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    • LNM: Poker Run, June 29, Norfolk Harbor, AICW Statute Mile 0

      Powerboat racing, within a confined area such as Norfolk harbor through which the Waterway passes, requires a sharp watch and on standby to make course corrections to avoid the speeding participants in the Poker Run, which begins and ends at Waterside Marina on the eastern shore of the harbor just south of Mile Zero.

      SEC HR BNM 169-19


      Click Here To View the VA to NC Cruisers’ Net Marina Directory Listing For Waterside Marina

      Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Norfolk Waterfront and Waterside Marina

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    • Clean Water Act by Tom Hale

      Our thanks to Tom Hale for this explanation of the Clean Water Act and how it pertains to boats. The hearing to which he refers is the Georgia DNR hearing on wording of HB 201 being held today in Brunswick, GA.


      For those who will attend the hearing today. I think it very important that the issue of boat sewage and NDZs is presented clearly and with one voice.

      As previously stated, I have been involved with the issues of boat waste discharge and marine sanitation systems with related issues since the 1970s. After being involved with the creation of several No Discharge Zone laws (and always being on the losing end!) I understand that there is a great deal of confusion which then leads to the dissemination of misinformation. NDZs are proposed and established because if the “icky” factor of sewage. When people hear that there is such a thing as “no discharge zones” they assume that that means that anyplace else is a “discharge zones”. And then citizens, Natural Resource types and elected officials get worried about all the boats dumping sewage into “our waters.“ Then with little fore though t or study they decide “We must eliminate this sewage and create a law making it illegal to dump sewage in our waters.” The Georgia law reflects this confusion. It is already illegal to dump raw sewage into the waters of GA or any other territorial waters of the USA. (

      There is further confusion because the law also states that each vessel must be equipped with a marine sanitation device (MSD) . The word “device” may, to some people, imply that there has to be some sort of mechanical “thing.” Under the law, a sewage holding tank is one such device. Every boat out there today has a marine sanitation device, that being a holding tank (A sewage holding thank is by definition a Type III marine sanitation device.). Every boat out there has the equipment required to be in compliance with the clean water act.

      The clean vessel act ( is a program to make funding available for the installation of shore side facilities to handle the waste from boats. In my personal cruising experience Maryland, Rhode Island, Vermont, New York and Massachusetts have done an exemplary job of encouraging commercial facilities to build pump out stations and a number of cities and towns operate mobile pump out boats.

      NDZs are created on a state level. To declare a body of water to be an NDZ the state must be able to prove that there are adequate facilities in place to handle the needs of the boating community. A reminder, NDZs only apply to boats which have an onboard treatment system (And, by the way, dumping a bunch of chemicals into your holding tank to kill bacteria does NOT meet the requirements of a sewage treatment system.) Georgia DNR has to understand that declaring all the waters of the state to be an NDZ is unnecessary due to existing federal law. There is no need to duplicate it with a state law. If there are concerns, GA DNR can and should enforce the federal laws already on the books.

      The following is from an EPA website on the Clean Water Act.

      • Section 312 of the Clean Water Act requires the use of operable, U.S. Coast Guard-certified marine sanitation devices (MSDs) onboard vessels that are equipped with installed toilets and operating on U.S. navigable waters.
      • Untreated sewage discharges are prohibited within three miles from shore.
      • In order to discharge within three miles, sewage must be treated using a U.S. Coast Guard-approved Type I or Type II MSD. Alternatively, sewage may be stored onboard in a holding tank (Type III MSD).
      • Treated and untreated sewage discharges are prohibited in:
          • Freshwater lakes, reservoirs and other freshwater impoundments whole inlets or outlets are such as to prevent the ingress or egress by vessel traffic.
          • Rivers not capable of navigation by interstate vessel traffic.
          • No-discharge zones (NDZs) (as applicable).
          • In these areas, sewage effluent generally must be retained onboard in a holding tank (Type III MSD). Operators of vessels equipped with flow-through MSDs (Type I or Type II) must secure the device to prevent overboard discharge.
          • Visit the No-Discharge Zones (NDZs) by State webpage for more information on the location and applicability of NDZs.

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    • Gateway to the Gulf Newsletter from the City of Gulfport, Fl, June 17, 2019, Boca Ciega Bay

      Gulfport Marina includes dry boat storage, ship store, bathroom, public boat ramp, parking, fueling stations, lighted range markers and guest docking facility.

      Gulfport Municipal Marina, A CRUISERS NET SPONSOR, and the City of Gulfport always have a full calendar of events for all ages. The marina and harbor, found on the northern shores of Boca Ciega Bay, are easily accessible from the Western Florida ICW, just north of Tampa Bay.

