This weekend’s visit by President Donald Trump, the first to Palm Beach since he was sworn in, by no means marks the first time Air Force One has been parked at Palm Beach International Airport.
And as always, interested sightseers will want to take a look at America’s most recognized flying machine.
Not to worry. You can’t miss it, says Bruce Pelly, Palm Beach County’s director of airports.
“It’s a 747,” Pelly said Wednesday. “You can pretty well see it from almost anywhere at the airport.”
Pelly said it will be the Secret Service that decides exactly where the plane sits during Trump’s stay, but most likely it will be near the U.S. Customs office, a small building along Southern Boulevard on PBIA’s south side.
Which, Pelly noted, is about where private citizen Trump used to park his no-less-recognized private plane. The one that says “Trump.”
No one has seen a Caribbean monk seal for six decades, and none have been sighted in Florida in nearly a century.
Now archaeologists say they have found a prehistoric tooth from the extinct animal along the Intracoastal Waterway in Palm Beach. They say it’s the first evidence ever that the seal lived in what’s now Palm Beach County, which was mostly uninhabited — at least by white settlers — until the late 1800s.
Archeologists from the Broward County-based Archaeological and Historical Conservancy found the tooth last month, executive director Robert S. Carr told the Palm Beach Post Tuesday from Davie. He said his group is “99.9 percent sure” it’s from one of the long-gone seals; “the tooth is “very distinctive.”
He said it’s 500 to 1,000 years old.
Carr also said in a press release that the seal’s “occurrence at a prehistoric site in Palm Beach indicates that it was also hunted by prehistoric peoples including the Jeaga. He added that monk seal remains in Florida “are rare, but also have been found (at) Tequesta sites at the mouth of the Miami River and other sites along the Florida coast and the Bahamas.”
So in the meantime, the county plans to spend $809 a month to rent space in an executive suites building right next to the park that’s owned by Symphony Workplaces. The deal is through January, with a month-by-month option after that, the memo said.