The Collins Canal is a man-made canal that links Biscayne Bay, on the west, to Lake Pancoast, on the east, that is south of Dade Boulevard, and was built by John S. Collins in 1912. It is considered the oldest, still existing, built structure in the city of Miami Beach, and celebrate its centennial this year. John Collins planned the canal for the purpose of allowing easy transportation from his avacado farm to Biscayne Bay, and to provide a scenic backdrop for his real estate holding, especially his hotel site on 23rd site.


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