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Eau Gallie Yacht Basin

 
 
Eau Gallie Yacht Basin Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jamie Cox, October 30, 2011
1. Eau Gallie Yacht Basin Marker
Inscription.  Aaron Bennett established the Eau Gallie Yacht Basin in 1896. But even before that the basin was the terminus of a steamboat line in the days before the railroad reached Eau Gallie.

Phillip David Barbour, a native of Louisville, KY. was the man who really developed the Yacht basin, beginning about 1920.

He established the Eau Gallie boat concern and made improvements to the harbor. During the period of Barbour's ownership, yachtsmen from all over the country kept their yachts here and the basin became renown in yachting circles.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1896.
 
Location. 28° 7.62′ N, 80° 37.67′ W. Marker is in Melbourne, Florida, in Brevard County. Marker is on Young Street, 0.1 miles east of U.S. 1. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 589 Young Street, Melbourne FL 32935, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. John's Episcopal Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Houston Pioneer Cemetery (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Twin Oaks
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(about 700 feet away); Roesch House (about 800 feet away); The James W. Rossetter House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of First Houston Homestead (approx. 0.2 miles away); Breckenridge Landing (approx. 0.2 miles away); James Wadswsorth Rossetter House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Melbourne.
 
Eau Gallie Yacht Basin Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jamie Cox, March 19, 2004
2. Eau Gallie Yacht Basin Marker
Eau Gallie Yacht Basin Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jamie Cox, October 30, 2011
3. Eau Gallie Yacht Basin Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 27, 2017. It was originally submitted on October 30, 2011, by Jamie Cox of Melbourne, Florida. This page has been viewed 810 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 30, 2011, by Jamie Cox of Melbourne, Florida. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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