A Pleasurable May Evening At The Mound House

This year the 62nd Annual Florida Anthropology society held its annual meeting in Fort Myers, Florida. The opening reception was held at the mound house on Estero Island. Construction began on this mound in 100B.C. The ancient Calusa occupied this mound as well as the Spanish and Cuban fisherman. A great time was had meeting new people, visiting with old friends and former students. A highlight was discussing the possibilities of going to Cuba in the future with a volunteer group from St. Augustine. The great thing about this historic site is you can reach it by land OR by water. The back dock is 45 minutes from Captiva Island. The pictures here were taken on top of the mound.
Brian Holaway

I have been a Shelling Guide to Cayo Costa State Park since 1995. Many people know me as the Shelling Guide and Captain with Captiva Cruises over the past 20 years. In 2016 I began solely offering private small boat charters to the islands of Pine Island Sound including Cayo Costa State Park, Cabbage Key, Useppa Island, Pine Island and North Captiva. I am a certified Florida Master Naturalist, licensed USCG Captain, avocational photographer, seashell enthusiast and passionate about the history, people and culture of Southwest Florida, especially Cayo Costa. I volunteer as a member of Friends of Cayo Costa State Park and have great respect for the heritage of Cayo Costa. My goal is to provide guests with an overall experience and appreciation for the waters, islands, shells, plants, marine life, wildlife, history and people of this unique area of Southwest Florida.

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