St. Augustine in Saint Johns County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Francis and Mary Usina Bridge
Just as the bridge spans the North River to connect the St. Augustine mainland with Vilano and North Beach, so too the Usinas were strong links between the communities.
For half a century Captain Usina skippered the sightseeing vessel, Victory II, on Matanzas Bay; with his wife Mary he pioneered in development and improvement of North Beach as St. Augustine expanded to include that area.
Mary Borum Usina, 1909 - 1989
Erected 1995 by St. John County Commission in cooperation with the St. Augustine Historical Society.
Location. 29° 54.755′ N, 81° 18.6′ W. Marker is in St. Augustine, Florida, in Saint Johns County. Marker is on North Ocean Boulevard (State Road A1A), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Augustine FL 32084, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Nelmar Terrace Historic District (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park (approx. half a mile away); Gault Street (approx. First Spanish Muster Site in Florida (approx. half a mile away); The 1910 Mary Peck House (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Old St. Johns County Jail (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Great Cross (approx. 0.6 miles away); Historic Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Augustine.
Also see . . . Bridges of St. Johns County, part 1: Gateway to Vilano Beach. (Submitted on September 25, 2011, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 25, 2011, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,054 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 25, 2011, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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