Fort Jefferson and the Dry Tortugas National Park


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By: Landrum L. Wayne

Jump into the past and follow the stories and adventures of the Dry Tortugas. Learn about the fantastic wildlife: ancient sea turtles, unique birds, fish, and coral reefs. Find out why one of the largest early forts was built in one of the most remote locations. This book reveals the remarkable and colorful past of the small sandy islands and rocky reefs, from discovery by Spanish explorers, to mariners, soldiers, and prisoners, up to its present use as a national park. Visitors and residents to this remote paradise have left vivid records of their different experiences. For some, it was a wonderful adventure and for others, it was an unbearable suffering.