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Two Years After Hurricane Irma, Investments Continue at Tin City Docks

NAPLES, Fla. (September 13, 2019) – Two years after Hurricane Irma made landfall in Southwest Florida and inflicted severe damage to the docks at Tin City, the restoration and rebound process continues. Businesses at Tin City, including Pure Florida, suffered for weeks  after Irma’s winds and storm surge compromised the sea wall and the entire complex nearly sank. The storm also caused catastrophic damage to the dock where Pure Florida’s historic sightseeing vessel, M/V Double Sunshine calls home. Dozens of employees were out of work for weeks during the initial recovery effort.
Although Tin City officially reopened for business in October 2017, the long term engineering project of sea wall restoration had just begun. In March 2019 Tin City completed its major 10 month post-Irma restoration featuring a modernized, wider walkway with plenty of space along the new waterfront boardwalk, and the complex rebuild of the seawall that supports it.
Throughout these challenges, Pure Florida continued to make significant investments in its operations at Tin City.  Boat engines were upgraded, new roofs constructed on all buildings and new signs installed throughout the complex and a covered seating area constructed for guests. The next evolution of Pure Florida’s investment at Tin City is underway. Now docked next to the historic M/V Double Sunshine, Pure Florida’s new M/V Sea Flight is a state of the art high speed fishing vessel coming into service soon.

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About Pure Florida

Pure Florida is an award winning water attractions company helmed by father-and-son duo Captains Lance H. and Harry Julian since 2008 who give their guests access to a variety of unique eco-excursions that incorporate sightseeing, maritime history and entertainment. Pure Florida operates 20 vessels from marinas in Naples and Fort Myers for sunset and specialty cruises as well as boat and jet ski rentals, fishing charters, group events and educational field trips for schools and students. For more information, visit or call
(239) 263-4949.

About Pure Image Productions and Marine Team International
In addition to owning Pure Florida, Captains Lance H. and Harry Julian are also partners in Marine Team International and Pure Image Productions, providing professional marine consulting, television and video production and photography services. With a long history in maritime productions, Lance and Harry Julian have helped to create some of the most memorable water scenes in film production, with credits including “Titanic”, “The Hangover II” and “Waterworld,” and television credits such as the reality show, “Survivor.” As the fourth and fifth generation working within the maritime industry, Lance and Harry Julian enjoy sharing their passion and expertise with fellow adventurers in the Southwest Florida area. For more information, visit