Thursday, May 14, 2015
The Disappearing Glass Bottom Boats
It used to be, when Silver Springs Park existed, there were about 7-8 of these glass bottom boats which, loaded with tourists and locals, traversed the Silver River to allow a look at the headsprings, the varieties of fish, gators, turtles, anhingas, and assorted other wildlife - even monkeys for a time.
There are just 2-3 left. Silver Springs Park no longer exists. The property is now part of the State of Florida's Silver River State Park. The rides, the kid's zoo, the carousel, the river boat rides - all gone.
It's still a nice place to visit, but most of the fun has been removed.
The boat pictured, is one of the last glass bottom boat survivors.