Port of Miami

Port of Miami (HM29QT)

Location: Miami, FL 33130 Miami-Dade County
Country: United States of America
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N 25° 46.804', W 80° 11.314'

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Miami's waterfront location has played a critical role in its history. In 1895, landowners Julia Tuttle and William and Mary Brickell persuaded Henry Flagler to extend his Florida East Coast Railroad south and build a port city. Flagler's first passenger train reached Miami in 1896, and the city of 300 residents was then incorporated. In this area, Flagler dredged a 12-foot channel in 1897 and began regular passenger service between Miami and Key West. Flagler's Peninsular and Occidental (P&O) Steamship Company later began the first regular shipping service between Miami, Granada, and Nassau. In the post-World War II boom, Miami's geographic proximity as one of the closest U.S. ports to the Caribbean and South America, the city's transportation and international trade pioneers, and its connection with global commerce, have made it the "Cruise Capital of the World" and "Cargo Gateway of the Americas." The port accommodates the largest cruise ships in the world, and is one of an elite group of international ports that cater to both cruise ships and containerized cargo vessels.
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HM NumberHM29QT
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Year Placed2014
Placed ByFlorida East Coast Industries, Florida East Coast Railway, Foreign Affairs Center, Inc., Florida Trade Association and the Florida Department of State
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Date Added Tuesday, July 24th, 2018 at 4:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 581358 N 2851578
Decimal Degrees25.78006667, -80.18856667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 25° 46.804', W 80° 11.314'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds25° 46' 48.24" N, 80° 11' 18.84" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)305, 786
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 601 NE 6th St, Miami FL 33130, US
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