Wisteria Island (Florida Keys)

Wisteria Island (Florida Keys)

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Wisteria Island (Florida Keys)
Wisteria Island (Florida Keys)
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Wisteria
Island, also known as Christmas Tree Island, is a privately-owned. It is located 280 yards (260 m) north-northeast of Sunset Key (Tank
Island), its closest neighbor.

Large numbers of liveaboard boats are moored near the island, which has recently become the center of a debate over development.

The nickname Christmas Tree Island comes from the large number of Australian pine (casuarina) trees that grow there.

Wisteria Island was created in the late 1890s and early 1900s as the result of U.S. Navy dredging of Key West harbor.

2010/03/19
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Joëlle
Wisteria
Island, également connu comme l'île Christmas Tree, est une propriété privée qui est située à 280 yards (260 m) au nord-nord-est de Sunset
Key (Tank Island), sa plus proche voisine.
Un grand nombre de bateaux de croisière sont amarrés à proximité de l'île, qui est récemment devenue le centre d'un débat sur le développement.

Son surnom de Christmas Tree vient du grand nombre de Filao, arbres qui poussent sur cette île.

Wisteria
Island a été créé dans la fin des années 1890 et début des années 1900 comme le résultat du dragage du port de Key West.

2010/03/19
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Joëlle
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