Originally Posted by David_Old_Jersey
Anyone got photos or links to Sullivans vacation
Here's all I could find. Not much. Should have taken photos. This is mostly text, with a couple photos mixed in.
ABC7 News Online - Removing derelict boats - no easy task
Caloosa Spirit: Ft. Myers Beach—The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
EXCERPT FROM HIS LOG:
"No place is really Paradise, however, so every anchorage has its down-side. Matanzas Pass certainly has had its share of warts. At times selecting a spot to anchor has been a risky proposition, due to several half-sunken derelicts and unknown detritus on the bottom. Also, most boats have used two anchors to limit swing room in the fast-flowing current
. We prefer to use only one anchor, and will go to almost any length to avoid putting down two. Untangling two chain rodes is something we’ve done once, and don’t want to do again. We have managed to find room in the anchorage to swing freely on just one anchor, but have been harassed by another boater for doing so. And the derelicts haven’t been all half-sunk; some have been still floating and inhabited—by human “derelicts”. The water
has been ugly and polluted, often smelling of diesel
with a noticeable slick. The shrimp boats on the east side of the bay are purely utilitarian, and do nothing to enhance the visual ambiance. The view from the cockpit
has usually been less than pristine, to say the least."
C. Abandoned Boat Bids
Matt Feeney explained which boats were targeted for removal
mentioned in the original bids, and one that just came to light recently. He
asked that, should the third vessel be determined to be abandoned, if the
of it could be added to whichever bidder was chosen by Council,
provided the total cost of removing all three boats did not exceed $25,000.
After a brief discussion between Mr. Feeney and Councilman Shenko about
for such undertakings, including available grant money
Councilman Shenko commended Mr. Feeney because there were fewer
boats in the Bay since the inception of the anchorage.
Councilman Shenko made a motion to accept the proposal, to
expend not to exceed $25,000 of the WCIND grant for purposes of removing
vessels from the Town boundaries, and that it be awarded to the low
bidder – Kelly Brothers, Inc. Vice Mayor Massucco seconded the motion.
Councilman Meador asked why so much time had elapsed from the date of
Mr. Feeney’s memo until it was brought before Council, and Mr. Feeney said
he had held it up while waiting for final word from the deputy in charge of the
Unit as to an official declaration that the third boat was
. Mr. Feeney felt confident that, due to the condition of the third boat,
that the cost of removing it, along with the other two, would not bring the total
above the $25,000 cap"