Houseboat sunk in the Miami Canal between Hialeah and Country Club Estates(Miami Springs) in 1925 – (Photo courtesy Miami Springs Historical Society and Museum.)

Notice the new Warren Pony Swing Bridge, First State Bank of Hialeah and Curtiss Bright Administration building in the background on the right. On October 30, 1925 agents raided the houseboat in this location and arrested Frank Thompson and charged him with illegal possession of liquor. There appears to be a UFO hovering over Triangle Park and Okeechobee Road in downtown Hialeah.’

Visit the Miami Springs Historical Society and Museum  The Miami Springs Historical Society is located at 501 East Drive in Miami Springs.

Miami Springs Historical Society Museum

501 East Drive
Miami Springs, FL 33166


From the Palmetto, exit at NW 36th Street and head East on NW 36th Street.  Continue East on NW 36th Street and make a left hand turn (North) on East Drive.  Continue North until you reach 501 East Drive.

From I-95, take I-95 to State Road 112 Westbound.  Exit State Road 112 at NW 36th Street.  Continue west on NW 36th Street until you reach East Drive.  Make a right hand turn at East Drive (North).  Continue North on East Drive until you reach 501 East Drive.

From Hialeah, take Okeechobee Road until you reach East 4th Avenue.  Turn south on East 4th Avenue and cross the bridge into Miami Springs.  Take the center lane and continue south onto East Drive.  You’ll see Stafford Park on your left hand side and then the entrance to the Museum Parking lot at 501 East Drive.

Map to the Miami Springs Historical Society

Miami Springs Historical Museum Hours

The Museum is open each Saturday (except Christmas & New Years) from 12 Noon to 4 pm.

Entrance is FREE!

Donations are welcome.



  1. Nice to see the UFO visit. They’d probably bypass the area nowadays tho, given all the traffic and lack of available landing sites now…


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