Meet the Humans of the Keys

Meet the Humans of the Keys

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Gary Jonsen, Dock Master at Gilbert's Resort

"I grew up in Hernando Beach, Fl over on the west coast. I have been bouncing around on sailboats since I got out of the Military and was in Tampa. I served almost 10 years in the Air Force as a mechanic.

I was on a shadow boat for a delivery to Key West and I just never left. I found work, started working and spent 8 years there.

I went through Hurricane Wilma and lost my first boat. I went through Hurricane Ike on a boat. I raised 2 kids on a boat. My son graduated from Key West High and is now a welder in Texas and my daughter lives in Illinois. She likes it in the cold, I don't know why!

Living on a boat is the best decision I ever made. I like to move around a lot and I hate to pack and unpack all the time. On a boat, you just pull the anchor and you go!

In 2015, I am taking off and heading to Guatemala."

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