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Enjoying a Post-Irma Sunset Cruise in Key West
By Tom Adkinson

KEY WEST, Fla. – A sailboat full of Key West vacationers glides along as one of the Florida Keys’ famous sunsets takes shape.

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Keywest Sunset cruise. Image by Tom Adkinson.

Key West and most of the Florida Keys quickly reopened in the wake of Hurricane Irma, which roared through Florida in September. The legendary 113-mile-long Overseas Highway is open, Key West’s airport is flying and Key West’s cruise port is operating as normal. More than 70 percent of the hotel rooms in the Florida Keys are open (95 percent in Key West and 85 percent in Key Largo), and because the region’s economy is so dependent on visitors, tourism businesses are eager to see guests over the winter.

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Published November 16, 2017

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