Steamboats

A series of visual navigation aids were installed on the west side of the St. John’s in Clay County, including: Fire (at Duval County line), Doctor (Orange Park), Lake (where Doctors Lake bridge touches Fleming Island), Ragged (Raggedy Point), False, Middle, Hibernia, Wharf, White House, Fleming, Wilkies (just south of Black Creek), Magnolia (Point), (Magnolia) Hotel, David (Green Cove Springs), Clarendon (Hotel), White, Seppho, Draper, Red (Putnam County line) [FL State Archives: US Coast Survey, Progress Sketch Sec. VI, 1877]

Capt. H. D. DeGrove

Capt. Garner

Navigational Points

A series of visual navigation aids were installed on the west side of the St. John’s in Clay County, including: Fire (at Duval County line), Doctor (Orange Park), Lake (where Doctors Lake bridge touches Fleming Island), Ragged (Raggedy Point), False, Middle, Hibernia, Wharf, White House, Fleming, Wilkies (just south of Black Creek), Magnolia (Point), (Magnolia) Hotel, David (Green Cove Springs), Clarendon (Hotel), White, Seppho, Draper, Red (Putnam County line) [FL State Archives: US Coast Survey, Progress Sketch Sec. VI, 1877]

The Steamboats

John Sylvester

John Sylvester Steamboat

Organizing wood at Magnolia to fuel the steamboats

Views at Magnolia Springs, FL

Special Tribute to the May Garner

Passengers on the May Garner steamboat in Green Cove Springs

 

Books at the Archives

  • Along the St. Johns and Ocklawaha Rivers, by Edward E. Mueller
  • Boating on the St Johns River, by Edward A. Mueller
  • First Coast Steamboat Days, by Edward A. Mueller
  • St. Johns and Ocklawaha Rivers Images of America, Riverboats
  • Special Tribute to the May Garner
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