Steamboats On The Oklawaha

When my family came to Florida, they traveled down the St. Johns River settling on the Oklawaha River. My great-grandfather had a clock from one of those old steamboats. I remember it well. It was round  and about eight inches in depth with a glass door and a large key to wind it up. I used to play with it as a child. Eventually it was lost to the family forever. Steamboats were a popular mode of travel in those days. Now you can read about what those excursions were like. They proved to be quite adventurous times as you will see from the following story told by Captain J. Hatten Howard...

St. Johns-Oklawaha Trip
When Steam Ruled The River

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