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Florida Keys 2014

   

  This winter 2014 visit combined regular Florida Keys sightseeing with a concentrated look at the remnants and legacy of the Key West Extension of Henry Flagler's East Coast Railway.

I drove south from the Miami airport and returned there, retracing steps in my 2010 visit, but seeking out new sights and adventures.  Major destinations were Key Largo, Marathon, and Key West.  A short helicopter ride at Marathon provided unique views not only of that community but of the Keys as a whole.

The bridges and other remains of the Overseas Railway, and insights from the Pigeon Key, Key West, and Islamorada historic sites and museums, are gathered together in a separate section to present a chronological account of this remarkable and transformative undertaking.

The link to the Pictures File is below the Sample Images.  A Map and Table of Contents are provided below that, both in on-screen and in printable forms.

Quick Start:   Florida-Keys-2014.pdf

 

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Sample Images

Here are a few sample images from the picture file.  You can click on these to see larger versions.

 

Key Largo, Florida   Boat Channel, Key Largo, Florida   Whale Harbor, Florida Keys   Florida Keys, looking north from Vaca Key

Key Largo

 

Key Largo Boat Channel

 

Whale Harbor

 

Florida Keys, north from Vaca Key

Seven Miles Bridges, Florida Keys   Swedish Training Barge, Key West, Florida   Sunset Silhouette, Key West, Florida   Florida East Coast train on Long Key Viaduct

Seven Miles Bridges

 

Swedish Training Barque, Key West

 

Key West

 

Long Key Viaduct

 

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Link to Pictures File

You can access the PDF picture file by clicking on the link below.

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114 pages

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 Maps

I flew into and out of Miami but really started and ended my visit to the Keys at Key Largo.  The blue notations on this map are locations of sightseeing images outside of the major cities.

A printable Florida Keys 2014 Maps package includes two maps, the one below and a second noting the locations of siginificant sites for the Key West Extension of the Florida East Coast Railway.

 

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Table of Contents

The Contents table from the picture file is reproduced below.  If you wish a paper copy to target your viewing,
use Florida Keys 2014 Printable Contents.

Florida Keys 2014 Contents

Cover

1

 

 

 

Contents

2

 

 

 

Introduction

3

 

 

 

  Map

4

 

 

 

Part 1.  Sightseeing

 

Part 2.  The Overseas Railroad

76

Welcome to the Keys

5

Henry Flagler

77

Key Largo

6

 

  Keys Map

79

Upper Keys

14

 

Construction

80

Whale Harbor

15

 

Long Key Viaduct

82

Anne's Beach

18

 

Pigeon Key

85

Marathon

20

Seven Mile Bridge

93

Helicopter

24

 

Bahia Honda Bridge

94

Lower Keys

 

Success ... but

95

Seven Mile Bridge

37

Disaster

100

Bahia Honda State Park

39

Vets' Highway Piers

101

Big Pine Key

42

 

Hurricane Memorial

103

Stock Island

43

 

Bankruptcy

105

Key West

44

 

The Overseas Highway

106

America 2 Day Sail

47

 

Legacy

108

Mel Fisher Maritime Museum

55

 

Books

113

Jolly Rover Sunset Sail

67

End

114

 

 

 

 

 

 

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