build waves to about six to seven feet. Do
not use this rule-of-thumb in deteriorating conditions- a
30-knot northerly can build seas far greater than the
twelve or thirteen feet predicted by the formula. When
news services predict significant seas, remember that
about once per hour a wave roughly twice the average
height is going to rumble through. If distant storm
swells accompany the wind, waves can be even larger
than predicted by advisories.
Although the Gulf Stream can build angrily in a
matter of hours, it is far slower in losing that quick
temper. In fact, seas can become heavier after the wind
calms. Boaters planning to cross or cruise following a
prolonged, strong north wind should waita minimum of
about twelve hours.
Gulf Stream informational broadcasts
Coastal NOAA NWS stations, broadcasting on
frequencies of 162.400 MHz, 162.475 MHz and 162.550
MHz regularly provide location information about the
western edge of the GulfStream. The position is updated
three times weekly. Most MWS stations use the following
schedule in broadcasting Gulf Stream information:
Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays- 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursdays and Saturdays- 4 am. to 8 am.
Gulf Stream information for southern waters is
often not available during the hot summer months.
There is not enough temperature difference between the
Gulf Stream and surrounding tropical water for it to
show up on the infrared photographs.
Knowing the forecast is not enough for safe
navigation of the Gulf Stream. You also need to know
the "pastcast" and "nowcast." What have the weather
trends been? How long has that norther been blowing?
When did the last front go through, and when is the next
one due? What is happening out there right now and
how long should it last?
Winter months tend to be the most dangerous for
Gulf Stream navigation, as frontal systems charge in
with strong north and northeast winds. The best months
are from May to September, when north winds are less
common. Key weather factors during this period are
tropical or near-tropical storm systems, usually from
the south. Afternoon thunderstorms, powered by rising
warm, moist air from the stream, are also frequent. They
are often quick and painless, but in the Gulf Stream you
always need to be mindful of any abrupt inclement
The two fundamental rules for safely cruising or
crossing the Gulf Stream are: 1) have a good idea of how
long you will be under its influence, and 2) know the
past, current and predicted weather. Most professional
boaters add a third provision- get through the Gulf
Stream as quickly as you can.
Whether you are out for a daysail or a crossing, this
big, powerful current demands respect. Given the facts
and responsible planning, it is your decision whether
your Gulf Stream encounter is safe or savage.
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Waterfront News April 1989
New Book on the
When you live in South Florida the Gulf Stream
is practically your front-door neighbor, and it's
natural to develop more than idle curiosity about
your neighbor. Especially if you've crossed the
stream often enough to see more than a handful of
its many moods.
So I was delighted to receive the announcement
of William H. MacLeish's brand new book The Gulf
Stream Encounters with the Blue God.
"Fantastic," I thought, "At last someone's done
a definitive book on the Gulf Stream -- a book that'll
answer my every question about the stream."
Boy, was I wrong!
Maybe the problem was my expectations. Because
I was expecting a tightly-organized work, a book
that would allow me to look up anything I wanted
to know about the stream: historical, scientific, folk-
lore, or whatever.
What I was handed, instead, was a loosely-
organized book that rambles from one century to
the next, one side of the Atlantic to the other,
science to history, and fact to speculation -- all in a
stream-of-consciousness style, with the Gulf Stream
its only unifying constant.
Ifyou want exquisite diagrams, cogent nautical
charts, revealing satellite photography and hard
core scientific data to show you the stream -- well,
forget it. You'll be as disappointed as I was.
Yet there's a lot to like about the book.
To be sure, it's well written. Superbly so, in
fact. And it's entertaining and jampacked with
information about the Gulf Stream.
Author MacLeish is the son of poet Archibald
MacLeish, and he's perhaps as gifted at prose as his
old man was poetry. That combined with his
background at Woods Hole Oceanographic Insti-
tute would seem to make him the ideal author for a
book on the stream.
