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Updated: 09/09/2014 04:14:01PM

The North Jetty — an old park that is new again

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PHOTO BY KIM COOL

The picnic pavilion at North Jetty Park in Nokomis is filled with family parties before noon on a recent Sunday.

PHOTO BY KIM COOL

Long ago, the building today known affectionately as the North Jetty Fish Camp at North Jetty Park in Nokomis was a street car in Tampa. Look closely at the roof and at the west end of "building.'

By KIM COOL

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On a recent Sunday drive along Casey Key Road, I discovered an old park that is new again — the North Jetty Park in Nokomis.

The site of an old (nearly 70 years) Tampa streetcar which served as the North Jetty Fish Camp for at least the past 35 years, the fish camp was the subject of a lengthy series of articles by Venice Gondolier Sun guest writer Deirdre Callanan. Only a discerning viewer can find hints of its origin.

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