      Week of June 17, 2019
      Gateway to the Gulf Newsletter
      Highlighted Events/Classes this Week
      Father’s Day Ice Cream Social
      Monday, June 17th
      Reptile Show with Dundee Farms
      Monday, June 17th
      3 p.m.
      Gulfport Public Library
      Come see live reptiles for a hands on learning experience!
      For more information, please or
      Fresh Market
      Tuesday, June 18th
      Every Tuesday
      9 am – 2 pm
      Gulfport Fresh Market on Beach Blvd. S.
      The Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market, located along Beach Blvd. in Gulfport’s Historic Waterfront Arts District, is open year-round, from 9 am – 2 pm.
      With a roster of over 70 vendors, you will find a wide variety of products, including but not limited to, ready-to-eat and take-home foods, fresh produce, plants, herbs, jewelry, teas, art, clothing and live music.
      Ballroom Dance
      Tuesday, June 18th
      with Carol Baker
      Gulfport Casino Ballroom
      12 pm – 3 pm
      $8 admission
      Call 727-798-3660  
      For further information, contact Sabrina a 727-212-1132
      Please join Dedicated for popcorn and a movie!
      Green Book 2018 / PG-13
      Drama / Comedy / 2h10m
      A working-class Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960s.
      Popcorn & a Movie with Dedicated
      Tuesday, June 18th at 1 p.m.
      Argentine Tango Dance
      Tuesday, June 18th
      with Kathleen & Steve Prucher
      Gulfport Casino Ballroom
      6:30 pm – 11 pm
      $8 admission
      Call 727-742-3368  
      City Council Meeting
      Tuesday, June 18th
      7 p.m.
      Gulfport City Hall
      Wednesday, June 19th
      is the Gulfport Casino Swing Night, withCollegiate Shag Lesson 6-7 p.m.Swing-Dance Lesson 7-8 p.m., and Dancing 8-11 p.m. Just $8 includes both lessons and the dance, students get $6 admission, andbirthday people get free admission
      School’s out for the summer and students get $6 admission to Swing Time dances at the Gulfport Casino! That includes WednesdayGulfport Casino Swing Nights (except for band nights) and Second-Friday Soul Nights (must arrive by 7 p.m. and take the lesson). Take advantage of this sweet deal this summer.
      Collegiate Shag is the 6-7 pm lesson topic every Wednesday in June at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night, featuring Sam and special guest instructors, Forrest Outman and Andrea Kugelman. What’s Collegiate Shag? — The most popular dance of the swing era. If you like East-Coast Swing, you’ll love Collegiate Shag, because it starts with similar 6-count footwork, and adds more fun & energy to the dance! 
      The Strand Area Neighborhood
      Watch Meeting
      Wednesday, June 19, 2019
      Gulfport Recreation Center
      7:00 p.m.
      All meetings start at 7:00 p.m. and ANYONE CAN ATTEND!
      Contact Jim Wright, Volunteer   
      Coordinator at: 727-893-1022
      Movie & Galaxy Cake Pops
      Thursday, June 20th
      4 p.m.
      Gulfport Public Library
      Chill and enjoy a movie and make some yummy galaxy inspired cake pops!
      For more information, please or
      Introduction to iPad & iPhone
      Thursday, June 20th
      1:30 p.m.
      Gulfport Senior Center
      Senior Center registration required, however, there is no need to be a GEMS member to enjoy these exciting Gulfport getaways.
      Call 727-893-2242 for more information and to reserve your seat. Trips are non-refundable and subject to change without notice.
      Larry’s Car Show
      Quaker Steak & Lube
      Thursday, June 20th
      Longest and biggest weekly Classic Car Show in the area. Come on out for dinner and enjoy all makes, models, and years of cars on display.
      $6 for GEMS Members
      $10 for Non-GEMS Members
      Prices includes: Round-trip transportation, Meal paid for separately.
      Scott & Patti’s Greatest Hits!
      Thursday, June 20th
      7 p.m.
      Catherine Hickman Theater
      Mother/son lounge act Scott & Patti (Scott Daniel & Matthew McGee) bring a mix of their “greatest hits” of camp, improvisation, showmanship, and glittering costumes to an unforgettable show featuring hits, standards, and show tunes of today and yesterday. The Scott & Patti show has played to sold out crowds across the country. Audiences leave with their sides aching from laughter and a classic pop song stuck in their heads. 
      Tickets are available for a suggested donation of $25 for general admission (doors 6:30 p.m.) or $30 for early access with doors open at 6:00 p.m. and preferred seating. Tickets are available at the Gulfport Beach Bazaar (3115 Beach Blvd. S.) with cash only or online at The performance is a fund raiser for the LGBTQ Resource Center at Gulfport Public Library.
      For a full schedule of Pride events, and for more information, visit the Center’s or email
      An Evening of Live Latin Music at the Gulfport Casino w/ Orchestra Fuego
      Friday, June 21st
      6:30 p.m. – 1 a.m.
      Doors Open at 6 p.m.
      Gulfport Casino Ballroom
      $20 admission
      Gulfport Trolley in the St. Pete
      Pride Parade
      Saturday, June 22
      The St. Pete Pride Parade starts at 7:15 p.m. The Gulfport Trolley will depart from Gulfport City Hall at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 22. Trolley seating is limited. Please contact 727-893-1118 for available seating reservation.
      The 17th annual St. Pete Pride Parade promises to continue to show the state all the beautiful colors of our diverse community! The parade crawls along the waterfront of St. Pete, with 5,000 people swishing and sauntering along Downtown St Pete’s Bayshore Dr in a dazzling array of sequins, beads, leathers and feathers, with more than 200,000 people cheering them on. 
      Florida's Largest Pride - St. Pete Pride
      Contra Dance with Tampa Friends of Old Time Dance
      Sunday, June 23rd
      3:30 – 7 p.m.
      Gulfport Casino Ballroom
      5500 Shore Blvd. S.
      $8 admission
      Upcoming Events
      Gulfcoast Legal Services
      Tuesday, June 25th
      Gulfport Senior Center
      5501 27th Ave. S.
      1 – 5 p.m.
      Gulfport Lions Club Monthly Meeting
      Tuesday, June 25th
      6 p.m. Social / 6:30 p.m. Dinner
      Gulfport Lions Club
      4630 Tifton Dr. S.
      Second & fourth Tuesday’s every month
      For more information, contact Rob Vincent by email at
      Stetson Area Neighborhood
      Watch Meeting
      Wednesday, June 26, 2019
      Stetson School of Law, Eleazer Hearing Room, 1401 61st St. S.
      7:00 p.m.
      All meetings start at 7:00 p.m. and ANYONE CAN ATTEND!
      Contact Jim Wright, Volunteer   
      Coordinator at: 727-893-1022
      Senior Center registration required, however, there is no need to be a GEMS member to enjoy these exciting Gulfport getaways.
      Call 727-893-2242 for more information and to reserve your seat. Trips are non-refundable and subject to change without notice.
      Chihuly Collection Museum
      Thursday, June 27th
      Art and architecture working together to create an experience unlike any other exhibition. The Collection is marked at the entrance by an iconic 20-foot glass sculpture created especially for the site.
      $20 GEMS Members
      $24 for Non-GEMS Members
      Prices includes: Round-trip transportation, admission and parking.
      Thursday, June 27th at 7 p.m.
      Catherine Hickman Theater
      5501 27th Ave. S.
