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Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet, Peanut Island, Palm Beach and Riviera Beach, FL aerial and regular Photos Gallery

I was assigned as a seaman to Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet on Peanut Island from June to December 1967 when I was promoted and transferred. I transferred to this station from Group Baltimore on a mutual exchange of stations with SN Manuel Zurita who wanted to get closer to his home in the Philadelphia area.

We had 19 Coasties assigned to the station and CWO4(BOSN) Rex W. Coulson was our great CO. The next station north was Ft. Pierce and the next station south was Miami Beach so we covered the area about halfway to each of those stations and out eastward to the Bahamas. Seamen/Firemen and below pulled port and starboard duty at night and on weekends and it was a very busy station while I was assigned there. We were the only ones on the island most of the week and the wind whispering through the pines was the only noise that we usually heard. The Coast Guard moved to a new station on the mainland in 1995, increasing the time and distance for rescue responses to the ocean via the inlet. There are more old photos from the station located at http://www.pbase.com/donboyd/friends_don60s and http://www.pbase.com/airlinerphotos/uscg

I visited Peanut Island and the former station on January 7th, 2007, for the first time in 38 years and was amazed at the difference on the island which is now a Palm Beach County park. All the beautiful tall and shady dark green Australian Pines were gone and it reminded me of a desert in parts. While it was great to create an island county park for the enjoyment of residents and tourists, the elimination of all the shade provided by the tall pines was tough to see. I could understand the elimination of non-native species in an environmentally sensitive area but most of the county has already been paved and built over with non-native asphalt and concrete so why eliminate the greenery, shade and bird habitat like this? The only bald eagle nests in Dade and Broward counties in recent years were in Australian Pines, probably because they are the tallest trees in the region. And besides, the island itself is man-made from dredging the Intra Coastal Waterway and the inlet, which is hardly "native." If you truly want to be "native" then fill in Lake Worth Inlet/Palm Beach Inlet and restore the lake to fresh water like it was before the inlet was dug. Speaking of "native", the Australian Pines have been in South Florida far longer than 95% of the residents and it is usually "non-native" immigrants from up North or from countries south of us that usually decide to remove our old "non-native" trees and the tremendous shade they produce. Ugly imposing non-native condoms are being built along the precious shorelines ruining the view and blocking the sea breezes for many and Palm Beach County is concerned with living breathing tall Australian Pines? Give us a break!

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1967 - U. S. Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet on Peanut Island
1967 - U. S. Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet on Peanut Island
Early 1970's - Miami Herald Article on Palm Beach trying to annex Peanut Island
Early 1970's - Miami Herald Article on Palm Beach trying to annex Peanut Island
1972 - Draft of report by BM2 Ron Ritchie on history and future of Peanut Island, Page 1
1972 - Draft of report by BM2 Ron Ritchie on history and future of Peanut Island, Page 1
1972 - Draft of report by BM2 Ron Ritchie on history and future of Peanut Island, Page 2
1972 - Draft of report by BM2 Ron Ritchie on history and future of Peanut Island, Page 2
1972 - Draft of report by BM2 Ron Ritchie on history and future of Peanut Island, Page 3
1972 - Draft of report by BM2 Ron Ritchie on history and future of Peanut Island, Page 3
1972 - Draft of report by BM2 Ron Ritchie on history and future of Peanut Island, Page 4
1972 - Draft of report by BM2 Ron Ritchie on history and future of Peanut Island, Page 4
1972 - Draft of report by BM2 Ron Ritchie on history and future of Peanut Island, Page 5
1972 - Draft of report by BM2 Ron Ritchie on history and future of Peanut Island, Page 5
1973 - Station house at Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet on Peanut Island
1973 - Station house at Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet on Peanut Island
1973 - CG-30592 and CG-40485 at Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet
1973 - CG-30592 and CG-40485 at Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet
1976 - Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet on Peanut Island photo
1976 - Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet on Peanut Island photo
1976 - Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet on Peanut Island
1976 - Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet on Peanut Island
1976 - Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet on Peanut Island
1976 - Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet on Peanut Island
1976 - Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet on Peanut Island
1976 - Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet on Peanut Island
1976 - Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet on Peanut Island
1976 - Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet on Peanut Island
1976 - Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet on Peanut Island and Palm Beach in foreground
1976 - Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet on Peanut Island and Palm Beach in foreground
