Audio Documentary – The Island Ruins of Fort Dade, Egmont Key in Tampa Bay

Fort Dade was an Endicott Period fortification which guarded the entry to Tampa Bay. Accessible only by boat, it has been abandoned for nearly a century. What’s left of Fort Dade today lies in ruins along the northwest shore of Egmont Key, crumbling in the debilitating heat and humidity of the Gulf Coast. 

Thomas Kenning’s latest book – from which this story is adapted – is Abandoned Florida: Sunshine Sentinels.

Abandoned Florida: Sunshine Sentinels is a stunning visual survey of Florida’s historic coastal defenses – those sun-faded outposts of empire, crumbling now on shifting sands near the end of the beach. It is a guided tour in book form, perfect for these stay-close-to-home kind of times! Seven thrilling tales, supplemented by 140 original images reproduced at the highest quality, providing a view of the Sunshine State that rarely makes the postcard.

Here’s a preview of some of my favorite images from the book. Read an excerpt from the book.

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06. Sunshine Sentinels – The Island Ruins of Fort Dade

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