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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.)
 
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. Touch for map. The marker is on the grounds of the Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse Museum. 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 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jesse Linzy (a few steps from this marker); Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Hotel Inlet Terrace (approx. 0.4 miles away); Green Mound State Archaeological Site (approx. 2.8 miles away); Site of Sheldon's New Smyrna Hotel (approx. 3.7 miles away); 1768 British Colony of New Smyrna
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
(approx. 3.7 miles away); Anniversary of Shelling by Union Gunboats (approx. 3.7 miles away); To the Past... (approx. 3.7 miles away). 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.
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
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.
 
 
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