“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Boynton Beach in Palm Beach County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)

South Lake Worth Inlet

South Lake Worth Inlet Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, August 3, 2016
1. South Lake Worth Inlet Marker
Inscription. The South Lake Worth Inlet was constructed between 1925 and 1927 to improve water quality and circulation between the south end of Lake Worth and the Atlantic Ocean. The first inlet to Lake Worth was cut in the mid-19th century at the north end of the barrier island of Palm Beach, and was stabilized for navigation in 1917. Though not originally designed for navigation, the South Lake Worth Inlet has become a highly popular passage for fishing boats, pleasure boats, and other small craft. One of the first boats to navigate through the inlet was operated by Capt. Walter (Pop) Lyman, a commercial fishermen. During World War II, the Mar Lago Hotel, which overlooked the inlet, was used by the U.S. Coast Guard as a lookout post for enemy submarines. The hotel was torn down before Palm Beach County purchased the property in 1974 to construct Ocean Inlet Park. The jetties and seawalls surrounding the inlet were known as “Fish Haven,” and professional anglers, sports fishermen, and families came here to cast their lines into the water. The area has been a sight-seeing destination for both visitors and locals and used for family picnics, birthdays, graduation parties, and other celebrations and gatherings.
Erected 2013 by The Robert Neff family, the Boynton Beach Historical Society, and The
South Lake Worth Inlet Marker in parking loop image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, August 3, 2016
2. South Lake Worth Inlet Marker in parking loop
Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-760.)
Location. 26° 32.713′ N, 80° 2.66′ W. Marker is in Boynton Beach, Florida, in Palm Beach County. Marker can be reached from North Ocean Boulevard (Florida Route A1A) 0.1 miles north of Sea Lake Drive, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is located in the northern parking lot of Ocean Inlet Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6990 North Ocean Boulevard, Boynton Beach FL 33435, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 1913 Boynton Elementary School (approx. 1.7 miles away); Boynton Woman's Club (approx. 2 miles away); Chapel Of The Holy Spirit (approx. 2.2 miles away); Evergreen Cemetery (approx. 3 miles away); North Ocean Boulevard (approx. 3.2 miles away); Bethesda Memorial Hospital (approx. 3.2 miles away); Coastal Patrol Base No. 3 (approx. 3.9 miles away); a different marker also named North Ocean Boulevard (approx. 4.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Boynton Beach.
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesWar, World IIWaterways & Vessels
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 98 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on August 10, 2016.
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