This section will cover the history of the first non Indians to inhabitant Pine Island and the surrounding islands. The first were the Spanish fishermen who sailed up the west coast of Florida from Cuba to take advantage of fish rich waters around Pine Island.  The pirates followed the Spanish and were in search of another kind of riches.  Then our modern families started to show up, as outlined in the next section.

Cuban Fishermen
A Petition From Some Latin-American Fishermen; 1853
The Spanish Fisheries of Charlotte
The Pirates and Ship Wrecks of Charlotte Harbor
José Gaspar
Brewster Baker
First Modern Day Settlers
Captain John Smith
The Padilla Family
The Hord Family
The Knight Family

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