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Mud Lake Canal

Flamingo, Florida
County of Monroe.
National Register Number: 06000979
Resource type: Site.
Property type: Transportation - water -related. The threat level was Watch in
Congressional District: FL-25 Certified Local Government: NO

Statement of Significance (as of designation - September 20, 2006):
This site is nationally significant as the best preserved example of a rare prehistoric engineering feat—a long-distance canoe canal. The Mud Lake Canal has the potential to provide nationally significant information of major scientific importance about seasonal movements of people, the development of social complexity, aboriginal engineering ability and accomplishments, and the paramount importance of waterways in the pre-European contact period in Florida and the southeastern United States.

Everglades restoration activities may have the potential to impact the integrity of the Canal.

It was designated in 2006; there was a dedication ceremony December 2, 2007.

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