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1950's view of the road to Captiva

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Date Issued:
1963
Summary:
The road to Captiva was threatened by erosion as it ran at water's edge along the Gulf of Mexico. Erosional forces increased in the 1920s with hurricane action, until much of the island had been eaten away, and in the late 1980s beach renourishment was initiated to slow the problem. Many other potential remedies were tried, such as the "dog-leg" groins running perpendicular to the shore in this photo.
Title: 1950's view of the road to Captiva.
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Type of Resource: still image
Issuance: single unit
Date Issued: 1963
Physical Form: electronic resource
Extent: 1 black and white photograph
Summary: The road to Captiva was threatened by erosion as it ran at water's edge along the Gulf of Mexico. Erosional forces increased in the 1920s with hurricane action, until much of the island had been eaten away, and in the late 1980s beach renourishment was initiated to slow the problem. Many other potential remedies were tried, such as the "dog-leg" groins running perpendicular to the shore in this photo.
Identifier: SW00001605 (IID), 47499 (digitool), fgcu:21724 (fedora)
Note(s): Digitized as part of the Digitizing Southwest Florida Heritage Project. This project has been funded under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by the Florida Department of State, Division of Library and Information Services
Originally digitized by Southwest Florida Library Network as part of the Digitizing Southwest Florida Heritage Project and PALMM Project, 2004 in collaboration with the Sanibel Public Library. Project was funded under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by the Florida Department of State, Division of Library and Information Services.
Subject(s): Groins (Shore protection)
Sanibel Island (Fla.) -- History
Sanibel (Fla.)
Captiva Island (Fla.)
dog-leg groins
Captiva Drive
Held by: Sanibel Public Library, Sanibel Island, Florida
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