• History

Marathon: The Middle Keys


Author: Laura Albritton and Jerry Wilkinson
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1467117390
Category: History
Page: 128
View: 5488
The Middle Keys have experienced a fascinating history, from the time when wreckers plied the Florida Reef to the days of Henry Flagler's audacious overseas railroad. Once the Overseas Highway opened, travelers could reach Marathon by car and tourism boomed. As more people settled in Marathon, the community grew and flourished. The majesty of the Middle Keys' two Seven Mile Bridges has inspired postcards, paintings, and even movie scenes. Local institutions like the Dolphin Research Center and the Turtle Hospital have also garnered a host of fans. Images of America: Marathon: The Middle Keys captures the story of these unique islands and their rich photographic legacy.

    • Photography

Marathon

The Middle Keys
Author: Laura Albritton,Jerry Wilkinson
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1439658838
Category: Photography
Page: 128
View: 2884
The Middle Keys have experienced a fascinating history, from the time when wreckers plied the Florida Reef to the days of Henry Flagler’s audacious overseas railroad. Once the Overseas Highway opened, travelers could reach Marathon by car and tourism boomed. As more people settled in Marathon, the community grew and flourished. The majesty of the Middle Keys’ two Seven Mile Bridges has inspired postcards, paintings, and even movie scenes. Local institutions like the Dolphin Research Center and the Turtle Hospital have also garnered a host of fans. Images of America: Marathon: The Middle Keys captures the story of these unique islands and their rich photographic legacy.

    • History

Marathon: The Middle Keys


Author: Laura Albritton and Jerry Wilkinson, Foreword by Tom Hambright
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1467124362
Category: History
Page: 15
View: 9316

    • Travel

Fodor's In Focus Florida Keys

with Key West, Marathon & Key Largo
Author: Fodor's Travel Guides
Publisher: Fodor's Travel
ISBN: 0147546753
Category: Travel
Page: 192
View: 7581
Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for more than 80 years. A slender necklace of landfalls off the southern tip of Florida, the Florida Keys are nirvana for anglers, divers, literature lovers, and Jimmy Buffet wannabes. The favorite of many travelers--and the biggest tourist draw--is Key West, the southernmost point in the continental United States, known for its sometimes raucous nightlife and sunset celebrations. But the other keys have their own unique atmosphere--from the diving capital Key Largo, to the beautiful beaches of Bahia Honda, to exclusive (and expensive) Little Palm Island. This travel guide includes: · Dozens of maps · An 8-page color insert with a brief introduction and spectacular photos that capture the top experiences and attractions throughout the Keys. · Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks · Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path · Coverage of The Upper Keys, Key Largo, The Middle Keys, Islamorado, Marathon, Little Torch Key, The Lower Keys and Key West Planning to visit more of Florida? Check out Fodor's state-wide travel guide to Florida.

Seasons on the Flats


Author: Bill Horn
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 0811748898
Category:
Page: N.A
View: 9015
Migrations of fish, rise and fall of tides, and weather changes through the year in the Keys.

    • History

Key West and the Florida Keys


Author: Lynn M. Homan,Thomas Reilly
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738542966
Category: History
Page: 128
View: 6825
This collection of postcards captures a trip along that magical ribbon of road from the Florida mainland to the "Southernmost City" of Key West and makes for an unforgettable journey.

    • Photography

Life Along the Apalachicola River


Author: Jim McClellan
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1625853017
Category: Photography
Page: 112
View: 5246
In the Apalachicola River Valley, outdoor adventure is a way of life. It's a culture of fishing, hunting and everything in between, but this culture is fading as overdevelopment upstream dries up the region's natural resources. These narratives are part of an effort to capture the memories and keep those traditions alive. The quirky stories include calling a gator to a creek bank, exploring the origin of "Polehenge" and understanding just what makes Catawba worms so special. Learn the basics of frog gigging and ponder how many fish make a "mess." Author and Florida native Jim McClellan revives local stories from the banks of the Big River and preserves the allure of this fading swamp paradise.


Cruising the Florida Keys


Author: N.A
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
ISBN: 9781455603206
Category:
Page: N.A
View: 5552

    • History

The Florida Keys

True Stories of the Perilous Straits
Author: John Viele
Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc
ISBN: 1561641790
Category: History
Page: 178
View: 5291
Today, on the Keys between Key West and the mainland, some forty thousand residents and thousands of visitors fish, swim, sail and dive int he crystal clear waters off a tropical reef; relax in the sun adn cooling trade wind breezes; and sleep in the air-conditioned comfort of their homes and hotel rooms. On these same islands, as short a time as eighty years ago, fewer than three hundred inhabitants tried to eke out a living without benefit of electricity, running water, radios, or telephones. The stories of these hard pioneers and their predecessors, as far back as the Native Americans who lived on the Keys at least one thousand years ago, are told, many for the first time, in this book.

