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    • NAV ALERT LNM: Partially Submerged Cylinder, north of Bakers Haulover Inlet, FL AICW Statute Mile 1080, 10/25/2018


      The man-made Bakers Haulover Inlet intersects the Waterway south of North Miami Beach, FL.

      SEACOAST – FLORIDA – WEST PALM BEACH TO MIAMI – BISCAYNE BAY – BAKERS HAULOVER: Hazard to Navigation.
      The U.S. Coast Guard received a report of a partially submerged large cylinder object in the vicinity of Bakers Haulover, just north of the Inlet. The cylinder is approximately 5ft x 15ft and may pose a hazard to navigation.
      Chart 11466 LNM 43/18

      Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Bakers Haulover Inlet

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    • LNM: Fender Repairs, Julia Tuttle Causeway Bridge, AICW Statute Mile 1087


      With a fixed clearance of 56ft, the Julia Tuttle Causeway Bridge crossed the Waterway in Miami Beach.

      FLORIDA – ATLANTIC INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY – BISCAYNE BAY – JULIA TUTTLE CSWY (I-195) BRIDGE: Fender Repairs
      Shoreline Foundation, Inc. has been contracted by Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to remove and install new sections to the fender system on the Julia Tuttle Cswy Bridge. The project will begin approximately on 10/10/2018 and will continue thru 12/10/2018. During this time construction will consist of removing and installing approximately 30-40 lineal feet of the fender system. Tentative hours of operation will be 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Monday thru Saturday. During construction, a barge will be located on the northwest side of the fender system outside of the navigational channel. The barge may be located on the west side of the channel blocking ½ of the channel on occasion for removal and installation of the fender system. During non-working hours, the channel will be clear. For waterways information or concerns, call or e-mail LT Samuel Rodriguez-Gonzalez, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Miami, Waterways Management Division; telephone 305-535-4307, email; Samuel.Rodriguez-gonzalez@uscg.mil.
      Ref: LNM 38-18 Chart: 11467

      Click Here To View the Eastern Florida Cruisers’ Net Bridge Directory Listing For Julia Tuttle Bridge

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    • Local Knowledge Requested on Cape Florida Channel, Biscayne Bay, Statute Mile 1097


      If you are familiar with these two channels, located south of Key Biscayne, into Biscayne Bay, let Kevin and us hear from you.

      Is anyone familiar with entering Biscayne Bay via the Cape Florida Channel or Biscayne Channel? I draw 4.5 feet. What are the currents like? Thanks.

      Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Cape Florida Channel and Biscayne Channel

      Comments from Cruisers (2)

      1. Bill Marett -  December 10, 2017 - 6:23 pm

        You shouldn’t have any trouble with either channel. Key Biscayne channel is better marked and perhaps a little deeper, but neither is a problem for your draft. Enjoy the trip through Stiltsville. The Cape Florida channel is not as well marked, but again no problem. However, be cautious of the sportfishers that run through it on plane. Some sails chose to anchor near the channel for a quick start to a Bahamas trip – not a good idea. Also, on weekends there is a lot of traffic here going to and from No Name Harbor and its restaurant. Currents on each are not an issue for boats under power.

        Reply to Bill
        • Winston Fowler -  December 11, 2017 - 1:01 pm

          Great advice Bill. Thanks for helping a fellow cruiser .

          Reply to Winston
    • USCG: Vessel Removal Begins in Miami-Dade County


      MIAMI — State and federal responders are scheduled to begin vessel removal operations in Miami-Dade County Thursday as part of ongoing response efforts following Hurricane Irma.

      Damaged vessels being removed will be stored at two newly established locations: Watson Island Marina and the Seminole Boat Ramp.

      CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL REPORT

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    • Report from The Yacht Group, Coral Gables, FL

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      Please be patient as our internet and phone services are down. We will try to reply to you all as soon as possible.
       
       
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    • Status of Sunset Lake Anchorage, Upper Biscayne Bay


      In July of 2016, several popular Miami area anchorages, including Sunset Lake, were declared to be Banned Anchoring Areas by the FWC. See Bill Murdock’s article and chart on these banned zones: /163814

      Cruisers’ Net would like to know if any of you south Florida cruisers have attempted to anchor in Sunset Lake and, if so, what were the results? Is the ban being enforced? Let us hear from you.

