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Old 02-15-2016, 08:11 PM   #1
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Default Lone palm tree at SW corner of Ft Pickens washed away

Some trees look out of place, and this was certainly one. It stood all by itself for many years, evidenced by its large size. My wife and I called it Palmer the palm tree. It was at the far southwest corner of the island, near the pass. Were there other palm trees out along the beach coast that were lost many years ago?

Palmer stood sentinel, alone for a while. We last saw this symbol of an island paradise in early December, when the tree was holding on to dear life, its last roots precariously clutching the island as waves ate at its water side. We went out there this afternoon and the tree was no more. We are now referring to that stretch of beach as Palmer Beach. December 2015


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The palm tree's shadow can be seen about 1/2 inch above the big G in Google at the bottom of the picture.

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It's the new lighthouse plam tree look.
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Rest in Peace Palmer.........
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Palmer may provide plenty of cover for dolphin, triple tail and other small fish. if I catch a wahoo off palmer this summer, I'll think of this post....
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Palmer took a swim about 2 months ago.
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Old 02-15-2016, 09:58 PM   #6
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Wow last time I was down there I thought there was a good stretch of beach maybe 100 feet separated Palmer from the gulf. I guess that stretch disappeared since summertime.
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RIP Palmer, may you produce many chicken dolphin and trigger!
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Sad to hear that i always look for palmer on my departures and returns
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I used to fish St. Catherines sound near Savannah, GA. There was a single palm tree along the northern shore that all the locals called the "Navigational Palm Tree"

Wonder if it's still there

Used to always make me sing this song ( a fitting tribute to Palmer ? )

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Mother nature and the famous beach re nourishment project. Pump sand from offshore and deposit it on beach and 4 years later it winds up in the pass. along with the palm tree. Corps of engineers spends millions in dreading pass and the beach re nourishment winds up in the hole in pass after a couple storms blow by.
There's a sunk paddle wheeler in the pass in 55 ft of water. after a dredging it is visible after beach re nourishment within 2 years it's under 20 ft of sand.
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