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Key West Welcomes Visitors Back After Hurricane Irma

Oct 13, 2017 10:37:43 AM

It has been a few harrowing weeks in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.   Through the kindness of friends, strangers, neighbors, first repsonders & utility workers, everyone has united to make Key West whole again.  On October 1st, Key West officially reopened to welcome all to this island paradise.  

On October 5th, we resumed our service with pleasure as we welcomed  visitors, tourists and those that had fled to the SW Florida shores back.  All of this, just in time for Fantasy Fest

Then, on October 12th, we had an interesting request. Some folks had come to the dock to see if we could take a "package" to Key West.  The "package" turned out to be the iconic "Welcome to Key West" sign, that had been presumed lost in the storm.  It was an honor to take possession of this sign that greets all of those entering Key West and bidding adieu to those departing.    Upon arrival in Key West, the sign was delivered to the Rotary Club of Key West , who had originally donated it, at what just happened to be their regularly scheduled monthly meeting. What a suprise.....

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