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Amelia River to Sea Trail Opening Event

Amelia River to Sea Trail Opening Event

Over the years, Amelia Island has come to be known as having the best cycling in Florida. In fact, some would even challenge any visitor to name a better place to cycle in the state. The City of Fernandina Beach is one of only fifteen Florida communities to receive...

Summer Activities

Summer Activities

Summer Time Summer is one of the most exciting and invigorating times to experience the unique beauty, distinctive Southern charm and abundance of outdoor activities that await you on Amelia Island. From outdoor excursions to world-class dining and interactive tours,...

History Meets Art on the River

History Meets Art on the River

History Meets Art on the River In a day and age where life is increasingly hurried and commercialized, there are still places that evoke a sense of days gone by and people deeply rooted in a way of life that is simpler and simply, a work of art. On the north end of...

Net Maker to the World – Part VI in a Series of VII

Net Maker to the World – Part VI in a Series of VII

The Changing Tides At one time, Burbank Trawl Company was the largest producer of fishing nets in the United States. Stories about the family business tell of nets made for President Richard Nixon and a fishing boat that accidentally caught a submarine in its trawl...

Net Maker to the World – Part V in a Series of VII

Net Maker to the World – Part V in a Series of VII

Then and Now The Skinny Days of the Burbanks Net making was and still is a way of life that has supported the Burbank family from the early 1900’s to present day. Even through the depression, William Burbank, Sr. was able to support his family making nets and seining...

Net Maker to the World – Part IV in a Series of VII

Net Maker to the World – Part IV in a Series of VII

Salty and Superstitious Life as a Shrimper...... So what does it take to be a shrimp boat captain or a striker? Billy says, “You have to be a lover of the sea, with salt in your veins.” He’ll tell you it takes a tolerance of weather, high seas and windy days. “Most...

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Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

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