Fort Lauderdale Fleet Week is here, which means Navy ships and all-around maritime awesomeness. Of all the ships coming into Port Everglades, the biggest star will undoubtedly be the USS New York, which was constructed from steel recovered from the wreckage of the Twin Towers. Coming in at 684 fee ... More >>
Colin and Andrea Chisholm certainly did not look like Scottish royalty at Broward County Courthouse this morning. The wealthy Minnesota couple who insist on being referred to as "Lord and Lady" were dressed in the same blue prison tunics as the plebs who surrounded them. As they approached the cour ... More >>
It seems like a miracle -- or at least a statistical unlikelihood -- that none of the Filipino workers onboard the cargo ship Ocean lost anyone in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan. Thousands of people were killed and millions were left homeless after the storm ravaged the nation's 7,100 islands on Novembe ... More >>
It feels like we're living in a Cocaine Cowboys installment this week in South Florida. Why, just yesterday we had news of a yacht captain ferrying 600 pounds of coke from the Bahamas. Today, we have $700 K worth of yeyo just floating in a burlap sack.
The giant candy cane striped power plant smokestacks that stood majestically in Port Everglades and spewed crap into the air will no longer dominate the Ft. Lauderdale skyline. Florida Power & Light strapped some dynamite to the 350-foot, 7,500-ton boilers and imploded them Tuesday morning, making ... More >>
Apparently trying to smuggle cocaine into the U.S. by stuffing bags of it up one's rectum is something the feds are on to. So the next logical step was to try to stuff coke into hollowed-out coconuts and smuggle them in that way, because coconuts is not a person's rectum. Unfortunately for three me ... More >>
Scientists and oceanographers say great white sharks are a rarity in Florida. In related news: A fourth great white shark has been spotted in Florida waters since January. In this case, it was right in our backyard. See also: -Great White Sharks Spotted in Florida Waters -Fishermen Catch Great Whi ... More >>
It looks like Fleet Week went kaput thanks to the government sequestration, meaning that Navy battleships and crazy aerobatic airplanes won't be coming to Port Everglades this year. However, local organizers are still planning to use local military personnel to have Fleet Week, so all is not lost. ... More >>
The Vision of the Seas had to turn back from its 11-day cruise after passengers basically started puking all over the place. The Royal Caribbean ship docked at Port Everglades on Friday morning after a number of passengers as well as crew members showed symptoms of what the company is calling a spr ... More >>
The "Big Game" is tomorrow and you've got plenty of watching options. You can have a house party, head over to one of the many bars and restaurants holding watch parties. If you've got vacation days coming to you, you can hop a flight to New Orleans -- or you could sail away on a Carnival ship for a ... More >>
Christmas is upon you and you still have to give something to the neighbors, the babysitter, the dog walker, the mail person, the hairdresser, the karate instructor, the crossing guard, your office Secret Santa, and your kid's best friend's mother (sigh). You could go to the mall and get them some t ... More >>
If you're a fan of Bravo's Real Housewives of New Jersey, break out the sequined bikini, the hairspray, and the pasta sauce because you won't want to miss Teresa Giudice's Fabulicious cruise on Holland America's Zuiderdam.The eight day cruise sets sail from Port Everglades on December 28, visiting T ... More >>
BaleàriaA Barcelona-based company that offers fast-ferry service to the Balearic Islands has set up shop in Port Everglades and will soon offer fast-ferry service to the Bahamas in two and a half hours, as we reported Monday.The ferry Pinar del Rio will travel at 32 knots and carry up to 463 peo ... More >>
These masts don't mix well with, say, a flight to Albuquerque.The Maltese Falcon, the world's largest sailing yacht and also a giant floating metaphor for the financial collapse, has pulled into Port Everglades, tucked away unceremoniously in a spot far from the riffraff and almost unseen unless ... More >>
