Canaveral National Seashore is located on a barrier island off the east coast of Florida that features unspoiled beaches and over 100 middens—heaps of shells, broken pottery, and discarded arrowheads left by the Timucuan Indians who were the area's first known inhabitants. The park also features remnants of a deserted Florida town settled by land speculators who settled on Mosquito Lagoon after the Civil War.
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Advocacy in Action Commercial Spaceports Could Threaten Canaveral and Cumberland Island As the desire to make space travel more accessible increases, so does the search for locations to build commercial spaceports. Unfortunately some of the proposed sites are located within a few miles of national seashores, which draw visitors and wildlife to their pristine and secluded beaches and marshes.