      Click Here To View the Eastern Florida Cruisers’ Net Anchorage Directory Listing For Sunset Lake

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      Comments from Cruisers (2)

      1. Bill Murdock -  August 30, 2017 - 11:50 am

        We anchored north of Sunset Lake near Mount Sinai Hospital for three weeks last spring. The only boats we saw anchored in Sunset Lake were local motor boats stopping in the calm water for the afternoon to swim, sit in the sun, or frolic. We saw no cruising motor or sail anchored there and nothing anchored overnight.

        I assume all anchoring spots not shaded on Waterway’s chart are still open to overnight anchoring.

        Dinghy access is problem. The only two ‘legal’ spots are the dock at the police station with its 20 minute limit and the dock at the older Publics store on Collins Canal. We have been told that the Publics dock now has a time restriction.
        Bill Murdoch

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      2. Sean Welsh -  August 26, 2017 - 8:50 pm

        Are you seriously asking people to admit, on the Internet, that they broke the law?

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    • LNM: Severe AICW Shoaling, west of Bakers Haulover Inlet, AICW Statute Mile 1080, 8/9/2017


      This severe shoaling in the Waterway channel immediately west of Bakers Haulover Inlet.

      FLORIDA – AICW – WEST PALM BEACH TO MIAMI – BISCAYNE BAY: Severe Shoaling
      The U.S. Coast Guard received a report of severe shoaling in the vicinity of Bakers Haulover Buoy 7A (LLNR 47824 [25°54.1120N / 080°7.8605W, 25.901867 / -80.131009]) reducing the width of the channel to 20 yards. MARINERS ARE ADVISED TO EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION AND LOCAL KNOWLEDGE OF THE CHANNEL CONDITIONS IS RECOMMENDED BEFORE ATTEMPTING PASSAGE. Chart 11467 LNM 32/17

      Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To A “Navigation Alert” Position at Bakers Haulover Inlet

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    • Looking for Buddy Boats to the Bahamas

      If you are headed for the Bahamas this summer and would like company, give John and Judy a call.

      Looking for buddy boat(s) to cruise the Bahamas. John and Judy are sailing a 35 ft Heritage, departing the Miami area the end of June or early July, looking for the company of other boats to join us on the trip. We find that sailing with a “buddy” or 2 increases the enjoyment. The cruising area will be the Abacos and Bimini. We are a retired couple and are not licensed boat captains, but John has extensive experience in the Bahamas, but not recently. If you think you would like to take the trip, give us a call at 863-655-4153 and we’ll talk about it.
      John and Judy Egizi

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    • Report and Excellent Advice from Monumental Island Anchorage, near AICW Statute Mile 987


      Hibiscus Island and Monumental Island anchorage are on the north side of the MacArthur Causeway in northern Biscayne Bay. The anchorage is northeast of Monument Island, accessible from the north and from the Waterway west of the area. Our thanks to Janice Callum, who is replying to Crackdown on Dinghy Landings Access, for this report and for her excellent advice on being good citizens while visiting “foreign waters” lest we be labeled as the “ugly boater.”

      We are anchored off Hibiscus Island in Miami Beach. No visits from police or problems with anything! Boats are anchored off Star Island and the Collins Canal, no hassle. Many more derelict looking boats are anchored on the north side of the East Venetian bridge, but they also seem to be left alone. We saw one trawler named Lady J get pulled over by the water police…the officials are especially protective of the sea grass seedlings in this area and the No Wake zone in Maloy Channel, so crawl along those shores! Sunset Lake remains boat free; as well as free of the dinghies that were anchored around to obstruct cruiser’s anchoring. How ’bout if we all just leave that spot alone until the “unwelcome” (caused by the fellow who considers himself a Cuba expert who sails a near derelict red boat) wears off (and do let him know if you see him that none of us Snowbirds have appreciated the mess he’s caused for us down here). The good news, that we have not seen posted anywhere on the www, is that there is a wonderful dinghy dock up the Collins Canal across the street from the boater-friendly Publix….not just a chain, a real dock! But, fellow cruisers, please, PLEASE stop jamming your trash into the waste receptacle on the street by the dock! It’s beyond comprehension that anyone thinks this is an appropriate spot for trash bags; and, you are risking this spot to tie up for all of us! The police docks and park wall under the bridge (on the other side of the canal) are all posted Tow Away Zone or 20 Minute Loading Zone No Mooring. Let’s all be welcome visitors and do something helpful while we are here! Pick up your dog’s waste, keep your stereos down, anchor well off folk’s backyards and go somewhere else if you can’t handle the wakes.
      Best regards, Janice Callum, “Calamus”

