Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Former Florida Keys sub base during Cuban missile crisis goes on market for $21.2 million

Sean McCaughan/Curbed
30 March 2015

122 acres of the Florida Keys that was a Naval Air Station during the Cuban Missile Crisis, with a vast set of submarine pits,has hit the market for $21.2 million. On Boca Chica Key, the property has more than its fair share of old war stories, "and has a very colorful and distinct history", none of which the brokerbabble actually includes. Although there isn't anything left standing from the old base, at least according to the listing photos, the seven sub slips still remain. The water, from their deep drafts, is as blacky as ever. These 90-foot wide and 25-foot deep canals lead to a deep water basin that exits to the Florida Bay, and are the WWII-era centerpieces of a a whole lot of empty land that still exist around it. Then under the bridge that enters Key West you go and you're in the Atlantic Ocean... and Cuba.

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