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Winterfest and the 15th Annual Boat Parade is a
holiday celebration encompassing the entire
Broward County waterfront community from
December 5-21, 1986. This year's theme, Magic
Memories, will be evoked in Winterfest's many
events, culminating with the spectacular Boat
Parades in Fort Lauderdale and Pompano on
December 20th and 21st, respectively. The yachts
in the boat parades, homes, condominiums,
marinas, restaurants and shopping centers
countywide will decorate to this nostaglic theme.
Other Winterfest events include concerts,
sporting events, street festivals, art exhibitions,
outdoor dances, the Beach Ball, Shoreline
Competition and much more (see this month's
calendar in the centerfold for a complete listing of
Willard Scott, popular meteorologist of the
Today Show is again the honorary Grand
Marshal, with Co-Grand Marshal Gary Collins of
Hour Magazine. Scott and Collins will preside
over the Winterfest Black Tie Ball, December 18th
at the Marriott Harbor Beach Hotel in Fort
Lauderdale and the boat parades on the 20th and
Businesses, condos, homes, restaurants,
lounges and marinas along the boat parade
Intracoastal Waterway routes will deck the halls
with a dazzling display of lights in the Shoreline
Competition. The best decorated establishments
in five categories, such as -"best adaption of
theme" and "best use of lights" will be recognized.
Call the Fort Lauderdale Area Board of Realtors at
563-7261 for an entry form.
On Saturday, December 6th the sixth annual
Tinman Race will be held in the Atlantic Ocean
from Bahia Mar to Penrod's club. The triathlon
includes a one mile ocean swim, 25 mile bike race,
and a 10 kilometer run. Call 763-1359 for an entry
The Stranahan House Holiday Jubilee will be
held along the New River from the News/Sun-
Sentinel parking lot to Stranahan House on
Saturday, December 13th. From 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
music, food, fun, games, prizes and family
entertainment with nationally and local known
talent will perform nonstop. A fire works display
will cap off the evening at 7:00 p.m.
This year's Fort Lauderdale Boat Parade will
for the first time offer reserved bleacher seating
along the parade's Intracoastal Waterway route
at Birch State Park; Hundreds of thousands of
viewers will flock to the waterfront to enjoy the
more than 100 lavishly dressed boats. Call 522-
3983 for a boat entry form or reserved seating
The Winterfest Family Beach Ball, Sunday,
December 21st, will feature a free concert by the
Commodores along Fort Lauderdale's beach on
A1A. Local groups and performers will also
entertain the beach crowd along with community
stage and special children's theatre
performances. Mimes and clowns will canvas the
street with continuous shows. Artists, crafters,
international food concessionaries and local
community groups will have booths along A1A
and the beach.
That same day the South Florida Red Cross will
sponsor the second annual 10K Jingle Bells Run
along the lakefront of Weston in western Broward
County. This evening run begins at 6 p.m. and the
race course will be lined with 1500 candle
luminators. Runners will be wearing bells on their
shoes and caroling will be heard. Call the Red
Cross at 581-4221 for more information.
Estimated bridge opening times
For the Fort Lauderdale's Boat Parade
Saturday, December 20th
17th Street 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Las Olas 6:45-8:30 p.m.
Sunrise 7:00-8:45 p.m.
Oakland Park 7:15-9:00 p.m.
Commercial 7:30-10:00 p.m.
on page 12
Winterfest and its consortium of holiday event
throughout Broward County in December is the
cover story and the theme of Teri Cheney's
artwork this month. Also see an extensive listing
of Winterfest events in the December Marine
Calendar on the centerfold page 12.
Tallahasee is considering a submerged landlease
rule change and alterations in the Manatee speed
zones and seasons, each of which effect the
waterfront and boating communities. Read M.G.
Swift's dispatches on pages 5 and 7.
Closer to home, Nathan Roberts follows up last
month's story on the City of Fort Lauderdale's
efforts to curb rafting and residential dock renting
with an interview with city's marine facilities
supervisor on paae 4
Just before World War II a foreshadowing of the
Holocast fell briefly on Port Everglades in the
form of a ship call the St. Louis. Read Jim
Sullivan's research on page 11 .
Speaking of Port Everglades, Nathan Roberts
examines the cruise ship business there and looks
at the future of the Port Commission on
pages 16 and 17.
Dade County starts its own boat parade. Read
America's Cup televison coverage schedules can be
found on page 6
Photographer Greg Dellinger and writer Beth
Harnden have teamed up to report on the 3rd
Annual Sailboat Fishing Tournament. Read all about
it on page 20.
Decompression illness is the subject of diver Stevan
Hoffman's piece on page 15.
And Bryan Brooks reviews a new diving videoon
Page 9 finds Bobbi Belanger covering the
waterfront music scene.
Read about the Metropolitan South Florida Fishing
Tournament beginning this month. Check out the
article on page 20.
The BOC singlehanded around the world sailing
challenge has entered the Indian Ocean leg. Read
n informative essay on page 7 along
with current standings,
or those not so hearty sailors there's the Fort
auderdale to Key West Race.in January. Learn more
n page 6.
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SVolume 3 Issue 9 December 1986 Warerfronr News
Dear Florida Pleasure Boater,
For the last two years I have been president of
the Marine Industry Association of Florida. The
MIAF, through regional associations, represents
those businesses that are involved in the
pleasure boating industry. The preamble to our
by-laws says that we will provide
communications, education, and represent on a
legislative level the best interests of the trade and
the boating consumer.
We have fought many battles on such items as
no wake areas, restricted boating areas,
submerged land leases, restrictions on the
building of docks, boat licensing, etc. Proposed
legislation and rule making, beyond your wildest
imagination, will put even further burdens on
those involved in pleasure boating. It became
apparent that the majority of items that we
thought were just industry problems, were major
consumer problems. Many of the rules and
regulations will effect how and where you use
your boat. Others will hit you where it hurts, in the
pocket book. Increased fees for submerged land
leases will have to be passed on to consumers.
Restrictions on dock building will create artificial
shortages of wet and dry storage facilities, and
the law of supply and demand will take over and
Other special interest groups have become
highly organized and well financed. We felt that
the pleasure boat owner would not want to just
stand by and have his favorite form of recreation
regulated to death. For this reason we were
instrumental in forming the Boating Association of
It is the intent of BAF to inform you of what is
going on and give you the opportunity to have
your voice heard. In other portions of this
brochure are explained the direct benefits that
you will receive from this organization, so I will
not repeat them. I expect that the benefits you will
receive will more than reimburse you for the
dues that you pay. But more important, BAF will
be the medium to raise funds to represent you in
cases where other special interest groups want to
restrict the enjoyment that you obtain from
boating. For this reason, Iask you to stand up and
be counted. JOIN BAF.
Ronald E. Stroud, Sr., president
Marine Industry Assoc., Florida
Vplume 3 Issue 9 December 1986
Copyright by Ziegler Publishing Co., Inc., 1986
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Reporters: Nathan Roberts (At Large)
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Please be aware that a North Broward Motel
(chain) has agreed to assist needy individuals
and families with emergency rooms on an "as
available basis". They are working with The
Salvation Army of Broward County and another
agency out side of the state with this new project.
This motel has agreed to provide 26 nightsoof
lodging during the next twelve months.
The Salvation Army is hoping that other area
motels will follow the example of this willing
organization by providing in a similar way.
As you are all aware there is a great need in this
County for emergency housing.
Please pass this information along to the
public. Any interested Motels or Hotels should
call me, Major William Crabson, the
COMMANDING OFFICER OF THE SALVATION
ARMY in Broward County 524-6995.
These rooms are used only when The Salvation
Army beds are filled along with the other area
agencies that house the homeless. In other
words, when all other resources have been
contacted and beds can not be located.
Thank you for your help!
Major William Crabson, commanding officer
The Salvation Army
Excellent publication... I use this paper as a
source of dealers in many of my purchases.
William F. Wilson
Delray Beach, Florida
I've been in town all year now. Soon, my friends
and relatives will bejoining me. I want to take this
time to ask all of you boaters to please take heed
and watch out for us. We are there, just under the
surface of the water. We are hard to see so please
go slow so we have a chance to get out of the way.
We mean you no harm and we are gentle and
playful. Some of us even enjoy being around
humans but most of us shy away. We love the
Florida vegetation, especially the hydrilla, but
please don't feed us in the open water, because,
you see, upon your pleasure vessels you carry
our enemy. The one object that scars and maims
us for life and can kill us. That is the boat
propeller. But, by respecting the posted
sanctuary signs and slow speed signs and by
observing the caution signs, we will be around for
your children's children to see us break water for
air, play, sleep and eat in the wonderful warm
waters of Broward County. I am sad to reportthat
in the whole state of Florida, as of August, 1986,
91 of my friends have passed on. You can help
keep all of us around by slowing down and
respecting our water space. Please help to keep
my friends alive and unhurt by slowing your
boats down, we like Florida for the same reasons
you do. I have asked a good human friend of mine
to write this letter for me, because you see I am a
Luree T. Hughes
Broward County Audubon Society
To the Marine Community.
I want to acknowledge the efforts of the marine
community on a matter of mutual interest.
After many of you made your opinions known,
the City of Miami recently went back to its
original idea for the Merrill-Stevens site: a full-
service marina run by private enterprise.
What the terms will be, and how we will
respond, I don't know. But we've always said the
civic need for a Dinner Key boatyard goes beyond
our own involvement.
Having designed and built many marinas in the
U.S., Bahamas, and Caribbean, I know first-hand
that boating, properly planned is a recreational
goose that lays golden eggs for communities. But
you'll always find a few who want to carve up the
goose for sandwiches.
In Miami's fragile "ecology of boating," repair
facilities are a vital vanishing link. Boatyards
such as Tommy's and Nuta's are history. Florida
Yachts is being considered for conversion to a
park. Private boatyards are an endangered
Not withstanding those facts, some argue that
while public softball fields and golf courses are
good, a single public-land boat-yard is bad. They
would replace it with parking garages; or
restaurants; or specialty shops; or skyscraper
promenade; or casinos; or maybe ideas we
haven't heard of yet. All this despite the fact that
Merrill-Stevens is the City's third-leading source
of lease revenues. Neither nor boaters are getting
"a free ride".
Faced with boating public disapproval of such
ideas. Commissioners asked if the City itself
could run a repair facility. Fortunately, the staff
reDly was a candid "no".Such an attempt would
fail in a year or so. By then, no private firm could
have afforded the startup cost. Boatyard
opponents would have won by default.
In this on-going discussion, Merrill-Stevens is
an interested party, but far from the only one.
Thus, to see a consortium of marine interests lead
the discussions is appropriate, and encouraging
for the future of boating in Miami.
