Date in History:
Canaveral Harbor on the east coast of Florida in central Brevard County was dedicated on this date. Canaveral Harbor, now known as Port Canaveral is a cruise, cargo and naval port which has also supported NASA operations since the 1960s including the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo and Space Shuttle programs. The port was entirely manmade between 195 1and 1953 and supported commercial fisheries from the 1950s – 1980s. Today, Port Canaveral is one of the busiest cruise ports in the United States with over 2.8 million passengers annually. Port Canaveral continues to host a U.S. Naval Base and commercial shipping companies.