Money Magazine Features Shell Point

Just Like Living on a Cruise Ship

FORT MYERS, FL (September 1, 2001) – What does Shell Point have in common with a cruise ship? A couple of recent media appearances have tried to answer the question.

One story happened inadvertently, as a barge ran aground on a sandbar near the north end of The Island. While it was stuck, it attracted quite a bit of attention from passersby and the local media. While the 300-foot barge posed no danger (and eventually freed itself), two local television stations produced stories about the odd sight. They interviewed several residents, including Wes and Fran Allison (Junonia), who took a cameraman out on their pontoon boat to get a closer look. Remarking on the riverview from Junonia, Wes told the reporter, “It’s like living on a cruise ship.”

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