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BUILDING AN AIRSHIP IN WEWAHITCHKA

By Tim Croft, The Star

Behind the brick walls of the Industrial Park in Wewahitchka something aerial is going down. 

Work continues on the tethered airship, or “mothership,” being created by Skyborne Technology, an UAV Corp. company. 

The airship will be a centerpiece of the disaster response and recovery technical center to be created at the Gulf/Franklin campus of Gulf Coast State College. 

The airship, in fact, and Skyborne, which is also involved in unmanned flight via drone development and manufacturing, is part of the match to a Triumph Gulf Coast grant to help fund the $9 million technical center program. 

The entire goal of the project …

A MONUMENT TO SEA TURTLES

THE DESTIN LOG

Four years after first conceiving the idea and initiating fundraising, the Florida Coastal Conservancy, the non-profit arm of the St. Joseph Peninsula Turtle Patrol, finally had its Sea Turtle Fountain along Marina Drive in Port St. Joe. Monumental Fabrication’s sculpture was erected this summer, in the middle of a successful turtle nesting season, and further cemented the connection local waters have always had with sea turtles.

SEA TURTLE SCULPTURE UNVEILED

By Tim Croft / The Port St. Joe Star | 850-227-7827 / @PSJ_Star | tcroft@starfl.com

There was something oddly poignant taking place in Marina Cove Monday afternoon.

As the grounds of the former boat storage facility at the Port St. Joe Marina were being scooped up for the trash heap in the background, the Florida Coastal Conservancy’s sea turtle sculpture was being erected.

And, just for good measure, the sculpture was going up less than a week into the 2019 turtle nesting season.

To align the sculpture-raising further, consider that the sculpture’s unveiling also comes just weeks after the FCC re-opened its Forgotten …

HUFFINGTON POST

POSTED BY Brie Dyas for Huffingtonpost.com

Made of reclaimed steel jet engine exhaust pipes, this 18″-tall table is topped with clear glass…the better to see the exhaust’s sculptural form.

We’ve seen tables made from space-age metals to tree stumps, but we can’t say we’ve ever seen one made from a jet engine. And that’s exactly what this table is constructed from (OK, and a little glass as well). Made by CustomMade artisan Alex Henderson of Monumental Fabrication of America, the table is a testament to the stylistic power of creative reuse

ALEX HENDERSON – METAL SCULPTOR

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Working in a large warehouse on the eastern edge of Port St. Joe, Alex Henderson strives to master the elements. From redesigning traditional coastal dune fences to be more durable and effective to creating fanciful seascape railings from steel, Alex has the enviable ability to merge utility with creativity and create functional art. Examples of his work can be found in and around regional homes, at WindMark Beach, and at the homeowner’s pavilion on St. George Island.

Alex moved to Port St. Joe from Atlanta in 2002. He dissolved Blood, Sweat and Steel, a company with more than …

DOWN SOUTH TOURISM AND TRAVEL

Monumental Fabrication of America, Inc. designs, builds and installs custom works of utilitarian and fine art, including: architectural designs, sculpture, furniture, exhibits, hand-railing and staircases.

Established in 1993 by Alex Henderson, an Atlanta native, the custom metal fabrication shop also offers a popular new line called Coastal Dune Fence, a permanent and aesthetic seaside pool fence solution for coastal applications.

Product materials include aluminum, stainless steel, ornamental brass, bronze and carbon steel. The shop is located at 950 West Rutherford Street in Port St. Joe on Florida’s Forgotten Coast.

Learning his craft at the prestigious Ringling School of Art and Design, the …

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