Fisherman’s Village is a waterfront shopping, entertainment, and resort complex located along Charlotte Harbor in Punta Gorda Florida. It includes over 30 shops and restaurants as well as a resort with 47 timeshare villas on the second floor.
The original pier was built in 1928,and was known as the Maud Street City Dock, which was built to repalce the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad dock at King Street.
Today many shops and restaurants line the wharf, Harpoon Harry’s, Hurricane Charleys, and the Fish Market are three of the most popular eating establishments.
Christmas decoration are everywhere, making it quite festive.
The Punta Gorda Fishing Company and the West Coast Fish Company began operating from the Maud Street dock, and later tenants included Gulf Coast Oil Company and Matt Week’s Boat Shop.
The Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, who operated the previous dock, connected their track to serve the Maud Street dock via a spur that once served the Long Dock (the Punta Gorda Linear Park adjacent to Fisherman’s Village today runs along the former rail spur).
Growing up on a dairy farm in southeastern Indiana, Gary traveled very little until midlife, when the opportunity became available to him.
Grabbing his camera and a bag full of equipment, he began his vision quest traveling to most areas of the United States and several countries abroad.
Along the way he collected several thousand photographs that he wants to share with everyone.
Gary decided the best way to accomplish his goal was to publish photo documentaries on the various areas of the world he has visited.
What will follow will be several photography books, who knows how many will wind up in his collection.
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