      Click Here To View the Eastern Florida Cruisers’ Net Anchorage Directory Listing For Monument Island

      Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Monument Island

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    • Sewage in Waterway Blamed on Boaters, Hollywood, FL.

      This article and video by Todd Tongen comes from Local ABC News 10 of Hollywood, FL.

      Hollywood condo owners blame live-aboard boaters for dirty waterway
      Residents near North Beach Park say boaters dump sewage into Intracoastal

      By Todd Tongen – Anchor/Reporter , Samantha Bryant – Intern
      Posted: 6:19 PM, May 13, 2016

      HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – Hollywood condominium owners are blaming live-aboard boaters for a dirty Intracoastal Waterway behind their complex.
      Residents of The Moorings condominiums near North Beach Park in Hollywood told Local 10 News reporter Todd Tongen that the live-aboard boaters are nothing more than squatters on the water.
      Marybeth Cullinan, a Moorings homeowner association member, reported seeing raw sewage dumped in the waterway.

      CLICK HERE for the full article and video.

      Comments from Cruisers (1)

      1. David Tarbox -  May 28, 2016 - 9:28 am

        The vast majority of waterway contamination is not due to boaters but to surface runoff through storm drains. Intact feces could not make it through the choker valve on marine heads. They would most likely be dog dropping washed into storm drains. Similarly cigarette butts , styrofoam cups,paper and other trash are from irresponsible land dwellers, not boaters.

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    • Disastrous Relationship with Dinner Key Marina, Biscayne Bay, Miami, AICW Statute Mile 1095


      Dinner Key Marina is located at the western end of Dinner Key Channel on the western shore of Biscayne Bay. For more typical comments on Dinner Key Marina, see /25334.

      If the customer service in most places in Miami is subpar, then the service at Dinner Key Marina is absolute garbage. The kind of service that makes you immediately regret having moved to Miami (and I speak fluent Spanish). The kind of service that forces you to set aside ample time to sit down and write a juicy, one star review just like the one that you are about to read. So you do not mistake this review for one coming from a non-credible source, I should probably mention that I am a USCG licensed Captain (50 ton Master) and a Cambridge engineering graduate with 20 years of boating experience. Also for the record, I have never really written a review before, but this nightmare could not have gone unpublished. Here is the sequence of events:

