Ferry from Fernandina to St. Marys may be restored

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Alexa Epitropoulos

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A water taxi between cities situated on the Florida/Georgia line has received major support from the Fernandina Beach City Commission.

The water taxi, which would go between Fernandina Beach in Florida and St. Marys in Georgia, now needs funding to get off the ground, reports the Florida Times-Union.

It's a service that would be good for tourism and for business, according to some. Bicyclist Phillip Scanlan told the Times-Union that he had been lobbying for the link between Fernandina and St. Marys since last year to fill in a gap in the East Coast Greenway, a 2,900-mile trail that runs between Key West and Maine.

Fernandina Beach officials say it all depends on the first few steps, including if the Fernandina Harbor Marina waives docking fees for the ferry for the preliminary two years.

"One way or another, I believe that will happen and that would get the business off to a good start," City manager Joe Gerrity told the Times-Union."It will help promote tourism and help with the bicycle trail."

Here's a link to the official East Coast Greenway map of this area.

 

Ferry from Fernandina, FL to St Marys, GA
Map of St Marys to Fernandina ferry route