The Sounds of Maritime
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Seagulls! A short presentation of a typical group of seagulls gathered at the Bayfront Auditorum. Can you identify the "Laughing Gulls?
Pumping Barges See and hear a "tow" pumping it's cargo out at the Port of Pensacola.
Ship loading sounds See photos and sounds of stevedores loading a ship.
The Pensacola Lighthouse Story A talk given by local historian Tom Garner at a meeting of the Florida Lighthouse Association which was held in Pensacola, Florida on April 17, 1999.
The story of Capt. Barrow
and the Tarpon
The story of the il-fated steamer Tarpon, and her captain, Willis Barrow as told by John Appleyard and others.

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A Ghost story about the USS Lexington A delightful story written and performed by Mr. James Chadwick.

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Wooden Ships and Iron Men A delightful story written and performed by Mr. James Chadwick.

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Old 400 Hp. Atlas Diesel Tugboat Engine These medium speed diesel engines were in wide use in Tugboats in the 1940's and 50's before the newer "high" speed diesels came along. This sound clip was provided by Steve Bryan of Magnolia Marine.
Why shouldn't Pensacola have a Maritime Museum? This was the Program at the Gulf Breeze Historical Society's Oct 99 meeting. Robin Rowan, a local journalist, discusses Pensacola's waterfront history and the concept of a maritime museum for Pensacola. Run time is approx 20 min.
Today's Bayou Chico Story This informative and interesting talk was the progam at the Pensacola Historical Society's November 1999 meeting. It was presented by Ann Costello and Dr. Bob Austin. Click on the icon for more info and the story.
Oliver J. Semmes III - Project Alabama Challenge This talk was the progam at the Pensacola Historical Society's January 2000 meeting and was about the Franco-American efforts now underway to recover, preserve, and display artifacts from the CSS ALABAMA wreck. It was presented by Oliver J. Semmes III, the granson of Admiral Raphael Semmes. Click on the icon for the story.
Bayou Chico - Past, Present, and Future This presentation was the progam at the Gulf Breeze Historical Society's August 2000 meeting. It was presented by Ted Brown. Click on the icon for more info and the story.


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If you know any Pensacola maritime stories write them down and send them to me at Ted Brown 1700 Osceola Blvd. Pensacola, Florida 32596 along with your name, address and phone number and I'll consider them for this page. I'll also consider coming to you and recording your story. Send e-mail to: Ted Brown



Since April 5, 1999