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The 2011/12 - 29th - edition of the FCD is available through this web site (STORE) and is already in quite a few marinas, marine stores and bookstores throughout Florida and elsewhere --- with more to come. (Retailers are invited to e-mail their orders to us or fax 954-462-8168.) The ISBN on this edition is: 978-1-928864-11-0; cover photo is a shot of Fort Lauderdale's New River.

This year's print edition has been joined, for the first time, by this new Interactive Web Site and an E-Book, now online. 

Besides the FCD, Our SHIP’S STORE has other inventory of interest to cruisers, including books and videos and a few DVDs. Take a look! This web site is secure but your orders may be faxed (954-462-8168) with credit card billing information if you prefer. No CODs.




Our Web Site Updates, on or about the first of each month continue in three "sections,"  but first, two new corrections for this update ...

1) Early in March we met with Captain Bill Ermatinger, Dockmaster at the beautiful Esplanade Marina, on equally beautiful Marco Island.

As we talked, Captain Bill flipped through our new print edition and stopped at Chart 15 (Lower Keys - page 93) and said, "Oh, oh! I found a mistake!" He did, indeed, notice that our pointer for the Old Wooden Bridge Guest Cottages and Marina goes to the south shore of Big Pine Key instead of  the east side, right at the foot of ...  what else ... the "old wooden bridge" location. We'll place the corrected pointer in this web update at the southwest corner of the bridge between Big Pine and No Name Keys as  instructed by Captain Bill ... with our thanks to him!

His Esplanade Marina, by the way, has wonderful shops and restaurants on site.


2) CHART Phones

The phone number on Chart 6 is incorrect for Loggerhead Marina & Club - Stuart. Please note the change on page 59 in your FCD - 772-692-4000 is correct. The number printed there is for the location to the north in Vero  Beach ...


the phone number for Old Port Cove Marina needs to be added at the bottom of Chart 7 ...  561-626-1760 on page 61. (It apparently got caught in a "no print" situation!) Our apologies to readers and the marina staff.

Now for our usual SECTIONS ...

SECTION A, News & Regulations from COE, FWC and others, including Bridge information; SECTION B - News-y & Cruise-y items, and SECTION C - News from Fishermen's Village.

We continue to give "the Village" events our web site update "back page" as they provide a wonderful, and busy, event calendar each month! (Other events we learn about are included in SECTION B.)

Don't forget: you can refer back to web site updates as they are archived "here" for one year.


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