Why Amelia Island

How to go Metal Detecting on Amelia Island

If you‚Äôve spent anytime at all exploring the beaches of Amelia Island you know first hand of the entire neat treasures one can find. Large shark‚Äôs teeth, neat shells, drift wood and sea glass. Other treasures that are often undiscovered…
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Fernandina, in the Early 1900’s

Submitted by: Nick Deonas This is a view looking East on Centre Street at the corner of Second and Centre. Do you want to see something really interesting?


1. My life is likely to last 10-15 years. Any separation from you is likely to be painful. 2. Give me time to understand what you want of me. 3. Place your trust in me. It is crucial for my…
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Surfing on Amelia Island

You will not find surf like this pictured here, on Amelia Island, but with all of our beautiful beaches, our surf has never been on any top 10 list of happening surf spots. Many find the surf here too small…
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Arthur The Ox Man

By: Nick Deonas Growing up in Fernandina was an adventure that any kid would love. Everyday was an adventure and we were always excited planning our next one. One of the sites we would always see around town was an…
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Island Life

Amelia Island is best known as the birth place to the modern shrimping industry. My ancestors came to this country from Greece during the turn of the century as master craftsmen in boat building. Commercial shrimping boats

Scooters on Amelia Island

There has always been a presence of small scooters in and around town on Amelia Island. Many of these were younger adults who are still in high school or those just

Hunting for Sharks Teeth

By: Jamie D. If you haven‚Äôt had the thrill of hunting for sharks teeth on Amelia Island then you don‚Äôt know what you‚Äôve been missing. Sharks teeth and lots of other really neat and unusual shells can be readily found…
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Down-Town Amelia Island

By: Jamie D. With fall rapidly approaching and the 2008 tourist season coming to a close, the downtown district on Amelia Island is still alive with activities and things to do for the whole family. My family and I visited…
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Amelia Island Museum of History

Written by: Judie Mackie The Amelia Island Museum of History is a fascinating way to spend an afternoon and ‚Äúunlock the past‚Äù. The historic jail of Nassau County is the site of the island‚Äôs museum displaying 4,000 years of history….
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Written by Ally Living on a small island, I am pretty well known as I have lived here my entire life.

Destination Bird Island

(That spec of blue is our cooler while unloading the rest of our gear from the boat. Rule of thumb – SAVE THE COOLER FIRST!!!) Destination, Bird Island By: Jamie Deonas If you have boated any length of time in…
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Fort Clinch State Park

On Amelia Island, at the entrance to the St. Mary‚Äôs River and the Cumberland Sound is a pentagonal brick fort. Fort Clinch was named for General Duncan Lamont Clinch, an important figure and American army officer who served as a…
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