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. The marker is located on the grounds of Dry Tortugas National Park-Fort Jefferson. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Key West FL 33040, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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 Gunrooms (within shouting distance of this marker); 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 •
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 8, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 6, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 178 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 6, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.