Cruising Guide to Western Florida: Seventh Edition

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By Claiborne Young

Publisher : Pelican Publishing Company, Inc.

ABOUT Claiborne Young

Claiborne Young
A resident of Elon College, North Carolina, Claiborne S. Young edits the on-line cruising newsletter, Salty Southeast. Youngis books with Pelican have become the gold standard for cruising guides.



From the slow-moving Manatee River to the wide-open spans of Tampa Bay to the multitude of islands and inlets between Cape Sable and Naples, Western Florida offers a tranquil alternative to the fast-paced lifestyle of the eastern coast. Cruising Guide to Western Florida leaves nothing unexplored in the waters from Flamingo to the Big Bend. Thoroughly researched and updated firsthand by the author, this comprehensive guide is the most detailed source available on the facilities and waters of the Sunshine State's western shore. It contains current information on " Navigation data " Anchorage locales along the entire shore " Fuel depots and docks " Marinas " Shoreside dining and other attractions " Historic sites As in his previous books, Claiborne Young furnishes dozens of invaluable maps, photographs, and chart references. He includes specific waypoints for anchorages and marinas, as well as ratings for transient docking fees. Intriguing historical profiles and coastal folklore give visitors the flavor of the region. Sections on unsafe areas and shoals help cruisers avoid dangerous waters. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Claiborne S. Young's books for Pelican have become the gold standard for cruising guides. A resident of Burlington, North Carolina, Young and his wife spend their time exploring the waterways of southeastern United States and gathering priceless information on each area. Young also edits the on-line cruising newsletter The Salty Southeast Cruiser's Net.