Lagooner Local

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

My Time Travels

Six decades show an unhealthy lifestyle leads to a grim future for our coastal inland waterways. Lifelong Resident and Fishing Guide, Captain Richard Bradley gives his Perspective.

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Dummett Cove

Douglas Dummett and His Castle Indian River Citrus Pioneer on North Merritt Island Almost every day I drive by the old Dummett property on north Merritt Island I conjure up thoughts of what it would have been like to pioneer Florida in the early 1800's. No roads, no...

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Thousand Islands

Central Florida’s Cocoa Beach hosts the beautiful and spectacular sibling watershed named the Banana River Lagoon with its thousand Islands. These natural and man-made spoil islands are immersed in salty brine, teaming with Florida gamefish and wildlife.

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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 our Lagooner customers have no idea...

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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 "The Bombing...

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Early History

My Attempt to Research and Write about the Early History on the Banana River Lagoon This is an attempt from a local private charter 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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