Historic Markers Across Florida

Port Canaveral Historic Milestones

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Location: is at the intersection of Glen Cheek Drive and Flounder Street, Cape Canaveral, FL
County: Brevard
Coordinates: N 28° 24.503    W 080° 36.914
  28.40838333    -80.61523333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


Port Canaveral Historic Milestones
November 4, 1953

Port dedicated by U.S. Senator Spessard L. Holland. Serving on the Canaveral Port Authority Board of Commissioners: Colonel Noah Butt, Chairman; David S. Nisbet; L.M. Carpenter; A.A. Dunn and G.W. Laycock. N.M. Argabrite, Secretary. Barbara Smith, Assistant Secretary.

Historic Timeline
1878 – Harbor proposed to Congress by U.S. Navy
1939 – Canaveral Port Authority established by Florida Legislature
1941 – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recommended construction
1945 – Congress approved construction
1950 – Construction began