Citrus County was a different place when the first port feasibility study was issued in 1969.
For one thing, the population was only 17,000.
But if the first study brought forth a plan that had been followed, what would Citrus County look like today? The question about products to ship out might have been solved.
Inbound shipping in 1969 did not represent as much of a challenge as outbound shipments, according to the historic study: “Supplement Cargo Analysis — Cost Estimate” for Citrus County Port Authority.