And the sheer amount ofinformation he's gath-
ered about the Gulf Stream is staggering.
But I have the distinct impression that once
MacLeish pulled all that information together, he
took a long look at it, then said to himself, "Hell, I'll
never get this all organized," and just started writ-
Kind of like most college freshmen approach
their first term papers.
The difference is that MacLeish's wonderfully
rambling prose is a pleasure to read. And ifyou take
time to devour the whole book, you'll come away
with a marvelous appreciation for the Gulf Stream
and its phenomenal impact on history and com-
So if you want the likes of a loosely-woven,
ramblingcollege seminar on the GulfStreamchaired
Volunteers needed for beach spring cleaning
The Center for Marine Conservation is again
sponsoring a state wide beach cleanup, 'the Florida
Coastal Clean up, and is organizing the cleanup in
Broward County as well. The cleanup will be held
Saturday, April 8 from 9 am. to noon. Sign-in tables
will be located at several sites on Broward beaches.
The Center for Marine Conservation will be joined
in the cleanup efforts in Broward by the FortLauderdale
Jaycees, the Broward Chapter of the Florida Audubon
Society, the Florida Rain Forest Alliance, the Broward
Chapter of the Florida Trails Association and Pompano
Locations designated to date include: Pompano
Beach, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, FortLauderdale's beach
and John U. Lloyd State Recreation Area.
As in their fall cleanup, the center will be working
to raise public awareness of the problem of marine
debris and recycling.
"Marine debris is choking our oceans and many of
us don't realize that many of the items we use everyday
including two types of plastics can be recycled," observed
Judy Hicklin with the conservation group.
Volunteers will work in teams for the purpose of
recording.on to data cards the types of debris collected.
Although the beaches will be cleaner after the cleanup,
organizers reason that they will not be able to solve the
problem unless they learn what types of debris are most
prevalent on Florida's beaches and where they are
coming from. This information will be compiled by the
center for a final report which will be available to
Those wishing to participate should call Judy
Hicklin at the Centerfor Marine Conservation in Broward
County at 522-2860.
by a charming, knowledgable rogue of a professor,
then MacLeish's The Gulf Stream Encounters with
the Blue God is probably just your cup of tea.
But if you're like me, and you want some hard
scientific data about the stream, you'll come away
wishing for more than the book delivers.
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Classifieds Waterfront News April 1989 25"
SAILORMAN- World's largest and most
unique, new & used marine emporium.
Send for catalog. 350 East State Rd.
84, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Call:305-522-6716 FL 1-800-331-5359
BOWRAILS new/surplus up to 35' boat.
From $75 to $250. Call 462-6977.
New B&D BELT SANDING MACHINE- 2 yr
wrntv. Call 524-9454.
> CAPT'N COMPUTER t -:
Personal computer software for the
marine trade. It's so easy to use
you'll actually use it. Complete
package is just $995. 312-356-3412
Superior Software Corporation
WINDSURFER '79 $95 complete 5667728
GARAGE SALE- used ropes, fish chairs
deck boxes, bronze portholes, cleats
elec wire & fittings, bilge fans,
bumpers, work benches, 1 Cadet 310
dinghy & 9.9 Evinrude motor. Phone
day 484-1185 or night 975-0532.
SAILS- buy sell & trade. New & used
900 in stock see me at the Miami
Used Boat Show & Dania Marine Flea
Mkt. Atlantic Sail Traders,
4130 No. Washington, Sarasota, Fla.
813-351-6023 Tues Sat.
FLOATING HOME- Surf side Six 2-story
four bedrooms three baths excellent.
FLOATING OFFICE- 2 story 22'x45',
6-ro'oms 2 baths & 2 central air sys
Jackson Marine 305-584-3706. $49.5K
TWO 9.9 JOHNSON O/B's, 30 gal water
tank, books, fish'boxes, etc. Call
462-4244 Broward / 634-2966 Dade.
