CITY OF KEY WEST
In 1898 the Florida East Coast
Steam Ship Company bought the City of Richmond steam
boat and renamed her City of Key West. The
elegant steamer was put into service between the
then southern most extent of Flaglers Railroad at
the mouth of the Miami river and the City of Key
West, getting through and around the treacherous
reefs and shoals that abound in the shallow waters
between Key West and Miami. Train passengers and
freight could now make connections in Key West with
ships going almost anywhere.
This 42" long model of the paddle steamship City of
Key West was commissioned in April, 2016.
Construction started in May and completed in September.
If you want a paddle steamer model, let us build one for
you today by clicking on the "COMMISSIONING" button on