      1. I signed a one year contract with the marina for a commercial slip in August of 2014. The plan was to run charters to small groups of elite guests aboard my 41-foot Maxum. Having endured a 3-hour long trip down from Fort Lauderdale, my father and I finally pulled into our allocated slip. The very next morning, we were rudely woken by a bunch of goons banging on the fiberglass, asking why we had parked there. They had chained the boat to the seawall. I kindly replied that I had signed a one year contract for that spot. They later unchained the boat and barely made an apology. That is Dinner Key Marina’s idea of a welcome, apparently.
      2. One week following my arrival, I drove up to Orlando for a few days. There, the local police came knocking on my door announcing that they had found a boat registered to my name up on a beach in Fort Pierce (about 125 miles north of Miami). Long story short, a ring of drug smugglers stole my 41 Maxum from Dinner Key Marina. I still wonder if it was not someone from the marina who tipped off my absence. It took 3 months of investigations by the USCG, DEA, and the local Sheriff’s department, and an additional 3 months of quoting repairs before I recouped the money from the insurance company (the boat was declared a total loss). Dinner Key Marina did not help out with anything and did not even express their sympathies for what had happened. I later suggested that they install a camera to monitor that pier (Pier 9) and they really could not have cared less.
      3. I returned to the marina with a new Concept 36. Why do you ask? Because none of the other 30 odd marinas in Miami had availability for commercial vessels. I should also mention that although Dinner Key Marina welcomes commercial vessels, they are not zoned for commercial use. I found that out following a visit to the City Hall trying to get my zoning permit. So technically, everyone there operating commercially is illegal. The operations lady at the Dinner Key Marina, Maria Busto, one of the most impolite, ill-intentioned, dysfunctional individuals I have ever had the displeasure to meet, had promised me following the theft of the 41 Maxum, that she would give me priority on my original slip. Sure enough, when I returned to the marina with the Concept 36, she had given it away to somebody else and left me with a slip amidst a bunch of shrimping boats. Just for the record, all of the frustrating experiences delineated above were delivered almost exclusively by her, Maria Busto. Do not waste even a second of your time with her. Talk directly to Stephen Bogner, the manager, anytime you need assistance. I found this out too late. He is of great character and although he does not have much control over what goes on in his marina, he means well.
      4. My dad fell ill in early 2016 and I was forced to move back to Orlando to tend to him. I terminated my contract with Dinner Key Marina under this premise. My dad just passed away from heart failure at the age of 55. Even knowing about these circumstances, it took Dinner Key Marina nearly 4 months to refund my deposit. E-mails went unanswered almost every time. Every time I called in, no one was around even during business hours. Simply unbelievable.
      5. Summarizing, this was the worst experience I have had with any company in my entire life. I failed to mention the countless times I had to fend off people trying to steal my stuff at the dock (and they did), obnoxious fishermen tossing garbage around and having to pick up after them, birds crapping shrimp guts all over my boat, vandalism, and daily encounters with ill-tempered employees of the marina (with a few exceptions, including Renato, an awesome security guy). Come here at your own peril. This place is a disaster. It will drain you emotionally and ruin your life!
      Alexander N Endlein

      Click Here To View the Eastern Florida Cruisers’ Net Marina Directory Listing For Dinner Key Marina

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    • Hurricane Harbor Anchorage? Key Biscayne, AICW Statute Mile 1096


      Peter Conway is inquiring about Hurricane Harbor on the southwestern shore of Key Biscayne. There is no charted channel into what appears to be a well-sheltered anchorage. If you have local knowledge of this harbor, let us hear from you.

      What happened to the anchorage at Hurricane Harbor? Is it not still a permitted anchorage?
      Peter Conway

      Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Hurricane Harbor

      Comments from Cruisers (1)

      1. Peter Conway -  December 31, 2015 - 11:12 am

        Larry,
        Thanks for your help. This is a pristine spot in a posh neighborhood on Key Biscayne. I have anchored there a number of times in the past and never a problem. There was a few issues with a particular homeowner who harassed some boats for anchoring off his house. This was a couple of years ago and that may have scared others from going in there. I always anchored in the middle to be as far from land as I could and never had a problem. It used to be shown in guidebooks and on your net site as an anchorage, but now I don’t see it listed. I recently completed my 46th ICW trip from Massachusetts and try to make sure that I only use allowed anchorages. Any clarification would be most helpful.
        Thanks again.
        Peter Conway
        Pemisu

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    • Still More on Crackdown on Dinghy Landings Access, Miami Beach, FL


      Our thanks to Mike Ahart of Waterway Guide for posting this information. Collins Canal runs northeast from Biscayne Bay near AICW Statute Mile 1088. This article was first posted in August of this year. Let us hear from you if you have experienced this enforcement./p>

      Miami Beach cracks down on dinghy access
      Date Reported: Aug 6, 2015
      Reported By: Mike Ahart, News Editor
      Source: WG Staff
      Miami Beach’s anchorages have a lot to offer to cruisers, including good holding, protection, and a beautiful view of Tow-Awaythe Miami skyline. Another benefit is the Collins Canal, which allows boaters dinghy access to the beach, stores, and restaurants ‘“ well, maybe not so much anymore.

