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    • Top 20 Things to Do in Martin County in 2020


      Martin County Florida
       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, stretching from the east coast to the eastern shore of Lake Okeechobee, is a hub of boating activity and of events of interest to boaters.

      January 2020

      Already planning your next vacation to Martin County? Then don’t miss these upcoming events, activities, and attractions! From time-honored favorites to exciting newcomers, there’s something for everyone to love.

      The Top 20 Things To Do In Martin County For 2020

      “Cotton candy skies at sunset. 💕”  📸: @pattysherrardimages

       

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      Did you know the Treasure Coast is home to some of South Florida’s finest craft breweries? Visitors and locals alike can sip their way along the Treasure Coast Wine & Ale Trail to discover their favorite new beer, wine, or cider. Read more about it in our latest blog post! 

      The Caribbean Shores Waterfront Resort just unveiled their latest remodel! The recently updated property offers 18 rooms and 5 cottages in the heart of Jensen Beach.

      Making Martin County moments doesn’t have to be expensive! Check out these special offers on Martin County accommodations, restaurants and more.

       

      For more beautiful Martin County photography, follow us on Instagram. Share your photos with #DiscoverMartin and #ProtectOurParadise for the chance to be featured in our new eNewsletter.

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      2401 SE Monterey Road Stuart Fl 34996

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    • Boatlines January 14 from MIATC, Martin County, 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.

       
       
       
       
       
       

       
       
      Calendar: 
       
      January 15 ~ City of Fort Pierce Job Fair
       
      January 18-19 ~ America’s Boat Club of Martin County Boating Safety Course
       
      January 25 ~ Port Salerno Seafood Festival
       
       
      Thank you to everyone who came out to The Stuart Boat Show!! We had such a blast and hope to have a bigger and better show next year!
       
      If you weren’t able to get your MIATC Crew Card at the show they are still available for only $12!
       
      Deadline to Register is January 15, 2020
      Please feel free to contact Dawn Riccardi at 772-408-1620, ext. 620 
       
       
       
      JANUARY MARKS 50th ANNIVERSARY FOR SAFE BOATING GROUP
       
      On January 24, 1970, a group of Stuart mariners decided to form an organization dedicated to boating safety patterned after the country’s oldest and largest non-profit organization, United States Power Squadrons. That day, St. Lucie River Power Squadron was born with 65 charter members.
       
      Today, the squadron, also known as America’s Boating Club of Martin County, is still thriving and boasts some 150 members serving Treasure Coast boaters – power, sail and paddle boarders – with an array of safe boating educational and skills enhancement programs that cover the gamut of boating knowledge to include on-water training.
       
      START OFF 2020 WITH A SAVVY SAFETY-SKILLS BOATING COURSE 
       
       
      WHAT: ABC3 America’s Boating Course, 3rd Edition 
      Presented by St. Lucie River Power Squadron, 
      America’s Boating Club of Martin County, Celebrating its 50th Birthday Comprehensive course focuses on family boating safety to include “Rules of the Road,” seamanship, piloting, navigation, federal and state requirements, marlinspike and many more important topics. Successful course completion qualifies for Florida Boating Safety Education ID Card and often discounts on boating insurance by many insurance companies 
       
      WHEN: January 18-19 – Saturday-Sunday, 9 am-4 pm 
       
      WHERE: St. Joseph Parish Life Center  
      (Room 7 on far eastern side of campus) 
      1300 E. 10th Street, Stuart 
      Parking across from Parkway Drive on eastern side of campus)
       
      COST: $50, cash or check made payable to SLRPS 
      Includes instruction and materials. Families may share materials – $10 fee for each additional family member 
       
      FURTHER INFORMATION: St. Lucie River Power Squadron website: www.slrps.org 
       
      QUESTIONS and REGISTRATION: Paul Vallier, (772) 678-2468, pavallier@aim.com 
       
      MIATC Board of Directors
       
       President:       John Yudin of Guy Yudin & Foster 
      Secretary:       Artie Olson of Vero Marine Center
         Director:         Tom Whittington of Manatee Pocket Yacht Sales
         Director:         Dan Dietz of Dietz Enterprises
         Director:         Gary Guertin of Coastal Angler – Treasure Coast/Bahamas
         Director:        Thomas O’Brien of Chapman Marine Supply
         Director:       Bruce Grout of Sovereign Yacht Sales
         Director:         Butch Olsen  of Pt. Salerno Commercial Fishing Dock Authority
         Director:         Jim Truslow of Boat Owners Warehouse
      Director: Don Green of Don Green Electric
      Director: Chris Dempsey of Sailfish Point Marina
       
      Michele Miller                                        Kelsey Arnold 
       Director of Operations                              Communications Coordinator
       
      MIATC | PO Box 1639Stuart, FL 34997

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    • Renovations at Fort Pierce City Marina, FL AICW Statute Mile 966.5


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

      Fort Pierce City Marina, A CRUISERS NET SPONSOR and a public facility, is located west of the Waterway, just south of the Fort Pierce high-rise bridge and well north of unlighted daybeacon #188. Fort Pierce City Marina has been undergoing extensive renovations. See FOCUS ON for more on this excellent facility.

      New Fuel Dock office getting roof.

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    • Pumpout Service Unavailable at Fort Pierce City Marina, AICW Statute Mile 966.5


      Cruisers Net has confirmed that pumpout service will not be available at Fort Pierce City Marina until new pumpout lines have been installed. No completion date is projected due to the reconstruction complexities. Fort Pierce City Marina, A CRUISERS NET SPONSOR, is aware of the new regulations at Vero Beach City Marina and of the inconvenience boaters may experience in trying to find pumpout service. 

