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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • An island group of southern Florida west of Key West. Famed for their marine life, the islands were named Tortugas ("turtles”) by the Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León in 1513.

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  • Now, the evacuation order, again, does include even the Dry Tortugas, which is way down south, about 70 miles from the Key West, and beautiful Fort Jefferson, all of that area being evacuated as well.

    CNN Transcript Sep 19, 2005

  • The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Wednesday expanded areas in the Gulf closed to fishing, with the most significant expansion in an area of southwest Florida covering waters just west of the Dry Tortugas islands.

    Slick Nears Florida Panhandle Beaches

  • We had read about the Dry Tortugas, an old fort and natoinal park on a tiny island off the coast, with a smattering of camping spots.

    Talk about Travel

  • The Dry Tortugas is an isolated cluster of coral reefs and shoals.

    Everglades National Park, United States

  • Make sure you check out the sunset at Mallory Square always interesting and yes Dry Tortugas is beautiful a must see.

    Changes in Attitude, Changes in Lattitude...

  • Three of these eight ships wrecked in or near the Dry Tortugas.

    Archive 2008-06-22

  • Sure, some Rebel malefactors, Senators Mallory and Yulee, Governor Allison, were locked up in Georgia; and the Andrew Johnson administration had Samuel Mudd, the doctor who had set the broken leg of John Wilkes Booth, incarcerated on the Dry Tortugas.

    Dream State

  • And as we get to 2: 00 a.m. on Tuesday, late last night early morning on Tuesday, winds of 65 miles per hour right near Key West to Dry Tortugas will be right about here at Fort Jefferson.

    CNN Transcript Aug 18, 2008

  • It had no discernible eye but a wind of gust of 50kts was reported from Dry Tortugas.

    YTD Hurricane Activity « Climate Audit

  • And these are preliminary, but the Dry Tortugas, 134 mile-per-hour wind gusts.

    CNN Transcript Oct 24, 2005

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