TAMPA BAY BUSINESS JOURNAL Government, business leaders urge capitalizing on canal expansion Oct 30, 2014, 2:47pm EDT Wade Millward Former Florida Senator George LeMieux listens to the business panel at a global trade symposium Thursday. LeMieux, now with the Gunster law firm, gave the event's final presentation on the importance of global trade. Wade Millward [...]
Month: October 2014
Will the added tracks to Flagler’s railway ‘close’ the waterways in Florida?
Florida East Coast Will the railroad 'close' waterways in Florida? Date Reported: Oct 26, 2014 Mile: 0.0 Reported by: Mike Ahart, News Editor We have posted several articles on the proposed rail service that would significantly affect navigation in Stuart and Fort Lauderdale, and for many in the Jupiter area, plus affect the ambiance and [...]
President Theodore Roosevelt operating a Dredge in the Culebra Cut of the Panama Canal
The Culebra Cut was the most difficult of all the dredging operations in the digging of the Panama Canal. Capt. David Gaillard, of French Hugenot ancestry, was chief of dredging operations at the Cut and a cousin of Henry Gaillard. Henry had been one of the four original incorporators of the Florida canal company, the [...]
May an indefinitely moored houseboat be subject to federal maritime jurisdiction?
Several years ago, the City of Riviera Beach ("the City") straddling the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) in Florida, arrested a houseboat under federal maritime law and demolished it. The homeowner, Mr. Lozman had lived on his houseboat for more than a dozen years under a lease with the City. The City had sent Lozman several eviction notices [...]
The Haulover Canal at Titusville (not Baker’s Haulover in Miami-Dade County)
In 1852, Lieutenant Horatio Governeur Wright led the the Corps of Engineers in the second inland waterway Renaissance. Wright supervised the construction of the first Haulover Canal lined with wood, two feet deep and twelve feet wide at a cost established by Congress at $1,200. Although the amount seems minuscule today, it represented a breakthrough [...]