At 1 pm on the sunny afternoon of May 4, 1942, the master of the 9,767-ton British tanker Eclipse was confused to see a torpedo speeding toward him from the beach near the Boynton Beach Inlet. Incredibly, the 220 foot-long submarine U-564, commanded by German ace Reinhard “Teddy” Suhren, had …Read More »
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West Palm Beach Restaurants on the Water
The typography of Palm Beach County has a vast amount of lakes, canals and limitless ocean. We have visitors asking where they can find restaurants on the water to enjoy a meal and drinks with friends and beautiful views. Here are some of our suggestions:Read More »
JFK’s Doomsday Bunker on Peanut Island
On October 27, 1962, during the Cuban Missile Crisis, the aircraft carrier USS Randolph and eleven destroyers detected the Soviet diesel-electric submarine B-59 in the Windward Passage between the southern-most tip of Cuba and Haiti. They began depth charging, totally unaware that the Soviet submarine was carrying a nuclear torpedo …Read More »
West Palm Beach Greenmarket Reopens
Fresh from being voted the Best Farmers Market in the United States, the West Palm Beach GreenMarket has reopened. There will be 30 new vendors this season, raising the total count to 100. New local vendors include Bartnick’s Bagels, Baguette Plus Baking Company, Brown Family Farm and Crab Island Seafood …Read More »
The Barefoot Mailman
In the mid-19th century, the sixty-eight mile stretch of coastline between present-day Palm Beach and Miami had remained largely untouched since Ponce de Leon sailed past in 1513. Local Native American tribes such as the Jeaga and Tekesta had disappeared in the early 1700s, but it was still wild country …Read More »