      Join members of the LGBTQ Resource Center and the Gulfport Public Library on Thursday, June 27 at 7:00 p.m. for BranchOut!, a night of music and fun as we celebrate the recent establishment of the Resource Center as an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We will also happily recognize our great volunteers, as well as the wonderful support of the Gulfport Library staff and the Circle of Friends of the Library, and the recent accomplishments of the Library and Resource Center. Enjoy complimentary wine, soft beverages and appetizers, as well as live music by powerhouse vocalist/singer/songwriter/guitarist and Resource Center Board Member Brittany Baldwin. This event is free and open to the public at the Gulfport Public Library, 5501 28th Ave. South.
      For more information, visit the Library’s website:
      LQBTQ Resource Center website: oremail:
      Vertical Oyster Garden Creation
      Saturday, June 29th
      Tampa Bay Watch is recruiting volunteers to help build vertical oyster gardens on Saturday, June 29 from 9 am – noon at the Marine Center, 3000 Pinellas Bayway South in Tierra Verde. All ages are welcome. The project involves stringing drilled oyster shells onto a rope to create the vertical oyster garden (VOG). 
      VOGs are suspended from docks to create a hard substrate where juvenile oysters can attach and develop. Oysters are a food source for birds and fish. Many small fish, crabs, shrimp and other critters live among oysters providing food for large fish and wildlife. Additionally, oyster habitats are a great place to catch fish. Oysters are natural filters, cleaning up to ten gallons of water per hour. More oysters mean a cleaner bay! Click here to read more about VOGs
      The VOGs created on June 29 will be installed at the Gulfport Marina. This project is funded through a grant from Tampa Bay Estuary Program. Click here to read an article on the project from The Gulfport Gabber.
      FREE Ride on the Gulfport
      Rays Trolley!
      Monday, July 1st
      TB Rays vs. Baltimore Orioles
      Monday, July 1st • 7:10 p.m. 
      Gulfport Casino Ballroom
      5500 Shore Blvd. S.
      Departure Loops Start:
      5 p.m. at the Gulfport Casino to First Pitch & 7th Inning Stretch to 10 p.m.
      Wednesday July 3rd 
      is Swing Time’s Pre-Independence-Day Celebration featuring the Betty Fox Band, live at the Gulfport Casino!
      Dress up in red, white, and blue  and get ready to dance! The evening kicks off with two dance lessons, Triple-Time Swing 6-7 pm and Single-Time Swing 7-8 pm. Dance 8-11 pm — Swing, Blues, and more — to live music by blues phenomenon, Betty Fox, and her amazing band.  (For anyone not familiar with the band, they’re an absolute dancer favorite. Just check out any video or song on their website…we dare you!)
      Doors Open 5:45 pm
      Triple-Time Swing Dance Lesson 6-7 pm
      Single-Time Swing Dance Lesson 7-8 pm
      Live Music & Dancing 8-11 pm
      All Ages   No Partners Needed   Full Cash Bar   Free Parking   Door Prizes
      Tickets are $12 (cash only). Purchase tickets at the door the night of event.
      The Gulfport Casino Ballroom is one of the world’s top dance destinations, offering social dance excitement in a picturesque beachfront setting. It features a rich history, a grand dance floor, a full bar, a smoke-free atmosphere, and free parking. The Gulfport Casino Ballroom is located in the St. Petersburg, Florida area at 5500 Shore Blvd. S., Gulfport, FL 33707.
      For more information and to register for the parade, please visit
      First Friday Art Walk
      Friday, July 5th
      6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
      Visit Gulfport Florida for the Gulfport Art & Gallery Walk. Find your shopping and dining maps at and chart your course to our beachfront town!
      Shop for local art along Beach Blvd, visit a gallery, catch a live local band and dine at one of the locally owned restaurants along Beach & Shore Blvd’s.
      The Gulfport Art & Gallery Walk event, produced by the non-profit Gulfport Merchants Association, takes place from 6-10 p.m. every first Friday and third Saturday – rain or shine, all year round, and is home to dozens of artisans and craftsmen each month.
      There is never an admission fee for visitors and complimentary parking is available nearby with courtesy trolley rides available to and from off-site parking areas. Gulfport events are always pet and family friendly. GPS – 3101 Beach Blvd. S., Gulfport, FL 33707. 
      For general event information, visit, or call 727-322-5217. Interested artisans and craftsmen can view the guidelines at, under the vendor info tab.
      A Variety Show Like None Other, to Benefit the Angels
      of Project Free
      Friday, July 5, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
      More than 30 years ago, Gulfport resident Frankie Ingo said Angels helped him win a large audition to appear in the original cast of the long running theatrical play Grease. Many years later he said Angels again helped him meet his lovely life partner professional dancer, choreographer and Gulfport resident Evelyn Tosi who appeared in the movie Grease 2 with Michelle Pfeiffer, the movie Chorus Line and danced in the videos of Freddie Mercury of the rock group Queen. They of course met on the dance floor.
      “Evelyn and I have been blessed to see and perform in shows all over the USA and internationally as well but no show was better than the one I first saw put on by the Angels of Project Free of Gulfport Fl at the Hickman Theater, said Ingo”.
     is a Gulfport, Fl. based charity that empowers disabled children and adults of of all ages through the magic of theater and music. They even have a school of rock type band that really rocks.
      On Friday July 5, 2019 Frankie Ingo and some of his most talented friends are inviting you the public for an evening full of song dancing, laughter, music hugs and smiles. Doors open at 7 pm at the Gulfport Casino and the show starts at 7:30. The suggested donation is only $10 but no one will be turned away. Tickets are available at the Gulfport Casino and at the Info Center on main street and online at
      Also be sure to reserve early for annual musical at the Hickman Theater Aug 9, 10, 11. Volunteers are always needed to help during production.
      So come join Frankie & Friends, you’ll be glad you did!
      Marina District Neighborhood
      Watch Meeting
      Wednesday, July 10, 2019
      Lions Club
      4630 Tifton Dr.
      7:00 p.m.
      All meetings start at 7:00 p.m. and ANYONE CAN ATTEND!
      Contact Jim Wright, Volunteer   
      Coordinator at: 727-893-1022
      Soul Night w/ Swing Time
      Friday, July 12th
      is Soul Night at the Gulfport Casino. Dance 8 pm-midnight to the best in Funk, Soul, Disco, Motown, Rhythm & Blues, featuring an exciting mix of retro & modern dance music, great for a variety of partner dances (Hustle, Swing, West-Coast, Blues, Fusion, etc) plus group, line, and freestyle dancing! Arrive early for a Swing Lesson 7-8 pm. Just $10 includes the dance AND the lesson. Students get $6 admission if they show up by 7 pm and take the lesson. Soul Night happens at the Gulfport Casino the 2nd Friday of every month. 
      MUSIC & DANCING 8 PM-12
      All Ages~No Partners Needed~Doors Open 6:45 pm~Door Prizes~Cash Bar
      The Gulfport Casino Ballroom is one of the world’s top dance destinations, offering social dance excitement in a picturesque beachfront setting. It features a rich history, a grand dance floor, a full bar, a smoke-free atmosphere, and free parking. The Gulfport Casino Ballroom is located in the St. Petersburg, Florida area at 5500 Shore Blvd. S., Gulfport, FL 33707.
      Community Outreach
      Public Works In-Service Training Day
      The Public Works Department will hold an in-service training day on Wednesday, June 19th.
      The following services will not be available on Wednesday, June 19th:
      • Brush pile pickup
      • Special pick-ups of bulk items and large debris piles
      Please call the Public Works Department at (727) 893-1089 for more information and/or questions.