      For an unknown length of time, the Fort Pierce City Marina will no longer be able to offer pump-outs anywhere on-site due to construction – not at their fuel dock nor at any dock slips as usual. Whether just a fuel stop and/or transient dockage – keep this in mind. To verify the current situation, please phone in advance so you can plan to pump-out elsewhere prior to your arrival, if needed. 
      Russ Rackliffe

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    • Update: New Vero Beach City Marina Pumpout Mandatory Requirements


      Cruisers Net has confirmed the new regulations at Vero Beach City Marina. Please phone the marina before docking to arrange a pumpout: 772-231-2819 or 772-978-4960. 

      11/10 Cruisers Net received this cuarification from Vero Beach Marina:

      Vessels that have reservations for mooring balls are the main focus and before they secure to a ball, 
      they MUST  come to fuel dock, get their mooring ball assignment, and get pumped out or show acceptable evidence of a recent pump out with enough remaining capacity to cover their reservation time AND have the “Y-Valve” secured .
      Pump outs at the fuel dock are free…if they have to come out to your vessel the pumpout is $5 dollars. 
      If your Y-Valve is not secured, they will issue you a labeled tag for your reservation that will be used to 
      secure the Y-valve.

      New Vero Beach City Marina Pump-out Mandatory Requirements
      The Vero Beach City Marina has just instituted new requirements for any vessel coming in for a dock or mooring. You MUST now come to the fuel dock for a mandatory pump-out FIRST before going to your slip or mooring. You will also be issued a numbered cable tie for your discharge valve. This has apparently been pushed on them by environmental groups & will be enforced with “random sweeps” by the Florida Fish & Wildlife Agency (as reported in the media). 
      Russ Rackliffe

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      1. Jon Hensley -  November 10, 2019 - 1:31 pm

        The poster is correct. Mandatory pump out unless you can produce a pump out log showing a recent pump out

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    • Marine Industries Association Treasure Coast Adds Classifieds! Stuart, FL


      Martin County Florida
       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 a hub of boating activity and of events of interest to boaters.

       

       
       
      MIATC | PO Box 1639Stuart, FL 34997

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    • Healy Report: the Okeechobee Waterway East to West, Central Florida

      Once again, Jim Healy graciously imparts his experience in response to a Looper’s questions on AGLCA’s Forum with an excellent description of the Okeechobee Waterway. Jim is a true cruiser helping cruisers! Thank you Jim.

      1) How many days should we anticipate to cross Florida going west at 9 knots. Currently thinking 1 day to Pt Mayaca, day 2 to Clewiston or Moore Haven, then day 3 and 4 from Moore Haven to Alva, FL (WP Franklin Lock).
      “It all depends.” This trip is “Old Florida.” This is orange grove and sugar cane country. On the St. Lucie Canal, there are marinas at Stuart and Indiantown. There is a Corp Of Engineers dock at St. Lucie Lock with is $15/day with a Golden Age Pass. There’s not much/nothing to see at these stops, so one night overnights are typical for cruisers. A place to shower and sleep. So, typically, what we do is stop at the anchorage in Stuart. Then, Stuart to Clewiston. Then, Clewiston to Ft. Myers. I recognize that is a longer day than some people may want, but we do this trip twice a year, and as I said, very little to see. We stay at Roland Martin’s in Clewiston. Very nice Tiki Bar, and a relaxing place. Sammy the dockmaster is a wonder to enjoy. There are nice public docks in Moore Haven with power and water for $1.00 per foot. There are public docks at the library in Labelle. First come, first serve; Med Moorings. Good wifi. It’s the only place in the canal system to actually see a town. There is also a COE dock at the WP Franklin Lock; also $15/day with power and water. There are two locks on the St. Lucie Canal and three on the Caloosahatchee end. The highest lick is St. Lucie; around 16 feet vertical lift.
      2) Where best to dock/anchor along the route?
      You are permitted to anchor in the canal after closing at 1700. No one does [anchor] on the St. Lucie end except at the lock, on the north side.. You cannot anchor in the canals during the daytime hours of lock operation.
      3) Is it better to cross the lake (route 1) or go the rim route (route 2)? What criteria to decide?
      DO NOT TAKE THE RIM ROUTE WITH A 5′ DRAFT. PERIOD. We have never taken the Rim Route. The cross lake route is shallow enough, and even more so this year. The Southwest Water Management District has been holding the lake level down to avoid large water releases of the vile Lake O water into the canals. Not sure it’s doing any good, but check the Route 1 water depths. In the spring, we crossed when there was only 5′ of water, and the place that will affect you is the 5-mile channel from the lake into Clewiston.
      4) What water level reading do we need from COE for our 5′ draft?
      Five feet, of course. There are two places where the control depth is measured. One is in the channel out into the lake at Port Mayaca, the other is the channel from the lake into Clewiston. STAY IN THE CLEWISTON CHANNEL. The lake bottom is limestone, not sand. The Clewiston channel is dug, so the edges are rock. Much like the “Rock Pile” in South Carolina. There is no tide in the lake, but winds can change water levels at the north and south by as much as a foot or more. Watch winds that have been blowing for many days…
      Bonus Question: What the current status of the Red Tide?
      Yes. Red Tide is a problem on the gulf, not in the lake. IT IS A NATURAL PHENOMENA, NOT RELATED TO POLLUTION. It’s blue/green algae that you have to worry about in the canals and lake. Both conditions are problems in Florida. DO NOT SWIM IN THESE WATERS. They do contain nasty bacteria, but there are larger reptile hazards here, too. Big lizzagators live here. We wear nitrile exam gloves when handling lock lines.

