A Powerhouse History

Nearly 100 years ago, Broward County’s founders had the vision and foresight to recognize that a deep-water harbor would bring economicThe Wedding of the Waters Ceremony prosperity to our community. Today, more than 4,000 ships call at the port, carrying 25 million tons of waterborne cargo and more than 3 million cruise passengers – generating more than $26 billion in economic activity.

Port Everglades’ came to be with the historic “Wedding of the Waters” on February 22, 1928, and welcomed the arrival of the first commercial ship on November 23, 1928.

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