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The Inlet created Singer Island, as we now know it, when it was dredged in 1918. Originally only 4 feet deep, it has been enlarged over the years and is now maintained at 33 feet.The soils from both the Inlet and the Port dredging was placed in a designated ‘Spoils Land fill’ area of  Lake Worth which became Peanut Island. However as early as 1857 an attempt was made to open a channel between the Ocean and the Lake by a single individual and later at another location by sturdy early pioneers. A detailed description of those involved and the reason behind the locations are presented in the book.