Cubans Lost At Sea Memorial

IMG_2103There’s a tiny overlooked plaque that 1,000’s of people stand beside everyday that only a handful ever read! It’s very hard to read due to years of being weathered and unfortunately the patterned marble doesn’t help either.

In photographing it, I went right to it since there wasn’t a single person waiting in line to see it but myself. On the other hand, I walked around 40 people who were waiting in line to have their picture taken with the Southernmost Buoy only 8 ft away to its right. The Cubans Lost At Sea Memorial plaque reads as follows: “October 10, 1993 A.D. In honor of the generosity of the people of the United States of America to the people of Cuba. This memorial is dedicated in honor of the thousands of Cubans that have lost their lives at sea, looking for freedom and social justice in this great melting pot, America, the leader in democracy”. Isn’t it great being an educated traveler finding sites that others have missed!

You can find the Cubans Lost At Sea Memorial at the corner of South Street & Whitehead Street in-between the equally unknown Cuban Telegraph Cable Building to the left and the Southernmost Buoy on the right directly behind the lady in the red shirt pictured below. You know what, just ask where the Southernmost Buoy is because not even Conchs (Key West locals) know where the Cubans Lost At Sea Memorial is!

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