Marquesas Keys (Florida)

Marquesas Keys (Florida)

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The Marquesas Keys (not to be confused with the Marquesas Islands (French Polynesia in the Pacific Ocean) form an uninhabited island group about 30 miles (50 km) west of Key West, 4 miles (6 km) in diameter, and overgrown by mangrove.

They are protected as part of the Key West National Wildlife Refuge. The Marquesas were used for target practice by the military as recently as 1980.

The total area, including the lagoon, measures 29.37 km². The land area, is 6.58 km² (exactly  6.579.703 m²).

The islands are part of the Florida Keys, separated from the rest of the Florida Keys, which are farther east, by the Boca Grande Channel, which is 6 miles (10 km) wide until Boca Grande Key, the westernmost of the Mule Keys. Only the Dry Tortugas are further west, 36 miles (60 km) west of the Marquesas Keys.

The central lagoon is called Mooney Harbor.
The northernmost key is the largest and has a strip of sandy beach free of mangrove. In the past it was known as "Entrance Key". It surrounds the lagoon in the north and east. Adjoining in the south are smaller keys such as Gull Keys, Mooney Harbor Key, and finally about four unnamed keys in the southwest corner of the island.

Six miles (10 km) west of the Marquesas Keys is Rebecca Shoal.

The islands are best known for their excellent sport fishing.

2012/04/8
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Cham
Les Marquesas keys (à ne pas confondre avec les îles Marquises (Polynésie française dans l'océan Pacifique) forment un groupe îles inhabitées à environ 30 miles (50 km) à l'W de Key West, 4 miles (6 km) de diamètre, et envahi par la mangrove.

Elles sont protégées dans le cadre de la National Wildlife Refuge Key West. Les Marquises ont été utilisées comme zone de tir par l'armée en 1980.

La superficie totale, y compris le lagon, les mesures de 29,37 km ². La superficie du terrainest 6,58 km ² (exactement 6.579.703 m²).

Le lagon central est appelé Mooney Harbor. La clé du nord est la plus grande et a une bande de plage de sable libre de mangrove. Dans le passé elle était connue comme "Entrée Key". Elle entoure le lagon  dans le nord et l'est. Attenante au sud sont des clés plus petites comme Gull Keys, Mooney Harbor Key, et  enfin quatre touches sans nom dans le coin sud-ouest de l'île.

Six miles (10 km) à l'ouest de la Marquesas Keys se trouve Rebecca Shoal.

Les îles sont surtout connus pour leur pêche sportive excellente.

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Mooney Harbor SW anchorage (Florida)

1.9nm
259°
Mooney Harbor Key is located only about nine miles from Boca Grand. After carefully picking your way around the island you'll find a great outside anchorage on the west side of the island. This anchorage, with water depths of around 10 feet almost to the shore can be found at 24°33.826'N ...
8 Apr 12
Cham

Boca Grande Channel (Florida)

4nm
81°
Boca Grande Channel, between Boca Grande Key and the Marquesas Keys, is about 15 miles W from Key West.
The channel has a controlling depth of about 11 feet from the Straits of Florida to the Gulf of Mexico and is marked by daybeacons, but is seldom used except by local boats of ...
9 Apr 12
Cham

Boca Grande anchorage (Florida)

7.1nm
102°
We can anchor with two anchors at 24° 32 952 N and 82 ° 00 122 W, on excellent holding sand, in 10 to 12 feet.
15 Mar 10
soja

Boca Chica Key Key West NAS (Florida Keys)

23nm
88°
Boca Chica Key is an island in the lower Florida Keys approximately 3 miles east of the island of Key West.
Its name is Spanish for "small mouth", (not "girl mouth" as many assume, since chica used as an adjective in Spanish means small).It is mainly composed of salt marshes (mangroves) ...
15 Apr 10
Joëlle

Boca Grande Key (Florida)

7.3nm
107°
Boca Grande Key is located in the Outlying Islands of the Florida Keys, it is the largest and westernmost of the Mule Keys that are 9 miles (15 km) west of Key West.Well protected and uninhabited Boca Grande is the first natural harbor after leaving Key West.
15 Mar 10
bjvlb