Slips are now available!! On the brand new Dock 5. For information please call (727) 893-7329 or 800 782 8350The Port St. Joe Marina is at the heart of Florida's Forgotten Coast, on the eastern shore of pristine St. Joseph Bay on Florida's northern Gulf Coast. Located between Panama City and Apalachicola, FlRiviera Dunes Marina Just off Tampa Bay Owned and Operated by BoatersThe Panama City Marina is located on the intercoastal Waterway one block from Downtown Panama City. The Panama City Marina is a newly renovated 240-slip marina facility designed for all classes of ves
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Port St. Joe Marina to Host Kids Win Fishing Tornament, June 13-14, 2014, St. Joe Bay, Northern Gulf

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 04-12-2014

The Port St. Joe Marina is at the heart of Florida's Forgotten Coast, on the eastern shore of pristine St. Joseph Bay on Florida's northern Gulf Coast. Located between Panama City and Apalachicola, Fl

Port St. Joe Marina – Click for Chartview

If this SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR facility racks up many more laudatory comments, we may have to open a separate page. In addition to being the Official Weigh-in Station for the 26th Annual Big Bend Saltwater Classic Fishing Tournament, Port St. Joe Marina will also host the Kids Win Fishing Tournament the same weekend in June. Port St. Joe Marina is accessed from the Northern Gulf ICW by way of the Gulf County Canal, which cuts south off the Waterway between Apalachicola and Panama City.

Saturday, June14th [Kids Win Tournament] will be having meeting and giving items out on Friday, June 13th in the afternoon.
Clara Landry

kids

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Port St. Joe Marina to Host Official Weigh-ins, St. Joe Bay, Northern Gulf

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 04-12-2014

The Port St. Joe Marina is at the heart of Florida's Forgotten Coast, on the eastern shore of pristine St. Joseph Bay on Florida's northern Gulf Coast. Located between Panama City and Apalachicola, Fl

Port St. Joe Marina – Click for Chartview

If this SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR facility racks up many more laudatory comments, we may have to open a separate page. Really, from all reports, you can’t do better than coil your lines at Port St. Joe Marina. And now, Port St. Joe Marina will be the Official Weigh-in Station for the 26th Annual Big Bend Saltwater Classic Fishing Tournament in June. The marina is accessed from the Northern Gulf ICW by way of the Gulf County Canal, which cuts south off the Waterway between Apalachicola and Panama City.

The Port St. Joe Marina will be an official weigh in station for the Big Bend tournament, registration will be Thursday evening June 12th at the Port St. Joe Marina. You can leave from here and fish and weigh in catch on Friday June 13th and Saturday June 14th.
Clara Landry

big bend

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More on Channel at Dike Break in Northern Gulf ICW between Panama City and Choctawhatchee Bay (Statute Mile 263)

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 02-20-2014

Dike at Mile 263

Back in July, we reported that the a narrow, canal-like section of the Northern Gulf ICW (a. k. a. the Gulf Coast Intracoastal Waterway) had been closed, due to the collapse of a dike, following torrential rains, and tons of mud and sand had been washed into the channel. Then, on 8/24/13, we published an article that dredging had partially reopened the channel, but budgetary restrictions had kept the ACOE from widening the channel to its original breadth (see http://cruisersnet.net/?p=119741). Skipper Sandberg’s comments are in response to this earlier posting: http://cruisersnet.net/?p=127419

Passed by red and green markets 2/19/14 heading west to Fort Walton. Sufficient room to pass by both markets IF I do not encounter other traffic headed in opposite heading to yours. Stay alert since marker appear when you may Not be expecting ‘aids to navigation.’!! This was our first time in Grand Canyon.
Sandy Sandberg

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Vessel Fire in Carrabelle, FL, Northern Gulf Coast

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 02-02-2014

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This story of a vessel fire in Carrabelle, FL was posted by Captain Janice Marois on her blog, http://janice142.com/, where she was anchored. Initially very frightening, once the fire location was determined and contained, Captain Marois was able to calmly relate and photograph the episode. For photos and the complete story, go to:

http://janice142.com/Articles/BoatOnFire.html

Possible GPS Disruption near Ft. Walton, FL, February 3 -28, 2014

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 02-02-2014

This Local Notice of possible GPS outages comes to us from our good friend Chuck Baier and the Great Loop Forum.

