Titusville in Brevard County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Scobie Fish & Oyster Company - 1885
At Main Street, the 600-foot City Dock served as headquarters for the commercial fishing fleet, and home for a series of fish houses built on piling alongside. Commercial fishing was one of our largest industries, and the Indian River became a leading supplier of seafood. Today, Indian River Lagoon continues to offer world-renowned sport fishing. Charter "flats boats" are available with expect guides. Fishing and shrimping can also be enjoyed from Veterans Memorial Pier, just north of here.
"I used to go down to Capt. Joe Smith's fish house on the dock and could buy two big mullet, scaled and cleaned, for a nickel, and all the oysters I could eat for a quarter..."
- Robert Ransom, first town clerk, recalling the Titusville of the late 1800s
Location. 28° 36.742′ N, 80° 48.341′ W. Marker is in Titusville, Florida, in Brevard County. Marker is at the intersection of Indian River Avenue and Main Street, on the right when traveling north on Indian River Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 320 Indian River Ave, Titusville FL 32796, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Titus House & the Indian River Hotel, c. 1869 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Titus House (about 500 feet away); JT&KW Railroad & Indian River Steamboat Wharf, 1885 (about 600 feet away); Liberty Tree (about 600 feet away); Jules Verne vs. NASA’s Apollo 11 (about 700 feet away); Robert H. Goddard’s First Liquid Fueled Rocket (about 700 feet away); Project Mercury Memorial (about 700 feet away); Striving For Peace Throughout The World (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Titusville.
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on February 15, 2017, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 313 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 15, 2017, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.