14 November 2006 | Biscayne Bay
Winding through the shoal areas just south of Key Biscayne is Hawk's Channel, which leads down the Atlantic side of the Florida Keys. Just south of the Key Biscayne lighthouse in the middle of the water on some of these shoals you will find a small community built on stilts, all a mile or so from the closest land. A channel leading into the bay is like Main Street for these folks. We discovered the place on the way in to our current anchorage. The houses here were all threatened in 1999 when the local government wanted to remove them. It seems an activist group has petitioned congress to make the unique area a National Landmark. Stiltsville is in purgatory at present with their future undecided. I'm glad we got to see it before it is gone.