In its day it has been called the “Killer Inlet” because of its treacherous bar that has ripped out the insides of ships and hurled men to the sandy, shifty bottom to strew their white bones like beads from a broken necklace. From early Spanish times it was named Mosquito Inlet; since 1926, it has been called Ponce de Leon Inlet.
"Ponce De Leon Inlet,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 43:
3, Article 6.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol43/iss3/6