Lagooner Local

A Collection of Articles about East Central Florida
From a Historical and Geographic Perspective.

ICW History

Running from Boston, southward along the Atlantic Seaboard and around the southern tip of Florida.  The ICW provides a navigable route along its length avoiding the hazards of travel on the open sea. I bet many of my friends and customers had no idea that...

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Early History Banana River

My Attempt to Research and Write about the Early History on the Banana River Lagoon This is an attempt from a local fishing guide to establishing a historical account of the Banana River Lagoon between Canaveral and Merritt Island, Florida. I am not a...

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Bombing Target

Patrick Air Force Base was formally known as the Banana River Naval Station where squadrons of planes practiced bombing runs on the lagoon. One of the more prominent features on the Banana River near Cape Canaveral is a WWII relict simply referred to as...

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Tingley’s Fish Camp

Lagooner Fishing Guide, Captain Richard Bradley reminisce about growing up with the Tingley's and life on the Indian & Banana River Lagoon on Merritt Island. Merritt Island's Mid-Century Fish Camp on the Barge Canal Under the shadow of the Christa McAuliffe Bridge on...

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