Today in Keys History

The dredge at work during the Key West Harbor dredge in 1966.

1888: A carrier pigeon message service was established by the signal office at Key West. The purpose of the new service was to bring the island into better communication with the Bahamas. General Greely ordered the necessary loft fixtures and training baskets for 500 birds.

1890: Commodore Ralph Monroe arrived at Key West from Miami on his yacht Eaglette.