The Steamboat Era

Author: S.L. Kotar
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 0786456973
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The steamboat evokes images of leisurely travel, genteel gambling, and lively commerce, but behind the romanticized view is an engineering marvel that led the way for the steam locomotive. From the steamboat's development by Robert Fulton to the dawn of the Civil War, the new mode of transportation opened up America's frontiers and created new trade routes and economic centers. Firsthand accounts of steamboat accidents, races, business records and river improvements are collected here to reveal the culture and economy of the early to mid-1800s, as well as the daily routines of crew and passengers. A glossary of steamboat terms and a collection of contemporary accounts of accidents round out this history of the riverboat era.
The Steamboat Era
Language: en
Pages: 307
Authors: S.L. Kotar, J.E. Gessler
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-12-21 - Publisher: McFarland

The steamboat evokes images of leisurely travel, genteel gambling, and lively commerce, but behind the romanticized view is an engineering marvel that led the way for the steam locomotive. From the steamboat's development by Robert Fulton to the dawn of the Civil War, the new mode of transportation opened up
The Steamboat Era in the Muskokas
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Richard Tatley
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1983-01-01 - Publisher:

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Memories of Steamboats
Language: en
Pages: 64
Authors: Mary Helen Butler-Clark, Elaine Rhodes, PCR Publications
Categories: River steamers
Type: BOOK - Published: 1991 - Publisher:

Books about Memories of Steamboats
The Steamboat Era in the Muskokas: To the golden years
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Richard Tatley
Categories: Transportation
Type: BOOK - Published: 1995-01-01 - Publisher: Erin, Ont. : Boston Mills Press

The rise and fall of steamboats in the Muskokas.
The Steamboat Era in the Muskokas: The golden years to present
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Richard Tatley
Categories: Transportation
Type: BOOK - Published: 1983 - Publisher: Erin, Ont. : Boston Mills Press

This excellent two-volume set by noted historian Richard Tatley won the American Association for State and Local History Best Regional Book Award. In Muskoka, these books are the steamboat bibles. A must for any collector.