Thursday, November 15, 2012

20 YEARS AGO

The National Association of Black Scuba Divers placed a plaque at the site of the Henrietta Marie, a wrecked slave ship.

Wright Langley, who had managed the Historic Florida Keys Preservation Board for 16 years, announced his retirement.

Three bayside mooring sites, popular with Upper Keys live-aboard boaters, were targeted for elimination by the Monroe County Marine and Port Advisory Committee.

50 YEARS AGO

The Monroe County Commission overruled the county's zoning boss and ordered Neil Frieden's junkyard closed down.

The Key West City Commission, in a bitter session, rejected both bids to lease the golf course and then voted to call for new bids.

Adm. Robert L. Dennison, commander in chief Atlantic, and other senior military officers arrived to inspect the area for a visit by President John F. Kennedy.