Flotilla 11-10 Spoil Island Cleanup 05 August 2017
Pinellas County asked for volunteers to clean up the spoil islands on St.Joseph Sound. There were different organizations that adopted an Island. Flotilla 11-10 & 11-1 was assigned a Spoil Island south of the Dunedin Causeway in 2014. The Spoil Islands are visited bi-annually.
Today was our assigned day & the weather was a perfect boating day. There are a few places on the island that have been created by visitors for camping. We had a large group of Jet Ski's that stopped by the Island while we were there & a couple of sail boats. The island is very picturesque & welcomes visitors. After policing the island we had a little barb-b-que & lunch. We even had a mini birthday celebration, Kristi brought a cake for my birthday and Melissa Hughes.
We had 5 vessels, Harvey Prior's, Kristy Mackey, Steve Rea, Melissa Hughes & Walter Murray. My boat, a Carolina Skiff which is a shallow water boat ferried in people and supplies to the island. The boats were rafted up off the island.
Our thanks to Harvey Prior, Mike Negley, Jessie Owend, Steve Rea, Gordon Thomas, Krisiti Mackey, Jennifer Mackey Swisher, Eugene Swisher & little Wesson Swisher, Jim Ryder, Walter Murray Mellissa Hughes & Sharon Herman ( Mellissa & Sharon are prospective new members to the Flotilla, Welcome Aboard)
NOTE: There are 15 Spoil Islands on St.Joseph's Sound which were created when the ICW ( intra coastal waterway) was created. The debris from the excavation evolved into beautiful islands, hence the name Spoil Island.
Spoil Island Boats Rafted Up
Group Picture Harvey Prior, Kristi Mackey , Steve Rea & Gordon Thomas
Mike Negley Jennifer Mackey Swisher & son, Wesson
Sharon Herman & Melissa Hughes Walter Murray's Ferry Service
Group of visiting Jet Skis
Birthday Cake Walter Murray & Melissa Hughes
Jennifer and Hubby Eugene Swisher Kristi Mackey & Walter Murray
Kristi Mackey's grandson, Little Wesson Swisher Carolina Skiff
Hobie Cat Sail Boats visiting grounded Trawler Ferry shoving off from island