This illustration shows the new L. & N. steamer August Belmont in dock. This immense floating dock was purchased by the U. S. government from Spain and towed here from Havana, Cuba, where it lay during the Spanish-American war. It will float everything except the very largest U. S. battleships. 1904

One of the best known Steamships plying the coast along Florida and Alabama was the Tarpon. Captain W. G. Barrow was the skipper of this ship and it became famous in this area. The Tarpon was finally sunk by a storm in the Gulf of Mexico off Panama City, Florida.

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