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      1. Gail A Byrd -  October 28, 2019 - 9:34 pm

        Heading East to West consider 1) sunset bay marina & mooring field @ Stuart ( 2) transient docks at Indiantown Marina (3) Clewiston Roland Martins transient docks or Clewiston City Docks (4) Moore HAven City & (5) stop at Ft Myers City Marina at downtown There might be newer facilities since I have not crossed in many years. Enjoy.

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    • Remembering Bill Biggs, Member of Marine Industries Association of the Treasure Coast, 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 a hub of boating activity and of events of interest to boaters.

       
       
      William Elliott Biggs, 59, of Palm City, passed away October 3, 2019. He was born in Stamford, CT. He was the owner of Riverwatch Marina & Boatyard and a Board Member of MIATC.
       
      He was a devoted Christian, and also devoted to his family and friends.
       
      He was an avid sportsman, including playing ice hockey, boating, snow skiing, riding motorcycles and wakeboarding. The Keys was one of his favorite vacation spots.
      He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Charlotte Walser Biggs of Palm City; parents, Arthur and Charlotte Biggs of Palm City; son, Bradley Biggs of Palm City; daughters, Alexandra Biggs and Brodie Biggs, both of Palm City; brothers, Arthur Biggs III (Karen) of Palm City and Andrew Biggs (Angela) of Colorado; sister, Catheryne Diprete (Peter) of California; brother-in-law, Robbie Walser of Sewall’s Point; sister-in-law, Allison Boyar (Matthew) and his in-laws, Robert and Sandra Walser.
       
       
      In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that plants be ordered, so the family can plant them in their yard, in memory of William.
       
       
      Visitation: Wednesday, October 9, 2019 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
      at Forest Hills Palm City Chapel
      2001 SW Murphy Road
      Palm City, FL 34990
       
      Service: Wednesday, October 9, 2019 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
      at Forest Hills Palm City Chapel
      2001 SW Murphy Road
      Palm City, FL 34990
       
      MIATC | PO Box 1639Stuart, FL 34997

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    • Marine Industries Association: Bahamas Relief

      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

      MIATC is asking for donations of household items that can be transported to the Bahamas.  At the intersection of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway and the Okeechobee Waterway, Martin County, A CRUISERS NET SPONSOR, is a hub of boating activity and of events of interest to boaters. 

       
      Our hearts are with the Bahamas right now.
      We are accepting all types of donations at the following locations:
       
      MIATC Office
      354 NW Alice Ave.
      Stuart, FL 34994
       
      Fort Pierce City Marina
      1 Avenue A
      Fort Pierce, FL 34950
       
      Vero Marine Center
      12 Royal Palm Point
      Vero Beach, FL 32960
       
      List of Supplies:
      Coolers
      Tents
      Flashlights
      Floatation Devices
      Towels
      Sheets
      Clothes
      Food/Water
      Dog/Cat Food
      Medical Supplies
       
      These items will be brought from the drop off locations to Witham Field where they will be transported over.
       
      MIATC | PO Box 1639Stuart, FL 34997

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    • Discover Itineraries in Martin County Tailored Made for You, 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 a hub of boating activity and of events of interest to boaters.

      Are you an adventurous traveler? A beach bum? A parent looking for a little family fun? You can do it all in Martin County, FL. To help you get started, check out our favorite activities tailored to each specific kind of traveler. Indulge yourself in the natural tranquility of Martin County, FL

       

      WHICH ITINERARY IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

      Eco-Adventure

       

      Come to Martin County to visit the most bio-diverse lagoon ecosystem in the Northern Hemisphere. Situated between the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian River Lagoon, The St. Lucie Inlet is also the most bio-diverse estuary in North America.

      This unique ecosystem provides a habitat for over 4,300 species of plants and animals, including more than 30 threatened and endangered species like manatees, Florida scrub jay, wood storks, sandhill cranes, and peregrine falcons.

      Gone Fishin’

       

      Known as the “Sailfish Capital of the World,” Stuart is home to fabulous fishing year-round. Prefer a deep-sea adventure? Martin County’s shores have numerous thriving reefs offering a bounty of rich aquatic life. The reefs are great places for both saltwater anglers and recreational divers.

      Martin County’s Artificial Reef Program also offers over 100 outstanding sites for fishing and exploratory diving. Fishing enthusiasts can enjoy world-class fishing within a 10-mile radius of the St. Lucie Inlet.

      Hit The Beach

       

      Locals and tourists agree: Martin County’s quaint beaches are the perfect place to disconnect. With miles and miles of peaceful, uncrowded shoreline, beautifully clear water, and natural sand dunes, Martin County is the perfect place to get your beachside fix.

      Enjoy the wide, open beaches and tons of activities available to visitors. Go ahead and turn off your cell phone, soak up the sun, and experience the incredible ambiance of an Old Florida beach.

      Hiking & Biking

       

      The parks in Martin County, FL are filled with natural Florida terrain. With ocean-side and lakeside trails, preserve woodlands, and wildlife parks for hikers and bikers, there’s a natural spot for everyone. Watch the many colorful species of birds fly overhead or just relax in one of the many parks.

      For a true timeout, head to one of Martin County’s campgrounds and enjoy pristine, naturally-landscaped campgrounds. They’re conveniently situated near many of Martin County’s best natural amenities, and offer campers a variety of camping sites.

      Art & History

       

      The legacy of old Florida art and history lives on in Martin County, where arts and culture embody quintessential classic Florida. Dance, music, theatre, visual arts, and historical preservation are an integral part of the community, with plenty of opportunities to enjoy each every week. Catch a show at downtown Stuart’s historic Lyric Theatre, a former silent movie house of the 1920’s. Be sure to visit one the many historical landmarks that make Martin County truly a one of a kind destination!

