The following text is from the historical marker at the island’s entrance: River travel was vital to the early human activity of Florida and the Indian River area. In the early 1900s, efforts began to dredge the Indian River. By the 1930s, the U.S. Corps of Engineers routinely maintained this channel called the Intracoastal Waterway. After World War II the channel was once again slated for dredging and Alex MacWilliam, Sr., a veteran and member of the Florida Legislature, proposed […]
An afternoon kayaking trip on the Indian River Lagoon was thwarted when the kayaker realized he had forgotten his sunscreen. In his defense, the Sun was blindingly hot at the Oslo Road boat ramp at the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area and out on the open water it would have been worse. He packed everything back up onto his car and set out saying he was going off to buy suntan lotion. I did not stick around long enough to find […]
The Ft. Pierce Inlet looking out toward the Atlantic Ocean. For some reason it brings to mind Dr. No, which is silly, of course. That movie was filmed in Jamaica, mostly, not on the east central coast of Florida. Strangways is the British agent killed by the three “blind” men before he could brief James Bond on Dr. No’s nefarious activities.