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Key West Aerial 01

An aerial photo of Key West, Fla., the Southernmost City in the Continental United States and last of the islands in the Florida Keys island chain connected to the South Florida mainland by the Keys Overseas Highway. Photo by Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau

Key West Harbor

An aerial photo of the Key West, Fla., harborfront featuring the red-bricked Key West Art & History Museum at the Custom House. Key West is the Southernmost City in the Continental United States and last connected island to the Florida mainland in the Florida Keys island chain. Photo by Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau

Sunset Celebration 01

Busker Will Soto juggles on a tightrope at the sunset celebration in Key West, Fla. The sunset celebration at Mallory Square is a daily ritual for visitors to this subtropical island at the bottom of the Florida Keys island chain.  Photo by Bob Krist/Florida Keys News Bureau

Sunset Celebration 02

Busker Will Soto walks a tightrope at the sunset celebration in Key West, Fla. The sunset celebration at Mallory Square is a daily ritual for visitors to this subtropical island at the bottom of the Florida Keys island chain.  Photo by Bob Krist/Florida Keys News Bureau

Southernmost Point 01

Kevin Lazarski of Dover, Wisc., photographs his wife, Dina, and sons, Jacob and Jordan, at the Southernmost Point marker in Key West, Fla. The icon is one of the most photographed landmarks in the Florida Keys and delineates the area in Key West as the southernmost point in the continental United States. Photo by Rob O'Neal/Florida Keys News Bureau

Dry Tortugas National Park 01

Fort Jefferson, a six-sided fort situated in the Dry Tortugas National Park, Fla., 68 miles west of Key West, seen in this picture shot Thursday, July 1, 2004. Nicknamed "Gibraltor of the Gulf of Mexico," the 150-year-old fort was never fully completed and never fired upon. During the Civil War, Fort Jefferson served as a Union military prison whose most famous prisoner was Dr. Samuel Mudd, convicted of complicity in Abraham Lincoln's assassination. (Photo by Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau)

Key West Eco Discovery Center

Andy Olday, left, hoists his daughter Emilia, so she can view a video screen on an underwater camera at the Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center  in Key West, Fla. Through a series of interactive exhibits, the $6 million Eco-Discovery Center showcases the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary's environment. Photo by Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau

Key West Little White House

Visitors stroll outside the Harry S Truman Little White House Museum in Key West, Fla.  In 1946, Truman began visiting the island for rest and relaxation and returned for 175 days during his presidency. Photo by Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau

Key West Southernmost House 01

The Southernmost House is both a historic inn and a museum in Key West, Fla.  It was built  in 1896 at a cost of $250,000. A $3 million restoration turned it into a 13-room hotel, with a museum on the first floor. Photo by Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau

Key West Southernmost House 02

The Southernmost House is both a historic inn and a museum in Key West, Fla.  It was built  in 1896 at a cost of $250,000. A $3 million restoration turned it into a 13-room hotel, with a museum on the first floor. Photo by Rob O'Neal/Florida Keys News Bureau

Conch Train

Visitors in Key West, Fla., ride the Conch Tour Train as it passes in front of Sloppy Joe's Bar, former watering hole of author Ernest Hemingway. The faux train and Old Town Trolley are two of the island's primary motorized tour operations. Key West is the southernmost city in the continental United States.  Photo by Bob Krist/Florida Keys News Bureau

Blue Heaven

A bicyclist, followed by his dog, pedals past the Blue Heaven restaurant in Key West, Fla. In the 1930s, author Ernest Hemingway officiated boxing matches at Blue Heaven that is situated in Key West's historic Bahama Village. Photo by Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau

Key Lime Pie

A slice of Key lime pie is ready to be consumed at an eatery in Key West, Fla. The signature dessert of the Florida Keys' culinary experience is Key Lime pie. The pie filling's yellow color always proves its authenticity and its taste is an unique blend of sweetness and tartness.  Photo by Bob Krist/Florida Keys News Bureau

Smathers Beach

Aerial view of Smathers Beach in Key West, Fla. Photo by Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau

2014 Vandenberg Wreck 03

Divers deploy an American flag on the artificial reef USNS General Hoyt S. Vandenberg Sunday, May 25, 2014, about seven miles off Key West, Fla. The flag not only pays a Memorial Day tribute to the men who served on the Vandenberg between 1943 and 1983, but also marks the 5th anniversary of the vessel's May 27, 2009, scuttling in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary as an artificial reef. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Joe Berg/Florida Keys News Bureau, HO)

