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JFK’s Doomsday Bunker on Peanut Island

Kennedy Bunker - 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 …

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When A German U-Boat Attacked Palm Beach County

When A German U-Boat Attacked Palm Beach County

At 1pm on the sunny afternoon of May 4, 1942, the master of the 9,767-ton British tanker Eclipse was horrified to see a torpedo speeding toward him from the shore near the Boynton Beach Inlet. Incredibly, the 220 foot-long submarine U-564, commanded by German ace Reinhard “Teddy” Suhren, had been …

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The Jeaga – Palm Beach County’s Indigenous Tribe

The Jeaga

In late April 1519, Juan Ponce de Leon made landfall at the Jupiter Inlet (Rio de la Cruz) with two ships, the Santa Maria de la Consolacion and the Santiago, to replenish water and firewood, and wait for a third ship, the Cristobal, to rejoin them. They were met by …

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$11.5M Mansion Sale Breaks West Palm Beach Real Estate Record

$11.5 Mansion Breaks West Palm Beach Real Estate Record

The $11.5 million sale of a mansion has set a new record for the sale of a single-family home in West Palm Beach. The 9,364-square-foot residence, located at 2914 Washington Road, easily shattered the record set only last year, more than doubling the $5.02 million sale of 5615 South Flagler …

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