A satellite view shows the Carysfort Reef Light, just right of center, surrounded by an abundance of coral on a broad reef tract.
OFF KEY LARGO While thousands of reefs grow in the turquoise waters encompassing the Florida Keys, Carysfort Reef is the single most dangerous tract of coral in the chain.
Posted: Friday, April 06, 2012 12:00 AM EDT
On Jan. 2, 1908, Henry Flagler began construction of the Florida East Coast Railway. It was Flaglers 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.
Posted: Friday, May 11, 2012 12:00 AM EDT
To the uninitiated it looks like a toy. Twelve feet of purple formed plastic, pointed at both ends with a dip in the middle and a hatch both front and rear. But to those who know, that 60-pound piece of plastic is the pure, distilled essence of freedom in the Florida Keys.
Posted: Friday, April 06, 2012 12:10 AM EDT
Guests at Key Largos Kona Kai Resort and Gallery, 97802 Overseas Highway, can enjoy complimentary self-guided tours through the propertys new botanic gardens -- one of the first ethnobotanic gardens in the southeast United States.
Posted: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 03:39 PM EDT
More Florida Keys hotels are " going green " these days, spurred on both by the benefits to their bottom line and the warm reception it gets from the guests who travel to our island paradise.
Posted: Friday, April 22, 2011 11:00 AM EDT
'Ultimate Guide to Florida Nature'
The Florida Keys hold a prominent place in a new iPhone application from the Audubon Guide series.
Posted - Saturday, April 24, 2010 02:25 PM EDT
Western Union plying Keys waters again
The last tall ship assembled in Key West, the historic Schooner Western Union, has resumed passenger excursions following a two-year, $1 million renovation.
Posted - Tuesday, May 17, 2011 03:36 PM EDT
ISLAMORADABike tour captures village's roots
A bicycle tour of historic Islamorada covers just a three-mile stretch of U.S. 1 but spans centuries of island history and lore.
Posted - Sunday, November 15, 2009 12:18 PM EST
Robbie’s treasures the funky, fun Keys
The dockside shack at Robbie's, where visitors pass through to view and feed the hungry tarpon.
As you walk into Robbie’s Marina in Islamorada on a sunny Saturday, you’ll feel like you’ve taken a step back to a simpler Keys time.
Posted - Friday, January 15, 2010 02:30 PM EST
DOLPHIN RESEARCH CENTERSprayground uses reclaimed rainwater
A new water recreation area is open at the Dolphin Research Center, a nonprofit marine mammal research and education facility at mile marker 59 in Marathon.
Posted - Saturday, May 14, 2011 03:31 PM EDT