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Abandoned Island Fortress Off The Florida Coast

Set among a graveyard of over 200 ships, there is a series of seven islands which is located 70 nautical miles off the coast of Key West in Florida. The Dry Tortugas is a massive 19th century fortress (once hosted Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon and an influx of marauding pirates), which is now a bird and wildlife sanctuary and a national park.

Via Amaze | Image: US National Park Service/Wikimedia


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Rather awkwardly worded note." The Dry Tortugas is a massive 19th century fortress (once hosted Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon and an influx of marauding pirates)" The Dry Tortugas are a chain of small islands near Key West Florida. The massive 19th century fortress is Fort Jefferson.Constructed between 1846 and 1861, it could not have hosted Ponce de León who died in 1521.
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