      Farm to Table

       

      Get to know the soil in Martin County by checking out the agritourism itinerary: Dine on farm to table delights, tour sustainable farms, or ride miles of trails horseback across the beautiful countryside. Get ready to taste fish fresh off the boat, cheese milked from the goat in the adjoining field, and greens straight from the ground near your feet: Martin County’s rich dining is undeniable fresh and local. Take some time to see where all the amazing food is produced.

      4 Days of Fun

       

      Want to try a little of everything and experience all Martin County, FL has to offer? Then check out our Four Days of Fun itinerary. From where to stay to what to eat to the best activities to participate in, this itinerary has you covered! Take a boat tour in a private catamaran, eat dinner at Twisted Tuna which serves everything from sushi to pizza, and visit the House of Refuge, built in 1876. There’s so much to do!

       

       
       
       

       
       
       

       
       
       

       
       
       

       
       
       

       
       
       

       
       

       

       

       

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      Now that you’re a part of the Discover Martin County family, let’s be friends!
       
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    • Welcome To Discover Martin County! Here are some of our best ideas…


      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 a hub of boating activity and of events of interest to boaters.

      Imagine a place…

      Where warm waters meet perfect waves. Where soft sand beaches play backdrop for sunbathing, swimming, and snapshots. Where the great outdoors still feels natural, and time isn’t the only thing that’s preserved.

      Good news: you don’t have to imagine.

      We’re glad you are here. Stay turned for regular updates from Martin County. We can’t wait for you to visit.

      Happy travels,

      Discover Martin County

       

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      Eco-Adventure

       

      Beaches

      Parks

       

      Dive In

       

       
       
       

       
       
       

       
       
       

       
       
       

       
       
       

       
       
       

       
       

       

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      So, if you’d like to get to know Martin County, let’s be friends. 

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    • NAV ALERT: Possible Submerged Obstruction, Vero Beach, AICW Statute Mile 951


      Our thanks to author and experienced cruiser Robert Sherer for this report from his Facebook page, Bob423. The reported obstruction appears to be near marker 136 less than a mile north of the Merrill Barber Bridge.

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      1. Larry Shick -  March 20, 2019 - 12:48 pm

        I have an ancient (2009) copy of Skipper Bob's Anchorages Along the ICW which says (p.86):

        "Vero Beach: Caution, favor green side of channel near R128. Rock in center at 5.5' known by locals as the 'rock pile'."

        Might this be the same obstruction?

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    • Request for Information re Cruising Northern Florida in 151 foot Vessel

      Among our readers there must be several who are experienced in cruising the AICW in a vessel this size. If so, please let us hear from you. Maybe Chief Officer Perks will take you along as Pilot!

      Good morning,

      I am currently trying to find any information I can about cruising in Northern Florida. We are a 151ft vessel with a 8ft draft. We would like to cruise the Jacksonville, St Augustine and Cape Canaveral areas. Is there anyone you recommend for me to talk with about the ICW routes and Marinas that could accommodate us?

      Thanks in advance,

      Andrew Perks
      Chief Officer – Motor Yacht Time for Us

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      1. james -  March 12, 2019 - 7:59 pm

        Hope you have good anchors. Just plan on staying near the inlets, any venture up or down the ICW from Jax or St Aug would be most difficult with your draft. Plenty of dockage for you in downtown Jax on the St Johns, but watch the currents since it rips thru downtown on the outgoing tide. Call ahead in St Aug for assistance with the inlet as it shoals as fast as they move the buoys. Port Canaveral is your best shot, no current, extremely safe inlet and once into the Indian River you will have deep ICW north and south for at least 20 miles, but no marinas outside Port Canaveral that will accommodate your size (both length and mass) pushing on their docks.

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      2. Robert Russo -  March 8, 2019 - 4:56 pm

        With an 8 foot draft , parts of the ICW can only be safely run at high tide. After leaving Haulover as you arrive at Daytona, do not take any of the side channels. Just before Matanzas, make sure you hug the GREEN side of the channel. Recommend taking bridge of lions at the start of an incoming tide. You will be pushed to the west side of the bridge during transit.

        I’ve pushed 200’ barges on the route with a 7 foot draft so it’s doable with care

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    • Atlantic Magazine Visits Vero Beach, FL AICW Statute Mile 952


      Vero Beach Marina

      Vero Beach is home to Vero Beach Municipal Marina, A CRUISERS NET SPONSOR. The marina lies on the eastern shores of Bethel Creek, northeast and north of the Vero Beach/Merrill Barber high-rise bridge.

      Fall In Love With Vero Beach
      Atlanta Magazine

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    • LNM: USACE 2019 Manual for Locking Procedures

      Our thanks to Specialist Erica Skolte for this record length Local Notice. This information is essential for safely locking through, especially during storms and emergencies, and should be kept near your steering station.

      Notice to Navigation 2019-001 Guidance for Canaveral and Okeechobee Waterway Locks (EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT LOCK PROCEDURES!)

      All, please share widely with other interested parties, including our post of Facebook https://twitter.com/JaxStrong and on Twitter @JaxStrong.

      Reminder:
      If you lock through Canaveral or the Okeechobee Waterway, please put the numbers for the Corps locks into your phone. Remember to listen to any direction offered by the lock operator to ensure everyone’s safety as you lock through!

      W.P. Franklin Lock 239-694-5451
      Ortona Lock 863-675-0616
      Moore Haven Lock 863-946-0414
      Port Mayaca Lock 561-924-2858
      St. Lucie Lock 772-287-2665
      Canaveral Lock 321-783-5421
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      Notice to Navigation
      Notice to Navigation: 2019-001 Guidance for Canaveral and Okeechobee Waterway Locks
      Read the NTN: https://www.saj.usace.army.mil/Missions/Civil-Works/Navigation/Notices-to-Navigation/Notice-to-Navigation-2019-001-Guidance-about-Canaveral-and-Okeechobee-Waterway-Lock-procedures/
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      Notice to Navigation: GENERAL:
      Reference revised Regulations, 33 C.F.R. 207.300, and their tributaries; use, administration, and navigation, and 33
      C.F.R. 207.800, Collection of navigation statistics.

