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  • Collection: Test Florida/Miami History

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The photographs were not only the reflection of an aesthetic appreciation of the new land but were also used to study and document the tropical flora and fauna. Some of this work appeared in an 1886 article of the Evening Post which depicted…

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Images are set within the "new" tropical landscape. The Munroe collection includes many photographs of natural and pristine Florida scenery before its rapid urbanization.

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Munroe designed the "Kingfish" - a 33 foot long sharpie- with "Biscayne Bay deeply rooted" in his affections. He was returning to cherished memories and a new life. In 1886, the boat was acquired by Frow for his fishing fleet and Munroe used the…

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The lighthouse was named for the British warship H.M.S. Fowey, which was wrecked at that location in 1748. The lighthouse now stands within the boundaries of Biscayne National Park.

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In this birthday letter, one of the Munroe children has affectionately captured the story of his father's love of boats and sailing.

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In this birthday letter, one of the Munroe children has affectionately captured the story of his father's love of boats and sailing.

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In this birthday letter, one of the Munroe children has affectionately captured the story of his father's love of boats and sailing.

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(Left to right: "John Holden," "Ned Hine," "Dick Carney," "Tommy Hine," and "R.M. Munroe.") Boats not wagons played a central role on the Florida frontier from Biscayne Bay to Key West where )wreckers) salvaged people and cargo of the coast. The…
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