Crescent Lake (Florida)

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Crescent Lake
Lake Crescent; Florida.jpg
Crescent Lake
Location Flagler / Putnam counties, Florida, United States
Coordinates 29°27′49″N 81°30′03″W / 29.4635°N 81.5007°W / 29.4635; -81.5007Coordinates: 29°27′49″N 81°30′03″W / 29.4635°N 81.5007°W / 29.4635; -81.5007
Basin countries United States
Max. length 13 mi (21 km)
Max. width 2 mi (3.2 km)
Surface area 15,960 acres (6,460 ha)

Crescent Lake is a 15,960-acre (64.6 km2) freshwater lake located in Putnam and Flagler counties in North Central Florida.[1] The lake is approximately 13 miles (21 km) in length and 2 miles (3.2 km) wide. At the north end it connects to St. Johns River by way of Dunn's Creek.[2]

Geology[edit]

Crescent Lake has a long and narrow shape similar to a crescent.[3]

History[edit]

Crescent Lake was formerly known as Dunn's Lake.[4]

Search for wreckage of the Alligator[edit]

On December 9, 2008, a group of volunteers led by scientists from the Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program in St. Augustine, Florida searched the east side of Lake Crescent for the sunken wreckage of the Alligator.[5][6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. "Northeast Region Fishing Forecast". Freshwater Fishing Sites & Fishing Forecasts. State of Florida. Retrieved 2009-03-08. 
  2. ^ Porter, Jim. "Lake Crescent Information Guide". Jim Porter's Bass Fishing Report. Jim Porter. Retrieved 2009-03-08. 
  3. ^ Belleville, Bill (2001). River of Lakes: A Journey on Florida's St. Johns River. University of Georgia Press. pp. 138, 141, 200, 212,. ISBN 0-8203-2344-6. 
  4. ^ A Home Among the Orange Groves in Crescent City, Florida. Jacksonville, Florida: Tri-Weekly Sun. 1876. p. 15. 
  5. ^ "News and Notes: Shipwreck site". The St. Augustine Record (The St. Augustine Record). December 9, 2008. Retrieved 2009-03-11. 
  6. ^ Lane, Marcia (December 10, 2008). "Seeking Alligator's resting place". The St. Augustine Record (The St. Augustine Record). Retrieved 2009-03-11.