Steamboat History - Text Archives
archives of publications and texts about paddlewheel steamboats
The story of the General Slocum Disaster in 1904 where over 1.000 people lost their lives on New York's East River.
Herman T. Pott National Inland Waterways Library at the University of Missouri, St. Louis, MO.
Murphy Library at the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, WI. Including the largest steamboat photo archive.
Collection of texts and excerpts of old newspapers covering the journey of the first steamboat on the Western Rivers.
North Carolina Business Hall of Fame, Lists of Merchant Steamboats in NC pre - 1860 and 1861 - 1900.
St. Louis Mercantile Library at the University of Missouri, St. Louis, MO.
In January 1842 writer Charles Dickens traveled to America using the steamer MESSENGER from Pittsburgh to Cincinnati.
historic newspaper articles about the rivers and steamboats
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