Aerial of Riverfont Park

James Mckay, Sr.

McKay, Sr.

Few pioneers had so profound an impact on Tampa as did James McKay, Sr. and his family. James, Sr., came with wife, Matilda, from Scotland to the area in 1848. He operated commercial sailing and steam vessels, and was a blockade runner during the Civil War. McKay was also mayor of Tampa from February 1859 to February 1860.

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