The Boat Basin

The Boat Basin (HM1R1Z)

Location: St. Augustine, FL 32084 St. Johns County
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 53.543', W 81° 18.64'

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A Boat Basin at the east end of the Plaza was constructed as part of the new coquina seawall of 1840. This Basin was important to St. Augustine residents who depended on the river and harbor for their livelihood, travel, and recreation. This photo (right) is a view of the Boat Basin after the devastating fire of April 12, 1887 destroyed the wooden St. Augustine Hotel and burned the roofs of the Cathedral and the Public Market.

Archaeological investigations in 2000 discovered the west wall of the Basin now under the Ponce de Leon statue and Avenida Menendez. When the Basin was abandoned in 1895, a wooden bridge was constructed across Matanzas Bay which was itself replaced by the current Bridge of Lions in 1927.
HM NumberHM1R1Z
Placed ByCity of St. Augustine
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Date Added Monday, March 14th, 2016 at 1:05pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 470004 N 3306901
Decimal Degrees29.89238333, -81.31066667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 53.543', W 81° 18.64'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 53' 32.58" N, 81° 18' 38.4" W
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Area Code(s)904
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 111 Avenida Menendez, St. Augustine FL 32084, US
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