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Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture
Lake Okeechobee it is! The second photo shows the low clearance spot on the passage across Florida: the fixed height Indiantown RR bridge, which is about a mile east of the Port Mayaca locks. The nominal clearance is 49 ft, assuming waterway is at nominal depth. Our mast height is 46 ft, not including all that stuff on top, like a wind machine, and windex, etc. The VHF whip can take care of itself. You hold your breath and trust the cruising guide as you pass under.
Those that are just a few feet too tall can get a "tilt and tow" from the Indiantown Marina. These folks come by with several barrels which they place on on side of your deck and fill them up from the waterway. then then simply tow you under and you're done. This doesn't work for catamarans, however.
OK, ebs001, it's your turn.
P.S., like your sense of humor!
For some reason I started searching lift bridges in Louisiana. I was way off.