Way's Steam Towboat Directory

Way's Steam Towboat Directory

by Frederick Way, Jr.
     
 

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After the initial release in 1983 of Way’s Packet Directory, 1848-1983, the demand was enormous for a similar treatment of the steam towboats that once populated the Mississippi River System. Captain Frederick Way, Jr., aided by Joseph W. Rutter, gathered together this wealth of information concerning steamboats that shoved river barges laden with coal,

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After the initial release in 1983 of Way’s Packet Directory, 1848-1983, the demand was enormous for a similar treatment of the steam towboats that once populated the Mississippi River System. Captain Frederick Way, Jr., aided by Joseph W. Rutter, gathered together this wealth of information concerning steamboats that shoved river barges laden with coal, petroleum products, chemicals, sand, gravel, and similar bulk commodities from the headwaters of the Ohio River to the jetties of the Mississippi.

The steam towboats that performed these services have completely disappeared from the scene, their places having been taken by hundreds of modern diesel-propeller towboats, but this thorough and remarkable reference guide helps preserve their history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780821420751
Publisher:
Ohio University Press
Publication date:
06/11/2013
Edition description:
1
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
1,457,094
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.00(d)

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