Several boats broke free, sank, or smashed into a pier on Anna Maria Island after Tropical Storm Colin reached Florida Monday night. An initial estimate put damage at about $10,000.
Life changes when you head down-island, and I think Robert Frost may have said it best: “In a world of fugitives, the one going in the right direction appears to be running away.”
Every time I set off on a long cruise I am anxious and, if I am honest, I’m somewhat panicked. What if something breaks? It will. What if plans don’t go as I thought? They won’t. So, Why go? Simple.
For those of you heading to and from Florida, here's an update as of today, March 31, 2016, with the new current and upcoming prohibitions.
The bill now goes to Gov. Rick Scott for his signature. Starting yesterday, he has seven days to sign or veto it. If he signs the measure, it will take effect July 1.
The Florida House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly, 105-12, on Friday to adopt a bill that would restrict anchoring at five locations in Broward and Miami-Dade counties from a half hour after sunset until a half hour before sunrise.
The amendment, proposed by Rep. Matt Caldwell, Republican from Lee County, would have added Crab Island in Choctawhatchee Bay in Okaloosa County to the list.
The gates opened at 9 a.m. as the 26-acre parking lot of the casino at U.S. Route 1 and Pembroke Road once again became a nautical swap shop.
The Bahia Mar is a full-service marina with a 50-ton Travelift, a working boatyard, and large dry storage, located on the Bayou Chico Channel.
Workman said he does not want to keep law enforcement officers from doing their job, but he wants stops on state waters to be more reasonable.
The bill also would end the practice of allowing children to steer a boat with the proper supervision of an adult with boater education.
Expect yacht captains to breathe more easily with three or four additional feet of water under their keels as they make their way up the Intracoastal Waterway to the Bahia Mar and Las Olas marinas.