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Florida Anchoring: So Who Owns the Sunset?

Photo by Rick Caroselli

Quick, what do Ponce de Leon, Osceola, Harry Truman, Ernest Hemingway, and Jimmy Buffet all have in common? They traveled in, and anchored their boats on the waterways of Florida. From the time of the first European settlers 450 years …

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Learning About Lightning

Learning About Lightning: Photo: Rainer Knäpper, Free Art License http://artlibre.org/licence/lal/en

Have you ever been surrounded by so much lightning that the skies are alight with fire and you can feel the static as it strikes the water beside you? Lightning terrifies me. It is one of my biggest fears. While …

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Dominica the Island of 365 Rivers

Dominica, the Island of 365 Rivers:The anchorage, Portsmouth. Photo by Monica Pisani

Journey, our 42ft sloop, Captain Jonathan, and I, his loyal first mate, started our sailing adventure in December 2013 leaving from Florida. We sailed the Bahamas, Haiti, Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, as we made our way south, stopping at …

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South Florida News: Brig Boats Enter U.S. Market

South Florida News: Brig Boats Enter the U.S. Market

Brig Boats Enter U.S. market in Fort Lauderdale DANIA BEACH – Brig Boats has officially entered the U.S. market and announced the grand opening of its founding dealership in the country. In December, Sirocco Marine Fort Lauderdale opened the doors to …

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Sail & Power Squadrons: Having Fun, Saving Lives

Sail & Power Squadrons: Having Fun, Saving Lives :Pompano Beach’s Monthly Raft up Lake Boca. Courtesy of James McEntee

Florida is a boater’s paradise, with approximately 8,250 miles of tidal coastline, 1,700 miles of rivers and streams, and 3 million acres of lakes, but for the unprepared, it can also be a boater’s nightmare. Nationwide, eighty percent of boating …

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Fishing: There’s an App For That

Terry catching one of many peacock bass in Florida’s canal system. Photo by Terry Boram

Until this past year I could count on one hand the times I tossed a hook in the water in a vain attempt to catch a fish. Each fishing trip played out the same way – either someone baited my …

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Floridians Care for Their Corals

Floridians Care For Their Coral, ALL AT SEA January 2016

During the final two decades of the 20th century, scientists and educators flooded magazines and newspapers with news of coral reefs dying all over the world. By 2007, both federal and state governments responded with legislation including grants giving communities …

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Welcome Anais to the Lumitec Team in Florida

  Lumitec, a leading designer and manufacturer of marine LED lighting solutions, announced today the hiring of Anais Veiga as the Customer Service Representative in the Florida facility.  Ms. Veiga brings nearly 10 years’ operations and customer service experience to …

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Manatees: A Gentle Animal

Manatees are large, herbivorous marine mammals. The average adult manatee is 10ft long and weighs approximately 1000lb. Adults have been known to exceed lengths of 13ft and weigh over 3500lb. A migratory animal, within the United States, manatees are concentrated …

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The Sponge Diver

The Sponge Diver – A job as old as recorded history comes to Florida’s waterfront Sponge harvesting is a unique and little-known industry that has been around since the time of Alexander the Great. Originating in the Mediterranean, it eventually …

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Cummings Brings Army T-Boat Back to Life

Silent Thunder in St. Lucie River, Stuart, Florida today.

Steve Cummings has been messing around boats his entire life. All kinds of boats. His current work-in-progress adventure is Silent Thunder, a 65-foot former Army T-Boat, where he and his wife Rose make their home. Living on the west coast …

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Odenbach Dominates at St. Pete NOOD Regatta

Travis Odenbach dominates at St. Pete NOOD Regatta; Florida’s Peter Bream takes J/24 Midwinters The 2012 National Offshore One-Design (NOOD) Regatta Series began on February 17 with the St. Petersburg Regatta hosted by the St Petersburg Yacht Club in Florida. …

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Fort Pierce City Marina Gearing Up for BIG Renovation

Ed Seissiger City Fort Pierce

With help from FEMA, the city readies for boaters, fishermen The Sunrise City of Fort Pierce boasts world-class inshore and offshore fishing, beachfront parks, free public boat ramps plus marinas and boatyards, which can accommodate skiffs to luxury yachts. Since …

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St. Augustine

The Perfect Harbor for a Struggling Scribe St. Augustine is my favorite cruising destination in Florida. The reasons are many: as the oldest city (founded 1565) in America, it has a unique history. It is boater-friendly. It also has a …

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Guy Harvey? Who?

Iconic artist and environmentalist to open a new ‘Outpost’ at the Tradewinds Island Resorts on St. Pete Beach As I was preparing for my time at the Miami International Boat Show, I was constantly receiving press releases about this person …

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Southeast News and Views for April 2012

TRINITY YACHTS IN GULFPORT, MS, LAUNCHES 164-FOOT TSUMAT Tsumat is the stuff dreams are made of. At least for her owner, a repeat Trinity customer whose family has enjoyed yachting for many years. From her layout, which includes six staterooms …

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