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A LIGHT IN THE DARK: ILLUMINATING THE MARITIME PAST OF THE BLACKWATER RIVER

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2016
Summary:
With its headwaters in Alabama and terminus in Blackwater Bay, the Blackwater River is the major river of Santa Rosa County, Florida. For centuries this river has played an integral role in the development of northwest Florida as the primary avenue for transporting resources, goods, and people in and out of the interior of this area. In 2013 the Bagdad Waterfronts Florida Partnership, Inc., contacted Florida Public Archaeology Network (FPAN) Northwest Region office seeking assistance in developing a heritage outreach program distinct to and representative of the local waterfront communities. Utilizing maritime landscape theory, a maritime heritage trail was envisioned to present the river's cultural resources, both on land and underwater. The focus of this master's thesis research, the Blackwater Maritime Heritage Trail encompasses a 4.1 mile (6.60 km, 3.56 nm) stretch of the river, promotes local heritage, and lays a framework for future trail development and expansion.
Title: A LIGHT IN THE DARK: ILLUMINATING THE MARITIME PAST OF THE BLACKWATER RIVER.
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Name(s): Wells, Benjamin Charles, Author
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2016
Publisher: University of West Florida
Language(s): English
Summary: With its headwaters in Alabama and terminus in Blackwater Bay, the Blackwater River is the major river of Santa Rosa County, Florida. For centuries this river has played an integral role in the development of northwest Florida as the primary avenue for transporting resources, goods, and people in and out of the interior of this area. In 2013 the Bagdad Waterfronts Florida Partnership, Inc., contacted Florida Public Archaeology Network (FPAN) Northwest Region office seeking assistance in developing a heritage outreach program distinct to and representative of the local waterfront communities. Utilizing maritime landscape theory, a maritime heritage trail was envisioned to present the river's cultural resources, both on land and underwater. The focus of this master's thesis research, the Blackwater Maritime Heritage Trail encompasses a 4.1 mile (6.60 km, 3.56 nm) stretch of the river, promotes local heritage, and lays a framework for future trail development and expansion.
Identifier: WFE0000537 (IID), uwf:61237 (fedora)
Note(s): 2016-06-01
M.A.
Department of Anthropology
Masters
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