Canaveral Pier Postcard

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Title

Canaveral Pier Postcard

Alternative Title

Canaveral Pier Postcard

Subject

Cocoa Beach (Fla.)
Beaches--Florida

Description

A postcard depicting the Canaveral Pier in Cocoa Beach, Florida. Now called the Cocoa Beach Pier, planning for the pier began in 1925, following the began election of Gus C. Edwards as mayor, although pier was not constructed until 1962. The Canaveral Pier offered a "grandstand seat" for spacecraft launches from Cape Canaveral, then called Cape Kennedy, during Project Mercury, Project Apollo, and the Space Shuttle program. The pier was also the hub for surfing in Cocoa Beach, which was known as the Surfing Capital of the East Coast. In 1983, the Canaveral Pier underwent modeling and expansion, and its name was changed to the Cocoa Beach Pier the following year. This photographic postcard likely shows the pier in the 1960s.

Source

Original 9 x 14 centimeter color photographic postcard: Private Collection of Bob Van Horn.

Publisher

Central Florida Distributors

Date Created

ca. 1960-1969

Contributor

Van Horn, Bob

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original 9 x 14 centimeter color photographic postcard.

Is Part Of

Cocoa Beach Collection, Brevard County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

application/pdf

Extent

248 KB

Medium

9 x 14 centimeter color photographic postcard

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Canaveral Pier, Cocoa Beach, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Geography Teacher

Provenance

Originally published by Central Florida Distributors.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Bob Van Horn and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

"​Cocoa Beach Pier History." Westgate Resorts. https://www.westgatedestinations.com/florida/cocoa-beach/cocoa-beach-pier.

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