1976 - Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet on Peanut Island
1976 - Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet on Peanut Island
1976 - Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet on Peanut Island
1976 - Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet on Peanut Island
1976 - Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet on Peanut Island
1976 - Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet on Peanut Island
1976 - Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet on Peanut Island
1976 - Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet on Peanut Island
1981 - Aerial view of Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet on Peanut Island
1981 - Aerial view of Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet on Peanut Island
1981 - Aerial view of Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet on Peanut Island
1981 - Aerial view of Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet on Peanut Island
1981 - Aerial view of Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet on Peanut Island
1981 - Aerial view of Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet on Peanut Island
1981 - Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet on Peanut Island
1981 - Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet on Peanut Island
1987 - West Palm Beach (left), Peanut Island (top), and Palm Beach (right)
1987 - West Palm Beach (left), Peanut Island (top), and Palm Beach (right)
2007 - West side of Peanut Island looking north landscape stock photo #0848
2007 - West side of Peanut Island looking north landscape stock photo #0848
2007 - West side of Peanut Island landscape stock photo #0849
2007 - West side of Peanut Island landscape stock photo #0849
2007 - Southwest corner of Peanut Island landscape stock photo #0850
2007 - Southwest corner of Peanut Island landscape stock photo #0850
2007 - South end of Peanut Island landscape stock photo #0851
2007 - South end of Peanut Island landscape stock photo #0851
2007 - Former Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet on Peanut Island building stock photo #0852
2007 - Former Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet on Peanut Island building stock photo #0852
2007 - Former Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet on Peanut Island building stock photo #0853
2007 - Former Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet on Peanut Island building stock photo #0853
2007 - Former Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet on Peanut Island building stock photo #0854
2007 - Former Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet on Peanut Island building stock photo #0854
2007 - Passengers on the Peanut Island Ferry recreation stock photo #0855
2007 - Passengers on the Peanut Island Ferry recreation stock photo #0855
2007 - East side of the former Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet on Peanut Island landscape stock photo #0856
2007 - East side of the former Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet on Peanut Island landscape stock photo #0856
2007 - Lake Worth Inlet south of Peanut Island landscape stock photo #0857
2007 - Lake Worth Inlet south of Peanut Island landscape stock photo #0857
2007 - Lake Worth Inlet, Palm Beach on right, landscape stock photo #0859
2007 - Lake Worth Inlet, Palm Beach on right, landscape stock photo #0859
2007 - East side beach on Peanut Island recreation stock photo #0860
2007 - East side beach on Peanut Island recreation stock photo #0860
2007 - East side of Peanut Island County Park recreation stock photo #0757
2007 - East side of Peanut Island County Park recreation stock photo #0757
2007 - East side of Peanut Island County Park recreation stock photo #0758
2007 - East side of Peanut Island County Park recreation stock photo #0758
2007 - East side of Peanut Island County Park recreation stock photo #0759
2007 - East side of Peanut Island County Park recreation stock photo #0759
2007 - East side of Peanut Island County Park landscape stock photo #0760
2007 - East side of Peanut Island County Park landscape stock photo #0760
2007 - East side of Peanut Island County Park recreation stock photo #0861
2007 - East side of Peanut Island County Park recreation stock photo #0861
2007 - East side of Peanut Island County Park recreation stock photo #0862
2007 - East side of Peanut Island County Park recreation stock photo #0862
2007 - East side beach on Peanut Island County Park recreation stock photo #0864
2007 - East side beach on Peanut Island County Park recreation stock photo #0864
2007 - East side beach on Peanut Island County Park recreation stock photo #0865
2007 - East side beach on Peanut Island County Park recreation stock photo #0865
2007 - Southeast corner of Peanut Island County Park landscape stock photo #0761
2007 - Southeast corner of Peanut Island County Park landscape stock photo #0761
2007 - Southeast side of Peanut Island County Park landscape stock photo #0762
2007 - Southeast side of Peanut Island County Park landscape stock photo #0762
2007 - Southeast side of Peanut Island County Park recreation stock photo #0763
2007 - Southeast side of Peanut Island County Park recreation stock photo #0763
2007 - South side of Peanut Island County Park, Palm Beach on upper left, landscape stock photo #0764
2007 - South side of Peanut Island County Park, Palm Beach on upper left, landscape stock photo #0764
2007 - South side of Peanut Island County Park looking west landscape stock photo #0765
2007 - South side of Peanut Island County Park looking west landscape stock photo #0765
2007 - History of Peanut Island stock photo #0866