A previous Atlantis cruiseIt's been a rough few days for Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas. Last weekend, a crew member on the Port Everglades-based megaship was murdered on a beach in Cozumel by a Mexican bartender; now a passenger has been charged with dealing drugs on board.Steven Krumholz, ... More >>
The Epitome of Trendiness. Did you know its towers were built to resemble a sailboat?The W Hotel in Fort Lauderdale is the trendiest hotel in the country, according to TripAdvisor -- an upscale win for the changing face of Fort Liquordale (Fort Martinidale?). So why, with the bounties of trendy i ... More >>
Here is a heartbreaking video from YouTube, posted by an activist group known as Sea Turtle Oversight Protection. It's called "Ten Minutes in the Night of a Rescue Volunteer." The date of the clip is the evening of July 10, and a map shows the location where it was shot: on the sand behind the Sh ... More >>
B. BrownOil off of Port Everglades Yesterday, a Fort Lauderdale-based yacht captain was boating about 12.5 miles offshore from Port Everglades when he and his passengers noticed the oil slick pictured above. According to the captain, the slick was about a half-mile long. It was unlike anyth ... More >>
That's the satellite view of the ten-day Caribbean voyage aboard The Oasis of the Seas, the world's largest cruise ship, which had a celebrated debut last year and docks at Port Everglades. I wonder whether passengers feel a twinge of guilt about the poor, earthquake-ravaged Haitians who get a peek ... More >>
Flickr: jus10photosFrom the 17th Street Causway, the view of Port Everglades.
Does anyone still remember 2007, when we were all spending like a bunch of drunken Scott Rothsteins? Turns out the world's biggest ship, Port Everglades-based Oasis of the Seas, is also the world's biggest floating time capsule. Construction started long before the Lehman Brothers meltdown, during a ... More >>
That's homemade footage of the world's largest cruise ship, seen leaving it's birthplace of Turku, Finland, bound for Fort Lauderdale. Set to make its posh premiere December 1 out of Port Everglades, Royal Caribbean's $1.2 billion, 5,400-passenger Oasis of the Seas offers titanic luxury, minus lurk ... More >>
Photo: Miami-Dade State Attorney's OfficeIs Cliff Berry Jr. still involved in a Port Everglades franchise?After people are convicted of felonies, they have to wear orange jumpsuits. After Cliff Berry, Inc., was convicted of a felony, it also made a wardrobe change -- into shirts bearing the brand ... More >>
A South Florida company caught stealing twice surfaces under a new name and gets a lucrative government franchise.
Beach erosion has been a problem in South Florida at least since the Army Corps of Engineers created the Intracoastal Waterway last century. Under natural circumstances, winds and waves push sand down the coast, gently and perpetually southward. But wherever there's a man-made jetty that ... More >>
The big story today is that justice appears to have caught up to the driver of the truck that killed wheelchair-bound Kenneth Scotto Sunday night in Dania Beach. The Bad Samaritan's name is Hugo Daniel Detteren and this is the truck model.But fate was unkind to a Good Samaritan, too. Former Fort Lau ... More >>
John Lloyd Park
Hold on a Bahamian Minute
Maurice Denis wouldn't give crewmen their wages, so they took his ship
Art gets wild in the streets
No Hack Job
Hutchinson K's them all, lets God sort them out
Burt & Jack's
John U. Lloyd Beach State Park
The Sunshine State's busiest animal hospital aims to spread its wings
Letters for April 27, 2000
Broward County: Gateway to the World
Investigators caught Manuel E. Rojas and his company attempting to dump toxins in the Everglades. Sounds like a simple case to prosecute. It wasn't.
A group dedicated mainly to its own business interests is getting taxpayer bucks from Broward County commissioners
Dania Antiques District
Despite drawing attention from numerous law-enforcement agencies, SunCruz is brazenly operating an illegal poker game
The beleaguered DOT needed some good press about its new 17th Street Causeway bridge. How much? About half a million dollars' worth.
A million gallons of petroleum has leaked into the environment at Port Everglades. So what's being done about it? Nothing.