Our island community was hit hard when Hurricane Ian came ashore on September 28, 2022. Almost every home on the island was damaged, lives were lost, and our beach town was decimated. Since most of our historic structures were old, many were washed away with the storm surge. The EIHS has been working hard to preserve the history of our island by remembering these sites before it is too late. This page lists only a few of the sites we lost. Our book, Lost Icons of Fort Myers Beach will be published soon and will include vivid descriptions and photos of the icons that were swept away in the storm surge.