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Islamorada: Purple Islands

Photo by Frank Saccente

Like clockwork, I begin to question my sanity the day we begin to get ready for the trip. In addition to taking what we need to transplant our lives from New Jersey to the Florida Keys for 10 weeks each …

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How Toilet Seat Cut in Islamorada Came to Be

Toilet Seat Cut

Toilet Seat Cut, a bona fide tourist attraction, is in the waters of Florida Bay around mile marker 90 in Islamorada. About 250 decorated toilet seats line a 60-feet-wide manmade channel near mangrove islands and seagrass flats enabling boat travel …

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Sunset Key Cottages: Key West Luxury Getaway

Key West Luxury Getaway:Photo courtesy of Sunset Key Cottages Resort

The Florida Keys is a worthy destination for any boater, having plenty to offer those seeking adventure, relaxation or both. A boating mecca, the Keys provide anchorages, marinas and boater friendly hotels that offer dockage and a respite from an …

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Hauling Out Catamarans in South Florida – Part II

Hauling Out Catamarans South Florida: Courtesy of Catamaran Boatyard

Strictly Sail Miami, this past February, was a catamaran enthusiasts’ dream. Production, semi-custom and custom cruising cats lined the docks at Bayside in Miami. All those multihulls shared a common need; sooner or later they will have to be hauled …

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Dolphin Tournament

Winning Angler Walter Harrell. Courtesy of Big Pine & Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce

The Big Pine & Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce 22nd Annual Dolphin Tournament, held at the Sugarloaf KOA June 5 – 7, had 46 boats participating. The winning boat was Tampa-based Mama Money with angler Walter Harrell taking the top …

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