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Models show an education center and lodge first proposed for acreage at the marina. The center was dropped from the proposal. The county approved rezoning of the land, but residents appealed.Courtesy of Ron Wolf

In face of opposition, owner says marina in Hernando Beach is 'a story of success'

HERNANDO BEACH — For eight years, Glen Lakes resident Carl Frimodig endured the drive to Homosassa and slow passage down the Homosassa River, where it took "a year and a day" to get his boat into the Gulf of Mexico. Then in 2011, the Shell Oil retiree saw that a marina that had sat vacant for more than three years  …