Timeline (to present) on progress of Haulover Historical Marker

1997 to 2000 - Research of Haulover History

June of 2000 - Met with Haulover Beach Park Manager

Sept. of 2000 - Conferences to enlist support with Miami-Dade Parks Department, Historical Museum of Southern Florida, County Manager (M.R. Stierheim) and Michael Spring of Department of Cultural Affairs

October to April 2001 - Letters of support sought for project

April 11, 2001 - First application turned into State of Florida Historical Marker Committee

August 9, 2001 - Application refused

September 18, 2001 - Second application submitted

November 8, 2001 - Second application approved

November 16, 2001 - Request made to Miami-Dade Parks Department to pay for entire marker instead of making application for grant to State

December 3, 2001 - Parks Department agrees to pay for marker in full

January 28, 2002 - Final copy signed to verify spacing on marker

January 28, 2002 - Maimi-Dade Parks Department seeking a vendor to produce the Marker

May 23, 2002 - Miami Dade Parks Department still trying to move order for marker through procurement division

June 27, 2002 - Miami Dade Parks Department orders historical marker

July 16, 2002 - Meeting with Miami Dade Parks Department to discuss dedication of marker - more plans to be made when marker arrives

December 23, 2002 - Still awaiting marker

February 22, 2003 - Still no word on arrival of historical marker

February 28, 2003 - Florida State Historical Division states the marker is ready for shipment to the Miami - Dade Parks and Recreation Department

March 2003 ­ No word on arrival of Marker

April 20, 2003 ­ No word on arrival of Marker

May 2003 ­ No word on arrival of Marker

June 2003 ­ No word on arrival of Marker

July 14, 2003 ­Marker has arrived at Parks Department

July 14, 2003 ­ Notification by Parks Department of their desire to have the dedication of the marker together with the ground breaking ceremony for the start of construction on the New Marina at Haulover

August, 2003 ­ No Word

September 2003 ­ No Word

October 6, 2003 ­ Request to Parks Department to send e-mail pictures of marker in their possession

October 9, 2003 ­ E-mail pictures of marker in Parks Department Warehouse in Miami received today. Assured follow up for a marker dedication date would be next week



January 8, 2004 ­ Dual dedication date set by Parks Department for Historical Marker and breaking of ground for new marina on February 21, 2004 (Saturday) at 10:30 a.m. EVERYONE IS INVITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

January 9 to January 15, 2004 - Confirmation that the Ft. Lauderdale United States Coast Guard Station, Dania, will bring a Color Guard to open the dedication and present the Pledge of Allegiance. They will also provide a 41 foot United States Coast Guard Utility Boat to stand off shore from the dock during the ceremony

January 9 to January 15, 2004 ­ Confirmation that Father Scott O`Brien, the Barry University Chaplain (Miami Shores, Fl.) will present the Invocation and the Benediction

January 9 to January 20, 2004 - 81 members of First Captain families have confirmed they will be present at the dedication

January 16, 2004 ­ The following will attend: Captain George Helker, an original dock captain; Marjorie Caraway Terry and Iris Nemire, two of the original four women mates at the original dock

February 1, 2004 ­ Confirmation Whitney Weber of Miami will sing the Star Spangled Banner

February 2, 2004 ­ Invitations will be printed this week

February 4, 2004 ­ Due to the large crowd expected for the Historical Marker Dedication, it will be separate from the New Marina Ground Breaking. The schedule will be: Historical Marker 10:30 ­ 12:00 and New Marina Ground Breaking 1:00

2005 - Present: Currently working on completing a book of the Historic Haulover area, to be published in the near future.