Ron Falkey, General Manager
Merrill-Stevens, Dry Dock
c/o Waterfront News
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33315
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deep waters where moss-colored
greenery carpets funnel-shaped
mounds and tunnels. Wide-spread
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Ask Big Al
My sailboat has a definite list to port. Can this
be corrected and would it help to sand bag it as
one fellow advised?
Distribution of weight is usually the cause of
boat listing. Has it always been this way? Or are
your water tanks or fuel tank on the port side. On
large or small boats ice boxes, various gear
stowed under bunks, anchors and chains, battery
placement, any new equipment, booms, etc. has
anything been installed lately to cause this? Try
shifting your storage over to see if that helps. If
that doesn't do it you can consider added weight
(i.e. sandbags or leed).
I have a 55 horse power Homelite outboard
engine and am having trouble getting parts.
Homelite outboards are used extensively on
Boston Whalers. I suggest checking With your
local Boston Whaler dealer.
My single engine boat has a weird problem. At
the dock at idle, I can race my engine; but as I try
to pull away the engine dies. There's lot of advice
from friends but no results. What's your opinion?
I don't know how old your engine is or when
any work was ever done on it. I would have my
carburetor accellerator pump checked to see if it
is connected at the throttle linkage. Also, see that
the pump is really injecting fuel when the throttle
is advanced. Clean all air filter or replace them. If
the carburetor has not been overhauled in years,
get it done by a competent carburetor shop.
I have a fairly new boat that suddenly
developed heat problems. My gauge on the dash
hardly moves and my engine is not hot. What
The first thing to do would be to check the
thermostat to see if it is working or broken. If it's
o.k., I would checkout the heat sending unit and
lead-in line to the dash board for loose or broken
connection. Replace the heat sender if it is bad.
IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM OF ANY KIND WITH YOUR
BOAT. WRITE TO:
c/o Waterfront News
1224 S.W. 1st Avenue
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33315
(or call 524-9450)
(Big Al, a.k.a. Alvin Grodsky, is a Marine Engine Instructor
for the Coast Guard Auxiliary. He is an aircraft pilot and
former United States Marine Corps Engine Maintenance
Instructor and an Instructor of Engines and Maintenance
for the U.S. Government as a civilian. Al has over fifty
years of marine engineering experience, from steam opn)
Fort Lauderdale's "Wall" will go up along A1A
on March 4th to control the Spring Break crowds.
It is scheduled to come down April 20th when the
college students have .gone.
The Palm Beach County Artificial Reef Committee
is hoping to get a $250,000 corporate gift to buy
.and sink at leastsix vessels. The new reefs would
replace the Rolls-Royce sunk off Palm Beach last
year in mock protest to the county not getting the
The Port Everglades Rowing Club has found a new
home along the banks of West Lake in Hollywood.
Several freighter containers have been adapted
to serve as shell shelters and the club hopes to
have the facility on line by year's end. Whether
they'll change their name to West Lake Rowing
Club could not be ascertained.
Fort Lauderdale again has a passport office
after 14 months, without one. One can apply for a
passport now. at room 230 of the County
Courthouse at 201 SE 6th Street. Applications will
then be processed through Miami and passports
will be mailed out "two or three weeks later".
The 1987 Broward County Waterway Cleanup is
scheduled for March 7th.
Looking for past commodores of chartered
yacht clubs, the Commodore's Club of America has
established its first chapter in South Florida. Ben
Ross of Delray Beach, is spearheading the
formation of the new chapter of this not-for-profit
organization. The Commodore's Club, says Ross,
will be exploring ways to raise monies for the
Coast Guard among other things at their monthly
meetings held the Second Wednesday of each
month (December 10th) at the Flaming Pit
Restaurant of Federal Highway in Pompano
Beach. The club meets a 11:30 a.m. for a luncheon.
Call Mr. Ross at 276-7085 in Palm Beach County or
past commodores in Broward can call Robert
MacNeil at 781-6649
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Strict bans on rafting and dock rentals one year away
by Nathan L. Roberts
Two widely ignored Fort Lauderdale
ordinances governing the docking of boats will
start being enforced as soon as the city's chief
marine facilities officer is able to augment and
train a staff to patrol the municipality's 165 miles
The ordinances, which have been on the books
for a number of years but have been observed in
the breach from the beginning, expressly prohibit
the rafting of boats and restrict the rental of dock
space in single family area zoned R-1. Rafting is
the practice of docking boats alongside one
another so that they protrude into a channel's
right of way.
Jamie Hart, the city Marine Facilities
Supervisor, told Waterfront News that "it will
take about a year" to begin strict enforcement of
the two ordinances..
"Right now, even if I had the staff aboard," he
said, "I couldn't do it overnight. I have to re-
examine our staffing, develop and implement a
training program, make a study of the main areas
where the law is being violated and map a plan of
staff deployment. It's going to take about a vear,
Boaters he added would be well-advised to
start looking for legal places to dock. While
granting that there are more boats in the water
than places to dock he stressed that "the rafting
of boats must stop because the practice has
become a hazard to navigation."
Asked to explain the nature of the hazardhe
said that he personally, has seen residences
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where six boats have tied up alongside each other
to crowd a channel right of way.
"If boats take up more than 30 percent of a
channel or canal,"he explained, "they can be cited
for obstructing safe passage. If they are short of
taking up 30 percent, they can still be cited if they
have inadequate fire fighting equipment or if we
can show that their docking spaces are being
leased illegally. He conceded that illegal leasing
or rental of dock spaces in R-1 areas "will be
difficult to control or stop."
Hart noted that "property owners who have
dock space but don't own a boat are offered
money by boaters who need dockage. This goes
on all over and all the time. It needs to be
controlled far better than is the case now. It's
something we'll probably never be able to control
completely but with more information
enforcement officers we can limit the practice
With the illegal practices so rampant and the
responsibility of enforcement put squarely on
him by the City of Fort Lauderdale Marine
Advisory Board, Hart was asked if he regarded
his office as becoming a quasi-police agency.
"For lack of a better term," he answered, "you
could say that. Yes. We're going to be a lot more
into enforcement patrolling the various
waterways than we've ever been."
Asked if his patrols would have authority to
board boats considered to be in violation of the
city ordinances, Hart said that has to be cleared
up. "We'll have to go to a higher agency and get
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The city, he noted owns and operates 150 slips,
of which 112 "or about two-thirds" are on the New
River. Hart agrees that's not a lot of city-owned
dock space, considering as he puts it, that "the
demand outweighs the supply." The city
commission, he pointed out, has been addressing
the problem. However, he adds there is a great
deal of crowding-and both the boaters and the
people in private waterfront homes don't like it
although "quite a number of the homeowners rent
their docks spaces in violation of the law. With
another winter season on the horizon he said. "we
can expect more boats and more crowding."
"Everybody wants more boats here but what is
needed is to regulate it properly," he stressed.
"We've got ordinances on the books that other
towns haven't considered even though they're
expanding. They don't have nearly as much
waterway as we have but considering how fast
they're expanding they're going to have to learn
from us. You can believe it. We've got a good
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South Florida. Boating is a very big part of it.
That's why controls are so important and why we
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tourists and for the local and state economies."
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Volume 3 Issue 9 December 1986 Waterfront News 5
Submerged land lease
rule changes discussed
by M.G. Swift
Changes in Florida's rules governing
waterfront construction, maintenance and
licensing of waterfront facilities were viewed to
hold little water by representatives of the Marine
Industry and waterfront communities of south
Florida attending a Department of Natural
Resources (DNR) regional hearing November 17th
in Miami. A 64-page proposal would alter rules
affecting the use of submerged lands. The
package is scheduled to go before Governor Bob
Graham and the Cabinet at their final meeting
December 2nd before Governor-elect Bob
Martinez and a new cabinet are sworn in.
"I don't think we want you guys (DNR) meddling
around this much with our private lives,"
observed Sonny Irons, waterfront property
owner on the north fork of New River in Fort
If approved by the Cabinet the rule change may
still face a rule challenge, reported Gary Ward,
Chairman of the Marine Engineering Society of
The December 2nd Florida Cabinet meeting in
Tallahassee is open to the public. The submerged
land rule changes would affect certain waterfront
'homeowners, marinas, condominiums, hotels
Legislature repeals sales tax exemption
by Rachel Leach
If you are currently considering putting your
vessel on the market, now might be a good time to
do so. As of July 1, 1987, the current sales tax
exemption for purchasers who take their boatput
'of state within 10 days of purchase will be
House Bill 166, passed by the legislature this
year in hopes of raising additional revenues for
the state, eliminates many sales tax exemptions
including the above-mentioned exemption for the
sale of some vessels. The current law provides
for a sales tax exemption for the purchasers of
vessels which leave the state within ten (10) days
of purchase, or within ninety (90) days if the
vessel needs repairs or alterations.
In the past, the exemption has provided added
incentive to would-be boat purchasers from out
of state. According to Mr. Van Snider, Executive
Director of the Marine Industries Association, the
loss of the exemption will greatly impact the
marine community as well as the local business
community. Mr. Snider estimates that the out of
state purchaser accounts for 50% of all vessel
sales locally. Add to this repairs, purchases of
marine parts and equipment, hotel, food,
entertainment and general travel costs, and it
becomes clear that the out of state purchaser
benefits the entire business community as well as
the seller of the vessel. The loss of revenues due
to out of state purchasers going elsewhere may
well outweigh any revenues raised by the sales
tax on those purchasers who decide to buy in
Florida, notwithstanding the extra 5% tax. Also,
the new revenues raised will be spread among all
areas of the state.
Proponents of the repeal of the exemption point
out that since Florida, and especially Fort
Lauderdale, is a major yachting center, people
from out of state will still be inclined to come here
to buy boats. Florida will always have the
bargains due to the sheer number of boats on the
market here. These proponents also add that
many out of state purchasers pay a sales tax in
their own states if they title their boats there.
Finally, the elimination of the sales tax
exemption is a method to raise revenues without
raising our taxes, since the out of state purchaser
is the one who pays. It remains to be seen;
however, whether or not our community will
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America's Cup television schedule
Round 3 Challengers/Defenders Highlights on ESPN
Thursday, November 27 12 am EST Preview
Wednesday, December 3 11 pm
Wednesday, December 10 11 pm
Saturday, December 20 12 am
Semifinals Challengers/Defenders Highlights on ESPN
Wednesday, December 3110 pm EST Final Four
Wednesday, January 7 10 pm EST Final Four
A mimimum of three nights live coverage
Monday, January 12 10 pm EST on ESPN
America's Cup Preview
Wednesday, January 28 10 pm EST on ESPN
The America's Cup Challenge Down Under
Live coverage of every race of the best-of seven
America's Cup final begins:
Friday, January 30 11 pm EST on ESPN
1987 Lauderdale to
Key West Race
The 12th Annual FORT LAUDERDALE to KEY
WEST RACE and RACE Weekend is Thursday 15
January to Sunday 19 January 1987, and
promises to be bigger and betterthat the previous
eleven, according to regatta promoters.
