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Key West Cemetery

We dinghied into town on Thursday to visit our boating friends Charlie and Linda, on Freedom’s Turn, at their slip in one of the downtown marinas. We were with them last at Tarpon Springs in December before they flew home for the holidays. Today we decided to do a walking tour with Charlie and Linda to the historic Key West Cemetery only five blocks away from their marina. The cemetery is located on the highest point on the island and even at that the graves are mostly above ground. Established in 1847 for a cost of $400 after a disastrous hurricane destroyed the original cemetery in 1846.

Later, we saw a small house on a postage stamp sized lot for sale on the way back to the marina for $750,000. It was not much of a house but it makes us pause to think that real estate in Key West must have been a good investment.


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  1. Looks like you’re having fun! I, too, love taking pics of cemeteries. That one, I TOLD YOU I WAS SICK, is hilarious.

    I remember when I was in Key West I rented a bike and rode to this little church that had a shrine outside, with a plaque that read something along the lines of, “While this shrine remains, Key West will never fell the full brunt of a hurricane.” I loved how they specified “full brunt.” Nice loophole.

    I love the Keys. Have a Cuban sandwich and a beer for me!

    Freezing in Chicago,


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