2017 First Cruise Ship Arrival After Hurricane Irma 05

Cruise ship tourists walk past Sloppy Joe's Bar Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, in Key West, Fla. The arrival of Royal Caribbean's Empress of the Seas arrival was the first time a cruise ship has docked in Key West since prior to Hurricane Irma's passage through the Florida Keys. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Rob O'Neal/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

Soto Sunset Celebration

Will Soto performs a juggling and high-wire act at the Sunset Celebration in Key West, Fla. Soto has been entertaining for over 30 years at the nightly celebration in Mallory Square that draws crowds of people to watch buskers perform, browse vendors wares and applaud as the sun sinks below the horizon beyond Key West Harbor. Photo by Rob O'Neal/Florida Keys News Bureau.

Keys Flash Fiction Studios

The winner of the Florida Keys Flash Fiction literary contest is to receive a 21-night stay at one of The Studios of Key WestÕs residency cottages in historic Old Town Key West, like the one pictured here. The non-profit cultural organization is a multidisciplinary presenter, arts center, and artist residency provider. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Studios of Key West)

HemingwayHomeEntrance

Visitors stroll on the entrance path of the Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum in Key West, Fla., Monday, Jan. 6, 2016. A facet of the prize for the winner of the Florida Keys Flash Fiction literary contest is the opportunity to spend up to 10 days writing in the same study that Hemingway utilized when he lived and wrote at the house in the 1930s. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Rob O'Neal/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

Keys Flash Fiction 01

A cat sits on a writing table once used by Ernest Hemingway in the author's studio Monday, Jan. 4, 2016, at the Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum in Key West, Fla. The prize for the winner of the Florida Keys Flash Fiction literary contest is to include the opportunity to spend up to 10 days writing in the study. Hemingway lived in Key West throughout most of the 1930s. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Rob O'Neal/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

Keys Flash Fiction Logo

Official logo for the Florida Keys Flash Fiction Contest being staged Jan. 7, 2016, to March 31, 2016.

Southernmost Point 02

A family poses for a photograph at the Southernmost Point marker in Key West, Fla., one of the most photographed icons in the Florida Keys. The concrete buoy, which commemorates the southernmost spot of land in the continental United States, is painted with letters proclaiming that it stands 90 miles from Cuba and more than 150 miles from Miami. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. Photo by Laurence Norah/Florida Keys News Bureau

Captain Tony's Saloon

People gather outside Captain Tony’s Saloon in Key West, Fla. The famous watering hole was the first home of Sloppy Joe’s Bar, where author Ernest Hemingway spent time when he lived and wrote in 1930s Key West. The building that houses the saloon dates back to 1851 and originally served as an icehouse that also doubled as a morgue. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. Photo by Laurence Norah/Florida Keys News Bureau

Key West Seaplane Aerial

An aerial photo of the waters surrounding Key West, Fla., which are protected by the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. The sanctuary includes a 2,900-square-nautical-mile area surrounding the entire Keys island chain and encompassing the continental United States’ only living coral barrier reef. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. Photo by Laurence Norah/Florida Keys News Bureau

Key West Aerial 02

An aerial photo of Key West, Fla., the southernmost city in the continental United States and last of the islands in the Florida Keys island chain. Key West lies 90 miles from Havana, Cuba, but more than 150 miles from Miami. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. Photo by Laurence Norah/Florida Keys News Bureau

Hemingway Home Exterior

Visitors explore the Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum in Key West, Fla. Winner of both the Nobel and Pulitzer prizes, the legendary author lived in the Spanish colonial villa with his second wife Pauline and their two children from 1931 to December 1939. Hemingway wrote many of his best-known works in the second-story writing studio, and the grounds are still inhabited by descendants of his six-toed cat. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. Photo by Laurence Norah/Florida Keys News Bureau

Dry Tortugas Aerial

An aerial photo of Fort Jefferson in Dry Tortugas National Park, situated 70 miles west of Key West. The unspoiled Dry Tortugas area, covering 100 square miles in the Gulf of Mexico, comprises one of America’s most remote national parks. Accessible to the public only by boat or seaplane, it is home to rare migratory birds and a wealth of marine life. The park’s awe-inspiring centerpiece is Civil War–era Fort Jefferson, sometimes called the Gibraltar of the Gulf. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. Photo by Laurence Norah/Florida Keys News Bureau