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Southernmost Point Buoy In Key West Shines Again

For years tourists have flocked to take photos at Key West's Southernmost Point Marker.

That came to a halt when the concrete buoy was damaged during Hurricane Irma. But the buoy is photo-ready again.

The Florida Keys News Bureau reports that the City of Key West hired Danny Acosta, the original artist, and artist Henry DelValle to repaint the graphics on the Florida Key's most photographed tourism icon.

The colorful marker represents the southernmost point of land in the continental United States.

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Danny Acosta (left), the artist who first painted the iconic buoy,  teamed up with Henry DelValle to restore the Southernmost Point marker.
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City of Key West
Danny Acosta (left), the artist who first painted the iconic buoy, teamed up with Henry DelValle to restore the Southernmost Point marker.

Artists Henry DelValle and Danny Acosta putting the finishing touches on the refurbished Southernmost Point Buoy. Mr. Acosta is the original artist to paint the iconic landmark.
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City of Key West
Artists Henry DelValle and Danny Acosta putting the finishing touches on the refurbished Southernmost Point Buoy. Mr. Acosta is the original artist to paint the iconic landmark.

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