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Sidney Lanier

An American writer and poet born in 1842. Visiting Florida from Georgia in 1875, he called the St. Johns River “…the sweetest water-lane in the world.” Lanier described Florida in his book “Florida: its scenery, climate, and history.” The book is an early travel guide of the river, describing the ports, towns, steamboat routes, and hotels along the river.

Sidney Lanier