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Key West, Florida Houses a Deserted Island with the Dry Tortugas

By: Erin Fox - Published: • References: nps.gov and weburbanist
The Dry Tortugas is an abandoned prison with nearly a century of preservation from human kind. This 19th century fortress once laid as the resting grounds for Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon, who captured and stored many terrifying pirates. This fortress is nestled on an island off the coast of Key West, Florida in the United States of America and is only accessible by plane or boat. With it being abandoned for nearly 100 years, the prison lies in immaculate shape and rests as a breeding ground for birds and wildlife.

This sanctuary has now become a national park in Florida for residents to view the incredible stone work, rounded walkways and hexagonal shape of this structurally sound building. The Dry Tortugas is an architectural dream nestled in the midst of beautiful gaping waters.