Biscayne Bay http://wlrn.org en The Final Days Of One Herald Plaza In Pictures http://wlrn.org/post/final-days-one-herald-plaza-pictures <p>Last week, the Miami Herald shuttered its building on the bay.</p><p>Located at One Herald Plaza, the beige box on the water is affectionately known as 1HP. Conference room meetings were interrupted by someone spotting dolphins. Water spouts could be seen forming from the cafeteria windows. Depending on the person, the building was either a testament to architecture done without&nbsp;aesthetics&nbsp;in mind, or an ideal place to do journalism.</p> Fri, 24 May 2013 11:41:14 +0000 Eric Barton 14475 at http://wlrn.org The Final Days Of One Herald Plaza In Pictures From An Expert: Pamela Sweeney On Miami’s Waterways http://wlrn.org/post/expert-pamela-sweeney-miami-s-waterways <p style="text-align: left;">As part of The Canoe Project’s mission to shed some light on Miami’s forgotten waterways, I spoke to Pamela Sweeney, a bona fide expert on Miami’s canal system and the Biscayne Bay. Sweeney is the Manager of the<a href="http://www.dep.state.fl.us/coastal/sites/biscayne/" target="_blank"> Biscayne Bay Aquatic Preserve</a>.</p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 22:10:55 +0000 Ashley Lopez 1347 at http://wlrn.org From An Expert: Pamela Sweeney On Miami’s Waterways The Biscayne Bay Harbor Pilots http://wlrn.org/post/biscayne-bay-harbor-pilots <p>If you’ve spent time at South Pointe Park in Miami Beach, you might have noticed the steady stream of cruise and cargo ships going in and out of Port Miami.&nbsp; These hulking ships are one of the signature images of South Florida.</p><p>All of these ships are driven in and out of the port by a highly trained group of sea captains, also known as harbor pilots.&nbsp;&nbsp; Harbor pilots know the waters around the port well–they have to be able to draw a map from memory as part of their qualifications.</p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 19:03:53 +0000 Arianna Prothero 1464 at http://wlrn.org The Biscayne Bay Harbor Pilots Islandia: South Florida’s Own Little Atlantis http://wlrn.org/post/islandia-south-florida-s-own-little-atlantis <p>Fifty years ago, developers dreamed of turning a collection of isolated islands in the middle of Biscayne Bay into a resort destination. This year, the dream of Islandia quietly died. &nbsp;The Miami-Dade County Commission stripped&nbsp;Islandia’s status as a city. In essence, they voted&nbsp;Islandia out of existence.</p><p>The city of Islandia is on Elliot Key. It was never populated by more than a hundred people. &nbsp;Now the only people who live in Islandia are park rangers.</p> Thu, 01 Mar 2012 14:30:00 +0000 Sammy Mack 988 at http://wlrn.org Islandia: South Florida’s Own Little Atlantis What’s Up With South Florida?: Shipwrecks In Biscayne Bay http://wlrn.org/post/what-s-south-florida-shipwrecks-biscayne-bay <p>Inspired by the peerless film <em><a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0318649/" target="_blank" title="IMDB: Sahara">Sahara</a> (</em>starring Matthew McConaughey and Penelope Cruz)<em>, </em>listener<em> </em>Michael Laas wondered about the treasure hunting possibilities in Biscayne Bay.&nbsp;&nbsp; He submitted his question to us.</p><p>There are forty known shipwrecks in Biscayne Bay and hundreds more in the Keys. &nbsp; <em>Under the Sun </em>producer,&nbsp; Sammy Mack,&nbsp; found out more about what lies beneath these attractive, but dangerous waters.</p> Thu, 03 Feb 2011 19:42:59 +0000 Sammy Mack 2685 at http://wlrn.org What’s Up With South Florida?: Shipwrecks In Biscayne Bay