Racing and cruising yachts are invited to enter
10R, IMS or PHRF racing fleets, or join the cruising
flotilla for the 160 mile run to Key West. The
CONCH GRINDERS RACE will run Saturday over a
10-15 mile course. Both races will be governed by
IYRU rules and the Sailing Instructions.
Refreshments will be provided in the tent in Key
Those sailors interested should call Beth
Smigelski at 524-5508 for entry forms and more
Walter Cronkite's Cup Updates
America's Cup updates are featured regularly on
CBS-aired pro-football games with
correspondent Walter Cronkite
Sailing on Compuserve: Compuserve, the computer
information network, now has a sailing forum
that offers an advance look at articles from
upcoming publications of Sail and Cruising World
magazines, information on the BOC Around the
World race and America's Cup updates. Computer
owners who subscribe to Compuserve can log
onto the forum and browse at their leisure, or take
part in a nationwide computer conference among
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Singlehanded around the world race sails into the Indian Ocean
The second leg of the BOC Around the World
Challenge Alone sailboat race from Cape Town to
Sydney began November 15th presenting a whole
new set of considerations for the skippers. Leg I
was a game of dodging the low-wind high-
pressure regions, keeping the boats in an area of
moderate air flow. On Leg II, the competitors will
attempt to avoid the wrong side of the high-wind
depressions that scurry across the Southern
Most of Leg II will be spent in the "Roaring
Forties," the region between 40 and 50 degrees
South marked by the passage of numerous
storms. The centers of the storms usually travel
from west to east between 48 to60 degrees South,
but do not move in a straight line. Ideally, the
skipper will place his craft to the north of the
depressions, near enough to their centers to
provide good reaching or running conditions,
without coming so close that he finds himself in a
survival situation. The skippers will try to avoid
getting south of the lows, since he would get gale-
force headwinds that slow him down, allowing
the competitors to the north a chance to passhi'm
and perhaps forcing the sailor closer to the
icebergs and numbing cold near Antarctica.
Since the racer should stay north of the
depressions, he cannot take the "great circle
route," which provides the shortest course to
Sydney. Instead, he will try to stay at a latitude of
approximately 44 to 50 degrees South, adjusting
the latitude to match the storms approaching
from astern. Sailors will use their weather
facsimile machines like a radar screen, always
looking back to the fast over-taking weather
as of 21NOV86 0600GMT mi. from
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Credit Agricole/Jeantot (Fr.)...5153
Biscuits Lu/Bernardi (U.S.).....5184
Tuna Marine/Martin (S.A.).....5191
Skoiern/de Roux (Fr.)...........5255
Airco Distrib./Plant (U.S.).....5260
Spirit of Sydney/Kiernan (Aus.).5270
Stabilo Boss/Reed (S.A.)........5277
Belmont Finland/Harkimo (Fin.)..5350
Dec. of Ind./Konkolski (U.S.)...5366
Amer. Flag/Roth (U.S.)..........5410
Jos. Young/Hughes (Can.)........5413
Lone Star/Schroder (U.S.).......5419
Dbl. Cross/Mitchell (G.B.)......5429
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are almost anthropomorphic. After passing Cape
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Atlantic before stepping around the southern tip
of Africa. They then dip up into the South Indian
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through northwest to southwest -- getting
stronger as they change -- before snapping back
to the northeast. Strong nerves and a controllable
boat are required for success on this leg.
Before the sailors can face the downwind part
of this leg, they must cross the contrary, west-
flowing Agulhas Current, a band of warm Indian
Ocean water that collides with the cold South
Atlantic just south and east of the Cape of Good
Hope. The mixing of warm and cold water creates
interesting weather which, when combined with
the shallow waters of the Agulhas Bank,
encourage the sailors to drive souttwards to 40
South before they bear left for Sydney. We can
expect an exciting Leg II as the BOC racers head
The governor and his cabinet will consider
proposals from Pat Rose and C.M. Walker, Jr. of
the Bureau of Marine Research, St. Petersburg
which would establish "No Entry Refuge Zones",
posted areas in which any water-borne activity is
prohibited. Such activity may negatively impact
locally occurring manatees, maintain the bureau
proposal. Zones would be established in areas
where the large population of manatees coupled
with geography or condition of the ecosystems,
could cause hazards to manatees. The Division of
Law Enforcement and Division of Marine
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Volume 3 Issue 9 December 1986. Waterfront News
Triathlon championship results
National Short Course Triathlon Championship results Men
November 16, 1986
Pro division -1. Liz Bulman (Columbia. Mo.) 1:12:58:2. Debbie Kauziarich (Denver)
1:13:07: 3 Julie Olsen (St. Paul. Minn.) 1:13:35: 5. Jan Ripple 1:13:49.
14-19 1. Julie Safler (Port Jefferson Station. N.Y.) 1:27:11: 2. Jennifer Wood
1:31:56: 3. Doran DeSchepper (Boca Raton) 1:46:34.
20-24 1. Leslie Aaron (Naples) 1:20:45: 2. Felicia Rashiatore (Coral Springs)
1:22:44: 3. Shelly Carlise (Sunrise) 1:23:07.
25-29- 1.Jodi Brunner(Boca Raton) 1:18:12:2. Nancy Betts (Fort Myers) 1:22:07:3.
Dale Marie Polowski (Fort Lauderdale) 1:25:18.
30-34 1. Connie Case (Pompano Beach) 1:27:17: 2. Cynthia Birzon (Pompano
Beach) 1:30:03: 3. Karen Calloway (Islamorada) 1:36:33.
3539--1. Cathryn Moore(Boca Raton) 1:21:29:2. Cathy Marcino(Miami) 1:21:46:3.
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40-44- 1. Majorie Milliken (Key West) 1:22:45:2. Donna Williams (Sudbury. Mass.)
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first ever boat parade
by Jack Kardys
The Haulover Park Association extends an
invitation to participate in "Winter Reflections on
the Bay", Dade County's First Annual Holiday
Boat Parade Extravaganza. The Boat Parade has
been endorsed by the Marine Council, and is
sponsored by Budweiser, Metro Parks, the
Haulover Park Association and LOVE 94 and will
feature 100 lavishly decorated motor yachts
parading north on the East Intracoastal
Waterway from Indian Creek at the
Doral/Fontainebleau Hotel area to a turn-around
point in the Sunny Isles' Dumfoundling Bay area
back to a reviewing grandstand located in
Scheduled for Saturday, December13,1986, the
Boat Parade follows a 9 1/2 nautical mile tour of
Biscayne Bay that highlights Miami Beach, "The
Neighborhood, Normandy Isle Surfside, Bay
Harbor and Bal Harbour Island, Haulover
Marina's Sunday's on the Bay Restaurant, Sunny
Isles, North Miami Beach and Golden Beach.The
parade of lights begins at 6:00 P.M. and will
conclude with a30-minute Fireworks Spectacular
at 9:30 P.M. in the Haulover Marina.
At Haulover Park a complete program of events
designed to complement and enhance the Parade
will begin at 11:00 A.M., Saturday morning
featuring the first ever United Cerebral Palsy
Association of Miami's Seafood Festival, a
Winter Wonderland exhibit area created by local
chambers of commerce and civic associations,
ethnic food booths, a trade fair for area business,
and a full day of entertainment.
Editor's Note: Mr. Kardys is the manager of
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Welcome to our new column. In this
monthly feature we'll be covering musical
entertainment in the county in general and along
the waterfront in particular. Local peformers,
visiting artists, recording news all will have a
place in this feature, in orderto assist in choosing
a spot to enjoy the best available music. If you
have any information that needs to be shared,
please contact me here at the Waterfront News,
c/o this column. Remember, this feature is for
you,.the audience and the musicians.
The Musicians Exchange has a fabulous lineup,
for December, starting off with two benefits
concerts. On December 3rd, there's a benefit for
Mark Colby, graduate of the University of Miami,
School of Music and former saxophonist with the
Concert Jazz Band, directed by Whit Seidner.-Bob
James headlines what promises to be an
outstanding night of music. Ira Sullivan, Duffy
Jackson, Peter Graves and Atlantean Driftwood
are among those who will perform. Two shows: 8
pm, $15 and 10:30 pm, $10. All proceeds to
promote Mark Colby's speedy recovery.
The City of Fort Lauderdale is once again
presenting WINTERFEST. A portion of this
Festival, "Musically Yours", sponsored by the
Musicians Exchange, will be held Saturday,
December 13th, from 11:30 am to 7:30 pm.
"Musically Yours" will starcase Rare Silk, Dave
Valentin, Randy Bernsen, Alice Day, Toni Bishop,
Just Jazz and Full Circle, just to name a few. This
concert held along the New River in the
News/Sun-Sentinel parking lot (next to the
Lagniappe Cajun House), will benefit the historic
riverfront Stranahan House. Tax-deductible
In addition to these benefits, during December
the Musicians Exchange. Cafe will feature Buddy
Guy and Junior Wells (5th & 6th); Fire Fall (12th &
13th); Herbie Mann (19th & 20th) and NRBQ (26th &
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Mr. Martin is putting out some fine compositions
and is capably backed by NBS: Don Miller,
basses; Ray Lyon, keyboards; and Bill Kreitner,
drums, who occasionally surrenders his sticks
and skins to the deft young hands of Darryl
"Pookie" Martin. (Watch for Darryl on an
upcoming Star Search", but more about that
later.) Spider is generous about letting his friends
and fellow musicians join in, especially when he
hosted Monday night jam sessions. Rumor has it
that the sessions are to return after football
season. You just never know who'll show up to
play. Last month Hyram Bullock sat in on a set.
He was in town on tour with David Sanborn.
Bullock has recorded with numerous bands and
artists, but he may be best known from when he
was the bassist in Paul Shaeffer's band on David
Letterman's show a few years back.
For those fans who remember (and miss) jazz
pianist Eddie Higgins when he played at Bubba's
in Fort Lauderdale and later at Arthur's in Miami,
will be glad to hear that he's back in town. After a
summer up on the Cape, and more recently on
"the" jazz cruise on the SS Norway, Eddie's back
at Penguin's on Sunday nights. Don't miss him
this winter, he's turned into a veritable snow-bird
Editor's Note: Bobbi Belanger joins the Waterfront
News crew in the wake of Marsha Rose's
departure for the musical scene in Boston. We'll
miss Ms. Rose's notes but eagerly look forward to
Ms. Belanger's on the waterfront musical
community. Welcome Bobbi aboard with your
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Beneath the 12 mile reef!
by Al Plant
Photos by Julie
It was 20 years ago when I was last in Tarpon
Springs and this recent visit was.a pleasant
contrast. Back in the late 60's the village was not
at its peak of prosperity. The time had long since
past when in the 1940's a disease had wiped out
the sponge beds that were the livelihood of this
community. But the Greek people, whose, proud
heritage is one of strength'and industry, had
survived, in fact prospered. Tarpon Springs
waterfront is an example of how other nearly
derelict areas could be revitalized.