      The City of Miami Beach passed an amendment to an ordinance which now makes it unlawful to tie a dinghy to the canal wall to visit the city. Signs were installed all along the public sections of seawall on May 15, 2015, according to Nannette Rodriguez of the Miami Beach City office. SeaTow has been removing “many boats,” according to a SeaTow representative, who also said that the city is strictly enforcing the 20-minute limit for the dinghy dock at the end of 17th Street.

      Larry,
      We had heard rumors of towing dinghies. I hadn’t seen any news so I called Seatow and the Miami marine patrol. Seatow said they are towing dinghies on orders from the police. There are signs posting this policy on the Collins canal and some sea walls.
      I spoke with the police and the policy is a result of the derelict boats. They are aware that it “may cause ” an inconvenience to the transient population. He reported some of the difficulties they have dealt with,most recently a 16 month old drowned after falling overboard. He said you can tie at the police dock for short periods. The sign says 20 minutes but also said they have some latitude with that number. He also said the dock at the old Publix can be utilized. That dock is problematic at low tide.
      The officer also said the whole situation is a moving target and recommended speaking with the marine patrol when we get there.
      Jim O’Shea
      svKismet

      December 8, 2015
      Well we finally made it to South Beach after being pinned down in West Pam Beach and Ft Lauderdale. I haven’t spoken to the police yet but after talking to a local liveaboard it seems that everything I posted earlier is still true.
      That is, there is some leniency at the police dock and the only “legal place “tot tie your dinghy is at the old Publix on the Collins Canal. It may sound inconvenient but it isn’t as bad as it may sound. The problem is people tying too close too the dock so you can disembark.. This isn’t that unusual so we can adapt. I went a bit further down the wall and walked the small ledge back to the dock. The water is quite high from all the rainfall so I can’t attest to low tide conditions.
      Another thing would be to have one dinghy take multiple boats in and then pick them up, If they have large loads they could come back and get their dinghy and get the mate and packages from a convenient spot.
      All in all it is not worth crossing South Beach off the itinerary.
      Jim O’Shea
      svKismet

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      Comments from Cruisers (12)

      1. Janice Callum -  March 19, 2017 - 10:38 am

        We are anchored off Hibiscus Island in Miami Beach. No visits from police or problems with anything! Boats are anchored off Star Island and the Collins Canal, no hassle. Many more derelict looking boats are anchored on the north side of the East Venetian bridge, but they also seem to be left alone. We saw one trawler named Lady J get pulled over by the water police…the officials are especially protective of the sea grass seedlings in this area and the No Wake zone in Maloy Channel, so crawl along those shores! Sunset Lake remains boat free; as well as free of the dingies that were anchored around to obstruct cruiser’s anchoring. How ’bout if we all just leave that spot alone until the “unwelcome” (caused by the fellow who considers himself a Cuba expert who sails a near derelict red boat) wears off (and do let him know if you see him that none of us Snowbirds have appreciated the mess he’s caused for us down here). The good news, that we have not seen posted anywhere on the www, is that there is a wonderful dinghy dock up the Collins Canal across the street from the boater-friendly Publix….not just a chain, a real dock! But, fellow cruisers, please, PLEASE stop jamming your trash into the waste recepticle on the street by the dock! It’s beyond comprehension that anyone thinks this is an appropriate spot for trash bags; and, you are risking this spot to tie up for all of us! The police docks and park wall under the bridge (on the other side of the canal) are all posted Tow Away Zone or 20 Minute Loading Zone No Mooring. Let’s all be welcome visitors and do something helpful while we are here! Pick up your dog’s waste, keep your stereos down, anchor well off folk’s backyards and go somewhere else if you can’t handle the wakes. Best regards, Janice Callum, “Calamus”

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      2. Wallace Gouk -  December 25, 2015 - 11:47 am

        I just sent an email to Sea Tow head office informing them that I will use BoatUS for our southern voyages from now on due to their collusion with the City of Miami. Suggest all do the same.

        Reply to Wallace
      3. Wallace Gouk -  December 25, 2015 - 11:35 am

        Heading south again from Toronto next summer. We will be getting our towing insurance from BoatUS. Sea Tow won’t see another dollar from me.

