Stanley Yacht Services: So Long, Smoke Stacks!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

So Long, Smoke Stacks!

The view of Fort Lauderdale from offshore will never be the same. The iconic so-called Candy Cane SmokeStacks, a familiar homecoming sight to boaters entering Port Everglades, have been around since the 1960's and were demolished Tuesday in a 45 second explosion - the largest ever by a power plant in Florida. The blast was heard around the greater downtown area of Fort Lauderdale, rumbling like thunder in the early morning.


According to Florida Power & Light
, the new natural gas power plant to be built in the Candy Canes' place will offer cost-savings to customers, boosts to the local economy, and have a positive environmental impact. That being said, as boaters we have to admit, we'll miss those tall, red and white "Welcome Home" signs.

Congrats to FPL for their success in bringing the project to its fruition!

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