welcome-center Fernandina Beach, Florida had the first Marine Welcome Station to welcome boats going both North and South through the inter-coastal waterway. Located on beautiful Amelia Island, boaters would stop for a taste of fresh Florida orange juice and tourist information. A lot of people referred to the old welcome center as the Tee-Pee because of its architectural design. It was a neat place to visit, though. This is an aerial shot of the Welcome Station and Centre Street taken in the early 1970’s. Things around town moved along at a much slower pace back then.