Garden Key (Dry Tortugas) (Florida)

Garden Key (Dry Tortugas) (Florida)

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Garden Key (Dry Tortugas) (Florida)
Garden Key (Dry Tortugas) (Florida)
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Garden Key (Dry Tortugas) (Florida)
Garden Key (Dry Tortugas) (Florida)
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Garden Key (Dry Tortugas) (Florida)
Garden Key (Dry Tortugas) (Florida)
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Garden Key (Dry Tortugas) (Florida)
Garden Key (Dry Tortugas) (Florida)
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Garden Key is the site of historic Fort Jefferson National Monument, a hexagonal structure with walls 425 feet long rising from a surrounding moat.

In 1846, the US Army began to construct a massive fortification on the tiny island known as Garden Key. Sixteen million bricks were transported via ships to create a massive six-sided, three-tiered fort. t was the biggest coastal fortification in masonry structure in the Western Hemisphere.

Fort Jefferson provided little strategic value during the Civil War and was soon converted into a military prison. By the end of the nineteenth century, it was largely abandoned and allowed to fall into disrepair.
In 1935, Fort Jefferson was designated a National Monument: and in 1992, all of the Dry Tortugas including Fort Jefferson were made a National Park.

The S and N of the three wharves on the E side of the key are in ruins. The center wharf, off the SE front of the fort, is in good condition, with 16 to 22 feet alongside. No fuel, provisions, or water are available.
The National Park Service permits berthing for a maximum of 2 hours.

The mean range of tide at Garden Key is 1.1 feet.

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Garden Key est le site historique du Fort Jefferson National Monument, une structure hexagonale avec des murs de 127,5 m de long, entourés d'une douve.

En 1846, l'armée des US a construit une fortification massive sur la petit île appelée Garden Key. Seize million de briques y ont été transportées par bateau pour construire les six murs du fort à trois gradins. C' est la plus large fortification maritime d' Amérique du Nord et la plus grande structure de maçonnerie de l' hémisphère W.

Le fort Jefferson était de petite importance stratégique durant la guerre civile et fût convertie en prison militaire peu après. A la fin du 19ième siècle il fût abandonné et déprécié. En 1935, le fort
Jefferson fût déclaré comme monument national: et en 1992, tout Dry
Tortugas ainsi que le fort Jefferson devinrent un parc national.

Le S et le N de 3 quais, sur le côté E de la key sont en ruines.
Le quai central, au SE en face du fort, est en bon état, avec
4,8 à
6,6 m de profondeur le long du quai.
Le National Park
Service permet de s'amarrer pour un maximum de 2 h.


La marée moyenne à Garden Key est de 0,33 m.
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Garden Key Lighthouse (Florida)

0.1nm
88°
The lighthouse on Garden Key arose in 1826. After the 1873 hurricane, a new lighthouse of iron plate was built atop Fort Jefferson, 70 feet High atop the fortress, marking the harbor entrance until its deactivation in 1924.
8 Apr 12
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Garden Key SW anchorage (Florida)

0.2nm
140°
the best shelter is SW of Garden Key and the channel encircling it, where protection is afforded from NW winds.
However, the holding ground is poor, as boats drag anchor along the silty bottom.
Anchorage overnight is allowed in this area.
8 Apr 12
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Bush Key (Dry Tortugas) (Florida)

0.4nm
93°
Bush Key, just E of Garden Key, is a refuge for noddy and sooty terns. These birds come in early April and leave in September.
8 Apr 12
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Bird Key Harbor anchorage (Dry Tortugas) (Florida)

0.5nm
225°
Bird Key Harbor, reached through the narrow channel encircling Garden Key, wich is well marked, is an excellent anchorage.
The entrance to Bird Key Harbor is narrow, and care is required to avoid the shoals on either side.
The main entrance channel is marked by daybeacons.
8 Apr 12
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Loggerhead Key (Dry Tortugas) (Florida)

2.6nm
274°
Loggerhead Key, the other of the two principal keys in the
Dry Tortugas, is 2.5 miles W of Garden Key. It have a conical tower, lower half white and upper half black, near the center of Loggerhead Key.
8 Apr 12
India