Save The Mayport Ferry, Mayport, FL

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Real Estate Agent with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty BK 3030920

As I've recently posted (I think) the Jacksonville Port Authority has recently decided to cease funding the Mayport Ferry, which provides ferry service between the historic fishing village of Mayport, and connects one side of scenic A1A to the other via the ferry service.

It may not be much shorter than driving from a time perspective (the ferry runs every 30 minutes from one side to the next), it certainly is more fun than the extra drive, and is scenic to say the least. It's my favorite way to get to Amelia Island and Fernandina Beach.

The funding is to end this coming September, and there are various efforts to find alternate funding/operational sources, and here is a meeting that could yield some solid information.

If you live locally, you can also "like" Save the Mayport Ferry's Facebook page here.

 

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Carol Zingone is a full service Broker Associate proudly affiliated with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty in Atlantic Beach, FL.  I help buyers and sellers locally, regionally, and internationally.  With hundreds of happy buyers and sellers over the course of my career, I'm thrilled to help first time buyers, military buyers, seniors, investors, 1031 exchange properties, short sales and REO's.  I have spent hours honing my expertise, including the designations of: Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI), Loss Mitigation Certification (LMC) , Short Sales, Foreclosures, REO's, (SFR), and Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES).  I pride myself on providing excellent expertise to all buyers and sellers. Search the MLS via www.carolzingone.com  for Jacksonville and area listings!

 

Comments (5)

Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Carol,

I can see why you are supporting the Mayport Ferry, which provides ferry service between the historic fishing village of Mayport, and connects one side of scenic A1A to the other via the ferry service. Hope they don't eliminate this scenic option to travel :). 

 

Feb 28, 2012 07:54 PM
Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Hi Carol.  Who is supporting it now?  The town or the state?  I presume the fees are not paying the cost of running the ferry.

Feb 28, 2012 07:59 PM
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Hi Carol-that would be a shame to loose that ferry but if it isn't being used much than what else can they do. Maybe it can be revived in the future:)

Feb 28, 2012 08:10 PM
Al Raymondi
Ocean View Realty Group in Ormond By The Sea Florida - Ormond Beach, FL
Ormond By The Sea Florida - Home and Condo Sales

The ferry sure is a fun way to get across to Mayport Carol, maybe the meeting will bring some assistance.  I did the like thing.

Feb 28, 2012 09:23 PM
Carol Zingone
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty - Jacksonville Beach, FL
Global Realtor in Jax Beach, FL - ABR, CRS, CIPS

Dorie: Thanks, I'm hoping we can find a solution, otherwise, Mayport will become a dead end destination, and the businesses on the other side of the St. John's will lose critical customer traffic.

Conrad: It was being run  by the Jax Port Authority, after the state stopped funding it a few years ago. It really should be a state issue (to me),  but the answer may well be another extension of a public/private partnership.

Marco: It is being used, but is still operating at a deficit.  Maybe there is a way to reduce service to make it more feasible, or as I mentioned above, a deeper extension of a public/private partnership....

Al: I agree, it's a great way to get to the northern part our area!

Feb 28, 2012 09:53 PM