Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Where do you see the marina in 10 years? From a marina marketing plan to renovating the ship store, city leaders are weighing ideas. Help officials sculpt the future of the marina by sharing your thoughts, concerns and questions Thursday at Gulfport City
For the past 30 years, the Gulfport Municipal Marina has been welcoming visitors from Tampa Bay and beyond. Harbormaster Denis Fran has been doing the same; including helping the marina grow over the years. Now, Fran says the city needs to move forward with marina improvements to help lure boaters to Gulfport and keep up with current trends. What do you think, do you want to see more wet and dry storage? What about allowing liveaboards? Do you want to see a restaurant at the marina, a larger ship store? Share your thoughts Thursday, Feb. 21, at the Marina Master Planning charrette at Gulfport City Hall at 6 p.m. City leaders want your input. In January, Harbormaster Denis Fran provided a presentation about the marina's needs, future goals …
Sunday, August 12, 2012
We want to see your photos! We know we live in paradise and part of that is enjoying a beautiful sunset everyday. Starting today, we want you to send in your sunset photos from around the area and every Sunday, we'll share it on Gulfport Patch.
Welcome to your Sunday Sunset, a weekly photo feature that reminds us to take a moment and appreciate what it means to live in Gulfport. Patch reader and local artist Phil Bishop sent this sunset photo taken at the Gulfport Municipal Marina this week. This is a photo from Bishop's iPhone Art Collection. You can view more from his gallery online. Thanks for sharing, Phil. If you would like to submit a photo for our next "Sunday Sunset", email it to the editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
The marina will soon be available to boarders and paddlers of all kinds to store their gear for a fee.
On Tuesday night, the city made a unanimous decision to free up space at the marina for storage. Effective immediately, residents can store their gear at the marina for $15 per month, per device. According to Harbor Master, Denis Frain, the storage space will allow for kayaks, canoes and/or paddleboards to be secured at the marina. Each device will cost the same amount to store, $15 per month. Each device will be secured to the new, aluminum kayak rack located inside the marina. However, users will be responsible for locking down their own board, kayak or canoe. Along with the storage unit, the $15 per month will give the user access to all of the marina's amenities: showers, sundries, tackle and restrooms. According to a release from the …
Sunday, May 13, 2012
We want to see your photos! We know we live in paradise and part of that is enjoying a beautiful sunset everyday. We want you to send in your sunset photos from around the area and every Sunday, we'll share it on Gulfport Patch.
Welcome to your Sunday Sunset, a weekly photo feature that reminds us to take a moment and appreciate what it means to live in Gulfport. Patch reader and local business owner Tony Althaus sent in five amazing photos taken at the Gulfport Municipal Marina. The featured photo with the birds sitting on the house is my personal favorite. The editing makes the photo look like a painting. "You should check that house out sometime. It is amazing how many birds fill the tree next to it as well as cover the house," Tony Althaus wrote to Patch. We asked Tony which photo of this bunch is his favorite and he picked the scenic view looking out into the bay. It's the second photo in this gallery and it shows shades of pink, purple and yellow in the …
Friday, January 27, 2012
What do you think about investing in the Gulfport Municipal Marina and letting people live aboard their vessels?
Currently, people are not allowed to live on their boats or vessels in the Gulfport Municipal Marina. Recently Gulfport Mayor Mike Yakes asked city staff and the Marina Habormaster to look into the possibility of allowing "live aboards." During Thursday's City Council Workshop Harbormaster Denis Frain explained how much it would cost to upgrade the facilities in order to accomomdate "live aboards." Cost of Improvements: Total Capital costs: $233,000 Frain says the Municipal Marina has room for 195 vessels but currently only has 67 slips. He proposes that they allow 10% of the total slips to be designated as "live aboards"; that would equal about 20. While the change would generate revenue, the city will have to figure out how to pay for …