Saturday, June 28, 2008

This Week on the Island 06/29/2008

'This week on the Island' is written by Doug Bennett and is an update to friends about happenings in Key West last week. Everything is true except for those parts that are lies.----------------------------------------------------------------------------
The picture this week (click to enlarge) is the entrance to Fort Zack and the Truman Waterfront thru Bahama Village. The city of Key West has begun work on the new entrance.

The Weather: Summer. Hot and humid with a chance of rain.

The book this week was ‘Dante’s Inferno’ by Dante Alighieri.

A new restaurant in town, Thai Island, on the Garrison Bight is run by a husband and wife team (she is from Thailand). The husband is a meteorologist and used to work in Barrow, Alaska (the northernmost city in the US). Now he works for the National Weather Service in Key West (the southernmost city in the US). I thought that was interesting.

The ‘Tang-Class’ submarine USS Trout (SS-566), commissioned 1952, has been towed to Brownsville, Texas to be scrapped. It used to sit in the Key West Bight at Trumbo Point.

If you come to Key West by Cruise Ship, you will dock at Mallory Square, Pier B (next to the Weston), or The Outer Mole. The city is thinking about putting in a floating bridge between The Outer Mole and Pier B. This would eliminate the ride on the Conch Train and save the city lots of money. The bridge would be moved out of the way when a ship is not at the outer mole.

For all you Parrot Heads (Jimmy Buffett Fans) out there:

Key West, You have got to love it
'Living the life that others dream'
Doug Bennett
Lat 24.55967N, Long 81.80169W

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