Thursday, May 27, 2010

Shipwrecks, Pirates & Interscholastic Sports Tourism

Back on the Treasure Coast after two shows from the Islands of the Bahamas, Talkin Tourism' on Florida's Treasure Coast will broadcast live this week from the oldest structure in Martin County.

Having saltwater in his veins, Radio Man likes to be close to the ocean and this week's show location--the House of Refuge--ensures the ocean will just be yards away. The House of Refuge at Gilbert's Bar in Martin County, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is the last remaining shipwreck life-saving station (out of 10 orginially built) in the United States. Built in 1876 to help stranded sailors, its long colorful history spanned nearly 70 years. Sitting atop the Anastasia Formation, a prominent rock formation along the coast of Florida , the House of Refuge has weathered many storms.If only the walls (and rocks) could talk!

With History Lady out of town for a wedding, Amy Christensen, the development manager for the Historical Society of Martin County will be guiding listeners through some of the history, as well as exhibits currently at the Elliott Museum. Amy will deliver Robin's “This Week in Martin County History” and give listeners a look at what’s coming up on the Treasure Coast scene,  as Memorial Day Weekend approaches.

Back for a return appearance special guest host Ed Griffith, general manager of the Courtyard Hutchinson Island Oceanside/Jensen Beach , will be sitting in for Robin. Since the show site is in a nautical and historic setting, any bets on whether privateer Don Pedro “Edwardo” Gilbert will pay a visit?

The BIG topic of this week show will be how recent the recent FHSAA (Florida High School Athletic Association) Baseball Finals made a big hit on the Treasure Coast's tourism industry over the last two weeks. Treasure Coast Sports Commission’s Executive Director, Tom Colucci will fill listeners in on the economic impact of this and other sporting events, which are helping to make a difference for the tourism industry during these challenging times.

Will the crew need their fowl weather gear or will the weather be beautiful? To find out, tune in tomorrow at 10 a.m. on WPSL 1590 AM or on the Web at!
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