    • Sports & Recreation

Fishing Key West and the Lower Keys


Author: David Conway
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780813032948
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 288
View: 7628
Whether you're a beginner or an experienced professional, this saltwater fishing guide provides all the information necessary to successfully fish the waters surrounding the Lower Keys, including the near-shore Atlantic, the reef and the blue water, the nearby Gulf of Mexico, and the flats and channels around the backcountry keys.

    • Fiction

The Ancient Nine

A Novel
Author: Ian Smith, M.D.
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1250182409
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
View: 4918
"Pulls you into the depths of a secret world from the first page. Ian Smith’s novel is unmissable." —Harlan Coben, author of Missing You Cambridge, Massachusetts, Fall 1988 Spenser Collins An unlikely Harvard prospect, smart and athletic, strapped for cash, determined to succeed. Calls his mother—who raised him on her own in Chicago—every week. Dalton Winthrop A white-shoe legacy at Harvard, he's just the most recent in a string of moneyed, privileged Winthrop men in Cambridge. He's got the ease—and the deep knowledge—that come from belonging. These two find enough common ground to become friends, cementing their bond when Spenser is "punched" to join the Delphic Club, one of the most exclusive of Harvard's famous all-male final clubs. Founded in the nineteenth century, the Delphic has had titans of industry, Hollywood legends, heads of state, and power brokers among its members. Dalton Winthrop knows firsthand that the Delphic doesn't offer memberships to just anyone. His great-uncle is one of their oldest living members, and Dalton grew up on stories of the club's rituals. But why is his uncle so cryptic about the Ancient Nine, a shadowy group of alums whose identities are unknown and whose power is absolute? They protect the Delphic's darkest and oldest secrets—including what happened to a student who sneaked into the club's stately brick mansion in 1927 and was never seen again. Dalton steers Spenser into deeper and deeper recesses of the club, and beyond, to try to make sense of what they think they may be seeing. But with each scrap of information they get from an octogenarian Crimson graduate, a crumbling newspaper in the library's archives, or one of Harvard's most famous and heavily guarded historical books, a fresh complication trips them up. The more the friends investigate, the more questions they unearth, tangling the story of the club, the disappearance, and the Ancient Nine, until they realize their own lives are in danger.

    • Travel

Moon Florida Keys


Author: Laura Martone
Publisher: Moon Travel
ISBN: 1612388671
Category: Travel
Page: 375
View: 9977
World traveler Laura Martone shares the best ways to experience the Florida Keys, from diving the fascinating underwater coral reefs and shipwrecks of Key Largo to hiking and camping in the less touristy Middle Keys. Martone offers unique trip ideas for a variety of travelers, including Historic Architecture, Underwater Journey, and Romantic Key West Getaway. Complete with information on taking trolley tours, swimming with dolphins, and attending festivals like the Key Largo Pirates Fest, Moon Florida Keys gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience. Coverage includes: Miami and the Everglades Key Largo Islamorada Marathon and the Middle Keys Big Pine and the Lower Keys Key West

    • Cooking

Keys Cuisine

Flavors of the Florida Keys
Author: Linda Gassenheimer
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
ISBN: 9780871135407
Category: Cooking
Page: 254
View: 4171
Describes the unique cuisine of the Florida Keys, and shares recipes for snacks, soups, fish, seafood, poultry, meat, salads, side dishes, and desserts

    • Travel

Florida Keys & Everglades Travel Adventures


Author: Bruce Morris
Publisher: Hunter Publishing, Inc
ISBN: 1588435598
Category: Travel
Page: 303
View: 9704
As a boy growing up in Miami, the author fell in love with the beauty of the Keys and the Everglades wilderness. Color photos and maps throughout. The Florida Keys attract visitors from all over the world. They are renowned for their pristine waters, great snorkeling and diving, superb sportfishing and the laid-back ambiance. Previous editions of this guide have always been top sellers. Scuba diving, sailing, fishing, windsurfing, nature hikes, airboat rides, historic sites, music festivals, art galleries, shopping--the author details them all. Where to get the best key lime pie, the best seafood, homemade jams and other treats--it's all here. Accommodations range from luxury resorts to small family B&Bs and campgrounds. Like other Travel Adventure Guides, this shows you how to experience the destination more intensely and directly than most travelers know how to do--getting out of the taxi or the rental car and seeing the place close-up, through walks, bike rides, horseback excursions, culinary adventures, interacting with the people.

