Rafters

Rafters (HM1KNQ)

Location: Islamorada, FL 33036 Monroe County
Country: United States of America

N 24° 53.365', W 80° 40.567'

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This plaque is in memory of the many Cubans who were desperate to leave Castros' communist Cuba. They left their homes and families trying to cross the 90 miles of sea in rafts, innertubes or anything that would float.

Not knowing what rough seas and storms would be encountered, hundreds or even thousands were lost and never heard from again.

This is in memory of those who lost their lives, and those who made it to this country. They are now free, contributing to their new homeland here as teachers, business people, political leaders and the economy of our state.
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HM NumberHM1KNQ
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Date Added Friday, May 22nd, 2015 at 2:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 532712 N 2752742
Decimal Degrees24.88941667, -80.67611667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 24° 53.365', W 80° 40.567'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds24° 53' 21.9" N, 80° 40' 34.02" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)305
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near U.S. 1, Islamorada FL 33036, US
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