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Description (physical):

Vertical Files

Location:
1002 Victory Drive,Georgia,Columbus,31901
Identifier:
2007.1000.0088
Institution:
National Civil War Naval Museum

Aztec Pottery Found In Florida

Date:
C. 1400s-1500s

On August 15, 1559, Spanish conquistador Tristán de Luna and his 1,400 person expedition arrived in Pensacola Bay. Luna brought over 100 Aztec warriors to protect the expedition against European rivals on the high seas, promising freedom for the warriors' families in Mexico. A hurricane on September 19 doomed the mission, as many of the supply ships sank, including the ship carrying the Aztec pottery.

Location:
120 Church Street, Pensacola FL, 32502
Institution:
Historic Pensacola Village
credits:
T.J. Wentworth Museum
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Model Of The U.S.S. <i>Shark</i>

Shark was launched in 1821 at the Washington Navy Yard. With Matthew C. Perry, her first commander, she sailed to Africa to suppress the slave trade and piracy. In 1822 she joined Commodore James Biddles' squadron in the first of many cruises to eliminate piracy and slave trading in the West Indies. On March 25, 1822, Perry took formal possession of what is now Key West, Florida. In between cruises to the West Indies and Africa, she sailed in 1827 to Newfoundland to defend American fishing interests. Read more »

Description (physical):

Scale of model: 1/4" to 1'. Original ship dimensions: Length 86'; Beam 25'; Draft 10'; Displacement 198 tons.

Location:
805 Kidder Breese Street SE,District of Columbia,Washington,20374
Identifier:
2011.0672.0061
Institution:
National Museum of the U.S. Navy
credits:
Courtesy, Navy Historical Foundation

Sealab I

Date:
1964

SEALAB I was a 40' x 9' cylinder without windows. It housed four aquanauts for eleven days during which time they performed physical and biological experiments with ultrasonic beacons, current meters, and an anti-shark cage. It was first tested in the waters off Panama City, Florida, in 1964 and then moved 26 miles southwest of Bermuda and lowered to a depth of 200 feet. SEALAB I tested and proved the concept of saturation diving and laid the groundwork for SEALAB II and III.

Description (physical):

L: 40', W: 9'.

Location:
610 Dowell St., Keyport, Washington, 98345
Identifier:
N005.0001.0001
Institution:
Naval Undersea Museum

Flag Of 2nd United States Colored Troops

Date:
c. 1863

Black Pennsylvanians often fought in United States Colored Troops regiments organized outside the state, such as the 2nd USCT, formed in 1863 at Arlington, Virginia. The 2nd campaigned primarily in Mississippi and Florida, and proudly carried this regimental flag.

Location:
300 North St., Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 17120
Institution:
State Museum of Pennsylvania

Wright Plane, Fort Myers

Date:
1908

This photograph shows Orville Wright (in straw hat) and other unknown individuals transporting a Wright plane in Fort Myers, Florida, in 1908.

Description (physical):

H: 8 1/8", W: 10"

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0001.0039
Institution:
American Heritage Archives.

Benoist Airboat Over Tampa Bay

Date:
1914

This photograph shows the Benoist flying over Tampa Bay. For its St. Petersburg-Tampa Airboat Line, St. Petersburg purchased this Model XIV from St. Louis aircraft manufacturer Thomas Benoist. The airplane could carry one passenger, who sat next to the pilot in the open cockpit. The Benoist was powered by a Roberts 75-horsepower, 6-cylinder, water-cooled engine.

Location:
Independence Ave at 6th Street, SW Washington,District of Columbia 20560
Identifier:
SI-00133278
Institution:
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Opening St. Petersburg-tampa Air Boat Line

Date:
1914

This photograph shows the first commercial flight over Tampa Bay in the air boat Benoist XIV. Former St. Petersburg Mayor A. C. Phiel (center) paid $400 for the honor of being the first passenger on the St. Petersburg-Tampa Airboat Line. Pilot Tony Jannus is on the right; the airline's organizer, Paul E. Fansler, on the left.

Location:
Independence Ave at 6th Street, SW Washington,District of Columbia 20560
Identifier:
2000-6126
Institution:
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Map Of First Scheduled Passenger Air Route From St. Petersburg To Tampa Bay, Florida.

This map shows the path of the St. Petersburg-Tampa Airboat Line, which began flying across Tampa Bay on January 1, 1914. The flight covered 29 kilometers (18 miles) and took 23 minutes-11 hours less than traveling between St. Petersburg and Tampa by rail. Nevertheless, it lasted only three months.

Location:
Independence Ave at 6th Street, SW Washington,District of Columbia 20560
Identifier:
S.101.p2c-P_640
Institution:
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum