'Grand Romance' Side-Wheeled Steamer Tour Boat

Dublin Core

Title

'Grand Romance' Side-Wheeled Steamer Tour Boat

Alternative Title

Grand Romance

Subject

Waterfront Districts
Lakes & ponds
Lake Monroe (Seminole County and Volusia County, Fla.)
Steamboats--Florida--St. Johns River--History
Water transportation
Steamboat lines
Sanford (Fla.)
St. Johns River (Fla.)

Description

The Grand Romance steamer tour boat in the 1990s. By the mid-1880s, Sanford, Florida had become a major distribution center due to the city's strategic location along Lake Monroe and the St. Johns River. Even before Florida obtained statehood, steamboats frequented the St. Johns River carrying U.S. Army soldiers to Fort Mellon, located on the shores of Lake Monroe, to defend the area against Native Americans during the Seminole Wars. Steamboats were used at the fort and during the Battle of Camp Monroe to relocate Seminoles, explore the St. Johns River, and to distribute military forces. During the second half of the 1830s, steamboats were used to tow barges from the river to Lake Monroe in order to stimulate trade. The first commercial steamboat was developed as the Brock Line in the early 1850s. As trade grew, various wharves and docks were built in locations such as Mellonville Avenue, Palmetto Avenue, Oak Street, and Sanford Avenue. The Debary-Baya Merchant Line began transporting passengers in 1883, which further developed the steamboat industry. The line was purchased by the Clyde Line in 1886 and remained open until 1933. The growth of railroads was the primary cause of the decline of the steamboat industry.

Creator

Gaines, James

Source

Original 60 millimeter color transparency by James Gaines: Department of Commerce Collection, series number 1047, box 10, call number K893597, Florida Photographic Collection, State Library and Archives of Florida, Tallahassee, Florida.
Original 60 millimeter color transparency by James Gaines: Department of Commerce Collection, series 1047, box 10, call number K893598, Florida Photographic Collection, State Library and Archives of Florida, Tallahassee, Florida.

Date Created

ca. 1990

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of 60 millimeter original color transparency by James Gaines on Florida Memory Project: Department of Commerce Collection, series number 1047, box 10, call number K893597, Florida Photographic Collection, State Library and Archives of Florida. http://floridamemory.com/items/show/131380.
Digital reproduction of original 60 millimeter color transparency by James Gaines on Florida Memory Project: Department of Commerce Collection, series 1047, box 10, call number K893598, Florida Photographic Collection, State Library and Archives of Florida. http://floridamemory.com/items/show/131381.

Is Part Of

Department of Commerce Collection, Florida Photographic Collection, State Library and Archives of Florida
Sanford Riverfront Collection, Sanford Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpeg

Extent

54 KB
53 KB

Medium

60-millimeter color transparencies

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Sanford, Florida

Spatial Coverage

28.815915, -81.267277

Temporal Coverage

1990-01-01/1990-12-31

Accrual Method

Deposit

Audience Education Level

SS.K.A.1.2; SS.1.A.1.1; SS.2.A.1.1; SS.3.A.1.1; SS.3.A.1.2; SS.4.A.1.1; SS.5.A.1.1; SS.6.W.1.3; SS.8.A.1.2; SS.8.A.1.5; SS.8.A.4.5; SS.912.A.1.2; SS.912.A.1.4 SS.912.W.1.3

Mediator

History Teacher

Provenance

Originally created and owned by James Gaines.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by the State Library and Archives of Florida, and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

Sanford Historical Society (Fla.). Sanford. Charleston, SC: Arcadia, 2003.
De Berard, Ella Teague. Steamboats in the Hyacinths. Daytona Beach, Fla: College Pub. Co, 1956.
"Steamboats." Museum of Seminole County History, Seminole County, Florida Government. http://www.seminolecountyfl.gov/core/fileparse.php/3338/urlt/steamboats.pdf.
Bass, Bob. When Steamboats Reigned in Florida. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2008.

Transcript

GRAND ROMANCE

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

2 color transparencies

Physical Dimensions

60 millimeter

Locations

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