Breckenridge Landing

Breckenridge Landing (HM1CS0)

Location: Melbourne, FL 32935 Brevard County
Country: United States of America

N 28° 7.662', W 80° 37.505'

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Following the Civil War, Confederate Secretary of War, John C. Breckenridge, and his entourage came down the Indian River in a sailboat on their journey to Cuba where Breckenridge knew he would be safe from prosecution by the United States Government.

After leaving Titusville, his boat sprang a leak. Breckenridge saw John C. Houston's dock, which was located about where the dock at Ramshur Tower is now located. Breckenridge stopped to ask Houston's assistance in caulking the leak and making repairs. Houston, a Confederate sympathizer, gave his assistance. Breckenridge made his escape to Cuba.
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Date Added Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 9:29pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 536819 N 3111405
Decimal Degrees28.12770000, -80.62508333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 28° 7.662', W 80° 37.505'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds28° 7' 39.72" N, 80° 37' 30.30" W
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Area Code(s)321
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1279-1299 Houston St, Melbourne FL 32935, US
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