Historic Markers Across Florida

Jonathan Dickinson Shipwreck

Marker ID: FLHM F-57
Location: Jonathan Dickinson State Park, at park entrance of
County: Martin
Coordinates: N 27° 00.231    W 080° 06.096
  27.00385    -80.1016
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMJ4D


Jonathan Dickinson Shipwreck

Three miles to the east on Sept. 23, 1696, the British barkentine Reformation foundered off Jupiter Island. The 24 survivors included a party of Quakers bound from Jamaica to Pennsylvania. Leader of the Quakers was Jonathan Dickinson who described the trials of the group in his book, "God´s Protecting Providence", the first account of Indians on the southeast coast. Attacked by Indians and driven northward, the party arrived at St. Augustine in November, 1696.

Sponsors: In Cooperation With Jonathan Dickinson Chapter D.A.R.

F-57 In Cooperation With Jonathan Dickinson Chapter D.A.R. 1961


City: Tequesta