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National Marina Day
August 8, 2009


National Marina Day August 9, 2008

National Marina Day 2009, Celebrating America�s Gateway to Boating, is being celebrated at marinas throughout the state.

This National Day of Recognition is dedicated to the education of the boating public, civic leaders, and politicians. The day emphasizes the importance of the marine industry as a link to water access through local marinas, as well as their stewardship of the environment.

Please contact one of the marinas listed, or your local marina, to learn what is planned for your community. Also, visit the national websites listed to find out more about National Marina Day across the country.

For More Information

Participating Florida Marinas

Aqumarina Hidden Harbour, Locations Throughout Florida

National Marina Day BBQ
Noon - 3pm
Please join us for food and fun at Aquamarina Hi-Lift.

National Marina Day Cocktail Party
4- 6pm Come to Aquamarina Hidden Harbour to enjoy cocktails while meeting and greeting your fellow Hidden Harbour marina neighbors.


Camachee Cove Marina, St. Augustine

Assorted Events

10am - 2pm Brothers of the Coasts Pirates will raid the harbor hourly on their pirate ship, with cannon fire ,black powder, sword fights and lovely wenches singing shanty songs. Free food and refreshments will be provided by Kingfish Grill and Fish Tales Market & Grill. There will be a raffle benefiting the Guana Research Reserve. An event proclamation from mayor and county commissioners will be presented.

Events: Blindfolded dingy race, kids homemade sailboat race in our swimming pool, rod & reel casting contest, lasso the piling, kids pirate costume contest, golf putting game and dunking booth.

Displays and Exhibitors: Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, US Customs Border Patrol, US Coast Guard/Auxiliary, Tow Boat US, St. Augustine Sailing, Sailtime N.E. Florida,

Educational Displays: Valvtect, St. Johns River Keeper, Ocean Conservancy, Whitney Laboratories, Marine Industries Association of NE Florida, Port Authority and the Florida Clean Marina Program.


Captain Hiram's Resort & Marina, Sebastian

Assorted Events

Free vessel safety inspections by the Coast Guard Auxiliary (Flotilla 56), educational information from FWC on fishing and regulations, fun activities for children, hurricane preparation information, Florida Clean Marina Program and safe boating information. Live music at 2pm and prizes that include a free weekend of transient dockage. E-mail dockmaster Colleen Johnson for more information cjohnson@hirams.com.


City of Cedar Key, Cedar Key

Giveaways and Information
All Day � Clean boating information, first aid kits and safety whistles will be distributed. For more information call 352.543.6043.



City of Hollywood Marina, Hollywood

Cardboard Boat Races
7am to Noon - Build Boats
Noon to 1pm - Free Hot Dogs and Refreshments
1pm- Races and Awards


City of Miami, Miami

3rd Annual Miami Fishing Tournament
Miamarina at Bayside Food, live music, prize drawings, kids activities, Coast Guard Auxiliary booth and proclamation by the Mayor. Grand Prize $5,000. For more information email: dmuelhaupt@ci.miami.fl.us.


Crandon Park Marina, Key Biscayne

Marina BBQ
Hot dogs and refreshments provided by the marina, side dishes from marina patrons.


Fish-Tale Marina, Ft. Myers Beach

Assorted Events
11am - 2pm Children�s coloring contest and activities, raffles, free hot dogs and drinks and a marina open house. For more information email: marketing@thefishtalemarina.com.


Fishermen's Village Yacht Basin, Punta Gorda

Assorted Events

Free weekend dockage for local boat clubs, youth sailboat races, marine and nvironmental displays, free lunch provided and attendance by city leaders.

Vendors Booths: Classic Electric Boats (Duffy), Four Winds Marine Enterprise, University of Florida Extension West Marine, Waterman's Canvas and Upholstery, Sea Tow, Waterproof Charts, Big Kids Kayaks, Evans Oil Co. (Valve-tech fuels), Ocean Works Heat and Air Conditioning, Canoe Outpost Peace River, Peace River Sail and Power Squadron, Designs by Debbie (Trailers and Accesories), Punta Gorda Sailing Club, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and Charlotte Harbor Aquatic Preserve.


Hall of Fame Marina, Fort Lauderdale

Assorted Public Events
All Day - Fire & Law Enforcement Vessels on Display
 9 � 11am - Beach Clean-Up by the �Sea Scouts�
11:15am � 3:00pm - Courtesy Marine Examinations
Noon � 1:30 pm BBQ Lunch
For more information email: hfmarinascott@bellsouth.net.


Hamilton Harbor Yacht Club, Naples

11 - 3pm - Free hot dogs, soft drinks and ice cream.

Kids Fishing Clinic

Florida Fish & Wildlife and Collier County Sherriff Marine Patrol will host kids fishing clinic at the Fuel Dock. Hamilton Harbor will provide the bait and FWC has a limited number of kids fishing poles available. Local Law enforcement officers will be teaching how to remove hooks correctly, casting and basic fishing knowledge.
For more information call 239.417.6717.



