The Boynton Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) has reanmes the Two Georges Marina to Boynton Harbor Marina.
Selected from Palm Beach County resident submissions, the CRA hopes the name change reflects the ongoing revitalization of the marina & surrounding area.
Since the CRA's purchase of the land in 2006, the area has been updated with a series of renovations designed to create a first-rate public access facility for boating & fishing.
"The purchase & restoration of this marina has ensured our residents public access to the waterways for generations to come," CRA Executive Director Lisa Bright said in a press release. "To signify this milestone, we decided to rename the marina with the help of Boynton Beach residents."
Not everyone is celebrating the name change however. For much of the past 50 years, the docks on the Intracoastal Waterway here have been known as the Two Georges Marina, a tribute to the colorful, business-savvy fisherman who bought and developed the waterfront property.
George Culver called his wooden fishing boat the Two Georges, after himself and his father, who financed its construction. And the dockside restaurant Culver turned into a local landmark also carried the Two Georges name.
This has been a local landmark for a very long time & residents I sopke to siad while they were happy to see the improvements, it would always be the "Two Georges" to them.
What prize did the winning entry receive? A gift cerificate for dinner at the Two Georges restaurant.