|Haulover Canal Historical Marker|
|The rules are simple, protect the manatees!|
In 1852, contractor GE Hawes dug a 3 foot deep, 14 foot wide canal using slave labor. Heavily used by the riverboats and local traffic, it was completed just prior to the third Seminole War.
Going back in time, people pushed and pulled boats across mulberry tree bark which was laid on the ground. They used logs later on to roll the larger boats and schooners across.
|View to the southeast|
|How cool is it?|
|Thank you and yours for many years of service|
To get here, travel south on US 1 from New Smyrna, turning left onto SR 3 about two miles south of Oak Hill. From I-95, take exit 220. Drive east on SR406/Garden Street four miles and cross the Max Brewer Causeway Bridge. The visitor center is 4 miles east of the bridge (stay right at the fork in the road). To get to the Haulover Canal, take the fork in the road to the left.