History is important and is featured in Tarpon
Springs. Museums and plaques recall the early
days when great leaping Tarpon thrived in the
spring Bayou. The first settlers were a father and
daughter, the Ormands, who arrived from South
Carolina in 1876. The daughter, Mary, named
Tarpon Springs in 1879, shortly after Hamilton
Disston, the saw manufacturer, saved the state
from bankruptcy. In 1880 Tarpon Springs became
a well established tourist center and winter resort
because of the promotion efforts of John
Cheyney, an associate with the Disston
Company. Tourism however stepped aside in
1890 when Cheyney discovered that.a lot of
money could be made by harvesting the sponges
growing in the nearby Gulf waters.
John Cocoris a Greek sponge diver who
immigrated to Tarpon Spring i 1905. His skills
revolutionized sponge harvesting which had
previously been done with glass bottom buckets
and long hooks from small boats. His hard hat
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A talk with George Billiris, a decendant from
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sold in commercial lots to stores like Eckerd
Drugs. Others are bought by the retailers to sell to
tourists in Tarpon Springs shops. The wool,
yellow grass and finger sponge are a few of the
eight commercial types found in the Florida
The demand for natural sponges is 8 times
greater than the divers of Tarpon Springs can
supply. The state is now willing to help setup
training for new blood interested in getting into
the sponge industry, but the old timers left are
having a hard time getting new people to come
into the sponge fleet.
Travellers to Tarpon Springs will find the
Billiris Brothers boat, St. Nicholas I//. It ws used
as a WWII patrol vessel with 1 1/2 subs to its
A crew member helps sponge diver Nikolas
Skilas prepare to go down.
effort by the community has brought Tarpon
Springs back on the road to a healthy economy.
There is now a blend of tourism with an active
sponge industry, commercial shrimping, fishing,
charter fishing boats and boat building. But the
village still has a ways to go.
To re-establish the waterfront the Sponge
exchange mall was developed where an old
sponge boat serves as a focal point. There are
now scores of retail stores, bakeries, and
restaurants, most with a Greek flavor, up and
down the waterfront streets. Spong-a-rama
Museum amd the Exchange Mall are also part of
credit as well as the boat used in the Robert
Wagner film "Beneath the 12 Mile Reef" and nine
other motion pictures since its construction. You
can board this venerable craft and go on a sponge
harvesting exhibition. Divers like Nikolas Skitas
demonstrate how they go down to the reefs. The
favorable currents, water temperature, and
plankton provide ideal breeding grounds for the
sponge here and this is why the man's 172 pound
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The Vessel St. Louis
by James E. Sullivan
On a clear Sunday morning a transatlantic liner
passed off the Fort Lauderdale beach. The vessel
was navigating southward towards Cuba where
it nor its passengers were wanted. The date was
June 4, 1939, the luxury liner was the German ship
St. Louis belonging to the Hamburg-American
Line Hapag House. It was carrying 935 Jews
hoping to escape from Nazi Germany. Their
passports were stamped with Cuban visas or
landing permits issued bya corrupt immigration
minister. Cuba was the only country willing to
accept these Jews but only for a price. Five years
later I would see this same ship through the
greenhouse of a B-24 bomber.
I had been posted to the 489th Bomb Grp., 8th
Air Force as a bomber navigator. On the morning
of the 17th of November, 1944 twelve crews were
assembled in a large Nisson hut and briefed on
the day's mission. The target was the Harburg oil
refinery located on the Elbe river southwest of
Hamburg, Germany. Our ordnance would be
three one-ton RDX bombs for each aircraft. AA
fire was to be light since many of the 88s had been
moved to the front lines.
We approached Harburg at 30,000 feet flying
over the port of Hamburg. The smoke and haze
caused by the RAF strike the evening before was
clearing and I sighted a passenger liner that
appeared to be untouched by the destruction seen
in the area. The ship was tied to a finger pier. I
logged its position and tripped the camera
intervelometer to record this "find" in an ocean of
The raid on Harburg resulted in the complete
breakdown of the refinery's fuel production,
however during the crew debriefing intelligence
showed no interest in the vessel that I saw docked
in the Hamburg harbor. I was told it had little
military value and in addition it was protected by
the Hague Convention. The name? It was the
transatlantic liner SS St. Louis.
For the Jews in 1939 the SS St. Louis was an
attractive conveyance, floating palace that sailed
the North Atlantic routes between Europe and
America during the thirties. The competition
between seafaring nations was fierce with speed
and comfort two selling points used to attract
travelers. The St. Louis was a large ship 550 feet
long of 16,730 gross tons with a speed 18.5 knots.
The master of the St. Louis was a German named
Gustav Schroeder. He was a considerate and
compassio nate captain who -though not a Nazi
and had little use for their ideology- wasa loyal
German and agreed to navigate the St. Louis on a
special mission to Havana, Cuba where he
thought the Jewish refugees would be welcome
and safe. Cuba was to provide a way station, a
parking place for the 935 Jews while awaiting the
US immigration roster to narrow down to their
names. In Germany the Cuban immigration
beaucracy had artfully given visas to any Jew
that had $150. The head of the agency was Manuel
Benitez. He had amassed a fortune capitalizing
on the plight of the refugees by signing his name
to 4000 landing permits. His political protection
came from Fulgencio Batista, then Chief of Staff
of the Cuban army.
Initially the president of Cuba, Frederico Bru,
agreed to accept the refugees if each would post a
$500 bond as a guarantee of sustenance. In
addition all were to be held in a camp to be built
on the Isle of Pines until they were permitted to
enter the United States. This President Bru
learned was not to be done soon, if ever. The
people of the United States were not concerned
about Europe's problems and did not favor a
change in the immigration laws to allow these
Jews to enter the nation. The U.S. president,
Franklin Roosevelt, an astute politition knew it
would be hazardous to ignore public opinion and
a large .part of the populace was openly
antisemitic. Roosevelt sensed clearly the mood of
the electorate, he was contemplating running for
a third term, he needed no problems. This lack-of
response by the U.S. had Bru issue an order for
the St. Louis to leave Havana or it would be
"escorted" out of the harbor by the Cuban navy.
None of the passengers were allowed to leave the
On Thursday June 1, 1939 the Vessel left
Havana. In desperation Captain Schroeder ran
the St. Louis up and down the coastal waters of
Florida hoping the United States would allow the
vessel to disembark the refugees in Miami or Port
Everglades or that Cuba would agree to accept
them. Captain Schroder cruising between Fort
Lauderdale, Miami, and Havana had been
confident that since the passengers were posted
on the immigration list the United States would
resolve matters by. accepting them earlier.
Roosevelt remained silent.
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The rulers of Germany were ecstatic.The
German propaganda machine run by Doctor
Joseph Goebbels ground out a series of messages
to gain sympathy for the Nazi cause. Germany
was allowing Jews to leave unharmed and
unimpeded. The message was simple and clear;
"Who wants the Jews? Here they are take them!
We will send them to any country passage paid".
An uneasy curtain of silence was dropped by the
democratic nations. The refugees were not
On June 2nd the Fort Lauderdale Daily News
published an article almost hidden on the front
page concerning the recall to Germany by the
Hamburg-American Line of the St. Louis. The.
following day the papers read, "Doors of New
World closed on Exile Band".
Captain Schroeder delayed informing the
passengers that the ship was ordered back to
Europe, he feared mass suicides or attempts to
swim ashore. On the 4th of June hovering off Fort
Lauderdale the U.S. Coast Guard cutter 244 left
Base 6 (now where the Swimming Hall of Fame is
located) and intercepted and circled the St. Louis
to ensure that the vessel did not enter American
waters. Seeing the futility and running short on
provisions Captain Schroeder ordered the bridge
to take up a heading of ENE, the course to
Germany. On the 17th of June the St. Louis was
back in Europe (Antwerp).
On June 7th the Fort Lauderdale News closed
the saga with the headline "Woman's Body Found
at Sea Indicates Woe Ship Suicide". The St. Louis
departed the coast on the 6th. The story explained
why official aid for the refugees was not possible.
They had no visas to enter the U.S. The
government had to follow the rule of permitting
immigrants to enter in the order of their
applications and according to quotas fixed by
law. President Roosevelt, not above curling other
directives to fit his programs, said that his hands
were tied. Besides, he said, he had no direct
requests for asylum from individual refugees.
How they were to do so was not mentioned.
At Antwerp Captain Schroeder arranged for the
passengers to scatter to France, Holland, and
Belgium. Many were easily located by the
Gestapo following the invasions of these
countries. Carpet bombing heavily damaged the
St. Louis in the harbor of Hamburg it would
never sail again.
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i_ ~12 points per victory) among the challenging coral reefs", lectur(
yachts through December 19th. Each yacht Atmosphere Scieni
*' "Everglades Secrets", a gallery exhibit by will meet the others once. Marine Science Cer
1224 Southwest 1st Avenue artist M.J. Wilson at the Discovery Center, 231 Barbara Walker singing at the Beach Theater 4600 Rickenbacker
Fort Lauderdale. Florida 33315 SW 2 Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale on New River, under the Stars on the Broadwalk at Johnson 361-4619.
Phone: (305) 524-9450 through December 8th. Call 462-4116 St., Hollywood, 7:30 pm. America's Cup h
Candy Lane & Fabulous Four play for Everglades flora faunahands-on exhibition by Cup-3rd Round on I
dancing at the Beach Theater under the stars on Discovery Center curator Sherwood Wilkes, Bob James, Ira Sull
*The tide table datum is based on the New River the Boardwalk at Johnson St, Hollywood, 7:30 'at the Center, 231 SW 2 Avenue, Ft. Graves & Atlantean
at the Andrews Avenue Bridge. Data can be pm. ___._alaudertdale_o.etheNew River. Call 462-4116. pm, Musicians Excl
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Commodores Cup, Ocean PHRF & GSCPH Fleet, Gulfstream Sailing Club, general meeting, 7:30 Commodore's Club
Gulfstream Sailing Club. pm. Oceanside Holiday Inn, A1A and E. Las Chapter #1, 11;
Russia Folk Festival. 2:15-8:15 p.m., Bailey Deadline for Winterfest Boat Parade, Call 522- Olas, Ft. Lauderdale. Restaurant, Pompe
Concert Hall, 3501 SW Davie Rd. Call 761-7412.. 3983. Concert on the lawn at Flamingo Gardens, 1- Catalina Sailing
Woodstock Arts & Crafts Festival, Welleby Park, The Live Wires, play for dancing at the Beach 3:30 pm, 3750 Flamingo Rd., Davie. Call 473- meeting. Time and
NW44 St and Hiatus Rd, Sunrise. 10 am-5 pm. Theater under the stars, Hollywood, 7:30 pm. 2955 or 472-4433. Call 973-9341 or 49
Riverside Park Homeowners Association, 4 pm, Winterfest Shoreline Competition through Dania Jai-Alai Winterfest Tournament, 7:15, 301. America's Cup, ro
Riverside Park Pavilion, Fort Lauderdale. December 21st call 563-7261. E. Dania Beach Blvd, Dania. EST, on ESPN-Cabl
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Christmas in the Park Festival. 10 am-5 pm. Marine Industries Association South Florida,
George English Park on the Middle River, Fort board meeting.
