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Hudson River Steamboat Catastrophes - a book by Allison, J. Thomas

Hudson River Steamboat Catastrophes

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Hudson River Steamboat Catastrophes( )
Author: Allison, J. Thomas
Series title:Disaster Ser.
Publication Date:Sep 2013
Publisher:Arcadia Publishing
Imprint:History Press, The
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $9.99
Book Description:

Beginning in the mid-1800s, steamboats carried people between New York City and the Albany area on the Hudson River. Romantic images lull us into believing it was a quiet means of travel, but a crowded river, faulty equipment and the bravado of the captains resulted in at least one major catastrophe every year. Night boats collided and sank, carelessness caused boiler explosions, races put passengers at risk and fires would quickly swallow the wooden vessels. The grand "Empire of Troy...
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