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

Cuban Rafts

 
 
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By Brandon D Cross, November 12, 2017
1. Cuban Rafts Marker
Inscription.
The raft to your left washed ashore in Volusia County
in 1989. Clothing found onboard suggests that children
were among those on the raft. The orange life vest was
left behind by the Coast Guard to indicate that these
refugees were rescued at sea.
The raft on the right washed ashore in 1994. The
90-mile Florida Straits between Cuba and South
Florida is treacherous, and the fate of the individuals aboard this raft is unknown.

 
Erected by Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum.
 
Location. 29° 4.879′ N, 80° 55.685′ W. Marker is in Ponce Inlet, Florida, in Volusia County. Marker can be reached from South Peninsula Drive 0.1 miles south of south of Ocean Way Drive. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4931 South Peninsula Drive, Port Orange FL 32127, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cuban Refugee Rafts (a few steps from this marker); Mosquito Inlet (within shouting distance of this marker); Kitchen Gardens (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Assistant Keeper's Dwelling (within shouting
Cuban Rafts Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, November 12, 2017
2. Cuban Rafts Marker
distance of this marker); The Principal Keeper's Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Principal Keeper's Dwelling (within shouting distance of this marker); Gladys Meyer Davis Home (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Kedge Anchor (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ponce Inlet.
 
Categories. Civil RightsHispanic AmericansWaterways & Vessels
 
Cuban Rafts image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, November 12, 2017
3. Cuban Rafts
Ponce de Leon Lighthouse image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, November 12, 2017
4. Ponce de Leon Lighthouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 21, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 29, 2018, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 99 times since then. Last updated on February 21, 2018, by T. Patton of Jefferson, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 29, 2018, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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