Traveling The Florida Keys With Friends : Captain Gino and The 7-Mile Bridge


Captain Gino and his friends began this journey in the sun at Marathon Key, the 60 mile marker on the U.S.’s Route 1, and traveled to Key West, 60 miles away at mile marker 0 and the edge of continental United States. How did they get there? On a boat, in a convertible and by foot.

During the trip the guys crossed the 7-mile bridge that used to be called Flagler Railroad Line, supporting freight and passengers safely across the sea. It cost just over $20 to get from Jacksonville to Key West in 1922!

The original bridge was sadly demolished by the September Labor Day hurricane in 1935, and the Upper and Middle Keys, killing many and making Key West inaccessible by land for the first time since 1912.

Gino celebrated their Key West destination with a reward at the famous, historic Sloppy Joe’s bar, which was founded in 1933. Ernest Hemingway drank there, and helped choose the bar’s name. Here’s the scenic video journey!

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