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Learn about “Florida’s Maritime Past” this summer

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The Florida Maritime Museum in Cortez is working with Lifelong Learning Academy (LLA) to present a four-week course on "Florida’s Maritime Past". Water has shaped daily life throughout Florida’s history. This course traces that influence through more than 500 years, highlighting important events and figures and looking at how these weave together to created the state’s rich history and maritime heritage.

Presented chronologically, classes will cover the Calusa (Native Americans of Florida’s southwest coast whose culture was based on fishing), Florida from the 1500s to the present, boatbuilding and shipwrecks, and marine archaeology.

Classes will meet on Thursdays from 4 to 6:30 p.m., beginning July 7th. Cost of the 4-week course is $54 for LLA members, $60 for non-members. Seating is limited. To register please contact the Lifelong Learning Academy at (941) 359- 4296 or visit LLA's website: