St. Johns River Guidebook, Second Edition

St. Johns River Guidebook, Second Edition

by Kevin McCarthy

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Overview

Come aboard! Put on your hat and throw away your cares. Let's float down the most important river in Florida: the mighty St. Johns (though for this north-flowing river, down is up!). We'll start where the river starts, in the marshes west of Vero Beach, and end up 310 miles later at the Atlantic Ocean.

This guide describes the history, major towns and cities along the way, wildlife, and personages associated with the river. You'll go by Sanford and Georgetown, Palatka and Orange Park. And at the mouth of the river, you'll encounter the metropolis of Jacksonville and the Naval Station in Mayport.

You'll meet some of the most important people in our state's history: Jean Ribault, John and William Bartram, Zephaniah Kingsley, Harriet Beecher Stowe; as well as many important groups: Timucuan and Seminole Indians, runaway slaves, British and Spanish settlers, and missionaries.

You will see manatees and jumping fish and lots of species of birds. Away from the big towns on quiet weekdays, you will experience a solitude and closeness to nature that may surprise you in this very populated state.

This new edition has completely updated traveling information, including websites and phone numbers.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781561646661
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 12/01/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 176
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Kevin McCarthy is professor emeritus and a distinguished alumni professor of Florida studies and English at the University of Florida in Gainesville, where he taught for 33 years. He has written many books for Pineapple Press.

Table of Contents

How to Use This Bookvii
Introductionix
1St. Johns Marsh to Lake Monroe1
2Sanford to Hontoon Island19
3Hontoon Island through Astor39
4Lake George to Fruitland55
5Little Lake George to East palatka71
6Palatka to Green Cove Springs87
7Magnolia Springs to Mandarin and Orange Park103
8Jacksonville117
9Mayport129
Conclusion143
Appendices145
Information for Boaters146
Places to Visit, Stay, and Eat147
Further Reading156
Index161

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