The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on November 10, 1968 · Page 131
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 131

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Sunday, November 10, 1968
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Palm Beach Post-Times, Sunday, Nov. 10, lirtW ,15 Living With A Difference 4UV Jfcr- MfMn P-- BRINY BREEZES This 42-jacre mobile home community, ijiwiih lis own boat docking facilities and a private beach, is' j one of the largest (and most : expensive) communities of its i type In the world. Only a few of the approximately 1,200 residents live jhere during the summer :j months, most taking up their residence during the winter months. : Residents pay from $140 to : $375 per year assessment for a j lot. This assessment covers : such costs as maintenance, j water, landscaping, recrea-i tion, real estate tax, etc. Rental of a bare lot ranges : from $450 to $1,000 per year, : and a lot with a mobile home it," Mrs. Knaus said. "Our community is filled with a zest for life." One example is a club of elderly women who each day frequently at dawn get on; their bicycles and ride several miles along scenic Highway A-: 1-A. Located between Ocean Ridge and Gulfstream, two ex-: elusive beach communities,; Briny Breezes is a legal municipality encompassing only one co-op corporal ion. Briny Breezes, Inc., is operated by a board of eight direc-: tors, selected from four zones; within the park. Voting is by; number of shares of stock. can range from $700 to $2,000 per year. (These rates Include the assessment.) Of the 537 lots in Briny Breezes, Inc., 26 are rentals, the other 511 being stockholder owned lots. The rental area Is known to residents as "Alcatraz." "Look for yourself," a woman said, pointing to an area where mobile homes are parked close together. "That's Alcatraz. But we love it." Mrs. Raymond Knaus, a long time resident of the community, says, "It's where life begins." "Any time of the day is recreation time," she said. The community boasts 14 outdoor shuffleboard courts, which are in constant use during the winter months. An auditorium with a seating capacity of 500 is used for dances, banquets, meetings and a variety of talent shows. Parties and card games (duplicate bridge and canasta are the favorites) are conducted In twin club houses. There is a large hobby shop and a fine arts building. An Olympic-sized fresh water swimming pool was recently added. The 600-foot beach and the Intracoastal Waterway area are divided for use into the following categories: children and pets, adults and pets, adults only. "You name it and Briny has J . .Wit 'W7f Hill! . ''hv V 'v' - - - J can watchers. Greedy, awkward clowns, they roost on islands in the Indian River and flap their way into the hearts of northern tourists. CONSIDER THE PELICAN - And the fact his "hill holds as much as his belly can" . . . and the fact these comical birds are a source of continual amusement for Fort Pierce fishermen and peli f f f 1 wM Fort Pierce A Glinting Jewel In A Setting Of Gold And Citrus Kir t . ( I m -in . vi- r I il Vt4". " 4 m-" j i community with its own and a private beach. .LI g: WATERFRONT LIVING Retired Navy com- mander Bruce Lachlan enjoys life at an easy : pace in Briny Breezes, a 42-acres mobile home boat docking facilities F'oi t I'icire, once a sleepy '- river town sprawled along the ; eastern bunks of the Indian Kiver 50 miles north of West I I'ulm Heach came In for worldwide recognition in the early lHtid's when sunken trea-Vsure worth millions of dollars -was found on the ocean floor ", and among reefs off its shores. ; liut while submerged trea- sure has been glinting through J the sands of Kort Pierce's-beaches since 1715 when a Spanish fleet was wrecked here by hurricane, the county's other sources of gold , eilrus, cattle and tourists TNITH LIVING SOf Afl" Hearing Aids, '75 up tetth, - t.pam . Act.iMrt.1 Fr All Made, NAFIS HEARING AID CINIIt 31 J HSt 51 II 3-MJt have developed into the backbone of St. Lucie County's economy. Millions of acres of groves and pasture, verdant with its vast spiderweb of canals, cover, the back country. Good fishing and gleaming beaches attract tourists to its ocean doorway, Hutchinson Island. In 1838 when Col. Benjamin Pierce established a fort on a river bluff here (his brother, Franklin Pierce would one day be President), the area was