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

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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.
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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Transportation historian Cudahy (Under the Sidewalks of New York, Fordham Univ., 1995) adds another well-written volume on a vital chapter in the history of New York City. He tells six stories that feature the history of such vessels as those in the Circle Line; the superliner SS United States; New York harbor fireboats; the Iron Steamboat, which ran excursions to Coney Island; the steamboat Observation, which exploded and sank in 1932; and the 20th-century commercial cruise ships that operated between New York and Bermuda. With a wealth of information about the many ships that plied the waters of New York Harbor, including detailed chapter notes, Cudahy's work will be of most relevance to readers with an interest in transportation history; it should also appeal to visitors to the Big Apple. For public and academic libraries.Linda M. Kaufmann, Freel Lib., North Adams State Coll., Mass.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780823217618
  • Publisher: Fordham University Press
  • Publication date: 2/1/1997
  • Edition description: 2
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 269
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 5.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

BRIAN J. CUDAHY's books include Around Manhattan Island: And Other Maritime Tales ofNew York and A Century of Subways: Celebrating 100 Years of New York's Underground Railways (both Fordham). He lives in Bluffton, SC.

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Table of Contents

1 Around Manhattan Island: Circle Line's First Fifty Years 1
2 When the SS United States Won the North Atlantic Blue Riband 49
3 FDNY Fireboats 77
4 Down the Bay to Coney Island: The Iron Steamboat Company 121
5 Another Disaster at Hell Gate: The Loss of the Steamboat Observation 157
6 From Ambrose Light to Five Fathom Hole: New York to Bermuda by Sea 169
Appendices 225
Indices 257
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