The Commodore’s Story
Author : Ralph Middleton Munroe
Publisher : Pickle Partners Publishing
Release Date : 2018-12-05
ISBN 10 : 9781789125672
Pages : 351 pages
Rating : 4.5/5 (256 downloads)
Download The Commodore’s Story PDF Full Free by Ralph Middleton Munroe and published by Pickle Partners Publishing. This book was released on 2018-12-05 with total page 351 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The changes which brought the city of Miami of today are delightfully described in this book of personal reminiscences, written by one of Florida’s earliest settlers in collaboration with his life-long friend, Vincent Gilpin. Ralph Munroe first went to Biscayne Bay in 1887. Soon after that time he and his friends built his home, The Barnacle, in Coconut Grove, where he has lived ever since. From this center his influence has been felt for almost fifty years—during the vivid and exciting period of early exploration and settlement,—during the slow development which led up to Flagler and the railroad,—through the boom, the disastrous hurricanes against which the Commodore’s warnings went unheeded, down to the present time. No one interested in southern Florida or in the sea can afford to miss this picturesque story of a Biscayne Bay pioneer who is today so widely and affectionately known. One of Florida’s earliest lovers, the Commodore has been unswervingly devoted to the best interests of the region and has been close to the most significant incidents of its growth. Beautifully illustrated throughout with photographs from Ralph Munroe’s private collection, the earliest on the Bay.