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We met John and Tawana at Ft Desoto. We were going to run into the bay, and watch the Tall Ships as they left the gathering. We ran to the Skyway and inside a little ways, then we decided to go to Passage Key for a little "nekkid boating" first, and wait for the ships to come to us.
 

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We hung out at Passage for two hours. I estimated that was how long it would take the ship to get to the Skyway. Just before noon, it looked like a big storm was headed our way, so we ran towards the Skyway. The ship was just coming under the bridge when we got there.
 

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John decided to head to the dock via the ICW at this point. We followed the ship for a while, hoping it would raise the sails when they cleared the Skyway. They didn't, so we ran the Gulf to Bunces Pass, and got to the dock just as John was pulling his boat out.
 

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Cuda-Brings back old memorys. I was the Shift LT. in Manatee County when the tanker took out the old Skyway. The approach from the south to the center span is in Manatee County. The Center Span is in Hillsboro and the North approach is in Pinellas county. Also-took a few "jumpers" off the bridge over a few years.
 
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