Another note from a See Cedar Key visitor

In connection with the poetry solicitation, I received this note from a visitor to the site over the weekend….

Hi Steve,

I found this photo I took on our first visit to CK in October, 1986.  The damage from the 1985 hurricane Elena can be seen on the dock in the foreground.  Photo taken from the balcony of room 208 in The Island Place.  I don’t know whether you care to use it, but you’re welcome to it in any event.

Best wishes,

Bob Seitz

Balcony form Robert Seitz-1

I love this image.  It’s a great perspective of the honeymoon cottage.  You’ll notice that in 1986 all four walls of the Thomas Guest House were still erect and in seemly relatively good shape, despite hurricane Elena.   The pier that is shown destroyed in the middle of the photo was rebuilt into a double deck pier.  Earlier this year the double deck pier was once again destroyed!!    I think I have some before and after shots of the double-deck pier which I will post in the near future…

Bob also sent me the following shots that were taken in April of 1988.   They show the destroyed pier being rebuilt into a double-deck pier…



Robert Seitz has been visiting Cedar Key since 1986.  He is the author of “Nora”, a very interesting book loosely based on Cedar Key.   I read Nora this spring and found it to be very intriguing and a good read!

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A note from a visitor to See Cedar Key

I received this touching note from a site visitor over the weekend…  I am publishing it here with her permission…


A month ago I made plans to visit Cedar Key with my husband, whom of which we were celebrating 30 yrs of marriage. 

We rented Aunt May’s Cottage, which is a beautiful spot on the island. While searching for Cedar Key info, I found your site and submitted a poem. 

Along with celebrating the joy of 30yrs of being married, I needed a quiet place to reflect as I lost my Mother after a long illness on April 1st this year. These past few days have been the most peaceful times I have had in many years. Cedar Key is awesome. 

Attached are a couple of  photos I snapped as storms approached a couple of different afternoons. Thought you may enjoy it.  I have not cropped or straightened so they may be crooked since the wind was blowing quite hard and I did not want to set tripod up during storm.

Thanks for having a website that is a joy to look at. I love good photography (taking it and looking at it) and yours is awesome.  I will keep check on your site for more pictures and we will be returning to Cedar Key. 

Have a safe and happy weekend.

Gina Marcengill



I love these shots taken by Gina on July 3rd and 4th, 2013.   For anyone considering submitting a poem for my solicitation

[here], these shots should give you further inspiration.   Compare the current state of the honeymoon cottage to the image taken by Bob Seitz in 1986 [here]

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SeeCedarKey images are getting around…

On a 24 ft. billboard for Nature’s Landing Condominiums….


The billboard is along highway 24 leading into Cedar Key.


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Last fall I was asked for a particular image to be used as a double page spread in a major RV magazine.   I haven’t located an on-line reference for that magazine yet, but hope to.

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Recently several images were featured in an article on Summer Getaways in Lifestyles Magazine.

Cedar Key Twilight

An excerpt of the article is here: Lifestyles Magazine Summer Getaways – Cedar Key.

The online version of the printed magazine can be found

[here].   Cedar Key is featured on page 47.

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In addition to these, several images from SeeCedarKey grace the walls of homes and offices in Cedar Key.  If you happen to see an image on the site that you would like to have on your wall, feel free to email me at: to inquire.  All that I charge is a very modest amount to cover my time in preparing the images for printing.

I truly enjoy the challenge of trying to capture interesting aspects of the area and then sharing them with people.   When people tell me they have enjoyed this site or any of my images – that’s my reward for doing this.

Like any town in America, Cedar Key has it’s issues and its struggles.  But what it has most is the American Spirit of pushing on no matter what comes its way.   And come its way, it has!  All you have to do is a little research on this little town to realize that the saying “Come Hell or High Water” could have originated here! 

What was once the second larget city in Florida is now a quaint little villiage with an atmosphere that takes you back in time…   In todays crazy-busy world, that’s a really good thing.  And, it’s great for the blood pressure!

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