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Shipwrecks

This ship was part of the 1733 Spanish Galleon Fleet and was one merchant vessel among a fleet of 4 armed galleons and 17 other merchant vessels. The San Pedro was re-discovered in the 1960’s. See also the Museums in the Sea and Division of Historical Resources websites on the San Pedro wreck.

Parks and Historic Locations

In 1840 Chakaika, leader of the “Spanish Indians,” led a raid on the settlement at Indian Key. Oral traditions of the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida assert that some members of their tribe are descendants of Chakaika’s group.

Crane Point harbors evidence of human use dating back well over 700 years, to prehistoric Native American occupations. The first documented permanent settlers to this particular property were George and Olivia Adderley, who lived here from 1902 until 1949.