30 Years Ago in the Eagle ...

A record fleet of 90 sailboats are scheduled to weigh anchor on Sunday, Oct. 13 in the 14th annual Summerset Regatta, a two-day, 41.5-mile race from Fort Myers Beach to Marco Island. The race, originally scheduled for Sept. 1-2, was cancelled by the threat of high winds accompanying Hurricane David. At that time an even larger record number of 114 boats were to participate.

Delona Corp, is expecting a favorable decision from the state on its petition to develop ,4000 acres of its Marco Shores and Horr’s Island buildings. Deltona scaled down its development of Marco Shores, Barfield Bay and Horr’s Island from 5,00 to 4,000 acres,

Clearwater Federal Savings & Loan is expected to be part of the Island Plaza, a 71,320-foot shopping plaza. Subject to Federal Home Loan Bank Board approval, the Clearwater branch office is expected to lease 5,000 square feet.

The Marco Monkeys whipped the Manta Rays, 5-2 in the YMCA Youth Soccer League. Dave Egan scored three goals and Louis Woessner the other two in the YMCA Youth Soccer League. For the Manta Rays, Tracy Egan scored both goals. Fred Kramer serves as league coach.

Dawnette Norgren of Marco Island will compete in the Southwest Florida preliminary contest for Florida’s Mrs. American Pageant. She is the wife of Gary and they have a seven-month-old son Deric. She is the daughter of Bill and Rosemary Dahnke of Naples.

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