Commemorating Pops Randall House at City Dock
Sunny, temperate weather on Saturday, Decmeber 8, 2018, offered a perfect setting for the event that commemorated the 113-year-old building that now houses the offices of McCarthy’s Marina. Pops Randall built the structure as a house for himself and his wife in 1905. The dock on the property was known as City Dock, where steamers brought passengers and goods to the island. Little is currently known about the couple, but they were one of only three associated with the property. The next owners were Andy and Dessa Rosse, who lived in the house, and ran a store and popular bar at the end of the dock that adjoined the property. McCarthy’s Marina is the third entity to inhabit the building.
Jenny and Robert Rando, and Brad and Leslie Junghans, the owners of McCarthy’s Marina since Paul McCarthy’s death, hosted a reception to celebrate the rich history of the property. The Captiva Island Historical Society presented a plaque to honor the historic nature of the building. Tom Libonate, the President of the Board of Directors presented the plaque, followed by Board of Directors member Kristie Anders’s comments on the history of the property. Bob Rando followed with his appreciation of the stories around the building, and thanked the Historical Society and the attendees at the event.
Everyone then enjoyed lunch, catered by Bailey’s Catering, thanks to the generosity of the Randos and the Junghanses.