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This country came from the sea.  Almost all of us have ancestors who came across oceans to be here, much of our early growth and prosperity came from fishing, boat building and trade, and the oceans served as a protective barrier for many years.  Here are nine pages of places that celebrate that heritage.  Let us know of those we've missed.  
 

Maritime Florida

 

 

 
Maritime Pages:  AK-CA, CA-DE, FLGA-LA, MAMD, MEMI to Mun, MI-NC, NH-OH, PA-ZZ  

  FL

  Apalachicola

  Apalachicola Maritime Museum

  268 Water St

  PO Box 625

  Apalachicola  FL  32320    

  Phone  904 653-8700

  Alt Web http://www.forgotten-florida.com/museums.htm

  Description  AS OF 8/06 PROBABLY CLOSED -ALL REFERENCES LEAD TO

                    DEAD LINKS gulf coast schooner and southern maritime history

  Type of Resource  Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Maritime

  Building Type Ship

  New or Updated:  8/10/2006


Florida
Homestead
Biscayne National Underwater
9710 SW 328th Street
Homestead FL  33033
Phone 
305 230-7275
Web Site
Description
Type of Resource 
Nature
Primary Focus  Maritime
Kind of Activity  Sea Life

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Florida
Fort Pierce
Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution
5600 US 1 North
Fort Pierce FL 34946
Phone 561 465-2400
Web Site http://www.hboi.edu/index_02.html
Description Aquaculture, biomedical, dolphin, engineering, marine mammal, marine operations, marine science -- mostly research & education, but facility & some lagoon tours are offered to the public.
Type of Resource Activity
Primary Focus Maritime
Field of Study/Science Facility Ecology
New or Updated: 05/06/2003

Florida
Jacksonville
Jacksonville Maritime Museum Society
1015 Museum Circle
Jacksonville FL
Phone 
904 398-9011
Web Site  http://www.jaxmarmus.com/
E-mail  mailto:rzbz@aug.com
Description  features large model of Saratoga aircraft carrier
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
Primary Focus  Maritime
Collection G-M  Models

Florida
Jensen Beach
Maritime and Yachting Museum - Florida
3006 NW Federal Highway
Jensen Beach FL   34957
Phone 
561 692-1234
Web Site
Description 
several vessels in collection
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
Primary Focus  Maritime
Building Type  Ship

Florida
Jupiter
Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse
Lighthouse Park
500 Capt Armour's Way
Jupiter FL
Phone 561 747-8380
Alt Phone 561 747-6639
Web Site http://www.lrhs.org/JIL.htm
Description lighthouse on top of Indian shell mound, designed by George Meade, later Union General, still active maritime aid
Type of Resource Specialty Museum
Primary Focus Maritime
Building Type Lighthouse
Era 1860
Owner/Operator: Loxahatchee River Historical Society
New or Updated: 05/14/2003

Florida
Key Largo
Maritime Museum of the Florida Keys
102670 Highway US 1
Key Largo FL  33037
Phone 
305 451-6444
Web Site  http://www.atocha1622.com/
Description  shipwreck relics, reconstructed shipwreck site
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
Primary Focus  Maritime

  Florida
Key West
Key West Shipwreck Historeum

1 Whitehead Street
Key West FL  33040
Phone 
305 292-8990
Web Site  www.shipwreckhistoreum.com/
E-mail  mailto:shipwreck@historictours.com
Description  history of shipwrecks and salvage in location that once averaged a wreck a week
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
Primary Focus  Maritime

Key West Lighthouse Museum and Keepers Quarters

308 Whitehead Street
Key West FL
Phone 
305 294-0012
Web Site  http://www.kwahs.com/lighthouse.htm
Description  rebuilt tower now maintained as it looked when deactivated in 1969
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
Primary Focus  Maritime
Building Type  Lighthouse
Era  1847

Wrecker's Museum

322 Duval St
Key West FL  33040
Phone 
305 294-9602
Web Site  *****
Description  oldest wooden building in Key West, build by a sea captain
Type of Resource  House Museum
Primary Focus  Maritime
Era  1826


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Florida
Palm Beach
Palm Beach Maritime Museum
Pt Palm Beach Maritime Bldg #404
Palm Beach FL
Phone 
407 659-0800
Web Site  www.software-factory.com/fam/fam_pbmm.html
Description
Type of Resource 
Specialty Museum
Primary Focus  Maritime

Florida
Panama City Beach
Museum of Man in the Sea
17314 Beach Parkway
Panama City Beach FL 32413
Phone
850 235-4101
Web Site
http://www.diveweb.com/iod/mmits.html
Description
diving and undersea exploration -- scuba and other historic underwater equipment
Type of Resource
Specialty Museum
Primary Focus
Maritime
Collection N-Z Scuba
Owner/Operator:
Institute of Diving
New or Updated: 06/28/2003

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Florida
Saint Augustine
Saint Augustine Lighthouse & Museum
81 Lighthouse Avenue
Saint Augustine FL 32080
Phone 904 829-0745
Web Site http://www.staugustinelighthouse.com/
Description climb 200 steps to the top of the tower in still-active lighthouse, Visitor Center with shipwreck & maritime history
Type of Resource Historic Place
Primary Focus Maritime
Building Type Lighthouse
Era 1874

Florida
Stuart
Gilbert's Bar House of Refuge
301 SE MacArthur Boulevard
Stuart FL  34996
Phone
Web Site 
*****
Description  Shipwreck Rescue station on Hutchinson Island - active until 1940
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
Primary Focus  Maritime
Building Type  Civic
Era  1876

Florida
Tampa
SS American Victory
705 Channelside Dr
Tampa FL  33602
Phone 
813 228-8766
Web Site  http://www.americanvictory.org/main.asp
E-mail  mailto:info@americanvictory.org
Description  one of 534 Victory merchant ships built at end of WWII to replace the Liberty ships
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
Primary Focus  Maritime
Building Type Ship

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