An illustration of the mouth of the Miami River. The Miami River is a river in Florida that drains out of the Everglades and runs through downtown Miami, Florida. The 5.5 mile (8.9 km) long river flows from the terminus of the Miami Canal at Miami International Airport to Biscayne Bay. It was originally a natural river inhabited at its mouth by the Tequesta Indians, but it was dredged and is now polluted because of its proximity to the Miami-Dade County. The mouth of the river is now home to the Port of Miami and many other businesses whose pressure to maintain it has helped to improve the river's condition.

Miami River

An illustration of the mouth of the Miami River. The Miami River is a river in Florida that drains out…

A couple driving under the moonlight in an old-style roadster.

Roadster

A couple driving under the moonlight in an old-style roadster.

Also known as Roystonea regia. A species of palm native to southern Florida, Mexico, and parts of Central America.

Branch of Royal Palm

Also known as Roystonea regia. A species of palm native to southern Florida, Mexico, and parts of Central…

Also known as Pinus clausa. A pine tree mostly found in central Florida.

Sand Pine, Pine Cone

Also known as Pinus clausa. A pine tree mostly found in central Florida.

An illustration of Seahorse Key lighthouse which is located in Cedar Keys, a cluster of islands close to the mainland of Florida.

Seahorse Key

An illustration of Seahorse Key lighthouse which is located in Cedar Keys, a cluster of islands close…

(1496-1542) A famous Spanish conquistador and navigator who explored Florida.

Hernando de Soto

(1496-1542) A famous Spanish conquistador and navigator who explored Florida.

A political cartoon of the Southern states being built from the ruins after the Civil War.

Southern Republic Built From The Ruins

A political cartoon of the Southern states being built from the ruins after the Civil War.

Spanish vessels during the exploration of Florida.

Spanish

Spanish vessels during the exploration of Florida.

St. Augustine, Florida was founded by the Spanish admiral Pedro Menendez de Aviles in 1565.

St. Augustine

St. Augustine, Florida was founded by the Spanish admiral Pedro Menendez de Aviles in 1565.

An old Spanish gate in St. Augustine, Florida.

St. Augustine

An old Spanish gate in St. Augustine, Florida.

A species of palm native to southern Florida and Cuba.

Branch of Thrinax Keyensis

A species of palm native to southern Florida and Cuba.

"There are several species, covered with an inflexible bony armor." — Goodrich, 1859

Trunkfish

"There are several species, covered with an inflexible bony armor." — Goodrich, 1859

Lewis Warrington (3 November 1782 – 12 October 1851) was an officer in the United States Navy during the Barbary Wars and the War of 1812. He temporarily served as the Secretary of the Navy.Promoted to Master Commandant in July 1813, he took command of the sloop-of-war Peacock later in the year. On 12 March 1814, he put to sea with his new command bound for the naval station at St. Mary's, Georgia. After delivering supplies to that installation, he encountered the British brig Epervier off Cape Canaveral, Florida. Peacock emerged victorious from a brisk 45-minute exchange with that opponent, inflicting 10 times her own losses on the enemy. For his role in the victory, Warrington received the Thanks of Congress in the form of a Congressional Gold Medal.

Lewis Warrington

Lewis Warrington (3 November 1782 – 12 October 1851) was an officer in the United States Navy…