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A Celebration of the Inlet's opening

Fort Pierce Inlet 2021


May celebration planned to celebrate Fort Pierce Inlet’s century

A monthlong celebration to commemorate the opening of the Fort Pierce Inlet 100 years ago is being planned for May.

The opening of the inlet on May 8, 1921, and subsequent dredging projects led to the creation of the Port of Fort Pierce and created one of the safest inlet’s on Florida’s east coast, attracting both commercial vessels and recreational boaters and pumping millions each year into the Treasure Coast economy.

A centennial committee headed by Charles Hayek of Fort Pierce and including Fort Pierce Mayor Linda Hudson has been formed to... read more

First boats passing through new inlet

A history of the Fort Pierce Inlet

Can you imagine a land-locked City of Fort Pierce?

Picture Fort Pierce without marinas, without the forests of masts along the river, without our boating industry, without the people who love to fish, to cruise, to socialize at the Cove.

In 1910 the Sunrise City found itself without a path to the sea.

An ingress to the Ays River was shown on Spanish maps in the 1500s. For the next 300 years, it was... read more

Arriving Soon

IRMA Summer 2021 Promotional Cover


Indian River Magazine’s summer issue arriving in early May will feature a complete history of the Fort Pierce Inlet and a guide to the monthlong celebration. If your business would like to be included in this special issue click here.

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