Key Vaca (Florida Keys)

Key Vaca (Florida Keys)

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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 Boot Key and comprises most of the north shore of Boot Key Harbor.

During World War II, Key Vaca gained an airport. Originally intended to be a training field for pilots flying between Homestead and Miami, the airport was turned over to the county after the conclusion of the war.

2010/03/22
Update
Joëlle
Vaca
Key est une île au milieu des Florida Keys, située entièrement à l'intérieur des frontières de la ville de Marathon, en Floride. Elle est souvent incorrectement identifiée comme étant "Marathon Key".

Key Vac est située entre Fat Deer Key et Knight's Key. Key Vaca est aussi reliée par un pont à Boot Key qui domine la rive N de Boot Key Harbor.

Au cours de la Seconde Guerre mondiale, Key Vaca a gagné un aéroport. À l'origine destiné à être un terrain d'entraînement pour les pilotes effectuant un vol entre Homestead et Miami, l'aéroport a été remis au comté après la conclusion de la guerre.

2010/03/22
Update
Joëlle
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Grassy Key (Florida Keys)

7.4nm
67°
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Boot Key Harbor City Marina (Marathon) (Florida)

0.8nm
235°
Boot
Key Harbor City Marina lies on Vaca Key on the coast of southern
Florida in the USA. The facility combines slips and moorings.
Approach and Entrance:From the N - From the Gulf of Mexico make for Florida
Bay.
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Boot Key Harbor Anchorage (Florida Keys)

1.2nm
241°
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4.8nm
251°
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