How did an alligator-infested swamp transform into America’s No. 1 island travel destination?
It wasn’t easy!
In celebration of modern Marco Island's 50th birthday in 2015, author Michael Coleman has published Marco Island, Florida’s Gulf Playground, a compelling 110-page editorial and photographic narrative showcasing the island’s miraculous conversion from sacred Indian ground and backwater trading post to the posh, world-class resort/leisure community it is today.
Marco Island, Florida’s Gulf Playground reads more like a page-turning novel as opposed to the fact-based account Coleman and his editorial team have accurately portrayed. But as you’ll soon learn flipping through the pages, there’s more to this remarkable gem than just iconic white sand beaches and sparkling mansions on perfectly-carved man-made canals . . . much more!
Eight of the island’s top authors, writers and photographers - Elizabeth "Betsy'' Perdichizzi, Don Farmer & Chris Curle, Tom Williams, Marion Nicolay, Quentin Roux, Joel Gewirtz & Barry Howe - collaborated with Coleman on the two-year project.