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Steamboats on the Western Rivers by Louis C. Hunter

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Book Description

Definitive account covers every aspect of steamboat's development: its construction, equipment and operation; the organization and conduct of steamboat transportation as a business enterprise; the hazards and amenities of shipboard life; steamboat races on the Mississippi and Ohio rivers; collisions, explosions and fires; the rise of competition; the ultimate decline, and much more.

  • ISBN: 9780486157788 |
  • Publisher: Dover Publications |
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  • Language: English |
  • Format: Ebook