Wednesday, Apr 18, 2018

Lecture: The Vessels of Pensacola’s Snapper Fishing Industry

Time: 3:00 pm til 4:00 pm

Location: Florida Maritime Museum, 4415 119th St W, Cortez, Florida 34215

Description: After the end of the American Civil War, industry in Pensacola and Northwest Florida boomed as money flowed from the North to the South. Among various industrial endeavors in this area, commercial fishing for red snapper become one of the most successful. The colorful fishermen and beautiful sailing vessels of the red snapper fishing industry dominated Pensacola’s waterfront from 1870-1930. This presentation discusses the importance of red snapper fishing to the development of Pensacola and Northwest Florida, in addition to why the industry began and ended so quickly.

Admission is FREE but donations are appreciated. Seating is first come first serve, beginning at 2:30. FMM members can reserve seats by calling (941) 708-6120

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FPAN is posting this event as a courtesy, we will neither be hosting nor attending this event.

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