• Purple, yellow, gold and orange sponges and soft corals wave against a turquioise sea.

    Biscayne

    National Park Florida

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    Glass-bottom, snorkel, diving and island boat tours, and rentals for canoes and other paddle-craft, are temporarily unavailable. The park is working to resolve the issue as soon as possible and regrets the inconvenience. Limited snack items are available.

Maritime Archaeologist to Speak About the Maritime Heritage Trail in Biscayne National Park

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Date: January 15, 2014
Contact: Matt Johnson, 786-335-3679
Contact: Joshua Marano, 786-335-3676

On January 24, 2014, maritime archaeologist Joshua Marano will provide an introduction to the archaeological resources of Biscayne National Park, especially the park's Maritime Heritage Trail. The talk takes place at 7:30 PM at the Divers Direct in Coral Gables, located at 425 South Dixie Highway, Coral Gables, FL 33146. Admission is free. Seats are limited. Individuals wishing to attend this talk should reserve a seat in advance by calling 305-661-3300 or e-mailing tschaefer@diversdirect.com.

The park's Maritime Heritage Trail consists of the Fowey Rocks Lighthouse along with the wrecks of 6 vessels from the 19th and 20th Centuries. Beginning with Florida's earliest inhabitants, people from around the globe have traversed the waters of present day Biscayne National Park. Some of these journeys ended in disaster. The park is home to the remains of many of these shipwrecks. The park's Maritime Heritage Trail offers an exciting opportunity to explore the remains of some of the park's many shipwrecks.

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Stiltsville in Blue © Brian Call

Stiltsville is a collection of colorful and battered buildings in the shallows at the northern end of Biscayne National Park. The history of buildings like these goes back to the 1930s when a community of squatters took hold here. More...