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Drummond Creek Navy Fuel Depot
3024'N 8137'W

The Navy Fuel Depot is located about 16 miles upriver, just upstream from Drummond Creek. It has a face of about 400 ft with overall length 920 ft dolphin-to-dolphin, a deck height of 11.7 ft above MLW and a design depth of 38 ft at MLW alongside.

For all the riverfront that Jacksonville has, little is open to the public. The river is lined with expensive homes or large businesses, both on private property. The city purchased 100 acres on the river in 2000 at Reddie Point, near the north end of University Boulevard. And it has applied for a grant to purchase 250 at Drummond Creek, off Heckscher Drive.

Proceeding from the mouth of the river upstream, the river is bordered by several Federally-owned properties such as Mayport Naval Station, Fort Caroline National Memorial, and Timucuan Ecological and Historical Preserve, and state lands including Huguenot Memorial Park, and Nassau- St Johns River Marshes State Aquatic Preserve. Other entities include the incorporated city of Mayport residential development, commercial enterprises. Other habitats along the eastern segment of the project include filled wetlands, upland bluffs, salt marsh, beaches, sand dunes, mud and sand flats and rock jetties. Bottom sediments throughout the area are sand and silt with rock at various depths occurring closer to the surface proceeding east to west.

Proceeding upstream, the Federally owned U.S. Navy Fuel Depot and State-owned Yellow Bluff Fort State Historic Site occupy portions of the north (west) bank. Residential, industrial and commercial properties increase in frequency along this segment. Numerous commercial and Federal ship cargo terminals are located in this area as well. Another proposed upland disposal area, Bartram Island, is located in the area. Principle habitats in the area are similar to those found nearer the mouth of the river with filled and man-altered sites increased greatly.

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