Dry Tortugas is Central or Eastern Time?

Aaron Brown asb110273 at gmail.com
Fri Mar 4 22:58:30 UTC 2011

I should add that I also just changed the page at
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dry_Tortugas to show Dry Tortugas as
Eastern, rather than Central Time.


On Fri, Mar 4, 2011 at 2:55 PM, Aaron Brown <asb110273 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I just went to Dry Tortugas National Park last weekend, about 70 miles
> west of Key West.  Before going, I had noticed that wikipedia
> (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Time_Zone#North_America)
> mentioned that there was some debate about if the Dry Tortugas were in
> the Central or the Eastern time zone.  While there, I went into the
> bookstore and asked if there was any truth to them being on Central
> Time.  They looked at me as if this was the first they ever heard
> about this.  In fact, it doesn't make any sense that they would be on
> anything other than Eastern Time as 99% of those visiting there are
> arriving via Key West, which is on Eastern Time.  So, I went and
> modified the wikipedia page to remove the apparent misinformation
> about Dry Tortugas possibly being on Central Time.  I then did a
> google search and came up with a couple of pages
> (http://keywestseaplanecharters.com/Tips-Secrets/default.asp,
> http://www.mendosa.com/fitnessblog/?p=6947) claiming that they are
> officially on Central Time, but that Eastern Time is used there.  Is
> there any truth to Dry Tortugas being officially on Central Time?  Did
> they used to be on Central Time in the past?
> Aaron

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