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By Edward A. Mueller

within the early days of the 19th century, water used to be an important skill for transporting either items and other people all through this burgeoning country, and the nation of Florida used to be no exception. considering that Florida has ocean entry at the east, west, and south, and various waterways that serve the inner, the state’s improvement has been significantly motivated by means of the rivers that wind via its appealing and sundry panorama. the folk and vessels that traveled those waters have been an essential component of the region’s financial system and participated within the frequently romanticized steamboat period. Of all Florida’s ordinary waterways, the St. Johns River was once possibly the simplest fitted to steamboat use, and the Ocklawaha River was once one in all its major tributaries. those worthy river routes inspired the expansion and prosperity of such Florida cities as Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Fernandina, and Palatka, and vacationer sights resembling Silver Springs.

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