In the middle of the seal is a steamship called the Mascotte. It carried cigars, soldiers, you name it, between Tampa, Key West, and Havana for decades. The Mascotte was put on Tampa's seal to honor the guy who owned the Mascotte, Henry Plant. It was his trains, hotels, and steamships that took Tampa from a dusty village to a serious city more than 120 years ago. But -- this is awkward -- the Mascotte, the ship that is the centerpiece of the whole seal -- is wrong. The Mascotte's flowing sails and tall masts sure look snazzy on the seal, but they do not belong. In City Hall, there's a mockup of the real Mascotte. It's a steamship, not a sailing ship, so it has a smokestack, but no sails.