The beginning of the fiberglass boat: the most ubiquitous vessel on the Intracoastal

The invention and development of the Fiberglas boat would forever change the market for small recreational boats.  A boat manufactured out of wood was labor intensive and heavy by Fiberglas standards. It required exacting machinery and processes to produce a watertight vessel. So-called glass wool was developed in the 1930's for insulation and other purposes [...]

Part II — Water, water everywhere: three-quarters of the earth’s surface   So far, I have published 450 posts beginning with several posts on my award-winning book, Florida's Big Dig, the story of the Intracoastal Waterway, how four St. Augustine investors in 1881 agreed with the State of Florida to construct an inland waterway from Saint Augustine to Miami in exchange for public land.  By [...]