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      4. Jim Cleary -  December 4, 2015 - 2:48 pm

        Telling the Politicians and homeowners in Miami that we as cruisers are going to go elsewhere to spend our money is self defeating. That is exactly what they want us to do. The issue of dinghies in the Collins canal has little to do with abandoned boats and all to do with homeowners not wanting any cruisers anchored in the way of their view. If they can limit the places where a dink can be tied up to access the shore, then they can make it difficult for cruisers to stay anchored. If the rule was that no dinghy be tied up in the canal between the hours of 3AM and 5AM that would solve the abandoned dink issue and still allow cruisers to have access to shore facilities. There is also the issue of the Seatow company agreeing to do this towing of dinks. Have they forgotten who they were created to serve.

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      5. Joseph Pooler -  November 28, 2015 - 1:16 pm

        So sorry to read of this ! This WAS a favorite spot to reprovision, but with all of this activity in Florida to restrict anchoring again and to limit shore access, I feel that FL. Has become cruser un-friendly and will for me be just a place to pass through on my way to somewhere that makes me feel welcome !!! I will vote with my wallet since I can not cast a vote here.

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      6. Barry Jollett -  November 28, 2015 - 10:42 am

        We have enjoyed visiting South Beach on Magic Carpet many many times since first sailing there in 2000. We have always used the Publix cable to secure our dinghy in the Collins Canal and consider it essential to cruise there. Frankly, I am not sure where else to tie up along that canal. Prior to our first visit stepped up enforcement of using of the boat ramp dinghy dock eliminated a safe place in that area. It just gets tougher and tougher to get ashore in Florida.

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        • Nanci Whitley -  January 1, 2016 - 4:55 pm

          Please don’t paint all of Fl with the same brush. I am currently anchored in Stadium Marina in Miami. No problems docking the dink at all.

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      7. Dave Boxmeyer -  November 28, 2015 - 8:56 am

        We gave up on Miami years ago. We now cross the lake and base in Ft. Meyers.
        Lots to do with prices a lot lower than Miami and a straight shot to Key West.

        Reply to Dave
      8. Ron -  November 27, 2015 - 8:16 pm

        Errrr, Miami is a giant festering tent city cess pool with colonized causeways, why would anyone go there in the first place? Interfering with the right to navigation is a crime too, it is time for a class action lawsuit based on the US constitution, also I will not be renewing with Seatow ever again.

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      9. Tom Ernest -  November 27, 2015 - 5:11 pm

        Is the City of Miami Beach elected leaders not interested in the boating community? What are the names and positions of the elected officials who voted in the spring to not allow dinghies to dock on the Collins Canal apparently because of some unsightly live aboards. What about all the cruisers who provision their boats at the Publix and other stores in Miami Beach before heading to the Bahamas or the Keys?
        Ft Lauderdale elected officials support the Marine Industry and I will take my business to Ft Lauderdale.

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      10. Mike C -  November 20, 2015 - 7:06 pm

        No one seems to measure the money we cruisers spend but the marinas and marine services will notice if we no longer stop in the Miami area. We will no longer stop at Coconut Grove, shop at Publix in Miami or Key Biscayne, West Marine? Not in Miami. Miami boat show in Feb? Nope. A favorite mechanic is in Miami… sorry Lenny. Have to go somewhere else. Maybe these businesses will pressure their polititians if their customers move on. The pols are not interested in us. Not advocating a boycott. We’re just not spending any of OUR money in Miami.

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      11. Dean Perry -  August 7, 2015 - 10:01 pm

        WELL…. these laws are so limiting for cruisers, that wish to stop in Miami Beach, and provision the vessels, or spend money there… I guess we’ll skip Miami, and Miami Beach… and just go straight to the Bahamas, Keys, or the west side of FL.
        You can’t even get a burger at the B&B in less than 20 minutes… much less shop at the Publix, and return to the dinghy dock.

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    • The Bad, then the Good from Hollywood Municipal Marina, AICW Statute Mile 1071.5


      Thank you Skipper Clueless for sending what amounts to a retraction to your earlier report. SSECN is glad to hear of the needed improvements to be made. Hollywood Municipal Marina lies south of AICW marker #40, on the southern shores of North Lake.