      The following information is furnished in addition to the above-referenced regulations to provide guidance about the procedures, control, and management of the locks on the Okeechobee Waterway and Canaveral Harbor Lock. Suggested towboat operations are also included that will enhance safety and reduce damage to Government structures, commercial vessels, and recreational craft.

      SAFETY:

      1. Vessels shall not pass under dam or spillway gates when they are out of the water and the river is flowing freely through the gate openings.

      2. Lockage of leaking, listing vessels or overloaded vessels may be refused. Leaking, listing vessels or overloaded vessels shall be moored in a location outside of the channel and outside of the Arrival Point so as not to interfere with passing navigation.

      3. All craft and tows approaching a lock, within a distance of 200 feet of the upper or lower lock gates, shall proceed at a speed not greater than two miles per hour (rate of a slow walk) during normal flow conditions.

      4. All tows entering the lock shall be properly aligned with the guide or lock wall.

      5. It is the responsibility of the vessel operator to provide adequate mooring lines. The lock operator may require mooring lines to be replaced with satisfactory lines before lockage is made if the lines appear to be of such quality, size, or condition that would make safe lockage questionable.

      6. All towboat crews, while locking or moving a tow into or out of a lock chamber, must station themselves to preclude the possibility of being injured by the parting of a cable or line under strain. Single part lines only will be used to check a moving tow. Working lines shall be kept dry and in good working condition to allow lines to be worked properly and to prevent injury to personnel.

      7. Towboat crewmembers shall not jump between moving tows and lock or guide walls while preparing for lockage, locking, or departing lock

      8. Tabulated below are the minimum numbers of vessel personnel required for handling lines during lockages. The captain/pilot cannot act as a deckhand.

      9. All vessels, when in the locks, shall be moored and/or moved as directed by the lock operator.

      10. Commercial towing companies shall ensure that vessel operators and boat crew members have received orientation and training in all aspects of deck work and lockage procedures to ensure the safety of personnel, floating plant, and structures.

      11. All cylinders or containers holding gases or liquids under pressure or any other chemical or substance shall be securely fastened to the hull of the vessel to prevent their rolling overboard into the lock chamber.

      12. All containers holding paint, gasoline, or other volatile materials shall be securely fastened with tight fitting covers.

      13. The sides of all vessels passing through the locks shall be free from projections that may damage lock structures or Manatee Protection System sensors. Suitable fenders shall be used with all commercial tows passing through the locks to prevent damage to the lock walls and structures. Fenders shall be cylindrical in shape and no less than 6 inches in diameter. The fenders shall be used on guide walls and lock chambers to protect the structures. The fenders shall be manufactured or fabricated for the purpose of fendering, using woven rope; laminated, molded reinforced, natural, or synthetic rubber, or other suitable material. Single, double, or triple strands of mooring line, with or without knots, and old tires will not be considered as suitable fenders. Lock operators may refuse lockage to all commercial and recreational vessels and/or tows not conforming to the above.

      OPERATIONAL ASPECTS:

      PART A. RECREATIONAL CRAFT

      1. Commercial fishing craft and Vessel Delivery craft are included in the classification “recreational craft” when considering the precedent at the locks. Operators of recreational craft and their passengers are required to wear Coast Guard approved PFDs during lockage. All vessels will be required to turn off engines during lockages to include bow thrusters.

      2. Personal watercraft of the “sit-down” variety, (those you sit on and ride), will be accepted for lockage. The “stand-up” variety, (those that require the vessel to be moving for the operator to be out of the water), will not be accepted for lockage unless the craft is tied off to and locked through with an approved vessel, and the operator of the “stand-up” craft boards the approved vessel. Operators of personal watercraft and their passengers are required to wear Coast Guard approved PFDs during lockage.

      3. Kayaks and canoes will be locked without other vessels in the chamber for safety reason. Operators and their passengers are required to wear Coast Guard approved PFDs during lockage.

      4. Paddleboards, sailboards and surfboards will not be locked.

      5. Lock operators may refuse lockage to all commercial and recreational vessels and/or tows not conforming to the above.

      PART B. COMMERCIAL TOWS

      1. Lock Personnel will monitor the Marine Channel 13. All tows awaiting lockage shall monitor the appropriate lock channel at all times.

      2. Radio communications between a lock and an approaching tow are required at all times. All tows shall have a positive two-way voice communication between the pilot and the head of the tow to facilitate proper and safe approach to the lock guide wall and subsequent entrance into the lock chamber. All tows that decide to switch to another channel during the locking process for communication with their deckhands will be required to inform the lock personnel as to what channel they are changing to. Prior to beginning each lockage, procedural aspects of the lockage will be coordinated between the lock and vessel operators in an effort to insure a mutual and thorough understanding of the locking procedure.

      3. At no time will a tow or barge be left unattended. Tows will not tie off to mooring dolphins overnight or any unnecessary length of time during hours of operation.

      4. Under normal conditions, tows that can be arranged to avoid a double lockage shall be rearranged prior to approaching the lock. Non-compliance will result in not being assigned a lock turn, until tow has been rearranged to comply or until no other vessel awaits lockage. In a knockout lockage, the towboat shall be placed in the hole alongside the rear barges and should be located sufficiently forward to allow for ample clearance between its stern and the gates. While exiting from any lockage, the towboat shall proceed slowly to reduce backwash action and possible damage to lock gates.

