The Buccaneer II, 1943

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Title

The Buccaneer II, 1943

Alternative Title

The Buccaneer II

Subject

West Palm Beach (Fla.)
Boats
Yachts--United States
Coe, Charles H.

Description

Captain Charles Henry Coe (1856-1954) and his yacht, The Buccaneer II, in 1943. Coe was born in Torrington, Connecticut, on February 3, 1856, to William Henry Coe (1824-1879), who founded the town of Glencoe, and Deborah Little Archer Coe (1824-1912). In 1874, his family migrated to Jacksonville, Florida, due to his father's poor health. At age 18, Coe began working for the Jacksonville Tri-Weekly Union. In 1875, Coe moved to New Smyrna Beach and started his first newspaper, The Florida Star. Coe was appointed Deputy Collector of Customs for the port at New Smyrna in 1879, after his father died. In 1880, Coe moved to Glencoe and began producing photographs. Seven years later, the moved to back to Torrington, where the met and married Emma Sophia Johnson (1846-1931). The following year, Coe moved to Asheville, North Carolina, and then later to Highlands, where the established The Highlands Star. In 1889, the moved to Washington, D.C. to work for the Government Printing Office (GPO).

Coe published Red Patriots: The Story of the Seminoles (1898), a book about the plight of the Seminole tribe. A copy of Red Patriots was given to every member of Congress, which later passed legislation allowing Seminole land rights in Florida. In 1912, Coe returned to Florida and spent the next 20 years traveling the coast in his cabin cruiser called The Buccaneer I. After retiring from the GPO in 1921, Coe spent much of his time exploring Florida's coast as an amateur archaeologist and publishing books, including Juggling a Rope (1927) and The Art of Knife Throwing (1931). He died of pneumonia on March 23, 1954.

Source

Original black and white photograph, 1943: Private Collection of Andrew M. Foster.

Date Created

1943-05

Contributor

Foster, Andrew M.

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original black and white photograph, 1943.

Is Part Of

Captain Charles Henry Coe Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

237 KB

Medium

1 black and white photograph

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

West Palm Beach, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Geography Teacher

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Andrew M. Foster and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

Source Repository

Private Collection of Andrew M. Foster

External Reference

Foster, Andrew M. "Captain Charles Henry Coe." History: Town of Jupiter, August 7, 2013. http://www.jupiter.fl.us/DocumentCenter/View/4060.
"Capt. Charles Henry Coe.." Capt. Charles H. Coe. http://emeraldmeinders.wix.com/capt-charles-h-Coe?fb_ref=Default.

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1 black and white photograph

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