2007 - History of Peanut Island stock photo #0866
2007 - East side of former Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet house building stock photo #0867
2007 - East side of former Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet house building stock photo #0867
2007 - South side view of former Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet house building stock photo #0868
2007 - South side view of former Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet house building stock photo #0868
2007 - South side view of former Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet house building stock photo #0869
2007 - South side view of former Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet house building stock photo #0869
2007 - South side view of former Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet boathouse and house building stock photo #0870
2007 - South side view of former Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet boathouse and house building stock photo #0870
2007 - South side view of former Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet building stock photo #0871
2007 - South side view of former Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet building stock photo #0871
2007 - 1st floor TV and recreation room of former Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet stock photo #0872
2007 - 1st floor TV and recreation room of former Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet stock photo #0872
2007 - 1st floor watchstanders office at former Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet stock photo #0873
2007 - 1st floor watchstanders office at former Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet stock photo #0873
2007 - Blueprints for Mosquito Lagoon Coast Guard Station stock stock photo #0874
2007 - Blueprints for Mosquito Lagoon Coast Guard Station stock stock photo #0874
2007 - 1938 Blueprints for Mosquito Lagoon Coast Guard Station stock photo #0875
2007 - 1938 Blueprints for Mosquito Lagoon Coast Guard Station stock photo #0875
2007 - Former Commanding Officer's office at former Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet stock photo #0876
2007 - Former Commanding Officer's office at former Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet stock photo #0876
2007 - Former Admin Office at former Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet stock photo #0877
2007 - Former Admin Office at former Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet stock photo #0877
2007 - Former Admin Office at former Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet stock photo #0878
2007 - Former Admin Office at former Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet stock photo #0878
2007 - Former Seamen's Quarters on 2nd floor, east end, at former Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet stock photo #0879
2007 - Former Seamen's Quarters on 2nd floor, east end, at former Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet stock photo #0879
2007 - Former 2nd floor head at former Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet stock photo #0880
2007 - Former 2nd floor head at former Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet stock photo #0880
2007 - Former 2nd floor Petty Officers sleeping quarters at former Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet stock photo #0881
2007 - Former 2nd floor Petty Officers sleeping quarters at former Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet stock photo #0881
2007 - Former 2nd floor Petty Officers sleeping quarters at former Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet stock photo #0882
2007 - Former 2nd floor Petty Officers sleeping quarters at former Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet stock photo #0882
2007 - Former 3rd floor sleeping quarters at former Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet stock photo #0883
2007 - Former 3rd floor sleeping quarters at former Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet stock photo #0883
2007 - Former 3rd floor sleeping quarters at former Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet stock photo #0884
2007 - Former 3rd floor sleeping quarters at former Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet stock photo #0884
2007 - Former 4th floor watch tower at former Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet stock photo #0885
2007 - Former 4th floor watch tower at former Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet stock photo #0885
2007 - View of inlet from former 4th floor Watch Tower at former Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet stock photo #0886
2007 - View of inlet from former 4th floor Watch Tower at former Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet stock photo #0886
2007 - View of Palm Beach from former 4th floor Watch Tower at former Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet stock photo #0887
2007 - View of Palm Beach from former 4th floor Watch Tower at former Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet stock photo #0887
2007 - View of inlet from former 4th floor Watch Tower at former Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet stock photo #0888
2007 - View of inlet from former 4th floor Watch Tower at former Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet stock photo #0888
2007 - South view of majestic station house at Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet stock photo #0889
2007 - South view of majestic station house at Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet stock photo #0889
2007 - South view of majestic station house at Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet stock photo #0890
