Group Title: Boca Grande : : Lee County
Title: Boca Grande
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Title: Boca Grande Lee County
Alternate Title: Lee County
Physical Description: 2 leaves : ; 28 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Lamme, Corinne W
Crowe, F. Hilton
Federal Writers' Project of the Work Projects Administration for the State of Florida
Publisher: s.n.
Place of Publication: S.l. s.n
Publication Date: 1936]
Subject: History -- Lee County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: non-fiction   ( marcgt )
Statement of Responsibility: Corinne W. Lamme, Frank H. Crowe.
General Note: Caption title.
General Note: Typescript for the Federal Writers' Project.
General Note: "Federal Writers' Projects, American Guide, Tampa, Florida."
General Note: "April 10, 1936."
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Bibliographic ID: UF00055116
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: aleph - 002083155
oclc - 34578052
notis - AKS1616

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Boca Grando, meaning "Large Mouth" US 41, Fla. 181,

173. Population 400, located on Gasparilla Island in the

Gulf of Mexioo. Its only connection with the mainland is

by Seaboard Railway bri go, The autoist may uso ferry at


Booa Grm de is so nomed because of the wide pass

leading from the Gulf into the harbor. The undredged harbor-

is a natural one. It is 60 feet deep in the channel, being

one of the few deep harbors along the Florida coast. The

water is 40 feet deep at dock on south end of island. For.

years it was one of the largest phosphate shipping points

in the country, thousands of tons going to foreign ports


The island is a noted winter resort, kept exclusive

by its inaccessibility The DuPonts have a winter home

there, and many other notables stay for the season It

has four hotels Gasparilla Inn, Boca Grande Hotel, Pal-

.metto Inn and Sprott's. Hotel, ranging frma $2 to $12 a day.

Fishermen throughout the world cone to this island

t 'lfish for aslver tarpon A..-Awide expanse of white sandy

l b~peich on the Gulf side attracts the lover of iter'bfports.

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