      Free lunches will be made available all Summer at the Gulfport Public Library (5501 28th Ave. S.) to children 18 years old and younger from Monday – Friday from 12 pm-1 pm. No library card required.
      The Summer BreakSpot provides free meals to kids under 18 all summer long. Find a location near you by visiting New sites are added daily so be sure to check back regularly.
      Catch A Ride With GEMS!
      GEMS door-to-door transportation has provided independence & freedom to elderly and disabled residents of Gulfport for over 40 years.
      Call for more information, 727-893-2242
      August Mentor Workshops
      Just thirty (30) minutes a week, can make a difference in a child’s life!
      Listen, encourage, be a friend to a child at a school closest to where you live or work.
      We’ve made it easy for you!
      • Attend a 90 minute mentor workshop
      • Register to volunteer and obtain a free level 1 background screening
      • Be matched with a student
      • Get all the resources to help develop a fun and meaningful relationship
      Do you love Gulfport and wish you could be here all the time? Check out our live streaming cameras to see what you are missing. From beaches and volleyball to dining and special events; Gulfport has it all! After all we are one of the most fun and exciting cities on the Gulf coast!
      Gulfport’s Safety Around Water
      The YMCA of Greater St. PetersburgCity of Gulfport FloridaStetson University College of LawJuvenile Welfare Board of Pinellas County and Florida Blue have teamed up to provide FREE swim lessons to Gulfport youth ages 3 to 12.
      Each session spans five consecutive Saturdays (excluding July 6) and will be held at the Stetson University College of Law pool. Classes are 45 minutes long and begin at 10:00 AM and 11:00 AM.
      For more information & to register, visit
      Safety Around Water Partnership with Florida Blue- YMCA of the Suncoast
      City of Gulfport’s
      FREE VPK Program
      Enrollment begins May 1st
      Classes start September 3rd
      Questions, please contact
      Register for VPK voucher
      Florida Department of Health is Providing FREE Hepatitis A Vaccines in Pinellas County
      Based on recent cases throughout the region, DOH-Pinellas is providing the hepatitis A vaccine at no charge at its five clinic locations; no appointment necessary.
      DOH-Pinellas’ Epi staff is available 24 hours a day for information about hepatitis A. Call (727) 824-6932.
      These centers are providing the vaccine:
      1. St. Petersburg: 205 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N.
      2. Pinellas Park: 6350 76th Ave. N.
      3. Mid-County (Largo): 8751 Ulmerton Rd.
      4. Clearwater: 310 N. Myrtle Ave.
      5. Tarpon Springs: 301 S. Disston Ave.
      PSTA Youth Summer Go Card
      Haul Pass
      Only $35, valid May 15 – August 31, 2019
      It’s a great, safe and economical way for kids to get around during summer!
      For more information or to purchase,
      Call for Applicants for its 2019/2020 “Rise and Shine” Grants for eligible artists currently residing in Pinellas County
      The Gulfport Merchant’s Chamber (GMC) has announced a call for applicants for its 2019/2020 “Rise and Shine” Grants for eligible artists currently residing in Pinellas County. The purpose of the grants is to support Gulfport’s and Pinellas County’s creative community and to promote Gulfport as an art destination. Preference will given to artists residing in Gulfport. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Two grants, including funding, marketing/advertising support, and exhibition space will be offered with a total value of $1000 each. Deadline to apply is July 31.
      Each grant includes $500 up front to be used exclusively for displays, materials and supplies related to the artist’s aspirations; $300 in 10 paid booth reservations at the twice monthly Gulfport Art and Gallery Walks within a one-year period, with direct professional social media and marketing support; quarterly mentorship with a professional artist board member and one-on-one consultations with the art committee throughout the year; and $200 after completing 10 events and a post grant report. All grant monies are expected to go directly into the artist creating work and creating a professional display that can be used for future festivals and shows.
      Applicants must furnish proof of residency, a resume, artist statement, digital images of previous work and online links. For complete details, go to and click on “Artist Grant” at the bottom of the home page. For questions, send email
      Household Electronics & Chemical Collection Schedule
      All events are on Saturdays
      9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
      For more information about household electronics & chemical collection, or
      call 727-464-7500.
      For more information, please visit
      Latest water quality information:
      For more information, please visit 
      Smoke Alarms Save Lives
      Free smoke alarms are available to elderly and low income households within Gulfport City limits. 
      Call Fire Chief James Marenkovic at
      893-1062 for more information.
      Gulfport on the Go!
      Get the City App
      City of Gulfport is proud to announce the launch of the new City of Gulfport app for iOS and Android mobile devices, the newest way to connect with its citizens.
      The Official City of Gulfport app offers citizens a simple way to submit requests-like reporting potholes, signs, trash or debris, code violations, and inquiring about an event venue. Users can include an address and description, GPS-specific location, as well as a photo of the issue. Once a request is submitted, you can keep track of pending and completed requests within the “My Requests” section. In addition, the City app has direct links to the online utility bill payment system, the City calendar, frequently asked questions, the city employee directory, the sanitation department, and the electronic newsletter signup.
      The City App allows residents to connect more conveniently with City government to report issues and request non-emergency services. Offering more ways for citizens to connect with the City, please email or call 727-893-1118 with questions or technical issues about the smart phone app.
      Reassurance Telephone Program
      Gulfport Senior Center
      5501 27th Ave. S.
      Let the friendly Volunteers of the Gulfport Senior Center chat with you on a daily basis. Sign up for the Gulfport Reassurance Program and choose between two call times: early-morning or mid-morning. This service is designed to help you feel secure and connected.
      For more information, call the Gulfport Senior Center at (727) 893-2237
      Get a FREE Amplified Phone
      Gulfport Senior Center
      5501 27th Ave. S.
      3rd Tuesday of every month
      9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
      You MUST call 727-399-9983 to qualify.
      Comfort Reading From the Circle Bookshop
      Gulfport Public Library
      5501 28th Ave. S.
      Curl up with a good book from the Circle of Friends Bookshop at the Gulfport Library. Popular novels, edgy science fiction, juicy mysteries and sentimental romances are all available for purchase at very attractive prices.  
      Prefer cooking or crafting, then check out the many recipe books and craft books. A new selection of quilting books will fly off the shelves so come in soon and come in often as we restock the shelves every day. 
      The Gulfport Library is located at 5501 28th Avenue N,. Please call Marilyn Field at 727-321-4035 if you have any bookshop questions.
      Online access to the City of Gulfport Municipal Code is provided at the following link: Gulfport, Florida – Code of Ordinances
      City of Gulfport Florida | 2401 53rd Street SouthGulfport, FL 33707

