SECTION B - News-y & Cruise-y Items

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SPACE COAST NEWS

ANTIQUE BOAT SHOW IN PONCE INLET - NOVEMBER 2 & 3

DAYTONA MARITIME MUSEUM's NEW ACQUISITION - 52' MIDNIGHT LACE will be shown at the Antique Boat Show on Saturday and Sunday, November 2nd and 3rd at Sea Love Boat Works & Down the Hatch Restaurant in Ponce Inlet.

Daytona Maritime Museum, a 501c3 non-profit organization, located at 645 South Beach Street, Daytona Beach FL, recently acquired a 52’ yacht known as a “Midnight Lace”. 
 
This unique vintage yacht was donated to the museum in October. Although built in 1981, it is styled and designed after the 1920’s Rumrunner yachts. One of only 13 ever built, the Yacht will be on display at the upcoming antique Boat Show on Saturday November 2nd and Sunday November 3rd at Sea Love Boat Works / Down the Hatch Restaurant in Ponce Inlet. 
 
The Daytona Maritime Museum is dedicated to Compiling, Maintaining and Sharing the  area's Maritime History for a better future. 
 
For more information contact
Joe Egeberg
Daytona Maritime Museum, Director
Joe@DaytonaYachts.com
386-451-1084


SUN COAST NEWS

OLD PINELLAS BAYWAY BRIDGE BECOMES AN ARTIFICIAL REEF

The old Pinellas Bayway bridge became part of the Pinellas County’s artificial reef system in the Gulf of Mexico over the summer.

About 12,500 tons of bridge material from the demolition of the old Bayway bridge went to the South County Reef. The deployments began in May and were completed by mid-September. The bridge material was donated by Orion Marine Group Inc., who was contracted by the Florida Department of Transportation to demolish the old Bayway bridge and construct a new four-lane high level bridge.

The Indian Shores and Treasure Island II Reefs also received some new material; each received 50 large reef balls. The project was funded in part through a grant from Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to provide new fishing and diving opportunities.

The reefs provide valuable underwater habitats for marine life. There are 43 reef sites along the gulf coast of Pinellas County from Tarpon Springs to St. Pete Beach, located from 200 yards to 38 miles offshore, and one in Tampa Bay located northeast of the St. Petersburg Municipal Pier.

The Pinellas County Artificial Reef Program is managed by Pinellas County Solid Waste in coordination with state and federal agencies. Visit www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADMQKeQhPZo to see how the old Pinellas Bayway bridge became part of Pinellas County’s artificial reef.  For more information, visit www.pinellascounty.org/reef or call (727) 464-7500.

For more information about Pinellas County services and programs, visit www.pinellascounty.org, now with LiveChat, or create a shortcut to www.pinellascounty.org/mobile on any smartphone. Pinellas County government is on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.


PUNTA GORDA

IT'S HAPPENING ON THE HARBOR AT FISHERMEN'S VILLAGE!
1 800 639-0020   www.fishville.com


KEY WEST NEWS


SUPER BOAT INTERNATIONAL RACES IN KEY WEST November 3-10

The Key West World Championship races will be taking place early in November in Key West Harbor. Race teams from around the world are gathering NOW for the big event ... the 33rd for Key West. It all starts with a parade of raceboats on Duval Street on November 3 ... races are scheduled for November 6, 8 and 10. Lots to see on off-race days too on the Truman Waterfront.
Visit superboat.com for all the details and lots of pictures!

 
‘Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!’ weekend offers angling fun on Keys


Photos available on FWC Flickr site: Go to http://flic.kr/s/aHsjyFwpBL.
Video available on FWC YouTube site: Go to http://youtu.be/5wJKeV7nHtg.
 
Women are invited to explore the finest of fishing at the next “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” seminar, hosted Nov. 15-17 at the Elks Lodge BPOE, 92600 U.S. Highway 1 in Tavernier in the Florida Keys.

Held in conjunction with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) through the Sport Fish Restoration Program, “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” is a national organization dedicated to attracting more women to sport fishing and to promoting conservation and responsible angling.

During the three-day, hands-on event on Key Largo, FWC educators will demonstrate ethical angler habits, such as safe hook removal, release techniques, fish venting and more. Local fishing guides will provide instruction on fishing techniques and methods.

“Our Keys University offers a unique vacation getaway where women can learn, network and enjoy the fabulous Florida Keys and its remarkable fishing,” said LLGF Founder Betty Bauman. “The new venue at the Elks lodge enables the series to contribute to the Keys community and enjoy a facility that is on the water with beautiful sunset views on the bayside.”
On the final day of the seminar, women may embark on an optional fishing adventure.

To learn more, visit ladiesletsgofishing.com, call 954-475-9068 or email info@ladiesletsgofishing.com.


SCHEDULED BOAT SHOWS ...

54TH ANNUAL FORT LAUDERDALE INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW

Fort Lauderdale, the “Yachting Capital of the World” is hosting the 54th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show on October 31-Nov 4, 2013. Show exhibits range from yacht builders and designers to exotic cars and brokerage yachts. A wide variety of boats and sea vessels will be on display including runabouts, sportfishers, high performance boats, center consoles, cabin cruisers, flats boats, skiffs, express cruisers, sailing yachts, motor yachts, bowriders, catamarans, ski boats, jet boats, trawlers, inflatables, canoes, and extraordinary superyachts.

Covering six locations and over 3 million square feet of space, the show’s transportation network of bus shuttles, water taxis, and riverboats ensures attendees can easily navigate the boat show and its expansive waterways system. Added attractions include The Blue Wild Dive Show, IGFA’s School of Sportfishing and Hook the Future’s Kids Fishing Clinics.

Visit http://www.showmanagement.com/fort_lauderdale

 
ST. PETERSBURG POWER & SAILBOAT SHOW EARLY DECEMBER
The St. Petersburg Power & Sailboat Show® - largest in-water boat show on the Gulf Coast - is scheduled for Thursday, December 5 to Sunday, December 8 at Progress Energy Center for the Arts Mahaffey Theater Yacht Basin and Albert Whitted Park, 400 First Street South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701. For more information visit Show Management.


LATER THIS MONTH:

Seven Seas Cruising Association has announced the 38th Annual Gam to take place November 15 & 16 in Melbourne, Florida. Visit the site at www.ssca.org, email  office@ssca.org or phone 954-771-5660 for registration information.


Atlantis on Paradise Island Nassau has scheduled the Battle 4 Atlantis basketball tournament on Thanksgiving Weekend ... November 28 - 30. Call 1-800-Atlantis to book.

You can tie up at the Marina or book your hotel room and fly over. 

Call 1-800-Atlantis to reserve your space. To call directly to the Marina phone 242-363-6068 or -6088


LADIES LET'S GO FISHING!

The No-Yelling School of Fishing has an event scheduled for the weekend of November 15-17 in the Florida Keys.

Details for all their events are on their site: www.ladiesletsgofishing.com.
 

FISHERMEN’S VILLAGE

Fishermen’s Village (still featured on our monthly web site update's "Back Page") is located off Marion Avenue in Punta Gorda, FL.  1 800 639-0020 or visit on line at www.fishville.com.
 

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