Wakulla Springs glass bottom boat tour (and interview) by James A. Moretz

Type:

Sound

Date:

11/08/1980

Item:

Audio recording

Series:

S1576

Item ID:

T81-1

Download: MP3

General Note/Comment

  • One reel to reel. Features a glass bottom boat tour spiel conducted by Moretz. He discusses various animals, birds, and trees on the tour, history of the attraction, legends of the springs, and other natural features. Afterwards, he gives a brief interview in which he talks about working at Wakulla, the other boat guides, and how he learned the trade. Boat tours have been given at the springs on since the late 1800s. Many of the 1980s drivers were descendents of those early drivers, and provide some of the same folk tales. The springs was developed as a tourist attraction in the 1930s (and became a Florida state park in 1987.) Images of the drivers can be found in S 1577, v. 7.

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