The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on November 10, 1968 · Page 104
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 104

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Sunday, November 10, 1968
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H2-Palm Beach Post-Times, Sunday, Nov. 10, 18 Join Us For Year 'Round Boating Fun stt: . v. Boat ramps in the immediate West Palm Beach area are located at Phipps Park, Phil Foster Park, Currie Park, Bryant Park, Lantana Town Park and the Ocean Ridge Inlet. Other launching facilities stretch southward along the coast and the Intracoastal from the Fort Pierce-Jensen Beach area to Boca Raton. In western Palm Beach County, marine facilities, including boat rentals and storage, can be found in most Glades areas. of the Palm Beaches has adequate marine facilities, dockyards, marinas and launching ramps. Docks manned by experienced boat handlers and repairmen can be found in Palm Beach Shores at Bill's Sailfish Marina and Cannon's Port Marina, at Florida Diesel and Marine Service in Riviera Beach, the Inlet Dock in Palm Beach, Mur-relle Marine Inc. in Lantana, North Palm Beach Marina, Palm Beach Yacht Club and the West Palm Beach Marina dock. By CAROLE ANN FINKLEA Sunny skies, balmy breezes, an abundance of lakes and waterways and easy access to the Atlantic Ocean have made the Palm Beaches a boatman's paradise. As a balm for jangled nerves, there's nothing like a zip across the Intracoastal, whether it leads to a weekend jaunt to the Grand Bahama Islands or just a lazy afternoon. For every type of boat, the coast r Area Races Reflect That Sporting Spirit a date to be announced later. For northern county residents, there will be the Stuart Sallflsh Regatta, tentatively scheduled for January on the Indian River. boards and small Inboard hydroplanes. The Rim Canal of Lake Okeechobee near Belle Glade will be the site for the third annual boat races to be held at ing Club. Next up for powerboat competitors will be the Palm Beach County Spring Regatta in March on Lake Osborne. This event is open to out- boats will be eligible to enter the Lake Worth Regatta, scheduled for February on Lake Osborne. This late-winter race is sponsored by the Lake Worth Boating and Fish I li i ll inimi iih' aMfciiw.r.i.w.n,j.,..5A.'itJ ' i nmxmmm Tr 'wTxl L What makes living in the sunshine fun? Power boat races and regattas colorful, speeding boats cutting through blue and white waters are just half the lure of the Palm Beaches. Boat racing began in the early history of the Palm Beaches when residents displayed their spanking clean sailboats, with all their fanfare and color, on an old fashioned Fourth of July. This sailing event, first begun In 1907, was expanded into the present-day Washington's Birthday Regatta held on Lake Mangonla and sponsored Jointly by the city of West Palm Beach and the Palm Beach Lakes Sailing Club. Combining water skiing, sailing and powerboat competition, dashed with an emphasis on safety, area boatmen annually sponsor the Safe Boating Week Marathon off Currie Park on Lake Worth. The Palm Beaches' long-distance race is the annual Gateway Marathon, whose course takes powerboaters from West Palm Beach to Freeport-Lu-caya, Grand Bahama Island, and back again. Stock and modified outboard r mZ 1 rj Staff Photo bv Johnny Nlcklw before sunrise in Lake Worth. David displays his 15-pounder, and Hank his six-pounder, as they prepare to head for home from the boat launch area at Currie Park. STARTING THE DAY The fish have to get up pretty early in the morning to outfox fishermen like David Mcintosh, left, and Hank Conrad, who hooked these snook The 'Big Lake' Tops For Camping About the only thing anybody has against camping excursions Is the mosquito problem. But even that can be controlled with the new sprays and special lanterns. Photo by Johnnv Nlcltlu, Courtmy Jim Tllford Flying Service tance race runs a breakneck-speed course from West Palm Beach to Freeport-Lucaya, Grand Bahama Island, back again. SETTING THE PACE Number 90 is in the lead as the first boats round the turn heading out through the Lake Worth Inlet to sea, in this year's Gateway Marathon. The annual long-dis- By MARY SKMPEPOS Camping Isn't what it used to be it's better than ever, say its enthusiasts. And, of course, when you think about camping especially around the Lake Okeechobee area the next thing that comes to mind is fishing. There are state parks facilities in the Lake Okeechobee area. One is Pahokee State Park and the other is Chosen City, near Belle Glade. But many people prefer to just drive their camper out anywhere along the lake's edge and set up camp. Campers, trailer-vans and other vehicles are as familiar on these campsites as the standard old canvas tent. And Local Clubs Mean More Fun Afloat :letu$ solve your Lighting problem! "WE FEATURE THE FINEST UNES OF LIGHTING FIXTURES 6 LAMPS AVAILABLE" there's really very little need to rough n anymore, since most camping grounds have electrical meters you can drive up to and plug into. They also have shower facilities and planned recreational activities. Modern day inventions such as portable stoves and iceboxes make camp cooking a snap if you're not Inclined to build your own fire and cool your food in a cold stream. Around the Lake Okeechobee area, though, there seems 4o have emerged a series of "weekend" communities. For instance, Melba and Fred Jordan are "residents" of "Buckhead Ridge." They and their "neighbors" are part of a mass exodus of campers from the Palm Beaches and other east coast regions who arrive late Friday afternoon or early evening and return home late Sunday. The Jordans have a cottage and two boats. They started being "weekenders" a little more than a year ago, and now, says Melba, "We Just can't wait to get there on Friday afternoon after work." Why? What's so great about it? Melba explains it this way: "You can get away from the tension of ihe city, and" she laughs, "the telephone . . . it's like another world." Kathryn and J. J. Shaw don't have a cottage, but they have a home away from home their camper. "We started with a tent several years ago, but now we have a camper and a 14-foot fishing boat we pull behind us just about every weekend," says Kathryn. What is the "lure" of the outdoor life? There are different ways of explaining it. For instance, Dortha Strickland, who with her husband Elbern began camping in earnest about six years ago after an excursion with friends, commented, "Everybody needs a change." She adds that she likes "being out in the fresh air with no routine to follow ... I get more relaxation than if I were to Just stay around home." And Dortha isn't wild about fishing. "I'll fish," she says, "if someone baits my hook and takes off the fish after I catch It. And I'll cook fish, if someone will clean them first! " While the men are off fishing, Dortha and her women friends may go for a walk along the nature trails, or they may Just sit around talking. The evenings are relaxing too. Dortha describes a typical one: "We sit around the campfire and roast marshmallows and pop corn and of course we talk. Sometimes people from a nearby campsite will come over and we'll start talking that's one thing I've noticed, people are always very friendly. And sometimes, too, someone will have a musical instrument, like a harmonica or a banjo and we'll start singing." The kids? Well, they go fishing too, and they explore and get to know the animals. mm For every boating enthusiast, or even the off-and-on boater in the Palm Beaches, there are scores of avid watermen who can be seen any sunny day cruising nearby waters. Whether boatmen go alone or with a group, a sail on the lake or open ocean is a singular thrill, always new and exciting. Boating clubs seem to thrive in the Palm Beaches, with yacht, sailboat and powerboat clubs clustered throughout the county. Boaters, take your pick from: The Boat Riding Club of Palm Beach County, Outboard Club of the Palm Beaches, Lake Worth Boating and Fishing Club, Flotilla Club, Buccaneer Yacht Club, Prop and Sail Club and the Sailfish Club In addition to the Palm Beach Power Squadron and the U. S. Coast Guard Iff I MjffAyf WW The majority of clubs specialize in more than just boating fun. Several of them sponsor safe boating classes, instruction for novice boaters and free equipment inspection. Basic seamanship classes are conducted usually In eight-lesson segments throughout the year by the Palm Beach Power Squadron (a branch of the U. S. Power Squadrons) and Flotillas 51 and 53 of the U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. Basic boating and rules classes for young people are sometimes scheduled by the local YMCA, private clubs and community recreation departments. Instruction provided by these organizations In the interest of public safety includes: nautical terms, anchoring, motor mechanics, small boat handling, knots and splicing, aids to navigation, chart reading, boat laws, safety equipment and inboard and outboard engineering. . . YOUR CENTER FOR LIGHTING FIXTURES AND LAMPS USIDIHTIAL COMMMCMl IHDUiTUAL IMPOHTIO CHANDILIIU RETAIL WHOLESALE ONE BLOCK WEST OF U.S. 1 ON S.E. 3RD ST. BOCA RATON, FLA. Did 395-2323 .RT SUPPLIES PICTURE FRAMING W Cordially Invift Your Vhit ...To Our Showroom FREE PARKING FREE DELIVERY On The Cover Clifford Traylor, rhief guide at Ihe Loxahatchee Recreation Area, hooks a line large mouth bass. The Loxahatchee area, located south on U.S. 441 at the Palm Beach County line, Is a full service site with guides, boats, motors and lodging. 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