inhabited only by tribes of Seminole Indians who camped and fished along the river shore. Later the river served as the main artery of transportation for those first settlers who fought clouds of mosquitoes and a miasma of swamp fevers to settle around Pierce's Fort. Within a few years the town grew into a major fishing port factories dotted throughout the county. Providing them with ready manpower is eight-year-old Indian River Junior College with its academic and vocational courses. IRJC, from a one-building barracks, has spread into a complex of modern architecture on its Virginia Avenue campus. The school serves students from a four-county area. This year's enrollment is expected to top the 1,200 mark. South of Fort Pierce, a new city of 4,000 has sprung up Port St. Lucie, which has been developed by General Development Corp. South of Port St. Lucie is its sister city, St. Lucie Country Club, a mecca for sportsmen and tourists. Two fine golf courses and complete convention facilities attract thousands of visitors each year to this plush resort on the St. Lucie River. Tourists have been discovering the north and south beaches of Fort Pierce for the past 20 years. Now, a million dollar reclamation project promises to restore eroded South Beach to Its former long sweep of gently sloping, white sand beach. Under these waters, along them, or on them there is plenty to discover in Fort Pierce be it Spanish gold, citrus gold or the golden years of retirement. Here's an offer that'll curl your hair J FREE INSTANT HAIRSETTER KNDNESS"20"BYCLAIROI with hundreds of boats unloading their catches at old Cobb's Dock Landing to have them iced and shipped north. The ridge humping up from the riverfront became a patchwork of pineapple plantations. Today, in their place, millions of boxes of Indian River oranges and grapefruit go north and all over the world from St. Lucie County packing houses. Fishing is mostly for sport, though there are still commercial fishermen plying the river and ocean. Record trout, prize-winning sailfish and other warm water fish are lured to the lines of weekend fishermen. . The pineapple fields, wrecked by a blight in the 1920's, are now the handsome sites of riverfront homes. Fields of tomatoes, picked green, are sorted and ripened at Fort Pierce Farmers Market and shipped to northern winter markets along with beans, cabbages and other locally grown vegetables. Since the late 1870's, when the town was settled, it has been geared to agriculture. But today like a long-sleeping giant Fort Pierce, a city of nearly 35,000 residents, is flexing its muscles and taking along look at industry. Already, there are small Sturgeon A little known fish occuring In some Florida streams at spawning time is the sturgeon. The largest species known to be found in Florida's fresh water, sturgeons have been reported at weights over 400 pounds. They are sometimes found in the St. Johns River. Stur MISS A SUMMER VACATION? Just a few hours by car, an easy cruise by boat, puts you in the resort world of Pier 66. So very handy, even a brief holiday rewards you with plenty of pleasure-time. And all the pleasures are here. A superb marina for boating, fishing. Par-three golf. Two swim ixiols. Fine-food restaurants. Nightly entertainment and dancing. Famous revolving Pier Top Lounge. Every room or suite is luxurious and low summer rates prevail all fall. Just hop in your car, or boat and sail down. Season geon supports a limited seasonal commercial fishery in the Suwannee and Apalachico-la Rivers. The flesh of the sturgeon Is edible but sought principally for Its roe, which brings a high price In northern markets where it is processed for : t j y . MATHERS BIG PRE-HOLIDAY!! ft YS " NO OUTSIDE FINANCING I li-t ROOAAS WgM WE ARRANGE I of rOltOjlu) SHIPMENT TO THE V cilRNlTURE BAHAMAS vrwi" -SY.. I I TERMS! ""S TOR SANTA! FRENCH PROVINCIAL MPnA DINING ROOM wSS-iSlMj suite tYrM :T4ACBHEA,RS $QRA95 Yl lV BUFFET & HUTCH UUU ' : , (PSsr5 nciau easyt,e"ms; "JJf' plil" i'siir- Mlrd; terms EsT $)(S)95 p ARRANGED co fsssg SOFA-SLEEPER WB1 BEDROOA$ II S 5 pRO EASY TERMS! SUITE Li JJ 9l,HkBRflHRVHRflHHHIHHII The Palm Beaches Oldest Furniture Store 640 CLEMATIS ST. WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. PH. 832-6254 STORES ALSO IN FT. PIEUCi, FtA. STUART, FIA. . BtUi GtADi, FU. VtRO BEACH. 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