This location is near the Ft. Walton Beach area…
The GPS Navigation signal may be unreliable from February 3-7, 2014; February 10-14, 2014; February 18-21, 2014 and February 24-28, 2014, (each day), from 1500Z until 1800Z, due to testing on GPS frequencies used by shipboard navigation and handheld systems. GPS systems that rely on GPS, such as E-911, AIS and DSC, may be affected within a 15 NM radius of position 30-33-19.02N 086-46-26.04W. During this period GPS users are encouraged to report any GPS service outages that they may experience during this testing, via the navigation information service (NIS) by calling (703) 313-5900 or by using the NAVCEN’s web site GPS report a problem worksheet at http://WWW.NAVCEN.USCG.GOV.
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Update on Channel at Dike Break in Northern Gulf ICW between Panama City and Choctawhatchee Bay (Statute Mile 263)

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 11-12-2013

Dike at Mile 263

Spoke with the Mobile USACE office this AM and the channel at mile 263 has been cleared. The Corp is still working on the dike, but the waterway is navigable. A LNM summary is below.
See http://cruisersnet.net/?p=121823

Back in July, we reported that the a narrow, canal-like section of the Northern Gulf ICW (a. k. a. the Gulf Coast Intracoastal Waterway) had been closed, due to the collapse of a dike, following torrential rains, and tons of mud and sand had been washed into the channel. Then, on 8/24/13, we published an article that dredging had partially reopened the channel, but budgetary restrictions had kept the ACOE from widening the channel to its original breadth (see http://cruisersnet.net/?p=119741).

What is most recent update? Planning to use this route on December 9.
Robert Sisum

A summary of Local Notices to Mariners posted earlier this year:
Notice 13-24 stated the channel had been dredged and re-opened. 13-28 announced that there had been some partial shoaling from a second rain event, but since the waterway wasn’t closed we didn’t send a follow-on. There is still some minor shoaling in the area but traffic is moving.
E. Patrick Robbins
Chief, Legislative and Public Affairs
Mobile District, USACE

We are indebted to Captain Gano, who brought us one of the first reports of the break earlier this summer, for this excellent report from the collapsed dike area:

Ok, when you last asked me what I knew of the cave-in status at this mile marker, I really didn’t have a lot of information. Today we took a 50-mile round trip over there to blow the cobwebs off the boat and to see what is
going on. We live east of the area, but since most cruisers come through our area west-to-east, I’ll give the order of what I found heading east. At mile 263 there is still a massive dip in the dike on the south side of the channel. As the accompanying mile 263 photo shows, there is ongoing repair, and it appears that a massive sausage device, probably filled with sand, which may be the base of the repair. Contrary to the last profile of this area I saw on the USCOE website, there appears to be no serious shoaling there. I ran the boat slowly within about a boat length of the south bank and never saw less than about 14 feet of water (tide level was plus .4 foot). I see no problem here for cruisers. There were construction vehicles on site, and there may be waterborne construction craft in the area in the future; so be watching as you come around the turn just before this area.

Dike at Mile 263

At mile 265, as shown in the mile 265 photo, there is a break in the seawall on the south bank, but we saw no depth issues as we passed in both directions.

Wall Collapse

As shown in the mile 266.6 photo, there has been an unreported partial collapse on the north bank. Needless to say, the north side of the channel should probably be avoided, but we saw no depth issues as we cruised either direction in the center of the channel.

Partial Cave-in at Mile 266.6

A little farther on at about mile 266.8 and mile 267.1, I came upon two unlighted temporary buoys. They are new to me and may not be the only buoys in this 15-mile cut between Choctawhatchee Bay and West Bay because we did not go all the way to the westward end of the cut. The westward buoy at mile 266.8 was green and guarded a brown-looking shoal area on the south side of the channel that we could clearly see in the relatively clear water.
The red buoy at mile 267.1 (on your chart, right at the outflow of West Bay Creek on the north side of the channel) did not guard any particular thing we could see. There were no depth issues running this area.
All in all, barring serious rainfall (I am talking about in excess of 4-6 inches in a day like that which caused the cave-ins in the first place), the Grand Canyon seems to be in good enough shape for relatively carefree passage for mile 263 eastward. I have heard of no problems to the west of mile 263.
Rich Gano
Calypso (1972 Grand Banks 42)
Panama City, FL

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More Praise for The Wharf Marina, Orange Beach, AL, Gulf ICW Statute Mile 159

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 10-24-2013

The Wharf Marina - Click for Chartview

The Wharf Marina, at 4673 Wharf Parkway in Orange Beach, AL, is located directly on the canal-like portion of the Northern Gulf Waterway that runs between Mobile Bay and Pensacola. The review below was supplied by our friends in the AGLCA Forum.

