The Gasparilla Island Act: Part II Building in Boca, and a war of words over the island’s future

August 25, 2017
By Marcy Shortuse
■ BY SUSAN HANAFEE Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of articles about the forces that have shaped development in Boca Grande and on Gasparilla Island. As the tarpon season is getting underway in 1975, a station wagon backs into a gas pump at Millers Marina, rupturing a 5,000-gallon tank. The resulting […]

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