Scenic USA - Florida
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Jonathan Dickinson Park
|Photos by Ben Prepelka
Shipwrecked on the Atlantic shores of southern Florida in 1696, Jonathan Dickinson is remembered at a state park bearing his name. Dickinson, a Quaker merchant, hoped to establish a colony in Pennsylvania, but the British barkentine, Reformation, foundered on the shoals just off Jupiter Island. His book, Godís Protecting Providence, tells the first account of Indians on the southeast coast, the Dickinson party's capture, their escape and a 200 mile journey up the coast to safety at Saint Augustine.
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