For all the Southbound Loopers, don’t miss your chance to stay at the best marina in Orange Beach. The Wharf is a tremendous marina and destination. The shops and restaurants are the best around. Beverly and her crew in the marina office are so very helpful to boaters. >
The new West Marine is a few blocks down the road. Middleton Marine is also a few blocks down the road and ready to help with any boat issues you might have. Publix, a fantastic meat market, a seafood market and Walmart are nearby.
We are here ready to help you in any way during your stop. Our boat is having repairs by Middleton here and then we will continue our way south with some of you.
David and Diane Martin
Magnolia
Endeavour 44 Powercat

www.thewharfmarina.com

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GREAT Fuel Discount at Panama City Municipal Marina FOR SSECN READERS!!!!, Northern Gulf ICW, Statute Mile 290

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 10-18-2013

Panama City Municipal Marina - Click for Chartview

The Panama City Marina is located on the intercoastal Waterway one block from Downtown Panama City. The Panama City Marina is a newly renovated 240-slip marina facility designed for all classes of vesNow here’s a good deal, just for being a SSECN reader! This $.10 per gallon discount, offered with no minimum purchase when staying overnight, is typically reserved for fuel purchases over a 1000 gallons.
The Panama City Municipal Marina is lies immediately adjacent to the Northern Gulf ICW, one block from Downtown Panama City. And, of course, they are A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR!

We offer $.10 off per gallon for any transient [overnight dockage required] that mentions seeing this on Cruisersnet.
Stan Jones
Marina Director

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Good Words for Bay Point Marina, Panama City Beach, Gulf ICW

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 10-11-2013

Bay Point Marina - Click for Chartview

Thanks to our friends at AGLCA for this report from Bay Point Marina which is accessed off Panama City Inlet and lies on the shores of Grand Lagoon. Visit Bay Point Marina at http://www.baypointmarina.net for more information.

Consider Bay Point Marina, Panama City (beach) where we have been since May. The marina is well protected from wind and waves, looper friendly, safe (behind gated entrance), delivers newspaper to your “porch” every day, offers coffee and danish Sat/Sun morning, clean restrooms and shower, swimming pool and Daniel and his staff are great. On the downside, it is about 2 miles to Wynn Dixie, Publix, West Marine and restaurants and has no courtesy car, but Enterprise will pick up and hertz is within walking distance at an adjoining resort.
Scott & KC Calkin

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Good Words for MS Dockside Marina, Carrabelle, FL, Northern Gulf

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 09-03-2013

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We continue to hear only good things about this marina. See http://cruisersnet.net/?p=46813 MS Dockside Marina is located at 292 Graham Drive in Carrabelle which is at the eastern end of the Northern Gulf Waterway. The phone is 850-697-3337. Email is msdocksidemarina@gmail.com

PS: The MS stands for Marine Systems.

Although we are not currently cruising (we are home in Carrabelle FL) we really wanted to applaud the staff of the MS Dockside Marina here at home. We chose this town in a great part because of this marina, and we continue to be amazed at their expertise and kindness. If anyone needs any kind of mechanical help just before or after the crossing between the northern gulf and the west coast of FL, these are the guys to see. They are skilled, professional, and will do what it takes to correct your problem. We are so grateful to have them right here in our own town.
Hope you are doing okay. We think of you often.
Tim and Lisa Keith-Lucas
MV Santa Catalina de Guale

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Continuing Problems on Northern Gulf ICW Between Panama City and Choctawhatchee Bay (near Statute Mile 265)

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 08-22-2013

Back in July, we reported that the a narrow, canal-like section of the Northern Gulf ICW (a. k. a. the Gulf Coast Intracoastal Waterway) had been closed, due to the collapse of a dike, following torrential rains, and tons of mud and sand had been washed into the channel. Then, on 8/24/13, we published an article that dredging had partially reopened the channel, but budgetary restrictions had kept the ACOE from widening the channel to its original breadth (see http://cruisersnet.net/?p=119741).
Now, below we hear from Captain Rich Gano, in Panama City, (who sent us the original report of the Waterway closing) that more rains have worsened the situation, and moneys are still not available for a full fix. Sounds like there may be hope though!

