Mrs. C.B. Chadwick with friends circa 1923; photo from Captiva Island Historical Society.
Did you know …
… that our area was once the world’s largest producer of key limes?
Early Captiva Island settlers farmed eggplants, tomatoes, peppers, citrus and other ground and tree crops.
The Chadwick plantation, where South Seas Island Resort now spreads, was once the world’s largest producer of key limes.
Thanks to the Sanibel-Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce for this tidbit of trivia!