Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage has received a grant from the
Estate of Jay K. Turner to establish and operate a youth maritime
Jay Turner visualized a youth maritime program creating
personal growth and self awareness in its participants by exposing
them to conditions which would call upon them to develop their own
inner strengths as well as to develop interdependence with all the
program’s participants. As a result of his generous bequest the Turner
Maritime Challenge at Cortez has been established.
Announcing our new website !!!
The Turner Maritime Challenge at Cortez and its Director Sean Wardell are
happy to announce that we now have our own registered web domain and
are in the process of building a new and comprehensive website to
further the goals of serving our youth and the community by imparting
knowledge and experience in the maritime skills as well as an
appreciation for the legacy created by those who chose Cortez and its
special character as the place to build their homes and raise their
We are located at: Turner Maritime Challenge at Cortez
4523 123rd Street Court West
Cortez, FL 34215
Call us at: 941-792-8200
Turner Maritime Challenge at Cortez is based in Cortez, Florida, a
fishing village with historical status. It is located in Manatee County,
Florida. The population of Manatee County is approximately 300,000
with the largest town being Bradenton, Florida.
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