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Great Falls, Virginia
June 29, 2006
From journal Key West 2006; Set your Clock for Island Time!
by Gwilym Owen
November 6, 2002
This claim is somewhat controversial with Key West being an island and therefore not strictly part of the continent. The fact that it is attached to the continent by over a hundred miles of road, seems a slight bending of the truth, though you can take comfort from the fact that if you drove to get here, you would have passed the southernmost point of Florida. Either way, the ‘point’ of all this is that it is as far south as you can drive from continental US and as the car is king in the US, that has to account for something!
If you pick the right time, especially in February when we came, it is possible to enjoy the point in a fair amount of peace and gaze out across the Caribbean towards the horizon to realise just how close Cuba really is. There is also a plaque next to the buoy that explains about an undersea cable that once supplied power all the way out to Cuba.
Sure, it is a fairly hokey tourist attraction, but I was still glad that I had politely taken my turn in the orderly queue to take my souvenir picture! If you’re on your own, there’s bound to be someone else in the same boat eager to lend a helping hand for a return of the favour--a natural ice-breaker if ever there was one!
The easiest way to reach Southpoint is to walk straight down Duval St until you hit South St and turn right for just one block.
For the curious, ''South Point’ in Hawai''i is the southernmost point of all the USA.
From journal Driving the Florida Keys
March 28, 2001
It was late afternoon, and probably one of the most popular times of day to visit this monument, but still, we were not too impressed. It was just a tourist attraction, with not much else to offer. Sure it was neat to see, but there are much better places to waste your time and film in Key West.
From journal Spring Break in Key West
Key West, Florida
July 14, 2006
From journal Florida Keys
October 9, 2000
From journal Home away from home
Overland Park, Kansas
September 14, 2000
Much debate has been discussed over what is the southernmost point in the continental U.S. because Key West is, in fact, an island. Therefore, is it considered part of the continent or not? Either way, the point gives you some perspective in how small you are on this gigantic planet.
At the Southernmost Point I stared out into the ocean and imagine how far it is to Cuba. A plaque next to the buoy explains about the cable in the water which, at one time, supplied power to Cuba.
The "point" of the whole experience is to take a picture to prove you have been there.
From journal The American Amsterdam
August 31, 2005
From journal A Week of Adventures in Weston
April 15, 2004
From journal Key West -- April 2004