Industry At Sea

Industry At Sea (HM2ET1)

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N 30° 24.448', W 87° 12.843'

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—Pensacola Maritime Heritage Trail —

Although the American Civil War (1861-1865) hindered much of Pensacola's early industrial growth, the city rebounded quickly once the war ended. Entrepreneurs from the northern United States saw great value in the area's deep port and natural resources. By the late 1800s, industries in lumber, fishing, brickmaking, and naval stores flourished. New steam-powered ships and railroads helped move these goods nationally and internationally.

Pensacola's industrial successes attracted people from around the world. Individuals and families arrived from places like Norway, Greece, Italy, the United Kingdom, and Portugal. Many of these new residents had valuable skills as sailors, merchants, and workmen. If you visited Pensacola in 1910, you would hear people speaking a wide variety of languages along the city's waterfront streets, docks, and markets.

Photo captions:
Left: Brickmaking was one of Pensacola's most successful industries. Bricks were transported along local rivers to the port of Pensacola for export across the United States. This brick is stamped "J. Gonzalez," a local brick manufacturer. (Image courtesy of UWF Archaeology Institute)
Background image: Portion of panoramic view of the Pensacola waterfront (colorized), c. 1903. (Image courtesy of the UWF Historic Trust)
HM NumberHM2ET1
Year Placed2016
Placed ByThe City of Pensacola and the University of West Florida Historic Trust
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Date Added Thursday, March 7th, 2019 at 7:02pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 479440 N 3363956
Decimal Degrees30.40746667, -87.21405000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 24.448', W 87° 12.843'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 24' 26.88" N, 87° 12' 50.58" W
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