Wyman Duggan

Tougher Enforcement Coming for Derelict Vessels

Tougher Enforcement Coming for Derelict Vessels

Efforts to strengthen the enforcement of ordinances that limit long-term anchoring and abandoned vessels in Jacksonville waterways are progressing with the help of the city’s Office of General Counsel, according to Jacksonville Waterways Commission member Mike Barker. The city’s legal minds are currently working to combine two ordinances that govern these issues in order to […]

Wayne’s World: A Different Idea

Wayne’s World: A Different Idea

Repurposing JEA Headquarters into UF’s Downtown Campus Ever wonder what it takes to restore and repurpose an architectural gem in Jacksonville’s historic downtown? Wayne Wood thinks about it all the time. A founder of Riverside Avondale Preservation, Wood has been involved in saving Jacksonville’s under-appreciated architectural gems since the 1970s. His latest book, “Jacksonville’s Architectural […]

Space: The Duval Frontier

Space: The Duval Frontier

Leaders are vying for a piece of the astronomical economic pie It’s a sight as Floridian as an alligator: a massive rocket steaming away on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral, ready to depart on another journey into the vast darkness of space. We’ve all cheered the triumph of a successful launch, and felt the […]

Long awaited regulations arrive for waterways

Long awaited regulations arrive for waterways

Limitations on anchoring, maps of abandoned hazards part of ongoing effort to increase safety The City of Jacksonville is on the cusp of limiting long-term anchoring in the city’s waterways, and the highly-trafficked Ortega River in particular, to 45 days. It didn’t take an act of Congress, just the Florida Legislature, and cooperation from the […]

Abandoned vessels removed from Ortega River

Abandoned vessels removed from Ortega River

Homeowners along the Ortega River can start the year with a fresh slate – and a fresh vista. City of Jacksonville employees had removed a houseboat, a derelict boat and a floating structure from the Ortega River by the second week of December and were moving forward with removing a fourth on the south side […]