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Title Fernandina Florida --- "The Ocean City"
Object Name Pamphlet
Scope & Content The document covers many subjects, and the purpose was to promote construction of a trans-peninsula canal in Florida linking the Atlantic Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico for ship or barge traffic. In 1930 Congress authorized the War Department to investigate all possible routes for a canal.
This publication promotes a route between the Atllantic Intracoastal Waterway at Cumberland Sound (Fernandina) with the Gulf Coast Intracoastal Waterway.
Interior pages have photos of Fernadina landmarks, and the center two pages have a map of Florida marking four possible routes for a new canal and sailing distances to various ports and locations.
Three pages provide a "tabloid history" of Fernandina from 1497 to 1931 and an excerpt from a journal published in 1821. An article "Our Canal Situation" summarizes the history and current questions of a trans-peninsula canal, and gives an excerpt from an article published in 1837 about Fernandina City.
Four pages list facts about Fernandina and Nassau County of interest to vistors and tourists, and an excerpt from "Sketches of the Floridas" published in 1821 in New York and an excerpt from "Bartram's Travels published in London in 1792.
The cover is enscribed in pencil: Carol Hardee, 28 North 4th St., Fernandina.
Catalog Number 2006.015.001
Collection AIMH
Accession number 2006.015
Caption 1931 Pamphlet promoting trans-peninsula canal
Number of images 8