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Gasparilla lighthouse on Boca Grande Island

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You never know when you run across a little bit of history in Florida. You are driving and pass a historical marker, or pass by some unusual structure.

I was going down to Gasparilla Island, and spotted this old structure on a trail head to a bike trail in Charlotte County. It is on cr 771 just below McCall Road.

The bottom of Boca Grande on Gasparilla Island used to be a deep water port for loading phosphate onto ships. This building was a bunkhouse that was built in 1907, and moved to the trail head to prevent its destruction from road work.

More later about Gasparilla--I need to get ready for work!

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the hammock
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awake awake
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