“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Pensacola in Escambia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)

Piers, Ports and Wharves: A Look At Pensacola's Waterfront

Florida Public Archaeology Network

Piers, Ports and Wharves: Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, November 29, 2015
1. Piers, Ports and Wharves: Marker
Inscription. During the mid-1800s, 16 wharves reached into Pensacola Bay, along a three-mile stretch of waterfront from Bayou Texar to Bayou Chico. A few years later, around 1900, railroad companies invested in Pensacola's port facilities, improving wharves and piers in an effort to remain competitive in the shipping industry.

In 1943, the Pensacola Port Authority was formed; in 1976, port management was transferred to the City of Pensacola. Under public ownership, the port facilities have been modernized and maintained. Today, tons of bulk cargo pass through the Port of Pensacola each year.

Pitt Slip is named after Pensacola’s B.R. Pitt & Company, which operated a planing mill at the corner of Main and Barracks Streets during the late 1800s. Today the site is home to Pitt Slip Marina and the Seville Harbour retail and office building.
Erected by University of West Florida.
Location. 30° 24.446′ N, 87° 12.621′ W. Marker is in Pensacola, Florida, in Escambia County. Marker is at the intersection of South Barracks Street and East Main Street, on the left when traveling south on South Barracks Street. Touch for map. Marker is behind the Florida Public Archaeology Network building.
Florida Public Archaeology Network image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, November 29, 2015
2. Florida Public Archaeology Network
Marker is at or near this postal address: 207 E Main St, Pensacola FL 32502, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mooring Anchor (within shouting distance of this marker); De Soto Trail / A Port with Promise (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); William Bartram Trail (about 400 feet away); Christ Church (about 600 feet away); John Wesley Hardin (about 700 feet away); Firefighter Vista S. Lowe (about 700 feet away); The Commanding Officer's Compound (approx. 0.2 miles away); The End of the Colonial Era in Florida (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pensacola.
Also see . . .  Florida Public Archaeology Network. (Submitted on December 1, 2015.)
Categories. Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels
On the Waterfront are: image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, November 29, 2015
3. On the Waterfront are:
The Fish House and Atlas Oyster House, located in a massive historic canning factory, offer signature seafood dishes like Grits a YaYa with waterfront dining and live music right on Pensacola Bay.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 30, 2015, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 520 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 30, 2015, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
Editor’s want-list for this marker. A wide view photo of the marker and the surrounding area together in context. • Can you help?
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