1855: William Hackley recorded in his diary: Got underway about 5:30 A.M. with light air from the northeast. Saw Sandy Key from deck and the C…

1855: William Hackley recorded in his diary: Went on shore about 6. Daniel Davis and I to the same ponds down the plain while Felix Senac and …

1855: William Hackley recorded in his diary: Got on shore about 5. William Hinson and I go to the eastward and hunt deer. Felix Senac and Dani…

1855: William Hackley, 50-year-old married attorney, recorded in his diary: By 5 a.m. Daniel Davis and I went on shore to walk down to the wes…

1855: William Hackley recorded in his diary: Got underway about 6 and beat up inside of Key Vacas and came to anchor inside of Old Matacumbe a…

1855: William Hackley recorded in his diary: Rose at 4:30 and down to the wharf and took my things onboard the cutter and got off about 6 and …

1855: William Hackley recorded in his diary. Rose at 4:30 and walked on the beach. Bought 8 mullet for $.25 on the Fort Wharf. Returned and ba…

1855: William Hackley recorded in his diary: Got underway about 6 and beat up inside of Key Vacas and came to anchor inside of Old Matacumbe a…

1855: William Hackley recorded in his diary: Rose at 4:30 and down to the wharf and took my things onboard the cutter and got off about 6 and …

1855: William Hackley recorded in his diary. Rose at 4:30 and walked on the beach. Bought 8 mullet for $.25 on the Fort Wharf. Returned and ba…

1855: William Hackley recorded in his diary. Rose at 4 and went out to Sickmann’s Pond and sat till after sunrise and home by way of Linn’s Po…

1855: William Hackley recorded in his diary. Rose at 4:30 and went to Sickmann’s Pond and sat till after sunrise, saw nothing to shoot. Return…

1846: The Great Hurricane of 1846 struck Key West and by noon full hurricane winds were blowing with a storm surge of over seven feet. All bui…

1855: William Hackley, 50-year-old married attorney, recorded in his diary: Rose at 4:30. Shot 1 Teal, 1 Shoveler Duck and 1 Sora. Returned an…

1855: William Hackley recorded in his diary: Rose at 5 and walked round by the beach and Simonton Road. Returned and bathed. At 8:35 a.m. baro…

1855: William Hackley recorded in his diary: Rose at 4:20 and went to the market and walked up to the Army Barracks and found so much water fe…

1855: William Hackley recorded in his diary: Rose about 5 and bathed. At 9:15 a.m. barometer 29.57, thermometer 87.5, wind south southwest 1, …

1855: William Hackley recorded in his diary: Rose at 4:30 and went to the Market. At 8:30 a.m. barometer 29.57.5, thermometer 86, wind southea…

1855: William Hackley, 49-year-old married attorney, recorded in his diary: Rose at 4:30 and went to the market got some fish. Returned and ba…