The decommissioned Vero Beach Municipal Power Plant. An aging ugly hulk along the Indian River Lagoon that needs to be torn down and the land turned into a peaceful park to bring back more green space to an increasingly overdeveloped shoreline.
The following text is from the historical marker at the island’s entrance: River travel was vital to the early human activity of Florida and the Indian River area. In the early 1900s, efforts began to dredge the Indian River. By the 1930s, the U.S. Corps of Engineers routinely maintained this channel called the Intracoastal Waterway. After World War II the channel was once again slated for dredging and Alex MacWilliam, Sr., a veteran and member of the Florida Legislature, proposed […]