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Key Biscayne trying to sink Miami Boat Show

The 75th Miami International Boat Show is Feb. 11-15, but some people are trying to keep what could be the most user-friendly edition of the event from happening.

Construction at the Miami Beach Convention Center forced the show to look for a new site. After studying several, including Marlins Park, the National Marine Manufacturers Association, which puts on the show, settled on Miami Marine Stadium on Virginia Key.

Village of Key Biscayne officials are not happy about that because of traffic that could inconvenience the island's residents, whose only vehicular access is via the Rickenbacker Causeway. They have also expressed environmental concerns.

Those officials have...