Friday, June 9, 2017

Friday Funny: From the City Archives

I was reviewing port studies in the City archives when I came across this jewel.

Wonder if Grandpa Ashton Hayward ever imagined it would be his grandson and namesake that would finally ruin the Port of Pensacola and turn it into farmers markets, marine research, condos and service jobs.

Hayward was recently in the paper admitting he has failed to make the Port successful as a Port and is now looking at gimmicks.

"...he said that because the port is only about 50 acres and also competes with other ports in Mobile, Alabama, and Panama City, officials must consider new uses for the site."

Grandpa must be so proud!  His namesake ended up being the Mayor whose failure ended the 458 years of Port operations in Pensacola.

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