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West Palm Beach, Florida: JFK Bomb Shelter on Peanut Island (Closed) Team Field Report

On Peanut Island in the Lake Worth Lagoon. Accessible by ferry or kayak from Riviera Beach Marina, 200 E. 13th Street, Riviera Beach, FL.
Closed due to budget cuts: Oct. 2017.

JFK Bomb Shelter.

JFK Bomb Shelter on Peanut Island

Where Camelot-on-Florida-Vacation would have hunkered down if the bombs fell. Closed due to budget cuts. Report... [01/26/2016]

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JFK Bunker.

JFK Bomb Shelter on Peanut Island

The President's bomb shelter was built by the SeaBees [Construction Battalion] under the direction of the Secret Service. Peanut Island is very near the Kennedy Compound in Palm Beach and the bunker was a nuclear war contingency facility during the Cuban Missile Crisis. It is a stark reminder of the Cold War at its peak, and our military past is certainly relevant today!

[P Qualter, 06/08/2008]
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