Missing iconic Key West sign found on Fort Myers Beach

Published: October 12, 2017 7:32 AM EDT
Updated: October 12, 2017 10:52 AM EDT

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. An iconic sign will soon return to its rightful home in Key West.

The “Welcome to Key West” sign that greeted visitors on U.S. 1 went missing after Hurricane Irma hit the state on Sept. 10, the Miami Herald reports. The sign may have been knocked down during the storm.

An unidentified couple dropped off the sign early Thursday morning at the Key West Express docking station on Fort Myers Beach. Crew members loaded it onto the vessel before departing at 8:30 a.m.

The Key West Express is also delivering supplies to victims of the hurricane-stricken island. Charters resumed Oct. 5.

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