Steamboats on the Western Rivers: An Economic and Technological History

By: Louis C. Hunter

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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.

Title: Steamboats on the Western Rivers: An Economic and Technological History

Author: Louis C. Hunter

Illustrator: Reg. Price: $24.95

Categories: Boats & Ships,

Publisher: Dover Publications:

ISBN Number: 0486278638

ISBN Number 13: 9780486278636

Binding: paperback

Book Details: 704 pages, 5 1/4 x 8, paperback, Dover Publications

Seller ID: 278638

Description: Richly detailed, 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 of steamboat transportation, and much more. Includes many contemporary accounts of steamboat travel.