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Dry Tortugas National Park is in the Gulf of Mexico, 70 miles west of Key West, Florida. Accessible only by boat or seaplane, the 100-square mile park is mostly open water with seven small islands, plus protected coral reefs.
The legendary 19th-century Fort Jefferson is one of the largest forts ever built to protect one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes. Known as the “Guardian of the Gulf,” the fort was also used as a prison during the American Civil War, mainly for Union deserters. Its most famous prisoner was Dr. Samuel Mudd, the physician who set the broken leg of John Wilkes Booth.
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