Preparing For Issac's visit

By: Keywester, 10:09 PM GMT on August 25, 2012

From The Key West Citizen: Saturday, August 25, 2012 Isaac Visitor Egress Continues in Keys Traffic Flow on U.S. 1 Reported as Smooth BY Special to The CitizenA hurricane warning continues for the Florida Keys and officials continue to urge visitors to leave the region if they have the means to. Their trips to the mainland should be completed by Saturday night, because weather conditions are expected to dramatically deteriorate early Sunday morning. Traffic on the F...

Key West Fun Facts

By: Keywester, 1:39 PM GMT on May 08, 2012

•Key West was once the home of Pulitzer Prize winner Ernest Hemingway. Interesting fact: Nine other Pulitzer Prize winners also lived on Key West. •Key West in the closest point in the continental U.S. to the equator, only 1,700 miles away. •Key West's coral reef is the largest coral reef in North America and the third largest in the world. It also happens to be one of the most fun!•The reef is seven miles off the coast of Key West. It runs 160 miles, from K...

Updated: 1:43 PM GMT on May 08, 2012

A Bit of Key West History

By: Keywester, 5:27 PM GMT on May 05, 2012

Key West is an island in the Straits of Florida on the North American continent at the southernmost tip of the Florida Keys. Key West is home to the Southernmost Point in the Continental United States; the island is about 90 miles (140 km) from Cuba. Key West is politically within the limits of the city of Key West, Monroe County, Florida, United States. The city also occupies nearby islands and portions of nearby islands. The island is about 4 miles (6.4 km) long a...

Updated: 5:39 PM GMT on May 05, 2012

Tar balls NOT from Deepwater Horizon spill

By: Keywester, 1:04 PM GMT on May 18, 2010

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, May 18, 2010 @ 07:50 AMCoast Guard pollution investigators from Sector Key West have responded to a report of 20 tar balls found on the beach at Fort Zachary Taylor State Park in Key West, according to a statement released this morning.Some 5 million gallons of crude has spewed into the Gulf and tar balls have been washing ashore in several states along the coast. Scientists are worried that oil is getting caught in a major ocean current ...

Updated: 4:46 PM GMT on May 19, 2010

The Dry Tortugas

By: Keywester, 2:55 PM GMT on September 24, 2009

Fort Jefferson & The Dry Tortugas At the southernmost tip of the Continental United States lies the island paradise Key West with its own unique charm and laid back lifestyle - Famous for Hemingway, sunset celebrations and much more. However the end of US 1 is just the beginning, let the Dry Tortugas Ferry or the Seaplanes of Key West take you a further 70 miles (112.9km) west of Key West, Florida, out over the emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico to America's most ...

Updated: 5:40 PM GMT on May 05, 2012

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