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Mound Key Tour 2/20/17

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Name: Mound Key Tour 2/20/17
Date: February 20, 2017
Time: 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM EST
Event Description:
Banana Bay Tour Company is teaming up with local archaeologist Theresa Schober to raise awareness about the remarkable island capital of the Calusa Indians – known today as Mound Key Archaeological State Park. The most powerful aboriginal group in south Florida, the Calusa were one the first groups encountered during Ponce de León’s 1513 voyage that christened La Florida, and Stababa – as the Calusa called Mound Key – one of the first locations mapped within the continental United States. The site was also visited by Pedro Menéndez de Avilés, founder of St. Augustine, and home to one of the first Jesuit missions in North America.  The 3.5-hour tour focuses on the rich history of Mound Key and the southwest Florida estuarine environment critical to the Calusa’s prominence in south Florida. Light refreshments are provided. A portion of proceeds from all tours directly benefit Mound Key.
Location:
Launching from FishTale Marina, 7225 Estero Boulevard, FMB
Contact Information:
Banana Bay Tour Company at (239) 728-8687 or visit www.bananabaytourcompany.com/mound-key-tour.html
Fees/Admission:
$50/person plus tax; snacks and water provided