The Steamboat “Courtenay”

The stern-wheeler “Courtenay” traveled up and down various stretches of the Florida East Coast Canal in the 1890s. Henry Flagler traveled aboard a steamer like the “Courtenay” when he made the first trip to Miami just weeks before making the first trip into Miami on his completed Florida East Coast Railway. Flagler was president of both the Florida canal company and the Florida railway when he made both trips. He resigned the presidency of the canal company when he realized its potential for lowering railway rates. Courtesy, Florida Photographic Archives, Tallahassee, Fla.

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