St. Augustine in Saint Johns County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Francis and Mary Usina Bridge
Just as the bridge spans the North River to connect the St. Augustine mainland with Vilano and North Beach, so too the Usinas were strong links between the communities.
For half a century Captain Usina skippered the sightseeing vessel, Victory II, on Matanzas Bay; with his wife Mary he pioneered in development and improvement of North Beach as St. Augustine expanded to include that area.
Mary Borum Usina, 1909 - 1989
Erected 1995 by St. John County Commission in cooperation with the St. Augustine Historical Society.
Location. 29° 54.755′ N, 81° 18.6′ W. Marker is in St. Augustine, Florida, in Saint Johns County. Marker is on North Ocean Boulevard (State Highway A1A), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Augustine FL 32084, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park (approx. half a mile away); Gault Street (approx. half a mile away); First Spanish Muster Site in Florida The 1910 Mary Peck House (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Old St. Johns County Jail (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Great Cross (approx. 0.6 miles away); Spreading the Wealth Since 1900 (approx. 0.6 miles away); Chain Gangs (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in St. Augustine.
Also see . . . Bridges of St. Johns County, part 1: Gateway to Vilano Beach. (Submitted on September 25, 2011, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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