The Minorcan Princess

A St. Augustine Story

by Robert Phillip Jones

 

Book Details

Ever wondered how the seafood you love actually gets to your plate?

The shrimping, boat-building, and seafood harvesting industry in St. Augustine, Florida, goes back centuries. Millions of visitors to the nation’s oldest permanently settled city love fresh Florida seafood, especially the succulent shrimp reaped by local commercial fishermen.

St. Augustine has been multicultural since 1565 and became more so when the Minorcans fled the indigo plantations in New Smyrna and walked to St. Augustine in 1777. These Minorcans—Italian shrimping pioneers and Greek boat builders—are still an important segment of the St. Augustine culture. The Minorcan Princess tells their story—a story that will appeal to seafood lovers and history aficionados alike.

 

About the Author

Robert Phillip Jones

Robert Phillip Jones grew up on St. Augustine’s Vilano Beach and North City, Florida, and has maintained a close relationship with the rivers, creeks, and ocean since he was a teenager. Jones was the director of the Southeastern Fisheries Association for 55 years, an association dedicated to preserving the culture of the seafood industry and continuing to provide sustainable seafood on the tables of those who cannot harvest their own.

Also by Robert Phillip Jones

A Culture Worth Saving
Death at the Inlet
Minorcan Gumbo for the Soul
A Minorcan Family Heritage