9 items found
Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Subject is exactly "Excursion boats"
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Belle of Suwannee boat tour at the Stephen Foster Memorial

Belle of Suwannee boat tour at the Stephen Foster Memorial

Date
1969
Description
One reel to reel recording. The Memorial offered boat tours on the Suwannee River on the Belle of the Suwannee tour boat.
Collection
David Faison glass-bottom boat tour demonstration for the Big Bend Folklife Survey

David Faison glass-bottom boat tour demonstration for the Big Bend Folklife Survey

Date
1980
Description
One audio cassette. Faison & Klotz briefly discuss how they learned the tour's spiel and how long they had worked as a tour guide. Faison then leads a jungle cruise tour.
Collection
Don Utz glass bottom boat tour at Silver Springs for the Big Bend Folklife Survey

Don Utz glass bottom boat tour at Silver Springs for the Big Bend Folklife Survey

Date
1980
Description
One audio cassette. Utz discusses features of the plants, animals, and waterways at Silver Springs.
Collection
Fred Jokler glass bottom boat tour at Silver Springs for the Big Bend Folklife Survey

Fred Jokler glass bottom boat tour at Silver Springs for the Big Bend Folklife Survey

Date
1980
Description
One audio cassette. Jokler discusses on the history of the glass bottomed rowboat; dew farms; Cypress Springs; the eviction of Seminole Indians from the area the 1840s; the Senator Durkson Memorial Garden; water pennies; and other topics.
Collection
Glass bottom boat tour and interview with Donald "Frog" Edwards for the Big Bend Folklife Survey

Glass bottom boat tour and interview with Donald "Frog" Edwards for the Big Bend Folklife Survey

Date
1980-11-08
Description
One reel to reel. Features a glass-bottom boat tour spiel conducted by Edwards. He discusses various animals, birds, and trees on the tour, history of the attraction, legends of the springs, Henry the pole vaulting fish, and other natural features. Afterwards, he gives a brief interview in which he talks about working at Wakulla, past work experience, the other boat guides, Henry the pole-vaulting fish, 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. One tale/feature was Henry the Pole Vaulting Fish, a bass fish that jumped over a pole (actually scratching its gills). The springs was developed as a tourist attraction in the 1930s (and became a Florida state park in 1987.) Images of some of the drivers can be found in S 1577, v. 7.
Collection
Glass bottom boat tour by Wilbert Gavin at Wakulla Springs for the Big Bend Folklife Survey

Glass bottom boat tour by Wilbert Gavin at Wakulla Springs for the Big Bend Folklife Survey

Date
1980-11-08
Description
One reel to reel. Features a glass-bottom boat tour spiel conducted by Gavin. He discusses various animals, birds, and trees on the tour, history of the attraction, legends of the springs, Henry the pole vaulting fish, and other natural features. 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. One tale/feature was Henry the Pole Vaulting Fish, a bass fish that jumped over a pole (actually scratching its gills). The springs was developed as a tourist attraction in the 1930s (and became a Florida state park in 1987.) Images of some of the drivers can be found in S 1577, v. 7.
Collection
James A. Moretz glass-bottom boat tour demonstration for the Big Bend Folklife Survey

James A. Moretz glass-bottom boat tour demonstration for the Big Bend Folklife Survey

Date
1980-11-08
Description
One-reel to-reel recording. 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).
Collection
Joe Klotz glass bottom boat tour at Silver Springs for the Big Bend Folklife Survey

Joe Klotz glass bottom boat tour at Silver Springs for the Big Bend Folklife Survey

Date
1980
Description
One audio cassette. Klotz discusses various animals on the tour, such as pea foul, giraffes, monkeys, turkeys, ostriches, meat-eating birds; zebras, camels, sheep, and spider monkeys. In addition, he talks about special diets for certain species in wildlife refuges.
Collection
Jungle cruise boat tour by James A. Moretz at Wakulla Springs for the Big Bend Folklife Survey

Jungle cruise boat tour by James A. Moretz at Wakulla Springs for the Big Bend Folklife Survey

Date
1980-11-08
Description
One reel to reel. This was the second boat tour by Moretz recorded by the FFP -- the first can be found on T81-1. Features a jungle cruise 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. 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.
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
a_s2043_00250Belle of Suwannee boat tour at the Stephen Foster MemorialSoundExcursion boats
Tour guides
Boating
Boat operators
Tourism workers
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a_s1576_11_c83-131David Faison glass-bottom boat tour demonstration for the Big Bend Folklife SurveySoundBoating
Excursion boats
Tour guides
Oral performance
Jokes
Occupational folklore
Springs (bodies of water)
Field recordings
Ecotourism
Storytelling
Interviews
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a_s1576_11_c83-129Don Utz glass bottom boat tour at Silver Springs for the Big Bend Folklife SurveySoundBoat operators
Excursion boats
Boating
Tour guides
Tourism workers
Jokes
Occupational folklore
Springs
Field recordings
Ecotourism
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a_s1576_11_c83-128Fred Jokler glass bottom boat tour at Silver Springs for the Big Bend Folklife SurveySoundBoat operators
Excursion boats
Boating
Tour guides
Tourism workers
Jokes
Occupational folklore
Springs
Field recordings
Ecotourism
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a_s1576_t81-002Glass bottom boat tour and interview with Donald "Frog" Edwards for the Big Bend Folklife SurveySoundField recordings
Boating
Ecotourism
Tourism workers
Tour guides
Boat operators
Interviews
Occupational folklore
Springs
Excursion boats
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a_s1576_t81-004Glass bottom boat tour by Wilbert Gavin at Wakulla Springs for the Big Bend Folklife SurveySoundBoat operators
Field recordings
Boating
Ecotourism
Tourism workers
Springs
Interviews
Occupational folklore
Excursion boats
Tour guides
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a_s1576_t81-001James A. Moretz glass-bottom boat tour demonstration for the Big Bend Folklife SurveySoundField recordings
Boat operators
Ecotourism
Excursion boats
Tour guides
Interviews
Springs (bodies of water)
Interviews
Occupational folklore
Oral performance
Storytelling
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a_s1576_11_c83-130Joe Klotz glass bottom boat tour at Silver Springs for the Big Bend Folklife SurveySoundBoat operators
Excursion boats
Boating
Tour guides
Tourism workers
Jokes
Occupational folklore
Springs
Field recordings
Ecotourism
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a_s1576_t81-005Jungle cruise boat tour by James A. Moretz at Wakulla Springs for the Big Bend Folklife SurveySoundBoat operators
Field recordings
Boating
Ecotourism
Tour guides
Springs
Interviews
Occupational folklore
Excursion boats
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