HEADLINES – Thursday, April 15, 2004 - PALM BEACH FL -- 136 - Foot Yacht Burns to Hull – A 136-foot mega yacht built for the King of Spain and docked at the Sailfish Club burned into the Intracoastal Waterway Thursday night .. Firefighters working through the night stood at the edge of the dock and hosed the floating inferno with foam, but with little effect. Before the sun went down, black smoke billowing from the Janie II could be seen for miles. At night it became a bonfire on water, drawing onlookers from all over the island and to the other side of the lagoon .. when we were heading South this Fall we crossed wakes with the JAMIE II on the Tenn-Tom Waterway .. when we were at the Demopolis Yacht Basin in Alabama we took the photo on this Webpage .. it is dated 2003-10-31 .. we were docked just on the other side of JAMIE II ..
.. we spent an entire evening with Gene and Kathy ( FRONT PAGE ) to review their recent trip to the Bahamas .. they have taken a Winter trip to the Bahamas on their boat for a number of years .. this was their first trip with their new FRONT PAGE .. they shared many good ideas, places to go, places that we must see, Ports, anchorages, etc. .. the entire night was an educational experience .. they have changed their minds and will not be heading North with FRONT PAGE for the Summer but will be leaving FRONT PAGE at the Centennial Harbour Marina until they return in the Fall .. Betty took Forest fishing at the Bow of Dee Light .. Forest caught three large Catfish .. no one was more surprised than Betty .. Forest ( 5 ) and his family live on their boat on A-Dock ..
HEADLINES - Thursday, April 22, 2004 - NEW YORK (AP) -- The world's largest cruise ship, the Queen Mary 2, arrived in New York on Thursday, steaming into its Hudson River berth for the first time against the backdrop of a hazy Manhattan skyline .. Arrival in New York a 'very big moment' -- Gigantic, it is. Titanic, it's not .. Ninety-two years and eight days after another British ocean liner almost but not quite made it to New York on its maiden voyage, the Queen Mary 2 steamed through the Verrazano Narrows and up the harbor for the first time Thursday .. on June 23rd 2003 we headed Dee Light over the same waters as the QUEEN MARY II traveled .. we went under the Verrazano Narrows Bridge .. ( one of the World’s largest Suspension Bridges ) .. and into the New York Harbor .. just a short distance up the Hudson River we passed The Statue of Liberty .. it was truly a highlight of our Great Loop Trip .. a few days later we took our bikes up the Coastline of the Hudson River to the Port where the QUEEN MARY II docked ..