Fort Walton Beach, Florida: Floating Concrete Boat and Dinosaur

One of the few floating vessels still around with a concrete hull. Also, a small but fanciful brontosaurus appears to be a survivor of some vintage Florida attraction.

Emerald Coast Boat Marina and Boat Yard

Address:
36 Miracle Strip Pkwy SW, Fort Walton Beach, FL
Directions:
Emerald Coast Boat Marina and Boat Yard. On the south side of US Hwy 98/Miracle Strip Pkwy SW, just east of its intersection with St. Mary Ave. SW, and just west of the Whataburger. Look for the dinosaur.
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Dinosaur and the Boat.

Floating Concrete Boat and Dinosaur

The Boat, a prominent feature of the Boat Marina, is a 150-foot-long concrete boat built in 1922. It is one of the few floating vessels still around with a hull built of concrete. It was originally built on the Cape Fear River, but since 1978 it has been tied up at the Boat Marina and Boat Yard in Fort Walton Beach as a floating office.

[A.W. Ratliff, 09/18/2018]

The dinosaur, a fanciful brontosaurus, appears to be a survivor of some vintage Florida attraction, possibly a mini-golf.

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