Son of a Bahamian immigrant, Key largo Louie wandered the Florida keys during the depression years.  Among other endeavors, Louie cultivated a remarkable tanning oil using native Florida Keys ingredients.  He bottled this now legendary oil himself and sold it to tourists traveling between Key West and the Old Flagler Railroad.

A few years ago, a construction worker discovered some notes in an old tavernier house about to be demolished.  Among the find was the famous tanning oil formula.  Again, sold throughout the keys, along with its companion product, Three Way Sun Creme, the original Key Largo Louie Tanning Oil is as popular as ever.  Unlike Flagler’s railroad, Louie somehow survived the 1935 Hurricane, but soon disappeared and was never seen in the Florida Keys.