|Begins10 miles southwest of Melbourne, Florida. Swampy area known as Lake Hell 'n Blazes.|
|Map of the lower St. Johns printed in 1876|
|Florida platform (outer boundary) as it appeared the first time humans inhabited the peninsula|
|The hydrologic cycle in Florida, showing the Floridan aquifer and formation of springs and sinkholes.|
|An extremely rare Timucua owl totem, found buried in muck near Hontoon Island, |
on display at Fort Caroline National Memorial
-Longest river in Florida, 310 miles long. Largest point 3 miles wide. Flows through 12 counties.
-Three river basins and two watersheds.
-Used to transport freight - due to size.
-Flows north. Unusual. Fewer than 30 rivers in US flow north. Slight slope in river where meets Atlantic. Causes a lazy river.
-Slowest river in the world.
-Begins as a network of marshes - predominately fresh water. Becomes brackish near Jax where sea water is pushed into river.
-Linked to 14 lakes and numerous Florida springs.
Source Castaways on the River
|Map of St. Johns River Florida South of Palatka 1876|
|On the St. John's River, Florida 1848|
Seth Eastman, American, 1808-1875
Source: Art Net
|Old City Map, Jacksonville, St. John's River Florida 1791|
|St. Johns' River, Florida|
1881, Etching on Paper
Hudson River School
Source Gilcrease Museum