Category Archives: Boating

Whats new on the Treasure Coast-A Railroad that Doesn’t Stop, But Goes by FAST!

January 26, 2018

Dear BoatUS Member:

Congressman Brian Mast has requested the U.S. Coast Guard conduct a navigation feasibility survey for the St. Lucie and Loxahatchee Railroad Bridges. Congressman Mast is committed to ensuring boating is not disrupted and safety remains a top priority. Your input is vital to helping make sure officials understand how bridge closings affect your boating.

Plans for a passenger rail service in Florida, until recently known as All Aboard Florida and now named Brightline, could change how drawbridge closings happen in your area, potentially making them more frequent. Hourly trains during most of the day will require additional bridge closings on waterways used by many boaters. You have an opportunity share your views on what this means for your boating

You can submit your views with the the following link:

U.S. Coast Guard Navigation Survey for St. Lucie and Loxahatchee Railroad Bridges

The deadline to comment is February 1, 2018 so speak up now and share this information with your boating friends, neighbors, yacht clubs and marinas.

If you have any additional questions, please contact BoatUS Government Affairs at govtaffairs@boatus.com

Thank you for being a BoatUS Member!

David B. Kennedy
BoatUS Government Affairs
703-461-2878 x8363
GovtAffairs@BoatUS.com

 

What the Heck is a Sea Horse?

Philippine Seahorse                                    American Press Travel News–11/20/17–“The Seahorse is the name given to 54 species of small marine fishes in the genus Hippocampus. “Hippocampus” comes from the Ancient Greek word hippos (ἵπποςhíppos) meaning “horse” and kampos (κάμποςkámpos) meaning “sea monster”. “The word “seahorse” can also be written as two separate words (sea horse), or hyphenated (sea-horse). Having a head and neck suggestive of a horse, seahorses also feature segmented bony armor, an upright posture and a curled prehensile tail. The above was from Wikipedia, below is from me:  They really are a fish, but their characteristics are weird. A horse-like head, a monkey like prehensile tail, a pouch like a Kangaroo, a bony exo-skeleton like insects, independently moving eyes like a lizard, etc. They are carnivores and like their cousins the Pipe fish, are the only critters where the males exclusively care for their eggs after fertilization and they bear their young. They taste bad and although they move rather slowly and are specialists in camoflage they are not gone after as food from bigger sea animals and fishes. Frankly, I, as so many aquarium enthusiasts are intrigued by these amazing animals.  

Pictures of the Week

American Press travel News–11/17/17—-FL.-Bob & Barb “On the Road Again” and “Stopping to Smell the Roses.” Dining and fishing around our great country!

Jose Wejebe was a wonderful guy and angler. He is gone now in a plane crash and the young man in his teens is also gone now. He succumbed to CF.