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The great nightboat ST. JOHN c.1864 -The Model/ Rex Stewart

Posted 11-28-2011 at 01:46 PM by Rex Stewart
The massive and beautiful ST. JOHN was the People's Line response to the Hudson River's ever-increasing traffic of the 1860s. The United States was at war with itself; but inspite of the country's civil unrest, citizens and foreign visitors continued to travel the picturesque river to enjoy those regions north of the capital city, Albany, New York.

To accommodate these visitors and get them to these northern points, re: Saratoga, Lake George, Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks, ST.JOHN set the course in both design and fashion for nightboats in 1863 -as the name "floating palace" became the new meaning for this legendary steamboat.

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