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Sands of Time


As our island community does its part to help stop the spread of COVID-19, one Captiva group is offering alternative entertainment for when binge watching TV shows gets old.

The Captiva Island Historical Society recently added its latest documentary, titled “Sands of Time: History of Erosion on Captiva,” to Amazon Prime for streaming. It is available for purchase for $19.99 and joins two previous films created by the CIHS, which are also available to buy for $19.99 each.

Board President Tom Libonate explained that the CIHS joined Amazon’s video streaming service earlier this year, adding two of its productions – “Buck Key: Island of Mystery & History” and “Blind Pass: The Bridge That Connects,” a joint creation with the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village.

“Sands of Time” chronicles the geologic and social history of the island’s coastal erosion, and “Buck Key” covers the surprising story of Buck Key, its Calusa occupants, and the early community and plantations that foreshadowed Captiva’s settlement. Produced in honor of the 100th anniversary of the first Blind Pass Bridge, “Blind Pass” chronicles the history of the place where the islands overlap.

The CIHS also manages its own YouTube channel, with over 40 videos to watch – for free.  The channel features audio recordings, interviews with local names of note and more, keeping in line with the mission of the CIHS, which is committed to the gathering, preserving, interpreting and sharing of the island’s history, while also providing education about the people and events that shaped its past.

For more on the Captiva Island Historical Society, click here!




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