Railway Lift or Guillotine?

The Port Mayaca Railway lift bridge was one of my favorite on the Florida water ways, until Almost8 pointed out it resembles a guillotine ….  you decide.

StLucie
Port Mayaca Railway lift bridge on the ICW

We docked for the night in Indiantown, a well known safe haven. For a very small fee, boats and RVs of all types and sizes reserve a spot every year, in case there is a storm. During Hurricane Irma hundreds of boaters found refuge in the little village – no one was turned away – and none of the boats were damaged by the storm! We were thrilled to find Namaste, a well-loved sailboat previously owned by fellow looper, JoAnn McFall.

It was our first truly restful night of sleep, the perfect temperature with a gentle breeze flowing through the cabin all night.

A Village of BoatsTrucksRVs
Boats in the Parking Lot
Namaste
Namaste

Some of the boats have been there for a very very very long time; yep, that’s black mold.  Note the irony of this boat’s name “Git ‘R Done”

BlackMold
black mold
GitRDone
Git R Done

… this is why we have to wash the boat all the time, darn it.

Next stop – Stuart Florida.

If you are headed to the Trawler Fest, look for us at the Hutchinson Island Marriott Beach Resort & Marina, Stuart, FL – Tuesday, March 6 through Saturday, March 10.

Author: Exhale49

North Pacific Trawler

2 thoughts on “Railway Lift or Guillotine?”

  1. When Jerry used to test boats for Outboard Marine he used to stop at Indiantown for lunch every day. They were based out of Stuart.

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