The Army Corps of Engineers would have you believe the erosion problems on Lido Key stem from actions of John Ringling. Not buying it. Ringling connected the Cerol Isles, but it was still just sand and responded to natural forces.
The Corps never mentions the decisions that were made to allow the construction of buildings out into what was open beach or open water in 1948.
|South Lido, Groundhog Day 1948. The Lido casino appears in the upper right. |
Note where Ben Franklin Drive ends.
This is the image used to create the graphic above.