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This reproduction was printed from a digital file created at the Library of Congress as part of an extensive scanning effort started with a generous donation from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.The Library is pleased to offer much of its public domain holdings free of charge online and at a modest price in this printed format.Seeing these older volumes from our collections rediscovered by new generations of readers renews our own passion for books and scholarship.

Publisher James T. Lloyd's book was the first general reference available on the subject of American riverboats. Published in 1856, few histories on steamboating were as deep and as broad as Lloyd's book. By his own admission, Lloyd's work was the first to detail the "full accounts of all the steamboat dissters since the first application of steam down to the present date (1856)." --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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  • By Kindle Customer on June 24, 2015

    There is an small error in this book in the part about the Steamboat Caroline. The pilot of the Caroline was John Trice, not John Price. He was considered a hero for saving some of the passengers by remaining at his post and placing the Caroline in the only spot where some of the passengers could survive. Ten feet either way would have made a huge difference in the number of lives lost. He is buried at Elmwood Cemetery at Memphis. There was a long article about the Caroline in the Memphis newspaper on March 15, 1854. The remains of one of my ancestors was also on the Caroline and was being brought home by his son, John R. Weaver, who was a survivor.

  • By Steve Nixon on August 6, 2016

    Great but the way it is copied makes for a lot of misprints and incoherent sentences. Charts and maps are great though!

  • By Somerset on November 11, 2017

    All of the images are missing and the text was obviously not edited at all after it was run through the Optical Character Reader (OCR) software.

  • By richard salyer on January 5, 2012

    Fantastic documentation on subject. Great for research on historic documents and artifacts. Very well reproduced and easily read. Thank you for offering it for sale.

  • By Nori Muster on July 10, 2000

    The best part of American history, as far as I'm concerned, is the history of paddlewheel steamboats. We knew that many of them sunk, but this book tells you HOW they sunk, and where. If you're a steamboat lover, this book will fill in the gaps for you. It has about 100 illustrations of steamboat disasters and maps, an index of boats, and an informative introduction to the new edition. Highly recommended supplement to the steamboat bible: Fred Way's Packet Directory.


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