Learn about Sarasota’s history from the water.

Nothin’s more fun than messin’ around on someone else’s boat, while learning history!

le barge and passengers

Grab a seat, enjoy the Bay, hear some local stories, and help the Historical Society preserve Sarasota’s past!

The Historical Society of Sarasota County is hosting our 23rd Cruise and Tour of Sarasota Bay on the LeBarge tour boat on Sunday, March 9, 2014 from 11 am to 1 pm. The cruise will feature narration by Harold Bubil, Real Estate Editor of the Sarasota Herald Tribune and a Sarasotan Extraordinaire, for the past 56 years. He will focus on waterfront real estate history, famous homes, what’s for sale, construction issues, flood zones, dredging and filling and related yammering! There will be a complimentary continental breakfast buffet with coffee and a cash bar.

The cruise tour has been a favorite outing for residents as well as tourists who want
to learn more about the interesting adventures of Sarasota’s early settlers and the
characters who helped make Sarasota the vibrant, cultural city that it is today.

Reservations are limited and available on a first come, first serve basis.

Please send checks with the names of all your guests to the Historical Society of Sarasota County, PO Box 1632, Sarasota, FL 34230. For Visa/MC or Discover purchases or for questions, please contact HSOSC office 941-364-9076 Monday – Friday from 10a – 2p .

All proceeds from the tour benefit the Historical Society of Sarasota County for maintenance and upkeep for the Bidwell-Wood House (1882) and the Crocker Memorial Church (1901).

Please check-in at the LeBarge slip, south of Marina Jack in Sarasota’s Bayfront Park, on Sunday March 9 by 10:15 am, rain or shine.

Don’t forget to set your clocks ahead, so you don’t miss the boat!


2 thoughts on “Learn about Sarasota’s history from the water.

    • For you, Norma, we’re not only reserving a seat, but we’ll have the bagpipes out to pipe you aboard! (For those of you wondering what bagpipes have to do with Sarasota, what a treat we have in store for you!) (No actual bagpipes, mind you, just a little Scotch… oh no, that didn’t come out right… well, join us and you’ll find out what slice of local history we’re talking about)

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