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Vero Beach, Florida: SS Breconshire Wreck

Flag on a pole marks the just-offshore spot when the SS Breconshire went down in 1894.

1050 Beachland Blvd, Vero Beach, FL
Drive east on Beachland Blvd until it ends at the ocean. The flag should be flapping offshore, just to the right of where Beachland Blvd ends.
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American flag marks wreck site.

SS Breconshire Wreck

Vero Beach has a famous shallow water wreck, the SS Breconshire, otherwise known as the Boiler Wreck. The steamer was traveling to Tampa from New York in 1894 when it wrecked due to faulty navigational charts. Today it is partly visible at low tide offshore behind the Ocean Grill, and is marked with a flag so its admirers can find it at any time from shore.

[Jody High, 11/09/2020]

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