Cape Romano buildings

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dhcarson1 on August 15, 2007

Can anyone tell me the history on these buildings???? I just went fishing in this area and for the first time saw them and I am totally intrigued!!!! Holly Carson

petevand on July 13, 2008

I used to fish from the southern tip of this island myself. My last trip down there was in 1991 just before hurricane Andrew went through. The modular building was once the home of residents of the island. They had a backhoe there and though I never saw it, the rumor was that they commuted to the mainland by helicopter. Back in those days the building was located in the center of the southern part of the island. The island was much wider then. Now it seems to be almost pointed and the buildings are right next to the shore whereas they used to be about 100 yards or so from each shoreline. One of the hurricanes or maybe all of them together have drastically changed the shape of the island and the relative position of the buldings. Sad to see them in ruin like this. This was once a lush tropical home. I remember the first time I saw the building and how fascinated I was. It was only possible to catch a glimpse of it here and there from the shoreline, it was obscured by the tropical vegetation and large Australian pine trees. On one occasion the man came to the shore to ask if the fishing were biting much. That happened to be on a particularly good day! I wonder where the people are now?

ElleDee on December 24, 2008

As of Dec. 08, on a boat trip there last month, the dome furthest to the left's pilings are now in the water...the domes are sinking more and more. I'd heard a guy bought the place with the intent to fix it up, but with the elements, and the vandalism, I'd imagine the sea will reclaim it as it has the other homes that were there.

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