Cape Canaveral in Brevard County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
To and From the Banana River
Florida’s largest lock connects the ocean to the Banana River. Ships, fishing and pleasure boats, barges and even space vehicles use Canaveral Lock to access the Port. Gates on the extra-wide lock open to adjust water levels. This ensures vessels’ safe passage to or from Brevard County’s beautiful inland waterways. The Canaveral Locks have acoustical detection devices to protect manatees from injury.
Watch manatees play in the Canaveral Lock! The estuary seagrass beds are a food source for these herbivores.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Animals • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 28° 24.388′ N, 80° 37.056′ W. Marker is in Cape Canaveral, Florida, in Brevard County. Marker can be reached from Dave Nisbet Drive 0.2 miles west of George J. King Boulevard, on the right when traveling west. The marker is located on the 7th floor observation deck of the Exploration Tower of Port Canaveral. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 670 Dave Nisbet Dr, Cape Canaveral FL 32920, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this markerCruise In, Cruise Out (here, next to this marker); From Village to Mega-Port (here, next to this marker); Military at Work in the Port (here, next to this marker); "We Have Liftoff" (here, next to this marker); Historic Downtown Titusville (a few steps from this marker); Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (a few steps from this marker); Port Canaveral Historic Milestones (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Port Canaveral Historic Milestones (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cape Canaveral.
Also see . . . Exploration Tower of Port Canaveral. (Submitted on January 10, 2021, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 10, 2021, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 10, 2021, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.