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Perspective Winter

Top Scoundrel of Amelia Island’s Past?

Gregor MacGregor, who claimed Amelia Island in 1817, raising the Green Cross flag, is now viewed as one of history’s top con artists. His later claim to fame is the “Poyais” scam.

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Beaches Perspective Summer

Second Amelia Island Beach Visitor Run Over

Police have responded to two separate hit-and-run incidences on the beaches of Amelia Island within a month. Responding to calls when people who had been sunbathing were run over.

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Beaches Perspective Sea Turtles Winter

Sand, Submarines and Sea Turtles

See photos and video about dredging process and sand placement at Fernandina Beach, Fort Clinch, and Amelia Island State Park.

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Downtown Topics Perspective Winter

Fernandina’s Marina Makeover

The Fernandina Beach Marina and boat ramp downtown are closed. A long-awaited marina makeover is underway. As of this writing (February 2019), if all goes as scheduled, the anticipated marina reopening is possibly by late summer 2019. UPDATE: Delayed, new opening target month is MARCH 2020. For those who have not had the opportunity to […]