Cape Canaveral to open exhibit for Irma canoe

The Florida Division of Historical Resources has selected Cape Canaveral to be the home of the widely publicized "Irma Canoe."

The historic, 15-foot, dugout cypress canoe was unearthed by Hurricane Irma from the Indian River in Cocoa in 2017.  READ MORE: Florida man finds dugout canoe

To commemorate its arrival, a welcome event will be held City Hall, located at 100 Polk Avenue, beginning at 4:00 pm on Friday, September 28, 2018 and will feature presentations by archaeologists from Paleo West Archaeology, as well as the canoe’s finder and renowned photographer, Mr. Randy “Shots” Lathrop. 

Following the presentations, the exhibit will be opened to the public from 5:00 – 6:30 pm.

The Irma Canoe will remain on display in the Community Artifacts Room located in City Hall until the completion of the C.A.P.E. Center, the City’s first arts and cultural institution, which is currently in the design phase and on target for completion in 2020.