When Thomas Edison built his winter home and laboratory here in the 19th century, he had predicted millions of people would find out about this town and want to come here and enjoy its nature and warm weather. Mr. Edison was right. As the population growth proves year after year, Fort Myers has become a wonderful area to live and travel to.
Incorporated in 1886,Fort LeeCounty’s oldest city. Historically known for its past residents, Mr. Thomas Edison, Mr. Henry Ford and Mr. Harvey Firestone, this area is filled with colorful history and old style ambience. Mr. Edison had planted palm trees alongMcGregor Boulevard, which runs along the Caloosahatchee River, and others followed, and thus forever giving Fort Myers the “City ofPalms” moniker.
Fort Myers Yacht Basin Located at Mile Marker 135 on the Okeechobee Waterway, 15 miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico, Fort MyersYacht Basinis a well designed and protected marina. It is owned and operated by the City ofFort Myers. There is 10 feet of water in the ICW and an average of 6 feet of water at the docks. The docks are in good condition and the staff is competent, professional, friendly and helpful.
The marina is located in historic downtownFort Myers. Many restaurants and historical sites are nearby and worthy of a visit. Many festivals and other family oriented activities frequently are held atCentennialParklocated next to theMarina. The marina has the distinction of being the friendliest on the waterway. You will find its prices for both fuel and dockage to be very competitive.
The Marina’s water location is on the south side of the Caloosahatchee River between the Edison Bridges and the Caloosahatchee Bridge in downtown Fort Myers. There is little or no current in and around the marina.
Ft Myers’ offers many venues from shopping, dining to entertainment at Barbara B Mann, as well as home to Spring Training for both Minnesota twins at the Hammond Stadium and the Red Sox at the newest stadium Jet Park Blue.