TRINKAS K/D SAILER- teak seats trans
fl bds Tdg rudder oak skids oars 4
brz locks bailer davit ftgs strake
cover bags 2hp orig3K$1800 566-7728
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PERKINS 4107 BOBTAIL- runs godd as
is.$995. Repower Systems. 925-6302.
Pair reblt 220hp Crusaders w/ 1.5:1
BW trans $4000. Perkins 4-107
bobtail takeout tuned up & ready
$1250. Reblt Yanmar 2QM20 $2500.
New 27hp Westerbeke complete $3900.
Rebuilt with 30-day warranty.
Short blocks, long blocks.
Many in stock. Delivery available.
Engine Exporters, Inc. 305-922-5740
Diesel Tech 305-564-4412 Ft. Laud.
YANMAR- new & used. Sunpower Diesel
Call 522-4775 (Jay)
New Westerbeke generators boat show ,
prices! RPM Diesel Engine Co 764-580C
FOURWIND:; II WIND GENERATORS and
other alternate energy devices.
Everfair Enterprises 723 S. 21 Ave.
Hollywood, FL 33020. Call 920-3711
WESTERBEKE 15KW- never installed in
boat. Zero hours. $6995.
Repower Systems. 925-6302.
Dockside service & installation.
Also portable generators. 24-hour
emergency road service.
Generator Plus. Call 429-8724.
1 1988 ONAN 3kw 5 hr's gas $1995.
1 1987? 7kw Kolder gas low hr 2495.
2 1988 454 fw-cooled with
3:1 gears Ohrs New $16K sell
for $12,000. Call Gary 563-9445.
Two 20KW Westerbekes & one 15KW
Onan takeouts $2000 each. CALL
new & used. 3 to 50kw. Trade-ins are
welcomed. Sunpower Diesel.
Call 522-4775 (Jay)
'72 47' TROJAN F/B M/Y excel, cond.
twin Chry. 440's w/150 hrs Must see
to appreciate $88,900 obo 467-3060
33'CARVER twin 270's '79 gen a/c 8930670
24' FIBRA twn Volvo&trailer runs gd
needs paint $2500 467-3162 467-7928
46' EGG HARBOR SF 73
Excellent cond. 871N J&T gen/a.c.
Must sell moving. Asking $124,900 obo
Call 943 8555.
28' SEAWIND 453 diesel 2gph FB SF
F/glass Ige cockpit $14K 989-5813
EXCELLENT CRUISER & LIVE-ABOARD:
1969 46' Chris-Craft Aqua Home in
great shape, fully furnished.
Call 524-8123 for aDDointment.
24' DAYSAILOR- 3 sails. New 91 long
shaft Evinrude. In Pompano 427-3718
CRUISER'S DELIGHT- 34' ODay sloop,
fast & comfortable, diesel, 4 sails,
air conditioning, hot water, shower.
Cruise equipped, loaded excellent
condition $54,900. Ph (305)987-8885
38' MORGAN "West Indies" by Heritage
801CTRCKPT PRKN 50hp DSL.RLRFLN 2
$55K FL 305-856-3891 will deliver.
CUSTOM C7C 42 wood classic new dsl.
Many sails $72,500 Ph 305-763-6241
after 5 pm.
45" LANCER '85 all-furling slp.Like
A/C,6kw, loaded w/elec. Fast, f/g,
Liveaboard.Owner,after 6pm 566-3648
38' FINN YACHT '83
Used 1 season. Must sell moving
$59,900 O.B.O. 305-943-8555
WILL TRADE: 26' aux diesel powered
CRUISING SAILBOAT-.cat ketch, like
new, fully equipped, valued $25,000
FOR MOTOR BOAT more suitable for
USCG-Aux Patrol Service. Call Chas,
305-525-2611 days, 523-4539 eve.
