A Spanish ship that sunk in 1715, the San Miguel, is actually one of the richest treasure ships yet to be found. Its cargo is estimated to be worth a cool $2 billion. It may be sunk off the southend of Amelia Island. Amelia Research & Recovery has ambitious plans to search for this buried treasure this summer off the southernmost shores of Amelia Island, Florida.
About Steve NicklasSteve Nicklas is a financial advisor with a major U.S. firm who lives and works on Amelia Island. His business columns also appear in several newspapers in North Florida. He can be reached at 904-753-0236 or via eMail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s pretty obvious that Amelia Island/Fernandina Beach is an affluent place. Million-dollar houses are commonplace. Topnotch resorts attract tourists from the world over. And celebrities are buying properties here. But how does Amelia Island stack up against its neighbors in northeast Florida? Pretty decently, as evidenced by a report published in the Jacksonville Business Journal.
The ubiquitous azaleas are starting to bloom — a surefire sign that spring has come to Nassau County. But something else is happening here. In the air, there is a sweet fragrance of economic activity. The housing market appears to be recovering, retail sales are somewhere between solid and spectacular, and corporate activity is robust. That adds up to a profitable formula.
Sometimes, students and their families have to be educated about higher education. “College Goal Sunday,” the statewide event involves informative sessions and assistance with filling out federal financial-aid forms. Help is here and near for high school seniors and their parents at the Florida State College Nassau Center campus in Yulee on Feb. 24, 2013 from 1 to 4 pm.
The debate over whether and how to renovate the existing library has evolved into two opposite viewpoints. And both sides have been rather unwilling to change their stances, as if written in permanent ink. The testy debate will likely come to a conclusion before the City Commission on Feb. 5, 2013. Read more by Steve Nicklas…
- Change Coming To Fernandina’s Boardwalk By The Sea, Main Beach Park 05/14/2013
- Bike, Hike, Run on New 6.2 Mile Amelia Island Trail 05/10/2013
- Fernandina’s 50th SHRIMP FESTIVAL 2013 Parade Highlights: Photo Gallery 04/29/2013
- Nassau County, Florida Extension’s May 2013 Gardening Clinics 04/28/2013
- Amelia Island Treasure Hunters: In Search of The San Miguel. Buried Treasure Worth $2 Billion 04/23/2013
- Amelia Island Affluence: Average Household Income $80,000, Net Worth $700,000 04/23/2013
- Amelia Island’s Colorful Visitors: Indigo and Painted Buntings 04/22/2013
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