Harborage Yacht Club and Marina, Stuart
10 am - 5pm



Inlet Harbor Restaurant & Marina, Ponce Inlet
10 am - 5pm



Lake Park Harbor Marina, Lake Park

Assorted Events
10am - 2pm
Raising of the flag with the Pledge of Allegiance and firing of cannon and Mayor Proclamation. Guest speakers include U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Lagoon Keepers and Loggerhead Turtle Rescue. There will be a BBQ, beverages, music and entertainment and a water slide. Free fishing poles to first 50 kids fishing on marina public pier. For more information email: mpisano@lakeparkflorida.gov.


Legacy Harbour Marina, Fort Myers

Assorted Public Events
10am - 5pm
Activities include: Fun and Educational Boating Activities, Free Food and Beverages, In-water Boat Show, Sailboat, Kayak and PWC rides, US Coast Guard Auxillary Booth, Fort Myers Power Squardon Booth, West Marine Booth, Southwest Florida Marine Industries Association Booth, Lee Paddle Sports Alliance Booth, Lee County/Florida Sea Grant Booth and Fort Myers Fire Department Fire Boat Demonstration.


Loggerhead Club and Marina, Daytona Beach

Vessel Safety Inspections
10am - 2pm
The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary in Daytona Beach will be offering free Vessel Safety Inspections. For more information contact Terry L. Aldridge of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary at 386.760.5791 or Kevin Keeler, Harbor Master of Loggerhead Club & Marina at 386.523.3100.



Longboat Key Club Moorings, Longboat Key

Assorted Events
10am � 2pm
Activities Include: Live entertainment, burgers and hot dogs by the pool, free T-shirt to the first 50 visitors, boating safety booths and displays.



Naval Air Station � Boca Chica Marina, Key West

Beach Clean-Up & BBQ
Participants will be given trash bags for the waterfront clean up, the first ones back with full bags will receive prizes. There will be free food and beverages for all participants. Clean boating information will be distributed.



Naval Air Station � Sigsbee Marina, Key West

Beach Clean-Up & BBQ
Participants will be given trash bags for the waterfront clean up, the first ones back with full bags will receive prizes. There will be free food and beverages for all participants. Clean boating information will be distributed.



Pelican Harbor Marina, Miami

Assorted Events

Activities Include: Free boat rides on the Pelican Skipper with tours to Pelican Island, free sail boat rides by Sailboats of Key Biscayne, Aquatic Center display on manatees, coral reefs and sea life, BBQ at Pelican Harbor Seabird Station and a craft table for children.



Plantation Yacht Harbor, Islamorada

Five Year Anniversary Clean Marina Celebration

US Coast Guard Auxiliary booth, along with other activities. For more information call 305.852.2381.



St. Augustine Municipal Marina

Marina Cookout
Noon - 4pm
Complimentary cookout for registered marina guests and businesses. The marina will provide traditional cookout fare including soft drinks. No alcohol will be served.

Assorted Events
All Day
U.S. Coast Guard Auxillary Flotilla 14-7 will offer complimentary vessel safety checks and get the latest vessel compliancy information; the U.S. Coast Guard �Safe Boat� will be on display; FWC officers will be available for questions and answers about boating and fishing regulations; the City of Saint Augustine will have Fire Boat demonstrations; there will be a knot tying demonstration, instruction and storytelling by local authority, Captain Robby Smith from Underwaymarine.com; and a Sea Chantey Sing-along by Carl Blow, St Augustine Port & Waterway District & Florida Inland Navigation District Commissioner and Laurie Sanderson, Bridge of Lions Rehabilitation Project.



Tampa Cruis-A-Cade Boating Club, Tampa

Arts & Crafts/Vendors
Participants in the public arts and crafts market along with local merchants displaying the latest in marine ware for purchase will receive a complimentary site location.

View the history area dating back to 1954 while touring the original "present" clubhouse, built by founding club members August 8, 1959.

Assorted Events
All-American cookout and live music, youth boating activity center, kid amusement area including a dunk tank, moon walk and cotton candy, education and safety zone, fishing safety, youth arts & crafts market, kids coloring contest, hourly raffles and demonstrations and Discussions on boating, fishing, safety, youth and the environment.



Tarpon Point Marina, Cape Coral

Assorted Events
10am - 2pm - Free Vessel Safety Inspections
11 � 2pm - Free hot dogs and soft drinks.
All Day
Marina Open House, new and used boats on display, complimentary boat rides aboard the 45ft Silver King Catamaran. The local chapter of the Sea Scouts will be conducting a clean-up around the mangroves, an effort to bring children to our Marina to learn more about the value of our waterways and the marine industry. U.S Customs will have a boat on site and an officer to answer any questions. Tow/Boat U.S. will have a boat along with one of their captains. Fuel dock will be offering an extra .10 cents per gallon for National Marina Day. Free keychain to all who attend. For more information email: tarponpoint@earthlink.net.



Watermark, Islamorada

Assorted Public Events
Noon � 5pm
Free food and drink, free boat and kayak rides, live music, prize drawings, kids activities, fishing demonstrations, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary booth, local vendor booths, proclamation by the Mayor.



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