National Geographic : 1958 Jan
Fort Lauderdale's Pride: South's Biggest Marina Every imaginable service awaits Intracoastal Waterway travelers arriving at Bahia Mar Yachting Center, which is owned and operated by the Florida resort city. Bahia-Mar, covering 27 acres, provides berths for 450 vessels at concrete docks. Many boats stay the year round, their owners retired or going daily to jobs ashore. The central area includes a shop ping center, restaurant, yacht club, and swimming pool. Charter fishing boats and sightseeing vessels use the piers along Seabreeze Avenue. Across the street lies the Atlantic, with a beach for Bahia-Mar guests. A vessel checking in is di rected to her berth by a dock master in the airport-type control tower (inset). By the time the newcomer reaches her slip, dock boys, having sped to the scene on bicycles, stand ready to help with lines and to hand registration forms to guests. Ektachrome by Laurence Lowry. Rapho-Guillumette (left) and Kodachrome by National Geographic Photographer J. Baylor Itoherts © N.G.S.