In 2003 a SW Florida boater noticed there was no one-stop source of information for the coastal community. Few move to the Sunshine State to go hiking. Unless you work with Disney or drive a truck, most of Florida is about its various coasts, sunsets, seafood, boating and beaches.
Coastal resources were turned into a free brochure, which evolved into a publication called the Nautical Mile. This became a local “go-to” source to find things like public beaches, boat ramps, seafood markets, upcoming coastal events, fuel docks, water-access restaurants, etc. Strong long-term business support and readership “fans” developed an impressive sixteen-year run.
Florida has named its coasts; the “Sun Coast” covers Clearwater and St. Petersburg. Lee and Collier County is knows as the “Lee Island Coast”, and the “Cultural Coast” extends from Punta Gorda to Bradenton. There’s the “Space Coast," the "Treasure Coast,” etc. In 2019 our founder/publisher toured Florida’s coastal communities and noticed there was little information available for other coastal regions, so the Nautical Mile publication was reinvented and the "Florida Coaster™” was born.
The first edition covers from Palmetto (just south of Tampa) through Everglades City and is the only item of its kind. New editions for other regions of the state are being planned.
Nautical events in your email:
The internet has made finding events difficult so our office tracks upcoming events such as seafood festivals and boat shows and our office sends out an events newsletter with no promotions or soliciting which people find convenient.
Founded: August 2003
Focus: Free coastal resource guide
Founder/Publisher: Jim Griffiths
Company: Nautical Mile Publications, Inc.
Frequency: Quarterly; Winter, Spring, Summer & Fall editions
Audience: Coastal enthusiasts, visitors, new residents
Headquarters: Bokeelia, Fl.
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