Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Mile Markers

KEY LARGO

Wreck remains identified

The Office of National Marine Sanctuaries identified the remains of an early 20th century shipwreck in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary to be the British steamship Hannah M. Bell.

Information gathered by sanctuary staff and volunteers from the National Association of Black Scuba Divers (NABS) during a September field survey enabled maritime archaeologists to confirm the wreck's origins.

The ship grounded on Elbow Reef, six miles off Key Largo, on April 4, 1911. No one died. The ship was loaded with coal, bound for Veracruz, Mexico.

KEY WEST

Thanksgiving on Duval Street

Come on down to the Bourbon St. Pub, 724 Duval St., Thursday for the annual Turkey Turnabout, a free, happy-hour Thanksgiving Day buffet featuring roasted turkey and all the traditional side dishes starting at 5 p.m. The feast will be followed by the annual Employee Turnabout Show, the one day a year when bartenders and staff perform in drag, at 10 p.m.

Performers' tips will benefit the Sister Season Fund, the charity that helps local entertainment/hospitality workers when they are unable to work due to no fault of their own. For more information, call fund board member Julie Hanson at 781-956-3189.

FLORIDA KEYS

Learn diabetes management

A free, upcoming six-week workshop on managing diabetes developed by Stanford University will be offered at two different sites. Caretakers welcome. It's sponsored by Florida Keys Area Health Education Centers (AHEC), the Health Foundation of South Florida and Healthy Aging Regional Collaborative.

Key West:

• Florida Keys Community College, 5901 College Road, Stock Island, 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 22-Feb. 26.

Marathon:

• AHEC, Gulfside Village, 5800 Overseas Highway, 1:30 to 4 p.m. Thursdays, Nov. 29-Jan. 3.