Lauderdale; artists & craftsman. I River Oaks Civic Association, 7:30 pm,
Continental Players Cup,9 am-5pm., Pompano Westminster Presbysterian Church, 1100 SE Countwide
Beach Tennis Center, 900 NE 18 Ave., Call 782- Gulfstream Sunshine Cup Tennis Matches 9 am- 21 St., Ft. Lauderdale. Co ntywidl 493
8497 or 786-4115. 6 pm. Plantation Central Park, 9101 NW 2nd Salvation Army's Christmas Toy distribution,.9 Competitioncall 49
"Pursuits & Pastimes: Florida Folklife in Work & Street. am 100 SW 9 Ave., Ft. Lauderdale; volunteers B Pat Gayle, accor
Leisure", exhibit, Ft. Lauderdale Historic The Sherrie Trio plays for dancing at the needed to give toys to needy children. Call Beach Theater ud
Museum. Beach Theater under the Stars on Broadwalk Steve Ford at 463-4572. Toy Shop open roadwal & on
T-Y Park 15 Anniversary noon-4:30 pm, & Johnston St., 7:30 pm Hollywood. through December 19th. Salvation Army be
Hollywood; beauty pagent, music, dancing, Martha Graham Dance Company, Bailey Concert Guitarist Joe Sodja,.8 pm, Young Circle, December 24th. Vo
S.ntod ___. Ha-L,.Davjie8_pm. .Holywood, ask for chief bellrin
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"Creature Feature", 1 to 4 pm, through
*Beach Ball with the Commodores, 10 am-5 pm, December 24; meet all the Friendly Creatures
Fort Lauderdale, the beach. at the museum. Discovery Center Ft. Christi
Red Cross 1OKJingleBells Run6-10 pm, Arvida Lauderdale. Call 462-4116. (Note: expanded
at Weston, Call 581-4221. holiday hours December22 through January 3
Pompano Beach Holiday Boat Parade, ICW at from '10 am to 5 pm, Monday through
Pompano, 7 pm,. Call 941-2940. Saturday and from noon to 5 pm on Sunday.)
"Salute to the Season" jazz concert with Alice The Professional Men play for dancing, 7:30
Day & Friends, 7 pm, Young Circle, pm, Beach Theater under the Stars, *Harry Frank Trio &ShirleeBaran,vocalist, 7:30
Hollywood. Broadwalk & Johnson St., Hollywood. pm., Young Circle, Hollywood.
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America's Cup Challenger's Semi-Finals,
through January .7th (the four top-scoring Ft. Lauderdale Waterfront Property Owners
yachts will enter the semifinals; 1st yacht to Association meeting, 7:30 pm., Hortt
win four races). Elementary School, Ft. Lauderdale. New Y
South Florida Bluegrass Association, noon-5 Ocean Mile swim, 8:45 am. Ft. Lauderdale
pm., on the Concertfield Stage, T-Y Park, beach. *"Maritime Tradition of Fernandina Beach", slide America's Cup-Sen
Hollywood. Hall of Fame Big Band plays for dancing, 7:30 show, on the hour, Ft. Lauderdale Historical ESPN.
"Basketry in Florida", on the hour, Seminole & pm, Beach Theater under the Stars, Society; Call 463-4431. War, Musicians E
white oak basket making, Ft. Lauderdale Hollywood. Nifty Fifties Beach Party, noon-5 pm., C.B. Seminole Oollmakii
Historical Society, 219 SW 2 Avenue, Ft. "Pioneer Capers", Cromartle House,9 am -noon, Smith Park, Pembrook Pines; food, games and on the hour, Ft. Laud
___Lauderdale.. Ft.Lauderdale. music. ..Museum.
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esday Thursday Friday Saturday
a rivers. General Meeting, 4 5 Navy Appreciation Days noon-4 pm. Port 6 S
)n Hollywood Beach, 7:30 Everglades pier #19. Ship tours, Pearl Harbor Sil with Santa Hagen Park, Wilton Manors, 8
ie. St. Petersburg Boat Show, Bayfront Center commemorative, demonstrations and a.m. Call 566-2460 (limited seating).
0s: their significance on the Yacht Basin, through December 7th. Call 764- exhibits through December 7th. Call 523-3404 Mini Met Fishing Tournament. Dade County.
School of Marine- and 7642. x 349 Commercial St. Beach Dive, 8:30 a.m., South
;e, University of Miami- Greater Ft. Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce Christmas Spirit Balloon Festival, 4 pm to Florida Scuba Club. Call 791-1108.
iter's RSMAS Auditorium, Annual Dinner, Sea Fair, Dania. Call 462-6000. sunset Quiet Waters Park, 6601 N. Powerline *America's Cup-Defenders Series C through
Causeway, 7:30 pm. Call Jugglers, "tri-jesters", stilt-walkers and acrobats Rd. Deerfield Beach, December 21st. Each,yacht will meet the
at Young Circle, US #1 & Hollywood Blvd, Holiday Showcase and Tree Lighting, others twice.
Highlights of the America's Hollywood, 8 pm Call 921-3408. Ceremony, 5 pm, Deerfield Beach Commodore's Cup, sunfish fleet of Gulfstream
-SPN-cable T.V., 11 pm. "The Documentation of War", slide show and International Pier. Live entertainment, food, a Sailing Club, Independence Bay Lake,
ivan, Duffy Jackson, Peter discussion, 6:30 to 8:30 pm. at the Historic community sing-along. Call 427-1050 Powerline north of Sample Road.
Driftwood Band,8 & 10:30 Museum of South Florida, 101 W. Flagler St. Buddy Guy & Junior Wells, Musicians 6th Annual Penrod's Tinman Race, triathlon,
iange, Ft. Lauderdale. Miami. Call 375-1492. Exchange Fort Lauderdale. Bahia Mar, 8 a.m. Call 763-1359
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Marine Industries Association of South Florida
Christmas Party. Embassy Suites Hotel, SE 17 Winter Reflections on the Bay, boat parade,
wing Club meeting, 7 pm, St., Ft. Lauderdale. Call 764-6366. Miami, Call 947-3525.
bounced; Call 463-7035 or Mistral National Championship Boardsailing South Florida Divers Christmas Party
Regatta, Sanibel Island, through December 14. Musically Yours on the New River with Rare
of America Ft. Lauderdale Call 813-472-0123. Winterfest Invitational Softball Tournament, Silk, Randy Bernsen, Alice Day and Toni Biship,
30 a.m., Flaming Pit Hillsboro Inlet Sailing Club governing Board Tradewinds Park, 3600 W. Sample Rd. 979- between Andrews and the Sun-Sentinel
no. Call 276-7085 (Palm). Meeting, 8 pm. through December 14th. building.
Association of Broward New Freedodm Caribbean Relief, 8 pm., Good Ft. Lauderdale Children's Theatre production of Hillsboro Inlet Sailing Club Christmas
location to be announced. News Church, Ft. Lauderdale. "AChristmas Carol", 2&4:30pm, Broward Co. Dinner/Dance 7.pm, Coral Springs Country
1-3327. International Yachtsmen Association, meeting, Main Library, Ft. Lauderdale. Call 763-6901. Club.
nd #3 highlights, 11 pm 7:30 pm., Compass Room at Marinas Motor Firefall, through December 13, Musicians Metropolitan South Florida Fishing Tournament
Channel. Inn. Call 920-3555. -Exchange. through May 10th.
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Greater Ft. Lauderdale Boardsailing association, Winterfest Boat Parade, 6:30 pm-10 pm, Ft.
7:30 pm, Riverside Hotel, Ft. Lauderdale. Lauderdale's ICWfrom 17th St. to Commercial
Tarpon River Civic Association, 7:45 pm, Call 522-3983.
Calvary Presbyterian Church. Call 763-6760. American Merchant Marine Veterans-
linterfest Decorating Sailboat Bend Civic Association, 7:30 pm, Herbie Mann, through December 20th, Gulfstream Chapter meeting 1 pm American
8288 Salvation Army Hall, Ft. Lauderdale. Musicians Exchange, Ft. Lauderdale. Legion Hall, 4250 NE Fifth Avenue, Ft.
lionist-vocalist, 7:30 pm. *Winterfest Grand Marshal Auction & Ball.7 pm-1 Winterfest Wonderland in Miramar, Calhoun Lauderdale. Call 925-5869.
ider the Stars on the am. Marriott's Harbor Beach Hotel, Ft. Recreation Center for children. Navy Seabees Veterans,noon, 1700 N Federal
on St., Hollywood. Lauderdale. Moods of Christmas: Coral Ridge Choir& Soutn Hwy., Ft. Lauderdale. Call 781-4237.
II ringers needed. through Hollywood Philharmonic Concert, 7:30 om, Florida Symphony Orchestra, 5555 N. Fed, Snake Bight Canoe Trip, Everglades. Call 375-
unteers call 524-6995 & Young Circle, "The Nutcracker Suite" with the Hwy., Ft. Lauderdale, 8 pm through December 1625.
ger. Broward Ballet Academy. 20th. America's Cup highlights, midnight, ESPN.
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ias Eve Christmas Hanukkah
"Bethlehem Sacred Harping" on the hour at Ft.
Atlantic Cup Surf Slalom, Singer Island; Lauderdale Historical Society, 219 SW s Ave.,
through December 29th. call 808-579-8129. Ft. Lauderdale; exploration of religious
NRBQ, Musicians Exchange, Ft. Lauderdale. musical expression.
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Boca Inlet ........... ......... 08 Minutes ................... ... 17
Deerfield Beach ................... 12 ................. .......... 11
Hillsboro Inlet .....................- 31 .................. ..........- 50
Bar's Eve Bahia Mar ................... -20 ..........................-18
Port Everglades ................. .-45 .... ..........................-62
final Highlights, 10 pm., Dania Cut Off ............... ....... +45 ........................ ... 28
Davie Bridge ........................ +40 ........................... +40
Change, Ft. Lauderdale. Haulover Inlet ................. +38 ................ +9
ig & Patchwork Designs", Government Cut (Miami) ............- 99 ............................ 116
erdale Historical Society
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14 Volume 3 Issue 9 December 1986 Woterfront News
"Scuba Run" Video's Entry Into The Diving Industry
by Bryan Brooks
Photon Video Company in Miami is attempting
to enter the home video market with a film called
"SCUBA RUN." The Producer and Director, Jeffrey
Schwartz, felt this was the first film of its kind.
