Useppa Island

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This island is named after a girl named Useppa who was kidnapped in Havana and imprisoned on this island by the pirate, Jose Gaspar. He murdered her here (beheaded her), and people swear they still see her headless ghost along the shore.

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Geographic Information

Useppa Island, FL
United States

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26.6621188, -82.21282150000002
Lee County, Florida
Nearest Towns:
Pineland, FL (3.7 mi.)
Bokeelia, FL (4.5 mi.)
Pine Island Center, FL (6.7 mi.)
Matlacha, FL (9.0 mi.)
Matlacha Isles-Matlacha Shores, FL (9.6 mi.)
Captiva, FL (9.8 mi.)
Burnt Store Marina, FL (12.3 mi.)
Saint James City, FL (14.1 mi.)
Rotonda, FL (16.0 mi.)
Punta Rassa, FL (17.3 mi.)


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  1. Actually the island is named after an Italian fisherman who operated a fish camp there in the early 1900s: Guiseppe, which later somehow lost the “G”

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