      Click Here To View the Cruisers Net Western Florida Marina Directory Listing For Gulfport Municipal Marina

      Click Here To Open A Chart View Window Zoomed To the Location of Gulfport Municipal Marina

      Click Here To View the Western Florida Cruisers Net Anchorage Directory Listing For Gulfport Anchorage/Mooring Field

      Click Here To Open A Chart View Window Zoomed To the Location of Gulfport Anchorage/Mooring Field

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    • Coalition Comments on Georgia’s HB 201

      This is the third summary of comments regarding wording of Georgia’s HB 201 which restricts anchoring in Georgia’s coastal waters. See also GAMBA Statement and Save Georgia’s Anchorages.

      These comments pertaining to the Notice of Rule Making for Coastal Marshland Protection and Boating
      Regulations are respectfully submitted on behalf of a coalition of boating associations formed several
      years ago to protect cruisers’ anchoring rights. Our coalition includes America’s Great Loop Cruisers’
      Association (AGLCA), Defever Cruisers Group, Marine Trawler Owners’ Association (MTOA) and Seven
      Seas Cruising Association (SSCA). Collectively, our coalition represents approximately 12,000 active
      We strongly believe that derelict and abandoned vessels, and vessels left unattended at anchor, are
      major problems and that a solution to rid our waterways of these vessels is needed. They present
      hazards to navigation, cause damage to property, and clog anchorages that would otherwise be useable
      for responsible, active cruisers. However, the proposal to require a permit for short-term anchoring in
      Georgia is unduly burdensome and creates a hindrance for boaters who want or need to “drop the
      hook” in Georgia’s pristine anchorages.
      While some of our members question the constitutionality of the law, we recognize DNR’s responsibility
      is to implement the law as it stands. However, we believe the existing law and proposed rules are
      fraught with potential problems on implementation. Below are questions and concerns brought forth by
      our members related only to implementation, and the challenges inherent in the rules as proposed:
      • Transient boaters entering Georgia may not be informed about the requirement to obtain a
      permit and may inadvertently be in violation
      • Weather, mechanical issues, and other factors beyond the boater’s control may prevent them
      from planning enough in advance to obtain a permit (i.e., they may be forced to anchor when
      and where they did not intend to)
      • With some mobile service providers, service may not be available everywhere in the estuarine
      areas of Georgia, leaving a boater unable to obtain a permit
      • Local boaters object to needing a permit to spend a weekend at anchor in their “backyard”.
      • Will DNR have the man-power to enforce the permit regulations?
      • How will boaters know where they can anchor under the exclusionary approach that all
      waterways are closed to anchoring except those that DNR designates as anchoring areas?
      To address the permit issues, we suggest that a permit not be needed when anchoring in one location
      for less than 60 days. Accordingly, we propose the language in 391-4-5-.23 (1) and (2) be amended as
      (1) Anchoring or Docking Vessels at Night.
      No person shall anchor or dock a vessel at night in the estuarine area of the state unless it is at an
      eligible facility, as defined in O.C.G.A. 52-7-8.4, or in an anchorage area established by the Department
      as outlined in paragraph (3), below. No boat may be left unattended at anchor for more than seven days.
      If anchored for more than 60 days in one location, an anchorage permit as outlined in paragraph (2),
      below, is required. This rule does not apply to the following:
      A vessel docked at a private recreational dock or a non-eligible facility so long as such vessel is not
      utilized as a live-aboard vessel, as defined in O.C.G.A. 52-7-8.4;
      (2) Anchorage Permits.
      (a) Vessels may not be anchored for more than 180 days in one location. Persons anchoring a vessel
      for more than 60 days in one place in the estuarine area and within an anchorage area established by
      the Department, must purchase and be in possession of an anchorage permit, except as provided
      (b) Permit Fee.
      1. A monthly anchorage permit is valid for 30 days and is available at a cost of $40.00.
      2. Senior citizens (65 years of age or older), active duty military and veterans may purchase a
      monthly anchorage permit at a fifty percent discount.
      (c) Anchorage permits shall be available at all sites that sell hunting and fishing licenses, by phone and
      (d) Anchorage permits may be printed or held electronically, but must be onboard the vessel at all
      times and available for inspection upon request. When a vessel is unoccupied at night, any monthly
      anchorage permit must be prominently displayed and visible from the water.
      (e) Any person applying for an anchorage permit for a live-aboard vessel must certify to no discharge of
      sewage, treated or untreated, into the estuarine area of the state.
      (f) Exemptions to this rule may be granted by the Department for unique circumstances. Conditional
      permission must be requested in writing to the Commissioner.
      This solution eases the burden on, and the concerns of, the cruising community.
      We recognize that, one reason to support the need for the permits is to give additional authority for law
      enforcement to impound derelict, abandoned, and long-term stored vessels, as they are unlikely to have
      a permit. Removing the obligation to obtain a permit for short-term stays does not interfere with the
      goal of giving law enforcement additional leverage to deal with this very real issue.
      With a permit not required for short-term anchoring, should DNR deem it necessary, our coalition would
      support fees for monthly anchoring permits that are higher than those proposed.
      Regarding the approved anchorage areas, we proposed a more inclusive approach where all areas are
      open to anchoring with a few exceptions. We suggest that the language in 391-4-5-.23 (3) be amended
      to specifically state that anchorage areas include all waterways, with restrictions only where anchoring
      can create a hazard or cause environmental damage. The State of Florida has a statute in place that
      establishes setbacks from marine infrastructure in which anchoring is not permitted. We propose
      modeling the Georgia regulations on Florida’s statute, as follows:
      (3) Public Notice. Anchorage areas shall be all of Georgia coastal waters except shellfish beds,
      navigation channels, and within 150 feet of marine infrastructure including marinas, boat ramps,
      boatyards, or other vessel launching or loading facilities.
      (b) This subsection does not apply to:
      1. A vessel owned or operated by a governmental entity.
      2. A construction or dredging vessel on an active job site.
      3. A commercial fishing vessel actively engaged in commercial fishing.
      4. A vessel actively engaged in recreational fishing if the persons onboard are actively tending
      hook and line fishing gear or nets.
      5. A vessel suffering a mechanical failure that requires immediate securing of the vessel to
      avoid grounding, drifting into area of greater hazard, and/or to allow the operator to attempt repairs or
      wait for a tow.
      6. Imminent or existing weather conditions in the vicinity of the vessel pose a risk of harm to the
      vessel or the persons aboard.
      Our coalition thanks you for the opportunity to share our comments as part of the proceeding.
      Kimberly Russo
      On behalf of
      America’s Great Loop Cruisers’ Association
      Defever Cruisers Group
      Marine Trawler Owners’ Association
      Seven Seas Cruising Association

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    • Bahamas Chatter: “Abacos Weather?” plus 9 more

      Explorer Charts - the best charts for the Bahamas and Exumas

      Explorer Chartbooks, A CRUISERS NET PARTNER, has long been the standard navigational supplement for enjoyable, informative, and safe cruising through the beautiful Bahamian waters and island visits.

