Cape Romano, Marco Island

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Cape Romano is a cape at the southern end of Caxambas Island, just south of Marco Island and northwest of the Ten Thousand Islands in Collier County, Florida.Calusa Indians founded the settlement and called it Manataca. Juan Ponce de León briefly stopped at Manataca on his first trip from Puerto Rico to Florida, but the Indians tried to fight him off.Cape Romano is where Hurricane Wilma made its first U.S. landfall in October 2005. In 2008, Tropical Storm Fay came ashore near the cape, as had the 1910 Cuba hurricane.
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  • Boated around Cape Romano, passing by these structures. An artist told me this had once been a private home, off the grid, and ultimately abandoned by it's owner. It looks odd and unattractive!  more »
  • We took a dolphin cruise and part of the cruise entailed stopping by Cape Romano. This is a previous home site that is now within the water and uninhabitable. In looking at what the structure looked l...  more »
  • We had rented a boat and found our way to Cape Romano. It is such an interesting place. The pod houses provide a good fishing spot and the island is full of surprises.  more »

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