Monday, August 30, 2010

Indiantown Marine and Tourism Updates, and Art in the Pocket!

Heading out west last Friday was lots of fun.  While we did not ride any horses or go bass fishing, we did find out from Scott Watson that there is lots going on 'out there,' including nature tours, hiking, biking, photo safaris, fresh water largemouth bass fishing. Western Martin County is truly an “outdoorsman’s paradise” as described by outdoor writer Dan Bryan.

Scott provided listeners with a little history of the Indiantown Marina and described the important role it has played in the development of Indiantown.  Being located so far from the coast, one would be surprised at the marine activity that takes place at the marina.  What was surprising to show host Gary Guertin (and perhaps some listeners), was the number of sailboats that are stored at the Indiantown Marina during hurricane season versus the number of power boats.  The Treasure Coast is not known as a “sailing mecca” so the conversation included why this is the case.

Keeping with the marine theme, Gary, c0-host Robin Hicks-Connors and Scott also talked at length about the importance of the Cross Florida Canal/Okeechobee Waterway and the unique position this places Stuart in. It's a real competitive advantage!  This might help influence the proposal for a fee-based U.S. Customs and Border Protection office at Witham Field. Listeners, do you think this be of benefit to the boating community? Gary, Robin and Scott share their opinions during the show.

At the top of the show, events promoter Lindsay Nickerson shared her contagious enthusiasm on the Port Salerno Arts Show, which is held the last Sunday of every month.  Some folks in the know say Port Salerno evolving into the “arts colony” of Martin County.  It will if Lindsay and some of her associates have anything to say about it!  Lindsay has lots in store to make it more fun. Listen in to hear the plans. 

As always, thanks for tuning in. 'See you' next week, Friday, September 3 at 10 a.m. on WPSL 1590 AM or on the web at for another hour packed with tourism tidbits from around the Treasure Coast and beyond!

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