Schwartz stated most of the films shown to the
public about the underwater world are in the
documentary style (i.e. Cousteau, Al Giddings
and Stan Waterman).
While finding no fault with these talented
diver cinematographers Schwartz says his film,
designed for the home video market, offers more.
For one thing, he says there is a story line; Boy
meets girl. Boy learns to dive to be with girl, and
in the process a beautiful underwater world
unfolds for the viewer. The film was shot on
location on the island of Bonaire, just north of
Venezuela, in South America.
For another, Schwartz has assembled what he
feels are the top film makers in the industry, not
just divers who have made a living through their
films. He compares other underwater films to his
as a child's kite and a space shuttle. Schwartz
has gotten the services of Ricou Browning, an
underwater consultant to the James Bond films,
plus a host of other well-known films sold on the
public market. The director of photography was
taken from the T.V. series "Miami Vice." He is the
Emmy winner, Jeff Simon.
The film portrays the underwater as a place of
beauty, not the usual terror filled shark film that
in itself has given a completely false impression
to the public. But, as Schwartz points out, this
is not a documentary but an adventure, with an
interesting story to tell. This and the fact that
underwater scenes take 35 minutes of the 50
minute film, give visual enjoyment to the
Schwartz says that the film was made on 16MM
film then transformed to one inch video tape,
which, he feels, gives the most clarity and quality
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The music is an original score with an
underwater jazz video lasting five minutes, the
first of its kind world-wide and a music video
promo' which lasts three minutes and fifty
Schwartz sees his film as a step forward from
the pioneer work done by great underwater
personalities of the past. The public will enjoy it
and the diver himself or herself will find it visually
The divers and actors use the very latest Hi-
Tech gear available in the world. The film is very
positive, and it hits the market in plenty of time
for Christmas shoppers looking for the perfect
gift to give their diver friend, who may be loaded
down with every possible kind of gear on the
Schwartz thought the diving industry would
embrace the film as it would be a good intro to the
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non-diving public and stimulate the diving
industry. The response so far hasn't lived up to
expectations, but he feels this is because his film
is in a different genre, not to be confused with the
video and film available for divers and the public
The film was shot on location in Bonaire,
because of its extreme underwater beauty,
(which any traveling diver can tell you) and with
its arid climate, there are less shooting days lost
due to bad weather.
The young actors and divers are talented
people who Schwartz feels, will possibly use this
film to propel themselves to become stars in the
The diving industry itself is beginning to
embrace the video as a tool to sell the individual
diver. Schwartz agrees, but states because of the
professional 16 MM film transferred to the one
inch tape, there can be no comparison in either
story content or quality tape clarity.
The video will be available in local dive stores
in time for Christmas shoppers. The format will be
the commercially acceptable VHS and BETA.
Volume 3 Issue 9 December 1986 Waterfront News 15
by Stevan Hoffman
Decompression sickness, "The Bends", is an
alarming affliction that can be avoided by
adhering to the U.S. Navy Tables and the use of
appropriate dive planning. Lately, I have heard of
a few fellow divers contracting decompression
sickness and it has sparked a note of concern
with me. Hoping that I can prevent future cases of
bends, I am writing this article in an attempt to
educate the diving public about decompression
sickness in general, and on avoiding
decompression situations in particular. The main
thrust of this article is on how. to avoid an
inadvertent case of decompression sickness. At
no time do I advocate decompression diving.
When the body is exposed to an increased
partial pressure of any gas, large amounts of that
gas will go into solution in the blood and tissues.
The gas that we are concerned with here is
nitrogen. The deeper a diver goes, the larger the
quantity of nitrogen absorbed. As long as the
body remains under pressure, the gas will remain
in solution. If an ascent is made too quickly, the
gas will come out of solution and cause a bubble
formation. This process can be compared to a
sealed carbonated bottle which has been shaken
up and then immediately opened. When a
nitrogen bubble comes out of solution that is
what is known as decompression sickness.
The reaction to a bubble formation varies with
its location. The locality may either be in the
brain, bloodstream, skin, joints, muscles, bones,
lungs or spinal cord. A bubble formation in the
brain causes blindness, dizziness, paralysis,
unconsciousness and convulsions. Pain is
experienced if bubbles form in the points, muscles
or bones; the blood stream is affected with
blocked circulation. Paralysis and numbness
occur when a formation is present in the spinal
cord. Labored breathing, coughing, and a burning
chest pain are signs of a lung decompression
sickness. If a bubble formation takes place under
the skin, it will itch or a rash will break out.
Symptoms of the affliction normally occur within
15 minutes to 12 hours after surfacing, but in
severe cases, symptoms may appear sooner. In
rare cases people have been known to notice
symptoms up to 24 hours after, the dive.
The preventive measures for decompression
sickness should be learned and continuously
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Navy Dive Tables is a must. I cannot stress
enough, that all divers should have a profound
knowledge in the area of prevention. Because the
tables are not designed so as to be impervious to
human error, divers must treat them
conservatively. The standard practice is to select
the depth in the table equal to or next greater than
the actual depth. Experienced deepdivers,
however, usually select a table that is ten feet
deeper than called for. This procedure for using
dive tables will diminish your risk of
decompression sickness. The U.S. Navy Dive
Tables were designed and tested on only one
specific type of individualmale-Navydivers, 20to
30 years old who are highly trained and are in top
physical condition. Most sport divers do not meet
this description and it is for this reason that
modification of the tables is recommended. In
addition, there are other variables such as
exertion level, water temperature and predive
disposition, all of which necessitate
modifications of the tables. Monitoring of bottom
time is most important. It is recommended that
one diver of a buddy team be solely appointed for
this task. However, I suggest that each buddy
check one another.
Other complications predisposing divers to
decompression sickness are hot showers
immediately after diving, or hard exercise
following diving. It is also possible for
decompression sickness to be caused as result of
flying after diving. The additional decrease in
atmospheric pressure could initiate a bubble
formation, as commercial airliners are not
pressurized to exactly sea level. Prior to flying, it
is recommended that a diver wait 12 hours if a
decompression dive has been made, and 4 hours
if a no-decompression dive has been made. Again
I do not at any time recommend decompression
diving. Another practice concerning fivina after
diving is to remain at sea level for a period long
enough to be classified as a group D diver. It has
always been recommended that the first dive of
day be the deepest dive. Making the first dive the
deeper dive will aid in decompression as each
shallower dive will help in the burning-off of
nitrogen. It is also suggested that during any dive
you go to the deepest point first, spend a
minimum time there and then finish the dive in
shallow water. This will also aid in the burning -
off of nitrogen. I always recommend a 3 minute
stop at 10 feet for any dive over 50 feet, and then
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a surface interval between dives that is as long as
possible. It must also be kept in mind that the
deepest point of any dive, no matter how short a
time spent there, is the depth of that dive. For
example, a descent is made to 90 feet for one
minute, then 35 minutes are spent at 40 feet. This
dive is looked at as a 36 minute dive to 90 feet.
This would put the diver in a decompression
situation calling for a 7 minute stop at 10 feet.
Once again, I do not advocate decompression
Last but not least, we cannot overlook the
treatment for decompression sickness.
Fortunately, this serious diving malady responds
very well to proper treatment. Although most
cases are not fatal, serious irreversible damage
can be done if sufficient treatment is not
immediately rendered. The following is a list of
actions that should be taken if a decompression
accident is suspected:
1. Have the victim lie down with the feet slightly
higher than the head, with the body turned on the
2. Administer pure oxygen and do so until a
physicians orders it discontinued. This will help
wash the nitrogen from the body.
3. Treat for shock.
4. Mouth to mouth respiration if necessary.
5. Call for profession emergency assistance,
call Divers Alert Network (919) 684-8111.
The Divers Alert Network will put you in touch
with a physician experienced in diving medicine
and will locate the nearest chamber. Do not,
under any circumstance, attempt to recompress
and injured diver in the water. This will delay
adequate treatment and will probably put the
diver into another decompression situation.
Please dive safely. Diving is a safe low risk
sport when treated properly. People who attempt
to push the sport to its limits, are the people who
hurt themselves. Sport diving is intended to be a
fun and enjoyable sport. Only you can keep itthat
way. Remember, there are old divers and bold
divers but there are no old bold divers.
This article is by no means intended to be a
comprehensive course on decompression
sickness. It only touches on some very basic
factors regarding decompression sickness and
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Port Commission election
by Nathan L. Roberts
After all the ads TV and newspaper and all
the endorsements by newspapers and civic /
business and professional groups -.and all the
money raised and spent, the Port Everglades
Commission has only one new face and it belongs
both to a newcomer and a woman.
Betsy Krant withstood the bid of Captain Robert
"Bob" Barber for the commission seat made
vacant by Gov. Bob Graham's removal of Stan
Harris after his arrest on felony charges of
brandishing deadly weapons in public. Krant, a
Democrat, has never before held elected public
office and has no experience in port and maritime
affairs. Barber, a Republican, is a retired U.S.
Coast Guard officer who was a Port Everglades
Commissioner from 1980 to 1984. Nevertheless
Krait received 196, 619 votes or 58 percent of the
ballots cast to Barber's 140, 545 votes of 42
Port Commission Chairman Mike Marinelli, a
Democrat running for a fourth four-year term,
defeated Roberta Elder, a Republican, with
187,641 votes or 56 percent of the total to his
opponent's 147, 621 votes or 42 percent of the
ballots cast. Marinelli, when asked several days
prior to the election, if The Miami Herald's
endorsement of Elder would hurt him, laughed
"Never", he declared, "in any of my campaigns
for the Port Commission, has the Herald endorsed
me. And I've won each time. I'll win this time, too."
One had the impression Marinelli would have
felt he was slipping had the Herald given him its
blessing. "Anyway, they won't have to bother
denying me their endorsement four years from
now," he said. "This will be my last term."
The 70-year old Marinelli will have served on the
commission for 16 straight years when he retires.
The election of Krant and Marinelli gives the
port commission the solid Democratic majority it
has had since 1984.
The only other new face in high port councils is
that of C. Thomas Burke, who took office in mid-
October as the port's executive director. Both he
and the seven-member commission are now face
to face with a new three-part chapter in port
The first part involves an imminent court
proceeding against Hollywood, Inc., for
condemnation of 38 acres south of the port that
the commission wants for construction of 38
acres south of the port that the commission
wants for construction of a containerized cargo
terminal. The port's development
hinges greatly on the outcome.
