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Captiva in Lee County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

‘Tween Waters Inn

 
 
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By Jay Kravetz, May 27, 2016
1. 'Tween Waters Inn Marker
Inscription. 'Tween Waters Inn was established on Captiva Island by F. Bowman and Grace B. Price in 1931. They started the inn with a single building and expanded it over the next 30 years, adding guest cottages, a marina, and other buildings as they built their remote tourist destination into a favorite winter resort for wealthy northerners. Bowman Price provided guided fishing trips for guests, and Grace Price offered entertainment and dining in the inn’s Old Captiva House. The inn’s visitors included Anne Morrow Lindbergh, wife of famed aviator Charles Lindbergh, who drew inspiration from Captiva for her best-selling book, Gift from the Sea (1955); and J.N. “Ding” Darling, a conservationist and renowned editorial cartoonist who won Pulitzer Prizes in 1924 and 1943. Darling wrote and drew while staying at ‘Tween Waters Inn for seven winter seasons between 1935-36 and 1941-42. He also helped establish the Sanibel National Wildlife Refuge which was named in his honor in 1967. In 1976, ‘Tween Waters Inn was purchased by Rochester Resorts, Inc., which restored its historic cottages for the inn’s continued use as a resort. ‘Tween Waters Inn was listed on the National Register of Historical Places in 2011.
 
Erected 2012 by 'Tween Waters Inn and the Florida Department of State. (Marker Number
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By Jay Kravetz
2. 'Tween Waters Inn Marker
F-734.)
 
Location. 26° 30.616′ N, 82° 11.413′ W. Marker is in Captiva, Florida, in Lee County. Marker is on Captiva Drive 0.1 miles north of Paige Court, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 15951 Captiva Drive, Captiva FL 33924, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mollusks and the Environment (approx. 11.6 miles away); Sanibel & Everglades Restoration (approx. 11.6 miles away); Sea Turtles on Sanibel (approx. 11.6 miles away); Molluscan Reproduction and Egg Case (approx. 11.6 miles away); The Beach is a wild place (approx. 11.6 miles away); Sanibel Lighthouse (approx. 11.6 miles away); Nature's Landlord (approx. 11.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  'Tween Waters Inn. (Submitted on May 31, 2016.)
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
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By Jay Kravetz
3. 'Tween Waters Inn
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 28, 2016, by Jay Kravetz of West Palm Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 305 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 28, 2016, by Jay Kravetz of West Palm Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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