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Way's Packet Directory, 1848-1994: Passenger Steamboats of the Mississippi River System Since the Advent of Photography in Mid-Continent America [Rev. Pbk. Ed]

By: compiled by Frederick Way, Jr.; [With A New foreword by J.W. Rutter].

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Ohio University Press: 1994, c1983

Seller ID: 411063


The first Mississippi steamboat was a packet, the "New Orleans," a sidewheeler 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... View more info

Grand Excursions On the Upper Mississippi River: Places, Landscapes, and Regional Identity After 1854

By: edited by Curtis C. Roseman and Elizabeth Mercer Roseman.

Price: $19.95

Publisher: University of Iowa Press: [2004]

Seller ID: 458855


In June 1854 the Grand Excursion celebrated in festive style the completion of the Chicago and Rock Island Railroad to the Mississippi River. Hundreds of dignitaries including newspaper editors and other journalists; politicians; academics, writers and artists; business and industry leaders; and railroad officials were among those who traveled by rail from Chicago to Rock Island, Illinois, then by steamboat to St. Paul in Minnesota Territory. The travelers were shown a r... View more info

Oars, Sails, and Steam: A Picture Book of Ships

By: Edwin Tunis

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press: 2002

Seller ID: 869323


The evolution of shipbuilding reflects the growth of civilization, and in Oars, Sails and Steam, Edwin Tunis has produced a beautifully illustrated and skillfully written history of water transport from the dugout to the aircraft carrier. He presents the most interesting and important types of boats and ships in chronological order, revealing each advance that made navigation easier, faster, and more efficient. Every page in this delightful book becomes a new adventure i... View more info

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Floating on the Missouri

By: James Willard Schultz

Price: $19.95

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press: 1989

Seller ID: 121645


Reviews"Schultz’s words quicken our understanding of life on the Northern Plains in the late 19th century while offering colorful accounts of camping and floating on a section of the Missouri."--Library Journal "Floating on the Missouri is a fine book. It reflects the history, legends, and we might say the personality of a segment of a great river--the Missouri. Fortunately a large part of Apikuni’s experience can still be enjoy... View more info

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Steamboats on the Western Rivers: An Economic and Technological History

By: Louis C. Hunter

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Dover Publications:

Seller ID: 278638


Richly detailed, definitive account covers every aspect of steamboat's development: its construction, equipment and operation; the organization and conduct of steamboat transportation as a business enterprise; the hazards and amenities of shipboard life; steamboat races on the Mississippi and Ohio rivers; collisions, explosions and fires; the rise of competition, the ultimate decline of steamboat transportation, and much more. Includes many contemporary accounts of steam... View more info

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Life on the Mississippi

By: Mark Twain

Price: $2.50

Publisher: Dover Publications:

Seller ID: 414264


The popular 19th-century humorist offers lively recollections ranging from his salad days as a novice steamboat pilot on one of the world's greatest rivers to views from the passenger deck in the twilight of the river culture's heyday. Engrossing and entertaining anecdotes by a peerless storyteller from a now-finished chapter of American history. View more info

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Stanton's American Steam Vessels: The Classic Illustrations

By: Samuel Ward Stanton

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Dover Publications:

Seller ID: 423301


Originally published in 1895, this comprehensive volume includes accurate illustrations and descriptions of all types of American steam vessels--from Robert Fulton's Clermont, the world's first successful steamboat, to the transatlantic passenger steamship St. Louis, built in 1895. Expertly rendered by Samuel Ward Stanton--based on early prints, lithographs, drawings and plans, sketches, and other reliable sources--the drawings depict over 250 ships, including steamships... View more info

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The Mississippi

By: Theodor Geus

Price: $24.00

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky: 1989

Seller ID: 117135


Originally $60. Reviews"Will delight the history buff, riverboat enthusiast, naturalist and dedicated river watcher."—Chattanooga Times View more info

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Steamboating on the Upper Mississippi

By: William J. Petersen

Price: $15.95

Publisher: Dover Publications:

Seller ID: 288447


Massive, richly documented history of Mississippi steamboating from voyage of the Virginia in 1823 to about 1870. Experiments of Robert Fulton, steamboats as cargo carriers, steamboats in Indian affairs, during the Civil War, much more. Over 130 illustrations, including numerous rare 19th-century photographs and engravings, maps and other documentation. Introduction. Notes and References. View more info