|This portion of the Mitchell map depicts
the rest of Thompson's District Five. He and Gleason stopped in Tampa
and then, after a short stay, continued their journey by boat along the
Gulf Coast to the Manatee River, Ft. Myers, the Peace River, and Oyster
Bay. On the return voyage, they were forced to remain at Boca Nueva,
or Little Gasparilla, for several days due to "a violent tornado" (probably
a severe and unusual winter storm in the Gulf). Arriving back in
Tampa, they discovered that the storm had sunk the gunboat "Narcissus"
off Egmont Key with the loss of all hands.