Historic Markers Across Florida



Port Canaveral Historic Milestones



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Location: on Glen Cheek Drive 0.3 miles west of Flounder Street, Cape Canaveral, FL
County: Brevard
Coordinates: N 28° 24.505    W 080° 37.093
  28.40841666    -80.61821666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



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Port Canaveral Historic Milestones
Fishing and Cargo Industries


1953 – Commercial fishing began
1954 – First oil imported for Central Florida power plants
1955 – First merchant ship, S/S Mormac Sprucearrived
1962 – First bulk cement silos built
1966 – First newsprint imported by Abitibi Consolidated
1968 – First rock shrimp commercial processing developed by Rodney Thompson
1978 – First grapefruit exported to Japan
1990 – Morton salt plant constructed