Sewall's Point

Floridays
3:56 pm
Fri September 21, 2012

19th century home, one of area's oldest, to become designers showcase site

The Captain Sewall House, built in 1891, will become an artifact of the era in Indian Riverside Park in Jensen Beach.
Janie Gould

The Captain Henry Sewall Home originally sat at water's edge, at the tip of Sewall's Point. Now at Martin County's Indian Riverside Park in Jensen Beach, it's being restored, with much of the original cypress and sturdy Dade County pine.  

Floridays
3:19 pm
Thu July 19, 2012

Gilded Age inventor, aviator helped develop Sewall's Point

Willoughby used his seaplane to travel between Sewall's Point and Palm Beach.
Elliott Museum Collection

Hugh Willoughby also is credited with building the world's first seaplane, which he named the Pelican. Stuart  researcher and writer Alice Luckhardt discusses the life of this remarkable man, who also made a  historic trek across the Everglades in 1892.