Port of Miami, Miami
PortMiami, formally the Dante B. Fascell Port of Miami, is a major seaport located in Biscayne Bay in Miami, Florida. It is the largest passenger port in the world, and one of the largest cargo ports in the United States. It is connected to Downtown Miami by Port Boulevard—a causeway over the Intracoastal Waterway—and to the neighboring Watson Island via the Port of Miami Tunnel. The port is located on Dodge Island, which is the combination of three historic islands (Dodge, Lummus and Sam's Islands) that have since been combined into one. It is named in honor of 19 term Florida Congressman Dante Fascell.Plan to visit Port of Miami during your Miami vacation using our convenient Miami vacation maker tool .
As of 2011, the Port of Miami accounts for 176,000 jobs and has an annual economic impact in Miami of $18 billion.
Early in the 1900s when a powerful hurricane hit Miami, it split the southern end of Miami Beach creating Government Cut and what is now known as Fisher Island. Shortly afterward, the cut was dredged along with a new channel to what now is known as Bicentennial Park in downtown Miami. This new access to the mainland created the Main Channel which greatly improved the shipping access to the new port. From these original dredging spoils which were disposed on the south side of the new Main Channel, new islands were inadvertently created which later became Dodge, Lummus and Sam's Island along with several other smaller islands.
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Port of Miami Reviews
You don’t spend a lot of time here. It’s mainly a transit point, where you either arrive or depart from Miami. But they do a good job in moving you through the processes which allow you to embark on y... more »
Der Hafen von Miami ist besonders spannend im Bereich der ganzen Kreuzfahrtgiganten. Eine Hülle und Fülle die hier liegt. Riesig. Die meisten starten zu den Bahamas. Mit dem Wassertaxi kann man hier e... more »The port of Miami is particularly exciting in the area of the whole cruise giants. A galore that lies here. huge. Most start to the Bahamas. You can start a cool round trip here by water taxi.
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