      5. Towboats, when entering a lock, must remain fully attached to the barges until the tow has been stopped and properly moored. Barges within the tow configuration must be properly cabled. Lockage may be refused if lock operator considers barge couplings inadequate.

      6. When leaving the lock in down bound movement, rearrangement of tows in motion will be permitted while passing out of the lock at the discretion of the lockmaster. If there is a floating plant, bridges, or other structure located immediately downstream from the lock, these procedures shall not be used.

      7. Lockage lengths in excess of 230 feet, but not more than 245 feet, will be permitted in a 250 foot chamber with the following conditions:
      a. The vessel operator shall inform the lock operator by radio, prior to arrival, as to the precise overall length of an integrated tow (single lockage) or the cut lengths of a multiple lockage, the number of barges in the tow, cargo type, and tonnage. Failure to provide all information may result in refusal of lockage.
      b. The pilot shall be in the pilothouse and be in constant radio contact with lock personnel during the entire lockage procedure.
      c. Experienced deck personnel shall be stationed at each end of the tow to monitor movement.

      8. When requested, the pilot of the towboat shall provide an accurate description of the contents of any covered or tank barge in their tow. Transiting of the locks with unknown cargos will not be permitted. All towboat pilots are required to provide accurate, detailed information concerning commodity classification and tonnage. Lockage turn may be forfeited if tow pilots do not provide this data.

      9. All deck barges loaded with rock, scrap material, construction equipment and other material shall be loaded to allow for safe passage of crew members along the edge of the barges. A minimum of 2 feet of clear space shall be maintained along the edge of all of the barges. To protect the lock walls and equipment, nothing loaded on the barge shall extend beyond this 2-foot clear space from the edge of the barge. The barges shall be loaded such that the material does not move or fall into the 2-foot wide clear space while moving or transporting the barges. Additionally, material shall be loaded on barges such that it will not become dislodged or moved during the locking process, possibly falling off the barge into the lock chamber or coming to rest protruding off the edge of the barge. Lock operators may refuse lockage to all commercial tows not conforming to the above.

      10. When moving or making up tows prior to leaving the lock in an upbound movement, towboat operators are required to keep all barges secured to the lock or guide wall. Generally, the deckhand will not release snubbing and holding lines from the lock or guide walls until the towboat is properly secured to the tow. For a single lockage, with a towboat only set over, deviating from this procedure will be allowed if the immediate situation will permit

      safe departure under power and a lock operator walks a line out with the tow until the towboat is again adequately secured to the tow. However, when moving barges from the lock chamber, it is the responsibility of the vessel master to assure that adequate lines and personnel are available for safe handling and mooring of the tow or sections to the lock or guide walls. Sufficient personnel shall remain with the other sections to assure its security.

      11. It is the responsibility of the Vessel Master to ensure that deckhands that are assisting with lockages are familiar with the location and proper use of life saving devices or rescue equipment such as safety blocks and ring buoys and are wearing Coast Guard approved PFDs during lockage.

      12. Outdraft warning signs are not used on the Okeechobee waterway or at Canaveral Harbor Lock. All tow boat operators upon request when calling a lock system will be provided with the Dam Gate opening, if applicable and available, the upper and lower river gages and the current river predictions as provided by the National Weather Service. All Decisions concerning the existence of an outdraft and the effect of said outdraft will have upon their tows will be made by each vessel operator.

      13. Waterways Action Plans provides the marine industry, U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), States and local governments with a plan for facilitating the safe and orderly movement of traffic during extreme conditions on the inland rivers.

      14. Barges will be moored to the lock wall at all times during the lockage cycle. On all lockages, deckhands will not remove mooring lines until signaled to do so by the lock operator. This will be done by use of a whistle or by verbal command. On knockout single cut lockages, once the deckhand has been signaled to remove the mooring lines, the tow boat may proceed out of the chamber and the tow boat may face back up to the tow as the tow moves forward. If requested by the deckhand, the lock operator will assist to moor the tow to the lock wall once the tow has moved a sufficient distance along the wall so that the tow boat can face up to the tow. On all set-over lockages, the tow will move far enough along the wall to provide room to set the barges back over and face up to the rest of the tow. The tow will then be moored to the wall until the face up process is completed. The lock operator will then remove the mooring lines at the request of the deckhand. On all multiple cut lockages, the cut will be pulled from the chamber using the assistance from a helper boat. The tow will then be moored to the wall outside of the chamber until the remaining cuts of the tow have been faced up to the first cut. Once the tow is faced up and ready to depart, the mooring lines will be removed by the lock operator at the request of the deckhand.

      15. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers maintains an eight foot channel depth. Draft of vessels: No vessel shall attempt to enter a lock unless its draft is at least three (3) inches less than the least depth of water over the gate sills. Information concerning control depth over sills can be obtained from the District Navigation Charts. For general purpose information Route 1 has a maximum recommended of 8 feet @ 14.00 ft NGVD 1929. Route 2 has a maximum recommended draft of 6 feet @14.00 ft NGVD 1929

      PART C: LOCK OPERATIONS DURING TROPICAL STORMS, HURRICANES AND HIGH WATER EVENTS

      Notice is given that 72 hours prior to a Tropical Storm or Hurricane making local landfall locks will be open 7 AM to 10 PM supporting vessel safe harbor passage. Lock operations will stop 8 hours prior to land fall as Rail Road and drawbridges will be lowered or rotated and locked into a secure position. It’s important that all vessels are at their intended destination before bridges are secured and passage across the waterway suspended. No mooring will be allowed at any lock, approach walls or dolphins during a storm event.

      For Lock Operator safety the locks will:
      1. Stop locking vessels or working outdoors if lightning is observed within five miles of the lock and operations will not resume until lightning has not been seen in the area for 30 minutes.
      2. Stop locking vessels when winds exceed 35 MPH.

