Around Manhattan Island and Other Tales of Maritime NY / Edition 2

Around Manhattan Island and Other Tales of Maritime NY / Edition 2

by Brian Cudahy
     
 

ISBN-10: 0823217612

ISBN-13: 9780823217618

Pub. Date: 02/01/1997

Publisher: Fordham University Press

The port of New York, Manhattan Harbor, is always bustling; any resident of or visitor to New York is quick to recognize the integral part the port plays in the life of the city, but the vessels that keep it alive are rarely focused on. In these six stories, Brian Cudahy provides us with a unique and wonderful tour of the port of New York through the 20th century.

…  See more details below

Overview

The port of New York, Manhattan Harbor, is always bustling; any resident of or visitor to New York is quick to recognize the integral part the port plays in the life of the city, but the vessels that keep it alive are rarely focused on. In these six stories, Brian Cudahy provides us with a unique and wonderful tour of the port of New York through the 20th century. From the Iron Steamboat Company to the Norwiegan Cruise lines, Around Manhattan Island is a treasure for all with an interest in maritime history, and for all who love New York.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780823217618
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
Publication date:
02/01/1997
Edition description:
2
Pages:
269
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1Around Manhattan Island: Circle Line's First Fifty Years1
2When the SS United States Won the North Atlantic Blue Riband49
3FDNY Fireboats77
4Down the Bay to Coney Island: The Iron Steamboat Company121
5Another Disaster at Hell Gate: The Loss of the Steamboat Observation157
6From Ambrose Light to Five Fathom Hole: New York to Bermuda by Sea169
Appendices225
Indices257

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >