Drawing of the steamboat F.S. Lewis - Gainesville, Florida

Drawing of the steamboat F.S. Lewis - Gainesville, Florida

Credit this photo: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/28069
(please include photographer's name when noted).

Title

  • Drawing of the steamboat F.S. Lewis - Gainesville, Florida

Image Number

  • RC04600

Year

  • 188-

Series Title

General Note

  • Accompanying note: Commerce and travel in Alachua County were much dependent on steam, particularly steam boats, before the road system and gasoline-powered vehicles appeared. One of the best-known of the early steamers was this two-deck paddle wheeler. This steamer served Gainesville and its agricultural area in the era when the Florida Legislature saw fit to enact a law making it a crime to race steamboats on the state's waterways. This view was drawn in the early 1880s.
  • Steamboat travel was important on Alachua Lake, after a drain plugged up and turned the prairie into a lake, that commerce lasted until the lake turned into Paynes Prairie again, which it remains today. Steamboats also were important, for a much longer period, in connecting the rail terminal at Waldo via the Waldo Canal, dug in the 1870s with Lake Alto, Lake Santa Fe, and eventually with the orange groves and tourist attractions at Melrose and its Putnam County sister city (now vanished) Banana. The steamers, when vacationers were arriving, used to turn pleasure boats on weekends, and orchestra and entertainment. Boating was a pleasant afternoon or evening trip. The steamboat business petered out, and the last boat stopped steaming down Waldo Canal in the 1920s or early 1930s.

Physical Description

  • 1 photoprint - b&w - 8 x 10 in.

Subject Term

Geographic Term

Subject Corporate

Shelf Number

  • Shelf number: 15503.

Learn more about the Reference collection »

Order by Mail

State Archives of Florida
500 S. Bronough St.
MS #9 D
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250

(Please do not send cash in the mail.)

Order by Email

archives@dos.myflorida.com
Please call with credit card numbers. We accept Visa, MasterCard, and Discover

Order by Phone

850.245.6718
Archives Photographic and Film Unit

Photographic Reproduction

Please include the image number, size of the print desired, and cropping instructions with your order.
The image number for this photograph is: RC04600.

Mailing fees: The fee is $2 for purchases under $50 and $4 for purchases over $50.

Photographic Reproduction

Please include the image number and size of the print desired with your order. For video duplication, include the film title and format desired.

5" x 7" black & white prints $15.00 each
color prints $15.00 each
8" x 10" black & white prints $20.00 each
color prints $20.00 each
11" x 14" black & white prints $35.00 each
color prints $35.00 each
16" x 20" black & white prints $45.00 each
color prints $45.00 each
Sepia toning of prints $10.00 extra per print

Photographic images on Compact Disc

Scanned Images up to 600 DPI
Oversize or fragile documents may not be eligible for scanning.
$10.00 per image*

*For scans higher than 600 DPI the charge will increase $10 for each additional 300 DPI

Cropping

When ordering copies of a photograph, unless otherwise specified, the dimensions of the original image will be preserved. This means that there may be white space around the image on the paper.

You may choose to have an image cropped to fit standard frame sizes, but please be aware that part of the image may be lost in the cropping.

Original print

Entire image on 8x10 paper

White space above and below the image.

Cropped

Part of the image is lost in the cropping.