By William L. Tilson
April 25, 2022
The Amelia Island Museum of History (AIMH), in cooperation with the University of Florida Center for Landscape Conservation Planning, has produced an engaging digital “History of the Fernandina Waterfront” using historical maps, images, and documents to illustrate the complex history of Fernandina’s Waterfront. Generations of Indigenous peoples, French, Spanish, English, and Americans have transformed the waterfront. These changes are the foundation of Fernandina, Amelia Island, and the Region that you see today.
The study area for the project is the waterfront from Oldtown, the original Spanish settlement in the north to Rayonier Advanced Materials plant in the south and inland to the Courthouse at Centre and 5th Streets. The project can be viewed in the new exhibitions in the Amelia Island Museum of History at 233 S. Third Street, Fernandina Beach and online at https://arcg.is/1zWiyP0. The online version is optimized for a computer or tablet not cellphones.