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Sanford in Seminole County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Marina Isle

 
 
Marina Isle Marker image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, December 30, 2011
1. Marina Isle Marker
Inscription. Marina Isle was designated by the City of Sanford in 1964 to improve the boat basin created by Memorial Park and the Palmetto Avenue Jetty. The 13 acre, $2 million dollar island was built with fill pumped from the bottom of Lake Monroe. The design included boat slips, a motel, and a dry storage building. Construction began in 1966 and was completed in 1967.
 
Location. 28° 48.981′ N, 81° 15.863′ W. Marker is in Sanford, Florida, in Seminole County. Marker can be reached from North Palmetto Avenue. Click for map. The marker stands along the broad, northern edge of Marina Isle/Island, on a public sidewalk overlooking Lake Monroe. From where North Palmetto Avenue ends, follow the sidewalk which continues north, then turn right (east) upon reaching the lake. Marker is in this post office area: Sanford FL 32771, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Johns River and Lake Monroe (within shouting distance of this marker); Steamboats (approx. 0.2 miles away); Citrus to Celery (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Gate City of South Florida (approx. 0.2 miles away); World War II (approx. 0.2 miles away);
Marina Isle Marker image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, December 30, 2011
2. Marina Isle Marker
Early stages of land formation
City of Sanford World War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Korean War (approx. mile away); Vietnam War (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Sanford.
 
More about this marker. The marker includes three aerial photos showing different phases of the island's construction.
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesWaterways & Vessels
 
Marina Isle Marker image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, December 30, 2011
3. Marina Isle Marker
The island begins to take shape.
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4. Marina Isle Marker
Marina Isle around the time of its completion
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5. Marina Isle Marker
Mainland view of Marina Isle image. Click for full size.
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6. Mainland view of Marina Isle
Seen looking west from the Sanford Riverwalk, Marina Island extends out into Lake Monroe.
Entrance to Marina Island image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, December 30, 2011
7. Entrance to Marina Island
This sign appears along North Palmetto Avenue as it extends past the natural shoreline onto the man-made island.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. This page has been viewed 254 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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