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Eustis in Lake County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Boat Works

Eustis Lake Walk

 
 
Boat Works Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, February 4, 2021
1. Boat Works Marker
Inscription.  Custom boat building was one of the early businesses in Eustis. Bassett Boats Works, founded in 1926, constructed some of the first outboard powered cabin cruisers and the first powered glass-bottom boats famous at Silver Springs. Pilings from this business are still visible in the water near the end of Gottsche Avenue.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 28° 51.406′ N, 81° 41.197′ W. Marker is in Eustis, Florida, in Lake County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of North Bay Street (Florida Route 19) and Gottsche Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Marker is mounted on the east-side railing along the Eustis Lake Walk, about 100 yards west of North Bay Street and 40 yards north of West Gottsche Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Eustis FL 32726, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lake Eustis (here, next to this marker); Entrance Names (within shouting distance of this marker); The Pavilion (within shouting distance of this marker); Ferran Park
Boat Works Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, February 4, 2021
2. Boat Works Marker
(looking east • North Bay Street in distant background)
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Memorial Band Shell (about 300 feet away); Clifford House (about 500 feet away); On The Waterfront (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named The Clifford House (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eustis.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Eustis Lake Walk
 
Boat Works Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, February 4, 2021
3. Boat Works Marker
(looking north • marker is mounted on the Eustis Lake Walk railing, on the right [east] side of the gazebo, overlooking the fomer Boat Works site)
Boat Works Pilings image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, February 4, 2021
4. Boat Works Pilings
(Bassett Boats Works pilings visible in the water • Lake Eustis in background)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 4, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 6, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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