To Top

1943 Photo of Patrol Jeep at Pigeon Key **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

Nice USCG-related photo.

“1943 Press Photo Patrol Jeep Checks Out With Guard Before Leaving Pigeon Key, FL. This is an original press photo. To the U.S. Coast Guard falls the task of guarding Florida’s overseas highway, which links Key West, site of a naval operating base, with the mainland. at Pigeon Key, midway on the 7-mile bridge, is a Coast Guard patrol base. Here a jeep on patrol checks out with the guard before leaving the base. Photo measures 10 x 8.5 inches. Photo is dated 3-16-1943.”

1943-03-16-checking-out-jeep1

1943-03-16-checking-out-jeep2

 

One comment on “1943 Photo of Patrol Jeep at Pigeon Key **SOLD**

  1. Steve Kreisher

    It was easier access back then. That connection from the now “private island” to the newer and higher “flyover style bridge” is a challenging steep climb, or drop, that the low gearing of a Willys would be good for. Once at the top, tittering on the edge of the ramp ‘before accessing into 65MPH (plus) traffic’ on the bridge, it can be scary, especially with a manual shift vehicle, as you do not want to ‘stall it’ and coast back down… backwards, or get run over by fast traffic approaching… Some call it progress???

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Subscribe without commenting