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Steamboats on the Western Rivers: An Economic and Technological History

By: Louis C. Hunter

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Dover Publications:

Seller ID: 278638

ISBN: 0486278638

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


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.704 pages, 5 1/4 x 8, paperback, Dover Publications View more info