      After a storm it could be days or weeks before the waterway is reopen depending on damage to structures and how quickly debris creating navigation hazards can be removed.

      Operations during high water and floods in designated vulnerable areas: Vessels operating on these waters during periods when water stages exceed the level of “ordinary high water,” as designated on Corps of Engineers’ navigation charts, shall exercise reasonable care to minimize the effects of their bow waves and propeller washes on river banks; submerged or partially submerged structures or habitations; terrestrial growth such as trees and bushes; and man-made amenities that may be present. Vessels shall operate carefully when passing close to levees and other flood control structures and shall observe minimum distances from banks which may be prescribed from time to time in Notices to Navigation Interests. Pilots should exercise particular care not to direct propeller wash at river banks, levees, revetments, structures or other appurtenances subject to damage from wave action.

      Lock operators have no means of pulling tows from the chamber An assist tow will be required of sufficient size to maintain safe control of the tow in any wind or current condition.

      Lock hours are based on USACE Inland Marine Transportation System (IMTS) Standard Levels of Service.

      Canaveral Harbor:
      Canaveral Lock 6:00 AM to 9:30 PM Daily (Last lockage starting at 9:00PM)

      Okeechobee Waterway:
      St Lucie Lock 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM Daily (Last lockage starting at 4:30 PM) Port Mayaca Lock 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM Daily (Last lockage starting at 4:30 PM) Moore Haven Lock 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM Daily (Last lockage starting at 4:30 PM) Ortona Lock 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM Daily (Last lockage starting at 4:30 PM) WP Franklin Lock 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM Daily (Last lockage starting at 4:30 PM)

      PART D: USEFUL INFORMATION

      Lake Okeechobee water level can be viewed on the Corps of Engineers web site at http://w3.saj.usace.army.mil/h2o/currentLL.shtml

      Maximum vessel width and lengths are listed below for each lock. Vessels larger than the maximum dimensions will be refused lockage.

      Canaveral Harbor
      Canaveral Lock maximum vessel size 85′ X 585′

      Okeechobee Waterway
      St Lucie, Moore Haven and Ortona Locks maximum vessel size 45′ X 235′ Port Mayaca and W.P. Franklin Locks maximum vessel size 51′ X 385′

      REPAIR SCHEDULE FOR 2019

      It is anticipated that maintenance and repairs will be performed at the following locations during Calendar Year 2019. This notice may require periodic revision. It is given so that industrial waterway users may have a general knowledge of the lock outages and can plan their operations accordingly. Factors, which may affect this schedule, are the delivery of materials, repairs required but not anticipated, emergency repairs as a result of accidents, and funding.

      All interested parties should review the maintenance schedule for impact. Additional notices furnishing specific information and operating requirements will be published approximately two weeks in advance of commencing the work items listed.

      Canaveral Harbor:
      Canaveral Lock Sector Gate Manatee Screen Repair and cleaning TBD

      Okeechobee Waterway:
      St Lucie Lock and Dam Sector Gate Manatee Screen Repair and cleaning TBD
      Port Mayaca Lock and Dam Sector Gate Manatee Screen Repair and cleaning TBD
      Moore Haven Lock and Dam Sector Gate Manatee Screen Repair and cleaning TBD
      Ortona Lock and Dam Sector Gate Manatee Screen Repair and cleaning TBD
      W.P. Franklin Lock and Dam Sector Gate Manatee Screen Repair and cleaning TBD

      For up to date Lock information contact the shift operator 7 AM to 5 PM at:

      W.P. Franklin Lock 239-694-5451
      Ortona Lock 863-675-0616
      Moore Haven Lock 863-946-0414
      Port Mayaca Lock 561-924-2858
      St. Lucie Lock 772-287-2665
      Canaveral Lock 321-783-5421

      Point of contact is Gary Hipkins at 863-983-8101.

      //signed//
      Gary L.Hipkins
      Chief Navigation & Flood Risk Management
      South Florida Operations

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      Thanks for helping to get the word out!
      Erica

      Erica Skolte
      Public Affairs Specialist
      Corporate Communications Office
      U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District
      Palm Beach Gardens
      NOTE: NEW OFFICE PHONE 561-340-1527
      Cell: 561-801-5734
      erica.a.skolte@usace.army.mil
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    • FOCUS ON Fort Pierce City Marina, FL AICW Statute Mile 966.5


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

      Fort Pierce City Marina, A CRUISERS NET SPONSOR and a public facility, is located west of the Waterway, just south of the Fort Pierce high-rise bridge and well north of unlighted daybeacon #188.

      Many of us who enjoy cruising on coastal waters have probably heard that the “Sunset City” is San Francisco, CA.

      But do you know what city is the “Sunrise City”?
      It is ideally located on Florida’s eastern beautiful sandy shores and is …..

      Fort Pierce, Florida!

      Fort Pierce City Marina at sunrise

      Fort Pierce and San Francisco are actually “Sister Cities” with their acclaims as the Sunrise and the Sunset cities.

      Cruising southern Florida and maybe on to the Keys or Bahamas, a visit to this slice of ole Florida charm and hospitality will be well worth your time.
      The town of Fort Pierce is located on what is called Florida’s “Treasure Coast.”
      The Treasure Coast refers to the tons of treasure reportedly left at the ocean’s bottom by ships sunk in this immediate area.
      The major drawing card here is the Spanish “Silver” Fleet sunk in this area in 1715.
      Here’s a map outlining the Treasure Coast area in red for you “treasure hunters.”
      Who knows, it just might be able to help you find a Spanish coin or two!