The second major order of business facing the
Commission involves construction of the new
cargo terminal a development that is hinged on
the success of the port's impending $105 million
bond issue which is about to be floated by a New
The third matter, and the most fateful for the
Port Commission, involves a pending contest
between it and an effort led by the Greater Fort
Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce with the
support of the Broward legislative deeisation -
over a plan to abolish the Port Commission and
bring Port Everglades into a new authority that
will also embrace the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood
International Airport, the new authority to be
under the jurisdiction of the Broward County
Editor's Note: The Port Everglades Commission
voted 5 to 2 to purchase 35 acres of property from
Hollywood, Inc. making major expansion of the
Broward County port a likelihood. New
Commissioner Betsy Krant joined Jean
Fitzgerald, Joseph DeLillo, Herb Meyer and Alan
Marks in favoring the purchase of thetract which
fronts on the Intracoastal Waterway and the
north bank of the Dania Cut-Off Canal.
Commissioners Walter Browne and Michael
Marinelli opposed the purchase terms ($19.5
million) at the November .18th m.eeting.
Hollywood, Inc. retains 55 acres to the west of the
new port property, where a marina or small
freighter port is planned.
Jean Fitzgerald was elected commission
chairman, beating out a bid by Walter Brown for
the post at the same meeting.
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Volume 3 Issue 9 December 1986 Waterfront News 17
Port cruise business booms with start
by Nathan L. Roberts
Port Everglades late last month welcomed a
new queen of the seas, the gleaming, white-
hulled, brand new 42,000 ton MV Homeric:
Luxuriously outfitted, the ship will be in
Caribbean cruise service out of Fort Lauderdale
during the fall and winter months and will sail out
of New York during the spring and summer.
Finished in record time in Papenberg, West
Germany at a cost of $150 million and turned over
to its owners, Home Cruise Lines, Inc., earlier this
year, the 670 toot vessel has eight decks, a speed
of 22 knots and a passenger capacity of 1030. She
departed Port Everglades on Nov. 1 for her first
seven-day cruise with a full complement of
passengers filling her 521 staterooms and
Fully one week following the MV Homeric's
departure from Port Everglades on its first seven-
day Caribbean cruise, a new ocean-going cruise
ship owned by another line sailed into the port to
begin a specialty schedule of one-day cruises to
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nightime, non-stop cruises to nowhere. Discovery
I, the ship's name, made its first trip Friday,
Nov. 14. This is the first time such cruises are
bring offered out of Port Everglades. Until now,
one-day and "nowhere" cruises have been out of
the Port of Miami.
Port officials are jubilant over the
development. They estimate that the day trips
will boost the port's passenger volume to over
1,000,000 annually from the 600,000 served at the
present time. Economically, they foresee an
additional $600,000 in port income, which would
raise the port's annual take into the neighborhood
of $600 million. This figure is bound to rise even
higher once the port is able to go ahead with its
master plan for a containerized cargo terminal at
the point where the Dania Cut-Off Canal empties
into the Intracoastal Waterway at the south end
of the port.
Discovery I, owned by Liberty Tours -- a giant
in the travel business -- is a 13,000 ton vessel that
cost $15 million to build. Considerably smaller
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Fred Moore of southern Dade County won a
handmade wooden fishing table after a drawing
held at the Waterfront News booth in the 1986 Fort
Lauderdale International Boatshow. Tony
Davis, owner of Decks by Davis, built the fish
table for the drawing. Decks by Davis designs and
furnishes the Waterfront News boat show booth.
Each year Davis and Waterfront News give away
a table at the show.
Four blocks from Biscayne Bay, Mr. Moore and
his wife own a 24-foot run-about and plan to build
a dock at Sexton Cove on Key Largo for their new
of day trips
than the 42,000 ton, $150 million Homeric,
Discovery caters to a different type tourist.
Whereas Homeric's lowest seven-day is $1140.
Discovery's one-day cruise fares begin at $38.50.
Officials of the port, the cruiseline and the
Broward Tourist Development Council anticipate
that Discovery will attracttourists either unable
to afford luxury cruises on vessels such as the
Homeric or tourists with sharply limited
vacation time. The ship will beckon to those who
want an ocean voyage and -- with but five to
seven days to spend -- can still enjoy Broward's
beaches, its restaurants, its sporting events and
anything else that catches the eye--and all for far
less than the cost of a pampered voyage on the
plush Homeric and its sister ship, the MV Atlantic,
due here in December.
By the time the one-week vacationers return
home, they'll have pumped anywhere from 15 to
25 million dollars into Broward's economy -- not
counting the $600 million that Discovery's
comings and goings will pour into Port
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Emergency Work With A USCG Helicopter
by H.W. Lange
If you ever have to be assisted by a USCG
helicopter there is a question of life or death. And
as the saying goes in the Coast Guard. "you can
go out. but you don't have to come back. "They do
their duty in your behalf.
Reading the Waterfront News in comfort you
may be inclined to suppose that helo rescue could
never be needed by me on my cabin cruiser, or my
big yacht, or my 35 ketch, or my sportsfisherman.
or my super ocean racer. or my whaler or bass
boat canoe. Well. in five years I have "observed"
all these, and more. well handled by a never-
mentioned Coastie. Whose recompense was only
his or her personal knowledge that "Gosh. I was
lucky to get there in time. to find them. to make a
successful try, and to get back to base."
Lets review some situations and what you can
do about them. Maybe you would like to write the
Editor of WN and point out others.
TAKING ON WATER. During a dark and bumpy
night. well offshore, you suddenly find that your
vessel is taking on water, a lot. for an unknown
reason. Get your Channel 16 MAYDAY out calmly
and completely. Follow the MAYDAY format
posted at your microphones. Repeat clearly your
position, you're taking on water, number of
persons on board (POB), your vessel call sign,
your vessel type and description. The description
allows search and rescue (SAR) to estimate the
radar silhouette that a surface SAR or aircraft
SAR may get of you. The color of your top and hull
may help if the vessel is awash at daylight. As
you list or swamp your transmission may break
up in the seas, so repeat the position.
USCG will ask you questions. Answer them
calmly, don't get mad. There is a good reason for
each question and lots of SAR experience behind
the checklist which they are using. Estimating
your remaining time afloat may save some lives
and another vessel since so often another SAR
case occurs and USCG resources have to be
allocated to you and the other case in proper type
To find you is not easy. The USCG helo and
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vessels may ask you to give several long counts.
or short counts. Give the name or number of your
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USCG Helo 6517. repeat your long count slowly".
Remain on whatever VHF channel specified until
told to shift. But do not waste your batteries, tell
USCG if you are likely to lose power. Helo may
turn on his night sun and ask you to give him a
heading if you see it. You may be asked to show
your light. Save your flares carefully. USCG
Miami may'have to impose a SILENCE, MAYDAY
on Channel 16.
When the helo identifies you the unit will advise
how many minutes away and start giving you
instructions of steps you must take. A SAR unit
when at your position may continue on VHF or
more likely use loud hailer. It would be well to
understand the standard arm signals which you
could use in reply. The helo illumination may be
good but your on-board flashlight is important.
Noise and downdraft from a helo will be
unusual :o you but remain calm and hang on as
you work. Keep passengers out of the way. Of
course everybody was long ago in PFDs.
To control the incoming water the helo will
lower a self-contained and floatable waterpump
on a cable. Follow the instructions you have
heard and acknowledged. If there is dangerto the
helo the pump might be landed alongside afloat.
Simple easy to follow instructions are in large
print on the container. There are two pieces on
opening it. Once,you have put the suction hose
inboard and the discharge hose outboard you
have an easy starter. Often that pump will save
your vessel until a surface SAR unit can assist.
Once in a while an additional helo will come to
you if a relief is needed.
In receiving the pump by helo cable do exactly
as told. Otherwise the cable might injure you, or
static electricity of the aircraft could do so if you
do not use the tail line. Never connect a helo
pendage to your vessel, a crash could result. H-3
and H-52 helo crews risk their lives for you. What
dangers are caused by your antennas, masts,
stays, or upper structure?
What if your vessel goes down? Keep
everybody together, stay with floating objects,
activate your EPIRB, keep your flares until a SAR
is hearby (a distant vessel may be on autopilot).
Hold your small VHF. Next month's article
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Volume 3 Issue 9 December 1986 Worerfront News 19
Relieving seasickness without drugs
by Michael Blate
Nothing spoils a day on the boat, or a long-
distance cruise, like seasickness. Whether you
suffer from it, or have had your boating time cut
short because of someone else's mal de mer is
But there are simple remedies that have been
used for generations -- mainly in the Orient --
which can ease, and sometimes prevent, this
noxious ailment. Of these, several are consumed
orally while at least one -- a technique known as
"G-Jo" (first-aid in its native Chinese) -- relies on
the use of touch.
With a touch, acupressure relieves seasickness
It is the latter technique, G-Jo, which is perhaps
the most exciting and unusual of the remedies.
This is basically a form of Acupuncture without
needles, a kind of "acupressure," which often
brings immediate relief, using nothing but deep
fingertip massage on certain bodily therapy
The process is easy enough to learn: it actually
takes just a few minutes of practice to master.
G-Jo is a simple, three-step process (but for its
most effective use with seasickness, a fourth step
should be added).
Step one is to find the appropriate acupressure
point. There are more than 1200 of these tiny
acupuncture therapy points known to exist on the
human body; each may relieve, even heal, up to
50 or more bodily areas or symptoms,when
properly used. One of the most responsive
acupressure points for seasickness is located on
the inner, lower forearm, about two inches back
from the most prominent crease of the wrist
(toward the elbow), in approximate line with the
middle finger (see illustration). This is G-Jo point
Press deeply in that lower forearm area until
you feel a dull, aching sensation (something like
toothache or pinched nerve). Then step two: once
located, massage the point in a deep, digging or
goading nmann'er for'up to a minute, usually Until a
sense of warmth or clamminess occurs
someplace in the body (typically on the face,
forehead or upper back). This is the so-called
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"acupressure reaction" that tells you you have
found, and "triggered," a good point sufficiently.
Now step three: find and trigger the same point
on the opposite arm until the reaction occurs. By
the time you have finished, you should feel relief.
Profound (if sometimes temporary) relief. If and
when you begin to notice the symptoms of
seasickness return, repeat the find-and-trigger
But it is the fourth step that makes this a truly
useful, longterm remedy for the sailor, one even
rivaling the new, highly-touted prescription
drugs -- but without the side-effects of
drowsiness and such. This step is to tie a band of
cloth or similar material around either lower
forearm with a smooth, pointed pebble or other
"pressure pointer" pressed into G-Jo point #10
and held deeply in place with the band. There is
actually a commercially-made band (called an
"Acu-Band") which works admirably well for this
process, but with a bit of ingenuity, you can
easily devise one yourself.
A second acupressure point for seasickness
(there are at least six) is known as G-Jo point
#115. This easily-found point is located between
the bottom of the nose and the top of the upper lip
in slight indentation in the center of that area.