Last month I reported on the dike break which closed the ICW between Panama City and Destin for a week or two. We have continued to have inordinate amounts of rain, and the US COE now reports this same area has shoaled up to on the southern half of the channel at this mile marker. The northern part of the channel is OK.
For the uninitiated, that is NOT enough room for easy passage of two trawlers. There is no estimate of when the money will be available to fix this, but because it hinders barge delivery of fuel to Panama City (our normal method), I assume it will not be long.
Rich Gano
Calypso

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High Praise for Orange Beach Marina, off Northern Gulf ICW, near Statute Mile 165

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 08-09-2013

Orange Beach Marina - Click for Chartview

Orange Beach Marina, at 27075 Marina Rd, Orange Beach, AL, is south and west of Statute Mile 165 of the Northern Gulf ICW by way of St. Johns Bayou, and sits near Perdido Pass inlet.

Orange Beach Marina is the best active marina on the gulf coast. They have two great restaurants on site and you are within walking distance of many shops and restaurants. They have covered slips, and lots of amenities.
Daniel Simpler

Ahoy Daniel! I’m not clear on your criteria for designating Orange Beach Marina as ” the best active marina” on the gulf coast. OBM is a very nice facility, however I would direct you to Lulu’s Home Port Marina, the Wharf Marina, Palafox Pier Marina, Baytowne Marina, Bluewater Bay Marina, Bay Point Marina, Scipio Creek Marina, Port St. Joe Marina, and The Moorings of Carabelle as first rate stops for cruisers.
Bob Riggs

www.orangebeachmarina.com

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Good Words for Port St. Joe Marina, St. Joe Bay, Northern Gulf

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 08-09-2013

The Port St. Joe Marina is at the heart of Florida's Forgotten Coast, on the eastern shore of pristine St. Joseph Bay on Florida's northern Gulf Coast. Located between Panama City and Apalachicola, Fl

Port St. Joe Marina - Click for Chartview

If this SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR facility racks up many more laudatory comments, we may have to open a separate page. Really, from all reports, you can’t do better than coil your lines at Port St. Joe Marina. This facility is accessed from the Northern Gulf ICW by way of the Gulf County Canal, which cuts south off the Waterway between Apalachicola and Panama City. The side trip is well worth your time!!!

We also stayed a few days at Port St. Joe– a different ambience entirely, but a good marina and a pleasant town right there, with all the things you need from a town.
Anita & Don
Limelight

Port St Joe is also an excellent Marina. They have a great restaurant and within walking distance of a grocery store. Port St. Joe does not have a lot of extra activity like Orange Beach [AL], it is more laid back in a very small community.
Daniel Simpler

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Praise for The Wharf Marina, Orange Beach, AL, Gulf ICW Statute Mile 159

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 08-09-2013

The Wharf Marina - Click for Chartview

The Wharf Marina, at 4673 Wharf Parkway in Orange Beach, AL, is located directly on the canal-like portion of the Northern Gulf Waterway that runs between Mobile Bay and Pensacola.

We stayed a couple nights at The Wharf last fall on our way between Mobile and Panama city—it was a nice facility with floating docks, and there was a whole complex of shops, restaurants, a multi-plex theater and even a ferris wheel, if I recall correctly.  It was right on the ICW, near Orange Beach.
Anita & Don
Limelight

www.thewharfmarina.com

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Good Words for Palafox Pier and Yacht Harbor Marina, Pensacola, Northern Gulf, FL

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 08-09-2013

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Palafox Pier & Yacht Harbour Marina is in the heart of downtown Pensacola at 1901 Cypress Street, on the north shore of the entrance to Bayou Chico.

Our vote for a great marina is Palafox in Pensacola: http://www.marinamgmt.com/marina-management-Palafox-Pier-Home.cfm

It has floating docks, very sheltered dockage, Jaco’s (a great restaurant on site), within walking distance of Seville Quarter (http://www.sevillequarter.com), and dozens of other restaurants, shops, minor league baseball (http://www.milb.com/schedule/index.jsp?sid=t4124), Pensacola Shipyard (http://www.pensacolamarina.com/index.php) with a wide host of contractors keeps your boat running.
And the dockmasters, Ron and Jon, provide the best customer service you could ask for! Certainly worth consideration!
Richard Grimes

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Northern Gulf ICW Partially Reopens Between Panama City/West Bay and Choctawhatchee Bay (near Statute Mile 265)

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 07-24-2013

On July 7, 2013, the SSECN published an extensive posting, inspired by information received from Captain Rich Gano, to the effect that the Northern Gulf ICW (a. k. a. the GIWW) had been closed between Panama City and Choctawhatchee Bay/Fort Walton Beach, due to the almost 20 inches of rain dumped along the Gulf Coast, [which] collapsed a levee alongside the cut. We are pleased to report that two dredges are now on-site, working 24/7 to return the channel to normal width and depth, and as of 7/24/13, the Waterway has been “partially” reopened.
How can a Waterway be “partially reopened,” you may ask, as did we. Well, seems that some sort of narrow channel has already been restored by dredging operations, BUT, we strongly advise one and all (see below) to follow the USCG’s advice, and contact the dredge operators via VHF, for advice on how best to bypass their operations, while still maintaining the best depths. Hopefully, within another week or so, the dredges will have finished their work, and this “closure” will be only a bad, short-lived memory!

