VIDEO: The History of Sanibel Island

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Beyond Sanibel’s beautiful beaches, fantastic fishing, sea-shell covered shores and leisurely island lifestyle is its rich history.

The historical fact we are most proud of here at Port Sanibel Marina is that the Silver King Tarpon was first caught in the gulf, just miles from Sanibel Island. To learn more historical facts about the island watch the video below:


To find out more about Sanibel’s history, check out some of our past blog posts, including:

Remembering Esperanza Woodring for Women’s History Month

Baseball: A Favorite Pastime in Lee County

Legends of Sanibel’s Pirate Past

Way Back When: The History of Sanibel

What’s in a Name? De-mystifying Island Names in the Sanibel Area

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