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Melbourne in Brevard County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Land Yacht Port-O-Call

 
 
Land Yacht Port-O-Call Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Cox, February 8, 2012
1. Land Yacht Port-O-Call Marker
Inscription. Land Yacht Port-O-Call, travel trailer park, originally for Airstream trailers only, was begun in 1969 on 21 acres leased from Melbourne Airport. In 1979 seven and one half acres were added to the park, making room for a total of 647 trailers.

Much of the work of developing the park was done by the residents themselves who were retirees from all across the United States and Canada. The park became a small community with its own post office, recreation hall and library. As in most communities, life-long friendships were form among the residents, many of whom were winter residents only. Each Autumn the year-roundd residents looked forward to the return of their friends.

Port-O-Call was closed in 2004, after 35 years at this location.
 
Location. 28° 5.227′ N, 80° 37.634′ W. Marker is in Melbourne, Florida, in Brevard County. Marker is at the intersection of Eddie Allan Road and Airport Boulevard, on the left when traveling east on Eddie Allan Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Melbourne FL 32901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Naval Air Station Melbourne (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lincoln Hotel (approx. half a mile away); Holy Trinity
Land Yacht Port-O-Call Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Cox, February 8, 2012
2. Land Yacht Port-O-Call Marker
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Melbourne Public Library (approx. one mile away); Site of First Permanent Log Cabin (approx. one mile away); Henegar School Complex (approx. 1.2 miles away); Tin Can Tourist Campground (approx. 1.3 miles away); Melbourne Ice Plant (approx. 1.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Melbourne.
 
Regarding Land Yacht Port-O-Call. The airport authority evicted the residents over their vocal objections to make way for a commercial project which failed to materialize. As of 2012, the streets of Land Yacht Port-O-Call stand vacant.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Jamie Cox of Melbourne, Florida. This page has been viewed 552 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Jamie Cox of Melbourne, Florida. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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