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    Exhibit gives visitors a ‘shrimp’s eye’ view of the reef

    Sanctuary Reef, a unique traveling exhibit that gives a “shrimp’s eye view” of an oversized coral reef, is now on display at Keys History & Discovery Center in Islamorada, through   Feb. 28 . This interactive display developed by Mote Marine Laboratory brings the...


    A Florida Keys piratical tale or two

    In the early years of the 19th Century, piracy was still a problem in the West Indies, an area that not only included the islands of the Caribbean, but the waters surrounding the Florida peninsula. 


    Captain Housman v. the people of Key West

    Captain John Jacob Housman’s story altered the history of not only the Florida Keys, but Monroe County. 


    Walking tours coming to Indian Key!

    Indian Key is flush with the kind of history one would expect from these once wilder waters. It might not look like much today, not when driving past the island along the Overseas Highway. However, by 1835 the approximately 11-acre island was home to a hotel, bar and a 9-pin bowling alley. Outside...


    In the Keys, holiday tradition includes boat parades

    Christmas lights on outriggers, Santa's elves and brightly lit deck displays are some of the festive decorations used by captains and skippers to illuminate their boats in the traditional lighted boat parades that take place throughout the Florida Keys during the holiday season. 


    UNWIND May 2014

    Keys Crawl, Gazing the Night Sky, Sand Sculptors Geocaching and more in the May issue of unwind


    Planning a visit to Key West?

    For a good overview of the Florida Keys Environmental treasures, visit the Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center.


    Keys aviation history preserved at Marathon museum

    Not many people remember the name Juan Terry Trippe. But, Keys aviation history begins with Trippe, who got the first government contract to fly mail between the U.S. and Cuba. That Pan Am airmail service began Oct. 18, 1927 when a rented plane dubbed “La Nina” flew the 90 miles ...


    Sanctuary’s info-packed center is free

    Nearly 10 years and $6 million in the making, the Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center is aimed at educating people about the Keys’ unique ecosystem above and beneath the sea.


    Tiny island holds a lot of history

    On Jan. 2, 1908, Henry Flagler began construction of the Florida East Coast Railway. It was Flagler’s dream, one he personally financed with $80 million of his own money, to see the coast of Florida connected by train from Jacksonville to Key West.

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