We had passed this several times but not until we visited Windley Key State Park did we realize what it was. Make a quick stop and read the placards available there to get a history lesson.
Hurricane Monument at Mile Marker 81.6 is the center of Morada Way this is where the historic 1935 monument stands. This place has always appealed to the artists and craftsmen.
It is a monument. How do you review such? It is however very near the edge of the road but maybe if you go at 4 am the waves can be heard over the traffic noise.
While the monument is nice, and honors something meaningful, it is not what I would consider an attraction. It is easily visible from the road, and that may be enough. Check it out on your way up or down the keys.
Located on the lefthand side of US1 as you drive south through Islamorada, it is easy to miss. I agree with another reviewer that it isn't a must-see but it is an interesting piece of history.
The Keys is not afraid to tell their history.A gentle reminder to those that gave so we could enjoy. A nice stop and a nice park. There is a documentary on PBT on this story.
I try to stop here as I pas to remember those who lost their souls to the storms. its a beautiful little park where you can park your car, take photos and relax on your way down the keys
Take a few minutes, stop by this monument and read about all the people who died in this surprise hurricane while working on the overseas railroad. Imagine what they encountered. The remains of many are laid to rest at this site. Many others, never found.