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Mexico Beach in Bay County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Vamar

(formerly Eleanor Bolling)

 
 
Vamar Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 15, 2014
1. Vamar Marker
Inscription.
Built in 1919 for the British Navy, this 170-foot steamer originally was christened Kilmarnock. Admiral Richard E. Byrd purchased the ship for use in his Antarctic expedition of 1928-30 and renamed her Eleanor Bolling in honor of his mother.

Sold to a lumber company and again renamed, Vamar sank here under mysterious circumstances in 1942.

State Underwater Archaeological Preserve
A Florida Heritage Site

 
Erected by State Underwater Archaeological Preserve.
 
Location. 29° 57.211′ N, 85° 25.683′ W. Marker is in Mexico Beach, Florida, in Bay County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 98 and Canal Parkway, on the right when traveling east on U.S. 98. Touch for map. Marker is located in the Mexico Beach Visitors Center parking lot. Marker is at or near this postal address: 102 Canal Parkway, Mexico Beach FL 32410, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 17 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Crèvecoeur (approx. 4.2 miles away); The Florida Constitution (approx. 13.6 miles away); Old Callaway One-Room School House (approx. 15.3 miles away); Site of Loftin's Ferry (approx. 16.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
Vamar Marker (<i>pedestal view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 15, 2014
2. Vamar Marker (pedestal view)
View showing the cubic cement pedestal upon which this marker is mounted.
 Eleanor Boling - Vamar - Lumbership Wreck. Mexico Beach Artificial Reef Association (Submitted on May 16, 2014, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. ExplorationIndustry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels
 
Vamar Marker (<i>Visitor Center view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 15, 2014
3. Vamar Marker (Visitor Center view)
View from behind the marker showing the Mexico Beach Visitor Center and parking lot in the background.
Vamar Marker (<i>canal view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 15, 2014
4. Vamar Marker (canal view)
View of marker showing Canal Parkway and the canal in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 23, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 16, 2014, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 331 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 16, 2014, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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