A portrait of employees at Jacob Brock's shipyard taken between 1860 and 1877. Brock's shipyard was the first in Jacksonville and was purchased by Alonzo Stevens after Brock's death in 1877. This firm would evenutally become the Merrill-Stevens Dry Dock & Repair Company and the Jacksonville Shipyards, employing as many as 2,500 workers before finally shutting down for good in 1992.
The corner of Bay and Main Streets three days after the Great Fire of 1901. This was the second major fire to destroy the East Bay Street district. In 1854, a fire caused by sparks from the steamship 'Florida' destroyed Jacksonville's original six-block downtown district along Bay, between Market and Pine (now Main Street).
The ferry slip can be seen from the intersection of Main and Bay Streets.
The wharf at the foot of Ocean Street between 1900 and 1915.
Napoleon B. Broward's famed "Three Friends" steamship.