Vintage Florida Fishing Images

Whale shark recovered from shallow water (1912) it weighed 30,000 pounds and was 45 feet long. Photo: State Archives of Florida

A whale shark recovered from shallow water in  (1912) it weighed 30,000 pounds and was 45 feet long.
Photo: State Archives of Florida

As these vintage photographs illustrate, Florida has attracted the curious and adventurous to test its waters for centuries.