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After hurried bite for lunch proceeded [[red underline]] Southward [[/red underline]] and towards 3P.M dropped anchor before little dock off [[red underline]] Islamorada. [[/red underline]] Good anchorage. Bought 20 gallon of gasoline from a [[red underline]] Mr Coster [[/red underline]] who has large plantation there, got [[red underline]] coconuts fresh from trees. [[/red underline]] A tall negro who helps to carry my gasoline tells me the landing place is on [[red underline]] Matteson Orange Grove [[/red underline]] Quiet pleasant shelter for the night. Engine has run very well again.
Jan 7. Up early. Pleasant weather. Easterly breeze. Left shortly after 8A.M. no trouble finding my way to [[red underline]] Long Key [[/red underline]] where anchored about 10 A.M. went ashore Clean looking attractive place. fisher
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men hotel. Separate building simple but [[red underline]] clean and cheerful. coconut palms everywhere. [[/red underline]]
[[vertical notation in left margin]] [[red underline]] Lewis brought [[/red underline]] several fresh coconuts aboard which he got from the trees. [[/left margin]]
White sand and white sandy beach on ocean side
About one PM left Southward same good breeze. Touched bottom twice but managed to get off promptly. Anchored on western shore of [[red underline]] Bahia Honda Key [[/red underline]] before sunset. Good new engine ran well
[[vertical notation in red in left margin]] Cygnet [[/left margin]] Noticed all the [[red underline]] sponge sloops [[/red underline]] anchor in cove near railroad trestle (Excellent anchorage but sinuous entrance Spent evening arranging my navigation notes. Sent a telegram to Celine from Long Key.
[[strikethrough]] Westerly [[/strikethrough]] Easterly breeze all night but comfortable
Jan 8. Lewis made buckwheat cakes for breakfast. I went out alone in dinghy 
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