    • Nature

Birds of the Florida Keys

A Guide to Common and Notable Species
Author: Larry Manfredi,Quick Reference Publishing
Publisher: Quick Reference Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9780982490549
Category: Nature
Page: 12
View: 8937
Birds of the Florida Keys covers the Florida Keys from Key Largo all of the way south to Key West. This waterproof guide beautifully illustrates 122 species of birds found in the Florida Keys. Mangrove Cuckoo, Black-whiskered Vireo, Gray Kingbird, Antillean Nighthawk, Short-tailed Hawk, White-crowned Pigeon are some of the specialties included in this guide. This pocket-sized guide features color photos in a side-by-side format that makes it ideal for field use. It includes common and scientific names, length and wing span and season when these birds can be seen. Nature enthusiasts of all ages will enjoy using this guide.

    • Travel

Fodor's In Focus Florida Keys


Author: Fodor's
Publisher: Fodor's Travel
ISBN: 0891419381
Category: Travel
Page: 208
View: 5660
A slender necklace of landfalls off the southern tip of Florida, the Florida Keys are nirvana for anglers, divers, literature lovers, and Jimmy Buffet wannabes. The favorite of many travelers—and the biggest tourist draw—is Key West, the southernmost landfall in the continental United States, known for its sometimes raucous nightlife and sunset celebrations. But the other keys have their own unique atmosphere—from the diving capital Key Largo, to the beautiful beaches of Bahia Hondo, to exclusive (and expensive) Little Palm Island. Competitive Advantage: With comprehensive coverage of every major key—divided into Upper, Middle, and Lower keys—this guide is the best choice for travelers who want a comprehensive overview of what the Florida Keys have to offer. New Coverage: New restaurants, hotels, shops, nightlife options, and sports outfitters have been added throughout the guide. Indispensable Trip Planning Tools: A planner gives useful, practical overviews of important information. A wide-ranging feature on the top experiences in the Florida Keys helps travelers plan the perfect vacation. Discerning Recommendations: Fodor’s InFocus Florida Keys ebook offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodor’s Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. “Word of Mouth” quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights.

    • Transportation

Florida's Great Ocean Railway


Author: Dan Gallagher
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 156164756X
Category: Transportation
Page: 208
View: 3035
The building of Henry Flagler's Florida East Coast Railway extension over water to Key West from 1905 to 1916 was s triumph of engineering and logistics. The Keys were remote and with little means of communication. The massive amounts of materials had to be moved with steam power. This book tells the story of the planners and their plan and its execution. It has 250 old photos, most of which have never been published before.

    • Technology & Engineering

The Blue Angels


Author: Maureen Smith Keillor,Evelyn L. Wheeler
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1439659354
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 96
View: 4099
Every year, more than 11 million people attend air shows that feature the Blue Angels, who call Pensacola, Florida, their home. The Navy’s Flight Demonstration Team, with its six gleaming blue-and-gold F/A-18 Hornets, never fails to thrill the crowds. Flying from heights of over 15,000 feet and dropping as low as 50 feet, the shows are nonstop, high-energy, heart-stopping excitement. The Blue Angels were established in 1946 by Adm. Chester W. Nimitz to “showcase the pride and professionalism of the United States Navy and Marine Corps by inspiring a culture of excellence and service to country through flight demonstrations and community outreach.” The Blue Angels pilots and flight crew visit 50,000 people a year in schools, hospitals, and other community events, in addition to performing for those who attend their air shows.

    • History

Key West's Duval Street


Author: Laura Albritton and Jerry Wilkinson
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1467126853
Category: History
Page: 128
View: 2885
Duval Street, the pulsing heart of historic Key West, is one of the most legendary avenues in the United States. Stretching from the Atlantic Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico, this iconic thoroughfare has seen everyone from Ulysses S. Grant to Ernest Hemingway. Collecting remarkable archival photographs, Images of America: Key West's Duval Street features famous buildings such as Key West's Oldest House, St. Paul's Church, the Southernmost House, the Strand Theater, the San Carlos Institute, and La Concha Hotel, along with fabled bars like Sloppy Joe's and the Bull & Whistle. This book celebrates the irrepressible spirit and heritage of a much-beloved American destination.