Steamboat Montana and the Opening of the West: History, Excavation, and Architecture / Edition 1by ANNALIES CORBIN, BRADLEY A. RODGERS
Pub. Date: 08/03/2008
Publisher: University Press of Florida
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The Montana was a shining example of modern design and technological sophistication when it made its maiden voyage in 1879. But it is remembered for its ironic end: only five years after it was launched, the Montana struck a railroad bridge near Bridgeton, Missouri, and sank.
One of the largest stern-wheel vessels ever to navigate a western river, the Montana was built to compete with railroads. The recent archaeological excavation of its wreckage, combined with a wealth of written and visual material documenting its construction and use, offers fascinating insights into a little-known aspect of Western expansion.
- University Press of Florida
- Publication date:
- New Perspectives on Maritime History and Nautical Archaeology Series
- Edition description:
- Product dimensions:
- 6.10(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)
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