DEEP WATER CONDOS WITH DOCKAGE-
*2/2 $69,000. Up to 40' @ $1/foot
*2/11 $72,000. To 30'. Grnd flr view
*2/2 $159,000. To 38' plus pvt bch
*1 or 2 b/r $75-$150K. Dock to 80'.
DON INGRAM, REALTOR 943-8601
300' DEEP adj to wide turning basin
Wooded, shady dockage. 3/2 beamed
Asking $96,500. Call 989-2375.
STYLISH & NEW
This beauty sits just off N. Grand
Canal in Lighthouse Point. 3b/r
3bth. Gourmet kit. Large fam. rm.
Formal d/r. All on deepwater with
sparkling pool. Super area.
Asking $519,000 #366013
Over 60002 ft of versatile new
home. 4b/r 4bth. Just lots from ICW
2 floors of most elegant Florida
living on deepwater in Lighthouse Pt
Offered at $700,000 #366051
Merrill Lynch Realty
DIANE L. SAPH, realtor-associate.
Days 946-8700 or Evenings 946-1144.
MOVE RIGHT IN- 4b/r, 5 full baths,
2 guestbaths, copper wet bar in Ig.
Fla rm overlooking pool & 65' dock.
2 face fireplace. Complete builtin
video & tv center in family room.
Gourmet kitchen. Lorraine Harcombe
Jalmark Realty 454-4279, 981-7112.
Asking $305k GOLDEN ISLES SPECIAL-
4/3, 2 central a/c's, new kitchen.
Screen pool. Dock for large boat.
Can be bought with new furniture
or unfurnished. Possible assumption
$186k mtg 10%.Lorraine Harcombe
454-4279 Jalmark Realty 981-7112
NORTH FORK OF NEW RIVER- deepwater
3/2 completely renovated, central
air & heat, fans & new appliances.
DEEPWATER TOWNHOME- 42' dock incl.
garage, 2 prvt sundecks, security
gate, just off Intracoastal.REDUCED
to $173,000. Call Jeanne Nemeth,
agent, 785-3060 or 491-8889.
See ROBERT P. GARGANO REALTY
display ad on Page 27
26 Waterfront News April 1989 Classifieds
CHAMBERLAND YACHT UPHOLSTERY-
reupholstery & custom work: autos,
home furniture, boat cushions & canvas
bedspreads, drapes, Tonneau cover,
renovations, etc, Call Lisa 527-1825
COMPLETE RIGGING AT YOUR DOCK
competitive prices, quality service
Ask'for Ted 463-7100
PILINGS RESTORED- wood or concrete,
any condition. 10-year guarantee.
For brochure & free estimate call
Our 30th year! anytime 525-7411
PRE-SPACED BOAT LETTERING 3M vinyl
materials- gntd 7 yrs or replaced
free! Installed in or out of water.
Get 10% off with this ad.
Supergrafix computerized lettering.
1530-C No Fed Hwy Pompano (next to
Blue Lagoon) 782-2267 800-537-SIGN
COMPLETE YACHT REPAIR & CARE SERVICE
featuring decks, teak-work, varnish
detailing, cleaning & caring hourly
STEERING OR CONTROLS PROBLEM? Call
Detone's Mar.Serv.Inc. 305-665-5348
All types & makes. Lic. & Insured.
ATLANTIC MOBILE MARINE REPAIR.
Gas, diesel & electrical repair.
24 hr dock service call 565-4252
BOAT LETTERING by Carol- standard &
custom, gold leaf. Reasonable rates.
Free estimate call 764-2229/528-0877
FUEL TANK CLEANING at your dock.
FLORIDA TANK & FUEL SERVICE.
Prompt service. No mess. 963-1775.
GENERAL BOAT MAINTENANCE- mechanical,
electrical, refinishing, woodwork.
Reasonable rates & professional work.
Call Jack at 467-3348.
12 yrs local experience
Excellent references. 522-1191
YACHT REFINISHING- Why pay yard
prices? Quality work at reasonable
rates. Varnishing, painting, teak.