      I’ll start by saying, this is beyond `you get what you pay for!’ Spend the money, and go somewhere else! When we made the reservation, we were told that they had 50 amp electric. NOT! We pulled in late (at dusk), and there was know one to answer the radio. I had called ahead, and was given our slip assignment. Once in the slip, we discovered that they only had 30 amp. We found the `security’ guard that checked us in, and asked about moving to where they had 50 amp service. He laughed and said: `don’t know what to tell ya, except you won’t use much fuel to run your generator!’ Since it was dark at this point, we had no choice than to stay in the slip, and run the generator for power. This place is ridiculous! They also would not take cash! LEGAL TENDER!! Had to use a credit card!! Also, had to fill out 3 pages of legal mumbo jumbo! They insisted on a copy of our insurance! All this, and NO POWER! Ugh! Never again.
      Still Clueless

      Happy Ending!

      I would like to add (or subtract) from my previous post:
      Since writing this review, I was contacted by the NEW dock master who explained and addressed each and everyone of my issues. Has also provided a full refund for the stay. This marina is in dire need of several upgrades, and he has assured me that everything addressed will be in the works (if not already) for updating and change. They will immediately start taking cash! I promised, I would return once I have heard of the changes. They are a very inexpensive marina, and in a wonderful location. If you want to give them a try, just ASK about power prior to booking 🙂
      Still Clueless

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    • Help Requested to Report Sightings of Diamondback Terrapins

      You can help, especially if you do any anchoring or shore exploring between Canaveral and Miami.

      turtle

       

      MELBOURNE, Fla. – A zoo in Brevard County needs your help tracking the East Coast Diamondback terrapins, a unique subspecies that lives along Florida’s Atlantic coast.

      The Brevard Zoo wants everyone from the Space Coast to Miami to report sightings to them.

      The terrapins are usually found in brackish coastal waters like the Indian River Lagoon.

      Click here to send sightings along with pictures and GPS coordinates.

      The zoo said the project will help biologists identify critical habitat and road-kill “hot spots”.

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    • Report from Anchorage near Bakers Haulover Inlet, north of Miami, AICW Statute Mile 1080


      This is a report on an anchorage not listed as such in SSECN’s directory and is in response to a 2012 report on the site, see /?p=81100. The anchorage is in northern Biscayne Bay on the west side of the Waterway between the campus of Florida International University Biscayne Bay to the west and Oleta State Park to the east.

      Took the turn toward Oleta park anchorage off of the ICW at red marker 6A. Keep red marker 6A on your port side as your coming in and head west for the docks. Kept 10 feet of water the whole way through off the ICW and anchored in Oleta park in 10 feet of water. Beautiful protected anchorage before Miami, didn’t go to land however.
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    • Good Words for Crandon Park Marina and Key Biscayne, Statute Mile 1094


      Located on the eastern shore of Biscayne Bay, Crandon Park Marina at 4000 Crandon Boulevard, Key Biscayne, FL, is a Miami-Dade County facility associated with Crandon Park Beach. The location looks very inviting and they do take transients on a space-available, no advance reservations, basis.

      We live on Key Biscayne. Just a tip. There is good provisioning in Key Biscayne on Crandon Blvd in the village. Take the bus, every 20-30 minutes southbound right at the marina. Every third bus goes down Harbor Drive and is less convenient. There is grocery, restaurants and every sort of shopping just 5 miles away. Best beaches in Crandon Park and Bill Baggs State Park. I believe moorings are only for sailboats. Enjoy.
      Gregory Han

      Click Here To View the Eastern Florida Cruisers’ Net Marina Directory Listing For Crandon Park Marina

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      1. Sue ward -  December 24, 2014 - 6:22 pm

        Definitely no trawlers on the mooring although they were half empty when we tried to get in 2 years ago. They do not monitor VHF and were very unfriendly towards us. Very disappointed after going right up the channel and nowhere is it clear that sail boats only on moorings. Expensive to dock so we went to Dinner Key. Would not bother there again.

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