Joan Bean led a full life and made a lasting impression on those she met along the way. An outdoor community send off (with social distancing) for Ms. Bean is planned.
A large part of island activity revolves around the beach and tourism. But the seashore is closed and tourists have vanished in the new reality of pandemic life.
Gregor MacGregor, who claimed Amelia Island in 1817 and raised the Green Cross flag, is now viewed as one of history’s top con artists. His later claim to fame is the “Poyais” scam.
See photos and video about dredging process and sand placement at Fernandina Beach, Fort Clinch, and Amelia Island State Park.