30 December 2009

Florida steamboat, 1902

"On the Ocklawaha." Steamboat Metamora of Palatka. Photo by William Henry Jackson.

No visitor can afford to visit Florida without having enjoyed a sail on this tortuous stream which flows through a dense semi-tropical forest. The night scenes, when this tangled mass of shrubbery is lighted by torches, are marvelous. A steamer of the LUCAS NEW LINE OCKLAWAHA RIVER STEAMERS will leave Palatka for Silver Spring on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 12.30 p.m., after arrival of trains from Jacksonville and St. Augustine.

Found at Shorpy, where you can view the photo in wallpaper size.

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