Detailing Mntc etc. 772-0323
DIESEL ENGINE TROUBLESHOOT & REPAIR
DIESEL TECH 564-4412 POWER/SAIL
LETTERITG: yachts & access. Custom
work & gold leaf by Laurie Cahill.
Studio: 523-9592, Service: 749-7446
fiberglass and Microballoon repair.
Reasonable hourly or est. 722-9415.
CUSTOM MADE SHEET & COMFORTERS for
boaters. Call 858-4647 or 974-7516.
MARINE ELECTRICIAN 18yrs in indust.
$22.50 an hour. Call 764-0636.
GREGORY's YACHT MAINTENANCE
13 years experience
Painting, mechanical, woodworking
Speciality: Varnish Teak
Weekly/Bi-monthly service on request
Maid service available
USCG 100-ton lisc. Call 561-4586
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TIGRESS Hood 54 WINDWALKER Free-
dom 44 PEREGRINE catamaran 46.
Keys/Bahamas 1-7 days. Summer rates.
AIR CONDITIONING, REFRIGERATION M
generators. Call Generator Plus
REFRIGERATION & AIR CONDITIONING-
Repairs & 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 Refrigeration at 527-0540.
CANVAS FACTORY- flybridge covers,
Bimini tops, mooring covers & repair
Mobile truck will perform work at
your site. Call 781-1970.
Try CRUISING CANVAS of 1500 West
Broward Blvd(3 blocks east of 1-95)
Custom marine canvas, repairs, yard
goods & do-it-yourself supplies.
FREE ESTIMATES. Call 467-2722 today.
CANVAS WORK. REPAIR. ALTERATIONS.
Pick-up & deliver.Reasonable rates.,
Estimates. Call 524-9497.
WINDWARD CANVAS- for your boat,
home or auto. We cover everything.
Free estimates. Call 565-7265.
ATLANTIC MARINE CANVAS- 943-5541
Prompt quality workmanship.
GLENN's BOAT CLEANING SERVICE-
custom wash & wax, teak cleaning &
oiling, varnishing. Weekly & bi-
monthly service. Call 305-781-6861.
PROFESSIONAL CLEANING SERVICES-
boats offices houses
Also prep & varnish work
Call Kathleen 462-0832
SCOTT'S TOTAL BOAT CARE, Inc. for
quality cleaning & maintenance.
Free maintenance call 925-7128.
CLEANING- wax, teak, inside & out.
Once or contract. Sabrina 652-8483.
KAIWAHINE YACHT DETAILING offers
interior/exterior cleaning, waxing,
provisioning. Weekly or monthly.
ACE AUTO & MARINE
Weekly*Bimonthly & Monthly Service
specializing in Teflon Sealant.
Teak restoration & varnishing.
Free estimate 987-0058 or 921-4428.
LOOK! ABC, Inc. NOW PRESENTS
boat detail service center.
Mobile units still available.
Specializing in Teflon paint sealnt
Call for estimates now 522-0750.
Call the WATERFRONT NEWS to [
place a Classified Ad. 524-9464
LICENSED CAPT for hire- deliveries,
charters. Power or sail. Captain
Harris. Call 521-6099.
WILL DELIVER sail/power for expenses
only! 100-ton USCG Capt & wife/mate
LEARN ABOARD YOUR OWN BOAT
While making your 1st major passage:
*PREPARATION & PROVISIONING
*IMPORTANT SAFETY PROCEDURES.
*CELESTIAL NAVIGATION & SEAMANSHIP
EVERY ASPECT OF HOW to cope with
ocean passage making. Subjects that
cannot be addressed in a classroom.
AN UNBEATABLE PROGRAM
Contact: KIM L. SANDERS USCG Lic
CAPTAIN FOR HIRE- USCG 100-ton lic.
Deliveries &/or island trips. Exp.
fisherman. Capt. Joe Kane 463-5586
100-ton Ocean Op.
