Breconshire Marker

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Marker is located at the North end of the Boardwalk of Humiston Park
Vero Beach, FL 32963


The Breconshire was an iron steamship that was built in 1883. On the night of April 29th, it ran aground in 20 feet of water due to faulty navigational charts. The Coast Guard, responding to the call of distress, attempted to tow the steamer off the reef, but the Breconshire began taking on water. On April 30th, the order was issued to abandon ship. No lives were lost, and at low tide, the boiler of the ship is still visible from Humiston Park.

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