Key West's Southernmost Point Concrete Buoy Enjoys Restoration Following Hurricane Damage
Buoy in business.
Sure, Arizona has the Four Corners Monument, where Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah intersect (ditto for the other three states). But the South has bragging rights to another neat piece of American trivia: The Southernmost point in the continental United States is designated by the Southernmost Point marker in Key West, Florida.
Unfortunately, the famed landmark was damaged when Hurricane Irma swept through the Caribbean, Florida, and beyond this August and September. Thanks to the help from artists, however, the final updates to the concrete structure were made in late October, as Travel Weekly reports.
For visitors, the buoy-like structure proves a fun excursion along an idyllic strip of the Florida Keys' coast. With its bold painting restored, travelers can now once again line up for a photo and make it onto the Southernmost Webcam. Here's to daydreaming about laidback beach days, Ernest Hemingway House, and fresh catch in The Conch Republic.
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Standing at the marker at 90 miles from Cuba as you soak up the blushing sunset, it's easy to imagine this slice of Southernmost paradise home for years to come.