UNDERWATER DOCKSIDE CLEANING-,
zincs & washing, once or contract.
Jerry does it! Call 394-3037.
27 YRS EXP- Fiberglass & Woodworking
Repair & remodeling, cabinetry.
Your dock or mine. Jack Anderson
'STRUCTURAL & COSMETIC FIBERGLASS
REPAIRS- insurance estimates for
collision, grounding & fire damage.
Custom fabrication of anything in
fig. Plas-Tech Marine. Ph# 764-5263
BOB NAIDUS FIBERGLASS REPAIR
535 NW 1st Ave Ft Ldl 728-9895
*aIaR U -2-* -ssussi S
LEARN TO SAIL.Only $75.Call 7633630
James Sullivan professes a knowledge
of CELESTIAL NAVIGATION, LORAN-C &
USCG OPERATOR's LICENSE PREP. Will
teach same to seafarers for $12 per
session. Call 462-2628.
SAVE MONEY- carry-in repairs on most
marine electronic equipment. F.C.C.
licensed. Serving Fort Lauderdale
since 1955. Dick Ross. New address:
105 SW 15 St 33315. Call 764-4470.
ELECTRONICS CAN AND DO FAIL! Don't
think of going to sea without
celestial navigation! Only $50 at
BCC! Class starts May 11th and
includes two beach workshops.
Call BCC at 989-2824
Classifieds Waterfront News April 1989 27
MARINE SURVEYOR &CONSULTANT-
Pre--purchase & Insurance, Sail &
power. Wm. Seager. Tel 791-8628.
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.
MARINE SURVEYOR & CONSULTANT-
All type vessels, insurance & buyers
David Price 305-463-6946.
DIESEL ENGINE SURVEY, oil analysis
troubleshoot & repair. Power/Sail
DIESEL TECH 564-4412 #1 Service
MARK RHODES MARINE SURVEYOR-
buyers,'insurance and evaluation.
Power and sail. Call 946-6779
Call Nancy Linley
I HOMES BOATS
SMALL OFF ICES
INTERIOR & EXTERIOR
Lcen d'Insired Yacht Maintenance
Licened ITSL~re P *
MICHAEL's MARINE SERVICE offers
custom woodworking, milling & yacht
maintenance to the waterfront
community. Experienced & dependable
with complete shop & mobile facility
Established in 1981. Call 765-1466.
CUSTOM MARINE WOODWORKING (QUALITY)
Richard Giambersio restores, renews,
rebuilds. Intrs/extrs. Call 791-8972
WOODGRAINING, COLORING or PICKLING
are the simple finishing solutions
to repairing damaged & discolored
surfaces. For information call:
Patti Sehi 524-0783
YACHT REFINISHING- varnish, teak-
work,paint,clean & wax. Maintenance
service. Excellent refs. Estimates
or per hr quotes. Darcy 527-0047.
1st CLASS BOATWORK- teak, polishing,
varnishing. Routine boat maintenance
FOR WOOD HATCH, mast & rail repairs
Call THE OLD CARPENTER 587-0677
HANDCARVED GOLDLEAFED QUARTERBOARDS
transom boards, trailboards, figure-
heads, billetheads, repairs, logos,
anything carved to order.
Frank 1-407-265-2586 free estimates.
BINNICLE YACHT SERVICE- marine
carpentry, cabinetwork, custom mill-
ing. Hardwoods, veneer & mica.
Complete shop facilities & dockside
service. 22 years experience.
Classifieds ROBerrot P.w GAprGANO82
ROBERT P. GARGANO
& ASSOCIATES. REALTORS
NEW RIVER Point Lot 3 bedrooms/3 bath, pool
home. Directly on New River watch the yachts of
the world pass by. Approx. 210' of waterfront -
excellent dockage $525,000.
