Wild River Wooden Boats by Michael Gilespie
A Lively History of Steamboating... with a delightful and informative anthology of accounts from steamboat passengers, crews and journalists of the 19th century. Personal accounts of all aspects of steamboat travel from the development and construction of vessels, to steamboat races, accidents and the pleasures of Missouri River travel. Witty and well written, with meaningful editorial commentary!
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