Here's another example of Florida's island mysteries that have yet to be documented: Google Maps clearly shows a sandy island called Sharker's Island. It's located at a sort of three-way waterway intersection of Lido Key, Bird Key and Bay Isle. No Street View available, which you may find a no-brainer since there's no streets, but that hasn't stopped Google before.
Curious, I did a Google search and found there's essentially nothing on the web about this damn island. How is that even possible in the year 2013 when you can even manuever around inside Scott Base on a remote mountain in Antarctica?
Some guy's personal profile that's been duplicated amongst a bunch of spam-echo sites states "An awesome place I've visited: Sharker's Island", and a realtor's website mentions it in passing: "...easy access to either Roberts Bay and the Intracoastal Waterway, the Gulf of Mexico via Sharker's Island or directly to downtown Sarasota across the northern bridge off Siesta Drive."
And that's it.
Undeterred, I tried to use Google Maps Street View to see if the island could be seen from other shores, but Street View doesn't extend far enough on Bird Key, and the view from Bay Isle would come tantalizingly close if not blocked by someone's beach house:
Looks like I have another island to add to my bucket list.
Of course, it looks as if there's literally nothing there - not even a tree or a patch of grass - but who cares? I'll just sit there with a parasol and drink a Yuengling, while pouring a little out in the sand for my dead homies Ernest Hemingway and John Ringling.