      Bahamas Chatter: “Abacos Weather?” plus 9 more

      Abacos Weather?

      Posted: 08 Jun 2019 04:43 AM PDT

      I’ll soon be crossing from West Palm to the West End and eventually to the Abacos. It’s close enough, that I’m looking at the weather more closely. First thing I notice is that generally every day over the next 10 days, there is a prediction of rain or “scattered thunderstorms”. Not having been to the Bahamas before I’m wondering if this is just the standard late day 15-30 minute storms that typically roll through FL in the Summer. Or is this really a rainy time in the area.

      I’d love to hear other insights or general knowledge about this so we can plan for it appropriately.

      Thanks so much!

      Bimini Power and light fire

      Posted: 29 May 2019 02:40 PM PDT

      The Bimini power station caught on fire.

      See the article in the Nasssau Guardian.

      According to Big Game, they have power, I would call before going over.

      Big Farmers Cay

      Posted: 05 May 2019 04:34 AM PDT

      Big Farmers Sign.jpg

      Since our stop last year here at Big Farmers Cay, four 2’x4′ red with white lettering “NO TRESPASSING” signs have been placed along the west shore of the cay.

      Chub Cay Marina change in policy

      Posted: 30 Apr 2019 07:55 AM PDT

      All cruisers please be aware, Chub Cay Marina no longer allows “transients” from the anchorage to go ashore! This includes the Ship Store and the restaurants!
      It was in listed in this seasons explorer charts on page 62, that cruisers could buy an “Adventure” debut card for $100 and use it in the shop and restaurants. (We would of course be spending more!) Friends who were here a short time ago suggested we come here because they had so much fun at The Nauti Rooster, we were hoping to go.
      They no longer are providing this service as of about a week ago.
      Now they stop all dingy’s a the fuel dock and won’t let you go to the dingy dock.
      (We even had a local friend try to pick us up and take us to dinner and they still wouldn’t let us.)
      So now we are stuck here, low on beer, wine and some basic groceries with no access to the store.

      Heads up if you need anything or want to go to the restaurant, you can’t anymore!

      You can still get a slip at the marina for $4.25 a foot.

      New Fuel and Dockage Survey

      Posted: 24 Apr 2019 04:53 AM PDT

      A new fuel and Dockage Survey has been posted on  Most fuel prices were up since last month and many dockage rates as well. A number of marinas could not be contacted and some were too busy to give any information. The prices shown in red are old and should not be trusted.

      The date of last months survey was in error. It was posted on March 6, 2019; not 2018. We will attempt to contact the marinas with old prices and if we cannot, they will be removed from the list. Collecting the information for the survey is as frustrating as herding cats.

      Exuma Yacht Club fuel

      Posted: 23 Apr 2019 03:27 PM PDT

      Update… Exuma Yacht Club has had diesel for a couple of weeks now. $4.78 a gallon. I took a few samples in a glass jar along the way, looks clean. But the pump is VERY slow. About 5GPM… fueling now… not sure if I ll have the patience to pump the 1000 gallons I wanted.

      They said they ll have has in a few weeks

      Rev’d Lawrence Adderley

      Posted: 14 Apr 2019 12:10 PM PDT

      Continual shoaling at Bimini Harbour Entrance

      Posted: 10 Apr 2019 07:51 AM PDT

      The sand bar that extends south from North Bimini Entrance Point continues to move south, encroaching on the dredged channel east of the Bimini Waypoint shown on Explorer Chart BIM 3. That problem is made worse by the lack of any effort by the Bahamas Government to move and maintain the buoys previously placed at the channel entrance. The deepest water into Bimini Sands Marina or the North Bimini Harbour is currently along a straight line from the Bimini Waypoint to the jettied entrance of the Bimini Sands Marina. The minimum SLW depth along this line is currently 2.4 meters. Just inside the jetties the depth drops to 1.5 meters for a very short distance then deepens to 3 meters at the marina basin. The straight line course between the waypoint and the jetties passes close and on the wrong side of a red buoy which was previously the second buoy on the channel entrance. The first buoy along this approach was moved by a hurricane over a year and a half ago and now rests on the Entrance Point shoal in very shallow water. This buoy should be avoided.

      For vessels headed to North Bimini Harbour, a turn to the north should be made along longitude 79° 18.2′. A green buoy marking the area of this turn has been last seen on the beach near the Bimini Sands jetties. There may be several buoys marking the channel between the Entrance Point shoal and South Bimini. Depths along this part of the channel range between 2.3 and 4.5 meters.

      Mariners should be alert for moved or missing aids to navigation and expect shifting sand and the possibility of future shoaling. Government maintenance of aids to navigation has been casual in the past. We have been unable to find any local contacts that can advise of changes in the existence of buoys and their accurate positions in the Bimini Channel.

      Old Bahama Bay Marina Status

      Posted: 19 Mar 2019 08:11 AM PDT

      We just spoke with the Dockmaster at Old Bahama Bay, West End, Grand Bahama.
      Here is their current status:
      The marina is 95% closed. That means there are 6-7 slips available in the marina. They are also making available room for 4-5 boats in the canal along a concrete dock tied to cleats.
      They take NO reservations.
      Call no sooner than 2-3 days ahead for availability.

      Dockmaster: 242-602-5172.

      Monty Lewis

      Exuma Yacht Club

      Posted: 16 Mar 2019 03:42 AM PDT

      Exuma Yacht Club is open under somewhat new management. Dockage is $2 a foot limited power but water available

      Still no fuel although they say it should be another month…

      New restaurant upstairs replacing Blu. Very disappointing experience

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    • Dismal Swamp Canal Welcome Center Celebrates 30 Years! AICW Alternate Canal Route

      Set in beautiful Camden Count, NC, the Dismal Swamp Canal Welcome Center provides free dockage for cruisers' on the Dismal Swamp AICW Alternate Route

      Congratulations Welcome Center! The Dismal Swamp Canal Welcome Center Docks and information are provided at the Dismal Swamp Canal Welcome Center, A CRUISERS NET SPONSOR and a NC DOT Rest Area facility, located adjacent to the Dismal Swamp State Park, offering trails, exhibits and ongoing programs in Camden County, NC.