The 11 July 2013 Mobile COE Nav note states the dredge Integrity will be on site and expected a week to clear the blockage.
Now I have word from Stan Reynolds, who intends to move his trawler from Panama City to Destin, that the USCG says via a phone call that the “ditch” is partially opened to pleasure vessels. Just contact the dredge for passing instructions.
Rich Gano
Calypso (GB42 Hull # 295)
Panama City area, FL

Stan Reynolds got Morning Star through the ongoing dredging operation yesterday. He had previously called the USCG and had been told that the area was partially open for pleasure vessels. He was instructed to call the dredge for passing instructions. However, when he got there at about 11 AM, he found two dredges with both operators at lunch and no communications. He successfully eased on through and also found a significant shoal area on the south side of the canal at mile 270.
The last update of the COE Mobile District’s Navigation Notes page is the 11 July comment that there is a dredge working the area.
Rich Gano
Calypso (GB42 Hull # 295)
Panama City area, FL

And, here’s some less welcome news just received from Captain Gano on 7/24/13:

Local news reporting tonight reports the Corps of Engineers has cleared the mile marker 265 bank collapse enough to allow a barge to pass, but there is not enough money in the remaining fiscal year budget to completely clear all debris. They may be having to wait until November to complete repairs.
Begging to be answered is the question of how the canal will fare through the rest of hurricane season. Significant rainfall in a short period of time could easily exacerbate the current problem.
Rich Gano
Calypso (GB42 Hull # 295)
Panama City area, FL

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Free Dock in Ft. Walton Now Re-Opened, Gulf ICW, Mile 223, Fort Walton Beach, FL

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 05-29-2013

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The free dock in Ft Walton Beach, located between R6 and R8 on the north side of the ICW, just west of the Brook Bridge, has been closed for repairs and, as Capt. Riggs relates, the dock is now open. The 3 deepest spots are on the SW corner of the dock, 1 being a lay along and the other 2 being the first two slips. Avoid blocking the pump out station as boaters do come to use it and then leave immediately.

Cruising News:
The free dock provided by the City of Ft. Walton, Fl is located just west of the fixed span Brooks Bridge at GICW mile 223. This facility has been closed for repairs for several months. The repairs have been effected, and the dock is now welcoming transient vessels effective May 29, 2013.
Bob Riggs

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More Praise for Port St. Joe Marina, St. Joe Bay, Northern Gulf

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 03-04-2013

The Port St. Joe Marina is at the heart of Florida's Forgotten Coast, on the eastern shore of pristine St. Joseph Bay on Florida's northern Gulf Coast. Located between Panama City and Apalachicola, Fl

Port St. Joe Marina - Click for Chartview

If this SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR facility racks up many more laudatory comments, we may have to open a separate page. Really, from all reports, you can’t do better than coil your lines at Port St. Joe Marina.
This facility is accessed from the Northern Gulf ICW by way of the Gulf County Canal, which cuts south off the Waterway between Apalachicola and Panama City. The side trip is well worthy your time!!!

My wife and I just spent four days at Port St Joe marina waiting for the weather to improve enough to make the overnight crossing. Lisa and her team are the friendliest folks you will ever meet. Their facilities are excellent and everything you need is within walking distance or a short ride on one of their complimentary bicycles. Port St Joe will always be a stop whenever we are in the area.
Randy Hondros

I agree. This is a great marina. The only caution is to be ready for the sharp turn coming in. We stayed here a couple of nights and loved it.
R. Holiman

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More on the Vertical Clearance of Perdido Key – Gulf Beach Bridge (Statute Mile 172)

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 02-01-2013

Perdido Key - Gulf Beach Bridge - Click for Chartview

The height of this bridge has elicited numerous comments and concerns as to its vertical clearance which is charted at 73ft. See link below for more comments.

Been under that bridge numerous times with a 62′ mast.
R. Holiman

4 deck towboats transit this area; when did the confusion start?
Capt. Jerry Robbins

Click Here To Read Earlier Comments on Perdido Key Bridge

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