Fernandina Beach Harbor Marina Timeline Expansion and Repair

Nearly every visitor to Historic Downtown Fernandina makes their way to waterfront. Aside from the debates over parks, we have a damaged marina, with a maze of grants and funding to navigate in the effort to repair the facility. To make matters worse, the original alignment of the docks was a disaster, essentially borrowing money […]

Silt, Silt and more $ilt

 

In 2011, before beginning a run for the Fernandina Beach City Commission, a local attorney gave me most of the information linked below.  Everything below is public record, but reading may help in understanding the marina’s history.

96110 ATM Feasibility Study Marina and Misc

A key to understanding silt is in seeing the […]

Key Downtown Economic Driver…Fernandina Harbor Marina

Fuel for the local economy isn’t always actual “FUEL”, but a marina without nearby fuel is much more difficult to manage at a profit. After Hurricane Matthew, the marina in Downtown Fernandina Harbor Marina has been working at a fraction of it’s capacity. The fuel normally sold was interrupted by the damage and repairing the […]

Enterprise Funds All About Bigger Picture

The following is a reply to a post on another local blog. Fernandina is an odd community. By that, I don’t mean the people are odd. It has an unusual economic base, maintenance needs and level of complexity, for a relatively small town. Understanding how the parts function and create a benefit greater than the […]