“Governor Stone” is a registered floating National Landmark, the second-oldest Coast Guard-registered vessel in the United States. (The oldest is the “USS Constitution,” aka “Old Ironsides”). Built in 1877, the Governor Stone is the sole floating survivor of the indigenous coastal sailing schooners of the American South. This photograph was taken in 2002 on a still December morning just as the fog began to lift in the fishing / boating harbor in Apalachicola, Florida, on the panhandle gulf coast.

The Governor is now under the care of the Friends of the Governor Stone in Ft. Walton Beach, Florida, and you can help keep the craft afloat:

Featured in groups:

“Florida the Sunshine State”

Photographed with Fuji FinePix A205 (2 megapixels). Not recommended for prints larger than 11×14 inches (28×35 cm approx.)


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  • Dave Law
    Dave Lawover 5 years ago

    This is a wonderful capture Charlie and would look great in Harbours, Fishing Towns and Villages

  • Thanks – I’ll get it in there soon. I just put another one in there, and want to space out the submissions.

    – Charlie Sawyer

  • coffeetea
    coffeeteaover 5 years ago

    very beauutiful…lively

  • rodsfotos
    rodsfotosover 5 years ago

    That magic combination of warm light, mist and reflections really sets a wonderful mood, very well composed and captured,
    Regards, Rod.

  • bluerabbit
    bluerabbitover 5 years ago

    Love this!

  • Sarah McKoy
    Sarah McKoyover 5 years ago


  • Thanks! Same morning as “Shrimp Boats.”

    – Charlie Sawyer

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...over 5 years ago

    stunning capture

  • dinghysailor1
    dinghysailor1over 5 years ago

    beautiful reflection shot in the mist and an interesting description too

  • Mary Campbell
    Mary Campbellover 5 years ago

    Wow, Charlie this is the most fabulous picture.. Just love it.

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...over 5 years ago

    Congratulations on being featured in Florida the Sunshine State

  • Rosalie Scanlon
    Rosalie Scanlonover 5 years ago

    Excellent capture and congrats on your feature.

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