May 5, 2017
By Marcy Shortuse

■ This sailboat ran aground on a sandbar in Gasparilla Pass (Gulf side) last weekend, and is definitely a hazard to navigation at night. Look to your north off the middle bridge, and it is located about 200 yards off the southern tip of Little Gasparilla Island, north of the northern tip of Gasparilla Island in Gasparilla Pass. Please be aware that the FWC and other agencies are trying to get it removed, but it is almost impossible to see at night.
Photo by James Christian