DEEPWATER DOCKS AND INCOME TOO1 RARE
ROA ZONING allows conversion to office! Currently
rental units and deepwater docks for two 60' boats
$2500 per month income Asking $365,000. Want
NEW RIVER DEEPWATER Spacious 3+ bdrm,
4-1/2 bath very private home on 1 acre with 373'
waterfront and beautiful views of the River Reduced
LAS OLAS ISLES DEEPWATER F" fixed bridges;
3 bdrm/2 bath home, 78' on extra wide waterway
allows dockage for more than one boat, only
CITRUS ISLES-DEEPWATER Duplex, 2/2 each
side, and two docks $198,900.
CITRUS ISLES 3 bedroom 2 bath being extensively
remodeled New french doors, kitchen, decking,
canopies, etc. 75' on deepest & widest canal in area!
MAYA MARCO CONDO Ocean view Spacious 2
bdrm/2 bath located in prestigious Harbor Beach with
beautiful ocean and intracoastal view! Just reduced
$144,900 Motivated Seller!
CITRUS ISLES Deepwater completely upgraded 3
bedroom, 2 bath with large master bedroom and
bath. Central A/C. New kitchen. Decking. Just listed
RIVER REACH CONDOS: SALES & ANNUAL
RENTALS! Live on an island near downtown Ft.
Lauderdale on the New River! 24 hr. security, golf,
tennis, saunas, 3 pools and unrestricted ocean
access dockage (owners only as available). 1 and 2
bdrms available from $55,900 to $119,900. Several
very motivated sellers. River Reach rentals also
"NEW WATERFRONT LISTINGS NEEDED"
"I Have Qualified Buyers!"
ROBERT P. GARGANO
& ASSOCIATES, REALTORS
1700 E. Las Olas Suite 204 Ft. Laud., FL
Uving and Working on the New River
It MM4 aBIN
* Dockage for powerboats and sailboats with
up to 58' masts. 110v and 220v power and
water available at most slips.
* Four acres of storage for up to 400 boats,
large and small.
* Haul out facilities available.
Full service facilities.
* 24-hour security in fenced,
* Boat ramp.
* Mechanics shop.
* 50 Ton travel lift.
3001 State Road 84 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
Brokerage (305) 587-3202
* Over 200 boats in one location.
* We buy and sell all types of boats.
* Member of Multiple Listing Service.
* Cooperate with all brokers.
* Pick up and deliver boats throughout the
Continental U.S. and Canada.
* Specialists in exporting to the Caribbean.
41' Viking 946 T/671 JET
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300 *tat Rad84 FrtLaueral, F.331
Mar ina Off~I~g1Eice (35)D54-2500
Broerae (05 58-322
CARIBBEAN REFINISHING NORTH
The people who brought
AWLGRIP to the
Caribbean are now open in
a new location in Fort
Lauderdale at Harbour
Towne Marina on the Dania
Joe Dougher and Jim Linley,
with a'combined 25 years or
AWLGRIP yacht refinishing
business in the Virgin
Islands in 1979 and have
since refinished over 3,000
hulls with AWLGRIPI
Harbour Towne Marina
on Dania Cutoff Canal
Jim -PL,~ ~
CAICOS MARINA AND SHIPYARD
CONTACT DON WOODS
TORTOLA YACHT SERVICES
VIRGIN GORDA YACHT SERVICES
'CONTACT BOBBY GRAY
BOBBY'S MARINA, ST. MARTIN
CONTACT F'-EOD~.i RAS
In dealing with our company,
you will find no need to
speculate on time
schedules or the cost of
your job. We realize the
needs of yachtsmen and
are firmly committed to our
contracts and your
For information or
estimates contact Jim
Unley 305-791-3149. Ask
about our 3 year warranty
on gloss retention and
INDEPENDENT BOAT YARD, ST. THOMAS
CONTACT TIM P[-Eh
JACKSON'S MARINA, LONG ISLAND
SAG HARBOR YACHT YARD, LONG ISLAND
CONTACT JOE DOUGH0P.
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