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  • Collection: Test Florida/Miami History

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The Club had its origin a little later that spring; one day at Peacocks, Kirk Munroe broached the subject, and we at once organized, he electing me commodore, and I doing the same for him as secretary. This friendly arrangement lasted without…

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Many of the northern visitors were eager to create new local industries based on regional resources. New Jersey engineer, Ezra Osborn, purchased beach land and imported coconuts from Cuba, Baracoa and Nicaragua to plant on the Florida coast.

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During the winter of 1890, Ralph Munroe formed the Biscayne Manufacturing Co. and built a factory for the canning of local fruits. The facilities were subsequently used as an experimentation station for the development of a "sisal hemp industry." He…

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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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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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