Sport Fishing in Palm Beach County
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Settled along 47 miles of beautiful Atlantic coastline, Palm Beach County has long been a mecca for sport fishing enthusiasts. Graced with a mild climate and bounded with waters nourished by the warm Gulf Stream current, Palm Beach's coastal waters host a rich reserve of marine life. Featured in this captivating retrospective is a history of the sport fishing industry and tales of legendary captains, devoted weekend anglers, and wealthy sportsmen. Bringing to life the sailfish tournaments, fish fries, beauty pageants, and parades of a bygone era, this work is a tribute to the hardworking men and women who built this seaside settlement into a haven for sport fishermen. Follow the evolution of fine fishing boats and learn about the advancements in marine conservation while enjoying the natural beauty of this tropical oasis. Showcased within the book are over 200 vintage images collected from the local library's historical archive, as well as rare photographs from over 30 local sources, including the West Palm Beach Fishing Club.
Arcadia Publishing
: 9780738553863
: Arcadia Publishing
: 08/18/2008
: Florida
: Images of America
: 200 Black And White
: 128
: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
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Author Janet DeVries is a local historian and archivist for the Boynton Beach City Library. Her titles include Around Boynton Beach, Boynton Beach (with Randall Gill), and Delray Beach in Vintage Postcards (with Dorothy W. Patterson). All of the author's royalties from the book will be donated to the Schoolhouse Children's Museum Fishing Lore exhibit.
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