Lost Chester River Steamboats:: From Chestertown to Baltimore (Paperback)

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In the golden age of the steamer, the rich bounty of the Eastern Shore was transported down the Chester River and across the Chesapeake Bay to the port of Baltimore. For over one hundred years, vessels like the Maryland, the Chester and the B.S. Ford traversed these winding waters laden with fruit, grains, crabs and oysters. For a dollar, passengers could enjoy the novelty of a ride and the slow panorama of the shoreline. Through freeze and fog, skilled captains plied the waterways until the last of the steamers--the Bay Belle--made its final passage in the 1950s. Author and historian Jack Shaum journeys back to the bygone days of the Chester River's steamboats.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781467117593
ISBN-10: 1467117595
Publisher: History Press
Publication Date: October 19th, 2015
Pages: 144
Language: English
Series: Transportation