JFK bunker, historic Coast Guard buildings in disrepair as port awaits offer

The Coast Guard station, a two-story frame Colonial Revival-style building built in 1936, served as a base for coastal patrols and rescue missions during World War II. The building, along with the Cold War-era John F. Kennedy bunker and boathouse, are closed to the public while efforts are ongoing to refurbish them.


PALM BEACH, Fla. (Tribune News Service) While President Trump is at Mar-a-Lago adding to Palm Beach County's presidential lore this week, one of his predecessor's landmarks literally gathers dust not faraway.The Cold War fallout bunker built by the U.S. Navy in 1961 for President John F. Kennedy today remains closed to the public.

The Peanut Island shelter and nearby historical Coast Guard station and house, which were closed to public tours in October 2017, are showing the signs of abandonment.

Paint is chipping and weeds cover walkways at the former Coast Guard structures. Windows broken by vandals, including one who tossed a coconut threw a glass pane, are now boarded up with plywood.