When the America’s Cup turned the sailing world upside down in 2013 by racing hydrofoiling, 72-foot catamarans, the model of the 40-something professional sailor that had long dominated Cup sailing was left in the boiling, 50-knot wake of the new boats.
Instead of waiting for neglected and abandoned boats to meet the strict criteria of illegal derelicts — often too late to prevent difficult, expensive removal problems — Florida police now can write $50 non-criminal violation tickets to owners who evidently are letting their boats deteriorate on public waterways.
Who says there’s no such thing as climate change? Not Margaret Goodro, a National Park Service superintendent who’s about to experience it for herself. Goodro is moving from Lake Clark National Park and Preserve in southern Alaska to Biscayne National Park in South Florida.
What’s a national park worth to the towns near it? Plenty in terms of money spent by visitors and local jobs created and sustained by that patronage.
Complete recovery of snook from the catastrophic cold kill of January 2010 has been o-fish-ially proclaimed. It’s no surprise to fishing-doers who figured it out themselves before the state began counting snook last year to see if it was so.
Singing the marine industry’s praises Music, educational seminars and family-fun activities will take place during the annual Marine Industry Day on Saturday, June 18, at Esplanade Park in Fort Lauderdale. For more information go to www.marineindustryday.org.
New overnight lodging facilities are so sorely missed at Flamingo in Everglades National Park that potential concessionaires are being offered early payback of their construction costs — $5,350,000 at least, and more if they choose to build more than the minimum required by a new prospectus.
Singing the marine industry’s praises Music, educational seminars and family-fun activities will take place during the annual Marine Industry Day on Saturday, June 18, at Esplanade Park in Fort Lauderdale. For more information go to www.marineindustryday.org.

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