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.