2007 - South view of majestic station house at Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet stock photo #0890
2007 - Former Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet house on Peanut Island building stock photo #0769
2007 - Former Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet house on Peanut Island building stock photo #0769
2007 - Entrance to the John F. Kennedy bomb bunker on Peanut Island landscape stock photo #0891
2007 - Entrance to the John F. Kennedy bomb bunker on Peanut Island landscape stock photo #0891
2007 - Kennedy Bunker sign at entrance to bomb shelter built for JFK stock photo #0891C
2007 - Kennedy Bunker sign at entrance to bomb shelter built for JFK stock photo #0891C
2007 - Letter from Seabee and 1961 orders to Seabees for Kennedy Bunker construction stock photo #0893
2007 - Letter from Seabee and 1961 orders to Seabees for Kennedy Bunker construction stock photo #0893
2007 - Seabees orders from 1961 for interior construction work at the Kennedy bomb shelter on Peanut Island stock photo #0893C
2007 - Seabees orders from 1961 for interior construction work at the Kennedy bomb shelter on Peanut Island stock photo #0893C
2007 - Interior of the John F. Kennedy Bomb Shelter on Peanut Island photo #0892
2007 - Interior of the John F. Kennedy Bomb Shelter on Peanut Island photo #0892
2007 - Entrance and exit tube for the Kennedy bomb shelter on Peanut Island stock photo #0897
2007 - Entrance and exit tube for the Kennedy bomb shelter on Peanut Island stock photo #0897
2007 - Protective door to the entrance/exit tube at the Kennedy bomb shelter on Peanut Island stock photo #0898
2007 - Protective door to the entrance/exit tube at the Kennedy bomb shelter on Peanut Island stock photo #0898
2007 - Southeast side of Peanut Island County park landscape photo #0899
2007 - Southeast side of Peanut Island County park landscape photo #0899
2007 - Southeast side of Peanut Island County park landscape photo #0900
2007 - Southeast side of Peanut Island County park landscape photo #0900
2007 - South view of former Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet on Peanut Island landscape stock photo #0904
2007 - South view of former Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet on Peanut Island landscape stock photo #0904
2007 - South view of former Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet on Peanut Island landscape stock photo #0905
2007 - South view of former Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet on Peanut Island landscape stock photo #0905
2007 - Southwest view of former Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet on Peanut Island landscape stock photo #0906
2007 - Southwest view of former Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet on Peanut Island landscape stock photo #0906
2007 - Southwest view of former Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet on Peanut Island landscape stock photo #0907
2007 - Southwest view of former Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet on Peanut Island landscape stock photo #0907
2007 - View of west side of Peanut Island County Park landscape stock photo #0908
2007 - View of west side of Peanut Island County Park landscape stock photo #0908
2007 - View of west side of Peanut Island County Park landscape stock photo #0909
2007 - View of west side of Peanut Island County Park landscape stock photo #0909
2007 - View of west side of Peanut Island County Park landscape stock photo #0910
2007 - View of west side of Peanut Island County Park landscape stock photo #0910
2007 - Captain Joe Montalbano of the Peanut Island Ferry stock photo #0912
2007 - Captain Joe Montalbano of the Peanut Island Ferry stock photo #0912
2012 - West Palm Beach and Palm Beach aerial landscape stock photo
2012 - West Palm Beach and Palm Beach aerial landscape stock photo
2012 - downtown West Palm Beach, Lake Worth and Palm Beach landscape aerial photo
2012 - downtown West Palm Beach, Lake Worth and Palm Beach landscape aerial photo
2012 - West Palm Beach, Lake Worth and Palm Beach landscape aerial photo
2012 - West Palm Beach, Lake Worth and Palm Beach landscape aerial photo
2012 - Palm Beach aerial landscape stock photo
2012 - Palm Beach aerial landscape stock photo
2012 - Palm Beach, Lake Worth Inlet and Singer Island aerial landscape stock photo
2012 - Palm Beach, Lake Worth Inlet and Singer Island aerial landscape stock photo
2012 - Palm Beach, Peanut Island, Lake Worth Inlet and Singer Island aerial landscape stock photo
2012 - Palm Beach, Peanut Island, Lake Worth Inlet and Singer Island aerial landscape stock photo
2012 - Palm Beach, Peanut Island, Lake Worth Inlet and Singer Island landscape aerial photo
2012 - Palm Beach, Peanut Island, Lake Worth Inlet and Singer Island landscape aerial photo
2012 - Palm Beach, Peanut Island, Lake Worth Inlet and Singer Island landscape aerial photo
2012 - Palm Beach, Peanut Island, Lake Worth Inlet and Singer Island landscape aerial photo
2012 - Palm Beach, Port of Palm Beach, Peanut Island, Lake Worth Inlet and Singer Island landscape aerial photo
2012 - Palm Beach, Port of Palm Beach, Peanut Island, Lake Worth Inlet and Singer Island landscape aerial photo
2012 - Peanut Island, home of the former Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet landscape aerial stock photo
2012 - Peanut Island, home of the former Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet landscape aerial stock photo
2012 - Palm Beach (left bottom), Port of Palm Beach (top) and Peanut Island landscape aerial stock photo
2012 - Palm Beach (left bottom), Port of Palm Beach (top) and Peanut Island landscape aerial stock photo