When feeling queasy, pinch either side of the
indentation until you feel a pinpoint of pain --this
is the point -- and roll that fleshy area round
between your fingers until you feel the
acupressure reaction of warmth or clamminess.
This point is also helpful in relieving other
problems,- such as excessive hunger, even a
sense of faintness or loss of consciousness.
However,except in an emergency, acupressure
may not be right for all people. Generally,
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avoid using acupressure.
A non-acupressure, but nonetheless helpful
manipulative remedy is to frequently massage
the center segments of the middle, ring and little
(third, fourth and fifth) fingers deeply. To add to
their effectiveness, try placing a cool compress a
cross the back of the sufferer's neck while doing
any of the above techniques.
Editor's notes: A free brochure explaining more about
acupressure techniques, including an illustrated chart of six
basic G-Jo points, is available by sending a business-sized
stamped self-addressed envelope to: The G-Jo Institute, Box
8060, Hollywood, Fl 33084.
The writer of the above piece, Michael Blate, is the founder
and director of the G-Jo Institute, a nonprofit natural health
education organization. Blate is the author of nineteen books
and numerous articles in the field of "self-health" He has
appeared on more than 900 radio & television talk shows
around the United States and Europe. Michael is also the
illustrator of the diagrams included in this feature.
This is the first in a two-part series. Look for "Ginger"
the sailor's friend" in next month's issue.
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Tournament revises rules
The Metropolitan South Florida Fishing
Tournament (MET) has revised the existing
Master Angler Awards category, and has
established a new Non-Guided Master Angler
Awards category (Florida residents only) for the
upcoming 52nd tournament which officially
begins December 13, 1986 and ends at midnight
May 10, 1987.
Considered by many as the most prestigious
awards given for angling accomplishments, the
Master Angler Awards have traditionally been
awarded to anglers who utilized the services of a
MET registered charter boat captain or guide.
Conversley, the new Non-Guided Master Angler
Awards, although having the same standard
requirements as the revised Guided Master
Angler Awards, criteria will require exceptional
angling excellence without the use of a MET
To commemorate the opening of the 52nd
Tournament, the MET has planned a special one
day Kickoff Tournament (Mini MET) to be held
Saturday, December 6, 1986 at the Miami Beach
Marina. The tournament is open to the public, and
there is no entry fee. All 35 MET species will be
eligible. Fish must be caught within the MET
boundaries. All MET and I.G.F.A. rules will be in
effect. All fish must be weighed in at the Miami
Beach Marina prior to 3:30 P.M. the day of the
tournament to be eligible. Anyone desiring to
participate in this event must pre-register with
the MET office (376-3698). Prizes will be awarded
to those anglers who produce the most exceptional
catches. Come join us at the weigh-in for fun, free
food and refreshments.
The MET utilizes a network of some 100
weighstations and 300 registered charterboat
captains in 10 South Florida counties. The
tournament runs for approximately five months
(December-May) and is open to everyone, free of
Anyone desiring to join the MET family by
sponsoring an existing award or becoming a
charter sponsor of a number of new awards, or
anyone interested in obtaining further
information concerning the MET or the new MET
trophies should contact the MET office: 1431
North Bayshore Drive, Miami, Florida 33132.
One sailing angler's impressions
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photos by Greg Dellinger
Seventy-eight anglers on twenty-one sailboats
participated in the third annual Sailboat Fishing
Tournament held on November 15 by the
North Broward Kiwanis Club for the benefit of the
Florida Neurofibromatosis Foundation.
A lively kick-off party at a yacht club started
the excitement rolling. Here, fish stories of past
years and anxious speculations on the coming
tournament were shared.
Greg Dorr of the Mee Ling explained the advent
of sailboat fishing: "It's natural for sailors to want
to fish, because a sailing vessel maintains the
perfect speed for trolling."
Because fish must serve as a mainstay of a
sailor's diet while voyaging, it is common to see
sailors "drop a line."
Tournament veterans, however, admit that it is
not the practical interest in sailboat fishing that
keeps them hooked. There is wild adventure and
fun inherent in this non-conventional sport.
Trolling under motor power can be tedious, but
sailing adds a different dimension. For example,
there is virtual silence, save for the spraying
water, the slap of the sails and the screaming
The gregarious sailor is a breed apart from the
normal, everyday individual, and the only kind-of-
person you would actually enjoy spending
fourteen hours with on a boat. Like his sport, he
tends to be innovative and bizarre. Who else
would consider tying a floating piece of driftwood
to his boat to encourage a school of dolphins to
drift with the boat?
Mark Watford, skipper of Buddy Bear said, "I'm
surprised there's not a lot more interest in this
I would have to agree. After all of the fun we
had this year. I expect to see motorboat owners
trading in their boats for sails, and double the
enrollment in the Sailboat Fishing Tournament of
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Sailboat fishing tournament results
November 15, 1986
Bahia Mar Yachting Center
* Best catch overall: Critter, Capt. Ron Gritz, Ft.
Lauderdale 60 points ($600 1st Prize); Karma,
Capt. Fred Houlding, Pompano Beach; 47.25
points ($300 2nd Prize); and Beautiful Noise,
James Mulligan, Fort Lauderdale, 25 points ($100
* Best multihullcatch: Critter, Ft. Lauderdale, 27
foot custom catamaran, 60 points.
* Best monohull catch: Karma, Pompano Beach, 44
foot Krogen, 47.25 points.
* Largest dolphin: Tom Barlow, aboard Critter, 20
* Largest kingfish: Bill Jordan, aboard Music, 7.75
* Best female angler Marcia Barsumian, aboard
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* Largest barracuda: Bill Hughes, aboard Beautiful
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* Largest bonita: Fred Houlding, aboard Karma 13
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2) Karma, Fred Houlding, Pompano Beach, 44'
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3) Beautiful Noise, James Mulligan, Ft.
Lauderdale, 27' Hunter, 25 pts.
4) Seamist, George Melcher, Pompano Beach, 35'
Almon, 22.5 pts.;
5) Music, Bill Jordan, Lighthouse Pt. 33' Raider, 18
6) Kilover, Bob Vandervok, Ft. Lauderdale, 23'
American, 16.25 pts.;
7) OM, Nem Hauseman, Plantation, 36' tri', 10 pts;
8) Kanawha, Arbie Bailey, Dania, 34' Columbia, 8
9) Faster-Faster, Patrick O'Donnell, Pompano
Beach, 36' MacGregor, 3.75 pts.
*Two sailboats weighed in after the 5 p.m.
deadline and thus did not qualify to compete in
the prizes. They were: Woodwind, Gaylord Perry,
Fort Lauderdale, 34' Columbia, 67.5 pts; and, Mee
Ling, John Hussey, Fort Lauderdale, 35' Morgan,
Twenty-one boats registered in the Sailboat
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$2700. The Neurofibromatosis Foundation will be
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opens at 7:00 pm with the first class session
following immediately. Thereafter classes begin
at 7:30 pm each Tuesday and end by 9:30.
The Boating Course is designed for those
interested in boats (both power and sail) who
want to increase their knowledge, pleasure, and
safety on the water. Boat ownership is not
required, and family members, including teens,
are urged to attend because recreational boating
is a family affair. Experienced boaters often take
the course in order to earn the discount on boat
insurance offered by many companies. Morethan
600 adults and teenagers have taken this Fort
Lauderdale Squadron course in the past two
Instruction is free. There is a nominal charge
to cover costs, including a 150-page student
workbook, chart, and other materials. More
information may be obtained from John Kaeser,
467-0739 or Elsie Eidson, 525-4461.
The Boating Course will also be offered by the
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1985 (call 922-5043 or 922-7611) and the Pompano
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FT LAUDERDALE- Orange Isle. New dock
to accommodate 2 boats on long or
short term lease. Call 583-1171
Galt Ocean Mile. No liveaboard. Up
to 53 ft. Deep canal. Dolphin poles.
NEW RIVER- up to 50'. Water & Elec.
No Liveaboards. Evenings 584-8419.
RIVERLAND off Nev, River- night light,
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W:.ter & Electric. No Liveaboards.
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ACHILLES SPD-4FL Inflat- Keel $495
AVON REDCREST $350. SEAGULL FORTY &
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17' GLANDER fiberglas whaler-type. 65
HP Johnson, not running. 561-8385.
For Sale: 10KG BRUCE w/ 20' chain- 200'
i" line. Cast iron propane stove w/
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Perkins 4-236 Bobtail Diesel engine.
85 HP. runs good. $1,995.
Repower Systems. 462-3894.
10 HP VOLVO DIESEL ENGINE with trans-
mission $1400. Call 764-0586.
PERKINS Engine 4/236 85HP recently
rebuilt $1600. Call 764-0586.
Westerbeke w40.Recondt wth sail/drive.
Spent $2,700 on rebuild. Sell for
Perkins 4107 wth Borg Warner trans-
mission. call Ron 763-6433.
Westerbeke 11 KW Diesel generator,
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Fishing experienced. Your boat. Live
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fishing. Deliveries. Cpt Joseph Kane,
Gourmet Catering for Yachts, homes,
offices. Please call for menus &
prices. Gail Sinclair Murphy, (305)
We replace all nuts, bolts and screws
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No Liveaboards. $250/mo./annually.
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Water & elec. No Liveaboards.
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Sailboat gear*New Catalina sails*SS
standing rigging*Paint*Used generators
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Flea Market Prices. PORT TACK
1115 S. Federal Hwy Ft. Ldl 525-6316
37' ALCAN aluminum cruising type
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built 1969 by Aluminum Company of
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CATAPULT CATAMARAN 16' $1000. Sail
& mast unused $250. Clarkfoam wind-
surfer blanks $150. Russ 962-2498.
26' IRWIN SLOOP- 1972 ready to sail
needs interior work' for cruising.
Fast, safe $5000. 761-7260 after 6.
42' WESTWIND 1986
New dealer, Special offer. $92K
Ketch (79) Like new. 750 total hrs.
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For Charter: 50' KETCH- 5 dbl cabins.
Jan 3rd to 10th vegetarian week to
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PEGASUS CHARTERS 525-3865.-
Volume 3 Issue 9 .December 1986 Waerfront News 23
MARINE SURVEYOR & DESIGNER
Buyers & Insurance Surveys
Sail & Power
Norman H. Boettcher 523-9689
BOAT WAXING-Fiberglass Repair. Ex-
terior Cleaning, Teak, Paint. 920-4238
HULL CLEANING under water. Call Bob
leave message at 463-9810.
Boat Cleaning service. Custom wash
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BOTTOM SCRUBBING & RECOVERY- hulls
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Call Rod, leave message 523-9326.
MATE NAVIGATOR SAILMAKER for
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Will teach same to seafarers for $12.
MARINE SURVEYOR- buyers & insurance.
Surveys for both POWER & SAIL.
Call Ed Rowe at 792-6092.
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Deep water. 3 bedroom 3 bath
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