Historic Markers Across Florida



Sebastian



Marker ID: FLHM F-98
Location: U.S. 1 at Sebastian Inlet
County: Indian River
Coordinates: N 27° 49.038    W 080° 28.138
  27.8173    -80.46896666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM8RZY
 



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Sebastian


Settled in the 1870´s, Sebastian became an important trading and fishing center during the era of the river steamers. To improve commerce and fishing, pioneers in 1886 attempted unsuccessfully to link the ocean with the river via the Sebastian Inlet. A channel was successfully cut in 1895, but a storm filled the inlet with sand shortly afterwards. In 1921, it was reopened only to be closed again by erosion. Jetties were constructed later to protect the channel permanently.

FL Board of Parks and Historic Memorials - 1963



Notes:

City: Sebastian, FL