Sarasota County Map

A WEDDING WONDERLAND Sarasota County, visitsarasota.org Embrace Sarasota County’s clown heritage by having costumed students perform at your wedding.

Immerse your bridal party in Old-Florida elegance on historic estates. Honor the aquatic Sirata’s events team is onsite and savvy.

It also has relationships with top local service providers, so you’ll know you can trust the florists and photographers its planners recommend.

One e fec a Splash in one of three beachfront pools, then charter a boat or go to the onsite watersports center for a parasail, WaveRunner or paddleboard adventure, followed by a sunset cruise. Back at the resort, cuddle up by the fire pit.

Sarasota County Map Photo Gallery



The bell was placed in the housing, covered by the chemicals and left sealed in for nearly five months. When it was taken out, the disease had been cured but, sadly, the bell had kept its dark green hue and would not polish or shine like bronze. I tried for many months to trace the history of the ship without any luck, chiefly because she was built in 1717 and there are few, if any, records dating to before 1760, when most records were destroyed in a fire. I later discovered that the vessel was a large wooden British sailing ship, probably a schooner, brig, snow or barquentine of around 200-250 tons. She was built in the period when the infamous pirate and hellraiser Blackbeard roamed the seven seas. On 19 February 1740, The Pearle was in ballast on a voyage from London to Newcastle upon Tyne with a crew of six and under the command of a Captain Emmett. She ran into southwesterly storm-force winds while approaching the Tyne and was driven before the wind and way past her destination until she encountered the barrier of islands in the Outer Farnes. With little or no control, the ship struck the shallow reefs on the western side of North Wamses and was lost with all hands. The official report from Lloyd’s quotes: From London to Newcastle, is lost to the northward of Newcastle, and six men drowned.’ The bell now takes pride of place in the Wakefield BSAC clubhouse.

Leave a Reply

two + eight =