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Sugarloaf Key gained its name from the sugarloaf pineapples once grown in the area. Just north of US 1 at the airport entrance is Bat Tower, an island landmark and a monument to a futile attempt to manipulate nature. Built in 1929 by fishing resort owner R.C. Perky, the tower was to become home to a colony of bats intended to feed on the resident mosquito population; once the bats were released they flew away, and the mosquitoes remained.
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