Marathon Key (Florida Keys)

Marathon Key (Florida Keys)

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Description

Marathon is a city on Knight's
Key, Boot Key, Key Vaca, Fat
Deer Key, Long Point Key, Crawl
Key and Grassy Key islands in the middle Florida Keys, in Monroe County, Florida, in the United States.

Boot Key Harbor is a natural body of water between Boot Key and Key Vaca, entirely within the Marathon city limits.

The name Marathon dates back to the origin of the Florida East
Coast Railroad. The name came about by the railroad workers who were working night and day to complete the railway - due to the unrelenting pace and struggle to complete the project, many of the workers complained that "this [the project] is getting to be a real Marathon", and was later used to name the local station along the railroad.

2010/03/22
Update
Joëlle
Marathon est une ville sur Knight's Key, Vaca Key, Key Fat Deer, Long Point Key, et Grassy Key au milieu des Florida Keys, dans le comté de Monroe, en Floride, aux les États-Unis.

Boot Key Harbor est un port naturel entre Boot Key et Key Vaca, dans les limites de la ville de Marathon.

Le nom de Marathon remonte à l'origine de la Florida East
Coast Railroad.
Le nom vient du propos tenu par les cheminots qui travaillaient jour et nuit pour terminer le chemin de fer - en raison du rythme implacable pour la réalisation du projet, de nombreux travailleurs se sont plaints que «ce [projet] est d'apprendre à être un marathon réel », et a ensuite été utilisé pour nommer les stations le long du chemin de fer.

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

2.7nm
255°
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
Joëlle

Long Key (ou Rattlesnake key) (Florida Keys)

14nm
62°
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
Joëlle

Grassy Key (Florida Keys)

4.7nm
62°
Grassy Key is an island in the middle Florida Keys, between Crawl Key and Duck Key.
It is one of the northernmost islands in a chain of islands that comprise the City of Marathon, Florida.
22 Mar 10
Joëlle

Bahia Honda Key (Florida Keys)

12nm
255°
Bahia Honda (meaning deep bay, in Spanish) is an island in the lower Florida Keys.
Bahia Honda State Park. Founded in 1961, occupies most of the island. The channel at the island's west end is one of the deepest natural channels in the Florida Keys.Marine life is quite plentiful ...
16 Apr 12
JB

Boot Key Harbor City Marina (Marathon) (Florida)

3.6nm
250°
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.
From the
S - From the Atlantic Ocean make or ...
21 Mar 10
Alain

Boot Key Harbor Anchorage (Florida Keys)

4nm
251°
Boot key Harbor is one of the largest mooring fields in the country. It is also often hailed as one of the most protected harbors on the Eastern coast. The accessibility, particulary for sail boats that may draw a larger draft than sport fishing boats populating other aera marinas, ...
21 Mar 10
Bubal