Key West in Monroe County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Navy Days at Fort Jeﬀerson
Dry Tortugas National Park
(upper right) On this concrete pad was one of the coaling facilities that fueled navy ships from 1901 to 1906. During navy occupation, the channel was dredged to accommodate deep-draft vessels in a protected anchorage adjacent to the fort.
(lower right) A few seaplanes were based at Fort Jefferson during World War I to patrol nearby shipping lanes.
Erected by National Park Service, US Department of Interior.
Location. 24° 37.668′ N, 82° 52.404′ W. Marker is in Key West, Florida, in Monroe County. Touch for map. The marker is located on the grounds of Dry Tortugas National Park-Fort Jefferson. Marker is in this post office area: Key West FL 33040, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. In Memory of Dr. Samuel A. Mudd (within shouting distance of this marker); Gunrooms (within shouting distance The Dry Tortugas, Home to a Myriad of Life (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Alfred Goldsboro Mayor (approx. 2.9 miles away).
Also see . . . Dry Tortugas National Park. National Park Service (Submitted on December 7, 2016.)
Categories. • Forts, Castles • War, World I • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on December 8, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 6, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 138 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 6, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.