Dry Tortugas • Documentary, Educational, History, Short Films, Special Interest, Sports, Travel, G, 01-Jan-2004
Sail aboard the tall ship, Unicorn to the Dry Tortugas National Park 70 miles out in the Gulf of Mexico from Key West, Florida. Explore the historic U.S. Civil War era Ft. Jefferson with Bob Bitchin and his Lats & Atts TV co-host, Courtney Haas. This 100-square mile park is mostly open water with seven small islands. Accessible only by boat or seaplane, the Dry Torguas magnificent Fort Jefferson is surrounded by picturesque blue waters, superlative coral reefs and marine life, and the vast assortment of bird life that frequents the area.
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