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Dry Tortugas

Dry Tortugas (tôrto͞oˈgəz), island group in the Gulf of Mexico, off S Fla., 60 mi (97 km) W of Key West. Named by the Spanish explorer Ponce de León in 1513, the islands later became a pirate base. They are famous for their bird and marine life. Loggerhead Key is the largest island. Centered on Garden Key is Dry Tortugas National Park (64,701 acres/26,195 hectares). The park caontains Fort Jefferson (1846), the largest all-masonry fort in the Western Hemisphere, which served as a prison until 1874. Designated Fort Jefferson National Monument in 1935, it was renamed and became a national park in 1992. See National Parks and Monuments (table). The island group is also known as Tortugas.
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The hotel also offers "Noble Adventures" which include reef fishing, jet ski-ing or a 70-mile boat or sea trip to the Dry Tortugas, an idyllic set of small islands containing the Civil War's Fort Jefferson.
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So it was on a trip to the Winter Star Party in the Florida Keys that I learned about Dry Tortugas National Park, which is about as far from civilization as you can get in the southeastern United States.
DRY TORTUGAS NATIONAL PARK 1865, four of the men convicted of taking part in the Lincoln assassination plot were imprisoned on this island 70 miles from Key West.
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Fisheries have declined throughout the Southeast, but in areas with less fishing pressure such as the remote Dry Tortugas National Park west of Key West, the fish are bigger and have larger populations, McDonough said.
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