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The Yankee Freedom Dry Tortugas National Park Blog offers insightful information about a variety of things to do in Key West along with news articles and interesting facts about the treasured historical landmark. Check back often for updated content, special events, and promotions.

Doctor Who Aided Lincoln’s Killer Is ‘Cleared’

The New York Times February 14, 1993 More than a century after his death, Dr. Samuel A. Mudd's appeal to clear his name as a conspirator in Abraham Lincoln's assassination was finally ...

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Guilt of Lincoln Assassin’s Doctor Is Affirmed

The New York Times July 26, 1992 Rejecting the recommendation of a military board, the Army has decided that Samuel A. Mudd, the doctor who set John Wilkes Booth's broken leg in ...

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Doctor Defended in Lincoln’s Death

The New York Times January 3, 1992 Dr. Richard Mudd has worked so long trying to clear his grandfather of complicity in Abraham Lincoln's assassination that he was dumbfounded when he learned ...

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Forbidding fortress set amid splendor of Keys

NorthJersey.com - The Washington Post By Fergus Bordewich Published: December 24, 2011 Our first sight of Fort Jefferson from our excursion boat, the Yankee Freedom, was of a thin dark scratch across the ...

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7 National Parks You’ve Never Heard of

CNN Travel By Ryan Murphy Published: November 11, 2011 On November 7, Great Falls in Paterson, New Jersey, became the latest addition to the national park family. After a long fight by Paterson ...

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The Big Year’ Could Give Florida Birding a Big Boost

FoxNews.com By Chelle Koster Walton Published: October 16, 2011 "The Big Year," a comedy about competitive birders played by Owen Wilson, Jack Black, and Steve Martin, opened in theatres this weekend. Based on Mark ...

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The Florida Big Week

The Miami Herald - Florida Travel By Chelle Koster Walton Published: 10-17-11 In a state that’s a major stop on birds’ fall migration route, here’s a guide for spotting some of the 485 ...

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15 Secret Islands You Need to Visit Now

Florida Travel + Life By Claudia Miller Published: April 2011 The sun casts a soft glow on a crisp clear morning in Key West's Historic Seaport as I board the Yankee Freedom III, ...

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PVA Announces 2010 Roger Murphy National Maritime Safety Award Winner

The Maritime Executive February 8, 2011, Alexandria, VA — Captain Cory Gauron, Yankee Roamer, Key West, FL is the recipient of the 2010 Roger Murphy Maritime Safety Award. The award was ...

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CBS News From Lesser Known, Gorgeous National Parks

Dry Tortugas, Fla. Why go? It's the seventh least-visited national park, with only about 52,000 visitors in 2009. Best-known for its birding colonies and rich marine life, it's one of the ...

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