AIRPORT BUS SERVICE http://www.broward.org/
Broward County Transit = (BCT)
Links to interactive maps/schedules, fares and routs..
FORT LAUDERDALE/HOLLYWOOD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
(BCT) Route # 1 Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport. The bus stops on the ground level at Arrival Terminal #1, 2 and 3. Service is available 7 days a week including holidays
Sun Trolley does not operate at the airport. When you get to the route of operation for Sun Trolleys, Just wave to the Sun Trolley Driver, they will stop for you.
The Sun Trolley has a stop 1-block from Port Everglades North Enterance, at Convention Center....... This is two blocks from the Princess Pier. Walking distance. http://www.suntrolley.com/
Regular One-Way Fare $1.25
All day pass $3.25
10-ride pass $11.50 (expires on 10th ride).
WATER TAXI SERVICE http://www.watertaxi.com/FortLauderdale/FLLHome.Asp
(Effective May 5, 2008)
Regular All-Day Pass $13.00 Unlimited rides all day.
After 7pm Pass $ 7.00 Must be purchased on board after 7pm.
Web Site has complete datails on operations including Maps and stops.
1. Shooter's Waterfront Cafe,Taverna Opa, La Playa Intracoastal Beach
Club & Restaurant, Charley's Crab
2. Gallery One Galleria Mall
3. Seville Street (Beach Access) Sheraton Yankee Trader , Shula's On The Beach
4. Beach Place (Beach Access), Las Olas Marina , Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, Marriott's Beach Place Towers & Beach Place Entertainment Complex.
5. Bahia Mar (Beach Access),Oasis Cafe, Bahia Cabana.
6. Hyatt Pier 66, & Grille 66 (Five star Restaurant)
7. Convention Center Campus, Broward County Convention Center,
Fort Lauderdale Grande Hotel & Yacht Club and Renaissance Hotel.
NOTE: This is three blocks from Princess Pier.
8. 15th Street Fisheries, Lauderdale Marina.
9. SE 9th Ave., Mango's Restaurant, Shops of Las Olas.
10. Downtowner Saloon .
11. Las Olas Riverfront, River House, SW 2nd St Bars & Clubs
Fort Lauderdale Information and Planner http://www.sunny.org/static/index.cfm?contentID=3
Get your FREE vacation planner, Go to above link for
Hotels, Restaurants, Tours, Entertainment, Maps and more.
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All information is based on current availible web-sites and google maps.
Your cost may vary depending on all varible circumstances with traffic and street routes traveled.
Fuel Surcharge Add $1.00 per passenger
The fees for metered fares are as follows: $4.50 for the first 1/6 mile, (includes the $2.00 airport origination fee) and $.40 each additional 1/6 mile which equals $6.90 for the first mile and $2.40 for each additional mile. Waiting time is $.40 per minute.
Ft Lauderdale/Hollywood Int'l Airport To Port Everglades.
This is an approximate 11-minutes taxi ride to security gate. Around a $16.00 dollar taxi ride from Airport to Princess Pier.
The Sun Trolley for cruising around Port Everglades. They stop at Shopping Centers, Restaurants, Day Spa's, Bars.
Just wave to the Sun Trolley driver, they will stop for you, $1.25 per person per ride or day pass $3.25
Note: The private shuttle vans at the Airport and Port Everglades charge approximatly the same as taxi's, avoid them, you'll wait while they fill the entire van and load everybodys luggage, same when they unload, if your luggage is buried in the back of the shuttle van, you'll wait again for them to retrive your bags.
If your flight is in the last terminal, you'll wait again while they drop off everybody at the closer terminals.
Make sure you meet the airline check-in requirements.
Luggage that does not meet the minumum check-in time may be loaded on another flight.
You can view aircraft and seating on the following web-site http://www.seatguru.com/
Airlines may change aircraft, you should always confirm seating, boarding gates and final departure time 24 hours before your flight directly with your airline and PRINT your boarding PASS the night before.
Ocho RÃ*os (also known by the nickname Ochie), Spanish for Eight Rivers, is a town on the northern coast of Jamaica, located in the parish of Saint Ann. It is a popular tourist destination, well known for scuba diving and other water sports.
