Boating, Fishing, and Travel Information for Big Pine Key, Spanish Harbor, FL
The island of Big Pine Key in Monroe County is home to the only freshwater lake in the Florida Keys. The lake is called the Blue Hole and is an abandoned rock quarry. The quarry is home to wildlife including alligators and green iguanas. Big Pine Key is also home to the National Key Deer Refuge. Spanish Harbor Channel is located off the southeastern coast of the key where the Overseas Highway connects Big Pine Key to Spanish Harbor Wayside and then to Bahia Honda Key.
COASTAL NEWS FOR JULY Updates from US Harbors In August we honor the dedication and courage of the United States Coast Guard. The Coast Guard traces its founding to an act of Congress on August 4, 1790, which is why on this day we celebrate the courageous work of these service… Learn More
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By Almanac.com. August’s full Sturgeon Moon reaches its peak on Thursday, August 11, 2022. It will be the last supermoon of the year! Learn when to look for it and why August’s Full Moon got such a peculiar name. When to See the Full Moon in August 2022 August’s full Moon will appear… SEE MORE
By Joseph Carro. Our mission at the U.S. Coast Guard is to save lives, so the sight of flashing blue lights and a U.S. Coast Guard patrol vessel pulling alongside is no reason for boat owners to panic. The Coast Guard conducts approximately 70,000 boardings a year in its multiple… SEE MORE
By NASA/JPL-Caltech. What’s Up for August? Grab your binoculars for planet viewing, the outlook for the Perseids, and flying with Cygnus the swan. The morning planet parade we’ve been enjoying the past few months comes to an end in August, with Venus and Saturn making their exits on opposite sides… SEE MORE