      Click below for Dismal Swamp Canal Welcome Center Celebrates 30 Years!

      Happy 30th Birthday DSWC 2019-News Release

      Click Here To View the North Carolina Cruisers Net’s Marina Directory Listing For the Camden TDA/Dismal Swamp Canal Welcome Center

      Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of the Dismal Swamp Canal Welcome Center

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      Comments from Cruisers (1)

      1. Jim Ward -  June 17, 2019 - 4:41 am

        Don't let people scare you away from this run – it's gorgeous. Just be attentive. The welcome center is a must stop. Also Elizabeth City at the south end.

        Reply to Jim
    • LNM: Military Training, June 16-30, Neuss River near AICW Statute Mile 185.

      Hancock Creek and Cherry Point lie on the south side of the Neuss River west of the Waterway’s intersection with Adams Creek at Mile 185. Cruisers traveling upstream to New Bern should favor the north shore and expect to encounter some military traffic and possible delays. These on-going exercises were begun in mid-May.



      1.0800 – 2359: 16 JUN 19 – 30 JUN 19 AVIATION RANGE TRAINING.



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    • Last Chance to Enter Raffle, MIATC Awards Dinner, June 19, Stuart, FL

      Martin County Florida
      Vero Beach Marina
       Fort Pierce City Marina 1 Avenue A, Ft. Pierce, FL 34950 Toll Free (800) 619-1780 (772) 464-1245 Facsimile (772) 464-2589

      At the intersection of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway and the Okeechobee Waterway, Martin County, A CRUISERS NET SPONSOR, is home to Marine Industries Association of the Treasure Coast and a hub of boating activity and events of interest to boaters.

      See also 2019 MIATC Annual Dinner & Awards Ceremony

      Last Chance!!
      Enter the raffle to win a Dan Mackin Giclee
      “Rolo’s Paradise” (pictured above)
      1 Ticket = $5 or Buy 4 get 1 FREE!
      Join us at the Twisted Tuna on June 19th from 5:30-7:30 for our Annual Dinner and Awards Ceremony
      MIATC | PO Box 1639Stuart, FL 34997

      Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Intersection of AICW/Okeechobee Waterway

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    • Happy Father’s Day, Key Lime Sailing Club, Key Largo, FL

      Key Lime Sailing Club in Key Largo, 305-451-3438,

      Key Lime Sailing Club, A CRUISERS NET SPONSOR, always has very special offers for their visitors! Key Lime Sailing Club is on the Inside Route side of Key Largo. Key Lime Sailing Club is a unique slice of KEYS ENJOYMENT…give it a try and let us hear about your experience.

      Happy Father’s Day to all Dads out there! May you have a nice relaxing weekend that you fully deserve.
      If you are looking to have a quick Florida Keys trip on Father’s Day, we have open cottages for June 15th and 16th. We also have availability until end of June.
      Our Summer Season Rates are still in effect! From May 1st to August 15th, 2019 you can take advantage of an amazing summer vacation in the tropical Florida Keys for as low as $200 per night in our cottages. 
      Here are our available dates and cottages for the next three months:
      Cottage rental includes unlimited use of a 22’ sailboat (for qualified sailors), kayaks, paddle boards, water toys, bicycles, snorkel and fishing gear at no extra cost.
      We also offer activities  such as ocean side sail and snorkel charters aboard a pirate shipbayside sunset cruisesailing lessons, and kayak eco-tours.
      Visit our website and send us a Request to Book! You can also call or text our reservation specialist at 305-451-3438 almost any time day or night!
      Jun 15, 2019 – Jun 16, 2019
      Celebrate Father’s Day weekend by diving into some of the cultural and natural resources that are an important part of the Florida Keys. Start your Saturday with a 10 am presentation at the Museum which will be followed by an optional afternoon dive with Capt. Slate’s Dive Center. During the trip to the reef, snorkelers and divers are invited to participate in a underwater scavenger hunt. Then on Sunday, head back to the Museum for special Father’s Day guided tours at 11 am and 2 pm. The tours will focus on the pioneering “fathers” of diving. In addition to all of the fun activities, dads receive FREE admission on Father’s Day, June 16! Call or go to our website for more details on pricing and how to sign up. Visit their website.
      You can check out more upcoming Florida Keys events at
      Win Stays at Key Lime Sailing Club
      To our guests and friends, get a chance to go back and vacation at KLSC without paying anything by sending us pictures of your stay here! Win our 8th KLSC Photo Contest and get a free 3 night stay. Check here for details.
      Got a talent for video making? Enter our KLSC Video Contest and get a chance to win a free 5 night stay! Check here for details.
      We at Key Largo Cottages at Key Lime Sailing Club love our guests and we will be happy to have you back again for another fun filled and relaxing Florida Keys vacation!
      Reservations is standing by @ or call 1-305-451-3438
      Thank you and see y’all in the Florida Keys!
      Follow Key Lime Sailing Club and Cottages on Social Media: FacebookTwitterInstagramYoutube,
      Learn ASA Certified Sailing at American Sailing Academy. Call us at 305-587-3205.
      Enjoy a Snorkel or Sunset Cruise both bay side and ocean side as well as boat rentals from 22 foot to 68 foot. at Morning Star Sailing Charters. Call us at 305-451-7057.
      South Dade Marina, Wet and Dry Slips Available. Call 305-247-8730
      Key Lime Sailing Club and Cottages | 305-451-3438 | 99306 Overseas Highway, Key Largo Florida |


      Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Key Lime Sailing Club

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    • Present and Future Environmental Concerns for Southeast Coastal Waters as of 6/15

      Future environmental concerns, such as possible sonic oil exploration, off-shore drilling, the impact of dredging, water levels in Lake Okeechobee and rising sea levels in general, all remain for our coastal waters after this past year of ecological and economic disasters of red tide and sargassum blooms in Florida.

