After being hit by a boat and later rescued, Karl a 200 lb. Loggerhead turtle was released back to the ocean after a 3 month recovery at the Turtle Hospital in Marathon. Also helping with the release on October 21, 2009 was Weatherman Jim Cantore and the Weather Channel film crew.
The annual Key West Minimal Regatta is held every Memorial Day weekend in the Key West Bight (harbor) in front of the Schooner Wharf Bar. Each boat must be seaworthy to stay afloat the entire race course, however construction materials are limited to one sheet of plywood, two 2 x 4’s, one roll of duct tape and some paint.