Very sorry for your loss but glad to see you are carrying on.
Where to stay in Jacksonville
depends on whether you want to stay right in town, closer to the beach, closer to the ICW
, cheaper slip, liveaboard
There have been a lot of cheap
slips advertised at Harbourtown. Check craigslist Jacksonville and search for "slip" in the boat category and you will find several. They are by Atlantic Blvd at the ICW
a few miles east of downtown Jax. Know nothing about the place.
You can also find slips up the St Johns River. With a trawler
you can easily make it under the Shands Bridge at Green Cove Springs up to Palatka and further. A couple of marinas up that far. Much quieter, fresh water
river and not expensive.
If you want to stay closer to the ocean St Augustine also has some nice spots.