      6/15/19 Non-toxic blue-green algae at Robinson Preserve
      The Anna Maria Island Sun Newspaper

      6/12/19 Scientists are putting antibiotics into the ocean—on purpose. And it’s our only hope.
      Popular Science

      6/11/19 Sargassum Bloom in Florida Killing Marine Life

      6/11/19 Lawsuit Launched to Stop Toxic Algae Bloom Releases From Lake Okeechobee
      Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

      6/10/19 Gulf of Mexico dead zone expected to grow to the size of New Hampshire

      6/9/19 Slimy, Stinky Sargassum Piles up on Florida Beaches
      The Weather Channel

      6/9/19 Florida’s Toxic Algae Crisis Is Still Happening and Everyone Should Be Outraged

      6/8/19 World Oceans Day 2019: Important Facts About Life Under Water

      6/7/19 Sargassum is snowballing, scientists say

      6/6/19 Seaweed aids in trapping CO2 in sediment

      6/1/19 Scientists race to save Florida Reef from killer disease
      Alton Telegraph

      6/1/19 Half a Million Corals Dead After Florida Dredging Project

      5/31/19 Fury Water Adventures Partners with Stream2Sea to Help Preserve The Florida Keys National …
      PR Web (press release)

      5/25/19 Non-toxic blue-green algae lingers
      The Anna Maria Island Sun Newspaper

      5/24/19 Water a winner during legislative session
      Florida Keys Weekly

      5/22/19 Brown algae interrupts environmental respite
      The Anna Maria Islander

      5/22/19 Florida’s toxic algae crisis: Brain toxins produced by blue-green algae concern researchers
      FOX 13 News, Tampa Bay

      5/19/19 Red tide, blue-green algae persist in local waters
      The Anna Maria Island Sun Newspaper

      5/18/19 Editorial: Algae blooms, and restoration of public trust

      5/15/19 Florida’s New Blue-Green Algae Task Force
      WGCU News

      5/14/19 Algae bloom sparks health concerns among residents

      5/5/19 Plastic continues to wind up in the stomachs of stranded marine life around Florida

      5/1/19 Seismic Blasting Permits Move Forward Even as Plans for Offshore Drilling are Paused
      ecoRI news

      5/1/19 Florida Lawmakers Block Local Governments From Enforcing Bans On Plastic Straws
      CBS Miami

      4/30/19 Francis Rooney wants Congress implementing sunscreen ban
      Florida Politics (blog)

      4/28/19 Florida to spend nearly $20 million on red tide research
      KPVI News 6

      4/28/19 ‘Mini reefs’ installed to bring area waters back to life while helping reduce harmful algae
      The News-Press

      4/18/19 Stewart: We need to save land to save water | Commentary
      Orlando Sentinel

      4/24/19 Another Opinion: Florida must reduce water pollution
      Daily Commercial

      4/24/19 Feds Urged to Speed Up Fix of Lake Okeechobee Toxic Discharges
      Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

      4/24/19 ‘It is not alarmist to say that the people of Florida are being slowly poisoned by the water’ | Opinion
      Miami Herald

      4/23/19 Ocean Outbreak by Drew Harvell – The Tales Of Marine Diseases Plaguing Our World’s Oceans

      4/18/19 Ocean circulation likely to blame for severity of 2018 red tide around Florida
      Science Daily

      4/18/19 Freshwater alternatives slimmer by the day
      The Advocate

      4/16/19 Florida’s least wanted: 10 invasive animal species that are wrecking native ecosystems
      The News-Press

      4/16/19 Your Guide to Reef Friendly Sunscreens

      4/13/19 Sarasota’s hunt for red tide solutions takes many forms

      4/12/19 Florida Aquarium raising corals to replace those devastated by disease in the Florida Keys Reef Tract
      Tampa Bay Times

      4/12/19 7 things you can do to help mitigate red tide

      4/12/19 Hunt for red tide solutions examines many possibilities

      4/9/19 FWC, partners conduct conservation mission to combat coral disease and support Florida Reef Tract

      4/8/19 Red drift algae found on Southwest Florida beaches
      Fox 4

      4/7/19 Florida Department of Health emails show agency struggled to manage algae crisis
      The News-Press

      4/6/19 Red tide life cycle hits four stages

      4/5/19 Coral Disease Prompts Unprecedented Rescue Project In South Florida’s Waters

      4/5/19 A deeper look at Sarasota’s red tide outbreak: What do we really know?

      4/5/19 Florida Gulf Coast University partners with Mote Marine Laboratory for harmful algal bloom …
      Florida Trend

      3/30/19 A mysterious disease is ravaging Florida’s coral, and now it might be spreading elsewhere
      Popular Science

      3/30/19 Red tide detected off Manatee County coast
      The Anna Maria Island Sun Newspaper

      3/30/19 Dolphins “Alzheimer’s” Illness could signal human risk on the coast
      Florida Today

      3/30/19 Want to make an ecological difference right at your own dock? Mini Reefs: A small but important …
      Boca Beacon

      3/30/19 Boca Raton non-profit is hoping to stop litter, pollution from harming South Florida waterways

      3/28/19 Beached dolphins could be suffering from Alzheimer’s caused by toxins from algae blooms
      The London Economic

      3/22/19 Savannah: Rep. Carter meets with marine businesses
      Savannah Morning News

      3/20/19 Red tide report spells out town’s financial response

      3/16/19 Humans are making oceans more acidic, NOAA warns. It could make red tide even worse
      Bradenton Herald

      3/14/19 Miami Beach Commissioners Vote Not To Ban Sunscreen Ingredients Experts Say Harm Coral Reefs
      CBS Miami

      3/14/19 Miami Beach City Commission Meets To Discuss Ordinance That Would Ban Chemicals In …
      CBS Miami

      3/7/19 USF scientist talks about the health of the Gulf of Mexico 9 years after the BP oil disaster

      3/7/19 Florida waters remain free of red tide, except for this one county
      Bradenton Herald

      3/6/19 Florida considers ban on certain sunscreens to protect coral reefs
      WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando

      3/6/19 One of Florida’s Worst Red Tides Finally Clears
      Insurance Journal

      3/6/19 Humans are making red tide blooms much worse. There’s one way to stop it, professor says
      Bradenton Herald


      3/6/19 Deformed fish in Florida waters stirs questions about human effects on marine life
      Orlando Sentinel

      3/6/19 Red tide out of sight, but not out of Florida lawmakers’ minds

      3/1/19 Can devastation from red tide be mitigated? Legislators look to Mote Marine for answers
      Bradenton Herald

      Comments from Cruisers (2)

      1. Patti Holma -  January 11, 2019 - 10:36 am

        Any info on the east coast?

        • Cruisers' Net -  January 14, 2019 - 12:55 pm

          Patti – I think this report addresses thru title only, so E. Coast not as sever as Gulf. In fact we see very little on that side except around St Lucie area “maybe”

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