In the years after the end of World War Two, Sam Griffiths, owner of the Pelican Harbor Yacht Club and a power boat enthusiast himself, organized the ultimate power boat race, the Gold Coast Marathon, which ran in the Intracoastal Waterway from his Club just south of the 79th Street Causeway to West Palm Beach, [...]
MANAGEMENT OF INVASIVE AQUATIC PLANTS IN DISTRICT CANALS The year 2015 marks the Centennial Celebration of the Lake Worth Drainage District. In 1915, as a result of state legislation, this District came into being to drain excess water during the rainy season and contain water during dry seasons through an intricate system of monitoring, pumps, [...]
Other methods of controlling invasive plants with accelerated growth patters include the use of mechanical chopping machinery. But such methods depend on accumulating plants in quantities large enough to make destruction by mechanical means economical. Courtesy, Lake Worth Drainage District.
Ft. Lauderdale attorney and historian William G. Crawford, Jr., author of the award-winning "Florida's Big Dig," was interviewed to air on C-Span 2 Book TV Saturday, May 16th and again Sunday, May 17th, 2015. The link to the interview at any time: http://www.c-span.org/video/?325649-1/book-discussion-floridas-big-dig#. Copy and paste to browser to view interview. The 2008 winner [...]
The City of Fort Lauderdale has promoted itself as the 'Venice of America' for almost a century because of its more than one hundred miles of manmade and natural canals throughout the 36-square-mile city. But before it proclaimed itself the 'Venice of America' beginning in the 1920s, its weekly newspaper advertised the town on its masthead [...]
At least to this author's mind, one of the greatest enigmas in all of Florida history is the insertion in the 1868 Florida constitution of the "Gulf Stream" as the eastern boundary of the Sunshine State. It is unique among the state constitutions of every state in the Union. No other state uses an indefinite, [...]