Ocho Rios is one of the fastest growing towns in the Caribbean with a population of about 96,000 people
Admiral Sir Henry Morgan (Hari Morgan in Welsh), (ca. 1635 â August 25, 1688) was a Welsh privateer, who made a name in the Caribbean as a leader of privateers. He was one of the most notorious and successful privateers from Wales, and one of the most dangerous pirates that lurked in the Spanish Main.
Governor's commission, privateering career
In 1667, he was commissioned by Modyford to capture some Spanish prisoners in Cuba in order to discover details of the threatened attack on Jamaica. Collecting ten ships with five hundred men, Morgan landed on the island and captured and sacked Puerto Principe, then went on to take the fortified and well-garrisoned town of Portobelo, Panama.
The governor of Panama, astonished at this daring adventure, attempted in vain to drive out the invaders, and finally Morgan consented to evacuate the place on the payment of a large ransom. These exploits had considerably exceeded the terms of Morgan's commission and had been accompanied by frightful cruelties and excesses, but the governor of Jamaica endeavoured to cover the whole under the necessity of allowing the English a free hand to attack the Spanish whenever possible. In London the Admiralty publicly claimed ignorance about this, whilst Morgan and his crew returned to their base at Port Royal, Jamaica, to celebrate.
Earthquake of 1692 and its aftermath
On June 7, 1692, a devastating earthquake hit the city causing the sand on which it was built to liquefy and flow out into Kingston Harbour. The water table was generally only two feet down before the impact. The effects of three tidal waves caused by the earthquake further eroded the sand, and soon the main part of the city lay permanently underwater, though intact enough that archaeologists have managed to uncover some well-preserved sites. The earthquake and tsunami killed between 1,000 and 3,000 people combined, over half the city's population. Disease ran rampant in the next several months, claiming an estimated 2,000 additional lives. Many believed the destruction from the earthquake to be an act of God resulting from the city's sinful reputation.
Some attempts were made to rebuild the city, starting with the one third of the city that was not submerged, but these met with mixed success and numerous disasters. An initial attempt at rebuilding was again destroyed in 1703 by fire. Subsequent rebuilding was hampered by several hurricanes in the first half of the 18th century, and soon Kingston eclipsed Port Royal in importance
December 21, 1682 - November 18, 1720
The flag of Calico Jack
Nickname: Calico Jack
Place of birth: Bristol, England
Place of death: Spanish Town, Jamaica
Base of Operations: West Indies
Commands: The Treasure
John Rackham also known as Calico Jack Rackham or Calico Jack, (often misspelled Rackam or Rackum in contemporary documentation), was an English pirate captain during the early 18th century. His nickname was derived from the calico clothing he wore.
John Rackham is most remembered for two things: 1) his Hollywood-preferred black flag featuring the skull and crossed cutlasses, and 2) employing the two notorious female pirates of The Golden Age of Piracy â Anne Bonny and Mary Read â in his crew.
He made a career of plundering small vessels close to shore, which proved his undoing as he cruised Jamaica in Fall 1720. He captured numerous small fishing vessels, terrorizing fishermen and women along the northern coastline before coming across a small vessel filled with other English pirates. The nine armed men were invited aboard, but were almost immediately under attack by an armed sloop sent out by Governor Lawes.
Capture, Trial and Death
Rackham and his crew were captured October 1720 by Captain Jonathan Barnet. Rackham and the male members of the crew were tried and convicted in Spanish Town, Jamaica, November 16-17, 1720. Rackham was hanged the next day, November 18, 1720. Rackham's body was then tarred, hanged in a cage, and gibbeted on display on a very small islet at a main entrance to Port Royal, Jamaica as a warning to other pirates (now known as Rackhams Cay). This is referenced in the Disney film Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl in which several pirates are hanged from an open caveface in the film rendition of Port Royal. Calico Jack's flag was used in Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End as the Black Pearl's pirate flag.
The only two recorded female Pirates to operate in the British West Indies.
According to the contemporary transcript of the trials, Anne Bonny and Mary Read were not executed, because at their trial a week after Rackham's they both said they were pregnant. They were given a temporary stay until the claim was proved, and the plan was to hang them after childbirth. However, Read died in April 1721 of fever related to childbirth, while Bonny disappeared from the Jamaica records, leaving much legend and speculation regarding her fate. The fate of the newborns is also unknown.
It was known that Ann Bonny was from a very wealthy family and her father had political connections.
The nine men captured with Rackham were tried and convicted in January 1721, and hanged February 1721