National Geographic : 1950 Jan
© National Geographic Society ' Old-timers Gather at the Water Front; Their Topic Invariably Is the Sea Key West's retired skippers, once comfortably en throned on their favorite bench, will spin many a tale about wreckers, filibusters, gunrunners. and rumrun ners. Charter boats, some renting for $50 a day. rock in Garrison Bight Yacht Basin. Kodachromies by J.. Baylor Roberts * Tennis Star Sarah Palfrey Cooke (Left) Gives a Lesson to a Winter Visitor In the thirties so many calamities befell Key West that 12,000 residents depended on relief. To restore prosperity, the city dressed up as a tropical resort. Citizens cleaned beaches, redecorated houses. Forty thousand visitors came the first season.