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Lake Crescent
Lake Crescent
Location Florida
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)

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

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Geology

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

History

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

Search for wreckage of the Alligator

On December 9, 2008, a group of volunteers lead 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

  1. ^ Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. "Northeast Region Fishing Forecast". Freshwater Fishing Sites & Fishing Forecasts. State of Florida. http://www.myfwc.com/RECREATION/FW_forecasts_ner.htm#crescent. Retrieved 2009-03-08.  
  2. ^ Porter, Jim. "Lake Crescent Information Guide". Jim Porter's Bass Fishing Report. Jim Porter. http://www.jimporter.org/lakes/crescent/. 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 0820323446. http://books.google.com/books?id=lAuzhqXY4hUC.  
  4. ^ A Home Among the Orange Groves in Crescent City, Florida. Jacksonville, Florida: Tri-Weekly Sun. 1876. p. 15. http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/ufdc/?m=hd1J&i=76084.  
  5. ^ "News and Notes: Shipwreck site". The St. Augustine Record (The St. Augustine Record). December 09, 2008. http://www.staugustine.com/stories/120908/community_120908_032.shtml. Retrieved 2009-03-11.  
  6. ^ Lane, Marcia (December 10, 2008). "Seeking Alligator's resting place". The St. Augustine Record (The St. Augustine Record). http://www.staugustine.com/stories/121008/news_1210_021.shtml. Retrieved 2009-03-11.  
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