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Old 13-10-2007, 07:36   #1
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Anchoring wars, latest from FL.

Marco boat anchoring ruling could take two weeks | marconews.com | Marco Eagle | Marco Island, FL

The latest from the anchoring restrictions challenge.
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Old 26-10-2007, 18:40   #2
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Marco Island anchoring law struck down!!!!
Marco law limiting boat anchoring struck down by Collier judge | marconews.com | Marco Eagle | Marco Island, FL
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Thanks for posting that Rick. Since I'm heading towards Florida before too long, maybe I'll just have to put Marco into the float plan, just so I can drop the hook with a copy of the court order!

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I like when common sense wins out.
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Ft. Lauderdale and Miami Beach know their bylaws do not comply with state law but they enforce them through intimidation. For the past couple of years anyone anchoring in Lake Sylvia or off Miami Beach gets a visit from the marine police. In Marco Island one brave soul challenged them and won, unfortunately most cruisers do not have the luxury of time or funds to do so. We are passing through so we keep going. Some have a copy of the state legislation and have shown it to the marine police and have received the answer that they know of the legislation but are instructed to enforce the local by laws. The Miami Beach police are much nicer about it than the Ft. Lauderdale cops. I don't think either force really wants to hassle cruisers but they take their instruction from the politicians who take their instruction from wealthy property owners.
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Just heard Ft. Lauderdale business as usual. Guess someone has to take them on. Any volunteers?
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