ON THE OKEECHOBEE WATERWAY, Fla. — The captain and crew of the New York City-bound ferryboat known simply as Hull 200 spotted their first big alligator just before noon on Friday. And, eagerly anticipated as it was, it turned out to be a bad omen.
Their delight at seeing the reptilian menace slide into the canal they were navigating had barely subsided when the boat jerked to a stop. Three and a half days into its maiden voyage, Hull 200 was stuck in the Central Florida mud with no help in sight.
Boats get trapped in muck all the time, of course. But this sudden halt interrupted a crucial test for Mayor Bill de Blasio’s ambitious plan to start a citywide ferry service this summer.
An updated GHTA Roster (Jan 2017) and the meeting notes from the 2016 General Meeting have been posted. Members must be logged in to view and Download.
GHTA Members – Your 2016 Newsletter has been posted. Click here for a link to the Club Documents. You must be logged in to view. Happy New Year!
Richard Lynch has shared several new photos. You’ll see them randomly in the header on the home page and a beautiful shot of the Blue Angels flying over his boat on his member page here.
My husband Patrick and I have just purchased Gale Force (N47). We can’t say enough good about Ken and Becky Fickett and all the assistance we’ve received during our search and purchase. The Zavelsons’, from whom we purchased the boat, have also been terrific. We have renamed the boat to JOURNEY and have so many hopes and dreams about where this new life journey will take us. We are looking forward to meeting others from the GHTA.
Hello fellow Great Harbour Trawler Association members,
As mentioned in the email sent to all members, I am hoping many in the community can update this page with their location and status. If there are any boats that the rest of us can assist, please let us know.