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06 September 2016

Islamorada Sunrise

A small boat speeds over flat calm waters on way to a day of light-tackle sportfishing off the Florida Keys near Islamorada. Photo by Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau
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06 September 2016

Key West Smathers Beach

Aerial view of Smathers Beach in Key West, Fla. Photo by Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau
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06 September 2016

Key Largo Diving

A diver explores the coral reef in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary off Key Largo, Fla. The reef system in the Keys is the only contiguous coral barrier reef in North America. Photo by Bob Care/Florida Keys News Bureau
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06 September 2016

Keys Seven Mile Bridges

An aerial view of Pigeon Key, a tiny island just west of Marathon, Fla., used as a base camp more than 100 years ago for workers building Henry Flagler's Florida Keys Over-Sea Railroad. The railroad's original Seven Mile Bridge, at left, was transformed into a road for cars in 1938 following the railroad's demise in 1935. A wider bridge, right, for the Florida Keys Overseas Highway was opened in 1982. Photo by Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau
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06 September 2016

Fort Jefferson

Fort Jefferson, a six-sided fort situated in the Dry Tortugas National Park, Fla., is 68 miles west of Key West. 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
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06 September 2016

Islamorada Keys Highway

Vehicular traffic rolls on the Florida Keys Overseas Highway in Islamorada, Fla. The Keys road, with 42 bridges over water is among a selection of U.S. roads that are designated as All-American by the National Scenic Byways program directed by the Federal Highway Administration. Photo by Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau)

BIG PINE & THE LOWER KEYS

For more than 60 years, the region of Big Pine Key and the Lower Keys — from the west end of the Seven Mile Bridge at Sunshine Key, mile marker (MM) 40, to Stock Island at MM 5 — has advocated the responsible use and preservation of the vast natural wonders found there. This focus on the environment has earned the region the title of the Natural Keys.

ISLAMORADA

The fisherman’s paradise known as Islamorada was incorporated as a municipality in January 1998. Now called Islamorada, Village of Islands, the village that measures 20 miles long and, in some places, barely 150 feet wide encompasses Plantation, Windley, Upper and Lower Matecumbe keys.

KEY LARGO

Driving from mainland Florida, visitors to the Florida Keys enter the 125-mile-long subtropical island chain at Key Largo, the longest island in the Keys.