The "Steamboat "Saint Lucie" tied up at the Rock Ledge (Rockledge) Landing.
Our literate cat Whiskers peaks over the top of a book stand to view my award-winning book, "Florida's Big Dig: the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway from Jacksonville to Miami, 1881 to 1935." Winner of the Rembert Patrick Award in 2008, my book tells the story of how a privately built tollway barely five feet deep in [...]
The completion and operation of the Flagler railway and other railways throughout Florida spelled the death knell for the Florida East Coast Canal and other inland waterways. At first, it was thought that inland waterways would serve as 'rate-regulators', competitors against a monopolistic railway system. As the railway system became more reliable and economical, many [...]
Original incorporator and director of the Florida canal company, James Colee (pronounced, 'Coolee') served as an engineer in the dredging of the Intracoastal Waterway until his death in 1912. Colee also served as state representative and county commissioner for St. Johns County and was a stockholder in the First National Bank of St. Augustine. In [...]