Boat builder Glen Simmons on his Evergaldes skiff

Type:

Still Image

Date:

03/25/1989

Item:

Photographic slides

Folder:

4

Container:

1

Series:

S1680

General Note/Comment

  • Sixty color slides. Images of Simmons demonstrating his wooden skiff in the Everglades. Simmons was one of the last makers of wooden Everglades skiffs, which were used to fish and hunt in the shallow wetlands of South Florida. A self described 'gladesman,' Simmons grew up near the Everglades hunting, boating, and fishing. His skiff measures 18-18 feet, and are 2 feet wide. They are flat bottomed and propelled with use of a pole by a driver standing up in the boat's middle. Simmons began building them at age 12. He is also the author of a book, 'Gladesmen' from 1998. For an interview of Simmons, see S 1576, T86-2 and T86-3 (C86-48).

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