Hart Line Steamers.
One of the greatest attractions of Florida is the Illumination on the Ocklawaha River Route and witnessed only from the decks of the large, staunch and roomy Steamers of the
This wonderful, unique, fascinating and romantic trip has no counterpart.
ONLY ON THE HART LINE STEAMERS can this Grand Torch Light Illumination of forest and river at night be seen. It is one of the great drawing cards and unknown on any other tourist route in the world. Imagine the effect.
THE OCKLAWAHA BY TORCHLIGHT
The resinous yellow flames of the bon-fire which the colored pilots kindled and feed on the top of the pilot house, which lights up the banks with their dense growth of cypress, palmetto, gum-tree, and the tall slender palm, the flowering chestnut, the bay-tree, and the blossoming dogwood and magnolia; also the long trailing Spanish moss hanging from the branches of the tallest trees which to all appearance becomes as silver garland.
No visitor should leave Florida without a trip over this WORLD-FAMOUS and MYSTERIOUS RIVER.
What the Pyramids Are to Egypt
So is the Romantic, Mysterious Mirror Waters of the Ocklawaha River and Silver Springs to Florida, when seen from a HART LINE STEAMER.
Going to Florida without this trip would be like a visit to EGYPT without seeing the PYRAMIDS.
THE HART LINE STEAMERS
Leave from PALATKA on MONDAY, WEDNESDAY and FRIDAY at 12:45 P.M. The same Steamers leave SILVER SPRINGS on TUESDAY, THURSDAY and SATURDAY at 2 P.M. Which gives you the most beautiful ends of the river by day and the Grand Illumination of forest and river at night.
First-class Meals and Stateroom accommodations included in Fare.
Take the A.C.L. Train from St. Petersburg, or S.A.L. Train for Tampa to Ocala, and by Thompson & Cobb's Auto or Carriage to boat. INQUIRE FOR HART LINE AUTO.
W. R. FISHER, Traveling Passenger Agent.
R. W. THOMPSON, General Manager.
State Archives of Florida: Collection M81-7, Box 02, Folder 1
Handbill advertising steamer tours down the Ocklawaha River by torchlight.