October 20, 2014

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."

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