Florida Trend
Get FREE Business News Updates

NAVIGATION

February 10, 2016

Marine Industries

Trendsetters - Aug. 2006

Mike Vogel | 8/1/2006

Manatee-Minded

John Sprague, 59, Stuart, has been making a mark in the marine industry in Tallahassee and Pahokee.

In Pahokee, he is managing member of an unusual public-private partnership with the state and city to build a 144-slip marina and recreational support facilities at the Everglades Adventures RV and Sailing Resort within the dike on Lake Okeechobee.

In Tallahassee, as chairman of the legislative and government relations committee of the Marine Industries Association of Florida, Sprague is the industry's go-to guy on manatees, water access and public-use marina preservation.

"I spend more time on manatees right now than I do on anything else."

Tags: Trendsetters, Around Florida

Digital Access

DIRECT DIGITAL ACCESS
Add digital to your current subscription, purchase a single digital issue, or start a new subscription to Florida Trend.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
An overview of the features and articles in this month's issue of Florida Trend.

ACCESS THIS ISSUE »

Florida Business News

Florida Trend Video Pick

96-year-old Fort Lauderdale Doctor Still Performs Surgery
96-year-old Fort Lauderdale Doctor Still Performs Surgery

Would you allow a 96-year-old to cut you open? There's no shortage of patients willing to go under the knife with Dr. Albert R. Brown, a Fort Lauderdale podiatrist who's been in practice since 1950.

Earlier Videos | Viewpoints@FloridaTrend

Ballot Box

Putting your consumer hat on, do you anticipate spending more this year than in 2015?

  • Yes, more.
  • Maybe, am still being cautious
  • No, on consumer goods, am going to spend less

See Results

Ballot Box
Subscribe