Light Chasers Plein Air Painters of the Suncoast recently took a field trip out to Cortez, FL. Their geographic position put them in direct view of a net camp owned by Star Fish Company. While painting, the group noticed a gaping hole in the roof and was able to attract media attention to the damage.
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These Net Camps used to line the Southwest Florida shore, and this one is the last known remaining structure. It is an important icon for the fishing industry. If you know about construction, a hole this size is incredibly dangerous to the structure especially during Florida’s hurricane season.
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