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A Week of Sanibel Secrets: #5

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Did you know …

… that Captiva Island’s north end was once connected to today’s North Captiva Island by a neck known as The Narrows?

A 1921 hurricane broke that neck to create Redfish Pass.  The pass was thusly christened when, for some unknown reason, redfish swam through it so at such a profuse rate that the waters looked red.

The phenomenon has never happened since, much to the chagrin of those in quest of the prized fish!


Many thanks to the Sanibel & Captiva Chamber of Commerce for this information! 

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