Miami in Miami-Dade County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Coast Guard established seaplane base in 1932. In World War II, Navy and Pan American operated flying boats here until Latin American airports built for hemispheric defense enabled use of more economical landplanes. City of Miami purchased key in 1946.
Erected 1953 by The Historical Association of Southern Florida.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & Space • War, World I • War, World II. A significant historical year for this entry is 1930.
Location. 25° 43.684′ N, 80° 14.053′ W. Marker is in Miami, Florida, in Miami-Dade County. Marker is on Pan American Drive south of SW 27th Avenue, in the median. Marker is located in the circular drive in Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3500 Pan American Drive, Miami FL 33133, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. NAS Miami Pan Am Seaplane Base (approx. 0.2 miles away); U.S. Coast Guard Station Hanger (approx. ¼ mile away); Housekeepers Club (approx. 0.4 miles away); Housekeepers-Womans Club of Coconut Grove (approx. 0.4 miles away); Coconut Grove Library (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named The Coconut Grove Library (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Barnacle (approx. 0.6 miles away); Coconut Grove Playhouse (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Miami.
More about this marker. Formerly an island, Dinner Key is today the site of a marina complex and Miami City Hall. It was connected to the mainland by a road in 1914 for use as a training facility for the U.S. Navy in World War I. Dinner Key was the base of international operations for Pan Am's flying boats as well as a Naval airbase during World War II.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 26, 2017. It was originally submitted on July 8, 2014, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida. This page has been viewed 437 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on July 8, 2014, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.