Folklife Subject: Boat Tours

274011
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Type
interactive resource
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Boat tours at Silver Springs

235408
Date
1980-10
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Sixty-five color slides. Images are of Silver Springs boat tours and boat drivers. The springs are one of the oldest roadside attractions in Florida. Developed formally in the 1920s, boat tours have been given since the mid-1800s by local residents. Images include the boat drivers: David Faison (821-826, 850-858); Utz (827-847), Klotz (848-849, 859-867); and Jokler (868-875); as well as the boats, springs, park facilities, and tourists. Recordings of these tours can be found in S 1577.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S81-821 - S81-885
West Florida Folklife

Recordings of Rainbow Springs glass-bottom boat tours

238745
Date
1950
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel. Recordings of glass-bottom boat drivers, compiled from previous field recordings.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T83-140
Tours

Boat tours at Homosassa Springs

235409
Date
1980-10
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Forty-two color slides. Images of Homosassa Springs boat tours and drivers. Homosassa Springs has been a tourist attraction since the 1920s. The incarnation of the attraction seen in these images dates from the 1960s. (The area is now a Florida state park.) Images are of the boat drivers ( Richard Strube, Cecil Johnson and Raymond Thompson) and the facilties, springs, fish, and tourists. Recordings of these tours can be found in S 1576, box 5.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S81-886 - S81-927
Tour guides (Persons)

Boat tours at Wakulla Springs

235468
Date
1980-10
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Seventy-seven color slides. Images of boat tours at Wakulla Springs, a tourist attraction dating back to the 1930s. Many of the tours and features (such as the pole vaulting fish, a bass fish which rubs its gills on a wooden pole in the spring) date back to the 1800s. Images include the river, fauna and flora, the springs, the boat drivers and their boats, and the attraction's 1938 lodge. (Today the area is a state park.) Most of these images are duplicated in S 1577, v. 7, S81-741 - S81-820.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S82-1556 - S82-1632
Big Bend Folklife Survey

Wakulla Springs jungle cruise boat tours by Wilbert Gavin

238876
Date
1980-11-08
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two reel to reels. Recordings of two jungle cruise tours conducted by Gavin. 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.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T81-7
Item ID
T81-12
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Recording of Belle of Suwannee boat tour at Stephen Foster Memorial

241480
Date
1969
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
00250
http://fpc.dos.state.fl.us/memory/collections/folklife/folklife

Interview with Wakulla Springs boat driver Wilbert Gavin

238873
Date
1980-11-08
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel. Gavin discusses snakes, tourists, joking on the tours, Northerners vs. native Floridians, tall tales, rhymes, selling used cars, and white boatmen versus African American boatmen. Boat tours have been given at the springs 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.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T81-3
http://fpc.dos.state.fl.us/memory/collections/folklife/folklife

Wakulla Springs glass bottom boat tours (and interview) by Tommy (Hawk) Jackson

238878
Date
1980-11-09
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two reel to reels. Recordings of two glass-bottom boat tour spiels conducted by Jackson. 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.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T81-8
Item ID
T81-11
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Interviews and recordings of Homosassa Springs tour boat drivers

238064
Date
1981-07-30
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two audio cassettes. C81-34 consists of a recording of Strube's boat tour. The second tape (C81-35) features Strube and ther drivers discussing their tours and the park. The tour guides discuss the park's natural foliage, plus the birds, a hippopotamus, crocodiles, and other animals that also make up the park.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C81-34
Item ID
C81-35
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Wakulla Springs jungle cruise boat tour by George Bowers

238879
Date
1980-11-09
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel. Recording of a jungle cruise tour conducted by Bower. 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.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T81-9
http://fpc.dos.state.fl.us/memory/collections/folklife/folklife

Tour boats at Silver Springs - Silver Springs, Florida

120563
Date
Not after 1981
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS81835
Folklife Collection.

Tour boat moving along - Wakulla Springs, Florida

120549
Date
1980
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS81756
Folklife Collection.

Interview with Wakulla Springs glass-bottom boat driver Luke Smith

238746
Date
1981
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two reel to reels. Interview begins on T83-142. Luke Smith drove boats at Wakulla Springs (a tourist attraction located near Tallahassee) from the 1920s through the early 1980s. In the interview, he discusses creating boat tours, his family history, how he learned the tours and taught others, the history of the attraction, and Rainbow Springs boat driver Skipper Lockett.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T83-141
Item ID
T83-142
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Deer on the Jungle Cruise at Silver Springs - Silver Springs, Florida

120564
Date
1980
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS81838
Folklife Collection.

Tourists looking through the glass bottom - Wakulla Springs, Florida

120552
Date
Not after 1981
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS81768
Folklife Collection.

Fish in Homosassa Springs - Homosassa Springs, Florida

120579
Date
Not after 1981
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS81909
Folklife Collection.

Fish in Homosassa Springs - Homosassa Springs, Florida

120580
Date
Not after 1981
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS81911
Folklife Collection.

Fish in Homosassa Springs - Homosassa Springs, Florida

120581
Date
Not after 1981
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS81912
Folklife Collection.

African American tour boat guide leading a tour boat- Silver Springs, Florida

120567
Date
1980
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS81853
Folklife Collection.

Tour boat guide Richard Strube feeding a monkey - Homosassa Springs, Florida

120577
Date
1980
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS81904
Folklife collection

Tour boat guide George Bower - Wakulla Springs, Florida

120547
Date
1980
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS81741A
Folklife Collection.

Tour boat guide George Bower - Wakulla Springs, Florida

120548
Date
1980
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS81742A
Folklife Collection.

Tour boat guide George Bower - Wakulla Springs, Florida

120550
Date
1980
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS81757A
Folklife Collection.

Tour boat guide Joe Klotz - Silver Springs, Florida

120561
Date
1980
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS81830
Folklife Collection.

Tour boat guide Joe Klotz - Silver Springs, Florida

120562
Date
1980
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS81832
Folklife Collection.

Tour guide Joe Klotz feeding a monkey bread on the Jungle Cruise - Silver Springs, Florida

120565
Date
1980
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS81840
Folklife Collection.

Tour boat guide Joe Klotz - Silver Springs, Florida

120566
Date
1980
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS81843
Folklife Collection.

Tour boat guide Raymond Thompson feeding an alligator at "Gator Lagoon" - Homosassa Springs, Florida

120578
Date
1980
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS81908
Folklife Collection.

Tour boat guide Wilbert Gavin - Wakulla Springs, Florida

120554
Date
Not after 1981
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS81791
Folklife Collection.

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