Preserving Key West’s Famous Landmarks
Key West is full of famous landmarks. Ernest Hemingway’s House, the Harry S. Truman Little White House, and the Key West Custom House are all very well known. But, by far, the most famous and significant landmark in Key West is the Southernmost Point Buoy, a concrete anchored buoy that marks the southernmost point in the continental United States.
The Southernmost Point Buoy, which is closer to Cuba than it is to Miami, has become one the most photographed spots in all of Florida. Located at the corner of South and Whitehead Street, the Southernmost Point Buoy is just a few blocks away from the Rent Key West Vacations office.
Hurricane Irma Blasts the Southernmost Point
During hurricane Irma, extreme wind and waves blasted against our beloved Key West landmark. The weather was so strong that some of the paint was stripped away. But like the island itself, the Southernmost Point Buoy stood strong.
Commemorating Key West after Irma
To commemorate Irma and honor Key West, this iconic buoy was recently repainted. It's now looking better than ever.
Danial Acosta, a local Key West artist, who has been painting the Southernmost buoy for over 40 years, worked with a great team to ensure that the Southernmost Point Buoy looks great.
This was a big step in the road to recovery on the Florida Keys. The Southernmost Point Buoy is a great symbol of the strength of the island of Key West. We are happy to see it get a fresh coat of paint!