The waterfront in Fernandina has undergone changes, since my childhood. Years ago, I remember playing underneath the old wood docks or fishing with hand lines. Simpler days and a vanishing waterfront is overshadowed by change. Smaller cruise ships, a change in port ownership and Front Street in sore need of repair, mean more change is on the horizon.
We can guide change, but the Fernandina today is a world away from the Fernandina I knew 45 years ago. Unlike many friends, I chose to stay on the island as an adult and think we’re just evolving. Fernandina is a far more interesting place to live today. Consider car shows, fishing tournaments, numerous festivals, races, restaurant week and world class dining, world class resorts, restored historic buildings, fantastic parks, the greenway, jobs from diverse industry and cleaner beaches.