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Re: fort jefferson

Message from Mike coastal CT

Yes Tom, been there once:

Fort Jefferson is on Dry Tortugas. While the water is amazing, there are lizards running around everywhere, and its 80 F everyday of the year, there are only a limited number of palms/subtropicals. Mostly coconut palms, scrub cactus, and a few Caribbean trees. Otherwise it could pass for a tropical desert! It's VERY dry there. It's a popular place for snorkeling and scuba divers.


Its a small place...this is the whole Island. It can be reached by ferry from Key West. I think (not sure?) there are other islands that make up the Dry Tortugus:


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