Bethel Creek House of Refuge

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Marker located at Jaycee Beach Park
Vero Beach, FL 32963


The first house of refuge was completed on February 28, 1876, built by the United States Life-Saving Service. This house was to provide a safe haven for those shipwrecked along the then desolate coast of Florida. During World War II, the Coast Guard took over the station and built a 40 foot observation tower to watch for submarines.

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