Islamorada in Monroe County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Road and Ferry
The first car drove to Key West on Jan. 25 1928 by boarding a ferry here at today's Boy Scout Sea Base and crossing 40 miles of water to No Name Key.
Later the ferry docked at Grassy Key, traveling by road to the west end of today's Marathon. From there a ferry crossed to No Name Key.
It was on the Morning of March 9, 1938 that the daughter of the Cuban Council cut the ribbon opening the road without the ferries by using the widened railway bridges.
A toll booth was erected here to collect $1 for car and driver and 25 cents for each additional passenger. The toll was removed in 1954.
Location. 24° 50.86′ N, 80° 44.586′ W. Marker is in Islamorada, Florida, in Monroe County. Marker is on Overseas Highway, approximately Mile Marker 75, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Across Overseas Highway from Calusa Cove Marina. Just north of Anne's Beach Park and Channel #2. Marker is mounted on a coral rock on the side of the road. Marker is in this post office area: Islamorada FL 33036, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers Site of Camp Three (approx. 0.4 miles away); Triangle of History (approx. 2.9 miles away); Juan Ponce de Leon (approx. 5.1 miles away); Rafters (approx. 5.1 miles away); Spanish Treasure Fleet of 1733 (approx. 5.1 miles away); Florida East Coast Railroad Overseas Extension (approx. 5.1 miles away); Historic Plaque (approx. 5.4 miles away); Tea Table Key (approx. 5.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Islamorada.
Also see . . .
1. Florida Sea Base Boy Scouts of America. (Submitted on May 31, 2015, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida.)
2. History of the Overseas Highway. (Submitted on May 31, 2015, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida.)
Categories. • Bridges & Viaducts • Roads & Vehicles •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida. This page has been viewed 184 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.