The Marina has always had a small center with bath facilities for visitors that come to Fernandina by boat to the Marina. For the last several months a new facility pictured at left has been under construction adjacent to the original bath area. It will add to the hospitality for those arriving by water and provide more support and services. The Fernandina harbor has been an important element in the town’s history and in its heyday often had 300 or more ships anchored or waiting to unload. Today is has primarily pleasure boats since cargo ships would dock at the port facilities rather than the marina. There are still fishing boats ready to take those so inclined out for some fun, boat tours of Cumberland Island and a ferry to St. Mary’s all leaving from the marina.