Photo from the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village
Did you know …
… that in the 1950’s, Lathrop and Helen Brown dreamt of a mega-mansion on 30 acres of Sanibel’s beachfront? But building such a structure on a then remote island was problematic, so they came up with a novel solution.
In 1925, a Cincinnati shipyard built a workhorse boat was to haul automobiles across the Mississippi. » Read more
Circa 1950 aerial photo of Sanibel Island from The Florida State Archives Photographic Collection for Historical Photos
Every once in a while, our guests ask us to “re-run” some of their favorite blog posts. We hope you once again enjoy this week’s series of “Sanibel Secrets”!
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The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum recently played host for the 2022 annual meeting of the Florida United Malacologists (FUM), a vibrant community of researchers, collectors, scholars, citizen scientists, enthusiasts, and students in the field of malacology: the study of mollusks.
“One of the unique aspects of FUM is that all have a voice, from local shell enthusiasts to seasoned scientists,” said event organizer Dr. » Read more
An article recently published by “Money Inc” — titled “20 Beautiful Islands to Visit Within the United States” — begins:
“The stunning islands located in the United States are among the most iconic vacation destinations in the world. Visitors travel far and wide to experience the tropical atmosphere and beautiful beaches. The islands also offer plenty of exciting attractions and activities that are hard to resist. » Read more
Earth Day marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement.
On April 22,1970, more than 20 million Americans took to streets, parks and college campuses in massive coast-to-coast rallies to protest against the deterioration of the environment. Groups that had been fighting against oil spills, polluting factories and power plants, raw sewage, toxic dumps, pesticides, freeways, the loss of wilderness, and the extinction of wildlife realized they shared common values. » Read more
Wondering what the best rooftop bar may be in Southwest Florida?
According to the folks at USA Today, there is one in particular — the new Beacon Social Drinkery — that is, as they say, “perfect to visit pretty much any day of the year, but extra pleasant now during the spring.”
“You hear Beacon Social Drinkery before you see it. » Read more
Our friends from Ohio might already have seen this great article about Ding Darling from the “Columbus Dispatch.”
“My family loves kayaking and birdwatching, and there are few better places to do both — especially in the middle of winter — than at the JN “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge.
Sanibel Island, » Read more
Sending the warmest of birthday wishes to our dear friend, Penny!
May your birthday be as bright as your smile, as warm as your heart, and as sparkly as your parade of fun outfits!
Wishing you an ocean of blessings and happiness this year — We look forward to seeing you again soon! » Read more
“There’s no greater time
than hunting for the perfect shell,
down by the sea …
just you and me.”
Should you have any photos you’d like to share, please email them to [email protected] » Read more