MODERN LIVING: Down to the Sea

"This," said Mayor Frank Nelson of Panama City (pop. 26,000), Fla., "will be a city of destiny." Mayor Nelson's grandiloquence was inspired by a civic project that is fast becoming as necessary as neon lights for any ocean, lake or riverside U.S. town with vacation-spot ambitions: a first-class marina to serve as a combination club, garage and general store for the nation's ever-increasing yachtsmen. Last week Panama City was about to start work on not one but two big marinas with dock space for 570 boats along its Gulf Coast waterfront and...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!