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7 edition of Steamboating on the upper Mississippi found in the catalog.

Steamboating on the upper Mississippi

by William John Petersen

  • 142 Want to read
  • 18 Currently reading

Published by Dover Publications in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Mississippi River,
  • Mississippi River.
    • Subjects:
    • River steamboats -- Mississippi River.,
    • Mississippi River -- History.,
    • Mississippi River -- Commerce.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementWilliam J. Petersen.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsF353 .P47 1995
      The Physical Object
      Pagination575 p. :
      Number of Pages575
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL797688M
      ISBN 100486288447
      LC Control Number95033669
      OCLC/WorldCa33131683

      Learn about steamboat related attractions all along the US inland rivers, from the Upper and Lower Mississippi all the way to the Columbia online Travel Guide is also available as printed book, “The Steamboat Traveller”, for your guidance when travelling. Model Building. STEAMBOATING IN THE UPPER MISSISSIPPI FUR TRADE 1 The fur-trader on the upper Mississippi created a lucra­ tive steamboat traffic. Supplies and equipment for traders and goods to be used in the Indian trade formed the prin­ cipal upstream cargo and large .

      Steamboats played a major role in the 19th-century development of the Mississippi River and its tributaries by allowing the practical large-scale transport of passengers and freight both up- and down-river. Using steam power, riverboats were developed during that time which could navigate in shallow waters as well as upriver against strong currents.. After the development of railroads. Narrative of an expedition through the upper Mississippi to Itasca Lake, the actual source of this This is an account by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft () of his discovery of the Mississippi River's source, Lake Itasca, in Schoolcraft was an Indian agent for the region, and he assembled.

      Get this from a library! Genesis of steamboating on western rivers: with a register of officers on the upper Mississippi, [George Byron Merrick; William R Tibbals]. Small, light, draft craft plied the Upper Mississippi for hundreds of years prior to the arrival of steamboating in the early nineteenth century. Native American cultures who had settled along the Mississippi as early as A.D. utilized boats that were adaptable to the river's shallow depth and variable conditions.


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