Return to St Augustine in the Flagler
Era 1890 to 1900

Return to St. Johns River
Getting to St. Augustine
by Water in the 1890s
We have almost forgotten about the great age of the steamers. By the 1890s the railroads were surpassing the
steamers as railroad travel became quicker and fashionable. It was no longer a journey, it was a quick trip. However for
those that had time and appreciated the journey of sea travel steamers were the way to go. This advertisement is from
Clyde Steamship company and was used in the Standard Guide to St. Augustine. The St. Johns River had a fleet of their
own on the Clyde line consisting of the
City of Jacksonville, Welaka, F. De. Bary and the Everglade. The major stops
included
Jacksonville, Palatka, Sanford and Enterprise (with more local stops and railroad connections).  The six ocean
steamers of the Clyde line were the
Algonquin, Seminole, Iroquois, Yemasee, Cherokee and Delaware The Clyde Line
was established in 1844 by Thomas Clyde, connecting Philadelphia with other east coast ports. The headquarters
moved to New York in 1872. Besides connecting the northeast and southeast, the line also served the West Indies,
especially Dominican Republic, after 1870s.
Clyde Line Ocean Steamer
Clyde Line Ad
1906
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