Chesapeake Steamboats: Vanished Fleet

Chesapeake Steamboats: Vanished Fleet

by David C. Holly

Hardcover(1st ed)

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Chesapeake Steamboats: Vanished Fleet by David C. Holly

In eight engaging chapters, this book portrays the steamboat era (1813-1963) on the Chesapeake, which matched in glamour and excitement the steamboats' history on the Mississippi. The book begins with the building of the first steamboat on the Bay in the shadow of bitter struggle among Stevens, Livingston, Fulton, Latrobe, and others, over monopoly on the Delaware and the Chesapeake. It continues with stories of the genius of early engine builders, the legends arising from dramatic steamboat disasters, spirited adventures of the Civil War, the excitement of steamboat excursions and resorts, the personalities of many steamboats and their masters, the railroad's near achievement of monopoly on the Bay, and the denouement when trucks and automobiles eclipsed the role of the steamboat.

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ISBN-13: 9780870334559
Publisher: Cornell Maritime Press, Inc.
Publication date: 09/01/1994
Edition description: 1st ed
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.31(h) x 1.06(d)

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