Collins Canal

Miami Florida Tourist Information and Travel Guide

The Collins Canal in Miami Beach Florida was constructed by John Collins.  He built it to transport avocados and mangos from his farm to barges and ships in Biscayne Bay.

Today, Collins Canal is a beautiful waterway that is used mainly for recreational purposes.

Collins Canal, Miami Beach
Collins Canal, Miami Beach

Most canals in South Florida were built for the purpose of draining water from marshland.  The Collins Canal was one notable exception.

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