Jonathan Dickinson came back to life at the McLarty Treasure Museum. Reenactor George Blythe dressed in period clothes told the captivating story of Jonathan Dickinson being shipwrecked in 1696 on the east coast of Florida, along with his family and other passengers and crew of the ship. Captured by Native American and their journey to St. Augustine is a fascinating true tale.
The Sebastian Inlet Show Team volunteers set up an informational booth at many local events. At the Celebrate the Arts Festival in Vero Beach a committee judged the booths. The Sebastian Inlet Show Team booth tied for first place for best booth set up and design.
The Sebastian Fishing Museum attracts guests from all over the world. In the first six months of 2018, visitors from all 50 states and most of the Canadian Provinces have signed in on the museum registrar. Visitors have come from Peru and Poland, Haiti and Hungry, Brazil and Belgium, Ireland and Australia, Taiwan and Turkey, St Maarten and Saudi Arabia, Puerto Rico and Panama, the Cayman Islands and China. There are folks that have signed in from many other counties and everyone has come to experience “The Real Florida.”
The 5th annual Vuelta A Sebastian Inlet bike tours had a peddle prefect day. Sebastian Inlet Surf and Sport led three tours around the Indian River Lagoon State Park and Sebastian Inlet State Park. There were two challenging fat tire tours and one pavement surface tour. Many bicyclist said they never knew about the riding and hiking trails in the parks until this event. After the Vuelta A Sebastian Inlet, a party with music by Radio Flyer kept everyone smiling. The Vuelta A Sebastian Inlet always make a nice donation to the Friends of Sebastian Inlet State Park.
Surfrider Foundation and the Barrier Island Center teamed up and planted 2,000 sea oats on the south side of Sebastian Inlet State Park. Looking at the pictures the volunteers had a grand time planting the sea oats! Sea oats are the primary dune’s frontline defense against erosion. The roots of sea oat plants are legendary for holding the upper reaches of the beach together. Also, shorebirds like to nest amidst the sea oats.