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Cape Florida (Key Biscayne)

Cape Florida (Key Biscayne)

Characteristics

Description

The
Cape
Florida lighthouse is one of the most celebrated landmarks owned by the State of Florida.
The original lighthouse and cottage, built in 1825, were attacked and burned in 1836 by Seminole warriors protesting
U.S. presence in the South
Florida wilderness and resisting deportation from Florida to the West.
When the lighthouse was rebuilt in 1855-1856, it was extended from 65 feet to its present height, and wooden stairs were replaced with 119 spiraling iron steps to the top.
18/04/2012
Update
JB
Cape Florida (Key Biscayne)
5/04/2010
Update
Joëlle
An abandoned lighthouse is on Cape Florida, the southern point of Key Biscayne. The lighthouse rises on the southernmost tip of Key Biscayne overlooking the rest of the more than 500-acre Bill Baggs State Park.
Many tall apartment hotels on the easterly side of Key Biscayne are also prominent.
5/04/2010
Update
bjvlb
Un phare abandonné se trouve sur le cap de la Floride, la pointe S de Key Biscayne. Le phare se dresse sur la pointe S de Key Biscayne donnant sur les plus de 500 acres Bill Baggs State Park.
De nombreux hôtels-appartements tout en hauteur, sur le côté E de Key Biscayne sont également proéminents.
18/04/2012
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JB
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Sites around Cape Florida (Key Biscayne)
Flying distances - Direct line

Elliot Key (Florida)

13nm
191°
Elliott Key is the northernmost of the true Florida
Keys (those 'keys' which are ancient coral reefs lifted above the present sea level), and the largest key north of Key
Largo. It is located entirely within Biscayne National Park.
It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to ...
18 Apr 10

Key Biscayne (Miami)

2nm
348°
Key Biscayne is an island located in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States, between the Atlantic Ocean and Biscayne
Bay. It is the southernmost of the barrier islands along the Atlantic coast of Florida, and lies south of Miami Beach and southeast of Miami. The Key is connected ...
18 Apr 12

Miami Beach (Florida)

10nm
Miami Beach occupies the barrier beach that separates the ocean from the upper part of Biscayne Bay and is also an important yachting center. A number of causeways, with bridges over the channels, form good highway connections with Miami and the mainland communities.
The city is ...
8 Apr 10

Cape Florida Anchorage (Key Biscayne)

0.3nm
260°
Cape Florida Anchorage, with depths of 12 to 20 feet, is about 300 yards westward of the south end of Cape Florida with the lighthouse tower bearing northward of 069°. This is a poor anchorage with southerly winds.
18 Apr 12

No Name Harbor (Key Biscayne)

0.6nm
327°
Located on the waters of the tadpole-shaped harbor, which indents the westerly banks of south Key Biscayne, near
Cape Florida.The minimum depth is 10 feet and the shelter is excellent.
There is an overnight anchorage fee of $15.00, and a day use fee of $2.00.
It will be necessary ...
18 Apr 12

Biscayne Channel (Biscayne Key)

1.1nm
225°
Biscayne Channel leads through the shoals south of Cape Florida into Biscayne Bay. It is partially dredged, but the channel has shoaled. In April 1983, the reported controlling depth was 5 feet.
The channel is marked by lights and daybeacons. Craft whose draft is close to the limiting ...
5 Apr 10

Key Biscayne Yacht Club (Key Biscayne)

2.1nm
339°
Located South of West Point, on the western shores of Key Biscayne.Tel: (305) 361 9171
Fax: (305) 361 9209
Mail: receptionist@kbyc.org100 slips (<60')
Minimum depth: 10 foot
18 Apr 12

Crandon Park Marina (Key Biscayne)

3.5nm
359°
Crandon
Park Marina is on Key Biscayne lies on the eastern coast of Florida in the south of the USA. It is a Dade County Municipal Marina and lies in the 900 acre Crandon Park. The facility combines slips & moorings.
Crandon Park Marina lies on the northern end of Key Biscayne, ...
18 Apr 12

Norris Cut (Miami)

5.4nm
Norris Cut is a shallow inlet just south of the Main Channel to Miami Harbor between Fisher Island and
Virginia Key. A prominent stack and tanks are near the center of Virginia Key.
5 Apr 10

Rickenbacker Marina (Miami)

4.9nm
346°
Nestled in the heart of Biscayne Bay, on
the north side of Rickenbacker Causeway,
Rickenbacker Marina's location is an
ideal berth for any boater.200 slips (<100')
Tel: (305)
361-1900 
Fax 
(305) 361-2036
Mail: ...
13 Apr 10

Star Island anchorage (Miami)

6.6nm
Star Island anchorage is located off the Miami Beach Channel, between the eastern tip of Palm Island and the western shores of Star Island.
Minimum Depth: 6-feet
Good shelter, in all but strong northern winds.
7 Apr 10

Palm Island anchorage (Miami)

6.6nm
358°
Located off the Miami Beach Channel, on the waters lying between the southern shores of Palm Island and Mac Arthur
Causeway.Minimum
Depth: 6 feet
Excellent shelter in all but very strong western winds.
7 Apr 10
Local Area

Key Biscayne (Miami)

Key Biscayne is an island located in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States, between the Atlantic Ocean and Biscayne
Bay. It is the southernmost of the barrier islands along the Atlantic coast of Florida, and lies south of Miami Beach and southeast of Miami. The Key is connected ...
18 Apr 12

Conty seat of Miami (Florida)

Miami is a major city located on the Atlantic coast in southeastern Florida. Miami is the county seat of Miami-Dade County, (which includes Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties), the most populous county in Florida. It is the principal city and the center of the South Florida ...
30 Apr 10

East Florida

To the southeast United States of America, the Florida peninsula extends into the S on a journey of 600 km, with an average width of 165 km.
In N, it is continued by the Atlantic coastal plain of Georgia. The southern part of the peninsula is bathed by the warm waters of the Gulf ...
26 Jan 16

US - East coast

There are three basic climate regions on the East Coast from north to south. The region from northern Maine south to about central Connecticut has a continental climate, with warm summers and long, cold and snowy winters. The region from southern Connecticut south to about the Virginia ...
27 Aug 15

NW Atlantic Ocean

Entre le Groenland et la mer du Nord, l'Atlantique est séparé de l'Océan Arctique par le seuil de Wyville-, zone relativement peu profonde (entre 300 et 1250 m) et de laquelle émerge l'Islande.
Au Nord, c'est-à-dire déjà dans l'océan Arctique, on trouve le bassin de Norvège, ...
19 Mar 15
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