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1715 Spanish Fleet

Located at Sebastian Inlet State Park is the McLarty Treasure Museum.  The McLarty Treasure Museum is a National Historical Landmark Site of the 1715 Spanish Plate Fleet Survivors’ & Salvaging Camp.  On April 8, a program told the rich history of the Spanish Plate Fleet’s disaster with exhibits.  Dr. John DeBry fascinated folks with facts of the lost fleet.   The McLarty Treasure Museum is open daily from 10 AM to 4 PM and is located two miles south of Sebastian Inlet.

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Great Horned Owe

A Great Horned Owl made a nest in a group of cardinal air plant, on a branch of a live oak tree, at Sebastian Inlet State Park.  During a powerful storm one of the two babies fell out of the nest.  A basket was attached to the tree and the baby owls placed in it.  The mother owl did not like all the commotion but soon after everyone moved away, mama came back and took good care of her babies.  The babies recently took fight to start a new stage of their life.

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Camp Ground Host

When the Friends of Sebastian Inlet State Park found out the camp host’s old golf cart needed to be replaced, we came to the rescue.   The Friends purchased a new 2017 Cushman Hauler 800 for $6,600.00.  The campground hosts are thrilled to have this wonderful, new mode of transportation to do their assigned duties.

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Night Sounds St John’s Wood

St John’s Wood rocked the park with the British invasion music of the 1960’s and 1970’s.  Setting a Night Sounds concert attendance record with over 600 people enjoying the music and dancing into the night.

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Sebastian Inlet 2015 Volunteer Hours

2015 was an outstanding year for volunteers at Sebastian Inlet State Park. 247 volunteers worked 31,638.75 hours which is equivalent to $638,713.35 or 15 full time staff. Thanks to all the volunteers.

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City of Sebastian July 4th Parade

Sebastian Inlet State Park volunteers Tom Heitl, Jim LaPorte and Roger DiFillipo designed and built this replica Spanish Galleon for the City of Sebastian’s July 4th parade. The float won best in the parade! The idea of this project was formulated by volunteers Doris and Ed Ramsey, who have tabulated a combined total of 16,000 volunteer hours. The galleon project was funded by the Friends of Sebastian Inlet State Park. This replica Spanish galleon commemorates the three hundredth anniversary of the sinking of the 1715 Spanish Treasure Fleet. The 1715 survivor and salvage camp was located at present day Sebastian Inlet State Park’s McLarty Treasure Museum. This is a National Historical Site. Park volunteers walked besides the galleon handing out replica Spanish gold doubloon and silver reales to the delight of the children watching the July 4 parade.

July4float

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Sebastian Inlet Gift Shops

The Friends of Sebastian Inlet operate both the Nautical Nook Gift Shop at the Fishing Museum and the Treasure Gift Shop at the McLarty Treasure Museum. Select the Gift Shops tab above to see information on the gift shops including gift cards and monthly sales.

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Manatees

Click on the link below to find sites along the Space & Treasure Coasts where Manatees congregate in the winter.

Manatees – where to find in the winter

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Night Sounds Concert

All concerts are held under the stars at Coconut Point, which is accessed through the south park entrance.  See the Night Sounds page for more information.

Night Sounds is taking the summer off.  Night Sounds will resume in September.

Saturday September 30, 2017

20th Street Jazz Band

The 20th Street Jazz Band is a 15 piece band that plays traditional jazz standards, favorite swing and popular music.  Their concerts bPreview Changesring out big smiles and get the dancers up and “cutting the rug.”

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Upcoming Meetings

Upcoming Meetings:

The FSISP Board of Directors meetings are held at 4:30 pm on the fourth Wednesday of the month, except for June, July, August and December.  The next meeting will be held September 27, 2017  at the Fishing Museum.  Please call 772-388-2750 for more information.

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