The Mississippi Steamboat Era In Historic Photographs

Author: Joan W. Gandy
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 048614206X
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DIV170 rare and valuable photographs of Mississippi River and its vessels: major steamboats, luxurious interiors, passenger portraits, cargoes, mail boats, capsized ships, much more. Informative text. /div

Historic Photos Of Steamboats On The Mississippi

Author: Dean M. Shapiro
Publisher: Historic Photos
ISBN: 9781596525429
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From the earliest rudimentary conveyances to the floating palaces of the present day, a period of 200 years, steamboats have carved out a very special place in American history, especially along the Mississippi River and its tributaries, where they brought passengers, cargo, mail, entertainment, and news--both good and bad--to the settlements of a still-developing nation. With paddle-wheels churning, tall smokestacks billowing, calliopes singing, and steam whistles sounding, the steamboats of the Mighty Mississippi proudly ruled the river. Some offered all the comforts of home (and more); others did the work for the industries that transformed the United States into the industrial giant it became. They carried presidents and kings, socialites and commoners, cotton and coal, lumber and steel. They enabled some of our nation's major cities to grow and flourish. Told through historic photographs in these pages, the story of steamboats that plied the Mississippi and the glorious era they symbolized is vividly captured and enshrined for generations to come.

Old Times On The Upper Mississippi

Author: George Byron Merrick
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3954274515
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What was life like on the Mississippi in the good old days? What were the challenges? How was navigation done? Which ships were on the river? These questions and many more are answered by the recollecions of a famous steam boat pilot, George Merrick. This book was first published in 1909.

Way S Packet Directory 1848 1994

Author: Frederick Way
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780821411063
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The first Mississippi steamboat was a packet, the New Orleans, a side-wheeler built at Pittsburgh in 1811, designed for the New Orleans-Natchez trade. Packets dominated during the first forty years of steam providing the quickest passenger transportation throughout mid-continent America. The packets remained fairly numerous even into the first two decades of the twentieth century when old age or calamity overtook them. By the 1930s the flock was severely depleted, and today the packet is extinct. Containing almost 6,000 entries, the directory includes a majority of combination passenger and freight steamers, but includes in a broader sense all types of passenger carriers propelled by steam that plied the waters of the Mississippi System. Each entry describes its steamboat by rig, class, engines, boilers, the shipyard where and when built, along with tidbits of historical interest on its use, demise, and/or conversion. Also included are today's steam-powered river passenger carriers, the excursion boats Belle of Louisville, Natchez, and Julia Belle Swain, and the two tourist steamers, Mississippi Queen and Delta Queen.

Children Of The Past In Photographic Portraits

Author: Alison Mager
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486236971
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Capture a glimpse of yesteryear with these 165 studio photos of American and European children from the 1860s to the 1920s.

Nassau County Long Island In Early Photographs 1869 1940

Author: Bette S. Weidman
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486241364
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175 vintage photos recall aspects of life on Long Island from post-Civil War to modern era. Village life, agriculture, local industries, celebrities, early aviation and movie industries, fabulous estates, beaches, much more. Unique document of early Nassau and pioneer photography. Full informative captions. Introduction. Indices.

Steamboats On The Western Rivers

Author: Louis C. Hunter
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486157784
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Richly detailed definitive account covers every aspect of steamboat's development — from construction, equipment, and operation to races, collisions, rise of competition, and ultimate decline of steamboat transportation.

Picture History Of British Ocean Liners 1900 To The Present

Author: William H. Miller
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486415321
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This fascinating text-and-picture tribute documents both interiors and exteriors of majestic British ships such as the Viceroy of India, the Orion, Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth, Windsor Castle, Pacific Princess, Royal Princess, Crown Princess, and Aurora. Over 200 rare black-and-white illustrations provide views of the ships at sea and in port.

True Tales Of The South At War

Author: Clarence Poe
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 048613931X
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DIVTreasury of reminiscences includes battlefield correspondence, diary entries, journals kept on the homefront, stories told to children and grandchildren, more. Intimate, compelling record. /div

Steamboats

Author: Sara Wright
Publisher: Shire Publications
ISBN: 9780747811411
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Paddlewheel riverboat, showboat, sternwheeler, steamboat: call it what you will, but the steamboat revolutionized travel in the 1800s, an era in which young boys dreamed of becoming river pilots and Mark Twain forever memorialized the "Delta Queens" that travelled up and down the Mississippi River. Steamboat enthusiast Sara Wright provides a background into the historical events that made the era perfectly ripe for the development of the steamboat industry in America in this colorful history. Steamboats will look at the people who played key roles in the development of the steam engine and paddle boats, including the important part played by the many African Americans who worked the river. Wright also examines the technology of these floating mansions, from firebaskets and cannons, to radars and whistles, to steam pressure gauges and other innovations.