Pine Island

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Tucked between the mainland of southwest Florida and the islands of Sanibel and Captiva is a 17-mile-long island accessible by a single drawbridge. A haven for some and a home to others, the community of Pine Island is a rare and lingering remnant of old Florida. The island's shores are home to mangroves teaming with fish instead of crowded beaches, making it a major destination for sport fishing enthusiasts and providing a livelihood for the independent commercial fishing families of the island. The genuine personalities and untouched splendor of Pine Island have attracted numerous artists to the area in recent years, with many praising Pine Island as the new Key West. Strolling the lazy street to Bokeelia's famous fishing pier, or exploring an active Calusa Indian archeological site in Pineland, the crowds and tourist-related glitz common to most of Florida's islands are nowhere to be found, leaving visitors to discover Pine Island's unspoiled beauty at their own pace.
ISBN: 9780738554488
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Florida
Series: Images of America
Images: 192
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author Mary Kaye Stevens is an educator who first visited Pine Island with her family in the 1960s. Since making the island her home in 1972, she has gathered numerous photographs and anecdotes documenting the island's history. The vintage photographs and images in this book appear courtesy of multigenerational Pine Island families and take readers on a delightful journey through the island's unique past.