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1960s - the Castaways Hotel in Sunny Isles at night, home of the world famous Wreck Bar
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1960's - the Castaways Hotel in Sunny Isles at night, home of the world famous Wreck Bar

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sandy13-Jun-2011 05:08
put myself through grad school at FAU with money earned as bar maid at Castaways' many bars ! anyone remember Judy at the Ginza bar? Ah. . . the days of the over endowed Miami Dolphins' players sunning in their speedos and drinking at the oceanside outdoor bars
Jack Edgar 28-Feb-2011 03:27
We use to stay at a motel down the street from the Castaways called the Golden Arrow motel. I have cousins who use to live in Hialeah and worked for Eastern Airlines back in the 60's. I remember my dad and mom along with my cousins would go over to the Castaways and Wreck Bar and drink a couple of Singa Por Slings. They would bring us back the umbrellas from the drinks. I remember getting my butt beat at Remo's Itallion rest because I did not like the food. I also remember eating at the "Hot Shops". One fond memory I have also is walking under the road at Haulover beach. My daughter and I were in Miami last April 2010 and went by that area, the tunnel is still there but Haulover Beach is now a nude beach. What great memories I have also of Crandon Park Zoo with the train and animals. The Sequarium was also fun. Getting back to the Golden Arrow motel, I remember crossing Collins Ave and going over to a Hotel on the Atlantic side and eating Danish pastries at a coffee shop. I am so glad I found this site it has brought back many special memories of my childhood years vacationing in Miami. Thank you for taking us down memory lane. I am lucky that my dad took quite a few 8mm home movies that I can go back and watch. Thanks, Jack from Tampa, Florida, keep up the good work.
tony 18-Feb-2011 14:07
Born and raised in Hialeah (1956). The wreck bar is where I purchased my first cocktail...they had the little tamborenes and sticks with little balls on the end to bang on the table...great memories...thanks!
Don Boyd09-Jul-2010 21:27
Joy, welcome to the site and thank you for posting. I'm sending you an e-mail about your photos. Only the site owner can add photos and I'll be glad to add yours but they'll have to be in the Individuals & Small Groups gallery with the other individuals and small groups.

Don
Joy 09-Jul-2010 03:47
I've got photos of me and my friends here in 1966 - or maybe it was 1965. It was fantastic. Let me know if I can post the photos and I will. Great memories.
JC 19-Apr-2010 20:04
What a great picture, stayed here in the 60's and went to the wreck bar evey night
what a blast. Thanks for bringing back a great memory.
Leighton 02-Jan-2010 19:13
Seeing what's there now, just makes you sick. The significance of Mid-Century commercial architecture is reaching Miami too late - by 20 years, I guess. Other cities are rushing to save it - Palm Springs, the New Jersey coast - by I suppose that beachfront property is just too important.