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Ponce Inlet in Volusia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Bronze Bell

"1000 Pounder"

 
 
Bronze Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, August 14, 2010
1. Bronze Bell Marker
Inscription.  This bell, salvaged from a sunken sea buoy at the Charleston Harbor entrance channel, was minted in 1911 for the U.S. Lighthouse Service (USLHS). The 1000 Pounders were used as fog signals on harbor entrance buoys, on lightships, and at some lighthouses.
 
Erected by Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse Museum. (Marker Number 11.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Historic Bells, and the Lighthouses series lists.
 
Location. 29° 4.824′ N, 80° 55.687′ W. Marker is in Ponce Inlet, Florida, in Volusia County. Marker is on South Peninsula Drive south of Ocean Way Drive. The marker is on the grounds of the Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4931 South Peninsula Drive, Port Orange FL 32127, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jesse Linzy (a few steps from this marker); 16th Century Anchor (a few steps from this marker); Oil Storage House (within shouting distance of this
Bronze Bell and Marker image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, August 14, 2010
2. Bronze Bell and Marker
On the bell is engraved:
USLHS
1911
marker); Kedge Anchor (within shouting distance of this marker); Gladys Meyer Davis Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Ponce Inlet Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Principal Keeper's Dwelling (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Assistant Keeper's Dwelling (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ponce Inlet.
 
More about this marker. The marker stands beside the "1000 Pounder" bell, within the museum compound and in front of the Ayres Davies Lens Exhibit Building. The marker may be seen at a distance from outside the museum complex.
 
Bronze Bell and Marker image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, August 14, 2010
3. Bronze Bell and Marker
In front of the Ayres Davies Lens Exhibit Building
Bronze Bell and Marker image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, August 14, 2010
4. Bronze Bell and Marker
To the left is the Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse.
Bronze Bell and Marker image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, August 14, 2010
5. Bronze Bell and Marker
In the Lighthouse Museum compound
The Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, August 14, 2010
6. The Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse
A National Historic Landmark
Bronze Bell marker is in the lower right corner.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 29, 2010, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. This page has been viewed 795 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 29, 2010, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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