Imagine a world where roads were rivers. Docks along the river were the commercial ports of their day and everything moved in and out of Bradenton on boats, from small family-owned rowboats to steamships. Without boats and boatbuilding, Manatee County’s growth would have been greatly limited.
Artist: Jean Blackburn, 2012
Location: Riverwalk – 808 3rd Avenue West
Sponsored by: Port Manatee Propeller Club