Historic Markers Across Florida



Made Land



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Location: on Palafox Wharf, Pensacola
County: Escambia
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Waymark: None
 



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"Made" land for 5 blocks northward. Estimated 60 A. of red granite from Sweden: broken tile from France: chalk from Wales: blue stone from Italy: dredging from the Scheldt and Thames: blue granite from South America: lava from Mt. Pelee. Material came as ballast in sailing vessels seeking lumber. U.S. Government finally established waterfront designation and pierhead line.

Erected by Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce


Notes:

City: Pensacola, FL