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Vieques, Puerto Rico: The New Florida Keys?

Posted on April 20 2007

Noting Lefty Kreh’s remembrances of the old days in the Florida Keys on MidCurrent, Greg Breining’s New York Times article on Isla Vieques traces the many similarities between the island that sits off of the east end of Puerto Rico and the Florida Keys of yore: namely plenty of fish and no fishing pressure. “We were searching for the spirit of the Florida Keys of a half-century ago — before the crowds, before the fast boats, before the sophisticated tackle and the high expectations — a place that exists these days only in Francis Golden watercolors and in the imagination.” Another parallel not mentioned by the author: parts of the Florida Keys were also once used as a bombing range.

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