      The city got its name from an Army post that was in the area named for Benjamin Kendrick Pierce, a career US Army officer and brother of President Franklin Pierce, hence the name, Fort Pierce. As the town gradually built near by, it took the name in 1838.

      Fort Pierce City Marina first opened in 1938, ideally located in the heart of the town’s business district and local parks.

      Circa 1948 Ten years after opening

      So much is within easy walking distance: excellent places to eat and one of our favorites is 12-A Buoy for excellent seafood. A nice stroll along Indian River Drive brings you by the Manatee Observation and Education Center, http://www.manateecenter.com and the A.E. Backus Museum and Gallery which is home to paintings by this local native of Ft. Pierce well known for his tropical landscape paintings, http://www.backusmuseum.com/.

      Also nearby are many interesting places to visit such as:

      National Navy SEAL Museum https://www.navysealmuseum.org/

      Ft. Pierce Inlet State Park https://www.stateparks.com/fort_pierce_inlet_state_park_in_florida.html

      which provide an abundance of recreational opportunities.

      The breathtakingly beautiful half-mile beach welcomes visitors for swimming, snorkeling, surfing, and scuba diving. Beachcombing, picnicking, or just relaxing on the sand are also popular activities, and a slightly longer walk or short bike ride will take you to Heathcote Botanical Gardens, https://www.heathcotebotanicalgardens.org/.

      Provisioning for your crew is rather special as each Saturday, Fort Pierce boasts one of the best farmer’s markets in all of Florida and it is ranked in the top five nationally, https://www.fortpiercefarmersmarket.com/.

      Now that has to be some kind of Farmers Market.

      Fresh baked bread

      Over seventy vendors

      And then on Wednesdays, the “Green Market” also takes place, so every skipper should be able to have some of Florida’s freshest produce aboard for all to enjoy.

      On the social side, weather permitting, the first Friday of each month there is a “Street Party” with live music where you may meet new friends, and we are sure you will have some good ole fashioned enjoyment.

      Going offshore for the Bahamas, one of Florida’s best east coast inlets is the Fort Pierce Inlet, known to be the “best all weather inlet on the east coast.”

      Fort Pierce Inlet

      The inlet and surrounding Indian River Lagoon provides many spoil islands to enjoy on day trips with the family, or kayaking, or enjoying a picnic, but also easy access to the Atlantic and world-class fishing waters…and between us “friends,” maybe find a Spanish silver coin or two.

      Spoil islands anchorage

      Spoil islands anchorage

      Fort Pierce City Marina is eighty years young as this is being published. This first-class marine facility has not only stood the test of time, but this marina continues to lead with improvements, such as their $32.8 million dollar waterfront Island protection project, new floating docks, their “first in the state” eco-friendly Storm Protection System and improved yacht friendly navigation.

      Fort Pierce City Marina in 2007…and here’s the marina in 2016 …

      You have to visit and see first hand how this marina management team has worked hard and smart to develop something very unique that not only protects its marina slips but contributes to the local sea habitat, both fish and fowl.

      Also provided for the cruising community is a new dinghy dock so cruisers can have easy and comfortable access to the town.

      Ft. Pierce City Marina provides all the amenities of home: clean comfortable facilities, free wifi, two fueling stations, complementary pump-outs, two restaurants on site, pet friendly, supply store, etc… (see marina features below).

      Fort Pierce City Marina is just south of South Bridge on the Atlantic ICW at Statute Mile 966.5. The entrance channel is relatively new, a couple years old now, just be sure your charts are current.

      Contact them on VHF #16 or #17, or
      Call via your cell phone to 800.619.1780 or local 772.464.1245.
      Web site – http://www.fortpiercecitymarina.org/

      Enjoy your stay with this team of professional marina providers. They are truly a skipper’s resource and excellent host for you as you enjoy your trip through this part of Florida. Many have come for a visit and, well, now Ft. Pierce City Marina is their home port. Let your team here at Cruisers Net know about your visit to Fort Pierce City Marina.

      Marina Features

      • Free Wi-FI
      • Complimentary pump out
      • Two Fueling stations
      • Electric (30A, 50A, 100A/110V, 220V)
      • Laundry
      • Nearby Lodging
      • Restrooms
      • Cable TV
      • Yacht/Boat Sales
      • Pet Friendly
      • BoatUS Fuel Discount
      • Ice
      • Golf Course
      • Community Center
      • Sunrise Theater
      • Water hook up
      • Transient Dockage
      • Diesel Fuel in Slip
      • Gasoline: Octane – 89/90 Non-Ethanol
      • Showers
      • Tiki-Bar
      • Supply Store/Gift Shop
      • Official IGFA Weigh Station
      • Fish Cleaning Station
      • Public Bank and Library
      • 2 Restaurants On Site
      • Public Transportation
      • Ramp
      • Farmers Market

      Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s Eastern Florida Marina Directory Listing For Fort Pierce City Marina

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      Comments from Cruisers (1)

      1. Arnold Parkinson -  November 20, 2018 - 12:07 pm

        A good article on this marina – and I have stayed there a couple of times for overnight. It is a very nice marina.
        Arnold Parkinson

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    • The 5 Best Scenic Drives in Martin County, 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 a hub of boating activity and of events of interest to boaters. Now, rent a car and enjoy these scenic drives!

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      How to Have a Fun and Frugal Martin County Getaway

      Traveling may not be the least expensive hobby out there, but it’s one that has numerous benefits. Not only do you get to see new sights and sounds, but you also have an opportunity to step away from work and personal responsibilities, which can help you tackle these more efficiently upon your return. Keep reading for helpful tips and advice on how to enjoy a few days away without putting your adventures on credit.
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    • MIATC Membership Renewal Now Open, 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 a hub of boating activity and of events of interest to boaters.

       
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