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Indian Key (Florida Keys)

Indian Key (Florida Keys)

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Description

Indian Key was an unincorporated community in Monroe County, Florida, United States. It was located in the upper Florida
Key. It is currently a ghost town.
Indian Key is located about 3/4 of a mile in a southeasterly direction from the north shore of Lower Matecumbe Key.
Only slightly more than 10 acres in size and separated from the Overseas
Highway by open water, it hardly looks like a place of historic significance of Florida Keys.

Indian Key should be approached from its Southern, Hawk channel side. Shoals envelop the island to the N, and a bank of shallows shelves out from both the eastern and western banks as well.
The visitors'dock is perched off the southerly tip of Indian Key. It is rather small, and most of the space here is given over to a hour boat, which brings visitors to the park from Lower Matecumbe Key. It would be far better for captain and crew of most cruisingsized craft to dinhy in to the dock.
23/03/2010
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Joëlle
Indian Key  (Florida Keys)
Indian Key (Florida Keys)
22/03/2010
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Joëlle
Indian
Key est une communauté non constituée en société dans le comté de Monroe, Floride, États-Unis. Elle était située dans l'île du haut en Floride. C'est actuellement une ville fantôme.
Indian Key est située à environ 3/4 de mile au SE de la côte N de Lower Matecumbe key.
D'une taille d'environ 4047 m² et séparée de l'autoroute qui se trouve au-dessus de la mer par la haute mer, elle a une place significative dans l'histoire des keys de Floride.

Indian Key peut être approché par le côté S de Hawk Channel. Des hauts-fonds entourent l'île au N, et un banc de hauts-fonds bordent la rive orientale et occidentale.
L'appontement des visiteurs est perché au large de la pointe S d'Indian Key. Il est assez petit et la plupart de l'espace est réservé pour une heure au bateau qui amène les visiteurs au parc depuis Lower Matecumbe Key. Il est conseillé aux plaisanciers de venir à l'appontement en annexe.

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Indian Key (Florida Keys)
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Sites around Indian Key (Florida Keys)
Flying distances - Direct line

Long Key (ou Rattlesnake key) (Florida Keys)

6.4nm
247°
Long Key was called Cayo Vivora (Rattlesnake Key) by early Spanish explorers, a reference to the shape of the island, which resembles a snake with its jaws open, rather than to its denizens.
In the early 20th century, Long
Key was the site of a luxurious fishing resort that ...
5 Apr 10

Lower Matecumbe Key (Florida Keys)

2.3nm
249°
The island lies to the southwest of Upper Matecumbe Key, and to the northeast of Craig
Key.
All of the key is within the Village of Islamorada as of November 4, 1997, when it was incorporated.
This key is the site of a number of Indian mounds and middens, most of which were ...
22 Mar 10

Key Vaca (Florida Keys)

23nm
245°
Key Vaca is an island in the middle Florida
Keys, located entirely within the borders of the city of Marathon, Florida. It is often incorrectly identified as
"Marathon Key."Key Vaca is located between Fat
Deer Key and Knight's Key. Key Vaca is also connected via bridge to ...
22 Mar 10

Indian key anchorage (Florifa Keys)

0.1nm
238°
We can pull dinghy ashore or wade ashore for self guided tour of Island.
We used the East side of the
Island to dinghy in, wade the last few yards, and tie up to a bench or tree. There is a mooring consisting of  3-5 buoys off Indian Key's SE shores.
If any are ...
23 Mar 10

Robbie's Marina (Lower Matecumbe Key)

0.7nm
287°
Just N of the 10 foot span, Robbie's Marina overlooks the western flank of Lignumvitae Channel. A large shoal separate this facility's docks from the channel. This hazard is indicated by a series of floats on a rope. To safety access the marina, you must cruise either south or north ...
23 Mar 10

Lignumvitae Key (Florida Keys)

1.9nm
319°
Lignumvitae Key is an island in the upper Florida
Keys. It is located due north of, and less than one mile from the easternmost tip of Lower Matecumbe Key.
The island has the Keys' highest point above sea level of 19 feet (5.8 m), which beats the island of Key West's
Solares ...
23 Mar 10

Shell Key (Florida Keys)

2.7nm
14°
Shell Key is a large, all-natual body of land that is found S of the ICW's unlighted daybeacon #91. It also lies near the Northerly head various passages.
Shell Key is owned by the state of Florida and is fully protected. landings are not allowed.
16 Apr 12

Lignumvitae Key Channel (Florida Keys)

1.6nm
304°
The entrance to the 6 foot minimum depth Lignumvitae Channel lies just west of the like-named Key. Cruiserheaded for this cut from the ICW can leave the Waterway's track, 6
M SW of unlighted daybeacon #91A.
The Northernmost aids to navigation on the Lignumvitae Channel are unlighted ...
16 Apr 12

Matecumbe Bight anchorage (Florida Keys)

2nm
256°
Anchorage located at South/southeast of the ICW's unlighted daybeacon #97.To avoid the 1 foot shallows of Peterson Bank, westbound cruisers must follow the waterway's track for another 6 M or so southwest of #97 before turning to southeast and heading for the bight.
Minimum depth: ...
22 Mar 10

Lignumvitae anchorage (Florida Keys)

2.1nm
318°
Between the waterway and the northern entrance to the channel, the mooring field off the northwestern shores of lignumvitae Key will be passed to the East. As observed above, this is a great spot, with easterly winds in the offing, to spend a few hours or even an evening.Protected ...
16 Apr 12

Shell Key anchorage (Florida Keys)

2.9nm
On the plus side the state maintains a series of five mooring buoys off the key's NW shoreline. There is also plenty of room to anchor.
Good depths of 6 feet or better are maintened to within 100 yards of the isle's NW banks.
This anchorage field affords good shelter to the ...
16 Apr 12

Coral Bay Marina (Florida Keys)

3.3nm
43°
Coral Bay Marina lies off the Florida Straits. At buoy #R84 in the Florida Bay steer a course of 150°.
35 slips with 10 transients (< 60 feet)
Reservations are required
Depth: 5,5 to 6 feet
Phone: 305 664 3111
Fax:   305 664 4281
24 Mar 10
Local Area

The Keys ( Florida)

The Florida Keys are a chain-like cluster of about 1700 islands in the southeast United States. They begin at the southeastern tip of the Florida peninsula, about 15 miles (24 km) south of Miami, and extend in a gentle arc south-southwest and then westward to Key West, the ...
7 Apr 12

West Florida

The coast, for nearly 115 miles, from Key West to San Carlos Bay is low, sandy, and generally wooded. Innumerable small islands and keys, interlaced by many small rivers and bayous, make up Everglades National Park and the Ten Thousand Islands. From San Carlos Bay N to Tampa Bay the ...
6 Apr 12

Gulf of Mexico

The Gulf of Mexico is the ninth largest body of water in the world. The shape of its basin is roughly oval and approximately 810 nautical miles (1,500 km) wide and filled with sedimentary rocks and debris. Tidal ranges are extremely small due to the narrow connection with the ocean. Considered ...
6 Apr 12

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

Lower Matecumbe Key (Florida Keys)

The island lies to the southwest of Upper Matecumbe Key, and to the northeast of Craig
Key.
All of the key is within the Village of Islamorada as of November 4, 1997, when it was incorporated.
This key is the site of a number of Indian mounds and middens, most of which were ...
22 Mar 10

Upper matecumbe Key (Florida Keys)

The island lies to the southwest of Windley
Key, and to the northeast of Lower Matecumbe Key.
All of the key is within the Village of Islamorada as of November 4, 1997, when it was incorporated.
22 Mar 10
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